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-INTRODUCTION -CHARACTERS -WALKTHROUGH -MULTIPLAYER INTRODUCTION In Super Bombad Racing, you gain control of one of many super cute versions of popular Star Wars characters. Based on Star Wars: Episode I, the game takes you on a fast ride throughout nine unique tracks and four battle arenas. This guide will give you details on each of the characters, including their stats, special weapon details, and a little history on each of them. We will also give you walkthroughs of each and every one of the nine different courses in the game, which will detail where all of the hidden shortcuts and secrets are. Finally, you will find details on each of the battle arenas with tips as to where to place the best weapons. CHARACTERS Super Bombad Racing gives you eight initial characters to choose from, as well as one character than you can unlock (Darth Vader) if you complete the Galaxy Circuit mode with Anakin Skywalker. Darth Maul A Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Maul is from the alien race known as the Zabrak. Coming from a harsh planet these aliens differentiate themselves via an elaborate series of unique tattoos. Darth Maul was slain by the Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Power Station of the Theed Palace approximately fifteen years before the start of the Clone Wars. Mass: High Top Speed: High Acceleration: Low Turning: Low Special Weapon: Double Bladed Lightsabre. When this is tossed, it causes the opponent's shields to drop. Jar Jar Binks A bumbling Gungan from Naboo, Jar Jar Binks unknowingly played a large role in defeating the Trade Federation during their invasion of the planet. Not long after Naboo was freed, Jar Jar went on to become a Senator representing the planet. Mass: Med Top Speed: High Acceleration: Low Turning: Low Special Weapon: Tongue. Can be used to grab an opponent and sling shot Jar Jar away. Sebulba The short alien was previously the Pod Racing champion of Tatooine. Not much is known of his fate after Anakin Skywalker won the Boonta Classic. Mass: Low Top Speed: Med Acceleration: Med Turning: High Special Weapon: Junk Toss. This weapon throws garbage at enemies. Boss Nass The leader of the Gungans, Boss Nass helped play a large role in uniting the Gungan and Naboo. He continues to be a strong leader of the Gungan race. Mass: High Top Speed: High Acceleration: Low Turning: Low Special Weapon: Spit. Boss Nass, well, spits mucus at an opponent. Obi-Wan Kenobi Once a Jedi Padawan to Qui Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi took over the training of Anakin Skywalker after the liberation of Naboo. He fought in the Clone Wars, and then went into seclusion after Anakin Skywalker fell to the Dark Side of the Force and became Darth Vader. Mass: Med Top Speed: Med Acceleration: Med Turning: Med Special Weapon: Levitate. Used to toss an enemy out of the way. Yoda A Jedi Master from an ancient race, Yoda once held a seat on the Jedi Council. After the Jedi Purge he too went into seclusion until Anakin Skywalker's son came searching for a Jedi Master to train him in the ways of the Force. Mass: Low Top Speed: Low Acceleration: High Turning: High Special Weapon: Force Inversion. Turns other racers upside down. Anakin Skywalker Born a slave on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker won his freedom by beating Sebulba to win the Boonta Classic Pod Race. He became a Padawan learner to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and wed Padme Amidala before turning to the Dark Side of the Force and becoming the dark apprentice of Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader. Mass: Low Top Speed: Low Acceleration: High Turning: High Special Weapon: Energy Coupler. Drains opponent's energy. Queen Amidala The young queen of the Naboo, Padme Amidala went on to wed Anakin Skywalker and is also the mother of Luke and Leia. Mass: Low Top Speed: Low Acceleration: Med Turning: Med Special Weapon: Reflective Blast. Blinds enemies that are near. Darth Vader Vader is the result of Anakin Skywalker falling to the Dark Side of the Force. He goes on to be eventually redeemed by his son, Luke Skywalker during the Battle of Endor. How to Unlock Darth Vader: Complete the Galaxy Circuit with a gold medal as Anakin Skywalker. Mass: High Top Speed: High Acceleration: Low Turning: Low Special Weapon: Death Star of death! WALKTHROUGH Circuit 1 Naboo Swamp The first race of the game is a relaxing drive through the peaceful swampland of Naboo. Being the first competition in the game, the track doesn't throw any deadly twists, turns, or pits at you and it basically a rather simply oval style racetrack. Your race begins at two giant stone faces, the remnants of some ancient civilization on Naboo. Once Captain Tarpals gives the signal, the force field will drop and the race begins. There are a couple secrets in this level, with the first right after the starting line. You can jump up on top of the pyramid to get a Mystery Gadget power up, which will randomly give you a weapon or power up. To get on top of the pyramid, you can use the left or right ledges of the track to get you a little boost up to the top, or you can simply jump up there if you have enough speed (easiest to do on the 2nd or 3rd lap). The next thing to watch out for is during the first curve to the left (where you will be speeding across the water). On the outside of the turn, the right part of the track, will be a Fanback creature that will try to munch on you if you get too close. To avoid this guy, hug the inside part of the track when speeding through this turn. Finally, you can get the last secret in the track when you go through the large tree near the end. If you stay to the right when going through it, you can go up