Ridge Racer Type 4

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"Strategy Guide" Guide for Ridge Racer Type 4

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                        R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
                        Platform: PlayStation
                            Version: Final
                       Brett "Nemesis" Franklin
                   E-mail: thebeefycow@hotmail.com



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                   T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
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                      1. INTRODUCTION
                      2. LEGAL STUFF
                      3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
                      4. Game Options
                      5. Game Controls
                      6. Tracks
                      7. R4 Grand Prix Mode
                      8. Unlocking Cars
                      9. Tips 
                     10. Miscellanious Stuff 
                     11. Secrets
                     12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
                     13. Credits
                     14. Contact Info


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1. INTRODUCTION

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I wrote up this FAQ for R4 since there were only two of them on GameFAQS, and 
that I've played the crap out of it, so I know A LOT about this game. I also ran 
out of games to write FAQs for, so I just decided to write one for one of the 
best Arcade racers EVER. I absolutley love racing games, since I'ver writen 
racing game FAQs for this, GT 2, Need For Speed 4, Hydro Thunder, Sega Rally 2, 
and Crazy Taxi. Hope that this helps anyone out there with trobles with R4. Good 
luck.

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My Review of R4:
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Ridge Racer Type 4 is a great racing game.  I won't lie to you.  
But in terms of depth and variety, its just not as advanced as 
Gran Turismo. R4 is a great arcade game, with speed and graphics 
that'll make your jaw drop, but it lacks enough depth to keep 
players coming nack for more.

Graphics: (10/10)- By far the best and most beautiful looking 
racing game on the Playstation, even better than Gran Turismo, 
which is damned good.  R4 moves at a medium resolution, and at 
a smooth 30 fps, without any slowdown. It just looks so good, 
that the graphics will make you proud to own a Playstation.

Sound: (9/10)- Once again, the sound department in R4 is 
astounding. I just love the musical tracks, and have even 
imported the soundtrack. The sound effects are also well 
done, and add realism to the game. On a side note, even though 
the music tracks are good, the special Pac-Man theme song you 
get once you receive the Pac-Man car is one of the most catchy 
tunes in a videogame.

Control: (9/10)- Controlling your car in R4 is very easy to do,
thanks to the game's arcade-like nature.  You can either drift 
or use grip type cars, although I prefer the drift type overall, 
thanks to the maneuverability of these vehicles. Players can use 
the JogCon, NegCon, or just the plain-old Dual Shock. I have yet 
to play it with either the JogCon or the NegCon controllers, so 
I can only recommend the Dual Shock. The control is very responsive, 
and you'll be winning races in no time with some practice.

Gameplay: (7/10)- This is where R4 has its problems. I just don't 
think R4 knows what it wants to be, arcade or simulation. On one 
side, it has its arcade-like control and fake cars, and on its 
other side, it has upgradable cars and over 300 of them to boot 
(although most of them are just alternative color designs and 
nothing else). Even though R4 is incredibly fun, it does tend 
to be on the weak side, without the depth of Gran Turismo and 
only having eight tracks.

Replay: (7/10)- Like I said earlier, R4 is extremely fun to play. 
But after a few timesthrough the Grand Prix mode and the tracks 
become repetitive and boring. The two-player is great fun though, 
without any loss of frame-rate, its very smooth. Just don't expect 
Gran Turismo type of replayability.

Buy/Rent- If you are a fan of racing games or the Ridge Racer 
series, then go ahead and buy it. But if you are looking for a 
deep racing simulation, then either rent it, or look elsewhere.


OVERALL SCORE: 8/10



Game Info:
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Game: R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
System: PlayStation
Genre: Arcade Racing
Price: $19.99-$39.99
Available: NOW
Publisher: Namco
Developer: Namco
Difficulty: Easy (unless you try to unlock ALL the cars...)
Best Car: Couldn't tell ya
Best Track: Brightest Nite


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2. LEGAL STUFF

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If anyone finds it on any other site, please inform me ASAP.

