The Unofficial Need for Speed Most Wanted Guide by charizard777
Need for Speed Most Wanted on SuperCheats.com
NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
GUIDE for GAMEBOY ADVANCE


CONTENTS
∑	COPYRIGHT NOTICE
∑	VERSION INFO
∑	INTRODUCTION
∑	BASIC
∑	TYPES OF RACES
∑	CAREER MODE
∑	BLACKLIST
∑	CARS AVAILABLE
∑	UPGRADES
∑	END CREDITS

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Okay first things first, this is only a guide, not an in-depth walkthrough (who can make that for a racing game anyway?), and if you are looking for details such as race difficulty, how to beat a rival etc., well then, I donít think this will be of any use to you. Next, this is a walkthrough that has been made by me, Pramath Parijat aka charizard777, and I am in no way connected to EA, Blackbox or the NFS franchise except as a die-hard fan. This is my sole property that has been put up on this site with my permission and it may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for private or personal use. If you see this walkthrough/guide on any other site aside from Supercheats.com, e-mail me at charizard777@gmail.com and label your mail as NFSMW GBA Copyright. Selling it or using it commercially or putting it up on your site without my permission is an infringement of copyright and you shall be punished severely for it.

VERSION INFO
0.1: started this FAQ. Described all modes and listed all racers

0.5: for a long while, there have been no updates except for slight grammatical issues. Now, finally, I add all cars and their upgrades.

0.7: I added the Which is the Best Car? Section under Cars Available with a complete comparison of each model.

1.0: After receiving lots of e-mails, I wrote down this final version complete with the FAQ section. No more updates on my part though if anything is found to be completely misleading, it shall be edited and corrected.

INTRODUCTION
Some time during the end of last year, EA Blackbox released the new NFS game: Need for Speed Most Wanted on the PC, PS2, PSP, GBA, Xbox and the Gamecube. To put it simply, this game, after the much-awaited yet disappointing Underground 2, exceeded my expectations. On the PC (I donít know about others, I donít have them) this game is cool, snazzy and gives a mixture of the old Underground-Road Rash-GTA vibes. On the Gameboy Advance, on the other hand, this is the fourth NFS title, and they have done a decent job of it. The gameplay is good, graphics are good, sound could have been better, the career layout is fine but they have messed up the pursuit races. But thatís all later in the Guide. All in all, this is a nice game with decent gameplay that is absorbing enough to be played for a long time on your Gameboy.

BASICS
Well, NFS Most Wanted GBA is like any other NFS racing game on the Gameboy. The layout is simple enough: complete your career to reach the top of the blacklist.  The controls for NFSMW on GBA are:

A: Accelerates in race, Main selection button in Main Menu
B: Reverse in race, Cancel button in menu
Start: Opens up Menu
Select: Changes view in race
Direction Pad: Acts as steering in race, cycles through choices in menu
L and R: Used for braking {R}, {L} button is used for changing options of race in a quick race

TYPES OF RACES
In Most Wanted GBA, there are three types of races that can be played using the Quick Race option on the main menu, plus another called Toll Booth.

∑	CIRCUIT: The good old circuit races from the days of NFS II still survives, but with better tracks. Circuit Race is running around on a closed track for a specified number of laps and at the end of it all, trying to be the first to finish. This is a good mode for those who are fairly familiar with the game.

∑	POINT 2 POINT: A new name for the Sprint races of Underground and Underground 2. This is a race that originated from Porsche Unleashed. A fairly easy race mode and good for new players who are trying to familiarize themselves with the game.

∑	LAP KNOCKOUT:  This is the toughest of the quick races. There are a set number of opponents, minus one lap. Simply put, the race takes place on a circuit track. Supposing there are seven opponents, then there will be six laps. At the end of each lap, the one who is at last position gets knocked out of the race, so the pressure is really high. The aim is to be the only one surviving at the end of all the laps. This mode should be tried by those who are advanced players of the game.

