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    Salt Lake 2002 FAQ By Sitorimon
    PlayStation 2
    1-4 Players
    71kb Minimum
    FAQ version 1.0 created on 5/7/2003
    1) What is Salt Lake 2002?
    2) Downhill
    3) Slalom
    3) Aerials
    4) Ski Jumping
    5) Bobsleigh
    6) Snowboarding
    7) Credits
    1) WHAT IS SALT LAKE 2002?
    Salt Lake 2002 is the official game that covers the 2002 Winter Olympics 
    held at Salt Lake City. The game takes 6 events and recreates them for the 
    PlayStation 2 with all the realism from the commentators to the opening and 
    closing ceremonies. While the game is severely limited due to its lack of 
    events, what's there is still fun once you get used to it all.
    Each event requires a certain skill so if your struggling on one event in 
    particular, then just sift down until you get to it. If your just looking 
    for the best way to win gold, the read on!
    What to do: Ski between the red flags as fast as you can!
    What not to do: go around the gates or run into them, or the trees!
    X       - Start the run / Crouch down during the run
    <-      - Steer skis to the left
    ->      - Steer skis to the right
    Square  - When combined with left or right make a sharp but slow turn
    Triangle- Change view
    Run through:
    -After the opening sequence, press X to start your run. Try to get it as the 
    skier moves forward as he sways.
    -As soon as you get going hold down X to crouch down and gain speed. The 
    first few corners are taken flat out.
    -At around the 18 seconds and 1m-5seconds marks, there are two VERY nasty 
    jumps. If you know what angle to approach them at, then you can almost take 
    them at full speed. Otherwise, I suggest you slow down by either releasing 
    X, or make a sharp turn before the jump to slow dramatically. As you can't 
    steer in the air, you'll miss the gate and your run will be over.
    3) SLALOM
    What to do: Ski between the flags of 2 very tight runs
    What not to do: Hit trees or speed up on the tight sections
    X       - Starts the runs / Polling (speed up)
    <-      - Steer left
    ->      - Steer Right
    Square  - Jump turn
    Triangle- Change view
    Run Through:
    -The concept here is to take the tightest line possible. Do not be afraid to 
    clout the gates, as it doesn't make you crash, and go for every extra inch 
    you can.
    -Just as important as hitting the gates, is the fact you will not be 
    disqualified for missing a gate! You will be repositioned right in front of 
    the one you've missed, losing you time but not the whole run!
    -Making tight turns can be the only way to get around some gates, so don't 
    be afraid to slow down a little - It helps you later on.
    -At the start of the run, press X when the skier is leaning out of the gate 
    and don't use it again until you've cleared the last gate. Only when you've 
    cleared the last gate, tap X quickly to ski to the line as fast as possible.
    3) AERIALS
    What to do: Perform 2 jumps containing various tricks
    What not to do: Not time your jump properly or perform wrong moves
    X                   - Stop speed meter / Perform Trick
    Square              - Perform Trick
    Directional Buttons - Perform Trick / Move speed meter before jump
    Run Through:
    -This event is all about timing and accuracy.
    -You have 3 types of tricks to go for: Singles, Doubles and Triples, which 
    singles being the easiest (the difficulty rating is the number get to the 
    trick name).
    -Once you've chosen your trick, you are given a bar with a white line moving 
    horizontally across it. You have 15 seconds to get it as close to the centre 
    as you can. If you miss a little, you can press left or right to centralize 
    it before the skier reaches the launch pads.
    -Once you reach the pads, press X just when you're about to leave the pad 
    for a good take of
    -Across the bottom will flash Arrows (directional buttons) and most of them 
    will have either an X or a square inside them. When the Arrow is highlighted 
    you must press that directional button and the correct symbol TOGETHER. The 
    better your timing the better the jump.
    -TIP: It is easier to score more points but choosing a harder trick and not 
    doing too well, than choosing an easy trick and perfecting it
    What to do: Perform 2 jumps judged on length and landing
    What not to do: Cross skis in the air / forget to land!
    X    - Start the jump / Jump / Land
    Up   - Push skis inwards
    Down - Push skis outwards
    Run Through:
    -When you start on the left will be a wind meter. Press X when the wind 
    speed is strong, as it will carry you further
    -When the jumper reaches the end of the platform press X just before the red 
    line to get the maximum take off
    -Press up or down to keep your skis in the perfect position. Little arrows 
    above them will tell you how you're doing. If they are green, you're in the 
    perfect position, if they're in the red you will not net very many points!
    -Press X to land when you feel your going to hit the snow
    What to do: Run down the course as fast as possible
    What not to do: Ride the corners too high, as you'll overturn
    O       - Build speed at the start of the run
    Square  - Build speed at the start of the run
    X       - Get into Bobsleigh
    Triangle- Change View
    Run Through:
    -Yes, every Olympic game must have at least one piece of button mashing, and 
    here it is! At the start of the run press O and square alternately as fast 
    as you can to gain speed before pressing X to get the men into the 
    -From here on in, it's all about steering left and right. You must try your 
    best to keep as low in the corners as possible. Try to get the skates that 
    are on the inside of the corner right in the groove between the corner and 
    the bottom of the tube of ice (i.e. the bottom left or right) as this is the 
    quickest route.
    What to do: Beat your opponent down the course
    What not to do: Miss a flag or lose to your opponent
    X       - Start run / Crouch (Speed up)
    <-      - Steer left
    ->      - Steer right
    Square  - Jump turn
    Triangle- Change view
    Run Through:
    -The trickiest thing to get used to here is that you only have one flag on 
    your course (red or blue). On this event you go round the left of one flag, 
    then around the right of the next and so on.
    -The only thing you must do is beat the other snowboarder. If your opponent 
    misses a gate and is disqualified, don't go too fast and ruin your own run.
    -There is little point pressing X to speed up at the beginning as some of 
    the slowest corners are here. Instead speed up a the course opens up in the 
    last few corners.
    7) CREDITS
    Thank you to ATD for making a nice game!
    Gamefaqs.com for hosting and giving us a great website!
    You for reading!
    If you would like any further questions answering etc. don't hesitate to 
    contact me (subject "Salt Lake 2002") at supersi77@hotmail.com

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