FAQ by kirbyparufo
Wacky Races: Crash & Dash on SuperCheats.com
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Wacky Races: Crash & Dash (DS) FAQ Final Version
By kirbyparufo 
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1. Introduction
2. Updates
3. Controls
4. Basics
5. Racers & Power-ups
6. Track List
7. Dick Dastardly's Traps
8. Unlockables
9. Contact

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1.	Introduction
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This is a FAQ for the DS game Wacky Races: Crash & Dash. This FAQ 
covers every aspect of the game. Due to the nature of the game, I 
cannot provide detailed instructions on how to race on each track.

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2.	Updates
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Version 1- FAQ completed.

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3.	Controls
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Here are the controls for Wacky Races: Crash & Dash. Please note that
the controls for the traps set by Dick Dastardly are listed in their
respective sections. The controls for each racer's Way-Out Wacky Power
are discussed within their own sections.

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Menu Controls
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A Button - Select.

B Button - Back/Return to game (from pause menu).

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In-Game Controls
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Hold and move Stylus - Accelerate in the selected direction.

Rapidly move Stylus and blow into the DS Microphone - Accelerate during
                                                      the Mad Dash.

Left - Activate left power-up.

Right - Activate right power-up.

Start Button - Pause

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4.	Basics
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How to play the game, all rolled into one section.

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4.1	Screen Layout
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In the top-left corner of the top screen is the information for your 
racer. The big bar next to the portrait of your racer(s) is your damage
meter. Every time you crash into an object or get hit by another 
racer's special power, the bar will fill up. Once it is full, your car
will break and you must put it back together (there are four pieces) on
a special screen before you can resume the race.

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4.2	Basic Racing
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To collect a power-up, run over a Widget. There are four types of
Widgets that represent the four types of power-ups.

Airborne - A "W" with wings in a black Widget.

Boost- A "W" with speed lines coming out from behind it in a green 
       Widget.

Attack- A "W" in a bomb in a red Widget.

Way-Out Wacky Power- An orange "W" in a yellow and purple background.

A set number of times in a race, A picture of Dick Dastardly and 
Muttley will appear on the screen. After crossing a nearby red/pink
line, a trap will start.

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5.	Racers & Power-ups
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There are three types of power-ups in the game:

Airborne - Power-ups that allow your racer to become airborne. While 
           your racer is airborne, your car is basically in an 
           autopilot mode and controls itself.

Attack - Power-ups that can cause other racers to breakdown. These
         usually cause your racer to speed up slightly.

Boost - Power-ups that boost the speed of your racer.

Way-Out Wacky power-ups - Covered in each racer's section. There are
                          only two types of Way-Out Wacky Power-ups:
                          "Poke" and "Draw", which are named after the
                          types of actions they require. 

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5.1	The Slag Brothers in the Boulder Mobile- Car #1
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 4/5
Grip: 3/3
Weight: 3/5
Strength: 2/4

Pros:

Great power-ups in general.
Small target.

Cons:

None in particular.

Power-ups:

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Dual Club Power
***************

Type: Boost

Info: The Slag Brothers hit each other with their clubs for a quick
      speed boost. This lasts a while, and due to the Boulder Mobile's
      great grip, this isn't hard to control at all.

Rating: 9/10

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Pterodactyl Power
*****************

Type: Airborne

Info: Just a standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Rock and Roll Power
*******************

Type: Attack

Info: The Slag Brothers hop onto a giant boulder and ride ahead. This
      boulder damages opponents, is HUGE, and provides a slight speed
      boost. One of the best power-ups in the entire game.

Rating: 9/10

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Way-Out Wacky Baseball Power
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Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and the Slag
          Brothers will launch a stone in that direction.

Info: A traditional DRAWing Way-Out Wacky Power, though it's accuracy 
      seems bad. Not great by any means.

Rating: 5/10

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Opinion
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The Slag Brothers are the definition of average in this game. Rock and
Roll Power is one of the best attack power-ups in the game and Dual
Club Power is great too. The Slag Brothers weakness is Baseball Power,
which is the most important power of all.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

7.5/10

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5.2	The Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe- Car #2
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 4/5
Grip: 1/3
Weight: 4/5
Strength: 3/4

Pros:

Seems to perform well during the Mad Dash.
Dragon Flame Power works well with this car's stat distribution. 

