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Page 2: Warnings
Warning: Please carefully read the consumer information and precautions
booklet included with this product before using your Nintendo(R) hardware
system, game pak or acessory. This booklet contains important safety information.
The official seal is your assurance that Nintendo has approved the quality
of this product. Always look for this seal when buying games and acessories
to ensure complete compatibility. All Nintendo products are licensed by
sale for use only with other authorized products bearing the Official
Nintendo Seal of Quality.
Page 3: Control Stick Function
When turning the power ON, don't move the control stick in any direction.
Doing so will result the current position to be set as neutral. This will
cause the control stick to work incorrectly. To fix this problem without
turning the power off, leave the control stick in its center position and
press L, R, and the start buttons.
Page 4: Picture of Rocket Racer and his car.
Page 5: Contents
Page 6: Game set-up
1. Ensure the N64(TM) Control deck is set up correctly, following the
instructions provided by the manufacturer.
2. Before inserting or removing the Game Pak ensure that the power
is swiched OFF.
3. Insert the Lego Racers Game Pak into the Control Deck.
4. If you have a Controller Pak, insert it now, before you turn the Control
Deck on. You can save your custom Racer data and game data to this Controller Pak.
5. Make sure your N64(TM) Controller(s) is plugged into the Control Deck.
6. Turn ON the Control Deck.
7. Pick a language. After the introduction sequence, you will see a screen
where you should pick a language. Use the Control Pad or the Control Stick
to move left of right to choose the laguage you want. Once you pick a
language it will be saved to the controller pak (if one is inserted), So
you won't have to choose it again.
8. Once you have choosen a language you will be taken to the Main Menu.
From here you can build a custom car or go straight to the racing.
Page 7: Quick Start
Do you want to start racing right away? Here is how to get going without delay.
1. Selet Single Race from the Main Menu.
2. Select the track that you want to race on. As you are just starting out,
you will have four tracks to choose from.
3. Select any racer you like. As you are starting out, you will have four
racers to choose from.
4. Now you are ready to race. On your mark, get set, go!
Page 8: Controls
Control Stick: Turn left and right.
A Button: Accelerate
B Button: Brake and reverse (hold button)
C (down) Button: Reverse camera view (hold button)
Z Button: Activate Power Up
R Button: Power Slide
C (right) Button: Toggle map/speedometer display
C (up) Button: Change camera view
Page 9: Playing the Game
Lego Racers is an action-packed racing game , filled with thrills, spills
and exciting challenges. You will be up against the all-time greatest LEGO
Racers, each one with a unique brand of clever driving skills and tricks to
outwit you. You will have to master lots of driving maneuvers, and find
out just when and how to use them. Then you can win races and become
a LEGO Racing champion yourself.
The Turbo Start is all about timing. Watch the 3-2-1 countdown. As soon
as the word GO comes up, hit the acceleration buttion. If you time it just
right, you can start the race at full speed!
Page 10: Playing the Game
You will probably be able to get through the earlier races without
learning to power slide. But if you want to beat the LEGO Champs on
the harder tracks, you will have to know how to power slide. So why
not think as the earlier races as your training ground and use them to
learn how to become a power sliding expert? Power slides are not very
hard to do. Just hold down the acceleration and power slide buttons at
the same time. Then turn left or right while still holding the buttons.
Power slides will let you make sharper turns at high speeds.
Super sliding is a bit more tricky. Hold down the accelerator, brake
and power slide buttons and turn left or right. This will make a very
tight turn. When you let go of either the brake or power slide button,
the car will zoom off in the direction you are facing. Super slides are
not easy, and you will really need to practice to get them right. You can
try them out on the test track until you become a super sliding ace.
(Find out how to get to the test track on page 25.)
Page 11: Playing the Game
If you want to be a winner, you will have to use power ups. Power ups
range from basic shields or projectiles to ultra-powerful enhancements
such as the awsome Guided Rockets or the mysterious Mummy's Curse.
You will need to know how to use them all. There are four basic
powerups: Projectile (red), Hazard (yellow), Shield (blue), and turbo (green).
To collect a power up, drive through one of the colored spinning bricks on
the track. To increase the level of a power up, you can collect power
plus bricks. Power plus bricks are the white bricks.
(Chart of power ups)
Page 12: Playing the Game
The race position indicator shows how well you are doing while you
are racing. If there are 6 Racers in the race, it will show your position
from 1st to 6th place.
The lap timer shows how long it has taken for you to go round one lap of
a race. Once you have completed the first lap, a new timer appears. This
shows your fastest lap time within the race.
Hot Tip: If you are not in 1st place at the end of a lap you will see a time
showing how many seconds behind the leader you are. E.g. -0:01:65 shows
that you are 1.65 seconds behind the race leader.
