Crusin USA Driving FAQ v1.52
by Poln ( What's New v1.5 -Fixed minor Stuff for Iowa/Indiana -Other fixes -Added Radio Section -Added Ending -v1.52 -Fixed info about Redwood Forest ============================================================================== Hi there, I don't know how to title this...since I broke a lot of records in a couple of arcades, I had a tendency to get bored so I may share some of ways to get improve a bit. If this FAQ take so much critcism from it, then it will be asked for removal. The records broken is Fastest times. Of course, I did not broke every record around. I did Not list all the Avg. times or Fastest times in some stages. You may have to figure that out yourself. If you have a better explaination about the stage, or have better times, e-mail me. Avg times is usually people who play well and usually get within that time. My writing sucks in this one... If you can give me a better description of the race, techniques, etc. that would be great. +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |NOTICE: I will NOT post any fastest times if machine malfunctions (resets | |itself). [i.e. machine resets itself, then you choose the race, race it | |extremely fast (few cars, etc.) then get a faster time like 5-20 sec. faster| |than the usual fastest time]. It's an unfair advantage to others. | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ I know what to expect the fastest time in each of the 14 races in Crusin USA. Crusin World is little different. If you do stunts, it will take 1-2 seconds off per stunt performed. Harder stunts may take 2 or 3 seconds off the elapsed time when completed the race. Ex. New York 1:38:12. You did two stunts which takes a total of 2 sec. off the elapsed time (1+1) so your time would be 1:36:12. but this is another story. Just for your FYI. Note... If stunt setting is turned off.. don't attempt to do any stunts. It's not worth your time. Settings are my area..It costs 50 cents. Simulater costs $1.00 Nickel Arcades $0.10, and Free Play ones. Some are 2 player link. The senstivity in stearing vary. The default is 1-5 where 5 is most senstive. The default is 3. If you are in first place, you get to play again. Some arcades, set that you pay per play. If you are in 1st place, you cannot choose your car and/or choose what type of engine used. You are stuck for a while until you got 2nd, then you can choose again. (Similar to any Capcom game). After you press start, you can choose your race, you have ~10 seconds. to choose. Otherwise, it will choose the one that you highlighted. You can choose a stage that is not listed. 1+3 Indiana [Medium] Do this replaces Bev. Hills 1+2 Golden Gate Park [Easy] Do this replaces US 101 2+3 SF [Expert] Do this replaces Grand Canyon You cannot choose Washington can only race it if you choose SF to DC option and you go all the way... Next, you select your transmission either Automatic or Manual 4 Speed. This is self explanatory. Last, you select your car. Hold any view button to choose a different vehicle then the ones shown. You can drive a school bus, police car, jeep, or a regular vehicle. There are 3 Views. 1. Lo-Rider. This view is like when you are driving the car.. 2. Crisin' This view is like a car behind a car. 3. Sky-hi. This is a view like what you see from a helecopter's view. The Maximum speed for driving is about 147 MPH. When downhill about 150 MPH. Radio Under the start button, there is a Radio Button where you can change the music during the race. Below are types of music that you can choose if you don't like the default music for any reason. ROADKILL JAM DREDWOOD RIDE BLUEGRASS BOOGIE TUBLER SURF HOUSE SPECIAL I forget what the last one is... I'll get that to you later.. Taunting/Crash When a car comes towards are voices.. "We're going to Crash!" "Go for it" "Hurry it up!" Be careful the cars that swerve around from lane to lane.. You can get clipped and get into an accident. LET'S START THE RACE I'm telling you tips in a great race. Usually from the start until the first Checkpoint, (15-20 sec). You will see no oncoming traffic so you can use either lane (not in all cases). You have 75 seconds (default) to start. 