NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON __________________________ - NA VERSION - = COLLECTOR'S EDITION = AUTHOR: PAUL MICHAEL (VHAYSTEŽ) CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - .---^ - - - `\>'.|___\~~-. X + + + + + + + + + ++++++++ + + ++++ XX - - -- C' !` --\ [T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S] -------- |_(O)=====(O)==P +++++X X +X+++++ +++ +++ X XX+ X+X+ ++X+ X+ I. COPYRIGHT II. VERSION HISTORY III. AUTHOR'S NOTE IV. ABOUT THE GAME CONTROLS -- [ATG000] CREW / WINGMEN INTRODUCTION -- [ATG001] CREW / WINGMEN - MEET THEM -- [ATG002] THE CARS -- [ATG003] THE CARS -- TIERS -- [ATG004] THE CARS -- COMPLETE LIST -- [ATG005] THE CUSTOMIZATION -- [ATG006] PERFORMANCE UPGRADE PACKAGES -- [ATG006-A] PERFORMANCE TUNING -- [ATG006-B] SAMPLE TUNING -- [ATG007] HIGH-SPEED SETUP -- [ATG007-A] DRIFTER SETUP -- [ATG007-B] CANYON DUELER SETUP -- [ATG007-C] TECHNICAL SETUP -- [ATG007-D] BALANCED SETUP -- [ATG007-E] AUTOSCULPT, AFTERMARKET AND VISUAL CUSTOMIZATIONS -- [ATG008] RACES -- [ATG009] HEAT, PURSUITS -- [ATG010] CONQUERING TERRITORIES, BOSS BATTLES -- [ATG011] CHALLENGE SERIES -- [ATG012] REWARDS CARDS V. ABOUT THE GAME - TIPS and HINTS CAREER TIPS -- [TNH001] RACING TIPS -- [TNH002] VI. WALKTHROUGH -- [WLK001] DOWNTOWN / BUSHIDO -- [WLK002] KEMPTON / 21st STREET -- [WLK003] TFK / FORTUNA -- [WLK004] STACKED DECK / SILVERTON -- [WLK005] VII.CREDITS ===================== [ C O P Y R I G H T ] ===================== This document is copyrighted to me, VhaysteŽ. It is intended for ~PRIVATE~ use only. It cannot be used in ANY form of printed or electronic media involved in a commercial business, in part or in whole, in any way, shape, or form. It cannot be used for profitable or promotional purposes, regardless of the situation. Breaking any of these rules is in direct violation of copyright law. This document is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution of this document, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law. Any characters, names, places, or miscellaneous objects are copyright of their respective companies. - .---^ - - - `\>'.|___\~~-. X + + + + + + + + + ++++++++ + + ++++ XX - - -- C' !` --\ [VERSION HISTORY] +++++++ +++ ++ +XX+++++++ + + -------- |_(O)=====(O)==P +++++X X +X+++++ +++ +++ X XX+ X+X+ ++X+ X+ V1.0 - Started Faq: 10:29 AM 3/11/2007 Finished Faq: 12:20 AM 3/14/2007 ___. .*`|___',~~~,. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | '>>` \ C=; [ A U T H O R ' S N O T E] '(O)==== (O)''' ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hello readers, and welcome to my guide for the NFS: CARBON, the latest installment of the NFS Series as the time of writing of this faq. I hope you enjoyed the game as much as I do. If you are a racing fan, you should be more than familiar with the ins and outs of this game. Well the purpose of this faq is to help starters and intermediate players beat the game using generic techniques and approach that can be applied to almost all similar games. This also serves as a part-walkthrough. But generally, I am making this to serve as an In-Depth faq. I am an open person and I hate other writers that don't reply to the emails of their readers. Please be free to tell me what you think about the faq, if you have questions, suggestions and other additional info you might want to add that I haven't included yet, just email me. I will respond to your email as soon as I check my mailbox out so, thank you in advance. Any insulting, hate or really incomprehensible emails will be either ignored or responsed in kind. Oh, I will post those emails as well in my next updates. I am a working gamer so I don't expect this guide to be as perfect as the others you might find on the web. But based on my own experience in the game, I tried my best to cover all aspects I can cover. So, enjoy and goodluck! ~~Paul 'Vhayste' ___. .*`|___',~~~,. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | '>>` \ C=; [ A B O U T T H E G A M E ] '(O)==== (O)''' ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Considered as the sequel for NFS: Most Wanted, you play as the same racer that escaped Rockport and returned to Palmont City where it all started. Hot on your tail is Cross, the same old nemesis from Rockport. You are to challenge, defeat different crews around the city, then conquer all territories in the city. Bad thing is, your good old BMW has been totalled so you'll gonna climb up in the ladder using a stock car. Good thing is, you will not. Choose one of the three pretuned cars to start your career with... ----------------- [ATG000] CONTROLS ----------------- MENU NAVIGATION --------------- (L) or D-Pad -- Toggle between options X -- Accept / Choose selection /\ -- Cancel / Back to previous menu FREE ROAM/ RACE --------------- D-Pad Left - World Map D-Pad Right - SMS D-Pad Up - Enter Event/Shop D-Pad Down - NONE (L) - Steering (R) - NONE Start - Pause Menu X - Accelerate () - Look Back  - Brake /\ - Activate Crew Member L1 - Nitrous L2 - Shift Down R1 - Hand Brake R2 - Shift Up R3 - NONE L3 - Speed Breaker SAFEHOUSE/ CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS ------------------------------ D-Pad Left - Toggle between options D-Pad Right - Toggle between options D-Pad Up - Toggle between options D-Pad Down - Toggle between options (L) - Toggle between options (R) - Camera Controls Start - Enter shopping cart X - Accept / Choose selection/ Tune, edit layer () - Look Back  - Add layer/ Help Menu /\ - Cancel / Back to previous menu L1 - NONE L2 - NONE R1 - NONE R2 - SHOWCASE R3 - NONE L3 - NONE ------------------------------------ [ATG001] CREW / WINGMEN INTRODUCTION ------------------------------------ The game features the option to hire crew members to help you out in your career. They have the innate ability to add diffrent bonuses in your career such as additional cash on every win, lower heat levels or even unlock parts. You can only hire up to 3 crew members at a time, so keep the members where you benefit the most. Remember, that the crew member's CAREER BONUS is innate and active as long as he/she is working for you. In most races, you can team up with your active crew member for a 2-2 battle. This applies only to SPRINT, SPEEDTRAP, and CIRCUIT Races. (Except in the last battles.) Other race types, you need to fight on your own. A crew member winning 1st place is also your win. Remember to UPGRADE your crew member's cars. You can upgrade them using all the parts you have unlocked so far... for FREE. You can even ADD layers (since their Vinyls are unique) of vinyls to make them more part of the team. Putting in your crew logo to their cars will add more taste to it. On the race they are called 'WINGMEN'; a similar term applied to fighter squadrons where the squadron member is tasked to cover/ assist the flight lead. There are 3 types of Wingmen. BLOCKER - This wingman works like a ballistic missile that knocks down opponents . It is very useful when you want to take the lead, you want to buy time or just wanna play dirty. :P TIPS: 1. When activating your blocker, it is most effective to make sure your blocker is AHEAD its target. Otherwise, he will run wild and try to ram the opponent from behind which is unadvisable since there is always a large tendency to crash. 2. The larger crew charge, the powerful the blocker's ram is. Activating your blocker at full charge and at the perfect timing, can actually disable an opponent for a considerable amount of time. 3. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU ACTIVATE YOUR BLOCKER WHILE YOU ARE BEHIND HIM. This is a general rule if your blocker is in 1st place and you are running second and you have the opponents closing in. The tendency is that he will brake hard, and wait for the target opponent, blocking you as well. SCOUT - Scouts as the term defines it well, shows you all the shortcuts in the track. A shortcut discovered by your scout remains revealed on the map during the duration of the race. And since scouts must be ahead of you, they are the earliest and probably the cheapest way to win races to unlock performance parts. (Until you get the drafters that is.) TIPS: 1. Scouts' crew charge are always full. It goes out only after a whole lap or after a certain time. 2. Do not always follow your scout in tight shortcuts unless you are clear. It means you are expecting where to turn, brake and enter; Otherwise, you will hit hard against the railings, stopping your car completely. 3. You can act as a blocker while your scout maintains the lead. This is a technique you need to do if you car is still underpowered or just enough to keep up against the opponents. DRAFTER - Drafters as the name implies, are the wingmen that stays on your front to give you a continuous boost in speed, as long as you stay behind them. You can even slingshot past your crew member once appropriate speed has been achieved. TIPS: 1. Drafters have fast cars by default. Upgrading their performance further enhances the monster beneath the hood. 2. Drafters when activated, will always try to get ahead of you to give you a nice draft, if they are behind you. However, if they are already in front of you, they will slow down to wait for you to get into position. Using this principle, if you are ahead and your drafter is somehow in 3rd or 4th place, just activate him whenever possible to get in front of you. 3. WATCH out if you are drafting in tight corners. While you're behind your drafter, you wouldn't notice that your speed actually increases gradually, even past your car's max speed capacity. Drafting in that speed will make the car crash during turns. 4. If your drafter is way ahead of you, act as her blocker. This will ensure a sure victory. ------------------------------------ [ATG002] CREW / WINGMEN - MEET THEM ------------------------------------ Crew Member's Name (Wingman Type/ Specialty) ------------------------- Race Bonus: This bonus is activated only when you have him in the race Career Bonus: This bonus is active by default as long as you have the crew member hired, until you fire him/her Acquired: Part of the game where you can hire the crew member Note: Thier cars are upgraded as you unlock the 2nd or 3rd Tiers. (For example Yumi starts out with a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, but once you fire her and hire her again, she will have a Subaru Empreza instead.) Crew members that can be hired in the later part of the game, has already T3 cars be default (Such as Nikki and Colin) Neville (Blocker/Fixer) ----------------------- Race Bonus: Zone Heat doesn't increase. Career Bonus: Extra $200 per win. Acquired: At the beginning of the game. Sal (Scout/Fabricator) ---------------------- Race Bonus: Winning races detracts attention from the police. Career Bonus: Unlock Autosculpt bodykits, hoods, and roof scoops. Acquired: After you aquire a couple sections of Downtown. Yumi (Scout/Mechanic) -------------------------------- Race Bonus: 25% boost to nitrous. Career Bonus: 10% discount on parts. Acquired: After you defeat Kenji of Crew BUSHIDO Sampson (Blocker/Fixer) ----------------------- Race Bonus: Extra 10% cash per win. Career Bonus: Your zones get less attention from the police. Acquired: After you beat Angie of 21st Street Colin (Drafter/Fabricator) -------------------------- Race Bounus: Larger Area for drafting. Career Bonus: Unlocks Autosculpt wheels, spoilers, exhausts, and chop tops. Acquired: After you beat Wolf of Crew TFK Nikki (Drafter/Mechanic) ------------------------ Race Bonus: 50% boost to speedbreaker and nitrous. Career Bonus: 10% discount on car purchases. Acquired: Before you take on Stacked Deck; after a scene with Darius MECHANIC -- Gives discounts on car purchases and performance parts FABRICATOR -- Allows you to Autosculpt diffrent non-performance parts FIXER -- Gives additional cash on race wins. ------------------- [ATG003] THE CARS ------------------- The game has balanced out the cars and seperated them into three diffrent categories, each has its own strength and weaknesses, each has its own allure to different driving styles. Cars are measured by its TOP SPEED, ACCELERATION and HANDLING. TOP SPEED: This is the max speed the car is capable of when cruising at max gear. This is very useful for sprint and checkpoint races where there are less corners but more straight paths. ACCELERATION: This is how fast the car attains speed. If your car can accelerate from 0-100 KM/h in a few seconds, you have one hell of a machine. This is best applied for tight, technical courses requiring hard braking and quick exit. Very useful aspect in Tight circuit, canyon sprints, duels and drift races. HANDLING: This is how good the car responds when you steer it. A good handling attribute allows the car to hug the corners without losing to much speed, and also allows quick turning without throwing the machine off the track. TUNERS --- These are the most popular and basic cars in the street racing scene. Mostly IMPORTS from Japan, these cars are known for their stability and wide array of customization options. Great handling and good acceleration makes it a good choice for drifters and technical races. PRICE: LOW TOP SPEED: POOR ACCELERATION: AVERAGE HANDLING: GREAT MUSCLES --- Muscles are known for their monstrous engines and dominating presence. Considered as the pride of American racing, muscle cars are built with speed and acceleration in mind. Most popular muscles are classics that are heavily tuned, further living up its reputation. The downside is that when controlling muscles, you need to countersteer a lot, specially when entering corners. The weight of the car makes the weight shifting too unstable, which can make you lose control if not careful. PRICE: AVERAGE TOP SPEED: AVERAGE ACCELERATION: GREAT HANDLING: POOR EXOTICS --- When speaking of Exotics cars, the first thing that enters our minds would be those flat, wide and futuristic looking designs capable of bursting out of your eyesight. Well, what I think about exotics are these are the rich kid's toys. Exotics excel in almost everything, making them basically the best cars around. If you have the cash that is... PRICE: HIGH TOP SPEED: GREAT ACCELERATION: GREAT HANDLING: GREAT With that said, I still prefer TUNER cars. I love them better than Muscles or Exotics. Well, I just love them. :) --------------------------- [ATG004] THE CARS -- TIERS --------------------------- Cars and parts are categorized into three different tiers. Remember that you can only put parts with the same tier as the cars'. TIER 1 -- Available at the start of the game. Heavily tuned and upgraded Tier 1 cars can still compete against T2 and some weak T3 cars. TIER 2 -- Available after successfully conquering your first category. Much powerful and expensive. TIER 3 -- The last line of cars with powerful stats out of the box. Customizing these can further enhance your dream machine. NOTES: *There is only one car Lot in Palmont. *Selling your car only nets you HALF OF ITS BASE VALUE. All upgrades will be gone. *Cars have only 3 impound strikes each - MAX. Exceeding that will make you lose your car permanently. ---------------------------------------- [ATG005] THE CARS -- COMPLETE LIST ---------------------------------------- These are the cars you can unlock during your career. Additional cars will be available once you completed certain tasks in the REWARDS Cards and Challenge Series sections. Note that some cars may only be available in Collector's Edition. (Cars marked with !!) TIER 1 TUNERS MUSCLES EXOTICS --------------------------------------------------------------- Mazda RX-8 Chevrolet Camaro SS Alfa Romero Brera Mazdaspeed 3 Chrystler 300C Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Nissan 240 SX !! TIER 2 TUNERS MUSCLES EXOTICS --------------------------------------------------------------- Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Vauxhall Monaro VXR Lotus Elise