Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Hint: 360 powerslide:
This trick is tough to pull off and will require some practice
before using it in a race. Get to at least 80 mph. Press the Analog-stick
backwards at an angle in the direction that you want to turn,
so it is inverting your slide. As soon as you begin to turn, slam
and hold the brakes. Force the Analog-stick sequentially
around in an extreme circle. Release your brakes when you are
about 75% through your turn. Slam your accelerator, and power
yourself through the rest of the turn. At the end, it is recommended
that you bank the car for a moment, because you do not want the
it to fly out of control.
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Hint: Gold medal on Hot Pursuit event 1
(Lotus Elise Delivery):
After coming out of the first tunnel, drive up the big hill. You
will see the first cop on the side of the road. Drive the car
as if you are going to take the shortcut to the right of the cop
car, but steer left at the last moment and stay on the paved road.
The cop will take the short cut and lose sight of you for awhile.
After driving across the iron-work bridge and through the underpass,
another cop will be waiting on the left. Follow the fence line
on the right very closely and take the shortcut down the hill.
This will not only shave seconds off of your lap time, but will
help you to lose the cops.
Hint: Get the police off your tail:
If you have one or two police chasing you, swerve around things
such as incoming traffic, trees, poles, or any other immobilized
objects. The police may not see it and crash into it. This gives
you an advantage to lose them. If you are way ahead of the pack
and do not feel like having a police on your tail, if your radar
detector detects an incoming radar (or police), zoom on the road
in front of you. See where the police are parked, and slam into
the back of their car. It will be a hit and run, but the police
car will be dead. You will not even get a yellow star.
When you want to get rid of the cop chasing you at a close distance,
get just behind him so that your front tire is touching his back
tire. Then, turn your car slightly in the direction of the cop
car. The officer will get turned around and end up facing in the
wrong direction. This should give you enough time to get away.
If you are really lucky, he may hit the other racers and cause
a big accident.
If you are cornered, press Reset Car to start back on the
road and lose the cops.
Use the following trick to easily escape from police radar. When
you get close to a cop, stay on the correct side of the road and
drive 80 mph at the most.
Very lightly press R to go really slow when you see a cop,
then drive off when you are far enough away.
When you have a cop on your tail, wait for it to come to your
side. When it is trying to ram you from the side, brake as fast
as possible. The best area to do this is at Coastal Parkland.
The best car to use to make you crack up at the cop is the McLaren
F1 LM or the McLaren F1. If done correctly, you will see the cop
ram into the wall.
In Hot Pursuit mode, whenever a police cruiser attempts to push
you off the road try to push it towards the other side of the
road. Eventually the cruiser will spin out of control and crash.
If you are getting chased by the cops, let the cop get a bit ahead
of you and then do a California Stop to the officer. It should
spin him out and you should only swerve slightly. This will give
you plenty of time to get away from the cops. Note: A California
Stop is when you hit the back left/right wheel with your front
wheel. This will spin the car out.
When you reach a certain point in a police chase, the cops will
try to disable your vehicle using tire shredding spikes in roadblocks.
Listen to the police chatter on the radio. A unit will say what
side of the road the spikes are on when they are set. Then when
you reach that roadblock, smash through the barricade on the side
without spikes. If the unit does not specify what side the spikes
are on, then assume they are across the entire road. In this case
you will have to ram through one of the police cars on either
side of the strip to get past it safely, or go around the entire
roadblock if there is room or take an alternate route. If you
hit the strip, you will have no chance of getting away without
Drive close to traffic or through narrow spaces and near obstacles
while police pursue you. They will usually swerve back and forth
behind you, and there is a good chance they will blindly smash
into anything you drive close to. Most of the time if they hit
a wall, tree, or oncoming traffic at high speed, their car will
be totaled. This may also happen if they slide into guard rails
hard enough or too many times. Also, when coming up on a police
car, if you are far ahead of the other racers you can ram the
cop. If you are traveling fast enough and hit their side you can
total them, leaving you with less trouble to deal with later.
Note: Wrecked cruisers will call for a tow truck and re-spawn
on the track. Totaling them just helps to get them off your back
Hint: Get rid of police helicopters:
Find a dividing road. Shortcuts work perfectly. When the helicopter
is in front of you, it will follow the main road. It will not
switch roads after it is on one. Go on the other road, and the
helicopter will be gone.
Hint: Predict police actions:
Turn the "Speech" option on high in the "Audio"
screen when the police are on your tail, especially when police
may be present on the race course. Be aware that the police may
say something about roadblocks and where they are, as well as
what they may try to do to end your speeding frenzy.
To do this, you must wait for the police to choose the road block
button. If you are going over 100 mph, they will choose a spike
strip, but if you are going 100 mph or less, they will choose
a barricade. Note: This only works if they call for a road block.
If they call for a spike/barricade, then you cannot change that.
Hint: No police:
If you drive backwards on any track you will not see any police.
Hint: Easy arrests in be-the-cop mode:
Do not turn on your sirens right away. Sneak up on
them. When you are on them, turn on your sirens, spin them out,
turn around, and hit them head on. This will result in a one hit
bust every time.
When you are a cop, get into an area were you have some bit of
room to swerve. Next do a California stop of the car you are chasing.
This will make the car spin viciously out. Next, turn around as
fast as you can and hit the front of the car. This will total
the car and it will be a bust. Note: A California Stop is when
you hit the back left/right wheel with your front wheel. This
will spin the car out.