Page 13: Playing the Game
Power Up Icons
This display shows you what kind of power up you are carrying and how
many power plus bricks you have collected.
Speedometer/ Course Map: This display has three choices: The Speedometer
shows how fast your going. The Course Map shows a bird's eye view of the
whole track and where the other Racers are during the race. The Close-up
Map shows the track around you in more detail.
Press the toggle map/speedometer display button to choose the display
that you want or to turn them all off.
Story of the Circuit Race
Meet Rocket Racer- the greatest racing champion in all LEGOLAND(R).
But Rocket Racer has a problem. He's such a brilliant racer that no one
can beat him and now he's bored. So, to find a real challenge, Rocket has
decided to hunt down the best Racers in the history of LEGOLAND and set
up a truly awesome racing contest.
Page 14: Playing the Game
Rocket's friend, Veronica Voltage, is a top scientist and mechanical
genius. She has designed and built a fantastic LEGO(R) dimensional
warp machine to send her and Rocket all around LEGOLAND. They have
hunted high and low and even travelled through time to find to find the
best LEGO Racers for the ultimate racing challenge.
Now, in a thrilling test of driving skills and nerve, you can take on these
top LEGO Racers in a series of Circuit Races. And if you beat them all, you
will get the chance to compete in a race to end all races and go head-to-head
with Rocket Racer himself. The winner will be declared the Greatest LEGO
Racer of All Time! Are you ready to become that LEGO Racer?
A complete Curcuit Race is made up of four races on four different tracks.
Each race has three laps. After each race, you will be awarded points. The
better you do in each race, the more points you will get. Here are the points
for each position.
First 30 points Second 20 points Third 10 points
Fourth 3 points Fifth 2 points Sixth 1 point
To continue the Curcuit Race, you will need at least 10 points after the
first race, 20 points after the second race, and 30 points after the third
race. If you have fewer points at the end of each race, the Curcuit Race
will end and you will have to start the Curcuit again. To be the overall
winner of a Curcuit Race, you must finish the curcuit with the most points.
Page 15: Playing the Game
When you first start playing LEGO Racers, you will be able to race on
only the first curcuit and its four tracks. These early races are a bit
easier to help you to learn how to drive and use power ups. But once you
become an ace driver and are on of the top three Racers for a Curcuit Race,
the next curcuit will be unlocked. Winning First Place in Curcuit Races
also unlocks more character pieces and car sets for you to build with and race.
Note: The unlocked Curcuits will be saved to a Controller Pak if one is
inserted. If you do not have a Controller Pak, Curcuits can still be unlocked,
but the unlocked information will be lost when the Control Deck is turned off.
Page 16: Playing the Game
If you select Single Race from the Main Menu, you can race against five
LEGO champions on a single track. To get racing, choose a Racer and a
track. When you first start playing, only the tracks from the first curcuit
race will be unlocked for you to use. But as you unlock other curcuits the
tracks from those curcuits can be played as Single Races.
If you choose Versus Race from the Main Menu, you can go head-to-head
with a friend. In this type of race the only Racers on the track will be
yourself and your friend. The other Racing Champs will not take part.
Page 17: Playing the Game
Remember that you can only use the tracks you have unlocked. Now each
player must choose a Racer to play with. You can choose the same Racer
if you wish. Player One chooses first, then Player Two. Once player two
has choosen a racer, the race will begin.
When you play a Versus Race the screen is split in two halves. Player
One's view is the top half of the screen and Player Two's view is the
bottom half of the screen.
Note: To play a versus race you will need two game controllers attached
to your N64.
If you want to race against the clock, select Time Race. This will enter
into a race against the great Veronica Voltage. Her "ghost car" will
appear on the screen, so you will have something to chase, and eventually
beat. If you better Veronica's top time on every track, you will win the
pieces of her cool and powerful racing car to use in building your own car.
(Find out about building a car on page 21.)
Page 18: Playing the Game
You will be able to change different things such as sound effects and
music volume, and controller configuration on the Options screen. Choose:
-Game Options to change the number of opponents in a Single Race and the
number of laps in the Versus Race.
-Audio Options to change the volume of the sound effects and the music,
and to choose between stereo and mono sound.
-Player 1 and 2 controls to change which buttons are used to play the
game, highlight the action you want to change with the Control Stick,
press the A Button and then the button you want to replace it with.
-Pick Language to change the language shown. Use the Control Pad or
Control Stick to select the language you want to use. Select Options to
exit the screen. You will now see the language you have choosen.
-View Credits to find out who helped to make LEGO Racers.
