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    Midnight Club 2
    By - Alex "Joker" Hall
    E-Mail at SanctuaryRemix@AOL.com
    V 1.0
    Started on - 4/17/03
    - Yo listen up little shrimps.......I wrote this FAQ, that means it's
      all me. So I don't want none of you little punk asses taking what I
      did and putting it up on your sites taking my credit. Just do us all
      a favor and e-mail me to get my permission to put it up on your site
      or whatever and it'll all be smooth sailing.
    - Well I'm gonna do this FAQ for all the millions and millions of
      street racers out there. This game is rated T for langauge and some
      violence so with that I figured I'll go along with the game and use
      just a few cuss words. Just giving you guys the heads up. Welp lets
      get down to the basics little shrimps.
    - Just to let people know....even though this walkthrough was also posted
      into the X-Box version (which I didn't realise til like 5 people 
      e-mailed me about fixing the controls to the X-Box style controller)
      this is where it all began for MC2. I was the first to put up a
      walkthrough for MC2 when it first came out for the PS2, and now I've 
      finally sat down and finished this thing up for all my loyal fans. You
      people wanted it to end, well here's the finale of it. I thank all of
      you for your patience.
    - Personal Note -
    - To be honest after I finally beat this game, despite the fact that it
      pissed me off constantly, I have to admit it's still an extremely fun
      game. This is by far the pinnacle of all racing games out there. No 
      NASCAR game could compare to this game. Hell NASCAR doesn't have crap
      on this game. I'd like to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon (don't
      give me any looks.....the only reason I know about these NASCAR racers
      is because I live in a very redneck area, and that's all they talk
      about around here. They call me city boy too much too and give me these
      really eery looks) try this stuff instead of turning left all the time.
      This is what racing is really meant to be and it what it truely is.
      I'll leave the NASCAR to the rednecks......gimme some illegal street
      racing any day.
    Table of Contents
    1) Controls
    2) Unlocked Controls
    3) Cars
    4) Los Angeles
    5) Paris
    6) Tokyo
    7) The World Champion
    8) Arcade Mode
    9) The Song List
    10) Game Worthy Cheats
    11) Credits
    1) Controls
    - Can't get around if you don't know how to move your car little shrimp
      so here's Joker to tell you the basics of getting around.
    PS2 Controls
    The left analog stick is your means of putting you in the direction you
    want to go.
    The X button is your gas. Don't get crazy using it. Sometimes you'll
    need to let off of it to make a turn or to avoid that truck that's
    pulling out in front of you.
    Square is your brake. Naturally this is what stops you. Square also
    lets you move in reverse.
    The circle button or the R1 button is your hand brake. This makes you
    come to a stop alot faster, or make tight turns.
    The Up button on the D-Pad brings up the overhead map
    The Left button on the D-Pad moves to the previous song on the song
    The Right button on the D-Pad moves to the next song on the song list
    The Down button puts up the minimap.
    The L2 button gives you a look behind you. Use this to see if any punk
    racers are trying to sneak up on you. (correction on this control was
    submitted by the all knowing Amit! Bow before his might!!!!!)
    L3 or pushing the left analog stick in brings up the high beams. Use
    this to challenge other racers when driving around.
    X-Box Controls
    The left analog stick is your means of moving you around to turn and
    what not.
    The A Button is your gas. Use it wisely.
    The B Button is what helps you to look back at the racers behind you.
    The X Button is your brake. USE IT FOR ONCE!
    The Y Button is to change camera angles. Watch yourself kicking ass in
    different angles!
    The White Button honks your horn. Try doing the tune to Funky Town with
    The Black Button helps you to do your nitro and slip stream. Trust me,
    you'll hitting this button alot
    Click in the Left Analog to turn on the highbeams
    Up on the D-Pad is to bring up the overhead map
    Left and Right on the D-Pad goes back and forth between songs
    Down puts the map into mini mode so you can see what's in front of you
    better. A little in game GPS?
    Left Trigger is your weight transfer
    Right Trigger is your Handbrake
    - There you have it. All the basic controls you'll need to climb your
      way to the top.
    2) Unlocked Controls
    - As time goes by in Career Mode you'll unlock new controls to use.
      Here's the lowdown on all the controls.
    - Nitros - This is your big boost here. Use this to blow by the other
               racers like nothing. Earned in Los Angeles
    - Weight Transfer - The weight transfer is way to keep your car stable
                        in the air. Use the L1 button and the left analog
                        stick to keep your car nice and stable for landing.
                        When you have a motorcycle this becomes your nitros
                        system. By pressing down and L1 at the same time 
                        you can do a wheelie to give a big boost of speed.
                        By pressing up and L1 you can crouch down on the
                        bike and catch some extra decent speed. Pressing
                        L1, Square, and Up at the same time you can do an
                        endo on your bike. Earned in Los Angeles
    - Slip-Stream Turbo - This is very useful, a free turbo boost. To use
                          this get behind another racer and tail them until
                          your meter gets red. Once it turns red hit the
                          R2 button to use this short burst of speed.
