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Super RUNABOUT - Climax Entertainment - FAQ v.0.2 by kyapiko Contents: 1)Introduction 2)Quick Review 3)Missions 4)Vehicles 5)Emblems 6)The ULTIMATE code (only for Japanese version) 1)Introduction. First of all, I know that Super RUNABOUT was released in the US but this FAQ was made with the Japanese version. Names and descriptions could be differents in the US version. This is my first FAQ written in English for a game (I'm French). My English is not good, so, I think there is a lot of mistakes in my FAQ. I'm sorry and I hope you will understand this FAQ without big problems. 2)Quick Review. To be true, the first time I've played this game, I've finded it very bad : 30 fps, realistic driving, unplayable, ... But after a few times of comprehension, I find a lot of very interesting things in the game, so, I've decided to play seriously at it. And I haven't been disappointed, this game is very original and long, the city is extremly huge, it was a lot of vehicles & secrets, we can destroy a lot of things, ... Finaly, after that "bad-first-impression", Super RUNABOUT becomes a great game. I know, Crazy Taxi is more speddy & more playable but, finaly, less interesting & original than Super RUNABOUT ! GRAPHICS 15/20 Very realistic ! The city looks like a "real" city. Vehicles are perfectly modelised. (Character CG is not very good, but it's not important in this game !) ANIMATION 11/20 The weak point of the game. 30 fps with some slowdown moments. However, when you reach 250-300 km/h, it's really impressive ! SFX 10/20 Vehicles motors sounds good, but are too noisy. Voice haven't a really good style (I find). Other sounds likes real. MUSIC 16/20 Excellent !!! Impressive rock. It's perfect for a game like this ! GAMEPLAY 13/20 Realistic. It have good & bad aspects. Bad at the first impression, but it's better when you begin to play for a while. LASTING APPEAL 15/20 A lot of hidden vehicles & other things. A total of 16 very original missions. GLOBAL 15/20 3)Missions. First of all, I highly recommend you to play normal or hard mode because you can't get all emblems in easy mode. (note : this mode selection seems to be only in the Japanese version) There was 2 scenarios in the game : A : The family B : The police Each scenario have 6 regular missions & 2 hidden ones. (this makes a total of 16 missions) 3.1)Scenario A : The Family. Mission-1 : Get the bombs. This first mission is pretty easy. You have to search for the 6 bombs in dust boxes located in the city then find the terrorists van. All is clearly indicated on the map, try to optimize your way & you will successfuly finish it without problems. Mission-2 : Hotdogs for VIP. This mission is a little harder than the first one. You must bring 3 hotdogs at the City Hall. To make 1 hotdog, you have to get 3 ingredients : 1 sausage (red on the map), 1 letuce (green on the map) & 1 bread (yellow on the map). So, you must get 3 sausage, 3 letuce & 3 bread then going to the City Hall. Mission-3 : Race against F1. In this mission, you have to follow the indicated way on the map before the time is going out. You race against a F1 (but it is very slow, there is no problem to overtake it). Simply follow the direction indicated on the map & you will win the race. Mission-4 : Drop the limousines. What you have to do in this mission is to drop 4 limousines in the water. You must push them in order to drop them in the water. Not too hard. Mission-5 : Bring girls to the stadium. There is 2 limousines with 1 girl in each one. When you broke a limousine, you got 1 girl. You have to get the 2 girls then go to the stadium (follow the way on the map). Mission-6 : Save the President. You have to reach the president inside the aircraft carrier. Use the elevator on the edges of the carrier (push Y button to activate them). Now, search the President (not too hard). Then, reach the surface to go to the helicopter. Mission-S1 : Clean the streets. There is 4 area on the city which are "infected" by "powerful drugs". Simply run on the drugs boxes to clean an area. Pretty easy. Mission-S2 : Take photos. You have to take 6 photos then going to the final point (indicated on the map). Just sit your vehicule in the same direction than the arrow on the ground then push Y button to take a shot. 3.2)Scenario B : The Police. Mission-1 : Stop the Cable Car. This first mission consist to break the cable car before it reach the end of the road. What you have to do is to crash it too get down it energy bar. Mission-2 : Ketchup & Mustard for VIP. This mission looks like the other scenario's one. You must get 3 mustard & 3 ketchup then go to the City Hall. You can optimize your way to lose the less possible time. Mission-3 : Collect the cases. In this mission, you must bring the 6 attache cases to the indicated point on the map but you have a rival. When you crash the rival car, you get 1 case. The best thing to do is to go forward (don't follow the rival car), take the cases you encounter on your way then wait the rival car at the end of the course to crash it and get the cases. Mission-4 : Limousines going wrecked. In this mission, you have to wreck terrorist limousines. At each point, there is a wrecker and a limousine in front of it. Simply crash the rear of the limousine (not too violently) to bring it on the wrecker. This mission is not very easy because if a limousine is too violently crashed, it get off from it axe then it's very difficult to bring it to the wrecker. Mission-5 : Broke fake ambulances. This mission consist on breaking fake ambulances. Just follow the indicated way on the map then crash it. After the second ambulance, there is 2 ambulances at each point : one is running and the other one is parked. I suggest you to broke the running one because the way becomes different and easier like this. Mission-6 : Escape from Alcatraz. First, you must find the police chief (he is inside the prison), then you have to destroy missiles. Simply follow the points on the map, it's not too hard. After destroying the missiles, you must go inside the boat were you came from. Mission-S1 : Bring baseball players to stadium. Like CRAZY TAXI, you have to take all the baseball players from the city (push Y button to get them) then bring them to the stadium. Mission-S2 : Follow the Waldman Simply follow the waldman (stay far because it shot you). When there is 4 limousines, follow the one which is going to the docks. When he is parked, you must crash it. 4)Vehicles. There are a lot of vehicles in this game ! Each one have it own characteristics & playability. A lot of them are hidden. There is a total of 32 vehicles (16 in each scenario). 4.1)Scenario A Vehicles. 256GT Max Speed : 238 km/h Action Button : nothing A-C160 Max Speed : 180 km/h Action Button : nothing PUMP Max Speed : 160 km/h Action Button : nothing VES Max Speed : 90 km/h Action Button : nothing RAM Max Speed : 200 km/h Action Button : nothing F500 Max Speed : 95 km/h Action Button : nothing SGX-11 Max Speed : 230 km/h Action Button : nothing BUS Max Speed : 160 km/h Action Button : nothing TYR Max Speed : 270 km/h Action Button : nothing F891 Max Speed : 305 km/h Action Button : nothing NSR Max Speed : 230 km/h Action Button : nothing P405 Max Speed : 200 km/h Action Button : nothing HAM Max Speed : 95 km/h Action Button : nothing TANK Max Speed : 75 km/h Action Button : Shoot RSP Max Speed : 130 km/h Action Button : Activate brushes PIGGIE Max Speed : 45 km/h Action Button : Jump 4.2)Scenario B Vehicles. CHP1000 Max Speed : 200 km/h Action Button : nothing SIR Max Speed : 205 km/h Action Button : nothing AST Max Speed : 220 km/h Action Button : nothing PATROL Max Speed : 230 km/h Action Button : Activate girofar 345GT Max Speed : 295 km/h Action Button : nothing LIM Max Speed : 185 km/h Action Button : nothing TAC Max Speed : 295 km/h Action Button : nothing AMB Max Speed : 150 km/h Action Button : Activate girofar 4WB Max Speed : 100 km/h Action Button : nothing CHV Max Speed : 217 km/h Action Button : nothing COMBOI Max Speed : 160 km/h Action Button : nothing BIM Max Speed : ? (~300 km/h) Action Button : Turbo boost RAM Max Speed : 200 km/h Action Button : nothing HAM Max Speed : 95 km/h Action Button : nothing TANK Max Speed : 75 km/h Action Button : Shoot BUS Max Speed : 160 km/h Action Button : nothing 5)Emblems. The emblems are the "hidden things" of the game. It can be hidden vehicles, hidden scenarios or VMS games. You can get emblems simply when you finish a mission but half of it are hidden (search for secret places in the city). There is a total of 30 emblems (15 for the scenario A & 15 for the scenario B). 5.1)Scenario A Emblems. Emblem 01 : F500 Get Emblem 02 : RAM Get Emblem 03 : Mission AS-1 Emblem 04 : P405 Get Emblem 05 : TYR Get Emblem 06 : NSR Get Emblem 07 : Mission AS-2 Emblem 08 : HAM Get Emblem 09 : TANK-A Get Emblem 10 : RSP Get Emblem 11 : BUS-A Get Emblem 12 : F891 Get Emblem 13 : SGX-11 Get Emblem 14 : PIGGIE Get Emblem 15 : Climax Editors (VMS game) 5.2)Scenario B Emblems. Emblem-16 : 4WB Get Emblem-17 : CHV Get Emblem-18 : Mission BS-1 Emblem-19 : 345GT & RAM-B Get Emblem-20 : LIM Get Emblem-21 : Mission BS-2 Emblem-22 : AMB Get Emblem-23 : HAM-B Get Emblem-24 : COMBOI Get Emblem-25 : TAC Get Emblem-26 : BUS-B Get Emblem-27 : TANK-B Emblem-28 : BIM Get Emblem-29 : RUNABOUT (VMS Game) Emblem-30 : Super View 6)The ULTIMATE code. Simply enter ELVIS!!! as your name then enjoy !!! (Sorry, this code seems to not work on the US version, I will include it if I find a code for the US release) Special thanks to : SEGA for their fantastic hardware !!! CLIMAX to have made a so great game !!! THE SURF COASTERS who have made the impressive soundtrack !!! ADK who have show to me the good aspects of the game. I DON'T REMEMBER THE SITE TITLE were I have finded the ULTIMATE code. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org