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    ESPN International Winter Sports 2002 FAQ
    By Alexander Slutsker
      (AKA Sasha Slutsker)
    Version 1.3
    Last Updated: 11/3/02
    Send Questions and Comments to: 
    Table of Contents:
    I. Introduction
    II. Version History
    III. Speed Skating
    IV. Figure Skating
    V. Curling
    VI. Half Pipe Snowboarding
    VII. Moguls
    VIII. Ski Jumping (K90)
    IX. Ski Jumping (K120)
    X. Skiing - Downhill
    XI. Skiing - Slalom
    XII. Bobsleigh
    XIII. Characters
    XIV. Secrets
    XV. FAQ
    XVI. Credits
    XVII. Legal Info
    ////    I. Introduction                           \\\\\\
    Personally, I find this game... okay. It is very standard and doesn't 
    offer much new things. Most of the events are very simple and 
    repetitive. Why an FAQ for the game? To help people who are stuck in 
    the game. This FAQ's sole purpose is to allow those people who are not 
    doing so well, to get that gold medal that's been taunting them for so 
    long. So, here it goes!
    ////    II. Version History                       \\\\\\
    Version 1.3 (?? KB) 11/3/02
    It was incomplete again! I added some information to a few sections and 
    I hope it is a full circle.
    Version 1.2 (14 KB) 11/2/02
    I guess it was an empty circle because I had no characters section. I 
    hope it's a full circle now! (17 Sections)
    Version 1.1 (12 KB) 10/27/02
    Added "FAQ" and "Secrets." Fixed a couple errors. (16 Sections)
    Version 1.00 (11 KB) 10/26/02
    Started FAQ (14 Sections)
    ////    III. Speed Skating                        \\\\\\
    This is incredibly easy if you have fast hands. Yes, I hate events like 
    this too, but how else could they simulate Speed Skating? Basically, 
    all you have to do is hit two buttons very fast. Which buttons? The 
    usual X and O buttons will do. At the beginning, make sure not to make 
    a false start and start hitting as soon as the "Start" is signaled. 
    Press O and X really fast and you'll get to a curve. Slow down here. 
    Start pressing just a little bit slower. (But not much.) As soon as 
    your done, go all out all over again. Go around another turn and your 
    there! Hopefully, you'll have a gold.
    A fast way to tap is: 
    [            ]
    [  O         ]
    [            ]
    [      X     ]
    The drawing is awful, but you should get the point. Put one hand on A 
    and one hand on B and then start pressing O and X as fast as you can. 
    This should work and make you much better at pressing quickly. (You can 
    use this technique on other button-mashing events.)
    ////    IV. Figure Skating                        \\\\\\
    This is a rather difficult event. Choose any one of the three events. 
    For beginners, choose the first one, as it is the easiest. The last one 
    is the hardest. It truly is for "experts only." Even if you choose the 
    first one, the event is very difficult. A bunch of buttons will be 
    coming at you on the side. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SKATER. Only look at the 
    buttons and press them correctly at the exact time. This s very 
    difficult. When you get to the combo, you'll have to press buttons, one 
    after another. Like "Triangle, Square, Triangle, Circle." These are the 
    same for every skater so try choosing one skater and learning her 
    combo. At the end, I truly hope you get a gold medal. (It is very 
    difficult, so a gold medal is an incredible accomplishment.)
    ////    V. Curling                                \\\\\\
    I bet you've never even heard of curling. Ever. Well, maybe you have. 
    However, you probably haven't. Why? Because you're probably an American 
    and Americans tend to not know much about this sport. Don't worry, I'm 
    also an American and until the Olympics in Salt Lake, I too did not 
    know ANYTHING about this sport. Well, you'll have to learn about the 
    sport to play it. (Sounds kind of obvious, doesn't it.)
    Curling is a sport played on the ice. You have to knock a round stone 
    and get it into the "house." You have sweepers who sweep the ice and 
    keep it moving. You can also knock others out of the house. A more 
    detailed explanation can be found here:
    Anyway, there are some thing to remember when you are playing Curling 
    in this game. First, you have to sweep the ball, but not too much. 
    There are three games and you'll notice that the last two are going to 
    try to knock you out a lot. Beware and try using strategies mentioned 
    in the site above. Once you beat all the teams, a Gold Medal is yours!
    ////    VI. Half-Pipe Snowboarding                \\\\\\
    This is a very easy event to learn - but it is a hard one to get a gold 
    medal in. You're on a snowboard and you are going on a half-pipe. You 
    move automatically and all you have to is go on the jumps. When you're 
    going up, everything will slow down. Press one of the four buttons when 
    the meter gets to a number. X4 will do something different than X3. Do 
    all the 4's and 3's for each button and NEVER REPEAT TRICKS. When you 
    have chosen a trick, push the buttons that appear PERFECTLY and you'll 
    get a gold medal at the end. Have fun!
    ////    VII. Moguls                                \\\\\
    Moguls are a very fun event. Yep, that's what they are. They are fun 
    and moderately difficult. There will be a little bar going from left to 
    right. When it gets to the left, press L. When it gets to the right, 
    press R. Timing is very important. When you get to the jumps, input one 
    of the many tricks to perform that trick. Then, land and start the L 
    and R thing all over again. When you get the end, hope for a gold 
    ////    VIII. Ski Jumping (K90)                    \\\\\
    This event is by far the best event of the bunch. It involves strategy, 
    no button mashing, and just a lot of fun. Hold both analog sticks down 
    to choose the wind speed. Try to make it so that there is no wind at 
    all. Then, keep both down as you are going down the runway. Push them 
    both up to lift off. Try to be exact and not too late or early.