                          Earned in Los Angeles
    - Two Wheeling - This little trick pops your car on two wheels for
                     tight spots. By pressing the L1 button and left or
                     right you'll pop your car onto two wheels for a moment
                     to ride by people. Earned in Los Angeles
    - Burnout - By holding down the brake and punching the gas you'll
                notice your meter start to rise. When it hits the top let
                go of the brake and send your ass flying by using this
    3) The Cars
    - Alright........here's all the cars you can earn and use while going
      through Career Mode. To earn new cars you have to earn them in Career
    - Cocette
           Speed: -
    Acceleration: --
        Handling: ---
         Nitrous: 1
    - Citi
           Speed: -
    Acceleration: ----
        Handling: -----
    Nitrous: 1
    - Emu
           Speed: --
    Acceleration: -
        Handling: -----
         Nitrous: 1
    - Torrida
           Speed: --
    Acceleration: ---
        Handling: -----
         Nitrous: 1
    - 1971 Bestia
           Speed: --
    Acceleration: ---
        Handling: --1/2
         Nitrous: 1
    - Interna
           Speed: --
    Acceleration: ----
        Handling: ------
         Nitrous: 1
    - Cohete
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: -----
        Handling: -----
         Nitrous: 0
    - Citi Turbo
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: --
        Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 1
    - Monstruo
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: -----
        Handling: -----
         Nitrous: 1
    - Jersey XS
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: ------
        Handling: ------
         Nitrous: 2
    - Boost
           Speed: ----
    Acceleration: ------
        Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 2
    - Bryanston V
           Speed: ---1/2
    Acceleration: -----1/2
        Handling: -----1/2
         Nitrous: 2
    - Schneller V8
           Speed: ------
    Acceleration: -----
        Handling: ------
         Nitrous: 2
    - Alarde
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: ------
        Handling: -------1/2
         Nitrous: 2
    - Fripon X
           Speed: ----
    Acceleration: ------
        Handling: -----1/2
         Nitrous: 2
    - Monsoni
           Speed: -----
    Acceleration: --------
        Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 0
    - Stadt
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: -------
        Handling: --------
         Nitrous: 2
    - Victory
           Speed: ---
    Acceleration: -------
          Handling: ----
         Nitrous: 2
    - Modo Prego
           Speed: -----
    Acceleration: --------
        Handling: ------
         Nitrous: 3
    - Vortex 5
           Speed: ----1/2
     Acceleration: --------
         Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 3
    - Lusso XT
            Speed: ------
     Acceleration: -------
         Handling: -----1/2
         Nitrous: 3
    - RSMC 15
            Speed: --------
     Acceleration: --------
         Handling: ---
         Nitrous: 3
    - Saikou
            Speed: ------
     Acceleration: --------
         Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 3
    - Nousagi
            Speed: --------
     Acceleration: ----------
         Handling: ----------
         Nitrous: 0
    - Knight
            Speed: -----
     Acceleration: --------
         Handling: -------
         Nitrous: 3
    - Saikou XS
            Speed: --------
     Acceleration: ---------
         Handling: --------
         Nitrous: 3
    - Torque JX
            Speed: ----------
     Acceleration: ------------
         Handling: ------------
         Nitrous: 4
    - Veloci
            Speed: -------------
     Acceleration: ----------------
         Handling: -----------------
         Nitrous: 5
    ***Here's a badass tip from the one and only haro_bmx_flair@yahoo.com.
       He sends in the max speed for every vehicle in the game. A truely
       note worthy tip and something to you guys the edge. Even I must bow
       with respect to him for this one. I'm leaving the entire tip in his
       original e-mail format, so if there are any spelling errors then
       it's not my fault. I'll get around to correcting them later if you
       guys have trouble with the spelling.***
    ***Hey, I just read your faq on gamefaqs.com for midnight club 2 and it
       is great. I thought maybe you would like my top speed on cars 
       though. I went to tokyo today and tested every car to get its top
       speed here they are:
    Motorcycles: as you might know motorcycles go faster when ducked and
                 in a wheelie
    Cohete: 161 normal, 173 while ducking, 170 while in a wheelie
    Monsoni: 174 normal, 197 while ducking, 186 while in a wheelie
    Nousagi: 193 normal, 212 while ducking, 197 while in a wheelie
    Cocotte: 138 mph
    Citi: 138 mph
    Emu: 154-155 mph
    Torrida: 144mph
    1971 Bestia: 150-152 mph
    Interna: 148 mph
    Citi Turbo: 163 mph
    Monstruo: 171-173 mph
    Jersey XS: 165-166 mph
    Boost: 192 mph
    Bryanston V: 178 mph
    Schneller V8: 208-210 mph
    Alarde: 158 mph
    Fripon X: 173 mph
    Stadt- 159 mph
    Victory: 171 mph
    Modo Prego: 192 mph
    Lusso XT: 232 mph*
    RSMC 15: 200 mph
    Vortex 5: 175 mph
    Saikou: 196 mph
    Knight: 185 mph
    Saikou XS: 206 mph
    Torque JX: 218 mph*
    Veloci: 209 mph*
    SLF450X: 249 mph
    LA Cop: 181 mph
    Paris Cop: 205 mph
    Tokyo Cop: 222
    I had the code: rimbuk enabled when i did these tests. I don't know if
    that makes a difference. Also the (*) means that the speedometer was
    flickering the indicated number. Thank You for your time. ***
    4) Los Angeles
    - Ok little shrimp.....here's where you'll start off to build your
      legend. Don't get nervous now. I'll give you the lowdown of what to
      expect from all the racers in Los Angeles.
    - To race in this you must go through each marker as they appear until
      you can goto the finishing line marker.
    - Moses -
    - First race is too easy. It's just a straight shot to the finish line
      with minimal curves.
    - The second race has a few sharp turns to watch out for. This race is
      not hard at all. When you're coming off the highway move to the alley
      way just to the left of the street markers not allowing you to take
      the road they're blocking. You can't crash through these markers so
      don't try.
    - Maria -
    - The first race is a bit difficult if you're still learning the game.
      You have heavy traffic to watch out for and cops in the skies looking
      all around for you. A note to watch out for, if you're in the lead
      when getting off the highway for the first time a semi-truck will
      get in your way to block off your way to get back on the highway.
      Swerve around it or try going under the truck's cargo to keep on
      cruising right along.
    - Ok this race has a bit of a twist to it. You have only Maria to deal
      with so no worries there. The only thing you have to worry about is
      the time limit. Each time you pass through a checkpoint you get a
      new time limit to get to the next one. They don't accumulate on this
      race so move your butt. This race is fairly easy if you can keep up
      the pace to reach each checkpoint in time.
    - Gina -
    - This race is pretty simple, just keep your eyes out for the check-
      points since they are spaced pretty far apart. Basically just beat
      out the other racers and you're off to the next race. Like I said,
      this isn't too hard. All you have to do is keep up the pressure.
    - Another simple race, the only part to look out for is the snake part.
      You'll eventually reach a checkpoint that you should of gone down an
      alley to get to, and then the rest are behind each other causing you
      to snake around to get them. Just get through this part asap and make
      your back the way you came to finish the race. This race isn't
      exactly the easiest since you're racing against motorcycles. Don't be
      fooled now, those things can haul some major ass. Just do what you
      can to beat them out and you'll have a motorcycle of your own to tote
    ***Here's another tip from Kevin L. that he e-mailed me. I'm posting
       this one in the format he gave me as well. Thank the dude for the
    ***hey    i found out in the first race against gina that bfore the
       race starts and they are showing you the motorcycles going and stuff
       you should start spinning your tires and then before they say go you
       press triange and the race will begin and catch the racers alittle
       off gaurd and you can get a early lead just as soon as you press
       triangle let go of your hand break and you well fly past the
       oppinits this gave  me a pretty big led in the beggining and helped
       me win this race. as soon as u press tria. the race starts so.
       kevin L.
    ***Here's a tip from Kevin Rice that he e-mailed me. It's posted in the
       exact form he e-mailed me, so thank him if his tip is useful for
    ** During the race for the motorcycle (where you're racing against
       motorcycles), it's much easier to get through the slalom (you
       called it the snake part) by either directly colliding with the
       motorcycle racers (half will go one way through the slalom and half
       go the other way) or forcing them to make extremely wide turns by
       turning into them.  It took me a few tries to figure that out, but
       once it's done, the race is easy.  Save your nitrous for the ride 
       back.  Once you're through the hard right-angle turn, it's a mostly
       straight ride through the remaining checkpoints and through the
       finish line.  It's here that you kick in the nitrous.  I beat the
       second place motorcycles by just over eight seconds doing this. **
    - This time they put you on a motorcycle to race against Gina and her
      racers for her car. There are some sharp turns, major traffic, and
      dumb people that want to pull out of their parking spots to get in
      your way at the very last moment just to wreck you. So all in all you
      better pay good attention to the road and keep the speed up if you
      want to win this race because it's not easy. A turn to watch out for
      is when you're coming off the highway. This turn will take you to the
      airport and that's where the cars will turn out on you. Keep an eye
      out for that.
    - Steven -
    - The first race is a race against time. Each time you clear a
      checkpoint you'll add more time to your current time. If the clock
      hits zero then you lose, so move that car of yours and reach the
      finish line already. There's just a few sharp turns to look out for
      and a cop or two to will be out to annoy you. Shake the cops and
      tackle the turns to win this race. Also take the short cut through
      the construction yard to reach the finish line faster when it shows
      up that for you to reach it.
    - The last race with him is a very confusing one because you don't know
      who's winning or losing. There are three checkpoints that you have
      to clear in any order that you wish to go through them before heading
      out to the finish line. Forget trying to figure out if you're first
      or last, just finish the race as quickly as possible. You'll win your
      self a brand spanking new car if you win this one.
    - Angel -
    - Just like in Steven's last race you can go through the checkpoints in
      any order. The only problem is is that there are way more than in
      Steven's. Just like in the last one go through as many checkpoints as
      fast as you can and don't worry about first or last place. Try and
      get the checkpoints in a straight shot so that you don't have to turn
      so much to get them. In otherwords avoid driving around to each one
      individually and get them all in a single go.
    - You race Angel's old man in this one. He drives a pretty decent car
      that can floorboard it like nothing. This race has alot of tight
      turns and other various obstacles to get in your way. Just be aware
      of your surroundings and watch Angel's dad. This is a one on one race
      so don't worry about anybody else but him. Just keep the speed up
      and you'll win.
    *** Got an e-mail with a tip from MCS Silby for this race with Angel's
        dad. ***
    *** Right before the finish line while you're in the dam, you should be
        lined up with the finish line with the exception of a building.
