F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Books: Game Boy Advance Secret Codes - Secret Codes 2003Last Updated: 6/6/03. Bishop Series - Cloud Carpet - Icarus Circuit Shortcut Knight Series - Ancient Mesa - Split Circuit Shortcut Knight Series - Stark Farm - Third Circuit Shortcut Obtain ranking password Jet Vermilion Faster vehicles Alternate vehicles Slower opponents All tracks Password screen In-game reset Demonstration mode Delete saved games Control tip Silence: Open C Unlock Sly Joker Unlock Jet Vermilion Unlock the Queen Series Ranking Password Unlock Championship Mode Unlock Master Difficulty Expert Technique 1: Rocket Start Expert Technique 2: Blast Turn Expert Technique 3: Perfect Landing Hidden Demo Mode Erase All Data Reset Game Dirty Joker Stingray Silver Thunder Falcon MK2 Fighting Comet
Bishop Series - Cloud Carpet - Icarus Circuit ShortcutWhen you get off the bank of ice/snow, use a boost from the previous lap and go straight. You will save time and avoid damage to your car on that sharp turn.
Knight Series - Ancient Mesa - Split Circuit ShortcutOnce you reach the second bank of ice/snow before the jump, use the boost you have gained on the previous lap and make the sharpest left you can. You will land on the other side of the track before the finish line. This saves time and avoids crashes on that sharp turn.
Knight Series - Stark Farm - Third Circuit ShortcutWhen you reach the fork in the road, take the right. When you reach the jump, do not jump across. Instead, take a right while you are in the air to land on the other road. You will save damage to your car from not continuing the jump.
Obtain ranking passwordSelect "Ranking" at the main menu. Select the desired series, game, and course. Then, hold L and press Up, Right, Right, B, Left, B, Right, A at the course ranking screen. The course name at the top of the screen will be replaced with a password to confirm correct code entry. This password is used by Nintendo to confirm your course rank in their contests.
Jet VermilionGo to Nintendo Of Japan and enter your name exactly, and press "Confirm". You should get a password which will allow you to get the top secret car Jet Vermilion. Enter that password in your game to unlock the car. At the name entry screen, select "Entry". Then enter T&T as a name. Start a game under that name. When you reach the machine selection screen in Grand Prix mode, enable the "Password screen" code and enter V-J4+6V9A-30 as a password. At the name entry screen, select "Entry". Then enter YAZZO JR. as a name (including the space). Start a game under that name. When you reach the machine selection screen in Grand Prix mode, enable the "Password screen" code and enter 2-8+o8T2YQ30 as a password. Enter H-M2XLT8A-30 or 3-KLY9V8?-30 as a password. Then, press Up at the vehicle selection screen.
Faster vehiclesPress A, B, L, A, A, R, B at the title screen.
Alternate vehiclesPress A, A, B, A, L, R, A, B, L at the title screen.
Slower opponentsPress A, R, L, B, A, A, B, L at the title screen.
All tracksPress B, L, B, A, R, B, B, A, A at the title screen.
Password screenPress L, R, Start, R, L, Select at the machine selection screen in Grand Prix mode.
In-game resetPress Select + Start + A + B during game play.
Demonstration modePress Select at the title screen. When you win all of the tracks or have unlocked all ten cars, more demonstration cars and modes will become available. The "Wind Walker" is quite amusing.
Delete saved gamesHold L + R and turn on the Game Boy Advance. Select "Yes" at the prompt to delete your game saves.
Control tipSent in by Enrique For better control on sharp corners and rough terrain like ice path tap the A button rapidly and make sure to use the R and L buttons for balance.
Silence: Open CComplete a linked game with another Game Boy Advance using only one game cartridge.
Unlock Sly JokerTo unlock a fifth car, the Sly Joker, beat the Pawn, Knight and Bishop series on Standard difficulty.
