Rad Racer 2
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Thank you for selecting "RAD RACER II," the exciting new game from SQUARE.
Please read this instruction booklet carefully to familiarize yourself with
the general play of the game, as well as the proper handling of your new game
pak. Then keep this instruction booklet handy to use as a reference guide.
1) Do not touch the game pak's terminal connectors. Keep them free of dust
2) Store your game pak at room temperature. Avoid extremely hot or cold
3) Do not clean with paint thinner, benzene, alcohol, or other such solvents.
4) Avoid subjecting your game pak to shock. Never attempt to open or
Nintendo recommends against using a rear projection television with your NES
as image retention on the screen may occur.
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Your success in your time trials has qualified you to race on eight of the
most exciting tracks ever, in a tour that will take you across the country.
Think you've got what it takes to meet these eight pulse-pounding challenges?
Or will your nerves turn to soup causing you to blow it on some nasty hairpin
curves, wiping out the most primo set oF wheels this side of Indy? Time to
find out. Start your engines!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How To Use The Controller 4
Special Turbo Boost Ignition 5
How To Play The Game 6
The Rad Racer II Dashboard 7
Description Of The Eight Courses 8
Music Selection And Driving Tips 12
Preview Direction Indicator 13
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HOW TO USE THE CONTROLLER
A button - Accelerate.
B button - Brake.
START button - Begins the game.
SELECT button - Chooses background music.
UP -Increases Turbo acceleration.
DOWN - Increases engine rotation for Turbo Boost Ignition from a standing
LEFT - Steers car to the left.
RIGHT - Steers car to the right.
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TURBO BOOST IGNITION ("POWER START")
From a stopped position (0 miles per hour), press DOWN on the Controller Pad.
The Turbo Boost Power Gauge on the bottom right of the dashboard will light
up starting from the bottom of the meter. When the light reaches the top of
the meter, press the A button to send your Rad Racer II into an immediate
"power start" at over 250 m.p.h.!
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HOW TO PLAY
Insert your Rad Racer II game pak into your Nintendo Entertainment System
control deck. Press the Power button on the NES control deck. The red light
should be lit. Press START on Controller #1.
At the beginning of each stage, a map of the course for that stage will be
displayed. Study it carefully. When you feel confident that you know it,
press START and be glad that your windshield keeps the bugs out of your
teeth! You're in for the ride of your life!
There are a total of eight different courses (or stages) with two checkpoints
for each stage. These two checkpoints lie between your starting position and
your goal. There is a time limit to reach each checkpoint.
If you reach your checkpoint with time remaining, those seconds will be added
to your time limit for reaching the next checkpoint. Your Countdown Timer is
located in the bottom center of your Rad Racer II dashboard. Remember: the
number of crashes isn't important (except that they slow you down). The
important thing to keep in mind is to make it to the checkpoint before your
time runs out.
If you wish to continue a stage and race the course again, during the "Course
Progress" screen (at the end of a race), press START to return to the Title
screen. At the Title screen, press A and start at the same time and you will
continue at the stage you were on. To return to the first stage, simply press
START at the Title screen.
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RAD RACER II DASHBOARD
Lap Time Counter - records the time from the starting point to each check
Tachometer - indicates the number of RPMs. The greater the RPMs, the greater
the Turbo effectiveness.
Preview Direction Indicator - indicates the direction of the approaching
Speedometer - RRII horsepower.
Trip Gauge - displays current progress on the course.
Countdown Timer - displays time remaining.
Turbo Boost Power Gauge - indicates engine rotation for the Turbo Boost
Ignition "power start!"
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STAGE 1 KEY WEST
It's a great day for racing. The lovely Florida coast with its crystal clear
azure sky reflecting in the cool tempting ocean is a rewarding sight for this
optimum visibility weather. The track is fairly challenging and resembles an
opened paper clip. The palm trees are beautiful alongside the road, but be
careful. They don't do much for a paint job.