Volkswagon Golf R32 Ford Mustang GT Porsche Cayman S Renault Clio v6 Dodge Charger SRT Aston Martin DB9 Mazda RX-7 Dodge Charger R/T Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Jaguar XK !! TIER 3 TUNERS MUSCLES EXOTICS --------------------------------------------------------------- Nissan 350Z Shelby Mustang GT 500 Lamborghini Gallardo Subaru Impreza WRX-STI Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Ford GT Toyota Supra Dodge Challenger Concept Lamborghini Murcielago Lancer Evolution IX MR Dodge Viper SRT/10 Porsche Carrera GT Nissan Skyline R34 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Chevrolet Camaro Concept!!Koenigsegg CCX!! --------------------------- [ATG006] THE CUSTOMIZATION --------------------------- Customizing your car comes in diffrent categories. Performance, Autosculpt, Aftermarket and Visual. ----------------------------------------- [ATG006-A] PERFORMANCE - UPGRADE PACKAGES ------------------------------------------ These are the parts that affects your car's overall performance. Instead of tiers, they are categorized into STOCK, STREET, PRO and RACING Packages. STOCK -- Default parts that came along with the cars. STREET -- Basic upgrade package. Improves the car's performance a bit. Low Cost PRO -- Intermediate upgrade package. Improves the car's performance considerably. Average Cost. RACING -- Best upgrade package. Improves the car's performance a LOT. High Cost. * Note that if you upgrade your car by package, for example, from STREET to PRO and from PRO to RACING, you won't get any TRADE-IN discount. You will still be paying the FULL price of the package. So take note of that to save money. * Whenever you can, try to win races with higher upgrade packages. Depending on your driving and car, a RACING TUNED T1 car can win ALMOST all T2 races and some T3 races. ----------------------------- [ATG006-B] PERFORMANCE TUNING ----------------------------- PLEASE READ: It is always not enough to upgrade the car to max. According to the car type and race type, you may need to adjust your performance parts by tuning them according to what you need. This applies to all car types. If you want to take an edge, make sure you learn how to tune your cars properly. PART: ENGINE ============ Engines are the fundamental part of cars. Using stock engines are not good, since even if you have turbos and good transmission, you won't be able to utilize the full potential of the engine, hence, the car's full power. Engine tuning allows you to control the engine's powercurve. ENGINE: TUNING ============== 1. TORQUE -- Tuning the engine for torque allows faster acceleration. Best tuned when fighting canyon duels and drift races 2. HORSEPOWER -- Tuning the engine for horsepower allows you to reach higher top speeds. It usually adds about 15-25 mp/h to your car's default top speed. PART: TRANSMISSION ================== Transmission is responsible for delivering the power from the engines. It also controls the final drive gear ratio. TRANSMISSION: TUNING ==================== 1. ACCELERATION -- Setting the gears in low ratios allows quicker acceleration. When paired to a torque tuned engine, this allows the car to gain high speeds in just a few seconds. Best for courses with a lot of corners. 2. TOP SPEED -- Setting gears in high ratios will enable the car to reach higher speeds in gear 5 or 6. This contributes as well to the top speed of the car. PART: SUSPENSION ================ Suspension are the shocks and the shafts controlling the car's stability. It controls how the car enters or exits a turn. Stock suspension usually can't hold up against the power of the engines and transmission so upgrading the suspension actually increases all attributes of the car. Yet configuring the suspension's oversteer or understeer can GREATLY affect your driving style. I sugges trying it out first before using it in an actual race. SUSPENSION: TUNING ================== 1. OVERSTEER -- This makes the car's rear end loose when entering corners. You may need to release the pedal (accelerator) for a split second, hold-steer, then step on the pedal again to maintain control and speed. 2. UNDERSTEER - This tuning setting will make the front end push when entering corners. You can actually make hard turns with this setting but correct timing of the brakes may be required to perfectly execute that sharp turn. PART: NITROUS ============= Adding Nitrous upgrade to your car enables you to get a quick boost or added power for a brief period of time. NITROUS: TUNING =============== 1. VELOCITY -- Setting your nitrous to prioritize velocity will give you a more powerful boost but with less duration. 2. DURATION -- Setting for duration allows gives you lesser boost but longer duration. PART: TIRES =========== Upgrading the tires improves overall car response and handling. Adjust these settings depending on the race you are entering or your overall driving style. TIRES: TUNING ============= 1. DRIFT -- Drift tires allows you to slide through corners. Just note that countersteering may be required to control the car's turn. 2. GRIP -- Grip tires makes the car's handling close to perfect. It has good traction which means lesser drift when taking corners, less counter-steering and lesser speed loss. PART: BRAKES ============ Good brake response and grip is necessary to safely decellerate and take the turn. It also crucial to have control of the car in case of a spinoff. Remember that the more powerful the engines are, the better brakes you should get. BRAKES: TUNING ============== 1. REAR BIAS -- This will make the rear brakes and tires to lock up first. I discovered this setting works well with an understeered car setup. It can allow you to make sharp turns without losing significant speed, no hard braking necessary. 2. FRONT BIAS - As the name implies, this makes the front tires and brakes to lock up first. This setting is actually good way to start a drift, otherwise, will go well to an oversteered car setup. Again, adjust only depending on your driving style and approach. PART: TURBO / SUPERCHARGER ========================== A turbo/ supercharger is a device that is fitter in the engines to take up air, compress it and blow it within the engine for better combustion, hence, better speed. Having one of these installed in your car better enhances your racing edge. TURBO / SUPERCHARGER: TUNING ============================ 1. LOW RPM -- Setting the charger into low RPM allows it to spool quicker but with less kick. This helps a lot if you want 10 second car. (Lightning acceleration) 2. HIGH RPM - Setting the charger into high RPM has low spool time but has a greater kick or boost. This gives high speed cars the advantage of further leaving the dust behind. ----------------------- [ATG007] SAMPLE TUNING ----------------------- This sections discusses the basic tuning you can use. Remember this is just to serve as a guide and not a strict rule that you MUST follow. You are free to experiment with the settings and keep it to yourself if it works well with your preferred car and driving style. [ATG007-A] | HIGH SPEED SETUP +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (SPRINTS, SPEEDTRAPS, CHECKPOINTS, SOME CIRCUITS) ENGINE : -- HORSEPOWER TRANSMISSION: -- TOP SPEED SUSPENSION -- DEFAULT NITROUS: -- DURATION TIRES: -- GRIP BRAKES: -- DEFAULT S/T CHARGER: -- LOW RPM NOTE: A no-brainer, this setup is entirely for speed [ATG007-B] | DRIFTER SETUP +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (DRIFT) ENGINE : -- TORQUE TRANSMISSION: -- TOP SPEED SUSPENSION: -- OVERSTEER NITROUS: -- VELOCITY TIRES: -- DRIFT BRAKES: -- FRONT BIAS S/T CHARGER: -- LOW RPM NOTE: This is specially made for drifting events [ATG007-C] | CANYON DUELER SETUP ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (CANYON DUELS, SPRINTS, some normal races) ENGINE : -- HORSEPOWER TRANSMISSION: -- ACCELERATION SUSPENSION: -- UNDERSTEER NITROUS: -- NULL (DUEL) / VELOCITY for sprints TIRES: -- GRIP BRAKES: -- REAR BIAS S/T CHARGER: -- LOW RPM NOTE: Useful setup in canyon battles [ATG007-D] | TECHNICAL SETUP ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Courses with more tight, technical corners) ENGINE : -- TORQUE TRANSMISSION: -- ACCELERATION SUSPENSION: -- UNDERSTEER NITROUS: -- VELOCITY TIRES: -- GRIP BRAKES: -- REAR BIAS S/T CHARGER: -- LOW RPM NOTE: This is entirely for handling and acceleration. [ATG007-E] | BALANCED SETUP ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ENGINE : -- TORQUE TRANSMISSION: -- TOPSPEED SUSPENSION: -- DEFAULT NITROUS: -- DURATION TIRES: -- *USER PREFERENCE BRAKES: -- DEFAULT S/T CHARGER: -- HIGH RPM NOTE: This setup can be used in most races. Just make the necessary changes to fit your driving style and car. ---------------------------------------------------------- [ATG008] AUTOSCULPT, AFTERMARKET AND VISUAL CUSTOMIZATIONS ---------------------------------------------------------- This is where you can make all non-performance related changes to your car, basically pimping your ride to make it look more like you. Since it just takes a quick self explanation, I will just list the menu options. Remember that some of the unique and cool upgrades can only be unlocked by completing certain rewards cards and challenge series tasks. AUTOSCULPT -- WHEELS -- FRONT BUMPERS -- REAR BUMPERS -- (SIDE) SKIRTS -- HOODS -- ROOF SCOOPS -- SPOILERS -- EXHAUST TIPS (May require a non-stock rear bumper) AFTERMARKET -- BODYKITS -- HOODS -- ROOF SCOOPS -- SPOILERS -- WHEELS VISUALS -- PAINT -- VINYLS -- WHEEL PAINT -- WINDoW TINT -- RIDE HEIGHT -------------- [ATG009] RACES -------------- 1. CIRCUIT: These are races that are held in closed, looping courses. Whoever completes the given laps is the winner. Thank goodness, career circuit races are always 2 laps only. Crew members can ride with ya.(Except in boss battles) 2. SPRINT: This uses a one-way course with a defined length. Well, the only objective for this race event is to reach the finish line (and bury the opposition). Crew members can ride with ya. (Except in boss battles) 3. CHECKPOINT: This is the time-attack version of the game. You need to race as fast as you could to reach a checkpoint in a given time. Reaching the checkpoint allows you to earn bonus time for the next checkpoint. Basically, you will be given enough time to clear each checkpoints. Reaching them earlier further increases your time bonus for the next checkpoint. If you have troubles, that indicates your car is underpowered and you either need to upgrade it or replace it. This is the easiest race event in the game. Of course, you will race alone in this event. 4. DRIFT: For some this is hell but for me this is one of the easiest events. Too bad there are just a few of them in career mode. Drifting basically is all about scoring. Scores are based on the SPEED and ANGLE of the drift. Clearing corners increases your MULTIPLIERS, which can be maxed to X20. Hitting the walls won't lose you points, only the multiplier won't counted. Braking won't lose you points either but your speed bonus will suffer. Drifting slow is possible but scoring will be slower. There are two types of Drift events: CLOSED CIRCUIT which is held in wide race circuits. You need to score within two laps. In the track, there will be DRIFT ZONES and BONUS ZONES. DRIFT ZONES are the areas between the green line and the red line. It means you whatever points you may have accumulated starting from the green line to the red line will be totaled. The attained scores and multipliers will reset back. BONUS ZONES are the areas near the walls. Drifting as close to the walls can make your scores go up the charts. CANYON DRIFTING is the second one but this is much challenging due to the tight, limited space you have, and the risk of hitting the wall. There are no Drift nor Bonus zones here but the points are totaled after not scoring for a few seconds. After points are totaled, multiplier will reset back, which is NOT GOOD since canyon drifts are always one way tracks. You need to control your angle and speed to be able to clear corners continously, further increasing the multiplier. 5.SPEEDTRAP: The objective of this event is not to reach the finish line first but to capture the fastest speed possible when crossing a speedtrap. This is a one way course which several speedtraps scattered around. Its a general rule to step on the NITROUS on a straightline towards the speedtrap to get the highest speed possible. All speed readings captured in all speedtraps will be totalled at the finish line. After a racer reaches the finish line, the other opponents will have a TIME PENALTY where every second, some points are deducted from their acquired points. 6. CANYON: Canyon races come in two types. CANYON SPRINT and CANYON DUEL. Canyon sprint will pit you against 3 other racers in the treacherous and tight terrains in one of the canyon courses in Palmont. Crashing over the canyon is an instant loss. You just need to reach the finish line first to win the race. CANYON DUELs are often the second part of boss battles. It is a two part race. The first part in where you chase your opponent. Scoring is based on distance. The closer you are to your opponent, the faster you'll earn points. One good thing about this is that when you overtaken the opponent and he was not able to recover the lead for 10 seconds, you will win instantly, without going to the second part. The second part is inverted. Your rival will chase you and all you need to do is to drive the best you can to keep your distance from him. The closer he is, the faster the points are deducted from you. If you still have more points at the end of the 2nd round, you win. Now if the opponent passes you and you dont recover your lead for 10 seconds, you'll lose. Crashing will mean instant loss and if the opponent pulls too far away from you and you haven't caught up in 10 seconds, you'll lose. The same applies if you leave your opponent behind. ------------------------ [ATG010] HEAT, PURSUITS ------------------------ If you played NFS: Most Wanted, you should be familiar with this. The good thing about Carbon is that you are not required to earn bounties to finish the career mode. However, you may need to earn them to complete certain rewards cards tasks. ZONE HEAT is applied to territories. This represents how much the cops monitor the area against racers. Racing in areas with high heat level will increase the risk of having some police bastards joining the race and will eventually lead to a PURSUIT. Racing in the same area too much also increases the zone heat. CAR HEAT is something that is accumulated when you are comitting infractions during a pursuit. May it be ramming a police vehicle, evading arrest, damaging property, they all increase your car's heat level. The higher the car's heat level, the tougher the force units will be dispatched to take you down. Lowering the car's heat can be done by changing its appearance or just by simply not using the car for a while. If you get cornered and you cannot escape, you will be busted. You can either bail out from prison by paying fines or just having an impound strike marker on the car. Each car can only have 3 impound markers. If the same car gets a fourth one, it will be confiscated permanently. If you lose your last car, it is game over. Increasing the impound markers can be done only by winning it from bosses. Evading a PURSUIT requires skill. You need to use PURSUIT BREAKERS, marked as triangles in the map to disable all police vehicles chasing you (these can be used to temporarily disable rival racers in a race). If the pursuing unit has lost sight of you, you will enter COOLDOWN mode. If the cooldown meter gets filled up, the police gives up chase and you escaped successfully. If a police sighted you during cooldown mode, it will reset and the pursuit resumes. Note that during cooldown mode, HIDING SPOTS will be visible on the map. Hiding on these will make