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Probably the last update now. + 1.0 + It's a bit incomplete, but still, it's going along pretty well. There a few things that will be needing adding, but the walkthrough itself is complete. All of the levels, the gem cups, and stuff like that are totally finished. Still, be patient on me to finish the other stuff. =P ============================================================================== Table of Contents: ============================================================================== -!NOTE!- This guide, as you will soon see, is a decent size. Seeing as how this takes effect, you will might possibly be lost in trying to find out what you want to read. There is one way to get to it, instantly. Press Ctrl + F, and then look for whatever you want. Let's say you want to go to the Basics section. Type in "V. Basics", and then you'll go to the bosses section, instantly! Pretty neat, eh? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~ -------------------------- * TABLE OF CONTENTS * -------------------------- ~ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. Introduction II. Legal Disclaimer III. Contact Rules IIIa. E-Mail Rules IIIb. IM Rules IV. Basics IVa. Driving Guide IVb. Weapons V. Characters VI. Walkthrough ---TERRA--- VIa. Volcano Island VIb. Jungle Boogie VIc. Tiny Temple VId. Krunk VIe. Temple Turmoil ---BARIN--- VIf. Meteor Gorge VIg. Barin Ruins VIh. Deep Sea Driving VIi. Nash VIj. Frozen Frenzy ---FENOMENA--- VIk. Out of Time VIl. Clockwork Wumpa VIm. Thunder Struck VIn. Norm VIo. Desert Storm ---TEKNEE--- VIp. Assembly Lane VIq. Android Alley VIr. Electron Avenue VIs. Geary VIt. Magnetic Mayhem ---VELO'S CITADEL--- VIu. Velo VII. Unlockables VIII. CNK Challenges IX. Credits +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- I. INTRODUCTION +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- OH EM GEE if it isn't that ol' Gbness again. Well, yep, I'm back. This is the very first FAQ that I've ever done for a racing game, although it's the 20th guide I've done (21st if you count one IGN exclusive). And that's not to mention that a couple things here are incomplete. Yep, I'm lazy, shoot me all you want. Actually, I had several projects to work on simultaneously, so well... you know. Since I have got school and the like, I can't really work too much. The reason that I wrote this guide is because there were NO FAQs currently up for Crash Nitro Kart, which was a real shame, seeing as how many there are for racing games released on like, the same day CNK came out. This guide will basically go around detailing Crash Nitro Kart like this: first of all, there's this introduction, then the legal disclaimer, and the rules for contacting me. After that, we'll get to the basics of this stuff. I'll talk about how to drive the kart, the controls, weapons, and how to become an overall good driver. Then I'll tell you a little bit about the characters. Following that, the walkthrough will tell you any shortcuts in all the courses, how to get crystals quickly, and anything tricky in any course, together with strategies for outracing the bosses. Then I'll give you hints for the relic races and CNK challenges, tell you how to unlock stuff, and end the guide. As soon as I began this guide, I had an urgency for it to be the greatest Crash Nitro Kart guide that will ever be made. Still, don't push it on me if this stuff sucks, since this is my first ever racing game guide. Although Crash Bandicoot is dying off, he's fighting has way back to returning, and thus he comes back in a sequel to Crash Team Racing. Still, I prefer Crash Team Racing, but Crash Nitro Kart is still pretty good though. Anyway, I think that's enough babbling. Welcome to this great turbo-charged adventure! The latest version of this guide can always be found at GameFAQs (although I'll always have this on IGN too). - Rich "Gbness" Beast +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- II. LEGAL DISCLAIMER +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- You are NOT permitted to put this FAQ on your site without my permission first. All you have to do is email me or IM me saying you want this FAQ on your site, then you can tell me your site and the chance is high that I'll let you. But if you put this FAQ on your site without my permission I swear you will regret it. If I let you, not ONE word should be changed from this FAQ! NOT ONE! Got it? Good. Also, make sure that no money is involved. If you want this FAQ to be sold on eBay, then just forget about it, man. And don't sell this guide either, or pay people to use it, or you'll be in such big trouble you don't want to think. Another little note is that I will not have this guide hosted on many other web sites besides GameNotOver, GameFAQs, IGN, and Neoseeker. You need full-on permission if it's not one of the four above sites. I am sick of people ripping me off (I have been ripped off three times in the