        Use nitro on the lip of the dam and you should fly up over the
        building onto the finish.  Because of this I won the race and that
        hot car.  ***
    - This last race is somewhat long. The checkpoints are spaced far apart
      and you have to deal with some traffic and cops. Also you're racing
      against a group of racers instead of just one on one. Not much I can
      suggest here but to find your own way that you're confortable with
      and keep the speed flowing on this race. You win this race, you win
      yourself a new car and Angel's anger.
    - Hector -
    - This isn't really a race, more like a challenge. Before you can reach
      the finish line you must lose all cops on your tail. You can't goto
      the finish line with cops on your butt so do what you can to lose
      them and then get to the finish line as fast as possible without
      attracting more cops.
    - Yet again another race where you can go through the checkpoints in
      any order that you wish. The checkpoints in this race are like
      triangles in that there are three in one spot that resemble triangles
      There are also a few that are just out of the way. Find a groove that
      suits you and get this race over with as fast as you can. Like before
      don't worry about if you're first or last, just finish the race as
      fast as you can.
    - This race is gonna be one to the finish. It's long, has, some tight
      turns, heavy traffic, the occasional cops, you name it. Just race as
      fast as you can on this one and keep an eye out on the traffic since
      this is what will give you the most problems in my opinion. If you
      keep up the pressure and master your controls then you should have
      this race over with in no time.
    - Dice -
    - This is the champ and he's gonna show you why he's the champ. -
    - Alright........this level by far will be one of the hardest that
      you'd of encountered so far. The race is long with and extreme amount
      of traffic, and some of the sharpest turns to watch out for. Cops
      will try to get in your way in this one, but they're really no threat
      to you in my opinion. One sharp turn to look out for is the turn onto
      the highway just after the weaving through the trees. You have to get
      on the highway and the only way on is a very sharp turn on a check
      point. This race will test all of your skills to win. Dice drives
      one of the best cars in the game, with speed that can just equal the
      motorcycle. Dice will not play around with you for long so do what
      you can to get the lead and keep it. Finish this race off the best
      way you can. Also another sharp turn to look out for is the turn to
      go to the finish line. There's a small opening just to the right of
      the last checkpoint that will take you right to the finish line. I
      myself have missed this opening alot before I hit just right, so I'm
      giving all of you the heads up. Race strong on this one.
    - More annoying than the first stage with Dice this one gives you more
      traffic with all the checkpoints spaced extremely far apart. It's
      going to take everything you have to win this race. There are many
      tight turns and plenty of surprises to watch out for on this stage
      along with Dice and the other racers using some pretty fast cars. You
      will just have to deal with it. At the end when it's time to go to
      the finish line crash through the glass that's in front of you if
      hit the checkpoint just right and take that shortcut to the finish.
      You'll win Dice's sweet ride if you win at this stage so don't screw
      up. Remember now......keep an eye out for all the tight turns and
      find your own way of defeating this stage since you can goto each and
      every checkpoint any way you wish.
    - With that all said and done you are now the champ of Los Angeles.
      Time to move on to Paris.......
    5) Paris
    - Blog -
    - The first race is race with some tight tight turning. You have to
      race against not only Blog but a few others as well. This race
      shouldn't be much of a prob for anyone, if you can dodge through alot
      of traffic that is. Just watch out for the traffic and you'll have
      the race in no time.
    - The last race is a bit long. It has some pretty heavy traffic to
      watch out for and some very sharp turns. There are a few spots that
      will throw you off like the big jumps and turns offs to go up a ramp
      and down a ramp to get to checkpoints, but if you watch out for these
      then you'll have the race. You are racing against multiple racers, so
      be careful of that. When you see a light blue circle surrounded by
      a white circle on your radar screen, then be ready to take the first
      off ramp to go up to get it. It is a bit hard to miss so watch out.
      The ramp is on your right. Keep up the pressure little shrimp and
      you'll take home a new car when you win.
    - Jewel & Julie -
    - The first race is where you can go through the checkpoints in any
      order, but I mean c'mon. If you notice they circle around perfectly
      almost so just pick a side and go that way around back to the finish.
      I took the right side first and won it on my first try on this stage.
      There's really not much traffic to worry about. Just watch out for
      other racers that will come at you head on from taking another route.
      This race is really simple so if you lose at it the first time, then
      you better win the second. It doesn't take much to win at this one.
    - Ok on this one you don't have to worry about traffic too much, it's
      actually light for once. What you do have to worry about is the
      narrow roads that must be taken to win this race. The other racers
      will be so close to you in most of the roads that they will try to
      slam you into the wall, especially at the the start point. This stage
      has alot of sharp turns and few checkpoints to confuse the hell out
      of you since they put them various different places, but as long as
      you watch yourself around the other racers you should win. Remember
      now.......you're playing for pink slips on this one. One checkpoint
      to look out for is the one where you'll have to go down onto the
      highway and back up into an off ramp. If you're in first like I was
      and got confused a bit to where this one was, let another racer in
      front of you show you the way to it. That's what I did and then I
      punched the nitros to leave his sorry tail behind.
    - Primo -
    - Ok......this is yet another race where you can through the
      checkpoints in any order. They do circle around nicely, but there are
      a few stray ones. On this you have heavy traffic in narrow spaces.
      Yep you heard me......you'll be mainly on little streets trying to
      swerve through heavy traffic and other racers to get to the check
      points. Now on this one there seems to be many ways you can go to get
      the checkpoints and finish, so I'm gonna let you decide which route
      you want to take. Just be prepared for all the traffic and narrow
      space though.
    *** Here's a tip from Seppo that he e-mailed me...I'm not sure which
        race it's for, as he didn't quite make that clear, but maybe you
        can figure it out and use the tip. ***
    ** Hey - was just looking at your FAQ for MC2 (nice job, by the way),
       and I had a tip for the last race with Primo, which I beat last
       night (just got the game for xbox). Just before the second-to-last
       checkpoint, there's a shortcut off to the right of the main street,
       that leads to a ramp that'll jump you halfway over the river, onto a
       little island. You'll hit the second-to-last checkpoint, despite
       being like, three stories above it, and if you're racing against
       someone who stays on the ground, and takes the bridge to the finish,
       you'll beat them by 3-5 seconds, easy. That, and it's freakin'
       spectacular. **
    - This race is a tough one, so don't take it lightly. You'll be
      spending alot of time going on and off the highway to get checkpoints
      so be ready to dodge traffic. Also it seems when you're not on the
      highway you'll be going through some narrow spaces to get to
      checkpoints, so watch out. There's alot to worry about on this race,
      so you'll have to be very alert to win this one. When you're going
      to the second checkpoint, you can crash through the gates to get to
      it. Make sure you land on the far side of the highway though or you
      will miss it. Also after the second checkpoint has been cleared, you
      will soon run into a place on the highway that you will have to
      swerve back and forth through arcs in order to get at the
      checkpoints. Just watch out for all the oncoming and out of view
      traffic on this one.
    - Ian -
    - This race is long, full of traffic, has lots of tight turns, plenty
      of narrow spaces, and all in all a general annoyance to beat. You
      are racing against other racers in this one so you'll have to watch
      out for others as well as Ian. You'll be going back and forth through
      narrow spaces to get to the checkpoints. A note on winning the race,
      when you have to go to the finish line you'll notice a glass pyramid
      in front of you when you clear the last checkpoint. Use a nitros just
      before you get to it and fly over to buildings right to the finish
      line. This could save your butt should someone be on your tail to the
      finish line as well.
