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FAQ/Wetsuit Locations

Splashdown
For Playstation2

FAQ/Wetsuit Locations
Written by AbsurdSnyper and aekorso

Contact us at: WeaponX@satx.rr.com (AbsurdSnyper on GameFAQs)
               Sccatcher20@aol.com (aekorso on GameFAQs)

3-25-02 (Version 1.1)
3-26-02 (Version 1.2)
3-28-02 (Version 1.3)
4-6-02	(Version 1.4)
4-25-02 (Version 1.5)
5-20-02 (FINAL Version)

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        **=-Table of Contents-=**
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1) Introduction
      Gets you started on what it is we are doing.
2) Controls
      Learn the basic, as well as the advanced techniques.
3) Course Listing
      Get the listing of every course on the game.
4) Trick Listing
      Every trick, and methods to perform them.
5) Wetsuit Locations
      What you all came here for!
6) Secrets
      Unlockable secrets and codes.
7) Credits
      Everyone who helped make this possible, and legal info.



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1)        **=-Introduction-=**
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Splashdown is one of the greatest games we have ever purchased for the 
Playstation 2. No other game comes close to the realism of the sport this game 
brings you. The gameplay is magnificent, the game controls very nicely, and most 
of all, the graphics are the best we have ever seen. For more information on 
this, please check out AbsurdSnyper’s review, posted at www.GameFAQs.com. 

This FAQ was created totally from the combined efforts of AbsurdSnyper and 
aekorso. We split the findings 50/50, so we each deserve credit. We also gathered 
info from BigDogLuke, Iceman, Poopman, Turkish13 (who found the last one I 
needed), and everybody else at the Splashdown message boards at GameFAQs.

This guide will provide the locations for the many different wetsuits available 
for each character that are spread across the 21 tracks. There are icons you will 
find along them, some visible, and others that require comprehensive searching. 
You can use any mode (besides Countdown and CopyCat) to search the tracks for 
these hidden icons. You can even search in 2-player, and you and a friend can 
search for them. It also will depend on what difficulty you play the track on, 
since track layouts differ from Easy/Normal and Hard. This means that you will 
find the same icons if you play Easy or Normal, but will not find those in hard, 
and will have to search for a whole new set. So, Easy and Normal have its own set 
of wetsuits, and Hard has its own set. We recommend trying to find as many as 
possible before resorting to this FAQ, because most of them you can see from the 
track, and also because it is fun to go exploring around the track on Free Ride 
to search for them. Once you are stuck, come to this FAQ and you will find the 
locations on every single wetsuit.



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2)   	      **=-Controls-=**
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*Note: These controls are based on the default control setting, and are straight 
out of the Instruction Manual. Try the Training Mode for a demonstration of 
harder techniques. It even allows you to try them yourself.

Basic Watercraft Controls

Left Analog Stick/D-Pad       -Steer/Lean
X                             -Throttle
L2                            -Stunt 1
R1                            -Stunt 2
R2                            -Stunt 3
Select                        -Reset to Track
Start                         -Pause/Options

Camera Controls

Triangle                      -Preset camera views
Right Analog Stick            -Adjust Camera
L1                            -Look Back
Square                        -Thrill Cam (airborne only)
Press and hold Left           -Dolly Camera
Analog Stick and move 
Right Analog Stick UP
or DOWN to dolly in and
out

Advanced Controls and Techniques

Hydroplaning is one of the most important things to do in a race. This technique 
helps pick the nose of your Sea-Doo out of the water, and helps you gain more 
speed. To perform this, make sure you are at a speed of about 40-50 mph. Then, 
pull back on the left analog stick to travel at a faster speed. You cannot 
perform this at low speeds, as it can make you crash. You must also not 
hydroplane in turns, because it makes them dangerous. When coming out of turns, 
wait until you gain a little speed before hydroplaning. Go even faster by 
building up the performance meter! (See Trick List)

To make tighter turns at high speeds, move the left analog stick forward a bit, 
and also in the direction of the turn. Don’t dive into the water, but just barely 
go into the water. Some of the racers on the game have better handling than 
others, and this technique isn’t needed as much. Experiment with all of the 
racers.

