M25 Racer Submitted by: rikkipops firstname.lastname@example.org General Hints: -------------- Time Trails: ------------ In This You Can Choose The Course And What Level You Wish To Race At, Turn Off Or On Traffic,Police And Damage As You Want. This Is Good Practice For The Tournament, You Can Learn How To Handel Each Car On The Courses, Find Out What You Can Knock Down Without Being Stoped In Your Tracks Etc. You Do This Against the Clock. Sunday Cup: ----------- Like The Time Trails But Your Not Against The Clock On This One, You Can Unlock The Bonus Cars By Winning Gold On All Tracks. Tournaments: ------------ Group One: This Is Raceing For Real!, You Start Off In A Mini (or Nimi As They Call It), This Is The Bottom Of The Range Car Which You Won`t Be Able To Win Anything In, Don`t Let This Put You Off Because You Can Upgrade it Cheep Enough, Although I Wouldn`t Advise This, Just Wait Until You Have Enough Money To Buy The M.G. As This Is A Lot Better Car. But While Your Driving The Mini Just Use It To Get Used To The Courses And Take It Steady, Take Out All The Speed Cameras For Extra Cash And Even Though You May Come In Last, It`s An Easy Way To Make Money. Group Two: This Is The Same As Group One But The Cars Are Faster,The Drivers Are Better And The Winnings Are Higher, Do The Same As In Group One By Taking It Steady And Getting the Speed Camera Bonus. Wait Until You Can Buy The 3rd Car Before Any Upgrades. On Here You Do Two Laps Instead Of One. Apart From The M25 Race Which Remains At One. Group Three: This Is Where Things Hot Up. Again Take It Steady And Get The Cash To Buy The 3rd Car Again, Upgrade As Much As You Can. If You Finish 1st,2nd Or 3rd You Can Unlock The Bonus Car, There Are 3Laps Now Apart From The M25 Which Is One. You Get To Race The M25 At Night As Well Which Is One Of The Hardest To Do. Upgrades: Upgrade Your Car In This Order. 1: Stearing. Its No Good Having A Car That Does 0-60 In 2 Secs If You Can`t Keep It On The Road. 2: Brakes. You Need To Stop Quickly In Some Cases. 3: Gears. Increase Your Speed Slightly And Cut Down Your 0-60 By Getting This, Also Helps With Corners. 4: Engine Tune. More Speed = Better Rate Of Winnings. 5: Turbo. Use this Last, Helps Outrun Police Etc. And If You Have Crashed Gets You Back To Racing Speeds Sooner. Pits: Use The Pits On Each Course To Get Free Repairs And To Refill Your Turbos. Just Drive Through At ANY Speed, Also Can Help Escape From Police And Other Races As They Don`t Enter The Pits. Damage: If You Are Badly Damaged You May Reair Part At The Garage Before Hand But I Advise If You Have 35% Or Less To Not Bother And Get It Done For Free In The Pits. This Can Save You A Fortune!!! When Your About To Write Off You Car The Damage Warning Will Flash. All Damage Will Be Carried On To The Next Race. i.e. Finish With 80% Damage In One Race And Start The Next Race With 80%. Short Cuts: On Each Course There Are Short Cuts That You Can Use To Your Advantage, These Are Cutting Through Walkways Etc. Try And Use These As Much As Posible To Cut Down Your Time. Accidents: There Are Many Different ways Of Crashing Your Car. Some Are "Better" For You Than Others. Hitting A Building Head On Will Stop You Dead And Cause Massive Damage. Hitting A Building From The Side Will Cause Some Damage And Will Slow you Down, Causeing You To Lose Control And It Can Be Worse Then Hitting A Building Head On. Railings Face On Will Just Slow You Down. Railings Side On Will Stop You Dead And Cause Massive Damage. Cars/Buses Etc. Hitting Them Head-on Will Cause Massive Damage And Bring You To A Complete Stop. Cars/Buses Etc. Hitting Them From Behind Will Cause Some Damage And Will Slow you Down. Traffic Cones, Lamposts And Speed Cameras Will Not Cause you Damage And Just Fall Down or Get knocked Out of The Way, These Can Slow You Down But Not Always. Boxes Etc. Will Not Afect Your Speed But Hitting Them Will Cause Newspapers to Cover Your Screen For A Few Seconds. At High Speeds This Can Be Deadly. Roadworks can Be A Problem, Driving Over sand/Stones Etc. Slows You Down And Controling Your Car Is Made Harder, There Are Also Yellow Workmans Huts/Cabins That Can Be A Big Problem If You Hit Them, They Cause Medium Damage And Can Bring You To A Complete Stop. Tricks: If You Are Neck And Neck With Another Racer Or The Police Keep In Lane And Wait Until Your Coming Up Fast To A Bus Or Car Etc. Just Before You Hit Them Press Your Horn And The Bus/Car Will Move Out Of Your Way, Sideswipeing The Other Racer/Police And Can Cause A Huge Pileup. If This Is Done Right You Can Then Relax And Forget About The Other Racers Who Are Fighting Among Them Selfs To Try And get Out Of Each Others Way. i Have Done This On Many Racers And Complete The Race In First Place, Sometimes Lapping Them While They Are Still Stuck. You Just Slow Down And Go On The Other Side Of The Road Etc. If You Are On The M25 At The First Set Of Blocks In The Central Reservation Knock These Out Of The Way And Dr5ive On The Wrong Side Of The Road (Into Oncoming Traffic) And Drive On The Hard Shoulder, There Are No Obstacles In The Way, And You Can Drive In Complete Safety Without Any Hastle From The Police Or Other Racers. The Only Down Side To This Is You Can Pick Up Minor Damage From Going Through The Barrier And You Can`t Get It Fixed For Free As The Pits Is Only On The Left. You Can`t Pick up The Money Bonus For The Speed Cameras Either. Using This Tactic When Playing The Time Trails Or Sunday Cup Is Even Better Because You Can Turn Off Damage And Traffic. Leave The Police On Though As They Will still Go After The Other Races But Won`t Bother You As Your On The Other Side!. Another good Tactic Is If You Have Just Passed Another Racer Pull In Front Of Him And Hit Your HandBrake. He Will Run Into the Back Of you Causeing Very Small damage But It Will Bring Him To An Almost Stand Still And The Force He Hits You With Pushes You Back Up To Racing Speed Again So You Lose No Time And Gain The Knoledge that The Other Racer Are Left Far Behind. This Works Well With The Police As Well And Can Cause A Chain Reaction Blocking All Traffic If You Do It Right And The Other Car Is Turned Sideways It Will Block The Path Of All Of The Other Traffic, If It Is Done With The Police They Lose More Time Because They ALL Get Bokked At Once!. Also Driving "Off-Road" On Grass Etc. You Maintain The Same Speed And Are Out Of The Way Of The Other Racers And Police And Traffic. Braking: Brake Before Corners And Not On Them, Use the Hand-Brake As It Is Better At Stopping. Pauseing: When You Are In A Lot Of Traffic Use The P Key To Pause You, This Gives You Chance To See What Is In Front And Which Lane It`s In, Also Take Time To Check For Speed Cameras Etc. Also Check Out The Buildings!