Strategy Guide N64

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Author: Tinister
E-mail: [email protected]
Version 1.0
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Welcome to my Wave Race 64 FAQ! This is my first FAQ so if you don't
like it, then don't come! =)

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Updates

4/16/99 Version 1.0 - First Release of FAQ

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Table of Contents

I. Controls & Menu
II. Tracks 
 A. Dolphin Park
 B. Sunny Beach
 C. Sunset Bay
 D. Drake Lake
 E. Marine Fortress
 F. Port Blue
 G. Twilight City
 H. Glacier Coast
 I. Southern Island
III. Stunts
 A. Regular Stunts
 B. Ramp Stunts
IV. Secrets & Codes
V. Options
VI. The End

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I. CONTROLS
 A - Throttle, Select
 B - Go Back, Cancel
 CUp - Camera
 CLeft - ???
 CDown - Camera
 CRight - ???
 Z - Throttle
 R - Not used
 L - Not used
 D-Pad - Not used
 Control Stick - Move racer, Toggle through selections

MENU
 Championship - Race through all tracks with 4 difficulties: Normal, Hard,
                Expert, and Reverse. Also you can unlock tracks for stunts
		and time trails.
 Time Trial  -  This you  can run-through  tracks, make  records,  or just
		practice on tracks you do horrible on in championship.
 Stunt Mode  -  Probably the most popular  feature on Wave Race. There's a
		bunch of ramps where you can do many stunts. Look below to
		see how to do the stunts.
 2p vs.    -    Race your friend on your favorite track!
 Options    -   Affect   game  play,  save  your  records  on  your  card,
                whatever.

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II. TRACKS
In Wave Race you have four(4) skiers. They are listed below.

 1. R.Hayami -  He's my favorite racer in  the game. Tighten his grip and
                loosen his handling  and he'll swerve  less. He also gets
                lots of air off  jumps. But he  doesn't pull  of moves as
                good as M.Jeter.
 2. A.Stewart - She  gets a  good speed  burst.  Other then  that,  she's
                worthless.
 3. M.Jeter  -  The best at stunts. He can do stunts perfectly that other
                racers have trouble  with Also good at  racing if there's
                no waves.
 4. D.Marier -  I never use this guy so I don't know what to say. He does
                have a terrible speed burst.

A. Dolphin Park
  Used to warm up for normal  championship mode, also a stunt track. Many
  of the games codes are in this track.

B. Sunny Beach
  The easiest track in  the game. If you get 3rd  or 4th place, shame  on
  you.

C. Sunset Bay
  Another day  of Wave Race  comes to an  end. But not  before we race on
  this track!  This also  is an  easy track.  You'll need  those 7 points
  here!

D. Drake Lake
  Early in the morning  while a light fog  is out the racers are ready to
  gear up for another race. This track is pretty challenging. The hardest
  thing here is trying to steer  through the stakes. If you get 1st place
  on these 3  tracks you'll  almost have  enough points  to beat Twilight
  City!

E. Marine Fortress
  There  are a couple  shortcuts in here.  At the beginning  try pressing
  down on the control  stick to get air time  of those waves to jump over
  the stone pillar there.  Also in hard and expert  on the 2nd lap a wall
  will open  up making a  shortcut. This  also happens in reverse but you
  gotta go  the other way.  If you get  1st place on  these 4 tracks, you
  almost have enough points to beat Glacier Coast!

F. Port Blue
  Not too hard. Can get a little  confusing on reverse mode. There is one
  shortcut where you have to steer through a narrow passage. On hard this
  is an option(I recommend you skip it), and on expert and reverse it's a
  necessity.

G. Twilight City
  A day of racing is over, but  the racers are still racing when the moon
  is out. Can be pretty hard for the first-timer, but becomes pretty easy
  one you get the  hang of it.  There's a shortcut  at the beginning when
  you  jump  over  a  wall  at  the  beginning.  On  expert  you  need to
  dive underneath. Look below to see how to dive.

H. Glacier Coast
  Racing around in  icy waters with just a  diver suit on, but  still can
  perform at top  notch in this track.  Lotta ice ramps and  ice balls to
  get in your way. Also a big sheet of  ice that can take you from 1st to
  4th if your not careful.