Another advanced control is the Submarine. Some hidden areas and shortcuts force 
you to submarine below the water to reach them. To do this, you need to have a 
little speed, above 30 mph is good. While riding, push forward on the left analog 
stick to submerge your watercraft. Then, release the analog stick and you will 
come back up to the surface. The technique is great for dodging the cylinder, red 
buoys found all around the tracks.

An extension of the Submarine is the Bunny Hop. This is performed to jump small 
obstacles on the tracks. Perform this by pushing the left analog stick to 
submerge (just like the submarine. But instead of releasing it, pull back on the 
left analog stick and you will come straight out of the water. The longer you 
push forward on the left analog stick, the higher you will jump. Try doing a very 
small bunny hop to keep speed, but at the same time jumping the obstacle.

An even further extension of the Bunny Hop is the Invert, better known as the 
back flip. This is not needed for racing, and actually slows you down 
significantly. But, it is very cool for when you are ahead in a race, and also 
can be used if you need major points for your performance meter for quick speed. 
Just push forward on the left analog stick to submerge. Then (making sure you go 
down far enough, but not too far), pull back on the left analog stick to come out 
of the water. Keep holding it until you do a complete back flip. Remember; don’t 
perform this in a race. You lose valuable time. Just use it as a quick way to get 
more points on the performance meter (which it does!). This is explained further 
in the Trick List.



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3)        **=-Course Listing-=**
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This section will provide you with the listing of all of the tracks, and the 
information about how the wetsuits are distributed.

This course list is in the order from the game (1-21).

 1) Maui, USA
 2) Everglades, USA
 3) Three Rivers, USA
 4) Madrid, Spain
 5) Mission Bay, USA
 6) Rhine River, Germany
 7) Barrier Reef, Australia
 8) Seoul, South Korea
 9) Lake Quilotoa, Ecuador
10) Nice, France
11) Lochness, Scotland
12) Madrid 2, Spain
13) Kuta Beach, Bali
14) Tokyo, Japan
15) Nile River, Egypt
16) Seoul 2, South Korea
17) Venice, Italy
18) Bering Straight, USA
19) Amazon River, Brazil
20) Lake Havasu, USA
21) Bermuda Triangle

*In order to unlock most of these tracks, you must play in Career Mode and beat 
these levels. More information on this can be found in Section 6 (Secrets).

Now, one of the best things about this game is the track layouts, and how they 
differ from difficulty to difficulty. (You must beat Career Mode on Hard in order 
to play them on Hard). Easy and Normal both have the same course layouts, and the 
only difference in those two difficulties is the AI of the computer players. But, 
courses when played on Hard are laid out a little different. Remember to check 
out Section 6 (Secrets) for information on all of the secrets on the game.



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4)        **=-Trick Listing-=**
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This section provides you with a listing of all of the tricks contained in the 
game, and the ways to perform them. Each character also has their own Character 
Specific Trick that can only be performed by that character.

Tricks, usually, do not d anything for you in racing games. But, in Splashdown, 
tricks build up you “Performance Meter.” This meter is near your speedometer, and 
has two sections, a large, and a small. The small section is at the top, and this 
is called the “Overflow Zone.” If you are in this area, you increase the time 
your Sea-Doo will stay at peak performance. The higher your performance meter is, 
the faster you will accelerate, and the higher your top speed will be.

I have listed the tricks in the way the book has, by “Tiers.” The tricks get 
harder to perform in Tier 2 and Tier 3, but build up the Performance Meter 
faster. The Character Specific Tricks also build it up fast. You can also hold 
tricks (by holding down the shoulder button after performing the trick) to 
multiply its value.

The easiest way to perform these is to hold down the corresponding shoulder 
button (either L2, R1, or R2) and move the digital pad (or left analog stick) in 
the correct way, as stated. If it consists of more than one direction of the left 
analog stick (i.e. L2 + Up-Down-Up), you must hold L2 the whole time, and press 
Up-Down-Up very quickly.

