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Rush 2 Key / Mountain Dew Cans FAQ:

1/3/99, Version .02 (.01 wasn't posted)

This FAQ is written by Clint Dyer (cdyer@best.com) and Eric Barker (not 
on the 'net).  It is intended to be an as accurate as possible guide to 
finding the keys and Mountain Dew Cans throughout the levels.  

We are not associated in any way with Midway, the makers of Rush 2:  
Extreme Racing USA or Mountain Dew (although I down their soda like it's 
water :).

If you have any questions or would like to contribute anything that I 
haven't found yet, please feel free to write me at cdyer@best.com and 
ask/advise away.  

I've found all of these listed here myself, so I know it can be done, 
but there's always difficulty in putting it down on paper.  In general, 
though, most of these can be solved by pure determination (i've already 
spent about 20 hours just trying to find these Keys / Dew cans)!

One last note.  The items with a ** next to them are in the correct 
order (meaning that I have verified that the description attached to the 
# matches the actual Key #2 in the game, etc.).  The rest are probably 
wrong # wise, but there are Keys/Cans associated with them either way.


----------Key / Mountain Dew Can finding general hints:

1.  The most important thing when looking for Keys / Cans is to put the 
Checkpoints on the track select screen to "off".  This will give you a 
whole bunch of time to search around without wasting time in practice 
mode.

2.  Practice mode, 2 player is always a good way to find keys.  You'd be 
surprised how many things you don't think of and the other person does.

3.  Experiment with different cars.  Some have better acceleration, some 
take jumps better.  Know which Keys / Cans you're looking for and use a 
car suited for that task.  I find I switch between 2 or 3 cars depending 
on what I want to do.

4.  Run through walls, jump jumps that don't seem possible, do things 
that you have no right doing!  This is one of the few games where you're 
rewarded so much for doing the wrong thing!  Isn't it GREAT?!!!

----------Hawaii:

Hawaii Keys:

**#1 - From the beginning, head forward to the first grey pier on the 
right.  Drive off the end at approximately 20 mph. (Actual key #1)

#2 - When you start, bear left at the first grassy area.  You'll see a 
hole in the mountain.  Hit the ledge towards the center at about 70 
miles per hour.

#3 - Turn around at the beginning and enter the second place you find 
with sand.  Go onto the wooden pier and jump to the island.  About 3/4 
the way down on the left, you'll find a jump ramp.  Jump over to the 
carrier and jump up onto the second level to get the key.

#4 - All the way at the end of the track, you'll see a sign that says 
"Right to Sand Island".  Bear towards the right and when you exit the 
ramp, make an immediate right and drive around to underneath the bridge.

#5 - Right after the second checkpoint, stay towards the left and drive 
up on a grey wall with a red and white stripe.  Go slower than normal to 
the end, staying towards the red and white stripe.  Go under the 
overpass and the key is a little bit after that.

#6 - Right after the second checkpoint, bear right and you'll jump onto 
the roof of a building.  Jump the next building and then fall down the 
third gap.  The key is towards the wall.

#7 - Proceed to the third checkpoint and head right onto a yellowish-
green grassy area.  Get some speed up (approximately 110 mph) and jump 
to the right of the building.

#8 - Proceed to the third checkpoint and right after it, on the left, 
there is a fence.  Break through the fence to get to the corn field.  In 
the first group of corn (at the opposite end of the corn field from 
where you entered), approximately in the middle, you'll find a key.

#9 - Proceed to the third checkpoint and right after it, on the left, 
there is a fence. Break through the fence and go to the end of the 
cornfield.  Turn around and take the middle track.  Build up some speed 
(about 120 mph) and you'll jump onto the overpass and if you've aimed 
correctly, pick up the key.

#10 - Proceed to the third checkpoint and right after it, on the left, 
there is a fence.  Break through the fence to get to the corn field.  
Speed through the Corn Field staying towards the left.  When you make 
the jump out of the Corn Field, hold left on the controller to go to the 
left of the stadium.  Proceed past the stadium to a ramp.  Take the ramp 
at about 50 mph and immediately slam on the brakes.  Turn around and 
climb to the next building (it looks like you can't get up but you can).  
Go all the way to the end, then turn around and speed back the way you 
came.  Head off the last building towards your right, and you should 
land on a ledge you couldn't get to before.  Continue along this path 
(the airport drop-off road) and the key is at the end on the left.  
Note, there is a checkpoint here, so if you're short on time, that 
should help.