STAGE 2 BIG APPLE
Driving in New York at night. Now this is what we call a challenge. Soak in
the awesome New York skyline, but watch out for the two major turns in the
track. The street lights that line the track provide ample visibility, but
you won't appreciate them as much if you go too far off course.
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STAGE 3 GETTYSBURG
That low overcast sky looks like it's trying to rain. But the weather adds
rather than detracts from the pleasant bluegrass landscape. However, the
peaceful view belies a nightmare course with more twisting, winding turns
than a deboned snake. This one is not for those who get car sick easily.
STAGE 4 MONUMENT VALLEY
They say dinosaurs once roamed this desert-baked landscape. Now the only
giants that call this barren plain home are the humongous rock formations
that tower in the distance. Their huge forms and craggy, etched faces cast
dark shadows, taking on a stark beauty in this dry, orange sunset. However,
the smaller boulders lining the road don't seem quite as nice when you hit
them at 200 plus m.p.h.
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STAGE 5 LAS VEGAS BLVD.
Like the famous roulette wheels, the combination of this whirling spiral
track and the neon skyline of the "City of Las Vegas" has a hypnotizing
effect. It's night driving again and it's easy to become "velocitized," so
stay alert. What's that? A spiral track is a sure thing, you say? Don't bet
STAGE 6 ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Baby, it's cold outside. The snow-capped Rockies in the distance can be seen
behind an icy fog and the white stuff has blanketed the surrounding ground as
well. This kind of weather is known for hazardous driving conditions and
traction is not good. Beware the snake-ripple curves near the end of the
course. Hope the heater works.
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STAGE 7 TWILIGHT CALIFORNIA
The purple haze of California at twilight. It's hard to beat a view like
this. The mountains are silhouetted against a breathtaking sky and it is easy
to be distracted. Statistics show that more driving accidents occur at this
time of day than any other, so the wise driver will proceed with caution.
Visibility is poor as is traction.
STAGE 8 BAY BRIDGE
With San Francisco on the horizon, your final goal is in sight. You only have
a limited time to get to that next checkpoint and you must keep your speed
up. However, if you hit the other drivers too hard, you will crash. Remember,
this is California. You may have left your heart in San Francisco, but the
rest of you will be spread out all over the road.
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MUSIC SELECTION FEATURE!
You may select from two different tunes to provide the background music for
your racing escapades. Or you may wish to race in silence, leaving all your
concentration for the road. To choose the mode of listening pleasure you
desire, simple press the SELECT button during the Course Map screen.
The choices are:
1. Gumball Crash
2. Coast to Coast
3. Sing Yourself (no music)
Try to stay in the middle during the straight stretches of track. During the
curves, try to keep to the inside lane. Anticipate where the curve will begin
and move to its inside lane. At this point, it may not yet be an "inside
lane." In fact, it may be the outside lane on the last part of the curve you
are currently on. Moving to this lane helps the Rad Racer II to take the next
curve without sliding off the track, losing speed, or crashing.
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PREVIEW DIRECTION INDICATOR
Try to keep a careful watch on the Preview Direction Indicator out of the
corner of your eye as you drive. The indicator arrow will tell you the
direction the track will take in the next few moments. This allows you to
determine the most advantageous position on the track and gives you an
opportunity to prepare for those knuckle whitening curves.
SPECIAL STAGE SELECT SECRET TIP!
This game pak contains a special "stage select" feature. At the Title screen,
press the B button one time less than the number of the stage on which you
wish to race. Then press LEFT, UP and START simultaneously. For example, if
you wish to race on Stage Five, at the Title screen press the B button four
times. Then, LEFT-UP-START simultaneously. If you want to go to a special
"Midnight Practice" version of that stage, press B button eight more times
before you press LEFT-UP-START.
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COMPLIANCE WITH FCC REGULATIONS
This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed
and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It
has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part
15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against
such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the use is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
Reorient the receiving antenna
Relocate the NES with respect to the receiver
Move the NES away from the receiver
Plug the NES into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the
following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
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