**In these tricks, diagonals are named by the two directions it is closest to. 
For example, diagonal Up/Right is named by UR. Diagonal Down/Left is DL. Some 
tricks must be performed in one fluid motion. So, if you see Up-UR-Right-DR-Down, 
you must move the left analog stick from Up, over to the right, and then down, 
never returning to the middle, (the original position of the stick). This might 
be hard to understand, so if you are having trouble, visit www.gosplashdown.com, 
and click on Hints for their trick listing.

Tier I:

L2 + Up                                              -Cordova
L2 + Down                                            -Lazy Boy
L2 + Left                                            -Heart Attack
L2 + Right                                           -Double Can Can
R1 + Up                                              -Spade
R1 + Down                                            -Rollover
R1 + Left                                            -Saran Wrap
R1 + Right                                           -Seat Surf
R2 + Up                                              -Handlebar Handstand
R2 + Down                                            -Superman
R2 + Left                                            -Nac Nac
R2 + Right                                           -Shin Grab

Tier II:

L2 + Up-Down-Up                                      -Air Walk
R2 + Down-Up-Down                                    -Cliffhanger
R2 + Up-Up-Down                                      -Rack
R1 + R2 + Up-UL-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right-UR-Up          –Whirlybird
R1 + R2 + Up-Down-Up                                 -Kiss of Death
R2 + Left-DL-Down-DR-Right                           -Metronome
R1 + Right-UR-Up-UL-Left                             -Roundhouse
R1 + Down-Up-UL-Left-DL-Down                         -Tumbleweed
L2 + Left-DL-Down-DR-Right                           -Tornado
R2 + Right-Left-Right                                -Double Double Can Can
R1 + R2 + Down-Up-Down                               -Rear Handstand
R2 + Right-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right                     -Bicycle Kick

Tier III:

R1 + R2 + Down-Up-UR-Right-DR-Down-DL-Left-UL-Up     –Backflip
R1 + Right-Left-Right-UR-Up-UL-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right –Pummel Horse
R2 + Up-Down-Up-UL-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right-UR-Up       -Wu Ping Crane

Signature Stunts:
*These must be performed by the corresponding character*

R1 + R2 + Up-Down-Up-UR-Right-DR-Down-DL-Left-UL-Up  -Cyclone (Andy)
R1 + (allx2)Up-UR-Right-DR-Down-DL-Left-UL-Up(allx2) -Sirocco (Amman Ra)
L2 + Down-Right-Left-Right                           -Flailing Gibbon (Rafael)
R1 + R2 + Left-Right-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right           -Ferris Wheel (Haily)
R1 + Up-Down-Up-UR-Right-DR-Down                     -Das Moonsault (Sebastian)
L2 + Up-Up-Down-DR-Right-UR-Up-UL-Left-DL-Down       -Swan Ton Plancha (Juana)
R2 + (allx2)Up-UL-Left-DL-Down-DR-Right-UR-Up(allx2) –Top Spin (Jeremy)
L2 + Up-Up-Down-Up                                   -Hanging Orchid (Kyoko)
R2 + Up-Down-Down-Up                                 -Crawling Terror (Steve)



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5)      **=-Wetsuit Locations-=**
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Okay, this is the bulk of my FAQ. This provides you with the exact locations of 
the different colored wetsuits for each character.

** If you don’t know what they are, read this before going on. **
Every character has 2 default wetsuits when the game begins. But, more colors can 
be found by locating their “icons” along the tracks. Once you grab one, exit the 
level, save, and it will be forever stored. The new colors available for each 
character are Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. Icons will be represented by 
the picture of the corresponding character. Outside of it, the color it will 
unlock will be twirling around it. All you need to do is drive into them, and a 
message will say you have received it. If you prefer to search yourself, keep in 
mind that the four Challenge Courses (Madrid, Spain, Seoul, South Korea, Madrid 
2, Spain, and Seoul 2, South Korea) do not have any wetsuits. But the bonus 
level, Bermuda Triangle, does.

