Walkthrough by yeah_i_no999
Motor Storm: Arctic Edge on SuperCheats.com
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|   /                         MotorStorm: Arctic Edge                     \   |
|   \                                PSP / PS2                            /   |
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|   \                              Version 1.0                            /   |
|   /                                25/02/20                             \   |
|   \                   -----------------------------------               /   |
|   /                             Work done by TC                         \   |
|   \                       Email: aaron@themcevoys.net                   /   |
|   /                     Website: www.ourgamesourbond.com                \   |
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                i. Introduction                 [IN00]
               ii. Basics                       [BA00]
                    - Controls                        [BA01]
                    - Handling                        [BA02]
                    - Boosting                        [BA03]
                    - Tracks                          [BA04]
              iii. Emblems                      [EM00]
                    - Killzone                        [EM01]
                    - Little Big Planet               [EM02]
                    - Pursuit Force                   [EM03]
                    - WipeOut                         [EM04]
              iv. Special Thanks                [ST00]
               v. Anything Else                 [AE00]
 

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                              Introduction                               [IN00]
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Head to the Arctic Circle for an off-road racing rampage, where sub-zero 
hazards, unpredictable terrain, and reckless rivals ensure that no two laps are
ever the same. Racing just went crazy so throw on your thermals and get set for
a dose of pure MotorStorm adrenaline.

Arctic Edge offers the player some brand new options to try to give you the 
greatest MotorStorm experience possible, below are just a couple of them;

     - The brutal and reckless MotorStorm racing experience makes its debut on 
       the PSP and this time, it's tearing up Alaska.

     - Plough through 12 reversible, multi-route tracks with six classic 
       MotorStorm vehicles plus the brand new Snowmachine and Snowcat.

     - Customise your vehicle to outpace rivals in style.

 

MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is one of the most brutal off road racers available, 
and is exclusive to the PSP and PS2. This FAQ/Walkthrough was primarily written
on the PSP version and will cover the basics and the most challenging parts. 
Being a racing game this guide will generally stick to discussing how to find 
missing emblems and collectables. If you need any more help on getting through 
parts of this game, feel free to contact me via email or sign up on the website
listed where I will be available to help.


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  Controls                                                               [BA01]
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PS2 Version - Standard Configuration

 
Directional Pad       - Steer
Left Analog Stick     - Steer
Right Analog Stick    - Move Camera
X Button (X)          - Boost
Square Button ([])    - Horn/Taunt/Attack (Vehicle Dependant)
Triangle Button (/\)  - Change Camera Angle
Circle Button (O)     - Handbrake
L1 Button             - Brake/Reverse
L2 Button             - Brake/Reverse
R1 Button             - Accelerate
R2 Button             - Accelerate
Start Button          - Pause Game
Select Button         - Reset Vehicle to Track

 
PSP Version - Standard Configuration


Directional Pad       - Move Camera
Analog Stick          - Steer
X Button (X)          - Boost
Square Button ([])    - Horn/Taunt/Attack (Vehicle Dependant)
Triangle Button (/\)  - Change Camera Angle
Circle Button (O)     - Handbrake
L Button              - Brake/Reverse
R Button              - Accelerate
Start Button          - Pause Game
Select Button         - Reset Vehicle to Track

 

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  Handling                                                               [BA02]
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Generally, all of the vehicles will handle well. Each set of vehicles has a 
different skill level in the likes of handling, speed etc. These are true to 
some level but I wouldn't take them all as set in stone. What you will find 
whilst playing through the game is that some of vehicles will have 
significantly better handling and they aren't necessarily the ones which the 
stats say are better.

Gradient curves are the largest problem for the vehicles as, you'll have a 
tendency to ride too high up the curve and either fall off the track or flip 
upside down. This can be countered by entering the corners more slowly with an 
aim to accelerate out of them. But you will run the risk of being overtaken if 
you do decide to drop your speed significantly. Aside from this just watch out 
for sharp bends and you should be fine.


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  Boosting                                                               [BA03]
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The boost function in this game is integral to your success. It works on a bar 
function where, when the bar reaches the top, the vehicle overheats and 
explodes. Avoiding this requires a little bit of monitoring, but the benefits 
of the boost are superb. It'll allow you to catapult past people and outrun 
opponents to the finishing line. The boost bar refills itself by cooling down 
the engine. Cooling time can be decreased by driving through water and deep 
snow, but doing so will also result in a brief loss of speed. Once the bar 
reaches the top it will begin to beep. There are 14 beeps in total before the 
car explodes. Try to use all 14 as you'll gain at least two more vital seconds 
of boosting, which over the course of a three lap race can gain you valuable 
seconds.