    *** Here's a tip from Chris "Coolboarder" Blue. I left his tip in the
        original e-mail format. ***
    *** Hey! I liked your Strategy guide for MC2. You did a good job on it.
        I found 1 thing, though. This is for the first race with Ian in
        Paris. I just beat it a couple of minutes ago, so leme say this
        before I forget. After you hit the third to last checkpoint, get on
        the highway (if your in last, don't restart just yet). Just before
        you go in the tunnel, there is a turnoff to the right. This might
        be why when you get off the highway at the end of the tunnel, youre
        in first, and then it seems like out of nowhwere, a racer appears
        infront of you, and beats you. after you turn off the highway, make
        a quick left to get up into the city. Now you just go to the last
        checkpoint and fly over the buildings, and you should win with the
        use off maybe one boost. I was in last, and i did this, and beat
        the second place guy by a full 7 seconds. ***
    - In this race you're not only racing against Ian, but motorcycles as
      well. There are only 4 checkpoints to clear before reaching the
      finish line, but they're all spread out so far apart. Use as many
      shortcuts as you can to win this one. This race isn't that hard if
      do use shortcuts. You end up avoiding the traffic and you get a nice
      lead on the other racers. You get yourself a new car if you win, so
      get this one over with.
    - Heavy traffic galore on this one with all motorcycle racers to boot.
      The heavy traffic should slow them down enough though to stop them,
      and if the traffic doesn't knock them off their rides, I know you
      can! Just be careful of the traffic yourself and some of the tight
      turns as well. You when you reach the highway part of this stage, you
      will have to swerve through the arcs to get at a few checkpoints.
      A note on the finish line, if you go to the street on the right side
      of the finish line indicator on the radar, you'll find the offramp to
      it. You'll win yourself a new bike should you win this race.
    - Stephane -
    - Here's another race where you can go through the checkpoints in any
      order. The checkpoints are bunched up in twos or threes in certain
      areas of the stage. You'll have to go out for the next bunch when you
      clear the amount at one spot. I can't give you any clear cut
      direction on how to win at this stage since you can take any
      direction you want. Just watch out for the heavy traffic and the
      other racers trying to close in on your tail.
    - This race make take a few tries to win at. You have heavy traffic and
      narrow spaces. At one checkpoint there will be a gate right next to
      it. You must crash through this gate to get to the rest of the check
      points. When you've gone through this gate be ready for some fun to
      begin as you will not only have to deal with traffic and racers, but
      at some points you'll have to deal with dodging pipes. You're going
      through the underground so yeah watch out for that stuff. This race
      is fairly long so get ready to get comfy for this one. You'll get the
      hang of this race if you have to redo it over and over, but we all
      know we want to get it over with immedieately, so learn this stage
      as fast as possible. Also you'll come to the glass pyramid at one
      point. Save a nitro for it to go flying over the buildings to the
      checkpoint. To do that use the nitrous just as you're reaching the
      glass pyramid. Once that's done just control yourself to the top of
      it and watch yourself catch some major air.
    - Farid -
    - In this race he says he's trying to keep a low profile (gee I wonder
      why.....) so the race takes place in the catacombs. Meaning....you'll
      be racing in the underground mainly throughout the stage. Watch out
      for pipes and pillars that are in the middle of the passages when
      going through the underground. You can break through the small pipes
      and walls on the sides of the pipes and pillars so no worries there.
      Other than worrying about the tight spaces you'll be in for the most
      part, there's really nothing to worry about. You're just racing
      against Farid on this one. This race is fairly easy if you ask me, so
      like I said.......you shouldn't have much trouble.
    - Ok.......this stage was way too easy for me. You have to lose the
      cops on this one before you can cross the finish line. I just went
      straight to the finish line and lost them on the way. It may not
      happen like that for you, but this stage is easy. You get his car
      for winning this one.
    - Now in this race you seem to be racing some british spy dude or
      something that wants some documents from Farid's car that you earned.
      Smoke his ass like ain't no thing. This race is fairly easy. Watch
      out for some heavy traffic and a few tight spaces. The dude named
      Owen drives a pretty good car so keep an eye on him in your rear view
      mirror. Win this race......win his car. Also when going to the finish
      line, goto the left side of the finish line indicator on the radar
      and you'll find a small opening to enter to clear the finish line.
    - Parfait -
    - Here's the champ of Paris.....show her how to catch an all american
    - This race is long and drawn out. You'll have heavy traffic to deal
      with along with plenty of racers on your tail. This race might and
      probably could take you a few tries to win, these guys don't fool
      around. Take as many shortcuts that you know to get to the
      checkpoints. All the checkpoints are spaced far apart from each other
      so take note of that. There's alot of pressure riding on this race,
      so keep your cool and be prepared for those nitro boosts because you
      will need them.
    - The girl's got some jokes now along with a vengeful attitude. She's
      done playing around and is now going all out on you. Think you're
      ready for this one? This race is long and full of traffic. You'll be
      going through some tight spots so be ready for them when they show
      up. There are many ways you can take to win this one, so if you know
      of many shortcuts to get to the checkpoints then by all means take
      them. Parfait and her other racers will not play around with you on
      this race so pull out all the stops that you can to win. You'll get
      her sweet ride should you win this one.
    6) Tokyo
    - After a small cutscene with Gina getting all happy that she landed a dj
      gig in Tokyo, so there's your next destination.
    - Ricky -
    - Seems Gina's gotten herself into some trouble with Ricky and the
      Yakuza, so she's relieved since you're around. It's time to dish out
      Gina's revenge through you. This race seems like it may be simple and
      fast since all the checkpoints are relatively close, but extreme heavy
      traffic, cops, and the fact that those checkpoints go back and forth
      from one side to another makes this race longer than expected. When
      going to third checkpoint you'll notice that it's in a place where
      there are tons of off ramps. Remember this place because you can use 
      this as a place of shortcuts throughout this race by passing underneath
      them to get to other check points. At one point you'll be on a
      straightaway going to a checkpoint, and you'll see a row of buses in
      front of you. To the right of the row there should be on bus that's 
      not looking at you and facing the other buses at an angle. There's just
      enough room for you to squeeze through the opening with just you 
      scratching the sides of your car. I used the Modo Prego for this race,
      so the bus shortcut might not work with other cars, I'm not sure. Use 
      your nitros if you're falling behind, or on straight shots to 
      checkpoints and you'll blow the comp away in this race and piss off
    - Alright....you wanted a race that would piss you off instead of just
      boss races? Well wish granted.......this race is a time race with just
      2 minutes and 30 seconds to win it in. This is no easy thing as all
      the chekcpoints are spaced nicely far apart and there's nothing but
      cops, cops, and more fricken cops to run into and block off roads if 
      you're in first. Ricky will cheat at the beginning of the race by not
      waiting for the countdown to finish to start, so you will have to make
      up for that jump start of his. Going to the 4th checkpoint you can take
      an off ramp up it, then back down the other side to save you some time.
      When I finally won this race I had just 10 seconds to reach the finish
      line from the straight away shot on it's road. I saved all 3 of my
      nitros boosts for this exact moment. I won the race with just under a
      second to spare. The straight shot that I took to the finish line is
      covered with buses and cops. Just as I reached the finish line I had to
      crash through cop blockade to get to the finish line. Also during this
      race it's not the heavy traffic that's gonna screw you over, but the 
      massive amount of buses and construction vehicles that are all over the
      roads of this race. Unlike the cars that you crash into and they barely
      slow you down or just fish tail you somewhat, the buses and con. 
      Vehicles will stop you in your tracks and at times depending on how you
      hit them, flip you over onto your side or roof. There are alot of small
      to big shortcuts you can go on during this race, and if this is your 
      first Tokyo race like mine then this is the greatest time to learn of 
      those shortcuts to take on future races. This race probably will take
      a few tries to get right, but remember that it's really the time 
      that'll screw you over and not the competition. Alot of the time I 
      never even finished the race due to the time limit. Good luck to you 
      on this one. Win it and you got yourself a brand new car and a world
      of pain in Ricky's words.