the cooldown meter fill up faster. Remember that the higher the heat level, the longer the meter will fill up. -------------------------------------------- [ATG011] CONQUERING TERRITORIES, BOSS BATTLES --------------------------------------------- The game is about winning races and conquering turfs. A territory is comprised of several districts. Winning two race events in a district will successfully capture it. Conquering all districts will prompt the boss to come out. Successfully capturing districts and territories unlocks several goodies. Boss battles are always two-3 part races. (Except for the last boss). The first part will be a head to head circuit race, then the second will be the canyon races. If you have a great car and you drive well, winning the canyon races against the bosses are simple. Just overtake them and you'll win. Further details will be discussed in the WALKTHROUGH section of this faq. After the battles, aside from the Cash and Unlockables you'll win from bosses, you will have the chance to choose 2 out of the 6 bonus markers; 2 Unique Parts marker and 4 randomized markers. The greatest prize you can get will be probably get will be the PINK SLIP. Getting it will earn you the defeated bosses' car. (Adding insult to injury XD) If you want to have a collection and you didnt get the Slip, you will need to restart the whole race again (as long as you haven't saved yet) and try to get it again. Well, if you are confident about winning that is... The bosses' cars are all pretuned. But you can actually enhance them further. They are also a good backup investment in case you are short in money. Also, the boss cars' main vinyl cannot be changed. Only new layers can be added. ------------------------- [ATG012] CHALLENGE SERIES ------------------------- The challenge series as the name implies, is an optional part of the game where you need to complete certain challenges from easy (bronze) to hard (gold) These will unlock cars and parts you can use in quick races and career. Note that the cars provided on the challenge series are the only ones you can use. Dont worry, those cars are proven to be competitive enough and balanced to make sure the player uses his driving skill to complete the task. Completing certain challenges also unlocks some rewards cards so check it often to confirm what tasks you can do for the meantime. ---------------------- [ATG013] REWARDS CARDS ---------------------- Reward cards, like the Challenge Series allows you to unlock very cool goodies that can be used in career mode also. Each card is seperated into 4 blocks, each block with a task you can complete. If you successfully completed the tasks, the card will be completed also and you gain the reward. Some tasks (such as filling your garage with a certain car type) cant be done with one career playthrough only. You may need to force a GAME OVER on your end since starting a NEW CAREER will lose all the stuff you worked hard for. Starting from a GAME OVER will allow you to keep EVERYTHING that you unlocked, which gives you a lot of advantage when you start your new game. - .---^ - - - `\>'.|___\~~-. X + + + + + + + + ++++ XX - - -- C' !` --\ +[ABOUT THE GAME - TIPS and HINTS] + + -------- |_(O)=====(O)==P +X X +X +++ X XX+ X X+ -------------------- [TNH001] CAREER TIPS -------------------- * For starters, start with TUNERS. They are user friendly. * To earn more money, hire Neville and Sampson at the same time. * When buying performance parts and if you have Yumi, hire her (temporarily) and upgrade your car to have the discount. Same goes for Nikki when buying for a new car. * Remember that starting a NEW GAME from a GAME OVER will allow you to keep your unlocked goodies and all your hard worked rewards cards and challenges. The only thing is that you start a new game without money or anything. But hey, you can buy really powerful cars early! * If you are playing the Collector's Edition (Because this guide is made for that version of the game) try to complete a Challenge Series event that will unlock the Nissan 240 SX. Its a really powerful car that you can acquire as early as possible. Note that its a T1 car, that costs only 18000 credits. You can even upgrade it to the max early in your career. This is the car I used to clear 3 territories and some easy T3 races. If tuned properly, this baby can even overtake KENJI's RX-7, ANGIE's Charger and Wolf's DB9 on canyon races!!! Its a great all around car :) * Shortcuts can either be your friend or foe. Unless you are approaching clean to a shortcut, dont make so much effort to take them everytime since you will just get stuck most likely. * USE PURSUIT BREAKERS whenever you are ahead in the race. Specially if your rivals are following closely behind you. * Crew members are your allies! Learn to use them well (refer to the section above for further tips on using them) and even support them if they have the lead. * Decide what you'll buy or not. Money is hard to earn in this game. Do not buy anything that fancies you. Remember, when selling a car you will only get only HALF OF ITS BASE PRICE. All upgrades invested on the car will be lost. * Try to prioritize winning races that unlocks PERFORMANCE PARTS. Not just performance parts but HI-level parts as much as possible. IF you have fitted your car with street upgrade packages, and you later unlock and want to upgrade to pro or racing packages, THERE WILL BE NO TRADE INS. You will buy the packages NEW. So its a good idea to stick with your fully upgraded car until you notice that it can't keep up anymore. * If you want extra money, accept crew challenges. * If you want to test a car's max capability before buying it, you can go to the MY CARS options in the main menu. Here, you can upgrade and customize it with all the parts you have unlocked so far. * Its a good idea to complete the Challenge Series early in your career. This will give you access to more cool unlockables in career mode. * As much possible, try to win the easier races first such as the checkpoint and sprint races. Try to win territories since they also unlock upgrades for your car also. * Its better to wait for Rival crew members rather than to look for them. I already confirmed that if you stopped (preferably in the middle of the road) within 1-2 minutes, a rival racer will challenge you. * Extra impound markers and Getting out for jail Free markers will be the most useless bonus markers you can get from boss battles. As much as possible, try to get PINK SLIPS and CASH. -------------------- [TNH002] RACING TIPS -------------------- * DRIFTING 101: Alright, Im sure this is where we are having problems. Well, we just need to learn how to control the car's weight, since drifting is about weight shifting. Here are the basics from performing a basic drift. I am still thankful since the drifting controls here are better than in Underground. DO NOT USE BRAKES WHEN TRYING TO ENTER A DRIFT. Such technique can be executed by pros. 1. Accelerate to a corner. 2. Before entering a corner, release pedal (accelerator), hold while steering to direction of the corner, in a split-second, step on the pedal. 3. If your car accelerates too fast, just try tapping the accelerator to maintain control. This is true for very powerful cars. You dont need to be in full throttle when cornering. This is basic drifting. The weight of your car is being transferred to the rear, focusing the center of gravity. Just try to practice in quick races, particularly in closed circuit drift courses. * SLow IN, Accelerate out: This is true to the saying that "whoever brakes first, accelerates first." Dont brake hard. Instead, tap the brakes while turning to the corner. For sharp turns, these can be achieved by cars with understeering and rear bias brake setups. For normal corners, slow down before entry, then hold the accelerator when exiting. If you are exiting in a straight path ahead, release the steering wheel; this will enable you accelerate faster. Cars accelerate faster in a straight line, not during turning. * EASY FREEROAM CREW CHALLENGE WINS: yes, we can win almost all crew challenges we get. Here's how. 1. Stop in the middle of the road, preferably to cause a traffic buildup. 