Turismo 2 Tricks and tips
non-GameShark hints that will hopefully make GT2 a little more helpful.
the garage: Press "Start" on your D-pad to move cars the top of your
garage. You can organize the cars however you wish and stop looking around endlessly.
This trick is especially helpful if you're into building hybrids.
cows: Compete against the GT All-Stars at Red Rock Valley for a 50K win and a
Speed 12 worth 500K. The Rome and Laguna Seca round of the same series will net
you 250,000 Cr for their prize cars. Another one that gets overlooked is the Euro
trio and the Pacific trio of events in the GT Series. All those prize cars are
worth 250,000 Cr. Check the prize car list for
cars versus bought cars: Some cars get better features when you buy them rather
than win them. Other times, the prize car is much better. Check the specs
on all the cars to get the information on all them.
your first car: You have 10,000 credits to spend, what
are you going to buy? You have several good choices (and a few duds) in the
used car lots. The most popular choices are the RX-7 Infini III, Civic Si '93,
various Skylines, '93 Supra, and the Trueno. Go to the new car lots if you're
willing to suffer for a few hours. Or, you could get gold trophies by getting
record license times, and eventually get some
nice prize cars.
from another memory card: You can buy cars (for the full price paid, including
parts) from another memory card, so you can finally get that rare car you've always
wanted from a friend. Just put the card you want to buy from in the second slot,
go to Data Transfer, buy cars from other memory card, and let it load the 2nd
card. Now you can buy from the list (but you can't look at them until you own
Want to set some lap records? Use the Arcade Disk; you can also load two garages
in Arcade Mode, giving you up to 200 cars to choose from. The "ghost"
options are fun to play with, they will help you improve your lap times.
weight reduction: Racing Modification may sometimes look ugly, but it further
reduces the weight of the car, enhancing performance. (Note: not all the cars
can get Racing Modification.)
a hurry? Press the "square" button on the D-pad to speed up the credits
going into your bank. It's not as quick as the "triangle" button feautre
in GT1, but helpful at times nonetheless.
Playing the game: There's two types of GT2 beginners; the newbie whom hasn't played
any GT games before, and the seasoned GT expert.
For the beginner, I advise buying a car that is also part of the manufacturer's
events. This way, you can gain experience on all sorts of tracks, even if you
haven't received your licences yet. Gain a bunch of credits, and slowly modify
your car. You probably don't need 400hp, for example, so go easy on the upgrades
at first; full-race tranny is probably the most essential part or any car unless
it's very slow. Even if you don't want to figure out gear ratios, the auto-slider
will make things easy. Sports (low number) is for short gearing (lower top speed,
but quicker acceleration), and Wide (high number) for tall gearing (higher top
end, slower acceleration). You certainly don't want to run out of speed half-way
down the straight! Get the licenses when you are ready for more serious racing.
The more licenses you win, the more races are open to you. Save immediately after
a license is won, by the way.
For the expert: You know you want the licenses; so have at it. Some of the same
first day cars from GT1 are available, and there's a lot more than in GT3. Take
your time, and plan on what races each car is good for. Or if you're really talented;
save the dough, and try to win the Spoon S2000 for getting an all-gold B licence.
It's not easy, but it's certainly the easiest license car to win. Then you can
keep the 10k for upgrades.
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