Now, they are found along the tracks, but, as explained in the Course Listing 
Section, track layouts differ each difficulty. Easy and Normal have the same 
layouts, but Hard has different layouts. It is the same thing with these. Easy 
and Normal both have the same wetsuits. So, if you play on Easy, you will find an 
icon in the same place as you would find it on Normal.  Hard has its own set of 
wetsuits. For example, if there is a wetsuit on a certain ramp on a certain 
course on Easy, you can grab it. If you are playing on Normal (since track 
layouts are the same on Easy and Normal), you find it in the EXACT same spot. If 
you play it on Hard, it will not be there, since track layouts are different. In 
essence, wetsuits can be found on Easy and Normal in the same spots, while Hard 
carries its own set of them in different places. I will notify which difficulty 
to play on when I give you the locations.

In addition to this, every character has a secret wetsuit, or swimsuit. Don’t 
worry, this is unlocked after getting all 5 of the wetsuits for a rider. So, you 
don’t have to do anything extra to get this one.

Also, some of them require you to do Advanced Techniques. If I use a word you 
don’t understand, refer back to the “Controls” section. There, you will find a 
detailed explanation of them.

Now, I have divided these into sections by Characters. This way, if you are 
missing one of a character, you can find it easily (make sure to use the Blimp 
View while searching, as this helps a lot).
Let the hunting begin!!!


*****Andy Pierce*****

Bio: This golden boy’s got the charm and all-around skills to compete with the 
best. Andy seems like he's had too much sun over the years, but he's much sharper 
and focused than you might think.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Maui, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: Using the in-game map, go to the opposite side of the map from the 
starting line. Drive through the course until you reach this point where there is 
a boat (on your right) before the path splits in two. When you see the boat, turn 
to the left and submarine under those towers. Then go left, and follow the water. 
Then bunny hop, or use the sand as a ramp, to reach it.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Amazon River, Brazil
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is easy, but concealed. Just ride the course until you drive 
off the small waterfall (the one where it sends you into rocks). Drive off it, 
and turn around to go under it. It’s under there.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Three Rivers, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is difficult to explain. Use the blimp view if necessary. 
After reaching the “industrial part” (the area with buildings, and cranes), there 
are two cranes. After jumping off the ramp right after you pass the 2nd crane, 
you should be exiting the area. Before you do, turn around to go backwards. You 
see the ramp you just went over? There should be a skinny ramp next to it. Take 
that at full speed.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Venice, Italy
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: If you know the shortcut involving the pool, go there and it is there. 
If not, use the map to go to the top left part that sticks out on the map (like a 
leg). Bunny hop into a small pool of water (it actually is a pool, with chairs by 
it, and tables). It’s in there.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Nice, France
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: As soon as you start, do a U-turn and go left through the yellow buoys. 
Go to the left side of the concrete and there is a ramp, and right in front is 
his wetsuit under a tarp by some fruit.


*****Haily Hollister*****

Bio: This little Aussie firecracker is one hot number - and she knows it! Daddy 
takes care of the bills so she’s got plenty of time to ride. Pretty strong skills 
all around.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Everglades, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: Using the map in game, there should be a long straightaway on the right 
side of the map. After the U-turn at the beginning of it is a jump. Her wetsuit 
is in midair of the ramp on the right.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Kuta Beach, Bali
Difficulty: Hard
Location: When you get to the large ramp over the first set of jagged rocks, go 
backwards. You should spot a ramp on the left. Use that to get into the next 
area. In here, use the next ramp.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Lake Havasu, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is hard to explain, but you should be able to spot it from the 
course. It is toward the end of the course. The level goes from a “supercross” 
type of area to an area with no bouys and is all land around you, and then back 
into the “supercross” part. Near the end of the course is a monstrous ramp (the 
biggest, you should recognize it) that goes back onto the “supercross” area. 
After you hit this jump and land in the water, the next turn should be a left U-
turn (180 degrees). But, only go halfway onto the turn (90 degrees) and go 
straight. You should immediately come to a small boat. You should be able to see 
the icon in the boat. Bunny hop into the icon to get it.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Barrier Reef, Australia
Difficulty: Hard
Location: This one might take some exploring on your part, since you must go off 
the track to reach it. Using the map in game, go to the top of it (North) and go 
off the course and start heading left. Try to find a wooden boat sticking up 
halfway out of the water. Small islands and trees should surround it. (This is 
all off track). Go around to the other side of the boat and use the side as a 
ramp to fall inside the actual boat. It’s right in there.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Venice, Italy
Difficulty: Hard
Location: At the start of the race, do a U-turn and start racing backwards and 
weave through the piers. You should see a ramp hidden behind a sign (the sign 
points left). Then go left through the yellow round buoys. You will have to go 
through some blue and white poles. Find the ramp, and hit it!