past), so if I don't like your site, I won't let my guide be posted on it. I am sorry, but this is how it has to be. If you ask politely and I like your site, you will definitely have the luck of getting it up there. Thank you very much. +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- III. CONTACT RULES +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- +--------------------+ | IIIa. E-Mail Rules | +--------------------+ I love getting good emails, so you're free to email me with a question any time, but I will not answer questions already answered in this FAQ. I prefer e-mails with good grammar, and subjects with Crash or I will delete them, sorry. Also, don't send me e-mails about Crash Nitro Kart with some other game's subject, please. And don't bother sending me things like: "u sux. Everything bout u sux. ur guides suck. U SUCK" "C'mon, just kill yourself already." "Hope ya fall down the stairs and break every bone in your body." "BURN DOWN YOU STUPID CRAP" "help me plz how doo i beet levl 6 im stuk were u get tha furst eg were doo i go neckst thx" I will laugh at such e-mails and delete them. So... if you're not just playing a friendly joke on me or something, don't bother with that, cos I've been through with it too much. Another thing: don't send me e-mails in any languages other than English or Spanish. I can read both English and Spanish pretty well, but I prefer English. Still, I can do Spanish pretty well, so if you absolutely have to send me an e-mail in Spanish, hola. But if you know English, I want that, thank you. +----------------+ | IIIb. IM Rules | +----------------+ My AIM list is closed, and since there are nowadays few people I can really trust, you likely won't get on but there is still some chance, by the way. If you're on, however, don't ever, ever advertise for your site and ask me to work for it, or I'll probably remove you from it forever. I've had to do this SO MANY times in the past, and it wasn't worth my time. Sorry if I'm rude, but I am quite busy often and can't stay on a lot, so I will not work for your site. It doesn't matter what it is; I WON'T WORK FOR YOUR SITE. Asking me to is asking to never talk to me again. Thank you. And please don't IM me a lot too, because I have like 20 people always IMing me, and although I hold nothing against them, I would prefer having light IMs. Thank you again. +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- IV. BASICS +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- This is just about everything that you will likely need to know to get yourself started on playing Crash Nitro Kart. ============================================================================== IVa. Driving Guide ============================================================================== Here are just a few things that you should know before getting yourself started on your racing. -------------- Power Boosting -------------- It is more important to know how to do this than anything else. Hop using either L1 or R1, and a gauge appears to the right. When it turns red, hit one of the two buttons that you DIDN'T previously hit. Repeat this three times, and you'll really be driving. Especially if you hit it when it's at the very top of the gauge... ----------- Wumpa Fruit ----------- This is yet another incredibly basic thing that you need to learn. Drive past wumpa fruit, and you'll get closer to the big ten of them. If you have ten of them, your weapons become "juiced". They then have added features, and are just in general much more useful. Wumpa fruit can be found throughout the track, and in boxes without symbols on them. Keep in mind that if you are attacked, you will lose a little. ----- Boxes ----- Ah yes, notice how the track is littered with those boxes? Drive through them to collect something... these are the various kinds of boxes throughout the race track. ********** Bouncy Box ********** Bouncy boxes contain wumpa fruit in them (about 3-4 of them, not enough to get you juiced in one go). They have no symbols on them, and you'll definitely be able to recognize them if you've played any other Crash Bandicoot games. ********** Weapon Box ********** These babies are marked with question marks "?". In them are a certain weapon... but who knows? The weapon you get may depend on the place you are in the track. The best weapons are for those in 4th-8th, usually. ******************** Special Weapon Boxes ******************** Special weapon boxes contain more than one of a certain weapon in them. You can get 3 of the following: TNT crates, missiles, bowling bombs, orbs, and turbos. If you get 'em juiced, you're really in luck. ************** Activation Box ************** Definitely the most important of the four. Unlike the other three, driving through these get you diddly squat. But, they can change the layout of traps in front of you, allowing you to damage opponents when they least expected it. ============================================================================== IVb. Weapons ============================================================================== Here are all of the weapons in the game. And yes, that means in race mode and battle mode. TNT Crate ---------- The TNT is the basic weapon, first making its appearance in the first Crash Bandicoot and being in all of the other Crash Bandicoots. Now that I've bored you with the history of the TNT Crate, when you get hit with it, it's stuck on your head. You'll have to jump several times for it to come off. If you wait for three seconds, it explodes and you take damage! Juiced: The TNT Crate becomes the NITRO crate. If you run into that, it's no mercy. It'll explode. Homing Missile --------------- Well, it's a shame that the Homing Missile was in Crash Team Racing, yet it's really not as useful in Crash Nitro Kart. It keeps crashing into walls, it frequently stops midway and doesn't hit, and it rarely hits. It's best used when you're really close to an opponent, and then you can hit them with one of these. Juiced: The Homing Missile is much improved, as it goes a lot faster and doesn't crash as much. Much better! Bowling Bomb ------------- Bowling Bomb is another useful weapon, especially if you're using it on a long, straightforward path or hall. The Bowling Bomb goes straightforward when it is used, and when it hits something it explodes. However, it's not that useful in a curved area, so it's best used in a straightforward area. Also, Bowling Bomb can be detonated when nearby an enemy by pressing O again. ;) Juiced: The Bowling Bomb will go a lot faster, and it'll have a large explosion radius. The O button twice, anyone? Static Orb ----------- Static Orb is one of the weapons that you will likely want to avoid. It's a small orb of lightning that can be dropped behind you (or in front of you), and when someone just happens to drive by and hit it, they'll get shocked and start driving much slower. It is easy to avoid, however. Still, try to avoid getting shocked. This will also change the opponent's weapon to a random other one. Juiced: The Static Orb will lasts for longer and is drawn to karts that pass by. And it'll make 'em go even slower. Tornado Top ------------ Tornado Top is quite similar to the lightning orbs found in Crash Team Racing. When you launch out a Tornado, it'll go along the course and track down the character in the lead. Any character that's in the middle of the course will be also caught in a dangerous gust of wind as well. The Tornado Top will slow you down for five seconds. Juiced: The Tornado Top has a higher chance of hitting characters in the way, and goes faster. Ice Mine --------- The Ice Mine isn't personally one of my favorite weapons, but it can still be quite useful. What happens when an enemy drives into it and then gets frozen in a block of ice. While they're inside it, their kart drives much slower until the ice melts. Still, there are a lot more useful weapons, but if you put an Ice Mine around a corner and someone drives into it, they're in trouble. Juiced: The ice takes a lot longer to melt, and the kart will drive like it's on ice. Far more useful. N. Tropy Clock --------------- Ah, the clock! If you are fortunate enough to find one of these inside a crate, then you can use this and not only will their weapons disappear, time will slow down around them and they'll start driving all slow and clumsy, while you manage to still drive quite quickly. It really sucks to be hit by this, but pity that it's pretty rare. Juiced: The effect of the clock will last about 1.5 times as long, and your opponents drive even slower and more clumsily. Invinciblity Mask ------------------ This is perhaps the best of all the weapons that you can pick up. Sure, it's still rare but it's not as rare as, say... the Clock. When you activate this, the team's mascot will start floating around them, creating a shield on them. Also, anything that you touch will be damaged, and you'll go a considerable amount faster too. Juiced: Your mascot will stick around a little longer, and you'll drive a bit faster. Turbo Boost ------------ The Turbo Boost is basic, and there is just about nothing that can describe it. If you drive into one of these, you will drive faster. There's nothing else to it, except that the Turbo Boost works very well on speed pads. If you use it when you get on a speed pad, then you can do a really good, fast, and high jump. Doing three large boosts is also extremely nice. Juiced: While juiced, you'll go even faster and the boost will last longer. Not to mention the joined effect with speed pads or boosts will be better. Invisibility ------------- Not much to say about this, since the meaning is self explanatory... this "weapon" (it doesn't harm enemies) is, sadly to say, not found in race modes, only in battle modes. The Invisibility is a great asset of a good fighter in battle mode though, because only the character's outline will be shown. Remember that