Ridge Racer 64 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Racing is fun again! An informative guide by FLOWERPOT flowerpot2000@email.com Version 1.0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 01 Revision History 02 Car Driving 101 03 The Automobiles 04 Legal Disclaimer 05 End ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 01 R E V I S I O N H I S T O R Y ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday, July 19, 2000: Version 1.0 ------------------------------------- * First Version. Complete Guide. * E-mail me with additions or corrections. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 02 C A R D R I V I N G 1 0 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. You∆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 you∆ll encounter at each stage. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 03 T H E A U T O M O B I L E S ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Flowerpot∆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 doesn∆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 it∆s top speed, which isn∆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 Pridís 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 isnít all that great and itís best quality is handling, which isnít 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 Pridís but it has a faster speed and much better handling which makes this one much better. Itís 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. Itís 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 itís 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 doesnít 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 donít 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 donít 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 arenít 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 arenít that great in grip yet they still perform. Yeah, you can pick this cool-looking car, but donít 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 wonít crash much either, because of awesome handling and great grip. Good car, folks. 23 Screaminí 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 theyíll 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 ìPerfectî? 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 itís at itís top speed, donít expect not to crash, because and handling and grip arenít that great. 26 Galaga í88 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. Donít 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 isnít 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, donít 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! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 04 L E G A L D I S C L A I M E R ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits Nintendo: For the Nintendo 64. I love Nintendo. Namco: Finally bring RR to the N64. CjayC: For accepting my cool Walkthroughs! I love this man. 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