2. Wait for a crew challenger, accept it. Choose your finish line, it will be better if you are already facing the road to the goal since you will be relying on your GPS to lead your way. 3. Hit your nitrous and take the lead. If you choose a goal with the enemy facing the opposite road, he will have a hard time navigating with the traffic. Note: It is advisable that you select two goals which will serve as your point A and B. You'll wait for challengers on each end then just repeat the process mentioned above. * Team work. Again, Im sure you read this for several times now on this faq already. Crew members are not there for decorations. They are there to make your job easy. If they have the lead, support them. Not try to nudge them out of the way. A crew member winning the race for you saves you time from restarting the race in case you lost. * Nitrous is a great way to stabilize the car. If you find yourself losing control of the car, blast a couple of seconds worth of Nitrous to straighten the car. Also, use nitrous when exiting corners. * When a car jumps in midair, take off your hands from the accelerator. Accelerate after hitting the ground. This prevents you from throwing your car out of control. * When following a drafter or scout, do not focus on them but rather focus on the road. See the tips above in the WInGmEn section for detailed tips for your weapons. * USE PURSUIT BREAKERS even during a race. * Another way to make a sharp turn is by releasing the pedal, tap the handbrake while steering to the direction of the corner. If done properly, you wont lose much of your speed. If not... * AI Racers care too much about their cars. They are afraid to trade paint or hit the wall. Use this tactic to keep them at bay. Try forcing an opponent against the wall and he will slow down instead. It wont hurt playing hard and dirty some of the time... * TUNER cars show their speed in corners and tight areas. They can take a corner FROM THE INSIDE APEX, which allows them to be catapulted upon exit. If you prefer GRIP DRIVING, TUNERS are the BEST. * Muscle cars needs countersteering to maintain control. Countersteering is when you steer left to turn right and vice versa. This requires practice and familiarity with the car. * Exotics are powerful machines. Do not mistakenly accelerate hard or you will find yourself kissing the walls. * Overtaking opponents in Canyon duels can be hard but an easy way to win. Once overtaken, they will desperately try to gain their lead again. Just block them off by staying in front of the direction of their headlights. Just do this for a good 10 seconds and you win. * ON canyon races, if you are the one being followed, try to concentrate on how you drive. Do not get distracted by an opponent already tailing you. Just do your best to maintain a good speed as possible when navigating the corners. ___. + ++ ++++ ++++ +++ ++ ++ ++ .*`|___',~~~,. [WLK001] W A L K T H R O U G H | '>>` \ C=; ++++ __ =+ + +++ +++ + + ++ ++++ '(O)==== (O)''' Watch the scene. After a while you will gain control of your good ol BMW M3 GTR, the same car that you just recovered from Razor in Rockport (NFS: Most Wanted). An old enemy appears and chases you. Guess what, its Cross. You will take over the controls. Dont worry about this pursuit, if you get caught, you can restart or end your career. While escaping, the game takes control and your precious car gets totalled in a waiting truck. Watch the next scenes, and Nikki will take you to the car lot with Neville, your first crew member waiting. Here you need to choose one of the three cars. These are pretuned already. However the car you will choose will affect your starting territory and races. If you have read the details discussed above, you will know what to choose. I personally prefer Tuners cause I just love them. If you are still unsure, you can test drive all of them then decide what to keep. After deciding what to keep, Neville will join you as your first crew member. Watch the following scenes and you will be in your first pursuit of the game. Just evade them and the real game begins. I will follow the walkthrough for the Tuner class. Do not worry if you choose the other classes; the only changes are the territories you will first start with. Just refer to the other territories and bosses for some quick strategies. +++ +++ ++++ +++ XXX X X X XX XX X X X XXX [WLK002] D O W N T O W N P A L M O N T XX XX X X XXX XX XXX X + + +++ + + + ++ + ++++++ For now you will only have access in Mason District. As you win races and earn reputation, more districts will be available for the taking. Just like what I mentioned in the Career Tips section above, try to win races that unlocks performance parts. Here are the list of races (in no particular order of availability) in Downtown Palmont. Mason District (Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 1 Street Package) ---------------------------------- 1.Park Drive (Speedtrap) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 1 Street Package 2.Main Street (Circuit ) Length: 3.9 M Unlocks: Brakes - Tier 1 Street Package 3.Lincoln Boulevard (Sprint) Length: 3.0 M Unlocks: Body Kits- Package 1 Billings District (Unlocks: Brakes - Tier 1 Pro Package) ------------------------------------ 1.Lookout Point (canyon Drift) Length: 2.2 M Unlocks: Flame Vinyls 2.Mason Street (Sprint ) Length: 4.4 M Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 1 Street Package 3.Mason Fountain (Speedtrap) Length: 3.2 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 1 Pro Package Kings Park (Unlocks: Engine - Tier 1 Pro Package) ---------------------------------------- 1.Kings Park (Drift) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Suspension - Tier 1 Pro Package 2.Devil's Creek Pass (Canyon Sprint) Length: 2.5 M Unlocks: Nitrous - Tier 1 Racing Package 3.Garden Boulevard (Circuit) Length: 4.8 M Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 1 Pro Package Old Quarter (Unlocks: Misubishi Eclipse GT) ------------------------------------------- 1.Gold Valley Run (Sprint) Length: 3.4 M Unlocks: Roof Scoops 2.Knight Street (Checkpoint) Length: 4.2 M Unlocks: Hoods- Package 1 3.Boss Race vs Kenji Race Type: Circuit, 2 laps; Canyon Duel Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 1 Pro Package Historic Chinatown (Unlocks: Engine - Tier 1 Street Package) ------------------- 1.Silk Road (Circuit ) Length: 4.8 M Unlocks: Spoilers- Package 1 2.Kimei Temple (Drift) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Wheels- Package 1 3.Chinatown Tram (Sprint) Length: 5.0 M Unlocks: Suspension - Tier 1 Street Package BOSS: KENJI CONTROLLING CREW: BUSHIDO CAR: RX-7 Once you conquered all districts, Kenji will challenge you. This will be a 2 lap circuit race and a canyon duel. Now, if you are able to beat the challenge series that unlocks the Nissan 240 SX (Collector's Edition only) then this battle will be easy as pie. For Tuners, you will be probably using the RX-8. Remember this, a fully upgraded RX-8 is no match or will have difficulty racing against the RX-7. That is where tuning it makes a difference. Kenji's specialty is technical courses. His car hugs the corners like a breeze. Not to mention that the RX-7 accelerates like crazy when exiting turns. Try using the TECHNICAL setup above; with proper driving, you will always have a 2-3 second lead against Kenji with that setup. Buying a new car is also a good option but not a good deal with the money. The circuit race is full of tight corners and there are certain points where Kenji excels. As much as possible, DO NOT LET HIM TAKE THE LEAD. He will always try to overtake you from the inside. If he is shouldering you, nudge him on the wall. He will slow down. When taking corners, don't