FAQ/Walkthrough - Guide for The Simpsons: Road Rage
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________ / \__\__ _ _____ __ ___ _____ __ ___ \ ____|__\ \| \| \ \| \/ _\/ \ \/ \/ _\ \____ \ \ \ \\ \__ \ \\ \ _ \__ \ /______/\__\__\__\__\ __/\___/\___/\__\\_\___/ R O A D \__\ R A G E FAQ/Walkthrough written by hand of g0da Platform: Nintendo Gamecube 01/07/02 vers 1.0 ________ _/Contents\_____________________________________________________________ I. Disclaimer II. Version History III. Introduction IV. Controls & Story V. The Cast VI. Drivers & Vehicles VII. Passengers VIII. Modes of Play IX. Road Rage Hints X. Mission Walkthrough XI. Extras & Goodies XII. FAQs XIII. Credits ________________________________________________________________________ __________ _/Disclaimer\___________________________________________________________ Please note that this FAQ was written by a Simpsons fan. Let that be your warning. The contents of this file are original material of the author, hand of g0da. This file may not be altered, plagerized, or modified in any way. It may not be reproduced, or published for profitable gains. It may only be printed for personal use. It may not be used in part, or whole, on any website which will do so for profit. Webmasters, you MUST have my permission PRIOR to posting this guide on your website. Plagerism is a crime! Thank you. ________________________________________________________________________ _______________ _/Version History\______________________________________________________ I began work on this on 12/07/01, even though the release date for the game is late December here in North America. I began work so early because of my unsettling anticipation for the game. Well, thanks to that I got most all of the not so important stuff out of the way so that on release day I was able to write the core walkthrough with little distraction. I had gotten a lot of the information from the Playstation 2 version such as the playable characters list. 12/07/01 - Pre-release version, worked out the ASCII contents listing, design, and cast list. Later added Drivers and Vehicles list as well as some passengers. 01/07/02 - Added introduction, FAQs, modes, extras, some tips, missions, and some other small changes. Finally released it. ________________________________________________________________________ ____________ _/Introduction\_________________________________________________________ It seems throughout the years The Simpsons license has been attached to some pretty bad games. In the early days on the NES we had some fun with Bart Vs. The Space Mutants, but then Bart Meets Radioactive Man was terribly dissapointing. Bart Vs. The World wasn't so bad, but it just didn't seem to fill up my expectations cup. The Nintendo Gameboy had many uncomfortable Simpsons ventures as well, that I'd rather not go into, it's just too painful. When other systems came out, so did the games, such as Virtual Bart, and Bart's Nightmare. I think it would be safe to say that 'Nightmare' would be fitting for both titles, which are nothing more than a collection of near impossible mini-games. There was one beautiful ray of light that burst through the cloud of bad games, and that was simply titled The Simpsons. It was an arcade release, and sadly, it was never ported. Still, with the splendor of this game, I grew new hope for America's Favorite Family in the world of video games. A hope that I wouldn't let be burst by the fun, yet horribly short romp through Simpson's Wrestling. I knew The Simpsons would prevail, and unleash an entertaining hit for a console, and with this title, I am glad to report I will be enjoying my Simpsons gaming desires at home, not at the arcade! ________________________________________________________________________ ________________ _/Controls & Story\_____________________________________________________ Analog Stick: Steering X: Stop/Reverse D. Pad: Steering Y: Hand Brake Start: Pause Z: Reset Vehicle A: Accelerate L: Rear View B: Hand Brake R: Horn C Stick: (Up) Accelerate, (Down) Stop/Reverse Mr. Burns has taken over the public transportation system and is using nuclear buses. The citizens of Springfield must now taxi each other around to raise the $1,000,000 needed to buy it back! Good luck! ________________________________________________________________________ ________ _/The Cast\_____________________________________________________________ No, they're not all playable, just those who appear in the game, full names included. Homer Jay Simpson Charles Montgomery Burns Marjorie 'Marge' Bouvier Simpson Waylon J. Smithers Jr. Bartholomew 'Bart' Jo-Jo Simpson Capitol City Goofball Lisa Marie Simpson Principal Seymour Skinner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon Dr. Nick Riviera Herschel Shmoikel Krustofsky aka Krusty the Clown Police Chief Clancy Wiggum Hyman Krustofsky Bernard 'Barney' Gumble Crazy Old Man Nedward 'Ned' Flanders Gil Abraham J. 'Grampa' Simpson Lurleen Lumpkin Snake Jasper Professor John Frink Pimple-Faced Teen Moe Szyslak Hans Moleman Groundskeeper Willie Ralph Wiggum Otto Mann Nelson Muntz Reverend Timothy Lovejoy Milhouse VanHouten Captain Horatio McAllister Comic Book Guy Pedro Bumblebee Man Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby Edna Krabappel Duff Beer Mascot Hans Mrs. Glick ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ________ _/Drivers\________/Vehicles\____________________________________________ Homer Family Sedan Marge Canyonero Bart Honor Roller Lisa Electric Car Apu Sports Car Krusty Clown Car Cheif Wiggum Police Cruiser Barney Plow King Truck Homer Mr. Plow Truck Ned Flanders Family Stationwagon Grampa Shriners Car Snake Li'l Bandit Prof. Frink Hover Car Moe Hippie Daisy Car Willie Tractor Otto Schoolbus Rev. Lovejoy Book Burning Mobile ________________________________________________________________________ __________ _/Passengers\___________________________________________________________ Homer Grandpa Willie McAllister Jasper Bart Marge Lovejoy Dr. Nick Krusty Lisa Krabappel Milhouse Apu Barney Skinner Nelson Wiggum Snake Quimby Ralph Flanders Frink Comicbook Guy Hans Otto Moe Bumblebee Man Geeky Teen ________________________________________________________________________ _____________ _/Modes of Play\________________________________________________________ ROAD RAGE: Mmm... road rage. Here we have our main course. The mission, raise one million dollars to buy the public transportation system back from C.M. Burns. Taxi people around to make the money, but don't worry... it will take you plenty of time to do this. You also get to unlock more areas and drivers. SUNDAY DRIVE: You cannot earn money, or unlock areas in this mode. But you can drive around and learn the areas finding shortcuts, hidden routes, and the such. Doing this may help you out significantly in Road Rage mode. You know what they say... practice makes perfect. CHALLENGE MODE: 10 missions, with different drivers. Once you complete them all you get the reward of The Homer. See "Extras & Goodies" section for more on this vehicle. ________________________________________________________________________ _______________ _/Road Rage Hints\______________________________________________________ There's more than meets the eye. Look for paths not shown on the map for some handy short cuts that will raise your fares and help with the time. Take out Burns' bus stop vestibules to add 2 seconds to your time. Learn your pickups. More often then not, passengers at the same location want to go to the same destination. Learn where they want to go for some big money fares. ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________ _/Mission Walkthrough\__________________________________________________ 01: Willies Paper Shredder Guide Willie through the streets of Springfield to take out all of the 'Springfield Shopper' Newspaper stands you can find. 02: Homer On The Run Drive as Bart, sneeking Homer back to work at the Power Plant. But you must avoid Mr. Burns at all costs. 03: Barney's Rage Barney is drunk... again. For some reason, unknown to the sober, he has to run over 12 Capital City Goofballs before time runs out. 04: Otto's Driving Test Put the pedal to the metal, because Otto needs to pass his driving test. Knock over the light posts at the mini-mall before times up. 05: Snake's Day Off Oh joyous parole. Snake's out again, and this time he's helping out. Take out nuclear waste barrels that serve as bus fuel! 06: They'll Never Take Me Alive As time takes it's toll on old Abe Simpson, senility sets in. Help him take out trash cans, before they take him out. 07: Save The Hovercar Help Prof. Frink prove how efficient his hovercar is to Mayor Quimby by racing him to City Hall before Burns gets there. 08: Not The Trees Join Lisa in her crusade against the loggers by ramming their log piles with her electric car before time runs out. 09: Krusty's Escape Help Krusty outrun the tourists by knocking down street signs that direct them to his house. 10: Burns' Arena The final showdown, in which Homer infiltrates Burns' backyard to take out as many statues as he can before Burns can stop him! ________________________________________________________________________ ________________ _/Extras & Goodies\_____________________________________________________ Holiday Characters: Set your Game Cube's internal clock to the following dates to unlock Holiday Characters! Date: Character: 01/01 Happy New Year Krusty 10/31 Happy Halloween Bart Bart dressed as Frankenstien, Honor Roller painted w/ jack-o-lanterns, Horn: Witch Laugh 11/2* Happy Thanksgiving Marge Marge dressed as pilgrim, Canyonero painted w/ turkeys, Horn: Gobble 12/25 Merry Christmas Apu *Note- Since Thanksgiving falls on a different numbered day each year you'll have to set it accordingly. For the year 2001 set it for 11/22. Bonus Vehicle: Complete all 10 challenges to unlock The Homer: The Car built for the Average Man! The car is playable in any mode, simply click on Homer's picture in the car selection screen. Wimp Challenge Mode: If you want to be a wimp, you can skip any of the first 9 missions by losing them 5 times. Doing this will not stop you from unlocking The Homer. ________________________________________________________________________ ____ _/FAQs\_________________________________________________________________ Q:Is ______ a playable character? A:Check the drivers list. Q:Is ______ in the game? A:Check the cast list. Most of them are also passengers, but not all so, compare the cast list to the passenger list to see who you can't pick up. Q:How do I unlock the "?" character? A:See Extras & Goodies section- Holiday Characters. Q:What is the difference between the easy/medium/hard settings? A:The easier the setting, the more time you get. BUT, the harder the setting, the more money you earn per person. Q:I'm stuck on _______ mission, can you help me? A:See the mission walkthrough section. Q:Are there any cheat codes? A:Not to my knowledge as of yet. ________________________________________________________________________ _______ _/Credits\______________________________________________________________ All names, companies, and products are trademark and/or copywritten property of their parent companies. This file is in no way endorsed or sponsored by any company. Written by a fan for the fans. Enjoy. I would like to thank CJayC of www.gamefaqs.com for hosting my and many others helpful FAQs, Walkthroughs, Tips, Tricks, Cheats and Reviews. Another big thanks goes out to Keyz of gamefaqs.com messageboards for all of his help. I would also like to thank all of those from gamefaqs.com message boards who helped me out with any info. ___________________________________________________________End_of_file._