I. Southern Island
  After getting through the tough Glacier Coast and Twilight City tracks,
  you come to a fairly  easy track. There are two(2)  shortcuts here. The
  first one is  when you jump  off a ramp over a  ship. The second one is
  jumping on a ramp  and diving underneath the bridge.  On the second lap
  you can just ski under the bridge.

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III. STUNTS
There are many stunts that can be done in Wave Race.

A. Regular Stunts
 1. Handstand     -     Release  throttle  then press  up on the  control
                        stick, then down and hold.
 2. Ride Backwards  -   Rotate the control stick clockwise and hold down.
 3. Ride Standing   -   Rotate  the control  stick  counterclockwise  and
                        hold up.
 4. Backwards Spin   -  Rotate the control stick clockwise and hold up.
 5. Stand w/ Backflip - Rotate  the control  stick  counterclockwise  and
                        hold down.

B. Ramp Stunts
 1. No hands      -     In the air press A and the control stick back and
                        forth.
 2. Back Flip     -     Press up  on the  control stick  on the ramp  and
                        down when you get off.
 3. Barrel Row     -    Press left  on ramp and  right when  you get off.
                        Switch the direction do a counterclockwise roll.
 4. Dive        -       Press down on the ramp and up when you get off.
 5. Double Flip    -    Same as a flip but hold down longer.
 6. Helicopter Flip  -  Press left-up  or right-up  on ramp and down when
                        you get off.
 7. Helicopter Double - Hold down  longer to  do an extra  flip. This the
    Flip                most points you can get on a stunt.

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IV. SECRETS & CODES

 1. Ride the Dolphin
   The hardest code in the game.  With this code you'll be able to ride a
   dolphin in the warm-up of normal championship. To access this you need
   to go to Dolphin Park  in Stunt Mode. Go through  all the rings and do
   these stunts in no particular order:
   -Handstand
   -Backwards Spin
   -Stand w/ Backflip
   -Barrel Roll both directions
   -Back Flip(once)
   -Dive
   At the end you should hear dolphin noises. And in the beginning screen
   you  should  see racers  riding  dolphins. To ride  the dolphin go  to
   Championship,  select  normal,  select  warm-up,  and  while  you  are
   selecting your racer, hold down on the stick or pad.

 2. Baby Dolphins & a Whale.
   In warm-up,  follow the dolphin.  Do whatever he does  on the ramp for
   two(2) laps.  Then  the  dolphin  should  jump over  a bridge.  A baby
   dolphin should  be following  you. Do this  for thirty(30)  laps and a
   whale should be following you.

 3. Mega Points on Stunt Mode.
   Whenever you do a stunt, press  start before you land. You should hear
   the announcer same something.  Do this for ever stunt you do. You will
   get a ton of points at the end.

 4. Unlock Twilight City Track.
   Play hard mode on Championship until you reach it.

 5. Unlock Glacier Coast Track.
   Play expert mode on Championship until you reach it.

 6. Unlock Reverse Mode.
   Get 1st place on expert mode.

 7. Change Racer Colors
   Hold up on the stick as you choose your racer.

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V. Options

 1. Change Names
   Change the racers names instead of using the defaults.

 2. View Records
   Look over  the records  to show  your "I'll  believe it when I see it"
   friend that doesn't believe your 3000 point record at Glacier Coast.

 3. Change Conditions
   Change the  conditions for  the  track's  difficulty.  You can  change
   conditions  of  hard   and  expert  modes  until   you  beat  them  at
   championship.

 4. Audio
   Change the audio settings.

 5. Erase Course Records
   Erase the course records, I don't  understand why you would want to do
   that though.

 6. Save and Load
   Save the records  to your  Memory Card,  so you can  load them back if
   your little sister  doesn't know  what she's doing.  It takes a couple
   pages.

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VI. THE END

 1. Credits
   I'd like to thank Nintendo, for  making this game, and IGN, for giving
   me these codes.

This  Wave Race FAQ(1) is  copyrighted 1999 by  Tinister. You may not use
FAQ for a money making buisness,  or publishing it somewhere else without
giving proper credit to me.