    - Shing -
    - Ok this race is gonna piss you off over and over again. God only knows
      how many tries this took me. This is yet another time race, with barely
      any time time to talk about. I used the Vortex 5 for this race, but you
      use the car you want if you don't like the Vortex 5. To start off the
      race go on the very first road to your right and watch out for all the
      buses and trucks on this road. At the end of the road hang a left and 
      watch out for the cop waiting for you here. At times there was a bus 
      just as a I turned left onto this road right before the cop. Keep an 
      eye on the right side of the road, because there's an alley way and a 
      ramp right beside it that'll take you directly to the first checkpoint.
      After you've cleared it turn right around and head up the ramp, or back
      on the rampway if you took it to the first checkpoint, and get on to 
      the subway tracks. It took me many tries before I figured this out. 
      Stay on the tracks as they will take you directly to the second 
      checkpoint. The first fork in the subway tracks take the right path.
      Stay on that path until you see the light of the checkpoint to fall off
      onto. From that checkpoint use your nitros to make your way to the 
      final checkpoint, because you're gonna use at least one or two on this
      one. When you've finally got this race out of the way then you've 
      earned the right to race against Shing.
    - Ok to start things off for this race let me say that as far as 
      checkpoints are concerned they're all in a basic line that rarely 
      requires any shortcuts to get to. What you do have to deal with Shing's
      relentless speed, one too many damn buses, and cops that just don't 
      know the meaning of give up. As I said the shortcuts are rare, the only
      one I had to take is after you get the one of the bridge look to the 
      left for a breakable gate in between the concrete walls to fall off of
      the bridge and onto an immediate straight shot to the next checkpoint.
      Now onto the bad points of this race. First lets talk about Shing.....
      Shing's got speed on his side and skills to match. The heavy traffic 
      will screw him over from time to time allowing you to take the lead. 
      Second bad point is the heavy bus traffic. I've never seen a city or 
      been to a city that has had as many buses on it's roads as this place.
      Everytime you take a turn it seems there's a bus there to greet you and
      slam into you. This is one of the factors that will cause you to lose.
      The third and final bad point being the police is the other main factor
      that will cause you to lose. Granted they do go after Shing also, but 
      it just doesn't seem as much as when they go after you. The buses hurt
      Shing more than the cops. The cops and buses combined though will 
      prevent you from winning this race the first few tries until you 
      finally get the hang of this course. When you finally win this course 
      you'll win yourself a new car to show off.
    - Turns out you just defeated Shing's friend Ichiro, so now he's 
      extremely pissed with you. He brings the gang and a new car to earn on
      this race to defeat you. The race begins with you going through the
      river to snag a few checkpoints. When you have to get out of the river
      for the second time and turn off to the left to go after another 
      checkpoint, be ready for the cops to start showing up. The first shows
      up just as you finish this turn. The checkpoints are in a nice order 
      to get with some turning through heavy traffic to worry about, but when
      you have to go up to the high grounds to get the next one (it'll be 
      the checkpoint surrounded by white on the radar) will fool you to get
      to the first time trying, unless you're reading this. Ok after you 
      snag the checkpoint this one turn left onto the back road and head 
      towards it. Stay on this road, and you should see an off ramp to the 
      left soon. Do not take this ramp, but rather go under it. After you've
      gone under this ramp keep your eyes on the right side of the road for a
      small rampway to the subway tracks. Go that way to get the checkpoint.
      Now from there on the checkpoints become relatively easy to go after 
      again. When you're going towards one checkpoint you'll notice a huge
      ramp that'll give you a big shortcut to it. To hit the shortcut right,
      you have to have a nitro saved for this jump. Use it when you're about
      halfway up the ramp. When you're going towards the finish line, instead
      of going on the roads, cut through the garage yard. You'll crash
      through glass or a breakable gate or something if you keep going 
      towards the finish line through the garage yard, and when you do you'll
      see another ramp just in front of you. You'll need another nitro saved
      for this to make it to the other side. It's worth it because when you 
      land you'll hit the finish line. Winning at this race requires you to
      keep the pressure on Shing and his crew. Police aren't as bad on this
      race since there aren't as many, but buses will cause you problems from
      time to time on this race. They're not there that often, but they're
      there. Shing's crew is what you're main prob will be. Keep the speed 
      going on this one and really use that one nitro when you need it since
      the other two are saved for the ramps. It'll take alot skill to win at
      this race, but least wise this race is nowhere near as bad as the first
      two you had to do for Shing, so you shouldn't have many problems
      winning this one if you did well on the first two. Win it and get
      yourself another car from Shing.
    - Haley -
    - This girl really seems outta place here in Tokyo, plus she's really
      feminist to boot. Her trash talk during the race will really get under
      your skin if you are a guy playing the game. This first race with her
      is yet another your choice race, where you go through the checkpoints
      in any order you want. From the first batch that's in front of you I 
      suggest you go towards the 4-batch that's to the right. One of the 
      checkpoints in this batch is inside some walls. To get in there there
      are two ways. The first is that there are a few breakable gates to get
      at the checkpoint. The second is from the highway checkpoint in this 
      batch that you have to go up to get. From that checkpoint you can drop
      down to the inside of the walls. Also another checkpoint to watch out 
      for is one that's underground. To get to it, the entrance to the 
      underground is right next to the stadium. You should see the stadium
      from that 4-batch I just mentioned when you go towards the batch that 
      contains the underground checkpoint. Other than those two checkpoints
      the others are very simple to get at. Just do things fast and use your
      nitros. Haley's a fast little girl with some mad skills in this race 
      and don't be surprised if she beats you the first few times. Find your
      groove for this race and get to know where each checkpoint is and how 
      to get to them effectively and you will win this race without a prob.
      The traffic's not that much to worry about, there's no cops that I ran
      into on this race, and the buses are at a minimum to none depending on
      the routes you take.
    - This is actually a turn for the better race. After going through some
      pretty tough races so far this race is a nice straight forward race. 
      The checkpoints go on and off the highways, but not that often or for
      long. You will need to take the occasional shortcut on this race to 
      win it, where you take them is up to you. The competition takes some
      shortcuts, but not all. So with the comp not trying too hard to win
      it's all up to you how many shortcuts you want to take to win. The bad
      thing of this race is that the majority of all the checkpoints are in
      incoming traffic to get to. So get those reflexes in shape cuz for this
      race you will need them. Other than that there's the occasional cop to
      watch out for and the few buses and big vehicles to watch for, but not
      that much for both. This race may, just may, take you a try or two to
      win, but you shouldn't have much trouble winning at this one in no 
      time. Win the race and you get to hear Haley make excuses for poor ass
      driving skills and her car the Saikou.
    - Zen -
    - For once in this entire game I actually meet an honorable person to
      race against. Zen spends his time giving out quotes and such like
      Confusious during the race. Now this race is a time limit race where
      you go through the points and gain more time. This isn't the bad part.
      The checkpoints are nicely spaced to where you can finish this race 
      with time to spare. The probs with this race is that Zen is a 
      motorcycle racer and the heavy heavy traffic and buses. It took me 4
      tries in total to win this race. The first two times I got used to the
      traffic and locations of the buses. The third time around I found 
      better shortcuts and got used to how the crotch rocket racers raced.
      So the 4th time around I used the shortcuts I thought were better, was
      able to dodge through traffic and past buses, and I was able to knock
      off the cyclists off there bikes when they came around. There are 
      plenty of shortcuts to take on this race to each checkpoint, so really
      it's up to you how you want to race this one in terms of shortcuts.
      I will say this though.....for the checkpoint that you have to go
      underground to get, stay on the sidewalk inside the tunnel. You'll 
      avoid the traffic, and there's nothing on the sidewalk that will slow
      you down. Also when you come out of the tunnel, you'll see the ravine
      to your left. The next checkpoint that you're going towards go onto the
      side of the ravine til you have to jump out to go for the checkpoint.
