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    FAQ by Evil Dead King

    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 06/05/02 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    VERSION 1.0
    (C) David Ashton (librestar@yahoo.co.uk)
    1. Copyright and stuff
    2. Review
    3. Versions
    4. Character Guide
    5. Walkthrough
    6. FAQ
    7. Records
    8. Unlockables
    9. Contact Me
    This guide was made by and is property of David
    Ashton. This guide is currently found on:
    # GameFAQS (www.gamefaqs.com)
    and cannot be found anywhere else without my
    permission. You are not to change this guide and make
    it as your own or take claim for this guide in anyway
    at all. If you want to reproduce this guide onto your
    site then please e-mail me (librestar@yahoo.co.uk) and
    I am sure we can come to some agreement. I will add
    your site to the list if we arrange something and you
    will get credit for spreading the love. It's the going
    behind people's backs that I don't like.
    This game was a game that was to catch buyers into
    buying it, after watching Salt Lake. True, it didn't
    sell as well as the official game, Salt Lake 2002, but
    the game is a whole lot more rewarding. As well as the
    game having 10 events to Salt Lake's 6, the whole
    premise of the game wipes Salt Lake off the ice.
    If you stare at the graphics of ESPN you could well be
    watching the real - dull and white - thing. The
    graphics rock and this adds to the realism. The faces
    on the people actually look like real people unlike
    Salt Lake. Also on ESPN you take roles of different
    people eg. 'Bridget Rance' instead of 'that girl from
    Great Britain who you obscurely gave your own
    initials.' Each character has strong points and weak
    points so when you complete an event and think that
    you have mastered the alpine slalom, you can try to do
    the events with the people that are crap at the event.
    This just adds to the longetivity of the game as
    beating events with characters that are poor at the
    event just adds up as an extra challenge.
    But the events aren't simple. Some are relatively easy
    to complete like the Downhill whilst others like the
    Figure Skating and Freestyle Moguls you have to get
    inch perfect runs to stand a chance of gold. Other
    events have been reduced to a curious stabbing of
    buttons, which is ESPN's downfall. The snowboarding
    has been reduced to benami-esque button taps, which
    not without fun, feels nothing like snowboarding. The
    same can be said about moguls which has been reduced
    to a curious frenzy of tapping L1 and R1 buttons
    simultaneously and winding the analogue sticks round
    and round.
    Then there's the two-player. There's nothing more
    rewarding / frustrating than winning / losing to your
    best mate in a bobsleigh match to the death. The fact
    of the matter is, if you're going to buy a winter
    sports sim, choose this over Salt Lake. It's more fun,
    more playable, more longetivity and even though it's
    more arcadey than it's wet and windy counterpart more
    realistic. It's a fantastic compilation of benami,
    button-bashing, steering and other stuff. It will take
    you an age to complete all the events and get gold on
    all of them, especially on Moguls and Curling (I've
    been trying for too long and I still can't get them)
    and it's two player rewards like any other. It's a
    great sports sim. Have fun!
    1.0 = finished guide.
    ESPN:He's the strongest of the atheletes, but he
    performs poorly in events that require quickness and
    Me:I prefer Klaus Gross to him. Even though they have
    the same stats they are different. Martin Baker isn't
    particularly good at anything.
    What I use him for:Nothing.
    ESPN:Don't let his looks fool you: he's an extremely
    powerful athelete unparalleled in bobsleigh and alpine
    Me:Klaus Gross in unrivalled in the bobsleigh (even
    though my record is with Heinz Stranzl my average with
    Klaus is always better) and he is good at skiing and
    other stuff. One cool guy!
    What I use him for:Bobsleigh.
    ESPN:Possessing speed, power and quickness, he has
    what it takes to win the alpine events. He is skilled
    enough to go toe-to-toe with Austrian atheletes.
    Me:Jules is great at all the ones that require speed
    but someone always beats him, eg. Heinz Stranzl in the
    alpine. A fantastic competitor nevertheless.
    What I use him for:Nothing.
    ESPN:A good all-around athelete, he has balanced but
    high overall stats.
    Me:Stay clear!
    What I use him for:Nothing.
    ESPN:Hailing from a nation than consistently wins in
    the winter games, he combines speed power and
    quickness. He is extremely good in alpine events.
    Me:He is my favourite character. Great and alpine and
    bobsleigh, he's the best male, definately.