Cons:

When this car is airborne (after a jump or bounce), it is SLOW.
Terrible Grip.

Power-ups:

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Dragon Power
************

Type: Airborne

Info: Just a standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Storm Power
***********

Type: Boost

Info: This thing kicks the Creepy Coupe into crazy high speeds, but on
      even the slightly hill you'll be bouncing and sliding all over 
      the place.

Rating: 7/10

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Dragon Flame Power
******************

Type: Attack

Info: Front-facing attack power-ups usually are outclassed by 
      backwards-facing attack power-ups, though the fact that you'll
      usually be in last place with the Creepy Coupe increases its 
      usefulness. This also slightly boosts the speed of the Creepy
      Coupe.

Rating: 8/10

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Way-Out Wacky Stormy Weather Power
**********************************

Controls: POKE the enemy racer you want to hit and a storm cloud behind
          the Creepy Coupe will launch lightning in that direction.

Info: This Way-Out Wacky Power is great at hitting opponents directly
      behind or in front of you. However, enemy racers to your sides
      are very hard to hit with this.

Rating: 6/10

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Opinion
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If the Creepy Coupe had worse speed, it would probably be the worst car
in the game. Horrible stat distribution leads to a "bouncy" car which
cannot drive over bumpy surfaces without suffering a severe speed drop.
The power-ups in this thing are average, which is the only saving grace
here.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

3.5/10

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5.3	Professor Pat Pending in the Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car- Car #3
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 2/5
Grip: 2/3
Weight: 2/5
Strength: 2/4

Bio:

Pros:

Possibly has the best Way-Out Wacky power-up.
Better Speed and Grip than advertised.
About 50 times better than he is in the Wii version of this game.

Cons:

Not nearly fast enough to compete with some cars.

Power-ups:

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Spring Power
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Type: Boost

Info: The Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car reveals a giant spring underneath
      itself and hops ahead quickly. This controls quite well.

Rating: 9/10

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Blimp Power
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Type: Airborne

Info: A standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Shock Power
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Type: Attack

Info: The Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car pulls out a giant ray gun, and any
      racer directly in front of it in short range takes damage. Great
      for moving up to the lead, but horrible at maintaining it.

Rating: 7/10

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Way-Out Wacky Freeze Power
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Controls: POKE the enemy racer you want to hit and the Ring-A-Ding 
          Convert-A-Car will fire a freeze ray in that direction.

Info: Deadly accurate against cars directly in front of or behind the
      Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car, but struggles aiming sideways.

Rating: 9/10

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Opinion
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Despite the game giving this car horrible stats, it isn't half bad. The
power-ups are good, Way-Out Wacky Freeze Power is amazing, and (for 
anybody the has played the Wii version) overall the Ring-A-Ding 
Convert-A-Car is obviously better than it is in the Wii version of this
game.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

7/10

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5.4	Red Max in the Crimson Haybailer- Car #4
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 4/5
Grip: 3/3
Weight: 2/5
Strength: 2/4

Pros:

Controls well.

Cons:

Super Prop Power isn't good.

Power-ups:

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Extra Propeller Power
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Type: Boost

Info: The Crimson Haybailer speeds ahead. A generic speed boost helped
      by the fact that you won't go out of control thanks to the
      Crimson Haybailer's great grip.

Rating: 9/10

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Leap the Leap Power
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Type: Airborne

Info: Just a standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Super Prop Power
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Type: Attack

Info: The Crimson Haybailer's propeller grows large and speeds up the
      vehicle. This propeller damages other vehicles on contact, but
      has an incredibly short range and is useless while you are in 
      first.

Rating: 5/10

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Way-Out Wacky Bomb Power
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Controls: You don't control your racer while the power-up is active (he
          flies into the air). POKE the enemy racer you want to hit and 
          the Crimson Haybailer will drop a bomb in that direction.

Info: The only truly unique Way-Out Wacky power in the game. Good if
      you're skilled, but if you miss your targets you will end up 
      worse than you were before activating this.