E-Mail Address: thebeefycow@hotmail.com

Copyright:
© Copyright 1999-2000 Brett "Nemesis" Franklin. It may not be stolen, altered, 
or used for any type of profit. It may be reproduced electronically, and printed 
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3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY

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Version 0.2 (02/17/00)
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* First Version



Version 0.3 (02/21/00)
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* Second Version

* Added the "Miscellanious Stuff" section

* Added some more questions in the "FAQ" section

* Added some more tips in "Tips" section




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4. Game Options

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Grand Prix: 
           The Main Mode of R4, where you assume the role of a 
           professional driver on a racing team. You and a manager
           must work together to win the Grand Prix Mode.

Time Attack:
           This is a basic addition to R4, and all racing games. 
           The Time Attack Mode is where you choose a car and a 
           track, and race by yourself to attempt to beat the best 
           times for that track. You can use any cars; The preset 
           ones, or the ones that you've won from the Grand Prix 
           mode (although you must register the cars you wish to
           use to your Garage).

VS Battle:
           Another basic mode, the VS Battle is where you and 
           a friend go head-to-head in a single race. You can
           also use any cars you've won in Grand Prix mode.

Garage: 
           The Garage mode is where you can register any cars 
           that you've won in the Grand Prix mode. Once you've 
           registered a car into your Garage, you can then use 
           those cars in Time Attack and VS Battle modes.

Records:
           You can view any trophies that you've won from the
           Grand Prix mode in the Records mode.

Save & Load:
           This mode is where you can save and load your game. 
           You can also load and save stuff onto your 
           PocketStation, if you HAVE one.

Options: 
           Use this mode to change controller settings, screen
           display, and sound volumes. You can also use the 
           Music Player here.



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5. Game Controls

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6. Tracks  

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Helter Skelter
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Laps: 03
Length: 3.262 Miles
Difficulty: Simple

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WONDERHILL
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Laps: 03
Length: 4.178 Miles
Difficulty: Easy


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EDGE OF THE EARTH
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Laps: 03
Length: 3.540 Miles
Difficulty: Easy

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OUT OF BLUE
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Laps: 03
Length: 3.477 Miles
Difficulty: Medium


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PHANTOMILE
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Laps: 03
Length: 1.882 Miles
Difficulty: Medium


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BRIGHTEST NITE
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Laps: 03
Length: 3.667 Miles
Difficulty: Hard


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HEAVEN & HELL
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Laps: 03
Length: 4.305 Miles
Difficulty: Hard


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SHOOTING HOOPS
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Laps: 06
Length: 2.476 Miles
Difficulty: Easy


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7. R4 Grand Prix Mode

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The Grand Prix Mode is the meat of the game. This is where you will win all of 
your cars. The Grand Prix Mode consists of "Heats", or series' of races. There 
are a total of THREE Heats within the Grand Prix Mode.

REQUIREMENTS:
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Heat 1:   Place 3rd or better
Heat 2:   Place 2nd or better
Final GP: Place in first place

There are a total of FOUR trials for each Heat. This means that you only have 
three chances to meet the requirement for that Heat. If you fail to meet the 
requirement, you will be forced to quit the Heat.


Heat 1
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   Stage 1 (Car type used)
       Race 1 - Helter Skelter (Japan, Yokohama)
       Race 2 - Wonderhill (Japan, Fukuoka)

Heat 2
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    Stage 2 (Car type used)
       Race 3 - Edge of the Earth (USA, N.Y.)
       Race 4 - Out of Blue (Japan, Yokohama)

Final GP
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   Stage 3 (Car type used)
       Race 5 - Phantomile (Japan, Yokohama)
       Race 6 - Brightest Nite (USA, N.Y.)
       Race 7 - Heaven & Hell (Japan, Fukuoka)
   
   Stage 4 (Car type used)
       Race 8 - Shooting Hoops (USA, L.A.)





