Driver

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Guide

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12/05/01                                                  Format: GBC
Version: Final                                    Developer: Crawfish
Janus Operative                                 Publisher: Infrogames
janus79057@hotmail.com                                 Genre: Driving

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Introduction --- Screeching in...
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Driver the no.1 smash hit of 1999 comes screeching to the GameBoy
Colour. Yep, that's right the handheld version of the PlayStation
game is available. Driver is a great game even if it isn't a true
conversion. The gameplay has remained fun and fast. The story is a
bit weak though.

You play Tanner, a maverick cop who hands in his badge to go
undercover to take on the kingpin of crime, Casteldi. The plot is
quite loose. The reason behind Tanner's interest in capturing
Casteldi is unclear and why he would hand in his police badge is
beyond me. However the game is quite hard.

Which is where this FAQ comes in. I love Driver so I decided to lend
my hand to anyone who is stuck with the game. I've covered the game
in every area with sufficient detail so read on and find out how to
beat Driver.


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Updates:
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12/05/01: First and Final update. Everything is here so I don't need
          to update again. Ever. This time I know what the word final
          means ;) Now lets see, I need to pad this bit out a bit...
          I know, screw Flanders, screw Flanders, screw Flanders.
          Hehehe, that Simpsons episode was funny.


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Contents:
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      1: Controls

      2: Game Overview

      3: Drivethrough

      4: Driving Games

      5: Cheats


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    1: Controls
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The controls are fairly simple. Heck, even a monkey could master
them. But for those that need refreshing I'll list them. I don't know
why seeing as it's common knowledge but I always do so :p

      Control Pad -~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Move
      Brake ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~- Down on Control Pad
      Accelerate ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ A Button
      Handbrake ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~- Down on Control Pad while moving

As far as I can see the B Button does nothing which seems a little
strange. Oh and don't use the brake :) It is little use in this game
as there isn't much danger in using the accelerator all the time.
Just let go when you want to slow down.


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    2: Game Overview
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This is the game overview section. Basically I just squashed a load
of information into one section. I'll tell you about the cops, the
little arrow thing, damage, etc.

Damage
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Damage is caused by bumping into things (duh...). Anything that is
solid can cause you damage but it varies depending on how strong the
object is. For example bumping into an oncoming car is pretty
damaging but smashing into a bin or an umbrella outside a restaurant
isn't very damaging. Just make sure you can control the car well and
you'll have no problem. Stick to the roads, drive down the centre and
go the right way and you'll not need to worry about bumping into
things to often.

Felony
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What ya gonna do? What ya gonna do? When they come for you. The long
arm of the law will reach you if you break the law. Just smash into a
car or a building while they are watching and see them flock to you
like a bird to bread. They can be avoided though, break when you see
one coming at you and then drive round the back of the car. Or drive
up the right side of the road so it isn't as easy for cops to get
you.

Timer
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It is important to remember that you are racing against a timer and
don't have all the time in the world. Just focus on the task in hand
and look at my walkthrough, together we'll get through it. Okay I'll
stop now before I start sounding like the Pokemon cartoon (I watched
it once...).

Location Arrow
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The location arrow is there to be used but with caution. It points
you in the general direction of an objective but doesn't know what a
solid wall is. Use it to navigate your way around the roads without
looking at the map every two seconds. However the map should be used
now and again to make sure you're not on the other side of the city
to your objective.


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    3: Drivethrough
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This bit helps you get through the undercover mode. I haven't listed
exactly when and where to go every time because the game doesn't
require that in places. However I have written enough to help you
through each level.

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"The Bank Job"
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This level is easy. Just call up the map and look for the flashing
black dot. It is just below the downtown mark. Now plan out a simple
route to that dot and follow it being careful not to get lost. Now go
straight and round the corner. Then go left and over the highway that
passes over the river. When you get to the end of this highway juts
bring up the map and head for the flashing black dot.

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"Hide the Evidence"
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Another easy level. You just need to turn left and follow the edge
around. Eventually you will come to a road that goes over the river.
Follow this road and if any cops are chasing you let them keep up
with you all the way to the end. Why? Well if the cop is chasing you
no more can be alerted to your presence. After you get of the road
take the second left hand turn and keep on going until you reach the
black flashing dot on the map.

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"The Boat Chase"
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Head onto the road and follow the right edge around. If you followed
the edge you should come to a warehouse area which the cars use for
turning. Go into the area and head to the right and through a gap by
the side of the building that the cars turn through. Then go up and
around the edge until you get to a pier with the red X.

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"Ram Raid Race"
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First of all make your way to the first flashing black dot. Now
swerve into the café and head straight over the car park opposite.
But make sure you have smashed the blue glass. Repeat this method of
turning through the windows for each of the four remaining cafes but
head in the direction the arrow points before checking your map. You
should be headed in the general direction of the next café if you use
this method.

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"Superfly Drive"
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You have to be really careful in this mission. Try not to get any
damage on the car as its strength and handling are a bit rubbish.
Just follow the highway for the whole ride and you should scrape
through that time limit with around a second to spare. Taking any
other route would just leave you to open to damage.

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"Bait for a Trap"
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Getting to Bal Harbour is pretty easy and should pose you no problem.
Just use the map to guide you. However getting the grey car to follow
you is a bit trickier. Ram him and then head slowly down towards the
flashing black dot that you can see on the map. Always keep the grey
car in sight and never get to far in front of it otherwise you will
fail the mission.