Rating: 7/10

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Opinion
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There really isn't much to say here. Nothing stands out in this car,
except for the Way-Out Wacky Bomb Power, which isn't great. This car
does control and feel good, but that's about it.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

7.5/10

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5.5	Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat- Car #5
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 5/5
Grip: 3/3
Weight: 1/5
Strength: 2/4

Pros:

2nd fastest car in the game.
Great grip complements the great speed.
All of this car's power-ups dramatically increase its speed.

Cons:

Easily pushed around.
Outclassed in almost every way by Peter Perfect.

Power-ups:

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Hair Dryer Power
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Type: Boost

Info: A standard boost power-up that sends this car into
      lightning-fast speeds.

Rating: 10/10

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Vacuum Power
************

Type: Attack

Info: The Compact Pussycat "vacuums" any enemy racers in its line of
      fire. While the range stinks, there is a significant speed boost
      here.

Rating: 10/10

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Umbrella Power
**************

Type: Airborne

Info: A standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Way-Out Wacky Beauty Power
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Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and the Penelope
          Pitstop will launch a kiss in that direction.

Info: Odd, but average.

Rating: 7/10

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Opinion
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Aside from the Turbo Terrific, the second best car in the game by far.
Speed is everything in this game. Beginners who want a fast car should
start here and work their way up to the Turbo Terrific.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

9.5/10

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5.6	Sergeant Blast and Private Meekly in the Army Surplus 
        Special- Car #6
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 1/5
Grip: 3/3
Weight: 5/5
Strength: 4/4

Bio:

Pros:

Perfect Grip, Weight, and Strength.

Cons:

Slowest vehicle in a game where speed is everything.
Land Mine Power has issues.

Power-ups:

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Land Mine Power
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Type: Airborne

Info: Instead of staying in the air, you'll be bouncing on the ground
      with this. It stinks on courses filled with obstacles, curvy
      courses, and hilly courses, all of which make up 95% of the 
      game's track.

Rating: 2/10

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Bazooka Power
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Type: Boost

Info: An average boost power-up, but there is a big issue here: The
      Army Surplus Special is so slow that even with this activated, it
      can barely move faster than Peter Perfect when he is driving AT
      NORMAL SPEED. This controls well due to the Army Surplus 
      Special's horrid speed and amazing grip.

Rating: 10/10

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Bubblegum Gun Power
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Type: Attack

Info: This is a great power-up if you somehow end up in the lead, but 
      is useless if you're in last, which the Army Surplus Special
      usually is. This also slightly boosts the Army Surplus Special's
      (horrible) speed.

Rating: 8/10

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Way-Out Wacky Jet Blast Power
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Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and the Army
          Surplus Special will launch a round (of something) in that 
          direction.

Info: Nothing is special about this Way-Out Wacky power-up, aside from
      the fact that you'll go even slower than usual while using it.

Rating: 10/10

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Opinion
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Pure Garbage. By far the worst vehicle in the game due to the fact that
it is as slow as molasses in a game where speed is EVERYTHING.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

3/10

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5.7	The Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb- Car #7
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 2/5
Grip: 1/3
Weight: 4/5
Strength: 3/4

Bio:

Pros:

Good Attack power-up.
Good Way-Out Wacky power-up.

Cons:

Simply average.

Power-ups:

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Getaway Power
*************

Type: Boost.

Info: A standard boost power-up, though hitting a tiny bump in the road
      and floating in the air with this is annoying.

Rating: 7/10


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Lighten the Load Power
**********************

Type: Attack

Info: The Bulletproof Bomb spews items from its back, damaging racers
      behind it (either directly or near the side behind it). This is
      a great power-up for getting or maintaining the lead, and 
      slightly boosts speed.

Rating: 10/10


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Pogo Stick Power
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Type: Airborne
Info: A ground-based "airborne" power-up, that is great on bumpy 
      terrain.

Rating: 8/10

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Way-Out Wacky Re-Tire Power
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Controls: POKE the enemy racer you want to hit and the Ant Hill mob 
          will shoot at them.

