Strategy Guide PS2


                                 -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