*****Rafael Martin*****

Bio: A successful businessman, Rafael handles his ride with grace and precision, 
as with everything else in his life. A familiar sight on the French Riviera, he 
can afford to do his thrill seeking around the world. 

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Barrier Reef, Australia
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: At the top left of the in-game map, there are two paths you can take. 
Take the left one, and when they meet up again, go off the course to the left and 
you should see it. (Remember to use the blimp view if necessary). If you need to 
bunny hop, do so too.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Everglades, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is on top of the shack. If you know where that is, go get it. 
If you don’t, notice on the right side of the in-game map is a long straightaway. 
At the end of it is a dock with a shack to the right of it. There is a ramp to 
the right of the shack. Use that to reach it.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Mission Bay, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: On the right side of the in-game map, after the small U-turn, take the 
ramp at full speed (building up your performance meter wouldn’t hurt, or using 
Steve) and aim a little to the right. You should have no problem.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Barrier Reef, Australia
Difficulty: Hard
Location: At the very beginning of the race, before you even go forward, do a 
complete 180 degree turn (U-turn) and go right a little ways over some sand. Do 
another U-turn and you should see a ramp. Don’t hit it too fast, but fast enough 
to reach it.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Nile River, Egypt
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Right before the first ramp in the course, turn left through the yellow 
buoys. In the boat is the wetsuit. Bunny hop to get it. Or, an alternative way to 
get it is to use the second ramp in the course. Go fairly slow to get it.


*****Kyoko Takahashi*****

Bio: Low-key and pleasant most of the time, Kyoko's personality explodes once she 
gets out onto the water. With her showy style and outrageous stunts, she's a 
great crowd-pleaser.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Tokyo, Japan
Difficulty: Hard
Location: After hitting the first ramp in the course, you should see a brick wall 
to the left. At the end of it, do a U-turn, and find the ramp. Go to the other 
end, turn around, and hit it.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Three Rivers, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: This is one of the harder ones to explain, although it is in a simple 
location. We both have a way to get it, so follow whichever. The first 
explanation is this: As soon as you enter the industrial part, there is a little 
pond. Go straight towards it and bunny hop into it (the blimp view helps a whole 
lot!). If you are having trouble, don’t worry. Read this next part. After taking 
a left U-turn (on the left side of the map, there are 3 things that stick out, 
and we are talking about the middle one), take the next right, but not the next 
one. Instead, go straight and bunny hop into the well concealed pool of water.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Lake Quilotoa, Ecuador
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Go to the middle of the course (or middle of the in-game map) to the 
crashed plane. It is on the nose of the plane. Use bunny hop to reach it.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Bermuda Triangle
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: The one and only wetsuit in the Bermuda Traingle, poses no difficulty 
to receive (to unlock the Bermuda Triangle, see the Secrets section of our FAQ). 
Race the course as normal until you reach the second set of 3 ramps side by side, 
all leading to a different UFO. The left UFO clearly has one on top of it. Use 
the (left) ramp to reach it.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Maui, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: The first time the course splits onto two roads, take the left path. 
Near the end when the road it about to join back together, there will be a sign 
that points right. Go past it over some sand slowly to a little pool of water. It 
should be in there.