the arrow still will be, though! Juiced: The Invisibility lasts for even longer, and the kart's even harder to see. Super Engine ------------- Oh my god, this engine rocks, despite not being original in the slightest, as it is practically the same as the Turbo Boost. However, if you get a Super Engine you can use it several times to quickly get away from a missile or your opponent who may have something quite deadly. To add to that, the Super Engine's very fast. However, it's only in battle modes. Juiced: Super Engine lasts even longer, it's even faster, and overall better! One heck of a good "weapon". Red-Eye Missile ---------------- This missile is only available in battle mode, but man is it good. It will leave your kart a sitting duck, which will allow enemies to attack, but when you shoot one of these off, you can control a fast missile normally, and then find an enemy and crash the missile into him/her. Just shoot it from a safe location... Juiced: The missile will be even faster, and to boot, it will also be easier to steer! +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- V. CHARACTERS +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- Here is a listing of all the characters in Crash Nitro Kart. And yep, that's all 16 of 'em. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- THE BLUE TEAM =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Crash ------ Crash Bandicoot is the main hero of the story. A long time back, in the previous Crash Bandicoot games, he defeated the evil Dr. Cortex, who made several threats of taking over the world. He now lives with his sister Coco, his new bandicoot friend Crunch, and the witch doctor mask Aku Aku, along with Pura and Polar (tiger and polar bear, both who occasionally hang around). In the races though, Crash really isn't that great. He's the acceleration type and has a medium build. Mediocre turning, excellent acceleration, and average speed. Overall, he's pretty average, but I'd prefer Coco or Crunch. Coco ----- Coco is Crash's little kid sister, who also just happens to be the intelligence of the bandicoots. She spends almost all her time on her computer, although in the third Crash Bandicoot game she appeared, although she could only go around in vehicles and on her trusty tiger Pura. Speaking of Pura, Coco also has a pet cat/tiger. Isn't that nice. :) Coco is one of the better members of the blue team inside of the actual races though. She focuses on turning. She hasn't got the best speed, but she accelerates well enough and turns beautifully. She's overall a very good pick, especially in places like, say... Clockwork Wumpa. Crunch ------- Crunch originally appeared in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, which was the sixth ever game released in the Crash Bandicoot series. He was originally created by Cortex and given supreme powers, but eventually he had a change of heart and got out of Dr. Cortex's control, and then he sided with the bandicoots. Crunch is still a powerhouse and is a big pile of muscles though. As he happens to be a powerhouse, Crunch focuses on nothing but speed. He's just about as fast as they get on the tracks, although he has medicore acceleration and awful turning. Still, Crunch can be quite a good pick. Fake Crash ----------- Fake Crash is an incredibly unknown and rather useless character in the Crash Bandicoot series. He happens to appear and taunt you in Crash Bandicoot 3, inside the fifth level, and he was in Crash Team Racing and was on Dr. Cortex's side, but for some odd reason in Crash Nitro Kart he happens to be on the bandicoot team, perhaps just for his species. He's really incredibly unimportant, but he is unlocked by getting 50 boosts on the Cortex Team (red team). Fake Crash is very similar to Crash, he deals with acceleration and has bad turning, and average speed. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- THE RED TEAM =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Cortex ------- Cortex is one of the age-old Crash Bandicoot characters who appears in every Crash Bandicoot game ever released, but I suppose that's obvious because he's the main villian (besides the mask of evil, Uka Uka). Cortex isn't really good looking as a villain though, because he has a big "N" on his forehead, a bad temper, and he's short and has very bad-looking black hair. Still, Cortex is more evil than he looks. He focuses on nothing but world domination, making bandicoots extinct, and doing stuff with animals. Like Crash, he has great acceleration. Not that great in anything else. Tiny ----- Tiny is a personal favorite villain in the Crash Bandicoot series for many, although he does happen to be the clumsy one. He owns several pet lions and in a fight with Crash in the third game, he enjoyed sicking them on him. Tiny enjoys playing checkers, and since he's so big there's nothing he likes more than squashing bandicoots. Still, Tiny is incredibly clumsy and has just done something strange