a little ramp and grab a booster power up, which will help you gain a little speed to take the lead at the end of the track. Dune Sea Your first trip to Tatooine in Bombad Racing will take you to the barren Dune Sea where you will encounter Jawas, their Sand Crawler, Moisture Vaporators, and even a Sandstorm. As with the Naboo Swamp, the track is a rather simple, with is being nearly a figure-eight form, with only one really big shortcut. The first thing to look out for will be Jawas on the left and right sides of the first canyon that you go through. They will be on your left first, and they will fire a shrinking beam at you. To avoid being shrunk, hug the left wall and then hug the right wall to avoid getting hit by the next wave of fire. After that, you will be shortly arriving at the shortcut. You will come to a place in the track where there are tiny ramps on the left and right and a center path that leads over a bridge and through a small cave. If you take either the left or right ramps, and jump at the very end, you can reach the top "roof" of the cave and speed along that. By doing that you are able to find two Special Attack power ups, as well as one Mystery Gadget. Once you get past that shortcut, you will be in the arid dunes of the Dune Sea. Right before the finish line will be a small sandstorm (complete with a Jawa caught in it) that can slow you down a little bit. If you hug the inside of the track while passing through it, you will avoid the brunt of the force and maintain most of your speed to cross the finish line. Theed City The majestic city of Theed is the capital city for the Naboo, and the home of Princess Amidala. When the Trade Federation invades, the city becomes garrisoned and a very dangerous place to be. Race #3 in Super Bombad Racing takes place throughout Theed as the Trade Federation is setting up shop. During the race you will be dodging battle tanks and Battle Droids as well as the occasional Droid Starfighter. Your first shortcut in the race comes right after the second fountain that you pass (there are four boost power ups lined in front of the fountain). You can boost across to a roof and save a little time to get to the next area, where there is a waterfall leading to the water tunnel. After that there is a huge drop right before the end of the track. You can boost off of the ledge and land on top of the domed building for a Special Weapon power up. From there, drop down and right after the barriers to the left, you can turn and zoom up the grassy hill and shave off even more seconds right before the finish line. Circuit 2 Pod Race Anakin Skywalker won the Boonta Classic pod race to win his freedom from Watto in the Phantom Menace, and that is the basis for the first race of the second circuit in Super Bombad Racing. The first shortcut on this track takes place right after the starting line. You curve to the left past the stands, and then you'll see a wooden barrier to the right. If you hop up and then smash through this barrier, you can cut a few seconds off your time. Next you can hop in between two pillars immediately after the last arrow that is pointing to the right. Then after the canyon with the large rolling boulders, you will come to a small canal lined with bones. With enough speed you can hop up and speed along the left or right ridges of this canal, which will immediately lead to another shortcut. As soon as the bone canal ends, you can sharply turn to the left to find two different passages. The one to the left holds two booster power ups and one special attack, and it dumps you out closer to the finish line. Otoh Gunga The underwater home of the Gungans is Otoh Gunga. Jar Jar brought Qui Gon and Obi- Wan here in the Phantom Menace to receive the Bongo sub so they could make their way to Theed. This race is one of the more enjoyable ones in the game, as you will be racing underwater for most of the track, which allows you to move up and down, as if you were flying. Your first shortcut comes in the first open area in the underwater tunnel. There will be a large pillar to your right. As soon as you see it, veer to the right and drive around it. Dodge the giant Opee Sea Killer who will be swimming in the area, and then grab the speed boost on the small pillar and speed through the tunnel ahead. Then as the tunnel ends, make a sharp turn to the right and speed over the rocks and past the crashed ship to your left. The exit out of the underwater caves will be to your right, and if you took this shortcut you will have probably gained a large lead. After that, race forward and over the bridge. Once you pass through an archway, you will have the choice to go forward, or follow the spiraling path to the left. The quickest way to the finish line is actually to turn left and speed up the path while gathering the two boosts on the way. Mos Espa Mos Espa was the home of Anakin Skywalker and his mother while they were slaves to Watto on Tatooine. The final race of the second circuit takes you on a fast and speedy trip through the Mos Espa market, through Watto's junkyard, and then finally through the Slave Quarters area that leads to the finish line. The quickest way through this track is to actually not get caught up in Watto's Junkyard. Right after the finish line, you'll come to his hut that is in the middle of the road. To the right and left of the hut are paths, and each one holds a boost. To get through the race as quickly as possible, take the left path and continue to hug the left wall throughout the entire track. If you do that, you shouldn't have much trouble coming into the finish line ahead of the pack. Circuit 3 Coruscant Coruscant is the center of the Republic (and soon, the Empire). The planet is completely covered by a vast cityscape. Circuit 3's