*****Juana Lopez*****

Bio: Juana could smack you down, but she'd never do that. Bold and lively, this 
onetime bodybuilder now prefers the thrill of the open water to the gym. And she 
takes her thrills at top speed.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Mission Bay, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: Almost at the end of the course near the aircraft carrier, there is a 
small boat in front of it. You must bunny hop to it to get this one.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Barrier Reef, Australia
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: After the path rejoins after splitting up, continue to the fairly large 
ramp. Don’t take it, but instead look to the left of it to the large ship that is 
crashed into the island. It is on top of that. Bunny hop from the other side of 
the ship.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Venice, Italy
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is very simple, but the ramp can be tricky. On the actual path 
of the track, near the end, is the one and only skinny ramp between sets of 
poles. Use the ramp to go through the opening that contains the wetsuit.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Kuta Beach, Bali
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: At the beginning of the race, you should see the icon in the big tower. 
Go around to the other side, and hit the ramp towards it to get it.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Lochness, Scotland
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: At the top middle of the in-game map, the course should have towers on 
one side of the track and small floating black and yellow buoys. Go under the 
buoys, and go extremely fast on the ramp to get the wetsuit on top of the 
building.


*****Sebastian Kleinemann*****

Bio: Once a powerhouse rowing champion, Sebastian’s found a new sport and he 
hasn’t touched an oar since. A brute force on the water, he’ll barrel right 
through you - but he'll be sure to apologize later!

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Tokyo, Japan
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: When you hit the huge ramp (the very last one in the metal area), hit 
it fast to get just inside the wooden area. Steve works well, or maximum 
performance is also recommended. Just keep trying, you’ll make it!

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Amazon River, Brazil
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: You can’t miss this one. Find the tiki statues before the last huge 
ramp near the end. No advanced technique needed, no speed needed, just drive into 
it.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Lake Quilotoa, Ecuador
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: Go to the plane (in the middle of the map) and it should be in the back 
of the front half of the plane, not the tail of the plane.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Bering Strait, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: From the beginning of the race, go towards the first ramp, but don’t 
jump over it. Turn right and jump over the ice, just right of the metal tower to 
get to the other side. Once there, go right, and then left a little bit to find 
some ice that appears more blue than the rest. It is on the other side of that. 
Slowly jump over that, and turn around to get it. (Special thanks to Turkish13).

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Rhine River, Germany
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is hard to explain, so bear with us. Go to the area with a lot 
of brick walls staggered out in all directions. There should be a brown log 
around that area. If you can’t find it, head towards the ramp that would take you 
out of the area, but don’t use it. Instead, turn around and go under the arc and 
use the log a ramp. Go about 25-30 mph and you should land in a little are with 
water, where the wetsuit is.


*****Jeremy Wallace*****

Bio: A pretty rough character in his younger days, Jeremy’s focused on racing 
now. Brash and reckless, he goes all out with his wild stunts. Yeah, he’s starved 
for attention - but you still can't stop watching.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Bering Strait, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: When racing through the ice sheets in the middle of the track, you 
should spot a high cliff to the left. Keep on riding until you are about to reach 
the next ramp (a fairly large one over ice). Take a left before you do, and bunny 
hop over one of the small icebergs to another area with water.  Find a skinny 
ramp, build speed as best you can, and hit it.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Bering Strait, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: After racing through the ice sheets in the middle of the track, 
continue to the next ramp (the fairly large one over the ice). After clearing 
that, go left through the yellow buoys and find the skinny ramp. Take it slow, 
yet fast to get into a small hole with water. It is in there.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Rhine River, Germany
Difficulty: Hard
Location: At the beginning of the race, go left under the pier and signs. Find 
the skinny ramp under the pier that points back to the track. Take it at full 
speed.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Amazon River, Brazil
Difficulty: Hard
Location: When racing through the many trees on the long straightaway, you should 
see it hovering in the air. Use a bunny hop to reach it.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Nice, France
Difficulty: Hard
Location: At the beginning of the race, do a U-turn and go left through the 
yellow buoys and stay on the left side and you will see a ramp to the right of 
the row of towers. Use it to get the wetsuit.


*****Amman Ra*****

Bio: When not touring, this smooth-as-silk Egyptian pop star unwinds on the 
water. Taking his name from the gods, Amman Ra is far from modest, and he's not 
the most graceful loser.