Unlock Jet VermilionHere's the ultimate F-Zero racer. Jet Vermilion is insanely fast when you're boosting and has the strongest body out of all of the machines -- but it's so hard to get, most gamers will give up and run away in horror. You have to actually complete each racing series on Master difficulty with each machine (chess icons next to the track selection screen show you which series you have already beaten with the respective racer). If that sounds too difficult, you can also unlock Vermilion by completing the championship 255 times. Which one sounds more appealing?
Unlock the Queen SeriesLike the Stingray car, the Queen Series (with five additional courses set on Crater Land, East Ten Side, Laputan Colony, and two tracks on Fire Field) is unlocked by beating all Pawn, Knight and Bishop tracks on Expert difficulty.
Ranking PasswordNintendo has designed F-Zero with tournament play in mind. Since you can't upload your best times or take screenshots, the game features a built-in ranking password system. To obtain an encrypted password for your best track times, select Course Ranking from the main menu, then select your name and the track you would like to get a password for. Now hold the L-Button and press up, right, right, B, left, B, A. Your tournament entry password will now appear at the top of the screen and you can write it down. Nintendo uses passwords like these to let you enter into official tournaments, so keep an eye out for them.
Unlock Championship ModeNot to be confused with the standard Grand Prix Mode, Championship is a hidden option that lets you race a Time Attack challenge against a ghost car on a specialy Synobazz track. The mode also offers the ability to see a replay of the winning run, complete with button commands display. To unlock it, register your name in the rankings of every race in every series.
Unlock Master DifficultyTo open up the hidden Master difficult level (in addition to (Beginner, Standard and Expert), you have to first beat a series' Expert difficulty level in the Grand Prix Mode. Note that this will unlock the Master setting only for that series. You still have to beat the Expert setting on the other cups as well to get access to all the Master classes.
Expert Technique 1: Rocket StartF-Zero's quick start is a bit different from most Nintendo racers -- so forget about trying to hit the A-Button when the lights turn green. To get the fastest start possible, hold down your accelerator prior to the start and rev the engine to the point where your fuselage(s) begin to light up. Now listen to the engine sound. You want it to be in the mid-range, not the high-pitched sound that occurs when you continue to hold down the accelerator. If the engine is in the mid-range when the race starts, you will get a fast start that propels you in front of the pack. If you rev the engine too high, you will also boost ahead -- but then lose power and slow down for a few seconds.
Expert Technique 2: Blast TurnLike the Rocket Start, the Blast Turn is another expert technique. To successfully maneuver tight corners without bumping into the guard rails, take your finger off the accelerator (A Button), then press it again to stabilize your racer. Combine this with the L and R drifting to get the best times.
Expert Technique 3: Perfect LandingMany of F-Zero's later tracks contain shortcuts that let you jump ahead of the pack by using jump plates. Be sure to look at the track layout in the lower left corner of your screen to see potential shortcuts. But knowing where they are isn't enough. You also need to know how to properly land without losing speed. If you just touch down on the track, your craft will bounce and you will slow down. You can avoid this by pressing down on the pad just prior to landing.
Hidden Demo ModeTo see an explanation of the above expert techniques and watch the computer complete a perfect lap and show you when to brake and when to boost, simply press the Select Button at the title screen.
Erase All DataIf for some reason you would like to delete all your scores and saved game data, simply hold L and R while switching on your GBA. You will then be asked whether you would like to delete everything -- select Yes to execute the function.
Reset GameF-Zero has a built-in soft reset. If you want to reset the game without actually using the on/off button, simply press the following buttons at the same time: A, B, Select, Start.
Dirty JokerSent in by Andrew Beat Pawn, Knight and Bishop mode with standard class difficulty to move Dirty Joker.
StingraySent in by Andrew Beat Pawn, Knight and Bishop mode with expert difficulty, to move Stingray.
Silver ThunderSent in by Andrew Beat queen mode under expert difficulty to move Silver Thunder
Falcon MK2Sent in by Andrew Beat one series under master difficulty.
Fighting CometSent in by Andrew Beat Pawn, Knight, Bishop, and Queen under master difficulty to move Fighting Comet.
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