    Now that you're in the air, you have to gently push down so that you 
    keep up with the bars. Then, press L1 to land. Timing is very important 
    in this. Do it well and a Gold medal is yours! (Congratulations on that 
    medal, by the way.)
    ////    IX. Ski Jumping (K120)                     \\\\\
    This event sucks. Especially when you compare it to K90. I mean, it is 
    basically just button mashing the whole way through. TOP start, select 
    the wind speed the same way you did for K90. (Except that you need to 
    use the X button.) Then, press O and X quickly (check speed skating for 
    a good technique.) When you get to the end, press L1 to take off. While 
    you are in the air, you need to tap like crazy and press L1 to land. 
    Pretty boring, right? Getting a Gold medal is pretty difficult unless 
    you are a good button-masher.
    ////    X. Skiing - Downhill                       \\\\\
    This event is very difficult. It is a downhill skiing event. (How'd you 
    guess.) Anyway, start by going around the poles while heading down the 
    hill. It is very easy to get disqualified, especially if you go fast. 
    (Which you have to do for ANY medal.) It is very difficult and will 
    probably take you forever. Try to control the skier and go fast. 
    However, at the beginning, go slow to learn the course and get used to 
    it. You'll need to go fast when you're going for a medal, though. Good 
    luck and I hope you get that Gold Medal!
    ////    XI. Skiing - Slalom                        \\\\\
    This event is the hardest event in the game. Seriously. It is also the 
    worst. Try to go pretty slow and do sharp turns. (That is the Square 
    button.) Why do sharp turns? It is very difficult to make most of these 
    turns as the course is very commonly like this:
                                                          |        |
                                                          |        |
                                                          |   B    |
                                    |   A    |
                                    |        |
                                    |        |  
    How do you get from A to B? The only way to do that is to use a sharp 
    turn. Keep trying and you'll eventually get to the end and hopefully 
    get a gold medal. (The gold medal part is VERY difficult.)
    ////    XII. Bobsleigh                             \\\\\
    This event is a very fun and pretty easy. To start, tap O and X really 
    fast to power up the meter. Then, press L1 to put that person in the 
    bobsleigh. Then, do this for the other three people. On the course, 
    don't touch the walls and GET EVERY SINGLE POWER UP. (There are two.) 
    Also, try to stay in pretty good control of the bobsleigh. If you do 
    all of this well, you will get a Gold Medal. Good Luck!
    ////    XIII. Secrets                             \\\\\\
    1. Get a gold medal in all the events. Then, you will unlock the robot 
    2. Get 1st place in Men and women events to unlock two costumes. (A 
    bear and penguin.)
    ////    XIV. Characters                           \\\\\\
    Fillippo Bassa
    -This guy is pretty good all-around. He is great for starters and 
    people who need to get used to the game.
    Ric Gordon
    - This guy is my favorite athlete. He is great at the Moguls and Half 
    Pipe Events but he is also is a very good all around athlete. You might 
    need to get used to him, but when you do, you'll like him a lot.
    Takeo Jinnai
    - This guy, like Fillippo Bassa, is a very all around guy for 
    beginners. Experts should use Ric Gordon or someone else.
    Edward Bishop
    - A very good athlete. He seems a little under Ric Gordon, but still a 
    great athlete.
    Heinz Stranzl
    - A very good male athlete. He is great in events that require you to 
    go down a hill (downhill) and events that make you go on a track. 
    (Bobsleigh.) Enjoy.
    Jules Belmondo
    - A pretty average guy. Not really good for much. He just can't measure 
    up to the rest.
    Martin Baker
    - A very strong guy. You can use him in a multitude of events that 
    require a strong person. (Like Bobsleigh)
    Klauss Gross
    - Very similar to Martin. He is also very good at Bobsleigh. (What a 
    Miyuki Aikawa
    - An okay Figure Skater and Moguls athlete. She is definitely a pretty 
    good athlete.
    Nathalie Duchalp
    - Perfect for beginners. She is very all around and you can do a lot 
    with her. When you get good, don't use her anymore.
    Brigid Rance
    - A nice speed skater and a nice skier. She is very fast and strong.
    Isabella Rivera
    - She is very strong, but not REALLY good at any event. Oh well.
    Stephanie Rilke
    - She is for beginners only. Again, you experts should stay away.
    Karen Turner
    - The best figure skater you can get. It may be one of the only things 
    she does well, but she does it VERY well.
    Kerstin Steiner
    - She is very fast. You can do speed skating, downhill, and slalom with 
    Sally Evans
    - She is very similar to Kerstin. She is fast and great on the Alpine 
    events and speed skating.
    ////    XV. FAQ                                   \\\\\\
    1. I can't get a gold medal in Slalom. What do I do?
    Use the Technique I described. Keep trying because getting the gold 
    medal (or any medal) is incredibly difficult.
    2. What do I do with my VERY high scores?
    Please submit them to my e-mail address I mention in the beginning and 
    end of this FAQ.
    ////    XVI. Credits                               \\\\\\
    I appreciate anyone willing to help me with my FAQ.
    I would like to thank:
    God, My parents and friends, GameFAQs, and Nintendo.
    ////    XVII. Legal Info                            \\\\\
    This FAQ is Copyright 2002 Sasha Slutsker
    It is currently on: 
    If you want it on your site please contact me. If you put it on your 
    site without contacting me I WILL sue. Also, this FAQ may not be sold.
                           Thank you for reading and
                              have a good day!
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