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From:             CBlaney@prodigy.com (MR MICHAEL R BLANEY)
Date sent:        Sun, 23 Feb 1997 13:26:00, -0500
To:               cjayc@flex.net
Subject:          Mario Kart 64 FAQ Update

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MARIO KART 64
        Written by Chris Blaney (CBlaney@prodigy.com)


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QUICK START

Just after the second light dims, but before the blue light flashes, 
hold A
You'll speed off and leave everyone behind


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TURBO BOOST

During a powerslide, do the following
Press the direction of your turn, then the opposite direction
The E's will turn yellow
Again press the direction of your turn, then the opposite direction
The E's will turn red
Let go of the R button and you'll get a turbo boost


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COURSE GHOSTS

Race the following tracks under the given time to race the corse 
ghost

Luigi Raceway: 01'52"00
Mario Raceway: 01'30"00
Royal Raceway: 02'40"00


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MIRROR TRACKS

Achieve a gold cup in every circiut in every class
You'll have a new class to race, Extra
The tracks will be mirrored
What was once a left turn, is now right and vice versa


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SHORT CUTS


KOOPA TROOPA BEACH

About half-way through the race, you'll encounter a series of ramps
One of these ramps leads into a cave
Hit the ramp with a mushroom boost or hit R on top of the ramp
You'll come out through a waterfall with seconds shaved from your 
time

If you can't do the above shortcut, try this one
After the first ramp, steer to the right, towards the ocean
There will be a narrow strip of land with crabs on it
Watch out for the rising waters though

On the final stretch to the finish line, stay to the right of the 
ramps
Driving over the coast will save time
Watch out for crabs and rising water


D.K.'S JUNGLE PARKWAY

When you are about to jump the river, aim to your left, but not too 
far
You'll hit the booster and save time this way

When you enter the cave near the finish line, you'll see a path
Instead of following the path, head right up the cliff
This saves time but don't try to cheat too much
If you're too far to the left, you won't make the climb


YOSHI VALLEY

The fastest way to complete the maze is by going left
Either turn right when you see the porcupines or
Drive over the narrow section of the cliff
Then follow the arrows to the finish line

Take the left path of the maze
Go through the porcupines or drive over the narrow edge
When the fence guardrail ends, powerslide to the left
If you have enough speed, you'll land on another part of the track
This saves time but is difficult to land


BANSHEE BOARDWALK

When entering the ghost house, turn right
Go straight and you'll see a wooden pole
Stay to the left of the pole and jump the hole in the floor
This saves a little time and avoids the first set of bats


RAINBOW ROAD

At the beginning of the track, there is a big hill
Jump the hill just as it drops off
This saves time and avoids anything that might be on the track
Stay in the middle of the track though, it's a long fall

When you first jump the hill, make a sharp left off the course
If you have enough speed, you'll land on another part of the track
Use your brakes so you don't bounce off the track
This shortcut will save lots of time but is hard to perform


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