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8. Unlocking Cars

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There are 4 different Racing Teams in R4:

M.M.M: (Micro Mouse Mappy)- France - Easy
P.R.T: (Pac Racing Team)- Japan - Normal
R.T.S: (Racing Team Solvalou- Italy - Hard
D.R.T: (Dig Racing Team)- USA - Expert


There are also four different car manufacturers:

Age Solo - France -  Grip type
Lizard - USA - Drift type
Assoluto - Italy- Drift type
Terrazi - Japan - Grip type



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ASSOLUTO
Italian: Drift
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  CAR           STAGE   HANDLING  OVERALL  M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
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 1 Promessa     1       Poor      Poor      162    166   171    180
 2 Promessa     2       Average   Poor      178    180   187    194
 3 Bisonte      2       Average   Average   182    184   191    200
 4 Regalo       2       Average   Average   187    191   198    205
 5 Fatalita     2       Average   Good      194    203   208    212
 6 Promessa     3       Average   Average   194    196   200    212
 7 Bisonte      3       Average   Good      196    203   207    216
 8 Regalo       3       Good      Good      203    207   212    223
 9 Fatalia      3       Good      Good      205    212   216    226
10 Rondine      3       Good      Good      212    223   227    232
11 Cavaliere    3       Good      Good      216    222   226    237
12 Infinito     3       Good      Good      221    248   232    242
13 Promessa     4       Good      Great     280    285   290    301
14 Bisonte      4       Good      Great     287    292   296    306
15 Regalo       4       Great     Great     292    296   303    312
16 Fatalita     4       Great     Great     296    303   306    317
17 Aquila       4       Great     Great     303    312   312    321
18 Estasi       4       Very Good Very Good 308    324   317    326
19 Squalo       4       Great     Very Good 312    321   340    331
20 Vulcano      4       Average   Awesome   356    360   358    374
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LIZARD
USA: Drift
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  CAR        STAGE  HANDLING   OVERALL   M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S. 
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 1 Bonfire    1     Poor       Poor      162    164    169    178
 2 Bonfire    2     Average    Poor      175    178    184    194
 3 Detector   2     Average    Average   178    184    189    198
 4 Wisdom     2     Average    Average   184    189    194    203
 5 Officer    2     Average    Good      184    189    194    203
 6 Bonfire    3     Average    Average   191    194    198    210
 7 Detector   3     Average    Good      196    200    205    214
 8 Wisdom     3     Good       Good      200    205    207    219
 9 Officer    3     Good       Good      200    205    207    219
10 Colleague  3     Good       Good      216    233    223    235
11 Comrade    3     Good       Good      216    230    223    235
12 Ignition   3     Great      Good      219    246    230    239
13 Bonfire    4     Average    Great     280    285    290    301
14 Detector   4     Average    Great     285    290    294    306
15 Wisdom     4     Great      Great     290    294    301    312
16 Officer    4     Average    Great     290    294    301    312
17 Tamer      4     Average    Great     299    310    310    321
18 Cataract   4     Average    Excellent 303    319    317    324
19 Reckless   4     Awesome    Very Good 308    335    319    328
20 Nightmare  4     Great      Very Good 351    369    353    358
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TERRAZI
Japan: Grip
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 CAR          STAGE  HANDLING  OVERALL   M.M.M.  D.R.T.  P.R.C. R.T.S.
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 1 Ambitious  1      Poor       Poor      159     166    171    180
 2 Ambitious  2      Good       Poor      175     182    187    198
 3 Troop      2      Average    Average   180     187    191    203
 4 Rumor      2      Average    Average   187     191    196    207
 5 Wildboar   2      Average    Good      191     203    200    212
 6 Ambitious  3      Average    Average   189     194    203    210
 7 Troop      3      Average    Good      196     200    207    216
 8 Rumor      3      Good       Good      203     205    210    221
 9 Wildboar   3      Good       Good      210     219    219    230
10 Capital    3      Good       Good      210     219    219    230
11 Cowboy     3      Good       Good      214     230    223    235
12 Starlight  3      Very Good  Great     221     246    232    239
13 Ambitious  4      Good       Great     278     285    292    301
14 Troop      4      Good       Great     283     287    296    303
15 Rumor      4      Great      Great     287     296    299    310
16 Wildboar   4      Great      Great     294     301    306    317
17 Decision   4      Very Good  Great     301     310    310    319
18 Terrific   4      Great      Very Good 306     321    315    326
19 Destroyer  4      Great      Very Good 310     337    319    331
20 Utopia     4      Awesome    Very Good 392     395    399    397
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AGE SOLO
France: Grip
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  CAR         STAGE   HANDLING   OVERALL  M.M.M.  D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
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 1 Prophetie  1       Poor       Poor      159    164    169    164
 2 Prophetie  2       Average    Poor      173    180    187    180
 3 Dirigeant  2       Average    Average   178    187    189    187
 4 Bataille   2       Average    Average   184    189    194    189
 5 Megere     2       Average    Good      189    200    198    201
 6 Prophetie  3       Average    Average   191    196    200    196
 7 Dirigeant  3       Average    Good      194    200    205    200
 8 Bataille   3       Good       Good      203    200    207    203
 8 Megere     3       Good       Good      203    210    216    210
 8 Antilope   3       Good       Good      207    219    219    221
11 Averse     3       Good       Good      214    228    223    228
12 Licorne    3       Great      Good      219    244    230    244
13 Prophetie  4       Good       Great     287    287    287    287
14 Dirigeant  4       Good       Great     287    290    294    290
15 Bataille   4       Great      Great     290    294    301    294
16 Megere     4       Great      Great     297    299    303    299
17 Espion     4       Great      Great     301    312    308    312
18 Sorciere   4       Great      Very Good 303    319    315    319
19 Supernova  4       Great      Very Good 310    335    321    335
20 Ecureuil   4       Great      Good      312    301    294    306  
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SPECIAL CARS
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    CAR        STAGE    HANDLING  OVERALL   TOP SPEED
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321 Pac-Man    4        Great     Great     242
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SPECIFIC CAR FLOWCHART
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      *FIRST HEAT*  *SECOND HEAT*  *FINAL GP*    *CARS UNLOCKED*
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Trial 1  3rd|3rd      2nd|2nd   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 2, 6, 13
Trail 2  3rd|3rd      1st|2nd   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 2, 7, 14
Trial 3  3rd|3rd      2nd|1st   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 2, 8, 15
Trial 4  3rd|3rd      1st|1st   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 2, 9, 16
Trial 5  2nd|2nd      1st|1st   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 3, 10, 17
Trial 6  2nd|1st      1st|1st   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 4, 11, 18
Trial 7  1st|1st      1st|1st   1st|1st|1st|1st   1, 5, 12, 19
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OTHER RACES:
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Extra Trial  *RACE*                          *CAR UNLOCKED*
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Trial 1       1st                                  20
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- Use Drift-style cars. Using the Drifting technique is MUCH easier
  then using Grip-style handling. Drifting also saves you time 
  around the corners.

