Cruis'n Exotica Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Get The Rail Car

Get 100,000 miles

Quick Start

During the pre-race countdown, hold A to accelerate until "Set" appears. Then, tap A a few times and hold the button again. If done correctly, you car will get a faster start when "Go" appears.

Cars And Modes

Win all races in challenge and free style modes, complete cruis'n exotica mode twice, and get 40,000 miles to unlock the Heavyliftin', Lil Lightnin', Jalopie, Bad Mobile, Hunkajunk, Skidmarks, G-Ride, Cooler, Piewagon, Boxcar, Scrapin' By, and Glide cars. Four more of the fastest cars that can also be unlocked are the Formula 2, Whiplash, Rail, and Rocket. You will also unlock Wacky and Insane modes.

Lil Lightnin' Car

Win all races in free style mode to unlock the Lil Lightnin' car.

Cooler Car

Win all races in challenge mode, including the drag races to unlock the Cooler car.

Formula 2 Car

Get 100,000 miles to unlock the Formula 2 car.

Heavyliftin' (forklift)

Get 5,000 miles to unlock the Heavyliftin' (forklift).

Glide Car

Get 2,200 miles to unlock the Glide car.


To subtract 2 seconds from your time at the end of a race you could do two kinds of tricks. To do a Mondo Roll hold either left or right on the D-pad and push the a button twice. You should end up on your side wheels with one half the car in the air. Another 2 second bonus, the Giant Heli, is to hold left or right on the D-pad while you are holding down the a button which is the accel button. To subtract 1 second from your time at the end of a race you can hit the a button twice. The fron end of your car should go up. You can do this over a car or a jump. Both, the one second and the two second bonus, have to be entered right before a jump in order to work. They can be used as many times as you want.