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    * Wave Race 64 FAQ *
    Author: Jdude84
    E-Mail: Jdude84@Hotmail.com
    Version: 1.5(FINAL)
    ==========Version Hitory==========
    1.0 All done with the first edition!
    1.1 Added Stunts section.
    1.2 Added Game Data And Review
    1.5 Added one new section, added a bit to the current sections. Final Version.
    1. Controls
    2. Gameshark Codes
    3. Hints, Tips, And Codes
    4. Stunts
    5. Game Data
    6. Review
    7. Credits
    8. Tracks
    9. Legal Stuff
    10. The End
    1. Controls
    R: Sharp Turn (Use with control stick)
    L: Sharp Turn (Use with control stick)
    D-Pad: Not used
    C-Left: Not Used
    C-Right: Not Used
    C-Up: Change Camera Angle
    C-Down: Change Camera Angle
    Z: Accelerate
    A: Accelerate
    Move: Control Stick
    Stunts - See section 4
    As you can see, you use basiclly just the 3 buttons to race, making this one of 
    the simpler games to control.
    2. Gameshark Codes
    99 Points
    Always Place 1st
    Infinite Course Out Time
    Infinite Time Stunt Mode
    Maximum Power
    Misses Don't Count
    R Shoulder Turbo Boost
    Super Speed 
    Maximum Power P2
    3. Hints, Tips, And Codes
    To see the baby dolphins, go to Championship, Normal, then Warm Up. Now follow 
    the dolphin three times around the course as best as possible. If you follow him 
    correctly he will jump over the Bridge after the Dolphin Park sign. It's 
    important that you do what the dolphin does, so if it does a barrel roll as it 
    clear the jumps, then do barrel rolls; if it does flips, then do flips, etc. The 
    dolphin seems to randomly make a choice as to which trick (if any) it performs 
    each time you turn on the machine, so if you aren't good at the tricks, keep 
    restarting machine until he's just clearing the jumps. To see the killer whale, 
    repeat this trick 30 times without a mistake. Good luck!
    To view the big dolphin, you must go to Championship, Normal, then Warm Up. If 
    you do this 20 times consecutively you will see a larger dolphin in Dolphin 
    While selecting your jetski, highlight any character and hold Up on the analog 
    stick. Continue to hold until your character and jetski change color. 
    As you start up ramp, press and hold Down. As soon as you clear the ramp, press 
    and hold Up to dive under water. 
    Hint: This works best with wild waves. It just slows you down with calm waves. 
    Select Stunt Mode mode and enter Dolphin Park. Next go through all the rings and 
    perform the following tricks:
    Backwards spin 
    Stand with backflip 
    Single backflip off ramp 
    Dive off ramp 
    Barrel roll off ramp in both directions 
    If you did the trick correctly a dolphin will squeak when you cross the finish 
    line. To ride your dolphin, select Dolphin Park in a Championship Race and hold 
    Down while selecting your racer. 
    First get some speed with the jet ski. When you are on the ramp tap Up one inch 
    from the top of the ramp and hold Down to do your flip. Instead of making the 
    character do one complete flip hold the Down button longer so he does another 
    turn. If you do it correctly he will land perfectly and ride on.
    Hint: J.Meter is the best racer to do this with; especially on the small ramps. 
    This stunt can earn you over 2000 points if done properly. Head straight at a 
    ramp and gain as much speed as possible. Then about an inch from the top of the 
    ramp push the joystick in the up/diagonal position and then pull down and hold. 
    If your timing was right you'll do a side flip, then a back flip and land 
    Note: J. Meter is the best one to do this with. 
    Press Start as soon as you complete a stunt. If done correctly all sounds should 
    stop except for the announcer. You want to pause the game as soon as the 
    announcer starts talking after you do a stunt. If done correctly, you can get up 
    to 30,000 points on a level!
    Addendum: For even more points, cross the finish line at 0 time. This will push 
    your score even higher! 
    Simply do a barrel roll while going off a ramp at incredibly high speed. The 
    combination effect is very nice and gives you plenty of points. If you can't get 
    it right, play with the timing a little, that's where the REAL skill comes in. 
    To do a hand stand, simply press down then up quickly, then press up again but 
    this time HOLD it. You should do a hand stand! 
    Get up as much speed as possible and head for a ramp. As you reach the peak of 
    the ramp, press the control stick Down and Left or Down and Right. 