Page 19: Customizing Your Racer
Q. What do I need if I want to race?
A. A LEGO Racer.
Q. What is a LEGO Racer?
A. A Racer is made up of three main parts: The driver, the driver's
license, and the car.
Q. So, How do I make a LEGO Racer?
A. Just go to the Build Menu and select the New Racer button.
You can create a new Racer when you start LEGO Racers. You must have
a Controller Pak to save your Racer data permanently. You can still create
Racers without a Controller Pak, but you will loose this information when
the Control Deck is turned off. You can create your car and your driver,
giving him or her a name you like. Choose New Racer to create your character.
This will take you to a menu where you can specify where to save your New
Racer data. You can choose from Controller Pak A-D or Continue without
Controller Pak. If you choose any of the controller Paks, your Racer will be
saved to the corresponding Controller Pak. If you choose Continue without
Controller Pak, the Racer data you create will only be stored until your
Control Deck is turned off. TO PERMANANTLY STORE A RACER YOU MUST
HAVE A CONTROLLER PAK. Once you have finished creating your Racer and
return to the Build Menu, you will see a note below the currently selected
Racer that shows what Controller Pak that the Racer Data is saved on. If
the Data is not saved to a Controller Pak it will display a "Not Saved" message.
Page 20: Customizing Your Racer
This will then take you to the Build Driver screen. You can change the hat
or hair, head, body, and legs of your driver. Using the Control Stick on your
controller, move up or down to highlight the "part" of your driver that you
want to change. Then by using the Control Stick move pieces left and right
to change them. Choose Mix to quickly build a driver for you. When you are
happy with your driver choose Make License.
Before you can drive you must get a License! To enter you driver's name,
highlight the text entry box using the Control Stick. To delete a letter
press the B button. To move to the next letter, press the A button. To
change a letter use the Control Stick. Finally, take your driver's photograph
by highlighting the Snapshot option using the Control Stick on the controller
and pressing the A button to change your drivers Snapshot. Now it's time to
build your driver a car. Choose Build Car by highlighting the option using the
Control Stick and pressing the A button.
Page 21: Customizing Your Racer
First, choose your chassis, the starting point for all cars. To choose a
chassis, highlight the arrows and icon just above the view area by moving
the Control Stick. Move left and right using the Control Stick to choose a
chassis. Press the A button to select the chassis. You now have three
options: Quick Build, Remove Bricks, or Build.
Quick Build will quickly build a car to fit the chassis you have chosen.
Each time you click on Quick Build it will create a brand new car for you.
You can select this speedy option if you want to spend more time racing
than car building.
Remove Bricks will take all the bricks off the chassis. If you have started
to build a car, you will need to do this before you can choose a new chassis.
If you have choosen a Quick Build car you can choose a new chassis at any time.
Build will let you create a unique, custom-built car. It will take you into
an area where you can design a car to suit you own driving style.
Page 22: Customizing Your Racer
Choosing a car set
You can select different LEGO bricks to build your car. Use the Directional
Pad (DPAD) to select a car set. Each car set contains a different group of LEGO bricks.
Using the LEGO Brick Selector
You can use the LEGO Brick Selector to choose a LEGO Brick to put on the
chassis. Use the L and R Buttons to select an element from the car set.
The LEGO Brick in the middle of the selector will be the currently selected
one. This LEGO Brick will be above your car in the view screen.
Note: You can use Bricks from different car sets to build the ultimate race car.
Change camera view
You can change the camera to look at your car from different angles. Use
the C buttons on your Controller to change the view angle.
Rotate LEGO Brick
You can rotate the LEGO Brick you have chosen. Use this to get the LEGO
Brick in the right position before placing it on your car. Rotate the currently
selected piece by pressing the Z Button on your controller.Move piece
You can move the LEGO Brick into the position you want above the car by
using the Control Stick on your controller.
Page 23: Customizing Your Racer
Drop LEGO Brick
You can drop the LEGO Brick you have choseninto the car using the A
Button. A "ghost" image of the brick will drop into place if it will fit
on the car. If the Lego Brick won't fit, the ghost image will not drop
down and red squares will appear. The red squares show where the brick
cannot be connected. If the LEGO Brick won't fit, you can try doing the
-Rotate the brick or move it to make a successful connection.
-Change the view of your car so that you can see where the brick will connect.
-Look carefully at the brick. Just like real LEGO(R) Bricks, some have
unique conecting shapes. This could mean that you can't place other bricks
on top of them, or they can only fit in certain places.
If you are still having trouble placing a LEGO Brick, it's possible that the
brick you have chosen is too big for the place you want to put it, or your
car might have reached its length, width, or height limit.