to his kart that makes it incredibly fast but stiff, making it turn poorly. He's the top speed type, but since his kart is so stiff it doesn't turn or accelerate that well. N. Gin ------- N. Gin is another one of the best villains in the Crash Bandicoot series, due to his awesome voice, that strange missile in his head, and his overall personality. He's gone a little crazy due to a missile getting stuck in his head, so he's definitely not the type to be messed around with. He also just happens to know quite a lot about robots and machines, seeing as how he's fought with Crash before in machines. Also, in the races he focuses on the kart's turning power, although he isn't incredibly fast. Acceleration is medium, as opposed to what N. Gin was in Crash Team Racing. N. Tropy --------- N. Tropy is the master of time and fought Crash in the third game with the forces of time and special magic. He also built the Time Twister machine, which allowed you to go back in time. All in all, N. Tropy is an incredible mastermind, almost as clever as N. Gin is. In Crash Team Racing, he wasn't in the main races but in Time Trial, his best time could race you, then you'd beat it. After you beat him in every single track, you could play as him. He's exactly the same in Crash Nitro Kart, so you can get this amazing, speeding, blue-faced scientist by beating him in all courses. He's the top speed type. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- THE GREEN TEAM =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- N. Trance ---------- N. Trance is a new character to the Crash Bandicoot series, who will hopefully stay if there are future Crash Bandicoot games. N. Trance looks just about as goofy as Cortex: he has a pink head that looks like an egg, and his body is quite small. Still, he is much deadlier than he looks, and he is the master of hypnotism. He's even hypnotized Dingodile and Polar so that they'll race for him, and he got Pura as well, although Pura is not quite as important, since he isn't in regular races. Since N. Trance is the leader of the Green Team, you can expect that he is an accelerator. Dingodile ---------- Dingodile is a little different in this showup in the Crash Bandicoot series. Sure, he's exactly the same as always and enjoys frying small bandicoots for supper, but when Cortex, N. Gin, Tiny, and himself were caught in the tower and taken to Velo's citadel, he was caught and was brainwashed by N. Trance and now races for him. Dingodile is yet another villain in the Crash Bandicoot series that is pretty well liked, though. In the track though, Dingodile focuses on top speed, although for some reason he doesn't seem as fast as Tiny. Still, Dingodile is quite fast. He's also unlocked by completing the Red Gem Cup. Polar ------ Polar was with the bandicoots at first. You may remember in previous Crash Bandicoot games, a cute, white little polar bear sitting outside or inside their home, but when Crash, Coco, and Crunch were taken over to Velo's citadel, N. Trance got the cute little bear and brainwashed him to race for him. So now Polar is an enemy. Polar appeared in Crash Bandicoot 2, and Crash could ride him, although I have to say he didn't ride him enough. Polar can be unlocked by completing the Blue Gem Cup, although it's a pity he still can't race for you. As a small polar bear, Polar focuses on turning. Pura ----- Pura is Coco's pet tiger. Actually, Pura is a very small tiger, almost to the point of being a cat/kitten. Still, that doesn't take off from the fact that Pura is very cute. =) Pura was in Crash Bandicoot 3 and in Crash Team Racing, and he even appeared in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, in a cutscene or two. However, Pura met the same fate as Polar did, in being brainwashed by N. Trance. Anyway, Pura is mostly the same as Polar is, if any different at all. He turns well, but isn't really the fastest. Unlocking him is done with 50 consecutive boosts on the bandicoot team. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- THE YELLOW TEAM =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- N. Oxide --------- Nitrous Oxide is more of a newer character. He first appeared in Crash Team Racing, and he threatened to turn the whole world into a concrete parking lot and making everyone his slaves if they didn't race him and win. As you can see, he was pretty evil. However, he was beaten and returned in Crash Bash, only to be defeated there too. N. Oxide is furious that Crash always wins, and this time he demands pure victory. This time, he's brought along his servants Zam and Zem to outrace Crash. N. Oxide is very ugly and not really that great, since he deals on wheels. Oh wait, on acceleration. Not top speed or turning. Zam ---- Zam is one of N. Oxide's two pet lizards, who are both racing for N. Oxide. Zam is a new character to the Crash Bandicoot series and hasn't appeared in any others, and I can honestly say that I hope that Zam won't. Sure, Zam is