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Lochness, Scotland
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Follow the course until you get to the brown bridge with buildings on 
either side of it. Go left over the hill, and you should spot a ramp to your 
left. Hit it at full speed and the wetsuit will be on top of the left building.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Kuta Beach, Bali
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: When you come to a part in the track where you can go left or right 
(right has a ramp), go left. In a real race, you are supposed to go right, but go 
left. Go to the ramp on the right and hit it.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Venice, Italy
Difficulty: Hard
Location: On a long straightaway, there is a shortcut that is a hard right before 
you take the normal right turn. It is in there. Bunny hop to get it. Or, if you 
know where the shortcut involving the pool, go there, but don’t use it. Instead, 
go backwards through the track and you shouldn’t miss it.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Lake Havasu, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Race as normal through the course, and count ramps until you get to the 
third one (the third ramp is actually two ramps, a left and right one). Take the 
left ramp and aim for the towers on the right where there is a line of them. It 
is in the first tower.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Nile River, Egypt
Difficulty: Easy/Normal
Location: This one is easily visible from the course, but it is easier said than 
done on ho to get it. There is a part in the track where you can go left or 
right. Going right is the easier path, but takes longer. The left path is a ramp 
that shoots you between buildings. After clearing either of the sides (you 
choose), you should some to a row of buildings on your left. The wetsuit is high 
on top of the right building. You can’t get it from here, so continue on. Then, 
when you get to a hard left turn in the track, go straight instead through the 
yellow buoys. You should spot a ramp. You must hit this ramp very fast. We 
recommend using Steve with full Performance Meter (do a few Inverts to build it 
up easily).


*****Steve*****

Bio: Who, or what, is Steve? A top-ranked racer who met with a pool of toxic 
waste? Poseidon manifested? Whatever the case, he’s here to shred the waves and 
eat some fish. And he’s almost all outta fish...

Wetsuit: Red
Course: Everglades, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Looking at the left side of the in-game map, there is a straightaway. 
At the end of it, there are 3 rows of balls and bars. After passing them, there 
should be a torn sign pointing left. Look a little ways to the left of the sign 
and there is a very small piece of grass at the border of the land and the water 
(it is protruding from the land, it is very small). Build up speed and hit that 
spot of grass and if you are going fast enough, you will go to another part of 
water. Once there, go left and in the middle of the water is an island, and the 
wetsuit is on that. You can’t miss it. The hard part is getting over the strip of 
land.

Wetsuit: Yellow
Course: Everglades, USA
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Go to the right side of the in-game map. At the end of the long 
straightaway, there will be a shack. Ride under the pier and you will see 2 
ramps. Use the ramp on the right and you will shoot into his wetsuit.

Wetsuit: Green
Course: Rhine River, Germany
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Near the bottom-middle of the in-game map is the area with a lot of 
brick walls coming out of the water. Instead of going trough them and hitting the 
ramp at the end, go through the yellow buoys near the beginning of the brick 
area. There should be a ramp back there. You must hit it very fast to reach the 
wetsuit.

Wetsuit: Blue
Course: Tokyo, Japan
Difficulty: Hard
Location: Race the race as normal until you get to the part with little things 
sticking out of the water everywhere, and if you were racing, you would have to 
dodge them. Actually, there are 2 parts like this. It is very hard to explain 
which one, so if you can tell you are in the wrong one, go into the other one. As 
soon as you get there, start going backwards and you should see a ramp. It will 
put you into a big lake. Bunny hop the small wall, and follow it around to the 
wetsuit.

Wetsuit: Purple
Course: Lochness, Scotland
Difficulty: Hard
Location: At the start of the race, go diagonally straight and right to a large 
hill where the lochness monster would appear right in front. The large hill is by 
the sign that points left. Ride up that hill to another area, and his wetsuit is 
in there. If you have trouble getting up the hill, race until you cross the 
finish line for the second lap, and the monster will appear, and you can use it a 
ramp.



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6)           **=-Secrets-=**
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If you are having trouble beating the game, or need information on what you can 
unlock in Splashdown, search no further. Here, we have codes and unlockables.