- Use Automatic, not manual. Automatics are much easier to use, 
  since the car changes gears BY ITSELF. Manual transmission is 
  only for Professionals. 

- Unlock all the tracks at the beginning. Just go through the 
  Grand Prix mode once to open up all the tracks, that way you'll
  have them open to practice on if you are having trouble with them
  in Grand Prix mode.

- Try not to bump other cars. Even though it's been toned down, 
  bumping into cars STILL causes you to slow down and the other 
  driver to get a speed boost. Of course, it also works the other
  way...

- Use a Stage 4 car for the Time Attack mode. When you use the
  fastest car in the Time Attack mode, you'll get the fastest time.

- Try not to bump into walls. Just like when you bump into another
  car, bumping into walls slows you down.

- Experiment with variations. Try using a French Car with the Italian 
  racing team or vice versa. Try using a USA Car with the Japanese
  racing team. These different variations will change the look of
  your car(s), so experiment to find the car that suits your style.
  You can also use the same Team with the same Car manufacturer from
  the same countries (i.e- French car with the French team), but
  it's not as fun to play as. :p


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Music Track List (BGM):
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t.01  Pearl Blue Soul
t.02  Naked Glow
t.03  Your Vibe
t.04  Lucid Rhythms
t.05  Thru
t.06  Silouette Dance
t.07  Burnin' Rubber
t.08  Revlimit Funk
t.09  Quiet Curves
t.10  Motor Species
t.11  The Objective
t.12  Move Me
t.13  The Ride
t.14  Movin' In Circles
t.15  Eat 'em up! (For Pac-Man Car)