    What I use him for:Downhill, Slalom and Speed Skating.
    ESPN:An athelete with an extremely good technique. He
    has his own special techniques for the halfpipe and
    other events, and is a league above the competition.
    Me:Good at jumping and tricks, whatever it is.
    What I use him for:Half pipe, K90 and K120.
    ESPN:An athelete with extremely refined techniques.
    His fortes are ski jumping and the mogul.
    Me:Very similar to Rick.
    What I use him for:Moguls
    ESPN:A well-balanced athelete who tough to beat in any
    Me:Similar to Filippo. I don't like these 'utility'
    What I use him for:Nothing.
    ESPN:She's a powerful athelete who is highly talented.
    Me:She's powerful, and good at speed events.
    What I use her for:Nothing.
    ESPN:She is the fastest of the female atheletes, and
    also boasts great power. She is strong in alpine
    Me:Too true. She and Sally Evans are top dogs for
    alpine, bobsleigh, speed skating and others.
    What I use her for:Nothing.
    ESPN:Pretty much good in everything, she is a very
    balanced athelete.
    Me:Another'utility' girl. I use her for the figure
    skating because she looks good but she wouldn't be my
    choice in the competition.
    What I use her for:Nothing.
    ESPN:She is known to out-power even the male atheletes
    with her dynamic techniques.
    Me:Another strong girl. I don't use her much though.
    What I use her for:Nothing.
    ESPN:Very balanced, she is a good all-around athelete.
    Me: Grrr.
    What I use her for:Nothing.
    ESPN:She is the queen of the skating events. In terms
    of technique, she is the best among the female
    atheletes. Her speciality is figure skating.
    Me:The best at figure skating, bar none. I don't use
    her for anything else though.
    What I use her for:Figure Skating.
    ESPN:Although short in stature she has good speed and
    power. She shines in downhill events, where she is in
    the top class in terms of speed.
    Me:My favourite girl athelete. Very strong in the
    alpine, bobsleigh, speed skating. Great athelete.
    What I use her for:Downhill, Slalom, Bobsleigh and
    Figure Skating.
    ESPN:She has good technique, often better than her
    male counterparts.
    Me: The only one to rival Karen in the figure skating,
    also the best at the half-pipe and moguls.
    What I use her for:Half-pipe and Moguls.
    This is to help you get asll the gold medals. This is
    only a guide, you don't have to select who I
    reccomend, it's only my viewpoint. Have fun!
    Male:Heinz Stranzl (AUS)
    Female:Sally Evans (CAN)
    Tip: An easy one as long as you don't try the weaker
    players. Try the course out and work out where to go.
    You will get disqualified a few times first but once
    you've mastered the course it's a doddle.
    Male:Heinz Stranzl (AUS)
    Female:Sally Evans (CAN)
    Tip:It is very tricky to complete the course, and the
    second run through the course is reversed. Just use
    the sharp turn (square by default) and don't crouch
    for most of the run through. When you've mastered the
    tricky art of tight turning you'll do it as long as
    you don't hit a flag and go flying.
    Male:Ric Gordon (USA)
    Tip:When selecting wind try to get it as close to the
    middle of the white strip as possible. Hold one
    anologue stick down and press the other down when it
    reaches the middle. Hold them down the run-way and
    pull them up when you reach the end, good timing is
    essential. You will then see a gauge. Try to get the
    green bar on line with the yellow line as much as
    possible (this'll get you further) and press L1 when
    the two bars are the same to get a good landing. You
    have to beat 187.0pts over two jumps. Not too hard.
    Male:Ric Gordon (USA)
    Tip:When selecting wind try to get it as close to the
    middle of the white strip as possible. Then start
    tapping. See the FAQ for a good way to tap. Press L1
    to take off at the end of the run way and continue to
    tap whilst the skiier is in the air. Press L1 to land.
    The key here is a good take-off and a good landing
    provided you tap fast.
    Male:Eddie Bishop (CAN)
    Female:Miyuki Aikawa (JPN)
    Tip: Tap as close to the end of the bar as possible
    and then pull tricks with the anologue sticks over
    jumps (press triangle button for trick list). This is
    the trickiest event to get gold in and there is no set
    way of going about it. Just get the best runs you can,
    persevere all you can and you'll (eventually) get it.
