Need for Speed Underground 2 Hints for PlayStation 2
When you're losing on a URL at the start,catch up with the person in front of you then,draft them(Get about 500 or over)and you'll fly past em,all o' them!!!
Keep one car for show, and every time you get a new ride forget the visuals and only upgrade performance.
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Early in the game; You have your first car pimped out, but you now have access to something quicker so you get it. Instead of wasting "bank" on upgrading the "star rating" on your new car just forget about it and only upgrade the performance.
Now with your first car forget about the performance and only work on getting the "star rating" up there, this way you will save lots of money! BUT...
Remember to switch to the appropriate car when necessary; for eg. when you enter a race use the new car, and when you go to a DVD or Magazine photo-shoot use the pimped one as they will give you more cash.
Also every time you unlock new visual parts be sure to get your "show" car out and upgrade it straight away as increasing your "star rating" is required to progress through the game.
This should help you alot until you progress more and start making some serious numbers. ;D
If you have lv.3 performance in your career car or if your car is the nissan240sx and then put lv.3 performance into the car.And if you are on a straight road,go up to an outrun racer p.i.t. manuever them and quickly press the up button and keep holding down x nand the nitro button and you'll have beat an outrun racer in 3 second!!!!!!!
Im happy.Aren't you?? :D
Some poeple think the best car is the mazda miata but THEY ARE ALL WRONG!!!!!!!!!If you choose the nissan240sx.Trust it will work.if you have all lv.3 performance put them all into the car and the accelaration and top speed will go to the end of the line.Also here is how to get ten starb rating on your car(works on any car).First choose your car.Then put these parts on to your car(must be in stage 5 and have the carbon fiber spoiler phoenix and wide body kit armageddon):
CARBON FIBER BODY PARTS
carbon fiber spoiler:phoenix
carbon fiber roof scoop:twister dual
carbon fiber side mirror:renegade
carbon fiber trunk
carbon fiber body body kit
underglow neon:gold pulse
engine neon:gold pulse
trunk neon:gold pulse
window tint:dark pearl gold
nitrous purge:type 3 green&gold
trunk layout:custom layout
trunk surface 1:crossover small
trunk surface 2:crossover small
trunk surface 3:clarion sub-12 inch
trunk surface 4:clarion sub-12 inch
trunk surface 5:crossover large
base paint:pearlscent/2nd row,3rd color
rims:2nd row,4th color
brakes:1st row,5th color
engine accents:2nd row,4th color
muffler tip:2nd row,4th color
(carrer mode only unless you have all of these parts)
Finally check the accelaration and top speed and make sure they are at the end of the line and also check the visual star rating and make sure it is at 10.
Aren't you happy?? :D
If you are new to this game you will find yourself in tche airport and look at both sides of the car park(look at both sides)and you will find a cash thingy and drive towards it and you will have got 20 bank.
When you are in a tight spot in a race don't be afraid to hit the nitrous with everything you've got to put you in first place.
Have you ever seen people do wheelies in this game? And all the tutorials are on computer? Well, I put alot of work into and learned to do it on console. This requires:
Level 3 Hydraulics
Cars to use:
Ford Mustang GT
Mazda Miata MX-5
Only these cars can do wheelies.
Here's the trick now, make sure you are at 0 MP/H. Tap the left analog stick up simultaneously along with tapping R1 the same way, after about 5 seconds, stop. Your cars front should be bouncing automatically, hold the Handbrake to prevent moving forward, and when your car is about to go up, punch the gas and nitrous, your car will pull up, and if done right your car can go atleast 4 seconds in a wheelie. 7 with manual transmission. This takes a little practice to get good at it.
Hoods - 4 Outrun wins
Performance Upgrade(Engine, Transmission, Tires) - 3 Outrun wins
Rims - 6 Outrun wins
Spoilers - 4 Outrun wins
Vinyls - 6 Outrun wins
Performance Upgrade(ECU, Turbo, Brakes) - 9 Outrun wins
Performance Upgrade(Weight Reduction, Suspension) - 6 Outrun Wins
Wide Body Kits - 11 Outrun wins
The best drift car is the Volkswagen Golf. The world record single drift for this car is 3.3 Million points. For tuning information I would check the web for the perfect tunings that can be set at the Dyno Track.
Putting suspension on your car can give you the edge in Street X races.
Before you do an outrun race, do a California Stop(when you run into the back right side of the car)and press up.Use as much nitro as you can until you win.Doing the California Stop will cause you opponent to spin out making it harder for them to win.
On Drift Modes take as long as you like drifting because when all the racers are at the finish line and not you it gives you a chance to rack up points.
If you wanna win an easy outrun,drive to someone on the highway on the right and push the back left side of the car until itspins out and press the up button to join the outrun and use ALL your nos.This works because while your opponents car spins,you will gain speed because highways gain the most speed because you'll go real fast!
Ok. To all you people who say make a car look cool, you don't have to. Just stick with what you have. If you have awsome performance, it makes up for looks.
Now for the money.
My way of making money is to get on the highway. I start cruising at around 20 below my max, which is 157mph. I then keep going around the highway without getting off until I find a tuner. I use NOS to boost and I hit the tuner in the bumper HARD! Then at the last second when I can challenge, I take it. Then I zoom off. When you win, you can continue and get money and upgrades.
My quickest outrun race was 3.2 seconds. For some odd reason the tuner did doughnuts and my car went 200 mph(!?!?!?).
When doing my way of money, sometimes when you zoom off the tuner takes the lead somehow and he goes the other way. Some wierd things happen in outruns.
When you start out, get the Pudegout(spelling). It is very good in top speed.
Try getting the view in the best position viewing the trunk.
Start driving around. Your bound to run in to a person in a pimped out ride. When you do(if you do) go infront of him just & stop drive control. Maybe use nos during it
After that find the best view of front end, then take the photo
This is better with a normal car
Another way: open up your hood, Doors & your trunk. Then get out of showoff & go into drive control. Quickly use nitrous purge & get out of it. You can haveany view you like. After that just take the photo
This is better with an SUV
Basically any car can win a race like that if you have killer suspension.
When you do this, make sure to be on the big interstate. (Highway) First, you get behind your rival and start the outrun. You know when you're driving down the highway, there are those safety blocks seperating the lanes going in the opposite direction. Wait until the safety blocks end, and then quickly switch lanes right before they start again so your opponent will be confused and stop and turn around, and within that time you will win. Make sure your rival is less than 250 feet away when you switch lanes.
The best starting car by way is the Purgeot (sorry about spelling) 106
The downsid is that it sucks at Drag!
PS What is the best car in the Game??
Ok, to get the fastest car get that stupid mazda miata that you would call it...
And tune it, it's stats for acceleration top speed and handling all most at the end of the line! and when u tune it at body shop it looks really rad!!!!!!!
You will be unstoppable if you tune you car with all unique parts.