better looking than Zem is, but just take one look at Zam and you'll say, "Ah, this is Yoshi, oh whoops, I mean ZAM." Zam does look a lot like Yoshi from the Mario series, yes. Anyway, there's not much to say about Zam. He's unlocked by beating the Purple Gem Cup, which is rather unrewarding, seeing as how hard the crystal challenges are. He focuses on turning. Zem ---- Zem is Zam's, errr... brother, although Zem is quite a bit different from Zam. While Zam looks like Yoshi from the Mario series, Zem looks like Velo. While racing, he was in first, and I saw his portrait to the left, I thought, "Wow, is that Velo there?" Another thing is that while Zam works upon turning, Zem focuses on going as fast as possible, although I don't personally find Zem as fast as, say, Tiny or N. Tropy. Zem is incredibly ugly, let me tell you that. So even after unlocking him from the Green Gem Cup (that's where you unlock him), I haven't used him more than once. Velo ----- Emperor Velo XXIII. His image first appears at the beginning of Crash Nitro Kart, as his face. Even as the "ruler of the galaxy" as he calls himself, Velo is quite ugly. His face is all green, and when he appears he's dressing in pink and gold. I don't know about you, but those three colors do not match at all, in my opinion. Anyway, Velo also claims to be the fastest in the galaxy. He is indeed quite fast, although he gets thwarted twice. ^_^ Also, Velo has a large secret revealed after you beat him for the second time. I won't spoil it here though, don't worry. +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- VI. WALKTHROUGH +++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++---+++--- Anyway, here at last is the guide for Crash Nitro Kart. This guide will list all of the shortcuts in each world that I know of, and it will guide you through the course as well as I can manage it. Also, this is my difficulty scale from 1 to 5 stars: * (1 star): Easy ** (2 stars): Fairly Easy *** (3 stars): Medium **** (4 stars): Fairly Hard ***** (5 stars): Extremely Difficult =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= TERRA =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ============================================================================== VIa. VOLCANO ISLAND ============================================================================== Difficulty Level: * Recommended Character: Crash/Cortex Volcano Island is a nice, sunny level. Your typical beautiful place to begin with. =) Anyway, collect the crates right in front of you and soon to the left, you will come to a small gap to go through, with a little hill right near it. You'll want to speed up by doing several boosts right before cutting through there. If you manage to do this, you can go really fast on that hill and jump all the way up to cliff above. Then that will give you a shortcut over to the bridge right ahead. Another tactic (although not recommended) would be to intentionally fall in the water, and then Aku Aku will place you on the cliff. Once you jump down to the bridge, drive forward to the beach. You will then find two ramps. The upper one will get you to two boxes, and the lower one (the one on the right) will jump you down to an X-box (no pun intended, and from now on I'll call them special weapon boxes). Keep in mind that the lower one is a bit harder to take, unless you're playing as Coco/N.Gin. It's average difficulty as Crash/Cortex though. Once you've done that, just drive over to the left and then go straightforward and you'll reach a speed pad to the right. It may be a good idea to do a few boosts here. After getting a little bit of speed on your wheels, drive as fast as you can to the left, and then you'll find a small ramp on the right, and a path to the left (below it). This is just like before, and really neither path is faster, even though the upper one has a speed pad on it. Also, there's a special weapon box at the end of it that you'll need to jump pretty high to get. Anyways, take whichever path you want. Keep in mind the upper one has a speed pad though. Once you've got that done, just drive forward from both of them, take a left, and you'll find yourself back at the beginning of the course. ============================================================================== VIb. JUNGLE BOOGIE ============================================================================== Difficulty Level: * Recommended Character: Crunch/Tiny This track could get a bit confusing at the first see, although it is really very easy to navigate and a pretty good course with two shortcuts. Get a good start at the beginning of the track, then immediately jump. Wait for the gauge on the right to turn red three times (yes, you'll need this much time and this much speed to do the shortcut), and then look over to the right. Don't jump down below to the water, just jump over to the ledge right above. This is the first shortcut. You may want to hug the wall on the right a little bit to