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Ridge Racer is a trademark of the Namco Corporation. © FAQ copyrighted work of Ayumi Ari, 2000. ******************************************************************* In the F.A.Q. isÖ ******************************************************************* 1: Basics 1.1 Ridge Racer Synopsis 1.2 The Courses 1.3 The Vehicle Manufactory 2: Ridge Racer Revision 2.1 Taking the Driving Corners 2.2 The Vehicle List 2.3 Game Trick 2.4 Nippon Translation Section 3: The Final LapÖ 3.1 Greets 3.2 History of Version 3.3 Other ******************************************************************* Basics ******************************************************************* Ridge Racer Synopsis ******************************************************************* RR5 is similar to original RR or RRR than Rage or R4. Many gamefans in Tokyo say it is the "old-school" RR game. The game is also termed "Version Hi-Spec" that runs at 60fps like the arcade RR (or Rave Racer). Also on the extras disc is a catalogue of all Namco's future Playstation 2 products, several playable demo's and movies. Available are the game-play modes:- Grand Prix, Time Attack, Versus, Dual Mode, Free Run. I focus on Grand Prix mainly here. Special Notes: RR5 Special Launch Premium pack features RR5 game, Bonus Disc, JogCon controller, T-Shirt, 'RR5: Direct Audio' soundtrack CD and stickers. The Courses ******************************************************************* There are a total of seven courses running through Ridge City. Each course has used a different route through the city and each has varied difficulty levels. The first three tracks can be played from startup. Complete the RR5 Racer Season once and all 7 tracks will be playable. Also, reverse tracks are available in Time Attack mode. You can identify between Normal and Reverse tracks by the N and R symbols beside the logo of the track. The Vehicle Manufactory ******************************************************************* Difficulty Team-name *************************** Easy Micro Machine Mappy Normal Pac Racing Team Hard Racing Team Solvalou Expert Racing Team Dig Please start with Mappy it is the control to easiest. When you are master use Dig! Please select a car maker: Drive-Aspect Manufactory ***************************** Drift-aspect Rivelta Himmel Grip-aspect Danver Kamata N.B.: Player 1 starts with 6 cars to choose from. Control differs among Drift and Grip-aspect. See later on in F.A.Q. ******************************************************************* Ridge Racer Revision ******************************************************************* Taking the Driving Corners ******************************************************************* As in all RR games Drift-aspect cars have a small turn circle than Grip-aspect cars. This isn't very obvious, since drift cars now share nearly the same turning angle as grip cars. Sharp cornering is achieved by you having to kick your car to do some sliding. Both types of cars have different ways of doing this, and they sound different too. By sliding, you'll definitely have a loss of speed, but it is far better off than knocking into the wall and having to catch up later. Drift-aspect Cars ***************** Method 1 1. Release the accelerator button 2. Turn 3. Hit the accelerator just after pressing the direction button 4. Tap left or right to align Method 2 1. Turn 2. Release the accelerator button 3. Hit the accelerator just after pressing the direction button 4. Tap left or right to align Drift-aspect cars can manage sharp corners this way. You will have to guesstimate when to release the accelerator before the turning point. Grip-aspect Cars **************** 1. Turn 2. Press or tap the brake button without releasing the accelerator 3. Keep pressing the brake button until you think it is enough to pass the corner. Grip-aspect cars cannot slide as much as drift cars, due to their good traction (Hence their name - grip). But they can do most blunt corners without slowing down. Loss of Traction **************** Drift-aspect cars (mostly final stage vehicles), you tend to slide too much than expected. You'll know you overslide when you hear free-rev engine sound-effect. To solve this, wait till the car to get its grip after the slide. Shift the gear lower by one, so that the speed catches up and continue as usual. The Vehicle List ******************************************************************* One can use the cars in the RR5 Season Grand Prix here. Hidden cars are unlocked in this mode. In order to unlock the cars, you'll have to win them. Doesn't sound that easy yet, but please try to use easy level cars first, since it is the easiest team to play with. Besides that, use final stage cars, because the speed of the hidden com cars are constant and verified. Danver ******************************************************************* Toreador Kestra Falcon Eagle Osprey Raptor Griffon Devil Car: BlackGriffon Kamata ******************************************************************* Fiaro Fortune Ocelot Leopard Panther Lioness Tiger Devil Car: Sabre Rivelta ******************************************************************* Solare Mercurio Manta Pirahna Mako Dolphin Shark Devil Car: Mariner Himmel ******************************************************************* E.O. Sidewinder Amazon Viper Python Cobra E.X. Diamondback Devil Car: Tiamat Hidden Cars ******************************************************************* These are won in the Duel Mode. Mako Mk.II, Rivelta Drift-aspect Top Speed: 376 mph Hammerhead, Rivelta Drift-aspect Top Speed: 322 mph There are at least 2 other more hidden cars. Look for future F.A.Q. N.B.: Hidden car speeds based on top speed in Time Attack mode. Game Trick ******************************************************************* Manual transmission (MT) is always better option! MT is SUPERIOR control and acceleration than Automatic transmission (AT) cars. AT is for new early, players. Hold L2 & L2 before start in Time Attack to get Super-Turbo start at instant of second set of Red Lights is illuminated. Fun Things ******************************************************************* Pressing Select button during demonstration and replay scenes advances to next scenario race. Also available in the Music Player. Hit L1 or R1 to steer the front wheels in Select screen. BGM Player ******************************************************************* Standard options Left/Right - Changes the song currently played. Triangle - Toggles third person perspective and driver perspective, with and without motion blur. Circle - Toggles the repeat function. X - Quit to Options Select - Toggle soundtrack name When motion blur enabled, in third person perspective R2 - Adds Tint L2 - Removes Tint (when blur enabled) L1/R1 - Cycle Hue In driver perspective L1/R1 - Turn camera to the sides N.B. Dual Shock 2 Left Control changes pitch. BGM Pattern ******************************************************************* BGM for each race is fixed depending on the team you choose. Below is a list. t.01 Urban Fragments II t.02 Pitlane Glow t.03 Revvin On t.04 Fluid Rhythms t.05 Oil t.06 Midnight Velocity t.07 il Fonsi si Moroti t.08 Challenger t.09 Finishing First t.10 Final Lap, Checker Flag t.11 The Duel Nippon Translation Section ******************************************************************* Here are some translation: (based on MagicGate card inserted mode) Saving after completing a stage ******************************************************************* Green screen "Would you like to save your game at this point?" Yes/No If yes,..... Blue screen "Select an option from menu." Save/Exit If save,..... "Select a file" 1/2/3/4/5 Choose,..... "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is that all right?" Yes/No If yes,..... "Is it all right to write?" Yes/No Save completed. Saving in Save and Load Option ******************************************************************* Blue screen "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/MagicGate Card/PocketStation/Exit If save,..... "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is that all right?" Yes/No If yes,..... "Is it all right to write?" Yes/No Save completed. Saving if no empty blocks available ******************************************************************* Grey screen "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/MagicGate Card/PocketStation/Exit If save,..... "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is that all right?" Yes/No If yes,..... Insufficient empty blocks. If data is corrupt ******************************************************************* Red screen "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/PocketStation/Exit If load,..... "All the game data will be loaded from Slot 1's memory card. Is that all right?" Yes/No If yes,..... Load failed. ******************************************************************* The Final LapÖ ******************************************************************* Greets ******************************************************************* Tasio Minwanabi General tips tricks, additions from his rough faq. Kyoko Muneyuki Letting us use the "duel-room" room. Orimas!! Jacel Ong & Im Chaudhry Driving Tips. Konichi-wa! Very much a lot of other gamefans in Tokyo WonderPark district! Namco @ [www.namco.co.jp] Obvious no? History of Version ******************************************************************* 0.6: 04/03/2000 AM The rough version. Has among friends on Usenet. 1.0: 04/03/2000 AM General lots of additions. Added more to Tactic and trick section. 1.0.4: 04/03/2000 PM Greatly enhanced vehicle list and stats. Extra tips information Merged with Tasio Minwanabi RR5 FAQ. Other ******************************************************************* If you have the extra tricks or gamesecret then please email my email address. Excuse the poor English if any ! ^_^ Ja Mata Ne! ******************************************************************* FAQ Locator ******************************************************************* Anime Electric Circus http://web.gaiden-famitsu.co.jp/~blade/ Defiant http://www.the-defiant-one.freeserve.co.uk/ TwinStar Tokyo http://ink.twinstar.net.jp/game/