Hint: Get another racer stopped by the
When a car is being chased by the cops, get a short distance behind
it and do a California Stop to it. It will spin him out and most
of the time he will get stopped by the officer that is chasing
him. Note: A California Stop is when you hit the back left/right
wheel with your front wheel. This will spin the car out.
Hint: Easy points:
Select "Single Challenge" at the main menu. Set the
single challenge options for one player, cops on, one opponent
as an Elise, and traffic on or off. Select a track for eight laps.
Select a car. This will get you 600, 700, or 800 points per getaway,
100 points for leading a lap, and 2,000 points for first place.
In Hot Pursuit or Championship mode, it is possible to get a great
amount of points. When racing, get the minimum position needed
to proceed (for example, third, second, and first place). Race
and get third place. When you get third place and collect your
points, restart the race. Only this time, get second place. Collect
your points, restart the race, and get first place. You now have
the points of all three places and more than if you had just gotten
first place the first time.
Go to You're The Cop mode. When you start, put your sirens on
first then call for a roadblock. They will put out a spike strip.
All four speeders will run over them. You can then arrest them.
Immediately afterwards, you will get the points.
Hint: Easy wins in single event:
When you are directly next to someone in a race and
they are getting chased by a cop, if they are in front of you
slow down to where you are directly behind them on either the
left or the right. Slowly speed up to where the hood of your car
is on the side next to their trunk. Very quickly slam into their
car to make them spin out of control. If they are too slow, they
will be caught by the cop. After this happens, continue to do
this until you are the only one remaining.
Hint: Easy money:
Go to challenge mode, set the difficulty on advanced,
and use only one opponent and give him a M5. Then just choose
your car and a short track. Make sure to set it to one lap. By
doing this you will get either $2,100 or $1,500.
Race in a tournament eight laps eight races advanced. To get NFS
points, either hit a police car to be chased or drive by one and
do not get caught. Do not worry if you are in last place; your
goal is to get the points to buy faster cars or other tracks.
Go to "Single Challenge" and set the number of players
to "1". Then, turn on the cops, turn off the traffic,
set opponents to "1", and make the opponent an "Elise"
car. Choose a short track (Coastal Parkland recommended), and
make the race two laps. Race it with a fast car, such as the Ferrari
360 Spider. If you get in first place on both laps, win the race,
and outrun the police two or three times, you should get a total
of $3,500 to $4,200.
Start a single race in advanced mode vs. one opponent Start the
race with any car on any track Proceed with the race until police
chase your car. Quickly turn around and run back until you lose
the police. When you lose the cops turn, back again. Do this until
you get as many points as desired.
Hint: Easy Quota races:
To win the many Quota races do the following. When
you see the car you are chasing, do not put your sirens on immediately
because the car will try to escape. Wait until you are directly
behind him, then put your sirens on. By doing this you can catch
the car faster. This works 95% of the time.
Hint: Single player race with no opponents:
Select two players, and in the options menu, change
"Opponents" to "None". Back out and select
one player. Go race and there should be no opponents, allowing
easy wins and unlimited time to play on jumps.
Hint: Desert Heat: Big air:
Go to the shortcut by the gas station in two player
mode. You will see a lot of cactuses and trees. Go toward them
and jump up. Try to get stuck on the roof of the gas station.
If you get on the gas station's roof, stay there. You will still
be in the air. You can have the other player knock you off of
Hint: Ferrari 360 Challenge:
You must complete all events in Ultimate Racer and
World Championship modes. Complete Bonus Event 31 for both to
unlock Super Bonus Event 32. Either Event 32 in Ultimate Racer
or World Championship modes will unlock the same car. Complete
Event 32 successfully and the Ferrari 360 Challenge is yours.
Hint: Mercedes CLK-GTR: Recommended car
and track for unlocking:
Use the Lotus Elise on the National Forest track.
Hint: Slow opponents down:
All of your opponents can be scared. If your opponents
are directly besides you, suddenly steer towards them, as if you
were trying to ram their car off the road. They will panic and
veer away from your sudden move. If you are lucky, they may veer
away too much, thus causing them to crash into an object, slowing
them down. You can also do this to police that are on your tail.
Another way to slow down opponents is to get behind their car
and ram it 180 degrees from the bottom left or right of it. Note:
This can also be done to cops.
Hint: Race in single race without opponents:
Note: This trick requires two controllers. First, go
to World Racing with two players. Choose a car and race. When
race begins, exit. Go back into World Racing Challenge, then switch
the two players option to one player. Choose the same car that
appears. This is best done with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. It
is similar to free run, but you can win cars and get points.
Hint: Traffic pulls over for you:
Choose a cop car in challenge mode. In the race, turn
the sirens on. The cars will pull over.
Hint: Getting back on the road:
When you crash into a wall or tree and backing up is
too slow, just press Back to reset your car. Note: If you
have police chasing you or have any stars at all do not do this
because you will be busted.
Hint: License plate number:
Go into race or go to the showcase. In the race, switch
to the near view; in the showcase zoom into the car from behind.
The license plate will read "ND 4 SPD" (Need For Speed).
Hint: Need For Speed: High Stakes
Select the Mediterranean Paradise track. There
will be a section of the road while going around the canyon where
you will go through a small stone tunnel. This tunnel is similar
to the one that a Porche 911 Turbo and a Ferrari 550 Marenello
are racing though on the cover of Need for Speed: High Stakes.
Also, the large stone bridge you travel over before crossing the
finish line is modeled after the large stone bridge in the Need
For Speed: High Stakes track "Celtic Ruins."
Look closely at the speedometer of the Ford Mustang
Cobra R. The meter goes from 180 to 240 to 210 when displayed
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