20 seconds will be added as you go through the checkpoints. Golden Gate Park You will cross the Golden Gate Bridge as you begin the race. Try to be as smooth as possible especailly the turns (no smoking comming out). Until you see the Nintendo Sign, then you need to do a hard left towards the finsh. Try to stay on your side of the road. This may give you a feel for what's more to come. San Francisco When race begins, CPU cars always had a tendency of bunching up and hitting each other.. don't know why... Anyway.. try to avoid a pileup when starting this race. This is a 2 lane road w/ a four lane in the tunnel. I don't know why a tunnel is there. You see houses on either side of the road (victorian houses). If you hit any metal object (Mail Box, lamp post), it will slow you down. In real life, the tunnels in Bay area are The Broadway Tunnel, Geary Tunnel (Geary Expressway), Cadecut (misspelling) in Easy Bay through Berkley Hills. Bay bridge. Any others?? Avg. Time 1:40:xx Anyway...try not to stear hard. 2. As you get into the tunnel, try to minimize the hard stearing. And try to stay on the right side of the road. U.S. 101 Try to stay on the right side of the road if possible. 2) If you know that the turn is going to be smooth, use it. The last one is a hard right (try to stay in the right lane). Then you're on your way to finish the race. You will see jumps, etc. Towards the middle of the race, will see a Police Helecopter fly by..if you are currently in 1st place and he comes, it will be with you for a while before it leaves.. Avg Time: 1:48:xx Best time: 1:46:41 Redwood Forest [Expert] Nothing Available If you want to contribue, let me know. This is for Experts. For now, look at the FAQ by crusin12. This is a 2 lane road with lots of turns and trees. Mid-way through, it will be a four lane road. On the side, you will see a sand and palm trees. As you first start the race, you will go into Redwood forest. "You'll hear the lady say "Redwood." Towards the end, you will three hard lefts before you reach the finish line. Avg. time if you are good at it.. 1:45:xx Beverly Hills. This one is a toughie. The Level if Difficulty is medium, but I think that this is hard. There are several turns that you have to manuver. One of the turns is that you will need to do a hard right before you enter the tunnel. Try to stay on your side of the road if possible. If you accidently hit a palm tree (when you hit it, a coconut will fall from it.) or a metal object (ex. fire hydrant), your speed drops down towards zero so try to avoid those. There are landmarks in which they sometimes distract the "HOLLYWOOD" sign or houses ahead of you. Avg time: 1:38:xx Best time (NO BS): 1:35:07 LA Freeway [Easy] Similar to Golden Gate Park. Try to be as smooth as possible, even when passing. When you see the curve sign at the very end, you will need to do a hard left towards the finish line. Avg time: 1:50:xx Death Valley [Medium] This is a two lane road with a 4 lanes at the end. Try to pass all the cars before the first checkpoint. Always stay on the right side of the road if possible (except when passing) Please be careful when you pass. 2) There is NO oncoming traffic once you are on a 4 lane road so you can try to beat the other player (if you have a 2P link). Otherwise (in a 1P game, you need to beat the train before you cross the track. Otherwise, you are screwed. You'll hear the voice "Death Valley." You also see the elevation of Death Valley as well as the Speed Limit which is 65. (Don't worry about that sign). U.S. Congress approved the lifting of the 55 Speed Limit accross the USA and each state can have it's own rules on each speed limit.. Ex. in CAlif. Max speed limit is 70MPH in rural areas..Urben area vary from 50-60. Some at 65. In MT, NO speed limit.. as long as you follow the basic driving rules. (you need to set yourself the right speed for different conditions (night, wet weather, etc.) Sorry if this bore you out, this is just FYI. You will also see the green highway sign that says "Death Valley Elevation: below sea level." Avg Time: 1:39:xx or 1:40:xx Best time: 1:38:20 Grand Canyon [Expert] I don't think this is expert..Of course, there are a lot of turns. You don't need to steer very hard as you might think. Towards Mt. Rushmore, try to be smooth as possible, heck..I did 150 MPH in that turn as I head downhill...At the very may need to do a hard left to finish. This is one of those Southwestern look. I beleive that this is hard partly of the turns, but you'll like be in position 7 with other cars and al of the sudden, the cars are in a collision and you may by-pass it, or get involved in it. Avg time: 1:43:xx Arizona [Easy] This one has a couple of "S" curves that you have to manuever. And a few sharp turns (Not as sharp as Iowa or Indiana). When you see one, you go left, right. That's it. Best time (NO JOKE): 1:28:12.. Avg.. 1:32:xx You see caves in "S" curves. Iowa [Medium] and Indiana [Medium] Both of them are similar to each other. There are 2 lane roads throughout the course. Try to pass all the cars before you hit the toll booth. Here are the differences.. Iowa has 2 toll booths. If you screwed up on the 2nd toll booth, other cars will follow you and you are in trouble. There are animals in the middle of the road. Iowa has a deer, Indiana has a cow. Both of them are there at random. Try to stear clear of it. If you have to, you can go off road (on the left side to avoid the crash). There are telephone poles on the right side of the road, if you hit one of them, it will slow you down considerably towards 80-90 MPH. At times you will see a fly hit on your windshield or when birds fly by, they'll put bird waste on the windshield (just keep going). You get to see this if you choose View 1. But, (IOWA) if the deer is at the bridge and the oncoming car comes, you have NO choice but to go at it. Indiana has a hard turn, ahead. Don't turn and go hard all the time. Instead turn, let go, turn, let go til you are in the straightaway. If you hold the turn, you'll end up in the bushes or you may hit by an oncoming car. Stay on the right side of the road if possible at the end to avoid a last minute crash. Don't steer too hard unless absolutly neccessary or you know that you have to do it.. Stearing hard is when you turn the steering wheel as far as possible. Indiana does not have a bridge. You will do a final left turn for the finish. Best time: 1:38:05 Iowa Avg. 1:40:xx 1:28:83 Indiana Avg. 1:32:xx Chicago [Expert] This is one of the hardest races other than redwood forrest. I ususally choose it in a 2 player link. As you start the race, you will see an airplane fly by...indicates that you're near Chicago O'Hara Airport. Anyway...First, try to pass all the other cars before you are in the tunnel. (Before the tunnel on the right side, you see a car that got into an accident and caught on fire. If you hit that, mercy!) This is very important to pass all cars if you can... 2nd, once you are in the tunnel, don't stear too hard, if you do this, you will hit walls, pillers, etc. and it's a mess..Once you got into an accident, you are screwed for the rest of the game. Anyway...steer, but NOT too hard. In other words, try to maintain control of the car. At times, there is an accident in progress. Try to steer clear of it.. You will need a good grip on your car. Use IDPE process if needed (You should know this term if you took driving classes). After you are in the tunnel, you are under the bridge which is the "L" train. Same rules apply as in the tunnel. If you hit the medal part, you don't look that good. At times, the oncoming traffic will hit the pillar or swerve from one side or the other. That one is risky. Best time (NO JOKE): 1:37:12 Avg. 1:39:xx (If you did well) Appaliacha [Medium] This one has hills and sharp turns. try to stay on the right side of the road if possible. Before the first bump, get to the right side of the road, hit the bump, then try to stear right. You may have to go to the grass on the right to avoid a major disaster which is ending up through the bushes and that will cost you time. There are different turns, strightaways, etc. Avg time: 1:40:xx Washington DC [Unknown] {probably Medium/Expert} This is the last stage.. Only available in you choose SF to DC option and you went all the way. You see some landmarks as you drive through. There are 2 very hard turns (you do a hard right). I don't know what the best way to steer them. Then you go through the money tunnel, and one last hard right for the finsh.. My best time for this one: (NO JOKE) 1:22:65. Avg time: ?? 1:25:xx ?? Ending... When completing all 14 races from SF to DC, you'll see the president and his wife in a hot tub. You also see a cow, secret service agents, and other things. The wife looks very similar to Hillary Rodom Clinton, but the president doesn't look like Bill Clinton. End. Hope you like driving games. c. 1994-1998 by Poln. All rights reserved. You take take the information here, but give credit where credit is due. Don't stick your name claiming that this FAQ is yours. That's fu**** bullsh*t. 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