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   Tracks                                                                [BA04]
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Every track in this game has two variations, forward and reverse. The tracks 
are identical in each direction except mirrored depending on direction. The 
terrains of the tracks vary greatly depending on location but generally its 
snow and rock.

The track listing is as follows;

- Anguta Glacier
- Ascension
- Eagle Falls
- Gold Rush
- Log Jam
- Mud Bowl
- Northern Face
- Snowgod Canyon
- The Chasm
- Vertigo
- Widow Maker
- Wolf Pack Mountain

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Emblems are the various logos imprinted upon the race tracks. They take the 
form of Killzone, Little Big Planet, WipeOut and Pursuit Force symbols/logos. 
These logo's can be found all over the game and can be collected in any game 
mode. The easiest mode to collect them in is Free Play under Wreckreation. In 
this mode, you’re not confined to having to try to win the race.

By collecting emblems you unlock additional sponsors, drivers and even a badge 
for collecting them all.

To collect an emblem you have to firstly find it and then pause the game and 
enter ''Photo Mode''. From here, aim the camera at the emblem and take the 
photo. You should receive a popup message saying that the emblem had been 
collected. If not repeat this process until you do. 


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  Killzone                                                               [EM01]
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Eagle Falls - Direction: Forward

Follow the track around until you reach a forced split in the road where you 
can either go through an ice cave looking area or go over a jump to the right 
of the cave, take the left route through the cave and out the other side and 
stick to the left most wall and follow this through to the next cave. Follow 
this until you see a gap in the roof and go just past this and turn around to 
see it on the wall above the gap in the cave.
 

Log Jam - Direction Forward

Follow the main road along, taking no side turns until you reach the first 
forced split in the road with the directional arrow signs saying that there is 
a split. This should look like a pillar supporting an inaccessible bridge above
it. Take the right hand path within the boundaries of the logs and the rock 
face and follow this along. Suspended at the end of this road is a load of logs
held by a crane. The emblem is on the side facing you.
 

The Chasm - Direction: Reverse

At the last section before the end of the lap, you have to choose either the 
high metal curve or the lower one. Either will do as after that point, you'll 
have to make your way to the right most path and go off the ramp. After going 
over that ramp, turn around to see the emblem on the cliff wall behind you.
 

Widow Maker - Direction: Forward

Follow the track round until you reach the first metal curved ramp.  As soon as
you get on to the metal part, turn around and you'll see the emblem on a wooden
 fence which runs alongside the drop next to the curve.


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|*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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|                    select the driver of choice)                             |
| - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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Little Big Planet                                                         [EM02]
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Anguta Glacier - Direction: Reverse

Drive through the first snow and ice section until you meet an area with 3 
possible directions, two which go around the outside, and are the left most 
path and the right most path, and one which goes down the centre on a lower 
level. Select the middle lower path and choose any route through there until 
the snow changes to rock and dirt. Then take the right path under the bridge 
and follow this all the way along until you see the next split in the road sign.
Take the right path which appears to go beneath the metal curve above, and 
then make your way as far to the right as possible beyond the large support 
coming from the floor. Look upwards whilst beneath the metal curve to see the 
emblem on the underside of it.
 

Ascension - Direction: Forward

Wait until you reach the hairpin corners which weave up the mountain. The last 
hairpin which takes you up the mountain has a wooden fence with a stand and 
billboard on it and it’ll be on your right hand side. On the left hand side of 
the billboard is a piece of fence with an emblem on it.


Gold Rush - Direction: Forward

At the first set of dual-paths you can take either one as they reach the same 
destination. When you approach the second split in the road you need to take 
the wooden raised path. The emblem can be found on the back of the second water
tower you drive parallel with. Go beyond the second water tower and look 
behind you to see it. 


Northern Face - Direction: Forward

After exiting the caves you’ll be on the snow curves. We are only interested in
the second leftward bending snow curve. You will be able to tell which curve 
this is as you briefly drive over a rocky section beforehand. When on the 
second snow curve you need to jump off a snowy ramp which is literally just 
before you make the turn. Instantly turn around to see the emblem a little way 
down the cliff side. 