∑	TOLL BOOTH: Now this is something new in an NFS game. There are a set number of Toll Booths (checkpoints) and a specific amount of time given to you, in which you have to reach the nearest Checkpoint. Each time you reach a Toll Booth, you will be given a new time in which you have to reach the next Toll Booth. Kind of like a solo race of Midtown Madness. Anyway, this is a fun mode that should be tried by all. And before you ask, the race ends when you have reached all the Toll Booths.

CAREER MODE
This is the ultimate, the one that is the reason for buying this not-so-great game. The Career of NFSMW GBA is a fifteen-chapter long mega game event that will see you rise from a lowly racer to the top ranks of the Blacklist. You start by buying a car. To see which is the best buy at each stage, see the Cars Available section. After that, you open Chapter One, where you have to beat Taz, Blacklist Rival# 15. But before that, you have to prove yourself to him by earning enough reputation by winning the three preliminary races given to you. Once you have enough rep and have won all three races, you can challenge Taz. Of course, in some cases, it may be possible for you to challenge your Blacklist Rival before winning all the races, but I would recommend you to finish all then and there: it saves time later, plus gives you plenty of points to buy upgrades or new cars. Once you have won all of the Blacklist races (not to mention the preliminaries) you will become the new Blacklist Champion, the Most Wanted racer ever in the world of NFS.

There are a few modes of racing here that are not in quick race. These are: Time Challenge (Multi), where you have to reach the finish line before your time runs out; Barricade, where you dodge the police obstacles and reach the finish line before your time runs out; Circuit/Sprint Knockout, where you have a series of races and the last one in each race is knocked out. The survivor at the end is the winner.

Once you have finished, congratulations! You are the new street-racing champ, at least, until the next NFS game comes out. Till then, itís goodbye from Career mode!

BLACKLIST
The Blacklist is actually two things: in the story of the game, it is the policeís most wanted list. Actually, it is the list of all the fifteen bosses in the game, who must be defeated in order to progress. The blacklist is:

15: TAZ- DIFFICULTY: Easy
               CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 300 Rep

14: ENDER- DIFFICULTY: Easy
                    CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 1200 Rep

13: NICK F- DIFFICULTY: Easy
                    CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 2100 Rep


12: BIG LOU- DIFFICULTY: Moderate
                      CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 3000 Rep

11: ZOň- DIFFICULTY: Moderate
               CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 3900 Rep

10: SOL- DIFFICULTY: Easy
               CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 5700 Rep

 9: IZZY- DIFFICULTY: Easy
              CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 8900 Rep

 8: BBB- DIFFICULTY: Hard
              CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 12100 Rep

 7: EARL- DIFFICULTY: Moderate
                CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 15300 Rep

 6: SASSY- DIFFICULTY: Moderate
           CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 18700 Rep

 5: WEBSTER- DIFFICULTY: Hard
                        CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 21900 Rep

 4: ORCA- DIFFICULTY: Moderate
                 CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 25000 Rep

 3: TERRY- DIFFICULTY: Hard
                   CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 28300 Rep

 2: MURFF- DIFFICULTY: Hard
                   CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 32500 Rep

 1: RAZOR- DIFFICULTY: Youíll be lucky if you can win this one!
                   CHALLENGE REQUIREMENT: 37000 Rep

CARS AVAILABLE
There are fifteen different cars available in the game, ranging from the Chevrolet Cobalt to the Ford Mustang, Audi TT to Porsche Carrera. The complete list of cars is:

Lexus IS300: 1000 Points
VW Golf GTI: 1000 Points
Chevrolet Cobalt SS: 1000 Points
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Mitsubishi Eclipse: 1500 Points
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro: 2500 Points*
Ford Mustang GT: 2500 Points*
Mazda RX-8: 2500 Points*
Subaru Impreza WRX STi: 3000 Points*
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Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION VIII: 3500 Points*
Lotus Elise: 5000 Points*
Chevrolet Corvette C6: 6000 Points*
Lamborghini Gallardo: 7000 Points*
Ford GT: 8000 Points*
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Porsche Carrera GT: 10000 Points*
BMW M3 GTR: ???**