Info: Can hit enemies in front or back of the Bulletproof Bomb well.
      Sideways enemies cannot be hit as easily.

Rating: 7/10

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Opinion
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Aside from Getaway Power, nothing stands out with the Ant Hill Mob and
the Bulletproof Bomb.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

7/10

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5.8	Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chuggabug- Car #8
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 3/5
Grip: 2/3
Weight: 2/5
Strength: 2/4

Pros:

Best overall set of power-ups.

Cons:

Not nearly fast enough to compete with some of the other cars.

Power-ups:

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Tiger Power
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Type: Airborne

Info: A standard (though nonsensical) airborne power-up. Unlike other
      ground-based airborne power-ups, this one doesn't struggle on
      hills.

Rating: 10/10

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Steam Storm Power
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Type: Attack

Info: By far the best attacking power-up. The boiler in the back of
      the Arkansas Chuggabug springs a leak and releases steam 
      backwards that damages other racers. If you are up front, the
      racers behind you will need to be a considerable distance away
      from you or they WILL breakdown. The only downside to this
      power-up is that it is useless if you are in the back of the
      race. This power-up also provides a significant speed boost.

Rating: 10/10

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Jet Power
**********

Type: Boost

Info: A standard Boost power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Way-Out Wacky Hot Coal Power
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Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and the Boiler 
          on the Arkansas Chuggabug will launch a coal in that 
          direction.

Info: A traditional DRAWing Way-Out Wacky power-up, though it's
      accuracy is higher than normal.

Rating: 9/10

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Opinion
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This would probably be the best car in the car if it had slightly
higher speed. As it stands, the best car without a 5/5 rating in speed.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

8.5/10

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5.9	Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific- Car #9
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 5/5
Grip: 3/3
Weight: 1/5
Strength: 1/4

Pros:

Longest car, giving it an advantage during the Mad Dash.
Fastest car in the game.
Great grip complements the great Speed.
Great power-ups.

Cons:

-The Turbo Terrific's length and speed means that you will crash out a
 LOT if you aren't experienced.

Power-ups:

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Triple Wheel Power
******************

Type: Boost

Info: The Turbo Terrific gains four extra wheels and speeds up so fast
      that even Penelope Pitstop using Hair Dryer Power can't keep up.
      Beware of incoming obstacles!

Rating: 10/10

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Burning Power
*************

Type: Attack

Info: The Turbo Terrific gains a fiery exhaust and speeds up. 
      Excellent for maintaining the Turbo Terrific's near-permanent
      residence as first place in a race.

Rating: 10/10

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Rocket Power
************

Type: Airborne

Info: Just a standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 10/10

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Way-Out Wacky Tripping Tire Power
*********************************

Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and the Turbo
          Terrific will launch a tire in that direction.

Info: In the amazing Turbo Terrific, this is easily the worst aspect.
      Average Way-Out Wacky power-up.

Rating: 8/10

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Opinion
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The best car in the game. Due to its high speed and big frame,
beginners should start training for this with the Compact Pussycat.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

10/10

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5.10	Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon- Car #10
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Machine Ratings:

Speed: 4/5
Grip: 1/3
Weight: 3/5
Strength: 3/4

Pros:

Good Speed.

Cons:

Terrible Grip.

Power-ups:

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Pulverized Overdrive Power
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Type: Attack

Info: The front wheels on the Buzzwagon grow large and damage other
      cars on contact. The range on this is bad, and it stinks if you
      are in first. It is good for jumping ahead, especially when you
      factor in the slight speed boost.

Rating: 7/10

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Ax Power
********

Type: Boost

Info: A standard boost power-up, though the low grip on the Buzzwagon
      can make things a bit... wild.

Rating: 8/10

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Hover Saw Power
***************

Type: Airborne

Info: Just a standard airborne power-up.

Rating: 8/10

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Way-Out Wacky Wayward Wagon Wheel Power
***************************************

Controls: DRAW towards the enemy racer you want to hit and Rufus 
          Ruffcut will launch one of the Buzzwagon's "tires" in that 
          direction.

Info: Average, but it makes you scratch your head when you think about
      the tires thrown in number to tires on the Buzzwagon itself.