      By doing this you'll avoid the heavy traffic yet again. This race isn't
      that easy, but after a try or two you should get used to how things
      work and be able to win at it.
    - Ok this race will take you quite a few tries to win at. Consider this
      a mini boss race. Zen and his crew, through honorable, will take out
      all the tricks they can do to win. Take advantage of the fact that
      none of the bikers can take a hit and try to cause them to wreck when
      you can. You'll get a few seconds to get ahead of them. Now the
      checkpoints aren't that hard to get to, but a few them are tricky to
      land right. Just a little over half of the checkpoints on this race are
      in incoming traffic, so your reflexes have to be at their best if you
      want to stay with this group or even keep the lead if you get it. Also
      you remember that huge ramp jump back in Shing's race that I suggested
      you take, well you have to take it in this race. This is the only spot
      where a nitro needs to be saved for, so you really have only 2 free
      nitros to use in this race. There's really only one checkpoint that you
      have to watch out for, and it's the one just as you're getting off the
      highway. When you're coming to the end of the highway you'll jump off
      it to the ground. During that jump you'll see the checkpoint as soon as
      you jump. Try and aim your car towards the left side of the highway to
      hit it correctly, else you might as well restart the race if everyone's
      right on top of you. If you have a lead on people then find an up ramp
      nearby quickly and get to that checkpoint to try to either keep the
      lead, or have about one or two racers with you. Win this race and you
      get the fastest motorcycle in the game.
    - Nikko -
    - Alright.....Nikko and his bunch don't have much skill to talk of in
      this race but they have what it takes to win the race. Now you 
      shouldn't have much probs with them in this race, but you will have a
      hell of a time with the weather conditions. It's raining so much that
      your car will fishtail alot during this race, plus braking is complete
      bitch to do. This is a race that takes some patience and driving skills
      to pull off the win. There are cops in this race, but because of the
      weather it will affect them as well. If you can get by all the racer
      and keep a nice lead over all of them the cops will worry about the
      other racers instead of you. Also save one nitro for the end of the
      race. When you're driving towards the finish line through the back
      alleys and what not, you'll see a ramp that allows to jump to the
      finish line. You have to use a nitro here to reach it, otherwise you'll
      come up short everytime. This race may take you a try or two to win at
      because of weather conditions, but other than the weather there
      shouldn't be too much of anything else that can affect you to lose.
    - This race beyond annoying. You have the ultimate time limit race from
      this one. Each checkpoint only brings your timer back to 15 to 20
      seconds of time. Each checkpoint is relatively close to each other,
      but the heavy traffic and the now very competitive Nikko crew will
      make this one a very irritating race. Cops show up every now and then
      to try to screw you over also. There's really no shortcuts to get to
      each checkpoint so this is a straight shot race. All you have to do is
      avoid heavy traffic while keeping up the pressure with Nikko and his
      racers and you'll win. Trust me when I say that that's easier said than
      done. This race will take you alot of tries to nail it down right. Just
      avoid screwing anything up and you'll win. When you do finally win at
      this race you'll get the Knight.
    - Ken'ichi -
    - Alright....I hate this race as much as I hate seeing a white guy try
      too hard to be black. It took me friggen forever to finally win at this
      race. Ken'ichi is no joke and neither are his associates that race with
      him. So in order to win at this race you're gonna have to dig deep
      within yourself to bring out a level of skill you never thought you had
      to win. The checkpoints aren't that hard to get to, but one in
      particular is. You'll see the ramp jump from Nikko's first race to hit
      the checkpoint on the other side. So save one nitro for this jump,
      because if you go the long way to get to that checkpoint will
      ulitmately land you in last place, because all of the other drivers
      will hit the jump. It does require some aiming to hit it just right,
      so if you miss the first few times you will have to restart the race.
      Try hitting the nitro with yourself aimed forward without drifting left
      or right in the middle of the ramp. Other than that one jump there's
      really nothing I can say about the race except worrying about keeping
      up with Ken'ichi. Bust out all the skills you have on him and do what 
      you can to win this one. It does surprise me that Ken'ichi is not a 
      champion.........makes you wonder who the champ is and what they'll
      bust out on you when you race them.
    - This is how you can repay Gina's debt by taking out the racers with the
      cop car. To do so just slam into them and they're out of commision. The
      cop car is extremely fast so you shouldn't have much trouble taking out
      the cars. In fact the traffic was taking them out left and right so
      much for me that all I had to do was crash into them. I beat this one
      in just under a minute on my first try, so you can either call that
      dumb luck, an easy task, or I got those exrtemely mad skills. You
    - Now that you've paid off Gina's debt Ken'ichi only has a problem with
      you. Seems you hurt his pride when you beat him in that first race. So
      now he's out for blood. Time to show him why you possess the greatest
      skills around. This race is carried out in the rain, but don't let that
      stop you since Ken'ichi doesn't seem to care. He's still got those
      asskicking skills needed to win this one even if his associates
      doesn't. The checkpoints don't really have that many shortcuts to them
      and they're all in pretty straight order. Just worry about the heavy
      traffic and the rain. Alot of the cars in this race are completely
      F***ING STUPID!!!!!!!!! I counted 7 cars that deliberately turned into
      me causing me to spin off and crash. They move fine if any of the other
      drivers pass them, but as soon as you get close to them they swerve
      right into you. Watch out for this as it seems it's a random thing. It
      took me a few tries to win at it, but not as many as the first race
      with Ken'ichi. If you handled yourself well in the bad weather race
      with Nikko, then you shouldn't have much probs with this one if you can
      keep up with Ken'ichi and put pressure on him. You'll win the Saikou
      XS for this race.
    - Makoto -
    - The All District No. 1 Racer and Champion......but the guy looks like
      he's damn near 60! He's been around the block long since we were born,
      and he's not about to lose to some young punk looking to make a name
      for himself......time to show him what the youth is all about.
    - Ok this first race is gonna take alot of what you got. You can't use
      any nitro because they're all saved for making ramp jumps. That's right
      ....there are three ramp jumps in this race. This is a time limit race
      where you have to make it through all the checkpoints in under 3
      minutes and 30 seconds. The first two checkpoints are ramp jumps so be
      ready for them. The final checkpoint also is a ramp jump, the big one
      that you hit on Nikko's first run and Ken'ichi's first run as well.
      This race will take you quite a few tries as it did me, but since all
      you're doing is racing against the time, then that is all you need to
      worry about. There are alot of cops on this race so beware of that.
      There are quite a few trucks and buses that you will run into here, but
      the cops are what you will have to watch out for more. This is tough,
      but not that tough. With the right car that you can use extremely well
      and you should have this race in the bag.
    - Let me say right off the bat that I don't know how I did it, but I beat
      him on the first try. I came out with everything I had, and it was an
      extremely close race, but in the end I came out on top. I think it was
      because everyone had used up all the nitros throughout the race. You
      will have to save up one nitro for a ramp jump. So that leaves you and
      everyone else with just 2 nitros to use. It seems we all used them on
      straightaway shots and to get ahead of each other at certain points in
      the race. I used every shortcut and trick I knew of to win this one,
      not to mention all the skill I  possibly have to win. This race is
      extremely tough to win at, and it's even more difficult since it's in
      the rain. The traffic's not that bad, and didn't run into any cops in
      this race, so it's basically a race between you and the other racers.
      Since you've only got to worry about the weather in this race put all
      your focus into the other drivers. It's time that you let everything
      you have out in order to win this thing. It's not going to be easy,
      but put all the pressure you can on all the drivers and you'll win it.
      Once you've beat this guy you win yourself a brand new car and the
      Tokyo Championship.
    7) The World Champion
    - Savo -
    - This is it.......whatever brought you this far in this game, you're
      gonna have to use that to win. This is the Street Racing World Champion
      that you're about to go up against......this is no joking matter now.