first race takes place throughout the streets of this giant city. The first place where you can gain some time is shortly after the first big drop after the start of the race. You will be approaching the Senate Building (it looks like a giant mushroom), and you will be able to go to the left or the right. Veer to the left and keep heading in that direction as that is the way the path goes. Your next opportunity to take the lead happens right before the finish line. The final stretch of the track turns to the left sharply. As you are approaching this turn, you can jump from the straightaway towards the finish line and cut the corner by a large margin. Power Station The large Power Station inside the Theed Palace was the setting for the Duel of the Fates in the movie as well as the second to last race in the game. Due to the twisting path through the actual generator part of the level, it is actually one of the trickier levels to navigate through, but there is one big shortcut that you can take towards the end. After the generator area of the level, you will enter the pit area where Darth Maul struck down Qui Gon. After the first turn to the left, you can jump up on to the right ledge that has two boosts. Then boost and immediately jump over to the left ledge to grab two more boosts, and then jump at full speed across to the opening at the top of the left wall. Droid Control Ship Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace ended with a huge space battle around the massive Droid Control Ship that was in orbit above Naboo. Super Bombad Racing ends with a final race through this giant ship. There are a couple big shortcuts in this track. The first one takes place where you must choose to go through one of three tunnels. It doesn't matter which one you go through, but at the end you can jump up on the large pipe and then onto the long ledge to the right of the room that is lined with boosters. From there you can leap over to a ledge that is at the top of the room, which leads to a tunnel that deposits you on top of the large round generator. The next shortcut is found right from that round generator. To the left of the circular tunnel that everyone else is going through is a square vent. If you boost over while pulling back on the analog stick you can reach the vent and break through. The tunnel will then lead you to the halfway point of the large room with all of the crates. If you decide to skip that shortcut, you can find a different one in the room after the round generator. You can jump up on the pipes overhead, which will allow you to reach the tops of the crates in the next room, which will save you some time on your way to the finish line. MULTIPLAYER Arenas Naboo Battlefield When the Gungans stood their ground against the Trade Federation, the grassy hills of Naboo became a massive battleground and that is the location of the first battle arena. The arena is round with two sides separated by a small river in the middle that forks at the north side. One side of the arena has a large hill and many destroyed battle tanks. It also holds one of the few boost power ups in the level. The other side has roving battle tanks and a special weapon power up. Each of the two sides also feature catapults that can launch you out of danger. Weapons that are dropped behind you such as the orbs or green cubes are very handy (and annoying) in this level due to the hilly environment. Because other players will probably be dropping them around, be careful when speeding over the hills, or else you may slam into something that you didn't want to. Jedi Temple The Jedi Temple is the home and training grounds for the Jedi Knights on Coruscant, and it is also where the Jedi Council meets. As opposed to the previous arena, which was circular and rather simple, this one is more complex with many ramps and tunnels to explore. This map features pillared structures at the north, east, south, and west sides each with a forward weapon and a boost power up inside. Then the "ring" surrounding the center area has a tunnel under each ramp with the same two power ups. There is a hollow area under the center tower that is also filled with power ups. Since there are a ton of boosts in this level, you can fly around at high speed, and use any defensive weapon that you want. The only thing that is really dangerous here is speeding around a corner too fast, as other players will be doing the same and you may find yourself headed directly toward an opponent who is ready to fry you with their favorite weapon. Great Pit of Carkoon Jabba the Hutt enjoys tossing those he does not like into the Great Pit of Carkoon for a slow digestion over a thousand years. This digestion is said to be extremely painful, so that makes this a perfect multiplayer map! The pit in the center will munch on you if you get too close, and that will tear down your shields quickly. A problem with this is that most of the items in the level are scattered around the pit in the center. The way to survive this level is to quickly zoom in, snatch up the item that you want, and then retreat to safety as the other players kill each other near the pit o' death. Hoth Asteroid Han Solo and pals hid in this asteroid after escaping the Imperial invasion of Hoth. This is the final arena stage, but it is also one of the most fun. Scattered throughout the crater are Anti-Grav Boost power ups. When these are used, you are able to hold down L1 and pull back on the stick to fly around the arena. You need to used these power ups in order to reach the tops of the pillars where multiple offensive and special weapon items are located. Some things to look for in this stage is the Millennium Falcon that is flying around, as well as the giant space slug that calls the asteroid home. THE END