Activision Classics Enduro FAQ v1.00
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Activision Classics Enduro FAQ

by mike tru   Updated to v1.00 on
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|¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|   Saturday, January 24, 2004  |¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯|
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     Contents:

        I                      About this FAQ
       I I                     Version History
      I I I                    Game Basics
       I V                     Strategy
        V                      Racing Lineups
       V I                     Notes & Thanks


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|         I                       ABOUT THIS FAQ                             |
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I was looking through a bunch of my older games and was wondering to myself
why I didn't write any FAQs for these classics. So I decided to write a guide
for some of my favorites. That is why this guide is here today. I hope it can
help you out.

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|       I I                       VERSION HISTORY                            |
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Last Updated:      Saturday, January 24, 2004
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|      I I I                    GAME BASICS                                  |
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Objective:   In Enduro your goal is to get past a certain amount of cars in 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   the time span of one day, you have from sunrise to sunrise to 
             complete the task.

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C  O  N  T  R  O  L  S
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| Action Button |   Gas   | The action button is used as the gas of the car  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| the longer that you hold it down, the faster     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| that you will go. So be careful how long you are |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| holding it.                                      |
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|   Joystick    |  Steer  | The left and right directions on the joystick    |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| will determine which way your car is going to go |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Please tell me you could figure this out on your |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| own! It would be sad if you didn't - really sad. |
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M  O  D  E  S     O  F     P  L  A  Y
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One Player - Normal     This is the only mode of play. The game is only one 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     player. However, if you are able to complete the goal 
                        for total number of cars past, you will continue onto 
                        the next level where you must start over again.

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L   E   V   E   L   S
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Level One   This is the easiest level of the game. All you have to do is get
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   past a total of 200 cars and you will get past the level. The 
            traffic is, for the most part, easy to pass and you should have no 
            problem getting past this level.
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Level Two   The second level of the game steps up your total to 300 cars.
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   Which makes the game suprisingly more difficult, but still very 
            beatable. This is the first time you might need to worry about not 
            hitting cars in order to beat the level. After two or three tries 
            you should have this level down. The traffic actually seems to help 
            you more often than not. They tend to come in groups and stay on 
            one side of the raod.
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Level Three   This is where you will really need some skill to begin beating
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   levels. The total has been uped again to 400 cars and the traffic 
              has become much more of a hazard. You will really need your 
              instincts and a good reaction time to get past this level. You 
              will need to keep a fast pace for much of the race. 
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Level Four   Once again, this round is even harder than the last. In fact, I
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   have only beaten it a handfull of times. All I can really say is 
             good luck and just keep on trying.


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|      I V                      STRATEGY                                     |
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Don't Get Into Accidents!   The absolute worst thing that you can do in Enduro
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   is to get into a large amount of traffic accidents. 
                            Every time you get in an accident, not only do you 
                            slow down to a complete stop and have to pick up 
                            your speed all over again, but the previous four or 
                            five cars that you have passed will get by you, 
                            making the task even harder. Each crash will slow 
                            you down a good seven to ten seconds of race time, 
                            which is detrimental in the later levels.
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If You Must - Gaurdrail   When you are racing, there will be times when it is 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   inevitable that you are going to have to hit 
                          something. You are either going to have to hit a car, 
                          which sends you flying out of control and destroys 
                          your momentum, or you can hit the gaurdrail. The 
                          gaurdrail will slow you down quite a bit, but you 
                          still have full control over your car and it is 
                          extemely rare that anyone will be able to pass you. 
                          You will only loose three to five seconds off of your 
                          time. So if it comes down to the point where you must 
                          hit something, hit the gaurdrail.
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Find a Good Speed   The controls are set up in a way that if you hold down the 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   action button then your car will constantly accellerate. 
                    This means you can get your car going at a tremendous pace. 
                    However, the faster that you go, the less time that you 
                    will have to react and the less control you have over your 
                    car. This means that you wil not want to constantly hold 
                    down the action button because eventually you will get into 
                    really bad wrecks. Similarly, you do not want to go too 
                    slowly because you will not have enough speed to get past 
                    the other racers. The best thing to do, is find a pace that 
                    is good for you - one that is fast, that you must remain 
                    vigilant to get past cars, but you can still get past them. 
                    The pace is hard to find at first, but once you do - you 
                    can go through entire levels without ever worrying about 
                    your speed or hitting anything.

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Early Bird Gets the Worm   It is a good idea to get past as many cars earlier 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   in the level as possible. This is true for two 
                           reasons. One: During the middle of the race, it gets 
                           very dark and hard to see the cars and track in 
                           front of you. So you will probably have to slow down 
                           in order to do better. Two: Towards the end of the 
                           race, cars come in packs and you can get some good 
                           numbers racked up then, but generally it will never 
                           be enough, and every car you pass in the beginning 
                           gives you an extra buffer where you can make a 
                           mistake or slow down if needed. Ideally you will 
                           want to have the goal for cars beaten before dawn or 
                           during the sunrise hours.

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|        V                        RACING LINE-UP                             |
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|   You    |  Bottom of the screen | You are the main racer. You will always | 
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| be at the bottom of the screen. It is   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| your goal to get past all of the other  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| racers.                                 |
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| Not  You | Any where on the road | These are the cars that are not you.    |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| They are the old ladies who are going   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| for their slow drives. They are the     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| enemy. Your mission: Destroy them...    |
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|       V I                       NOTES AND THANKS                           |
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