      Time to dethrone the champ to make way for a new champion. The car of
      choice for this one is the Torque JX. I'm not telling you to use a car
      that you're comfortable with, I'm telling you that this is the only 
      car that'll stand up against Savo. I don't care if you're great with
      another car, you have to use this one to even stand a chance against
      him. With that out of the way I wish you good luck and bust out those
      extreme skills of yours. You have Gina's support throughout all the
      Savo races, as she will chime in every now and then through Savo's
      rants and trash talking to give you words of encouragement. Also if
      you've made it this far then you have my respect and support as well.
      I know if you've made to Savo then you do have what it takes to become
      the true champion.
    - Alright........this is a loooong race. You race all over the city of
      Tokyo on this one. Savo and his crew aren't the greatest for nothing.
      The heavy traffic on this stage will hurt all of you though, but a good
      point is that there's no cops. Save nitro for the only jump you have to
      take in this race, which is to make it to the finish line. You have to
      worry about heavy traffic like crazy in this stage, and at one point
      subway cars. Take that into effect along with the best of best you're
      racing and this makes for a race with tons of tries in order to finally
      win. I really have nothing more that I can tell you. You can rarely use
      shortcuts effectively in this stage, so do what you can with the alleys
      and streets. Using SST and your 3 extra Nitros will ensure a victory,
      along with all the other techs you've earned, but to really beat you're
      gonna have to come out with skills that you've never thought possible.
      Savo's one tough son of a bitch, but he is beatable. Defeat him to move
      on to the next round of punishment.
    - This race took me hours to finally win at. The race itself is a time
      limit race. You have exactly 5 minutes and 30 seconds to reach the
      finish line. This isn't easy at all. You're driving all over Tokyo as
      well again with heavy traffic all over the place and buses and other
      heavy trucks galore. Use the same tactics you used on Savo and his crew
      in the first race, but make sure you keep an eye on the clock on this
      race. You can freely use all the nitros that you want in this race, and
      take any and all shortcuts that you know about or find out in this race
      to reach checkpoints. This race is much more difficult than the first
      one, so numerous tries will give you the exprience needed to finally
      win at this race. Keep the skills flying and the pressure turned all
      the up to come out on top.
    - Savo moves things to Paris now. The first race here is an in any order
      checkpoint race, with 4 checkpoints at the farthest reaches of the
      city. I can't tell you which way to go on this one, just find a route
      that you know with tons of shortcuts you can hit and you'll win this
      one. The traffic is heavy on this one with no cops. Shortcuts are the
      key to winning this race so cut every corner on this one. This one
      didn't take me as long to win at as the second one did, but it still
      took me tons of tries and time. I started off going towards the one to
      the left from the direction you face at the start so you can try that
      way if you want and ten go wherever like me, but I leave this race up
      to you since there's no clear cut way to going about this race except
      to know where all the shortcuts are.
      *** Here's a pretty damn good tip from Chris, so make use of it! ***
      *** hey, i was reading your walkthrough (really helpful) just after i
      beat  Savo's 1st race in Paris. This one took me a week to beat when i
      just found the best route ever. When Savo is talking before the race,
      do a full 180  (burnout + left or right). As soon as the race starts,
      go to the right a little and go through the ferris wheel. Keep going
      straight until you get to that circle intersection with that wierd
      thing in the middle of it. Take a left turn, go up that little hill,
      take a left and go through that little box that sends you flying to the
      island. Take that checkpoint, and when you get to that intersetion off
      of the island, take a right. Go straight and off of those stairs ahead
      of you. Take the 2nd right turn that you see. go straight down that
      road until you see an alley that leads you to the highway. Go in there
      get your CP, get off with the exit ramp and start heading to that
      circle intersection. Follow your arrow.  Get that CP and follow your
      arrow until you get to a T-intersection. Take a left go down that road,
      go into that alley thing, up that ramp, go into the circle-like pipe
      and hit the huge jump. Go through those church doors and get your last 
      CP. Now, this is where you win the race and go from 6th to 1st. go 
      diagonnally left until you see a C (catacombs) sign. Knock the doors
      down and get in there. Go straight through until you get out. Take a
      left from the glass triangle thing and go to the left of the other
      catacomb enterance. This takes a few times to win, and i raced with the
      Nouasagi so i didn't put where to use your NOS, for all of you using a
      car. ***
    - Maybe the pressure's finally getting to Savo and his crew, or either
      that my skills have improved greatly. In either case this is the first
      legit race that you have with Savo. The checkpoints are positioned to
      where you race everybody without much traffic. Granted you're gonna go
      through some areas that have heavy traffic, but you don't stay in them
      long. That means that you're squarely racing Savo and his crew. This
      will be a race to determine who's got the best skills. There's no
      checkpoints that are tricky to get to and it's all pretty
      straightforward so show Savo those skills first hand that he's had
      trouble stopping so far.
    - The traffic actually lightens up in this race. You're back in Los
      Angeles, thank god........if you're like me then you know the shortcuts
      all over this place, and they're going to come in handy for this race.
      This race is yet another any direction race. Start off by heading
      towards the checkpoint batch with the white circles. To get to them
      first keep heading forward on the road you start on until you see the
      first off ramp on your right. The first checkpoint here will be on that
      can be hit from both sides. The second one will be to your right and
      have an off ramp to go on. Take the off ramp until you come across the
      third and final checkpoint for this batch. Now immedieately after you
      clear it hit the brakes and turn around to see an off ramp just to your
      left. Take it and it'll take you into oncoming traffic. When you come
      across the first off ramp on your left take it and it'll put you out
      onto the streets and into another batch of three checkpoints. After
      you've cleared this three it's up to you where you go from there. This
      place is the only race that has rain on it so you have to deal with
      poor traction. Just remember how you dealt with it on the previous
      tracks on you'll be fine. I've started you off on the fastest and 
      greatest direction I found, now go to the rest and then finish this
      race to go to the final race with Savo. It's time to show him that's
      he's truely nothing at all.
    - This is it.........the final race.......can you handle it? I've got
      the confidence that you can. You've made it this far so finish the job.
      This is the longest race in the game with you driving all over Los
      Angeles. It's a straight forward race with heavy traffic, but no cops
      or rain. All you have to worry about is the traffic and Savo and his
      crew at there full 100%. All I can say is you have to have the skills
      to win this one. Use any and all shortcuts. Time to become one of the
      few that have truely beaten this game. Win this race and you'd of
      defeated the hardest racing game around. Don't disappoint me now. Take
      Savo down.
    - You finally did it and have become the new champion. You got yourself
      Savo's sweet ass ride and the respect that you well deserve. Only thing
      is.......you notice that your game still isn't complete. You're missing
      some few percent to become a total 100% complete. What did you do 
      wrong? Nothing.........to finish this game off once and for all it's
      time to enter the Arcade Mode.
    8) Arcade Mode
    - You've beat Career Mode and are now pretty happy about yourself. I'll
      bet you look in the mirror alot now and think "Damn I'm good!". Well
      you finally notice you're just at 84.6% completed. What did I do wrong?
      Did I miss something? Hey no worries alright.......like I said......
      you've earned my respect by now by defeating Savo and becoming a fellow
      World Champion. You're no longer the little shrimp that I once knew at
      the beginning of this guide. To get your well deserved 100% you have to
      enter Circuit Mode in Arcade Mode and get first place on each track
      there. That's the only way to finally get 100% completion. Luckily
      after all that exprience of becoming the World Champion and a new sweet
      ride, the Veloci, things are looking your way. This should be cake walk
      for you. Also just to let everyone know.......THERE'S NO TRAFFIC, COPS,
      BAD WEATHER.....NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's all between you and the
      other racers in Circuit Mode.
    - Los Angeles -
    - Gotta start somewhere, and what better place than here?
    - LA Turismo -
    - Ok......now I'm guessing you're using the Veloci.......I know I am.