stray too much in the outside while turning. If he is just behind you, he will not let that oppurtunity pass. Take note of the shortcuts as well. He will always take those shortcuts if possible. The canyon duel can be challenging as well. Tuners are the perfect machines for technical racing. Too powerful machines can make you lose control. If you are confident about your driving, you can always attempt to overtake him. Otherwise, just keep as close as possible to the guy. Fully upgraded Exotics should be okay, so no special notes about it. Muscle users should save this battle for last. Muscles suffer for their weight, making them hard to control while maintaining high speed corners. Countersteering will always do the trick but it requires practice. Just remember the pointers I mentioned above and you should do fine. Yumi will contact you after the race. Just follow the GPS to meet her and she will be available for hiring. +++ +++ ++++ +++ XXX X X X XX XX X X X XXX [WLK003] K E M P T O N XX XX X X XXX XX XXX X + + +++ + + + ++ + ++++++ The Projects (Unlocks: Ford Mustang GT) ------------------------------ 1.Foundry Road (Speedtrap) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Exhaust Tips 2.Dover Street (Circuit) Length: 7.0 M Unlocks: Chrome Paint 3.Waterfront Road (Sprint) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Spoilers- Package 2 Morgan Beach (UNLOCKS: Volkswagon Golf R32) ------------------------------------------ 1.Morgan Beach Offramp (Checkpoint) Length: 2.7 M Unlocks: Stripe Vinyls 2.Beachfront (Circuit) Length: 5.0 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 2 Street Package 3.Dover and Lepus (Sprint) Length: 3.4 M Unlocks: Metallic Paint Kempton Holdings (UNLOCKS: Vauxhall Monaro VXR) ----------------------------------------------- 1.Petersburg Dam (Sprint) Length: 3.7 M Unlocks: Wheels- Package 2 2.Stonewall Tunnel (Speedtrap) Length: 2.3 M Unlocks: Brakes - Tier 2 Street Package 3.Boss Race vs. Angie Race Type: Circuit, 2 laps; Canyon Duel Unlocks: Dodge Charger R/T Eskuri Plaza (Unlocks: Suspension - Tier 2 Pro Package) ------------------------------ 1.Eskuri Way (Speedtrap) Length: 2.3 M Unlocks: Candy Paint 2.Knife's Edge (Drift) Length: 2.4 M Unlocks: Hoods- Package 3 3.Eskuri Plaza (Checkpoint) Length: 5.5 M Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 2 Street Package Newport Industrial Park (Unlocks: Engine - Tier 2 Street Package) ------------------------------------- 1.Devil's Creek Pass (Drift) Length: 2.3 M Unlocks: Iridescent Paint 2.Newport Trainyard (Speedtrap) Length: 3.4 M Unlocks: Nitrous - Tier 2 Racing Package 3.Mission Street (Sprint) Length: 3.5 M Unlocks: Wheels- Package 4 Again, same general rule. Prioritize winning the easy races you can tackle and also the ones unlocking the performance parts. For tuners, after trampling over Bushido and taking over the Downtown, KEmpton and Fortuna should be both accessible. I suggest conquering Kempton first since after defeating angie, you will get to hire Sampson. His career bonus is very useful (+10% cash for winning races), specially if you want to make the most profit in your career. Refer to the race list above to know what to take first. At this time also, I suggest winning some races in Fortuna that unlocks greater performance packages. As usual, make yourself known her and Angie will challenge you. BOSS: ANGIE CONTROLLING CREW: 21st STREET CREW CAR: Dodge Charger R/T Again, the circuit race is a 2 lap race. Muscles are monsters of speed and in straight paths, they can outdistance you with ease. Hence, Angie's chosen course is a closed circuit with no or little tight turns and plenty of smooth, straight paths. THat is where her Charger rules. She can catch up, and easily leave you behind unless you are careful. Oh and another thing; Muscles maybe monsters but a hard crash can disable them for a good few seconds. Okay this time, set your car's performance for HIGH SPEED. Tuners have good acceleration by default so this is no problem. The real challenge here probably will be keeping your lead. For some corners, Angie will slow down which opens the oppurtunity to overtake her. Tuners will have a struggle keeping up once she has the lead, specially in straight lines. During these part of the course, BURN ALL YOUR NITROUS to maintain the lead. There are also some shortcuts in the course so if you have the oppurtunity, take them. The canyon is where you will have a sure, easy win. Muscles SUCK in canyon races. Angie will ALWAYS slow down considerably when entering corners. IF you are using a tuner or exotic car, overtaking her will be easy. Try getting her pink slip. If not, its up to you to race again. After the race, Sampson will offer his service. Meet up with him and hire him. Okay, we are done now with this territory, lets head up with the next round. +++ +++ ++++ +++ XXX X X X XX XX X X X XXX [WLK004] F O R T U N A XX XX X X XXX XX XXX X + + +++ + + + ++ + ++++++ South Fortuna (Unlocks: Lotus Elise) --------------------------- 1.York Road (Sprint) Length: 3.8 M Unlocks: Window Tint 2.Rabinowitz Drive (Checkpoint) Length: 5.2 M Unlocks: Hoods- Package 2 3.Ocean View (Circuit) Length: 6.9 M Unlocks: Suspension - Tier 2 Street Package Fortuna Heights (UNLOCKS: Renault Clio v6) ----------------------------------------- 1.Condo Row (Circuit) Length: 6.9 M Unlocks: Body Kits- Package 2 2.Agostini Avenue (Sprint) Length: 4.4 M Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 2 Street Package 3.Hills Borough Parkway (Checkpoint) Length: 7.9 M Unlocks: Tribal Vinyls Hills Borough (Unlocks: Porsche Cayman S) -------------------------------- 1.North Bellezza (Sprint) Length: 3.7 M Unlocks: Wheels- Package 3 2.Lofty Heights Downhill (Sprint) Length: 3.3 M Unlocks: Body Vinyls- Package 1 3.Lofty Heights Downhill (Drift) Length: 2.9 M Unlocks: Body Vinyls- Package 2 Palmont University (Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 2 Pro Package) ------------------------------------------------------ 1.University Avenue (Checkpoint) Length: 4.7 M Unlocks: Matte Paint 2.City Courthouse (Drift) Length: 3.0 M Unlocks: Spoilers- Package 3 3.University Way (Circuit) Length: 4.6 M Unlocks: Body Kits - Package 4 Ocean View (Unlocks: Brakes - Tier 2 Pro Package) ----------------------- 1.Million Dollar Drive (Speedtrap) Length: 4.6 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 2 Pro Package 2.Verona Tunnel (Sprint) Length: 3.3 M Unlocks: Body Kits- Package 3 3.Boss Race vs. Wolf Race Type: Circuit, 2 laps; Canyon Duel Unlocks: Ashton Martin DB9 You probably have conquered a few good districts or races here on Fortuna already. Same rules apply; if you already maxed out your T1 or T2 ride, then you just need to win races until Wolf notices you. BOSS: WOLF CONTROLLING CREW: T.F.K CAR: Aston Martin DB9 The two lap race is both a combination of tight turns and straight, hi-speed roadways. There are a LOT of deciding shortcuts here that really makes a difference. As much as possible, try to take them all. It is okay to restart races in case you lost; Wolf loves to take those shortcuts so unless you are really a good driver with a great car, well you can take the generic route and still win. Otherwise, use the pursuit breakers and shortcuts as necessary. The canyon will be easy as well as long as you know the technique. If you notice, rival racers always slow down during entry and speed off when exiting. With tuners, you can be more agressive. Hard brake and turn, you can navigate a sharp corner. Staying 'inside' during a smooth turn can also increase you chances to overtake the opponent. If you have a really souped up ride, then wolf is like a puppy. Again, try to get his PINK SLIP for collection's sake; otherwise just make your selections and proceed with the story. Colin will notify you about his willingness to join your crew. Meet him up and you will recieve another call for Darius. Go to the place and watch the scenes. You will have Nikki as