* Cars marked with * need to be unlocked before they can be purchased

** Cars marked with ** may be won after the last race, I really donít know.

∑	Which is the Best Car to Buy?
BEGINNING: It might be wise to go for the Cobalt SS here, as itís the best handled as well as the fastest car. Donít go for the Lexus, whatever you do!

MIDDLE: Around Chapter Two, I think, it will be good to get your hands on Mitsubishi Eclipse, itís a car with speeds that make you dizzy and the handling is great too! Around Chapter Five, buy yourself an Audi TT or a Ford Mustang, both are good cars which will make the rival races seem easier than the preliminaries!

LATE: Around Chapter Seven, get your claws on either the Lamborghini or the Corvette, both cars that will prepare you for the final showdown.

END: Well, there is only one car to buy. Around Chapter Ten, buy the Porsche Carrera and finish off any racer who dares to threaten your rise to the top of the Blacklist with a snap!

UPGRADES
There are two types of upgrades: Performance and Visual.

∑	PERFORMANCE
ENGINE: SPEC 1
               SPEC 2
               SPEC 3
TURBO: SPEC 1
             SPEC 2
             SPEC 3
TRANSMISSION: SPEC 1
                           SPEC 2
                           SPEC 3
BRAKES: SPEC 1
               SPEC 2
               SPEC 3
CHASSIS: SPEC 1
                SPEC 2
                SPEC 3

∑	VISUAL
BODY KITS: SPEC 1
                    SPEC 2
                    SPEC 3
RIMS: Rim 1
          Rim 2
          Rim 3
          Rim 4
          Rim 5
          Rim 6
          Rim 7
          Rim 8
          Rim 9
PAINTS: Orange
              Yellow
              Green Yellow
              Turquoise
              Light Green
              Green
              Aqua Marine
              Boss Paint*
                      White
	              Silver
 	              Grey
	              Steel Grey
	              Black
	              Light Blue
	              Dark Blue
	              Steel Blue
	              Violet
	              Purple
	              Dark Red
	              Red
	              Crimson

* There is one Boss Paint for each car that has to be unlocked. Also, before you ask, Spec 3 is obviously the best, but also takes a lot of time to be unlocked.  

END CREDITS
This is the section where Iíll say everything I have to say. See, I know that my guide isnít detailed, thatís because ITíS A GUIDE, NOT A FREAKING WALKTHROUGH!!! This was specially for those idiots who mail me to say my ďwalkthroughĒ sucks, well, it cant, cause it isnít even a walkthrough! Sorry to all innocent readers, but I felt that this time, I have to get it over with. Now, if you have any doubt, then first, please make sure that you read the guide CAREFULLY. Most probably, your question will be answered in the guide. If it isnít, then e-mail me at charizard777@gmail.com and label your mail as ďNFSMW GBA FAQ QA.Ē It might take me some time to answer, but I will. And if anything is wrong in this guide, or if you have any suggestion for me to make it better, then e-mail me at the given id and label your mail as ďNFSMW GBA SUGGESTION.Ē Once more, I have to say, it might take me some time to answer your mails, but I will and in future editions of this guide, you will be acknowledged. Thatís all. And no sending me forwards, Spam or any mail more than once or Iíll block you.

CREDITS
Me, for wasting my precious time on helping all you gamers

My brother Shubhankar, for helping me out with the Blacklist and Cars/Upgrades

EA, for making the NFS franchise

Blackbox, for continuing EAís franchise and making such excellent additions to it and of course, for making this game

Nintendo, for making the Gameboy Advance, which is the best gaming platform out there.

***END WALKTHROUGH***