#11 - I haven't even seen this one!

#12 - Turn around at the beginning and enter the second place you find 
with sand.  Go to the wooden pier and make a left at the end.  Head up 
the ramp onto the cruise ship and head around back.

Hawaii Mountain Dew Cans:

#1 - Right before the third checkpoint (right before Key # 7) head onto 
the grass towards the right.  Jump through the trees to pick up the Can. 

#2 - From Can #1, turn around and head back the way you came, on the 
road.  Right before the second large tree, on the right, is the second 
can.

#3 - Proceed to the third checkpoint and right after it, on the left, 
there is a fence. Break through the fence and keep towards the left 
going as fast as possible.  At the end of the corn field, you'll jump 
towards the stadium and get the Can.

#4 - Turn around at the beginning and enter the second place you find 
with sand.  Go onto the pier and take the jump a little to the right.

----------Las Vegas

Las Vegas Keys:

**#1 - At the end of the strip, go straight after the tall tower.  Stay 
towards the right and you'll find an indentation with a San Francisco 
Rush sign.  Go behind the sign and you'll pick up a key and see a 
Mountain Dew can.

**#2 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  
You'll see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the left and 
make a left at the first street you come to.  Continue along the fence 
and you'll find a hole in it.  If you hit the ramp at the end of the 
path at about 120 mph (depending on the car), you'll jump over the pond 
and land on the roof of a building.  The key is to the right.

**#3 - At the end of the strip, go straight after the tall tower and 
stay on the left side.  Eventually, you'll run into a parking lot on the 
left.  Enter the parking lot and make a left after the building and 
you'll see the key.

**#4 - From the beginning, bear right and you'll enter a tunnel.  The 
key is in the middle of the tunnel.

**#5 - From the beginning, turn around and bear left.  The key is on the 
bridge.

#6 - I haven't even seen this one!

#7 - After finding key #8, you can see this key in the middle of the 
road in front of you.  I don't have any idea how to get it yet, though.

**#8 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  
You'll see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the middle of 
the road and you'll eventually run off the grass into an area with 4 
buildings.  Go to the right of the buildings and around the biggest 
building.  On the back of the building, you'll find a ramp.  Build up a 
lot of speed (about 110 mph) and head straight up the ramp and you'll 
land on a building with the key on it.  Immediately brake and turn so 
that you stay on the roof of the building.

**#9 - From the first key, jump to the left to another building with the 
key on it (It looks like you can't make it, but you can).

**#10 - From the second key, jump down to the building to the left (in 
the direction of the ramp) and you'll find the third key in this little 
area on the roof.

**#11 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  
You'll see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the left and 
make a left at the first street you come to.  Continue along the fence 
and you'll find a hole in it.  Continue through the fence slowly and 
enter the pond (you can drive through it).  Under the water, you'll find 
the key.

**#12 - At the end of the strip, make a left after the tall tower.  
Continue along the road to a red and white arrow sign.  Go to the left 
of the sign and proceed to the end of the road.  The last building on 
the right has a glass wall.  Break it and you'll find the key.

Las Vegas Mountain Dew cans:

#1 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  You'll 
see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the left and make a 
left at the first street you come to.  Continue along the fence and 
you'll find a hole in it.  The object here is build up enough speed to 
hit the jump and fly over the pond and pick up the Mountain Dew can.

#2 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  You'll 
see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the left and make a 
left at the first street you come to.  Continue along the fence and 
you'll find a hole in it.  If you hit the ramp at the end of the path at 
about 120 mph (depending on the car), you'll jump over the pond and land 
on the roof of a building.  Proceed to the left edge of the building 
(toward the street, not the way  you came) and drop off of the building 
to pick up the Can you saw when you picked up key #1.

#3 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  You'll 
see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the middle of the road 
and you'll eventually run off the grass into an area with 4 buildings.  
Go to the right of the buildings and around the biggest building.  On 
the back of the building, you'll find a ramp.  Go slowly up the ramp and 
turn around to find the Can.

#4 - At the end of the strip, make a right after the tall tower.  You'll 
see a tall brown fence on the left.  Stay towards the left and make a 
left at the first street you come to.  Continue along the fence and 
you'll find a hole in it.  Enter the area with the key above (#??) and 
go right.  The last tree has a Can right next to it.



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