a new crew member as well. +++ +++ ++++ +++ XXX X X X XX XX X X X XXX [WLK005] S I L V E R T O N XX XX X X XXX XX XXX X + + +++ + + + ++ + ++++++ Canmor Downs (UNLOCKS: Nissan Skyline GT-R 34) ------------------------------------- 1.Blackwell Road (Checkpoint) Length: 5.8 M Unlocks: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2.Deadfall Junction (Canyon Duel) Length: 4.4 M Unlocks: Lamboghini Murceilago 3.Canmor Road (Speedtrap) Length: 4.0 M Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 3 Pro Package Infinity Park (Ford GT) ---------------------- 1.Journeyman's Bane (Canyon Duel) Length: 3.3 M Unlocks: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 2.Eagle Drive (Sprint) Length: 3.5 M Unlocks: Engine - Tier 3 Pro Package 3.Gray Street (Checkpoint) Length: 4.3 M Unlocks: Brakes and Suspension - Tier 3 Racing Package Neon Mile (Unlocks: Toyota Supra) ------------------------ 1.The Neon Mile (Checkpoint) Length: 5.1 M Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 3 Street Package 2.Olympic Boulevard (Speedtrap) Length: 3.8 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 3 Pro Package 3.Desperation Ridge Boss Race vs Angie, Kenji and Wolf Race Type: Canyon Sprint, Sprint Length: 4.6 M Unlocks: Brakes and Suspension - Pro Package Boss Race vs Darius Race Type: Circuit 2 laps, Canyon Duel Starlight Strip (Unlocks: Subaru Impreza WRX-STI) -------------------------------------------- 1.Troy (Checkpoint) Length: 4.5 M Unlocks: Engine - Tier 3 Street Package 2.North Broadway (Circuit) Length: 4.4 M Unlocks: Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda 3.Silverton Way (Sprint) Length: 4.3 M Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 3 Street Package Shady Pine (Unlocks: Dodge Viper SRT/10) ------------------------------- 1.Bowen Avenue (Speedtrap) Length: 3.5 M Unlocks: Lamborghini Gallardo 2.Paradise Hotel (Circuit) Length: 6.4 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 3 Racing Package 3.Spade Street (Sprint) Length: 3.3 M Unlocks: Turbo - Tier 3 Racing Package Diamond Hills (Unlocks: Nissan 350Z) ---------------------------------- 1.Starlight Street (Sprint) Length: 4.2 M Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 3 Pro Package 2.Deadfall Junction (Canyon Sprint) Length: 4.5 M Unlocks: Nitrous and Tires - Tier 3 Street Package 3.Savannah Street (Circuit) Length: 6.6 M Unlocks: Brakes and Suspension - Tier 3 Street Package Silverton Refinery (Unlocks: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren) ---------------------------------------------- 1.Journeyman's Bane (Drift) Length: 2.9 M Unlocks: Transmission - Tier 3 Racing Package 2.Brooks Street (Circuit) Length: 7.3 M Unlocks: Engine - Tier 3 Racing Package 3.Desperation Ridge (Canyon Duel) Length: 4.5 M Unlocks: Dodge Challenger Concept As the last territory in the game, this area holds the really good racers and good races. Just stick with your good ol ride, finish some checkpoints to earn some cash. For the hardest races, you need to have a powerful T3 car to ride so decide carefully what you will buy. I seriously tackled the game with pure TUNER cars only and it was hard keeping up with those exotic maniacs in Silverton. But I still kicked thier ass anyways. So, back in the subject, win races to open up new areas; just win two races at a time in a single district to conquer it and unlock a goody. Good T2 rides can still keep up with these races so stick with em until you find yourself being left in the dust. Try getting the Racing Packages instead of installing Street Packages then just upgrade to Racing Packages. Alright, the last battles will be long so make sure you choose the most powerful car you can get and tune it properly. I prefer finishing all the other races first before battling the last races... This will be a 3-1 battle. You against Kenji, Wolf and Angie. BOSS: KENJI CAR: MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO IX MR BOSS: ANGIE CAR: DODGE CHALLENGE CONCEPT BOSS: WOLF CAR: LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO BOSS: DARIUS CONTROLLING CREW: STACKED DECK CAR: AUDI R8 Basically their tactics are still the same. Angie loves burning rubber whenever she has the chance, Kenji hugs corners beautifully and Wolf always looks for and takes shortcuts. First battle is a Canyon Sprint. Try to get ahead of the fellas by burning some Nitrous during launch. Hold your lead by taking the corners smoothly. If you managed to reach this part of the game, I am confident that you can take care of yourself. This track is not that long so just don't let WOLF take the lead. He poses the greatest threat here.... Next, is a long sprint in the city. There are some shortcuts here and rest assured, Wolf will take them. Now, if you managed to keep the lead without any problems during the canyon sprint, then you should be able to handle this race without any issues. Now, try to use the Pursuit Breakers to your advantage. Disabling them for a good few seconds is enough to secure your win. Now the real battle against Darius starts... After some brief showoff, you will need to win a 2 lap circuit race. There will be shortcuts and believe me, his Audi handles the corners beautifully and it really streaks on straight paths. Darius will take shortcuts occasionally but taking them for your own advantage doesnt sound wrong either. Just drive fast and safe. Nudging him against the wall or railing during a turn is a very effective way to keep him from overtaking you. This is just a short race so make sure you maintain your lead. Alright, the last battle. A canyon duel in one of the most unfriendliest canyon track in the game. Just great. Overtaking Darius is still possible but this race is where the car and the driver needs to be really good. There will be a lot of turns and absolutely no Nitrous. All of your car's parts will be put to the extreme test and your skills as well. It took me several attempts to win this race using my Evolution IX but it took just a few moments using any fully tuned T3 exotics. There is always an oppurtunity to overtake him during corners since his INSIDE is always open. One advance overtaking strategy is to stay close to him and when he slows down and turns, just release pedal (dont brake), allow your car use his car as a railing to steer in the corner's inside lane, then accelerate. Another way is to tail him as much as possible (similar to drafting) then when he slows down to enter a corner, speed in, turn, then speed out. Just hold your lead for a good 10 seconds after overtaking him and you win. If you managed to follow him all the way through the finish line and it is your turn to be pursued, stay FOCUSED on the road and not on how to lose him immediately. AI racers are very good racers so just concentrate on maintaining a good distance as much as possible. "There is always somebody faster than you out there".... That will Darius' last words after getting smoked by you. Watch the next scenes, and congratulations for finishing the game. You can save your progress. After that, you can finish the remaining challenge series events or perform the other rewards cards tasks. Or... if you want to start a new game, and want to retain your hard-earned rewards or unlockables, sell all your cars except one. Then get busted intentionally till your last car gets impounded permanently. This will result to a Game Over and you can start a new game using a diffrent car class while retaining what you have done already. - .---* + +++XX +X+ +X+ ++ +++++X ++X X - - - `\>'.|___\~~-. - - -- C' !` --\ [C R E D I T S] -------- |_(O)=====(O)==P ++++ + + + ++X+X+ +X X ++++++++X Thanks, ....first of all to YOU for reading. I hope this faq has helped you. ....to all the gaming sites that hosted my authored faqs. I really appreciate it. Specially to the people of 1up.com. ....also to all the Filipino gamers that are actively participating and contributing, helping their fellow gamers alike. ....to my friends and family.