      This race is simple. Just go through the checkpoints as they appear
      just like any other race you've been through. Now the only difference
      is that there's laps. Yep, you're starting lap races. Now there are
      only 2 laps for this race. If you are using the Veloci then this gonna
      be an embarassment. I finished the whole race before any of the other
      cars finished one lap. I'm expecting the same from you. No worries on
      this race.
    - River Raid -
    - Me and the Veloci......we make a great pair........as well you and the
      Veloci too. Another easy race. Don't you wish it was like this during
      Career Mode? 3 Laps on this one. No worries on this race.
    - Runoff -
    - 3 Laps of easyness. No worries here. Just get it over with to raise
      your percentage.
    - Arrivals & Departures -
    - All I really did was just make sure my favorite song was playing while
      I gave the computer a spanking. 2 Laps of no competition on this one.
      I do have to say that the computer is trying to get better. They at
      least learned the burnout technique now. No worries here.
    - Beverly Thrasher -
    - Maybe I should go easy on the computer? Nah. 2 Laps of laughter on
      this one. After you've won this one you get the LA Cop car. No worries
      for this race.
    - Paris -
    - Maybe some competition will rise up? I don't think so........nothing
      can handle my Veloci , or your Veloci either.
    - Freefall -
    - 3 Laps on this one. I'll be damned if they didn't keep with me in the
      beginning. Maybe they actually want to start winning? No worries on
      this race.
    - Louvre Launch -
    - I wonder if I'll ever have to use the Nitros to catch up with people. 4
      Laps that go by real fast. No worries on this race.
    - Tourist Trap -
    - Remember the time when you had to use a Nitro Boost to clear a big 
      jump? That's why I love the Veloci......no boost needed to clear them.
      3 Laps to deal with on this one. No worries on this race.
    - Arc De Trioumph -
    - Sometimes you have to slow down in order to get checkpoints. 3 Laps
      of never ending fun with this one. No worries on this race.
    - Necro Modellista -
    - What the hell???? I said there'd be no damn rain!!!!!! .........Ah what
      does it matter? With this car they still can't keep up with me or you!
      3 Laps of splashtasic mayhem. No worries on this race.
    - Evening Mass -
    - Too bad the rain doesn't affect me underground since that's where
      you'll be racing alot of the time. You'll earn the Paris Cop Car on
      this race since it's the last one. No worries on this race.
    - Tokyo -
    - It's coming down to the end now..........soon you'll have your 100%
      completion of the game.
    - Shinjuki Speedway -
    - Enough of the rain already......it's not like it's gonna stop me from
      winning! 3 Laps of wide spaces to nitro boost in if you want. No
      worries on this race.
    - Ouroboros -
    - A race in the river.......least wise it stopped raining. 3 Laps of
      smooth sailing on this one. No worries on this race.
    - Sonic Waves -
    - Was it meant to be this easy, or is it just me? Oh well.....3 Laps of
      no probs. No worries on this race.
    - Tribulation -
    - *yawns* 3 Laps of long stretches. No worries on this race.
    - Hangtime -
    - *watches Cartoon Network while letting you finish off the race* 3 Laps
      of high jumping, may need to boost on the first jump. No worries on
      this race.
    - Clouded Vision -
    - *changes the channel to the Playboy channel. :D Closes the door while
       you finish this race* 2 Laps........no worries........
    - Bullet Train II -
    - ZZzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZzzzz. You've finally unlocked the Tokyo Cop
      Car, got 100% completion, and above all else...........the fastest car
      in the game SLF450X. The thing looks like a friggen jet for god's sake.
      You've mastered this game now. Go forth and brag to your hearts
    9) The Song List
    - Here's the listing of all the songs that can be found in the game.
      Download them if you can find them, or hope that Rockstar Games has
      come out with the soundtrack to this game. If they did it'd be one hell
      of a cd to buy, and I know I'd but it.
    - Los Angeles -
    Midnight Club Theme - 8-Off Agallah
    Ride Out - 8-Off Agallah & Ike Ryes
    Live 135 - patientzero
    Aurora - Nokternal
    Let's Go - Tre Little
    G's Up - Tony Touch Feat. Doo Wop
    Timeshift - Subtech
    Mirage - Moogroove
    Put Your Top Down - Tre Little
    Midnight Club II - Blu Warta
    What is it - Tommy Tee Feat. Master Ace
    Escaping Sao Paulo - Projections
    Space Station - Kinnder
    Never Could Have Your Heart - Misstress Barbara vs Barbara Brown
    - Paris -
    Nix - Golden Boy
    When I Fall in Love (Strike Acid Dub) - Axis
    Blue Owl - Art of Trance
    Turbo - Thomas Bangalter
    Extra Dry - Thomas Bangalter
    Rococco - Kansai
    Stealth - Art of Trance
    Jump Jet - Alpine Stars
    Round About Midnight - Antenna
    Silver Screen (Shower Scene) Felix Da Housecat
    It's Good For You To Meet People Like Us - Golden Boy
    Sequel 2 Sub - Felix Da Housecat
    Outrun - Thomas Bangalter
    - Tokyo -
    Paranoize - Flip Path Mix
    Syntrax - Jack Henderson
    Brain 21 "Something For Your Mind" Kaylab Remix - Michael Da Brain
    Brain 26 "Question" Non Vocal Mix - D-Noiser
    Electrified - DJ Robert & Martinez Brothers
    Elements of Trance-DJ Kim's Reload Mix - ACM
    Brain 35 "Only A Illusion" Non Vocal Cut - Michael Da Brain
    Brain 29 "Demon of the Church" mix 1 - D-Noiser
    Simon and Lisa - Blumarten
    Mirage - Moogrove
    Home Videos - Blumarten
    10) Game Worthy Cheats
    - Here's a listing of cheats that I find to be extremely useful for the
      game. I won't list all of the cheats here, you can go to the cheats
      section of GameFAQs for that. Just the ones that are truely that good
      that will help you out. Remember that all cheats are case sensitive,
      meaning that you have to put it in the way it is shown. If it has a
      capital letter in the cheat, then you have to put it in capitalized.
      If you put it in correctly the cheat will disappear from the type box.
    - Toggle the Game Difficulty -
    - Enter howhardcanitbe0-9.  The 0-9 part of the cheat determines how hard
      or easy you want the game. 0 being the easiest and 9 being the hardest.
      So if you wanted the game to be easy then you put it in as
    - Infinite Nitrous -
    - Enter greenLantern
    - Machine Gun and Rockets -
    - Enter savethekids. To use the guns hit the High Beam Button, and to use
      the rockets hit the Horn Button.
    - Never take any damage -
    - Enter gladiator
    - Unlock All Cars -
    - Enter theCollector
    - Unlock Everything in Arcade Mode -
    - Enter rimbuk. This code unlocks all the cars, locations, guns, rockets,
      and infinite nitro.
    11) Credits
    - Lets give some credit to me for making this thing and putting up with
      all the lip service from the game. I mean that is one sarcastic game
    - Giving a shout out to Amit. Thanks for watching my back and
      correcting me. You rule.
    - Big creds goto Chris for a badass tip on the Savo Paris Race 1. You're
      the man Chris.....you're the man....
    - Gotta give creds to the dudes that made this game. They are on the
      top of their game.
    - Creds go out to all those who contributed cheats for this game in the
      cheat section of GameFAQs. It's where I picked and chose the Game
      Worthy Cheats, and there's still more I didn't list. So if you're
      looking for that little extra something then go check there and pay
      homage to those that look out for us in the cheats section.
    - If I made any mistakes that you feel I should correct post haste.....
      then please....by all means e-mail me to call me dirty names and say
      how poorly I made the walkthrough along with the correct information
      so that I may correct my mistake and put your name where you gave
      me the info.....thanks a bunch and sees yas
      Alex "Joker" Hall