*****Unlockables*****

In order to fully beat Splashdown, there are many things to accomplish. You must 
do a lot of things to get everything, and this section tells about all of the 
unlockable things throughout the game.

Unlocking Tracks
Several of the courses are not open to play in Arcade Mode or Vs. Mode at the 
beginning of the game. To unlock them, beat Career Mode and reach that track to 
get it in Arcade/Vs. But, some are available in Easy and Normal, but not Hard. To 
unlock the track in Hard, you must play that track on hard difficulty in Career 
Mode. An easy way to unlock them is to beat Career Mode on Normal, and on Hard. 
(When we say beat, we mean place first overall in the Standings).

Unlocking Characters
To unlock characters for play in Arcade and Vs. Mode, you must beat them in a 
Challenge Round in Career Mode. There are 4 challenge rounds in Career Mode, and 
you can choose which racer you will race. If you win, they are on your team in 
career Mode, and you can use them whenever you want. But if the character was 
locked in Arcade and Vs. mode, they are now unlocked.

Bermuda Triangle
This secret track is unlocked by finishing first overall in Career Mode on Hard. 
Once this is accomplished, it is available in Arcade and Vs. Modes.

Steve
To unlock Steve, you do the same thing as for the Bermuda Triangle. Beat Career 
Mode on Hard. Steve has maxed out stats, and is a very fast rider. Use him for 
hard wetsuits where you need speed.

Wetsuits
Different colored wetsuits are available for each character, including Steve. To 
unlock them, find the corresponding icons found throughout the courses. Easy and 
Normal have the same set of wetsuits, but Hard (having track layouts different) 
has its own set. If having trouble finding them, go to my Wetsuit Locations 
section for the location of each and every wetsuit. In addition to them, if you 
find all 5 wetsuits for a character, it will give you their swimsuit.

Movies
Each character has his or her own ending movie. These are received by completing 
Career Mode (any difficulty) with that racer. You can also view movies you have 
gotten in the Options-Movies Menu. Remember, even though it doesn’t have Steve on 
there, he has one as well.


*****Codes*****

These have all been tested and work perfectly. If for some reason you do have 
trouble, e-mail either of us and we will help you out.

All of the following codes must be inputted at the Cheat Menu screen. To reach 
that menu, input the following code:

Go to the Options Menu, and hold R2 while pressing the following: Up, Up, Down, 
Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Square, O, Square, O. The Cheat Menu will appear. 
Enter the following names to get the corresponding cheat.
*They are case-sensitive*

Code:	                  Cheat:
Passport                All courses and Steve unlocked.
AllChar                 All characters unlocked.
LaPinata                All wetsuits unlocked.
Festival                All ending movies unlocked.
PMeterGo                Maximum performance meter.
TopBird                 AI cannot knock you off your Sea-Doo.
AllOutAI                The AI races their best (same as Hard).
Hobble                  Normal AI (same as Normal).
IBelieve                Time Trials against a UFO.
F18                     Time Trials against an F-18.



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7)           **=-Credits-=**
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Well, that’s our FAQ. We hope this helps you out in your hunting for every 
wetsuit in the game.

Thanks to BigDogLuke, Poopman, Iceman, Turkish13, and everybody else at the 
Splashdown message boards located at GameFAQs.

Special Thanks to Rainbow Studios for developing and Atari and Infogrames for 
producing the best game for PlayStation2 we have ever played! Keep ‘em coming!

The music in Splashdown is performed by:
Smashmouth – All Star
Sum 41 – Rhythms
Sum 41 – All She’s Got
SR-71 – Right Now
Man or Astroman? – Mouthful of Exhaust
Blink 182 – The Rock Show
Groovie Ghoulies – Chupacabra
Groovie Ghoulies – Graceland
The Donnas – You’ve got a Crush on Me
KMFDM – Son of a Gun
Otis – Hold Your Breath
The Dude – Rock Da’ Juice


*****Contact*****

Questions? Comments? Did we make a mistake in our FAQ?

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(WeaponX@satx.rr.com) or aekorso (Sccatcher20@aol.com).

If you have question about the FAQ or an error we didn’t catch, e-mail 
AbsurdSnyper.

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