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"Take Out Di Angelo"
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This one is like the pursuit driving game only with a harder enemy.
Just use the same tactics and try not to crash or lose sight of the
car. Chase it from behind so it can't wriggle free and lose you and
watch out for any clever tricks like turning round while you are just
catching up with it. It may take you a few times to complete it as
the enemy car is pretty speedy and intelligent.

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"Get Lucky to the Doc's"
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A easy introduction to night time New York. Just race over to the
black flashing dot and then over to the other flashing dot that
appears once you collect Lucky. It is simple really. However the
roads of New York may take a bit of getting used to. Well I found
them a bit complicated anyway...

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"Beverly Hills Get Away"
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This one is one big race. You just need to get to the places that the
game tells you to go to. It is fairly simple but watch out for the
cops on your tell. And remember that at the first red X you may have
completed the objective even if the cops are around you. Pay
attention to the bottom of the screen and you'll see if you've done
it or not.

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"Grand Central Station"
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I'm getting bored of these levels. But it is challenging and in a
different city so I can't complain. Just race across the city and get
to each red X before the time limit runs out. Pretty simple really,
but as always watch out for the long arm of the law.

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"Trash Granger's Wheels"
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You need to get to the other side of the city for this one. Smash the
car that the black dot on the map points to then head back to your
hotel. What more can I say? Other than as always, watch out for the
cops and be careful. Careful driving is the key to happiness!

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"Stop Granger's Gang"
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This mission is pretty difficult and may seem impossible at first but
when you break it down all it is, is five pursuit driving games put
into one mission. And that is just how you should treat it. Don't
rush but do keep up with the cars and attack from behind. You should
also be careful that you are ramming the right car as you can lose
valuable time if you drive round ramming the wrong cars and getting
caught up in them.

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"Chase One of Granger's Boys"
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First of all you need to get on the same road as the car. You can see
where it is by referring to the map. Head for the road it is on and
chase it. Use the breaks in this road to cut through to the other
side when the car is driving back down the opposite side of the road
to you. Once you have cut it off keep it in your sights and ram it
until it stops. If it gets away resort to the pursuit tactic of
chasing it from behind. It is a pretty speedy car but you can catch
it.

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"Cross Town Record"
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This one is simple if you use common sense. Just plan out the most
direct route that you think you can use smoothly and quickly and use
it. You'll be across the other side of the city before you know it.
Just don't get the police involved or any damage done to your car as
it won't help at all and you'll be lucky to beat the time limit if
the whole police force are out to get you.


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    4: Driving Games
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Driver includes four driving games, all highly illegal activities of
course... Still they're great fun if a little challenging at times.
However fear not. I have taken the time to provide you with tips to
these games.

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Checkpoint
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The object of this game is to collect all the red flags scattered
around the city. It isn't that hard if you pay attention to the map
and follow the general direction of the arrow. You are also racing
against the clock and are looking to get a low time. There isn't much
else to say about this simple game.

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Pursuit
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This game is slightly more difficult. You're meant to pursue a car
and smash it off the road. Make sure that you follow and smash the
car from behind. Going into the side is very risky because you could
miss, get stuck and be left there as the car zooms off. Don't think
you have to get it straight away. There is a time limit but bide your
time and hit it along the straights not the turns or corners.

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Survival
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This is the hardest driving game. It isn't a case of seeing how
quickly you can catch a car or get away from one. It is simply a test
of how long you can stay on the road for. Weave in and out of things,
change direction and find spots where you can't be reached. Mastering
this one will take a while but if you use the three things I just
mentioned to full effect you can last for quite a while.

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Get Away
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This is easy. Just weave in and out of objects and hopefully the cop
car will get stuck or blocked by an object. Then whilst he wriggles
to get free speed off round a corner or anywhere out of reach of the
cop. Easy as pie. Although be careful not to attract the attention of
too many cops. Be careful when you weave and don't destroy everything
in your path.


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    5: Cheats
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Level Passwords
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There are some level passwords that help you access any level you
want. Just type these in somewhere and you'll be taken to the level.
Okay... I'm lazy and can't be bothered to even try and remember where
you type the password in. Anyway.

  1.  face, face, face, face
  2.  tire, badge, cone, red siren
  3.  lights, key, key, blue siren
  4.  cone, cone, cone, badge
  5.  key, red siren, red siren, lights
  6.  key, badge, tire, blue siren
  7.  badge, cone, badge, red siren
  8.  red siren, badge, key, tire
  9.  cone, blue siren, red siren, red siren
 10.  badge, badge, lights, cone
 11.  blue siren, key, key, key
 12.  lights, tire, red siren, badge
 13.  key, badge, badge, cone
 14.  red siren, blue siren, red siren, blue siren
 15.  tire, key, cone, lights

Cheat Menu
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The cheat menu can be accessed by highlighting the "undercover"
option on the main menu. Then press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP,
DOWN, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN. You can then turn on and off the cheats you
want by pressing left and right.


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Conclusion
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You have reached the end of my Driver FAQ. I think I have covered
everything in good detail so this will be the final update. You can
still email me at – janus79057@hotmail.com – with any questions,
comments, etc. Oh and would you mind putting "Driver" as the subject.

A little bit of news that may interest you... Driver 2 is scheduled
for a release on the GameBoy Colour. I'm not sure what will become of
it or whether it will be converted to the Advance but the thought of
a sequel pleases me!


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Legal Information
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