    To get a very quick start, tap the accelerator during every beep, if you do this 
    correctly you add 3 lights to your power meter and you are already on your bike 
    when the announcer says go! 
    If you win the gold cup on Expert, you get a Reverse option. Unlike Mario Kart 
    64 where the tracks are only "mirrored", in WaveRace 64 you can actually run the 
    courses in their opposite direction. 
    To ride backwards, rotate the joystick clockwise and quickly press and hold 
    At the start of the race, press the Accelerate button immediately before the 
    third beep. 
    To do 3+ flips in Glacier Coast on stunt mode, simply go to the big patch of ice 
    just after the long narrow pass and do the double side flip. You will need to 
    hold "Down" on the D-Pad to do numerous flips. As soon as you dismount the patch 
    of ice your score will show.
    Hint: Works best with J. Meter. After a few flips he (or she) will start to do a 
    sort-of nose-dive down into the ice. If this happens you are screwed but it 
    shouldn't do that if you only do 4 or 5 flips. Rack up the POINTS! 
    When you start the game and it says "wave race," push UP, UP, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, 
    RIGHT, C-LEFT, C-RIGHT in 6 or less seconds, during the game you can do a triple 
    flip easily on any ramp, but you must be going with max power. 
    For a faster jetski, hold the gas button immediately before the announcer says 
    "Go!" The closer you are to the announcement, the faster your jetski will go
    4. Stunts
    Control Stick Down, Then Up and Hold to execute.
    Points: 300+
    Riding Backwards
    Rotate control stick clockwise, and hold down to execute.
    Points: 400-750
    Ride Standing
    Rotate control stick counter-clockwise, and hold up to execute.
    Points: 400+
    Ride Standing+Backflip
    Rotate control stick counter-clockwise, then tap down to execute.
    Points: 500+
    -Airial Stunts-
    Submarine Dive
    Off Ramp, press down, then hold up.
    Points: 1,000+
    Barrel Roll
    Off ramp, tap left, then hold right, or...tap right, then hold left to execute.
    Points: 1300+
    Off Ramp, tap up, then hold down to execute.
    Points: 1400+
    Double Flip
    Same as flip, just hold down longer. Works best with M. Jeter
    Points: 2500+
    Triple Flip
    Works only on glacier coast stage, off the huge ramp, and with M. Jeter, same as 
    double flip, only must hold down even longer!
    Points: 3400+
    Helicopter Flip
    Off Ramp, Press Left-Up, or Right-up, then down to execute.
    Points: 1500+
    Double Helicopter Flip
    Execute single flip, then perform helicopter flip.
    Points: 2700+
    Triple Helicopter Flip
    Execute double flip, then helicopter flip. Works only on glacier coast stage, 
    off the huge ramp, and with M. Jeter.
    5. Game Data
    MSRP: $39.99 (Players Choice)
    Platform: N64
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Racing
    Players: 1-2
    ESRB Rating: KA
    Memory Pack Compatible
    Rumble Pack Incompatible
    4MB Expansion Pack Incompatible
    6. Reviews
    Reviewer: Jdude84
    E-mail Address: Jdude84@hotmail.com
    This is a really fun game to play, simple as that. Racing on a jet-ski at high 
    speeds hasn't been this fun since Wave Race for the gameboy! Now it's back, and 
    better than ever! The graphics are sharp and clear, and the little extras they 
    added into the levels are cool. The music goes along great with the levels, a 
    few of them could even be considered catchy. The 1 player is really good, 
    challenging, and replayable, unlike many other racing games. And let's not 
    forget this was a 1st generation game too! The only game in this category that 
    could be posibbly better would be Wave Race 2...you never know...
    Graphics - 10
    The graphics are great for any game, not just racing, i would compare the 
    graphics to that of Super Mario 64. The courses look great, especially Port 
    Blue, the helicopter is very cool looking. The ramps actually LOOK like ramps, 
    the racers look HUMAN, and the water is CLEAR! This is the best water-racing 
    game graphically wise on the N64! 
    Music\Sound - 10
    The music is nice, and goes well with the courses. The Jet Ski sounds are great, 
    the music is really cool, and the announcer...well he's a whole different story. 
    The announcer can be a pain in the butt! Especially in Stunt Mode, he will 
    criticize you over and over again for wiping out or losing, but if your good and 
    you win every time he will say cheesy cheering lines. This isn't a problem 
    though, if your like me, you'll just choose the option which lets you turn the 
    announcer off! Haha...loser! This game is very pleasing to the ears which adds 
    to the racing excitement.
