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Pioneer Productions, Electronic Arts Victor
Pioneer Productions
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ROAD & TRACK, the premiere automotive enthusiastic magazine, and Electronic Arts bring you the most advanced racing game ever. Race the world's most exciting supercars, each modeled after its real-life counterpart, on six challenging, scenic tracks. Pick your race: time trials, head-to-head, single race or tournament.

Blow Up Surrounding Traffic
Start a race against the computer. When the Loading screen appears, press and hold L, R, and Left on the directional pad. At the starting line, press Pause and quit the game. Start the game again. At the Loading screen, press and hold L, R, and Up. At the starting line, pause and quit the game again. Start the game a third time. At the Loading screen, press and hold L, R, and Right. Pause at the starting line and quit the game again. Start the game a final time. At the Loading screen, press and hold L, R, and Down. This time, don't quit the game when you're at the starting line. Release the buttons and start racing. Whenever traffic is in front of you, press Button X (the stop button), and the other cars will flip in the air as if they've been in an accident!

Driving Team Picture

There is a way to see some of the programmers of the game. Choose the ''Wall of Fame'' and then wait until the game's credits come up. Now press R in order to view a photo of the programmers. Press L when you want to go back to the regular background.

Hear horns

To hear the car's horns, press X at the select screen.

Nitro Charging Boost

As soon as you start a game, press L, R, and Up on controller 2. At the same time, press L, R, A, and C on controller 3. A message stating that there has been a crash will start flashing on the screen. Now exit the game and, in all the games you play afterward, engine torque and power will be 20% higher for the faster cars and 30% higher for the slower ones in order to keep them all at the same level.

Practice Mode
Highlight DIFFICULTY on the Options screen, then quickly press and hold X, RS, LS, A. When you race there will be no cars on the road.

Practice Mode

At the options menu, highlight Skill Level and quickly press:

X, R, A, L

To get this to work, hold each button down as you press them.

Race Against Rocket Scooter
Play a game for at least 10 seconds. Go into the replay and rewind to the beginning of the replay buffer. Press R + Down + B on controller 2. Quit your race and start a new one to race against a rocket powered scooter.

Turn Off Dashboard

During the game, switch to first person view and press the following on controller 2:

Up + L + A



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