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Ridge Racer 64 Strategy Guide

Version 1.0 by

02/05/04

Ridge Racer 64
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Racing is fun again!


   An informative guide by FLOWERPOT
               AliTareen@hotmail.com
                         Version 1.0
                           Alitareen



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01   Revision History
02   Car Driving 101
03   The Automobiles
04   Legal Disclaimer
05   End





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Wednesday, July 19, 2000: Version 1.0
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* First Version. Complete Guide.
* E-mail me with additions or corrections.




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Controls:
Analog      : Movement
Start Button: Pause / Select
Z Button    : Shift Down
L Button    : Shift Down 
R Button    : Shift Up
A Button    : Acceleration / Make selections in menus
B Button    : Brakes / Cancel selections in menus
C ^         : Toggle views 
C >         : Toggle mirror on/off (Cockpit View)
C <         : Toggle radar on/off


Modes of Play:

Quick Play  : Jump right into the race! Race 3 laps around the 
Revolution Novice course in the F/A Racing car against 11 computer 
controlled cars. Your car will be an S class with automatic 
transmission.
Grand Prix  : This is the main mode! Choose any available track and any 
available car, then select certain settings. The number of laps is pre-
determined for each track, and you will race against 11 computer-
controlled cars.
Car Attack  : Compete for better cars! Once you have won the first 
stage trophy, the car attack mode will become available. Choose the car 
you want to race against. Select any available car and determine 
certain settings. The number of laps is pre-determined for each track, 
and you will race against a single, higher powered computer opponent. 
If you beat the computer car, that car will be added to your garage. 
Time Attack : You have the track all to yourself! After choosing the 
course, select Time Attack or Freerun. If you choose freerun, there 
will be no set number of laps. If you select Time Attack, the number of 
laps will be preset to match the Grand Prix races. If you break a lap 
or race record in the Set Records mode, you will be asked to enter your 
name in the records book. Woo! 


Environments:
*note* each environment has different courses within, which is why many 
of the stages look the same.

Ridge Racer
The city-scape of Ridge Racer is the backdrop for these classic races. 
Race through the crowded downtown, then blast through the mountain 
tunnels on you way to the sunny beaches nearby. For the Ridge Racer 
elite, a high speed race through the moonlit downtown has been created 
exclusively for RR64. If you have what it takes, you can compete on 
these streets which, until now, have been seen but never raced on.

Revolution
The scenic Northwest is the new setting for the three courses from 
Ridge Racer revolution. Leave the city in your rearview as you climb 
into the evergreen-covered mountains and rocket through breathtaking 
canyons and valleys. These narrow, winding courses require driving 
skill and precision to master, especially in the latter stages.

Renegade
The sun-baked desert of the Southwest paints the background for three 
all-new courses designed exclusively for RR64. Youí†ll be burning rubber 
through sand-blasted gulches and twisting tunnels on your way through 
devious courses designed to test your Ridge Racer driving skills. No 
time to stop for water! These courses are the toughest youí†ll encounter 
at each stage. 




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Legend:      Speed- Depends on top speed
             Acceleration- How fast the car reaches top speed
             Handling- How well car responds to controls
             Grip- How well car handles corners and sliding
             Flowerpotí†s note- My opinion on the car


01   F/A Racing 
     Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Good car to start out with if you are completely 
foreign to racing simulation controls and dynamics.

02   RT Ryukyu
     Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Low
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  High
*  Flowerpot Says: Good for turning corners but just doesní†t cut it 
when you really need to get into first place after falling to fifth 
in the last lap.

03   Pac Racing
     Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Very Low
     Grip        :  Very Low
*  Flowerpot Says: Sure, it has awesome acceleration, but it only 
accelerates to ití†s top speed, which isní†t something this car can 
boast about.

04   RT Solvalou
     Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Very Low
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: My favorite out of the first four starting cars. It 
is not great when it comes to turning but it make up for the bad 
grip with a nice top speed that can overrun the three other starting 
cars.

05 RT Pink Mappy
Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Low
     Grip        :  Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Basically the same as the F/A Racing Car, only with worse 
handling. Not a good car.

06 RT Blue Mappy
Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Below Average
     Grip        :  Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Identical in looks to the RT Pink Mappy (except color) and is 
basically the same except for slightly better handling.

07 Galaga RT Prid's
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: This is the car I used the most when I only had 7 cars, but 
it was soon replaced. The speed isn't all that great and it's best quality is 
handling, which isn't something to brag about either.

08 Galaga RT Carrot
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Very High
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: The acceleration and grip of this car are identical to the 
Galaga RT Prid's but it has a faster speed and much better handling which makes 
this one much better. It's also one of the nicer looking cars in RR64.

09 RT Bosconian
Speed       :  Above Average
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says: After getting the Galaga RT Carrot, why would you want to 
switch to this car. It's almost identical to the very first car, except for 
slight changes in speed and grip. Big Whoop!

10 RT Nebulasray
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Once again, a crappy car that you are able to win that stands 
no chance against some cars you may already have (i.e. Galaga RT Carrot/RT 
Solvalou).