You can Undo the last brick that you placed on the car by pressing the B
Button. You can use this control repeadedly to remove as many bricks
as you want.
When you have finished creating your car, just press START to leave
the build area.
Page 24: Customizing Your Racer
Quick Reference for Car Building
This is a short list of the buttons you can use in the build area.
Directional Pad Change currently selected car set
L and R Change currently selected LEGO Brick
C buttons Change camera view
Z button Rotate Piece
Control Stick Move Piece
A button Drop piece
B button Undo
START Exit build screen
Building and Car Performance
The way you build your car will have some effect on how well it races.
The way your car is built will effect two things: weight and balance.
Changing the weight and balance of a car can make it perform in different
ways. You can ignore these effects and simply build the most amazing and
incredible car you can think of, or you could go for the best of both worlds- a
cool-looking car that handles well. It's you choice. There is no right or
wrong way to build a car. It all depends on your driving style.
The balance of the car depends on where you place the bricks on the chassis.
A stable car will have LEGO bricks spread evenly over the chassis. Building
a car with a large number of bricks to one side of the car will make the
car unbalanced and effect the steering.
Page 25: Customizing your Racer
The weight of the car depends on the chassis and the number of bricks
you put on the chassis. Different chassis weigh different amounts and
some bricks weigh more than others. Heavier cars have a better top speed
and are easier to steer, but will take longer to reach their top speed.
Lighter cars have a lower top speed and will not turn as easily, but will
accelerate more quickly.
If you want to try out your new car, take it for a drive on the test track.
Select Test Drive from the Build Menu. You will be able to drive on the
concrete track for high speed tests or on the off road track to find out
how your car handles on rougher driving surfaces. When you've had enough
drive to to blue exit door, wand you will be taken back to the Build Menu.
HOT TIP: If you have just created your first Racer, it will be the only
one to choose from when you come to do a test drive. But later, when
you have created more Racers, you will have to make sure that you
choose the car you have been working on and want to test.
Page 26: Customizing your Racer
Unlocking Car Sets and Characters
When you start using LEGO Racers, you will have a choice of four basic
car sets: General Bricks, Race Bricks, Space Bricks and Castle Bricks.
As you become a better driver and start unlocking Circuit Races, you
will also unlock more car sets and character sets to choose from. The
LEGO Bricks from different car sets can be contained onto one chassis
in Build Mode, so the more car sets you win, the more variations you
will be able to build.
NOTE: The unlocked Car sets will be saved to Controller Pack A if it is
inserted. If you do not have a Controller Pak, car sets can still be unlocked,
but the unlocked information will be lost when the Control Deck is turned off.
Saving Your Racer
Your new Racer will be saved automatically if a Controller Pak is present
once you have finished creating or editing it. The character, car
configuration and driver's license information will all be stored for you
to use again. You can also make a copy of your Racer by selecting Copy
Racer from the Build Menu. This will create a second copy of the Racer
for you to edit.
Choose Delete Racer to permanently remove Racers you no longer want.
You will be asked if you really want to delete the Racer, so you can cancel
if you change you mind. You can only remove Racers you have created yourself.
Once you have removed a Racer, it cannot be recovered.
Page 27: Racing Tips
1. Try to get really good at the easier races first. Then practice power
sliding to get ready for tackling tougher opponents and tracks.
2. Use the test track to try out your car before racing in a real race.
3. If you have trouble beating the LEGO Racer Champs, you may need to
get hold of Veronica Voltage's car set. But how do you do that?
HOT TIP: It's all in timing. See Time Race on page 17 if you can't remember.
4. There are shortcuts on most tracks that may help you to get the edge.
Find out where these are so you can use them often.
HOT TIP: Some of the shortcuts are triggered by power ups.
5. Different power ups have different effects. Make sure you learn all
the types and the effects they have on you and your opponents.
6. Although collecting power plus bricks will give you the most powerful
power up, this is not always the best strategy. Try to learn how each
Champ uses power ups and think of a strategy to beat them.
HOT TIP: Captain Redbeard likes to use the cannonball so try to use the
shields to beat him.
Page 28: Building Tips
1. If you are having trouble placing bricks on your car, try moving the camera
around. You can move the camera to a top down view. This should show you
exactly where the brick will connect.
2. Different chassis have different handling abilities. Experiment to find
one that suits your driving style.
3. Always try out a new car on the test track. This will allow you to make
sure that it feels right before you start to race.
4. Try to keep the car balanced when building. Don't put all the bricks in one
corner of the car. This will make it lop-sided and awkward to drive.
5. To get a really good looking car, try combining different LEGO bricks
from each of the car sets.
Page 29: Credits
Page 30: Technical Support
Page 31: Epilepsy Warning