Wolf Pack Mountain - Direction: Reverse

On the second to last corner, on a large curve, there is a statue of a wolf. On
the far side of the wolf, look on the front leg of the wolf there is the 
emblem.

 
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|*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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Pursuit Force                                                            [EM03]
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Anguta Glacier - Direction: Forward

Drive round the starting corner and take the left most jump next to the bridge.
Turn around after landing so you are facing the way you just came and drive 
alongside the ramp and the emblem is on the cliff in front of you.


Gold Rush - Direction: Reverse

Continue racing and when you reach the wooden curve which mounts the wall, then
head to the furthest right path coming off of it and enter the cave. On the 
other side of the cave on the raised level stop and look behind you to find the
emblem on the wall above the cave entrance.


Mud Bowl - Direction: Forward

Race towards the end of the track where the area is rocky, take the left path 
and there should be a large ramp which will go over an area of a snowy cliff. 
Whilst over that area access the camera and the emblem should be on the snow 
directly below you.


Northern Face - Direction: Reverse

Race around the track until you reach the section where you can re-enter the 
caves which you initially start in. Instead of entering the cave there is a 
ramp to the right. Follow the track round and fall off the ramp at the end of 
this and on the cliff face behind where you fell will be the emblem.


Snowgod Canyon - Direction: Forward

This one is quite far along the track, you'll see a split in the track quite 
near the end, and it has a very tall pillar in the centre of the split and 
looks like a totem pole. Atop the totem pole is the next emblem.

 
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|*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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| - Pursuit Force Driver (can be selected via the Garage menu > Driver and    |
|                         then select the driver of choice)                   |
| - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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  WipeOut                                                                [EM04]
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Log Jam - Direction: Reverse

To find this one you'll need to get towards the end of the track where there is
a small cave entrance coming off of the main path. This entrance leads upward 
to a small jump. After making the jump, immediately stop and turn around and 
the emblem is above the exit of the cave on the cliff face above.


Vertigo - Direction: Forward

Race as normal, and go through the curve with VERTIGO written on the floor. 
Instead of turning left to the jump at the end, continue forward and drop off 
the ledge. Then turn around and the emblem is on the wall you just came from.
 

Vertigo - Direction: Reverse

This emblem is located by the second dual route; you can either go left and go 
around the area, or go right and take the jump. Either route will do, as we are
interested in the crane over the top of this area as it has a palette or 
something similar hanging from it; we want to be beneath this as the emblem is 
on the bottom of.
 

Widow Maker - Direction: Reverse

This is relatively close to the beginning; basically drive round the track 
until you drive beneath the row of supporting beams coming from the ground 
(after the second corner).  Continue heading down the hill, staying on the right
 hand side of the hill rather than levelling off on to the left. As you go down
 the hill further along, there should be a small wooden fence on the left hand 
side wall and the emblem is on the wall behind the fence.


Wolf Pack Mountain - Direction: Forward

This one is right at the end of the track. To reach it, drive through the track
 taking any route up until you reach the large metal curve.  After this take 
the right path which leads up a hill. Follow this round until you see a metal 
ramp at the next split in the path. Go over the ramp and through the cave on 
the opposite side, and then follow the path round to the wooden hut with the 
path leading through it, on the opposite side of the hut, turn around to see 
the emblem above the exit of the hut.


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| - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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After finding each set of emblems you will unlock a badge.

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                                  Special Thanks                         [ST00]
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This guide could not have been produced without a certain set of people, so 
for everyone that had a role whether it was big or small, I’d like to say thank
you and give you a little spot here. 

- The guys at OurGamesOurBond.com who helped proof read and finalise this guide

- BigBig Studios who developed this fantastic game

- The guys at the official MotorStorm forums who helped me when I was stuck

- GameFAQ’s for providing such a great service

Thanks!
 
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I hope this guide to MotorStorm Arctic Edge has proven useful. If you do have 
any further queries about any part of the game feel free to send me an email or
contact me on the website listed below. I'll endeavour to keep making changes 
to this guide accordingly so that it is as clear and easy to follow as possible.
If you do see any mistakes please feel free to contact me.


Updates to come - I'll be sorting through pictures of the locations I have 
tried to describe to find emblems, to help guide you. I'll try to get links 
uploaded ASAP.


Email: aaron@themcevoys.net (Please subject as MotorStorm Arctic Edge - To 
                             avoid my spam box)

Website: www.ourgamesourbond.com (Username - "Topcat-Lonewolf")

 

Thanks once again.