N E E D * F O R * S P E E D * F O U R ___ __ __________ __________ ______________ / | / // ________// ________//_ _ ___ _/ / /| | / // /____ / /_______ / / | | / / / / | | / // _____/ /_______ / / / | | / / / / | |/ // / ________/ /__/ /___| |/ /_ /_/ |___//_/ /_________//______________/ H I G H * S T A K E S ****************************************************** Need For Speed 4: High Stakes FAQ version 1.0 Steven Randolph, aka Ewok King org. 7:24 PM 8/27/99 ****************************************************** Contents: 1. Disclaimer 2. Version history 3. About this FAQ 4. High Stakes 5. Controls 6. Secret codes 7. Game modes 8. Acknowledgements 9. Contact info ***_DISCLAIMER_*** I wrote this, so it's automatically copyrighted, you know that, don't act stupid. Don't try to say you wrote this, and don't try to sell it. Plagerism sucks, so don't contribute to the problem. If you want to put this FAQ on your site, contact me and I'll let you. Don't contact me and I'll get pissed. Capiche? The Playstation Controller farther down took a long time, and I think it is hella sweet. You can use it only if you acknowledge that I created it. Need For Speed 4: High Stakes is copyright 1999, Electronic Arts. All copyrights not mentioned are implied. ***_VERSION HISTORY_*** Version 1.0, 7:24 PM 8/27/99: FAQ completed and submitted ***_ABOUT THIS FAQ_*** I rented this game, then when I got home, I looked it up on GameFAQs. There were no FAQs for it. None. So, I knew right then that I would make the first FAQ for NFS4:HS. After I started playing the game, I knew this would be a relatively short FAQ, because the game is pretty straight forward. This FAQ isn't exactly complete, I'd like to go back and do some stuff on the individual cars and tracks, but I have to take the game back. Maybe I'll rent it again and finish up. This is my second FAQ. My first one is for Link in the N64 game, Super Smash Bros. If you get a chance to play that game, please check out my FAQ. ***_HIGH STAKES_*** High Stakes is the fourth in the popular Need For Speed series. It is named for the new game mode added. I must say that this is the best NFS yet, and one of the better racing games I've ever played. The graphics are second only to Grand Turismo, and the controls are better. This game is way better than Ridge Racer Type 4, which I didn't like too well. If you have a Dual Shock analog controller, this game is bliss! If you don't, I would recommend getting one just to feel the full effect of NFS4:HS. If you're not a big racing game fan(me), at least give this one a rent. But if you are a big racing game fan, you'll probably want to buy it. ***_CONTROLS_*** If you don't have a dual shock controller with analog, you can't experience this game completely. I recommend sticking with Control Type A: ___________ ___________ L2:rear view | | R2:shift down _________ | | _________ L1:cop menu \ | reset pause | / R1:shift up _=====_ | | _=====_ / _____ \ | | / _____ \ .-'_____`-.------|-----------|-------.-'_____`-. .' | | `. | S O N Y | .' | ___________triangle:view/ / ___| /|\ |___ \ | | / ___| /_\ |___ \ display D Pad----| | | ; |_ |_ ; | _ _ | ; | |<--- --->| | |__| |__> | ||_|-------(_)-----square:brake/reverse ; |___ | ___| ;SELECT START; |___ ___| ; circle: hand brake |\ | \|/ | / _ ___ _ \ | X-----------X:accelerate | `. |_____| .','" "', |___| ,'" "',`. |_____| .' | | `-._____.-' / \ANALOG/ \ `-._____.-' | | | |_====_| | | | /\ / \ /\ | | / `.___.' `.___.' \ | | / | \ | \ / | \ / \________/ steer \________/ To turn the display on/off, hold triangle for 1 second To honk your horn, press d pad up To change the music press L1+R1 until you have the track you want *To turn on your headlights, press L1+d pad up To turn on your turn signals, press L1+d pad left or right, again to turn off. To turn on your hazard lights, press L1+d pad down, again to turn off. When picking a car, press square, this brings up a screen where you can turn damage off and choose manual or automatic transmission, automatic is the default. * in hot pursuit mode(you're the cops), this will turn the siren and lights, on/off. ***_SECRET CODES_*** Use all cop cars on any track: Go to the user name screen and type in NFS_PD, _ being a space. You can now use all the cars on all tracks. Like the German police car on the Canadian track. Yawn. Phantom Car: Go to the user name screen and type in FLASH, you can use the Phantom Car, but you can't save. This car is _SWEET!_ Police Helicopter: Go to the user name screen and type in WHIRLY, you can use the police helicopter, but only on Test Drive Mode, and saving is disabled. This is pretty cool. Titan Car: Go to the user name screen and type in HOTROD, you can now use the Titan Car. _THIS IS THE COOLEST CAR ON THE GAME!_ It goes in excess of 220 mph! Saving is disabled. DUI: Pick any mode, track, and car, then press start. immediately hold d pad up, R1 and L2, keep holding them until the race starts. The picture is all psychadelic, like you're drunk. If you want to know why you should not drive drunk, play the game in this mode, you'll never want to touch alcohol. Outta my Way!: Pick any mode, track, and car, then press start. Immediately hold d pad left, square, and circle. Keep holding them until the race starts. Now you can cause the other cars to wreck by just barely bumping them! This works really well on Hot Pursuit mode when you're the cops. Super Cop Cars: To use the Super Cop Cars, you have to arrest 10 speeders in Hot Persuit Mode(playing as the cops). You have to do this on each track to get that track's super cop car. ***_GAME MODES_*** NFS4:HS has three game modes that can be played by either one or two players: Test Drive, Single Race, and Hot Pursuit. Let's take a look at each of these: Test Drive: In this mode you can take one lap on any open track, with any available car. Use this to get the feel of each individual track. This mode has traffic, so it's not just you riding around. Single Race: Here you can take two laps on any open track, but you have to buy a car. You can race alone, with one other car, or a full grid. No prize money. Hot Pursuit: Before Grand Theft Auto, before Driver, there was NFS3: Hot Pursuit. The first game that let you run from the cops. This great mode is back and better than ever. You can either pick a super car and run from the cops on any open track, or pick a cop car and bust purps. In the cop mode, press L1 to bring up a menu in the lower right corner, then press the proper button for backup, road blocks, spike belts, etc. There are two modes you can only play as one player: Tournament, and Special Events: Tournament: Buy a car and complete a series of races for prize money. Use the money to buy both car upgrades and new cars. You are required to have different cars for different tournaments. Special Events: These are special tournaments that have both tougher qualifying requirements and entry fees. Special Events are not for novices! There is only one mode specific to two player play: High Stakes Mode. High Stakes: In olden times, the ancient ones would drag race for car titles. So it do be in High Stakes mode. You think that Car you've spent so much time and money on is The Sh*t? Does your friend think the same thing about his car? See who is really the greatest by plugging in each of your memory cards and racing. The winner gets the loser's car. Forever. That car is completely erased from the loser's card! ***_TIP_*** save your NFS game to another memory card before playing, just in case you lose. Just in case. ***_ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS_*** I'd like to thank my little bro', Joey. That's it. ***_CONTACT INFO_*** If you have any comments, things to add to the FAQ, wanna' talk about Star Wars, or some such, my email is ewokking98@yahoo.com I also have a website of Star Wars Fan Fiction at http://www.angelfire.com/ok2/EwokKingsFanFiction ****************************************************** Thanx for reading my FAQ! ******************************************************