    Male:Ric Gordon (USA)
    Female:Miyuki Aikawa (JPN)
    Tip:You have to press either o, x, squ or tri in the
    section that flashes. Each section/button pressed
    combo makes different tricks. Work out which opnes
    score highest and remember never to repeat tricks.
    When you press your button in the right section you'll
    have to press either up, down, left or right in a
    combo. Key it in correctly to complete your trick. To
    get gold you must have that perfect run, never
    repeating a trick, always in right zone, never missing
    a trick etc. The best way to not repeat a trick is the
    start or x say and go clockwise around to squ, then
    tri, then o and back around. As long as you stop it in
    the correct section you can bet you haven't repeated a
    trick. Whatever you do, (it may seem like the sensible
    thing) but never skip out sections and land the bar in
    D all the time. You lose mega points! It'll come...
    Male:Heinz Stranzl (AUS)
    Female:Sally Evans (CAN)
    Tip:When he shouts go start tapping. Go to the FAQ for
    a great way to tap. When the radar glints yellow
    (going round a corner) stop tapping for a second and
    then start again. Every time it goes yellow slow down
    to prevent from slipping. As long as you can tap fast
    you should be able to do it.
    Male:Klaus Gross (GER)
    Female:Sally Evans (CAN)
    Tip: Tap to get power up, and make sure ride is full
    too. Then press L1. Do this for all four people. For a
    great wap to tap see my FAQ. Steer it down the course
    without touching the walls. A lot of time is made and
    lost in the tunnel. If you don't touch all the way
    down the course and you have a reasonably good start
    then you should do it.
    Female:Karen Turner (USA)
    Tip: Pick 'bomber night' dance and dance without
    missing one, it's essential. The chorus buttons, as
    long as you use Karen or Miyuki are o, tri, squ, x, x,
    tri, tri, tri in order. As long as you keep your combo
    all the way through you should do it.
    Male:Doesn't matter
    Female:Dosen't matter
    Tip:I haven't found out an advantage with characters
    here. All I know is the first team you play, they play
    conservative, the second team play aggresive and the
    third team a mixture of both. For the second one you
    have to make his strength, his weakness and trip over
    his own feet by driving out his own out of the house
    or something like that. The team you play in the final
    is tricky. You'll have to struggle that out yourself.
    It's a tricky event, keep trying and it'll come to
    Q. How does that code thing work?
    A. When you finish championship mode, men or womens,
    you get a code. Go and post that at
    http://www.konamijpn.com and it'll     give you a
    ranking of where you are in the world.
    Q. On the ski jumps how does the wind meter work?
    A. The nearer to the white stripe you get it the
    further you fly.
    Q. How can you tap fast?
    A. Try cloaking your thumb under a t-shirt and then
    scrub up and down between o and x. It lessens the
    friction between your    thumb and the pad so you can
    tap faster and get better results.
    Q. I can't get gold on moguls and curling. How do I do
    A. Perseverence is the key.
    Q. What is there to unlock on this game.
    A. See section 8, Unlockables.
    If you have a record that beats mine on this list
    e-mail me (librestar@yahoo.co.uk) and I'll do my best
    to get it on.
    Mens: 1.46.96 heinz stranzl (aus)
    Womens: 1.49.88 sally evans (can)
    Mens: 1.03.53 jules belmondo (fra)
    Womens: 1.05.22 isabella rivera (ita)
    Mens: 206.0 ric gordon (usa)
    Mens: 289.5 ric gordon (usa)
    Mens: 7212 eddie bishop (can)
    Womens: 6125 miyuki aikawa (jap)
    Mens: 5940 ric gordon (usa)
    Womens: 5600 miyuki aikawa (jap)
    Mens: 34.22 klaus gross (ger)
    Womens: 36.67 sally evans (can)
    Mens: 1.09.32 heinz stranzl (aus)
    Womens: 1.10.38 sally evans (can)
    Womens: 5114 karen turner (usa)
    You can unlock these costumes when you do different
    cahllenges in the game.
    Bear -  win in mens championship.
    Penguin - win in womens championship.
    Robot - get all golds in mens and womens events.
    Thanks for reading my guide and I hoped it helped you
    get those medal that you were chasing. If you want to
    e-mail me about anything about the guide,
    improvements, or the records feel free to e-mail
    Thank you! Goodnight!