Rating: 8/10

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Opinion
+++++++

An average car, aside from the awful grip, which provides for a...
unique experience.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Overall Rating
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

8/10

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5.11	Dick Dastardly and Muttley in the Mean Machine- Car #00
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Dick Dastardly and Muttley are NOT playable characters.

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5.12	Best to Worst List (Overall Stats for Racers/17)
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1. Boulder Mobile- 12
1. Creepy Coupe- 12
1. Army Surplus Special- 12
4. Crimson Haybailer- 11
4. Compact Pussycat- 11
4. Buzzwagon- 11
7. Bulletproof Bomb- 10
7. Turbo Terrific- 10
9. Arkansas Chuggabug- 9
10. Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car- 8

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5.13	Best to Worst List (My Personal Opinion, rating/10)
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1. Turbo Terrific- 10
2. Compact Pussycat- 9.5
3. Arkansas Chuggabug 8.5
4. Buzzwagon- 8
5. Boulder Mobile- 7.5
6. Crimson Haybailer- 7.5
7. Ring-A-Ding Convert-A-Car- 7
8. Bulletproof Bomb- 5
9. Creepy Coupe- 3.5
10. Army Surplus Special- 3

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6.	Track List
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Here are all of the tracks.

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6.1	Ring-A-Ding Rally
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1. See-Saw to Arkansas
2. The Dopey Dakota Derby
3. Traffic Jambalaya

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6.2	Crazy Cuckoo Rally
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1. Wacky Race to Ripsaw
2. Mish Mash Missouri Dash
3. Frigid Free-for-All

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6.3	Bingo Bananas Rally
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1. Ballpoint Penn. or Bust
2. The Great Cold Rush Race
3. The Baja-Ha-Ha Race

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6.4	Ding-Dong Bonkers Rally
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1. Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock
2. Free Wheeling to Wheeling
3. Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist

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6.5	Zappy Zonkers Rally
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1. Whizzin' to Washington
2. Oils Well That Ends Well
3. The Ski Resort Road Race

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6.6	Way-Out Wacky Rally
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1. Race to Racine
2. The Wrong Lumber Race
3. The Super Silly Swamp Sprint

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7.	Dick Dastardly's Traps
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This section lists all of the traps Dick Dastard sets up during races
and also provides information about them.

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7.1	Screw on the loose
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Directions:

Use stylus to tighten all the bolts. Rotate the bolt with a yellow 
arrow to the direction of the arrow.

Notes:

You always have to rotate the bolt right.

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7.2	Mechanical Mosquitoes
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Directions:

Use the stylus as a flyswat by tapping the mosquitoes. Don't let the
mosquitoes hit your car.

Notes:

Swat the exact location of a mosquito and you'll usually hit two at
once. Sways closer to your vehicle are quicker and usually only kill
one mosquito.

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7.3	Volley Bomb
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Directions:

Use stylus to drag the bombs aside before they blow up and damage your
tires.

Notes:

Some bombs don't need to be moved.

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7.4	Slow Motion Gas
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Directions:

Use stylus to cut the gas clouds in half. Don't let clouds hit your 
car.

Notes:

You can only cut clouds horizontally and vertically.

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7.5	Cliffhanger
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Directions:

Use the DS Stylus to draw a path from the start to the finish. Try not
to draw off the edge.

Notes:

None.

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7.6	Operation Roadblock
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Directions:

Use stylus to steer your car. Dodge the falling boulders.

Notes:

None.

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7.7	Wacky Tires
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Directions:

Use stylus to keep the hose steady on the moving valve. The pump will
automatically pump air.

Notes:

None.

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7.8	Connect the Dots
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Directions:

Use stylus to draw lines between the dots in numerical order.

Notes:

None.

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8.	Unlockables
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8.1	Crazy Mode
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To unlock Crazy mode, complete every Wacky Rally with the amount of
points required. Crazy Mode is nearly the same as the Normal Mode and
can be toggled on and off via the options menu.

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9.	Contact
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You can email me at kirbyparufo@hotmail.com with alternate strategies, 
major typos, or any general info you may have found. Please do not send 
hate mail.