11 RT Xevious Red
Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Low
     Grip        :  Very Low
*  Flowerpot Says: This car may be horrible at turning tight corners, but it's 
awesome acceleration makes up for it. Each time it loses speed by crashing, it 
makes up for it with the acceleration. The speed can compare to some other cars.

12 RT Xevious Green
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: The RT Xevious Green trades in the great acceleration of the 
RT Xevious Red for a better speed and more handling. The extra handling still 
doesn't suffice for large corners, especially in the Renegade environment. 

13 DIG Racing Team
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Above Average
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says: This car is pretty much good at everything, except grip. But 
don't worry, if you crash because of poor grip, the nice acceleration will 
quickly speed you up to the high top speed this car has.

14 Micro Mouse Mappy
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: The only good point on this car is the speed. If you are 
confident in your turning and twisting skills, and you don't crash a lot, this 
is a good car for the third or fourth levels.

15 Thirteenth Racing Kid
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Low
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says: This speed demon has one of the best acceleration speeds in 
the game, but if your aren't such a great driver your speed will cause you to 
take a few spills on the road, slowing you down greatly.

16 White Angel
Speed       :  High

     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  High
*  Flowerpot Says: Where have you been all my life. This was my favorite car for 
a long time and has good stats in everything. Use it. Love it. Win.

17 Digipen Racing
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Wow. Go from 0-60 in less than 2 seconds.. then crash because 
of the not-so-good handling and grip. A good car for getting the lead early in 
multiplayer.

18 Assoluto Infinito
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says: Must be an Italian car? This car has strong point everywhere 
except grip, which can be made up for with the nice acceleration. The speed is 
comparable to the other cars and the handling will make you forget about poor 
grip.

19 Age Solo Supernova
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: Just like the RT Solvalou, the speed is great. But, because 
of acceleration problems, it takes time to get to your top speed. Once you are 
their, an experienced driver will have a hard time losing. One of my favorite 
looking cars.

20   Atomic Purple
     Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  High
     Handling    :  Very High
     Grip        :  Average
*  Flowerpot Says: This car is the color of my N64 controller and is also 
comparable to the Assoluto Infinito. Strong everywhere except for grip, where it 
lacks the power the speed, acceleration and handling control. 

20 Extreme Green
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  None
*  Flowerpot Says: This baby has 100% acceleration but 0% grip. You must make 
sacrifices to get good things. Many cars aren't that great in grip yet they 
still perform. Yeah, you can pick this cool-looking car, but don't expect not to 
crash.

21 Terrazi Terrific
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Average
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  Low
*  Flowerpot Says: Yet another look for a car with almost the same stats as the 
RT Solvalou.

22 Lizard Nightmare
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  Maximum
     Grip        :  High
*  Flowerpot Says: Excellent acceleration and handling lay inside the hood of 
this car. The great acceleration works fast to get the car to its very high top 
speed. If you are a good driver, you won't crash much either, because of awesome 
handling and great grip. Good car, folks.

23 Screamin' Eagle
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Maximum
     Grip        :  Maximum
*  Flowerpot Says: Good drivers will never crash in this baby and at the same 
time they'll be speeding down any level. Great car for the Renegade environment 
filled with all its twists and turns. Also, the official car of the united 
states. 

24 Ultra 64
Speed       :  Maximum
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  Maximum
     Grip        :  Maximum
*  Flowerpot Says: Can you say "Perfect"? Good drivers will be at top speed and 
hardly ever crash. Yeah baby.


SECRECT CARS

25 00-Agent
Speed       :  Maximum
     Acceleration:  Low
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  Below Average
*  Flowerpot Says:  This is the best looking car in the game. Wow! It has 
awesome speed but takes forever to speed up because of bad acceleration. Once 
it's at it's top speed, don't expect not to crash, because and handling and grip 
aren't that great.

26 Galaga '88
Speed       :  High
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  Very High
     Grip        :  None
*  Flowerpot Says: This car is not a car. It is a flying spaceship. It be better 
if it could fly over other cars, but all it can do is crash a lot. Don't pick 
it.

27 Blinky
Speed       :  Average
     Acceleration:  Maximum
     Handling    :  Maximum
     Grip        :  None
*  Flowerpot Says: A pac-man character as a car? Not a good idea. He moves 
slower than a school bus and isn't the greatest turner. Good when playing by 
yourself on FREERUN, but not in any race.

28 Red Shirt Rage
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Low
     Handling    :  High
     Grip        :  Maximum
*  Flowerpot Says: Nice top speed, which will take you a long time to reach 
because of crappy acceleration. Also, don't expect to crash in the Grip Charged 
car. 

29 Crazy Canuck
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Maximum
     Grip        :  Maximum
*  Flowerpot Says: The Canadians have built a great car only surpassed by the 
Ultra 64.

30 Caddy Car
Speed       :  Maximum
     Acceleration:  Very Low
     Handling    :  Average
     Grip        :  None
*  Flowerpot Says: The fastest caddy car in the world will never win a race for 
you, but it will crash for you :)

31 Pooka
Speed       :  Very High
     Acceleration:  Very High
     Handling    :  Low
     Grip        :  Very Low
*  Flowerpot Says: You may actually win a race with this guy. I was able to come 
in second on in a Renegade environment level. I crashed a lot, but I did it!




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