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Custom Decals (In Decal Edit):
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No.    Decal
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 00     Custom Decal
 01     Armadillo Racing
 02     Bosconian
 03     Baraduke
 04     Dragon Saber
 05     Black Knight
 06     Galaga
 07     Galaxian3
 08     ??? 
 09     GunBarl / GunBullet
 10     Klonoa from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
 11     Metro Cross
 12     Monster from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
 13     Ordyne
 14     Sky Kid
 15     Starblade
 16     Techno Drive
 17     Yoshimitsu from Tekken
 18     Thunder Ceptor
 19     Sophitia from Soul Blade
 20     World Stadium 2
 21     Reiko Nagase (Blue)     - D.R.T.
 22     Reiko Nagase (Orange)   - M.M.M.
 23     Reiko Nagase (Green)    - P.R.C.
 24     Reiko Nagase (Red)      - R.T.S.
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11. Secrets

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Pac-Man Car: 
            Open up all 320 cars in the game to receive the elusive
            Pac-Man car.

Other Four Tracks:
            Once you beat the Grand Prix Mode once, you will unlock
            remaining four tracks. These tracks will be playable
            in all modes from now on.


GAMESHARK CODES:
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Unlock Extra Trial              800F3754 0001 

Complete Extra Trial            800F375C 0101
                                800F375E 0101

Unlock All D.R.T. Cars          800F3710 FFFF
                                800F3712 FFFF
                                800F3714 FFFF
                                800F3716 FFFF
                                800F3718 FFFF
                                800F371A FFFF
                                800F371C FFFF
                                800F371E FFFF

Unlock All M.M.M. Cars          800F3720 FFFF
                                800F3722 FFFF
                                800F3724 FFFF
                                800F3726 FFFF
                                800F3728 FFFF
                                800F372A FFFF
                                800F372C FFFF
                                800F372E FFFF

Unlock All P.R.C. Cars          800F3730 FFFF
                                800F3732 FFFF
                                800F3734 FFFF
                                800F3736 FFFF
                                800F3738 FFFF
                                800F373A FFFF
                                800F373C FFFF
                                800F373E FFFF

Unlock All R.T.S. Cars          800F3740 FFFF
                                800F3742 FFFF
                                800F3744 FFFF
                                800F3746 FFFF
                                800F3748 FFFF
                                800F374A FFFF
                                800F374C FFFF
                                800F374E FFFF




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12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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1) Q: How many cars are there in R4?

   A: 321 cars total. Including different colors.


2) Q: Are there any hidden ones?
 
   A: Only one, and it's the Pac-Man car.


3) Q: Any hidden tracks?

   A: Only to four other tracks that you unlock after you beat the
      Grand Prix mode.


4) Q: Is the Pac-Man car cool?

   A: Yep, and the music it plays when you race it is AWESOME.


5) Q: Why is there decal editing?

   A: I dunno. Maybe Namco wanted to be original. I think it's cool.


6) Q: Which car is the fastest car?

   A: Utopia is the fastest car, with 399 mph.


7) Q: How long does it take to open up ALL the cars?

   A: Forever.


8) Q: Which is the best type of car to use?

   A: Drift cars are easier to use, once you get used to them.


9) Q: How old are you?

   A: None of your business!  :p


10) Q: Is there a second Disc with R4?

    A: Yep, and it has the Original Ridge Racer (60fps), 
       along with some demos from Namco. It's worth the price
       of the whole game to get. Actually, you get it with the
       game for free, so it doesn't matter if you want it or not,
       because you'll get it anyways. :p


11) Q: Is the JogCon worth getting?

    A: I've only used the JogCon once with R4, and while it was
       different, it still doesn't beat the good ol' Dual Shock.


12) Q: Does the game come with the JogCon?

    A: Only in limited supplies. You can either buy the game by
       itself, or you can buy it with the JogCon in a bundle.
       The bundle will cost about $20 extra though. In my 
       opinion, it's not really worth it. Just buy the regular 
       game without the JogCon.


13) Q: Is R4 better than Gran Turismo?

    A: Not really, but it DOES come close, and is a great arcade 
       game.


14) Q: IS R4 better than Gran Turismo 2?
  
    A: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! That's a good one. 




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