    Gameplay - 10
    This game has tons of features, Championship Mode, 2 player, time trials, Stunt 
    Mode, and plenty of options! Championship mode is really fun, especially the 
    first time, there are 4 levels of difficulty, and you race 3 other computer 
    players for the highest score. The computer is good enough to make it 
    challenging, and the levels are fun! 2 player is also fun, although 4 player 
    wouldn't of been so bad. Time trials isn't that much fun, who wants to get a 
    fast time on a jet ski? Not me! I'd rather play stunt mode! This mode is the 
    BEST, you can do a variety of stunts, both in the air, and on the water! This is 
    perhaps the best mode in the game!
    Replay Value - 9
    The replay value is good, with stunt mode being an option. After beating the 
    game entirely on championship mode you won't find yourself playing it as much 
    anymore, even though you'll give it and occasional run. The most replayable mode 
    has to be Stunt Mode, where you can compete with yourself, and your friends for 
    the highest score! The 2 player feature is nice too, as with any game!
    Overall - 10
    Great Graphics, Great Sound, Great Challenge, Great Game! Buy it today if you 
    don't have it allready, it's only $40 since it's a players choice!
    7. Tracks
    Sunny Beach
    A good chance to get an early lead. Here you will race around an oval track with 
    no obstacles or jumps. Please turn off the system if you cannot beat this.
    Sunset Bay
    Another easy course that will get you ready for the glaring lights and choppy 
    water. Gets used to the waves and the odd color of the lake due to the sunset 
    occuring. However, you should be able to get a 7(1st) on this course as well.
    Drake Lake
    This course is my favorite, due to the precise control you must have in the 
    level, and the fog that burns off on the second lap. If you have no problem 
    steering, and can see through the fog you should be able to get 1rst yet again.
    Marine Fortress
    Here you will encounter EXTREMLY violent waves and many box obstacles. Jump over 
    the log at the start via the large wave that appears, and cruise through the 
    rest of the level and it's sharp turns. If you are playing on Hard or Expert, 
    you can also take the manditory shorcut on the 2nd and 3rd laps under the gate. 
    With a little bit of luck, you should get 1rst and be riding high in first 
    Port Blue
    This is extremly fun, and exremly easy. Here you'll find mild-type waves, and if 
    you are playing on Hard, Expert, Or Reverse, a shortcut near the start to the 
    right. This is a must on all difficulties to win!
    Twilight City
    The AI gets a bit smarter here, but you should be all the better. At the 
    beginning jump over the mini-shortcut wall, or on expert, dive. Shoot over the 
    1rst sandbar to shave off a couple of seconds. Also, on the ramps, use them to 
    go slower, and avoid the obstacles, or avoid the ramp to go faster, while you 
    must dodge several spikes. It's your choice. Also, at the end, take the last 
    ramp over the dock.
    Glacier Coast
    This is THE level in the game, not to mention the only level that MAY present a 
    challenge on ANY difficulty level. The racers are fast, and there are icebergs 
    everywhere. There are also ice ramps at the start and a HUGE one at the end. 
    This is all skill, so the only advice i can give you is this. On the skidding 
    ice area, stay to the right, and slowly, continually move the stick to the right 
    instead of quickly, or you'll slip and fall.
    Southern Island
    For the last level, this is sadly easy. Near the start jump the boat via the 
    ramp, also near the end on the 1rst lap use the jump to DIVE under the bridge to 
    shave of 5 seconds or so. On the 2nd and third laps you can simply drive under 
    the bridge as the tide is MUCH lower and the bridge higher. Have fun...
    8. Credits
    Nintendo: They Made The Game
    Gamesages: I Copied The Hints From Their Site, Check It Out At 
    Me: I Wrote This FAQ
    GameFAQs: For publishing all of my FAQs.
    InterAct Accessories: Copied Codes From Their Site, Check It Out At 
    9. Legal Stuff
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    rights reserved. The most updated version can ALWAYS be found at 
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    10. The End
    That's it for now, i'm gonna go play Star Wars Rogue Squadron now, yes AGAIN..so 
    why don't you go and visit some of the other FAQs I have written? You can find 
    them all at http://www.gamefaqs.com 
                                                      ©1999 Jdude84

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