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FAQ/Walkthrough by Genius_41

Version: V.2 | Updated: 01/14/08

DIDDY KONG RACING DS WALKTHROUGH V-1.2 by Genius_41
Copyright (c) 2007/8 Genius_41 aka Nick Gay-Knott. All rights reserved.
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                   **Warning- may contain spoilers**
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Legal                (LGL)
Updates              (UP)
Introduction         (IN)

Racing Tips          (RT)
Characters           (CHA)
-Unlockable Charctrs (CHU)
In-race balloons     (BL)

Main Walkthrough     (MW)
-Dino Domain         (DD)
--Ancient Lake       (AL)
--Fossil Canyon      (FC)
--Jungle Falls       (JF)
--Hot Top Volcano    (HTV)
--Level Boss         (DDB)
--Level Key Location (DDK)

-Snowflake Mountian  (SFM)
--Everfrost Peak     (EP)
--Walrus Cove        (WC)
--Snowball Valley    (SV)
--Frosty Village     (FV)
--Level Boss         (SMB)
--Level Key Location (SMK)

-Sherbert Island     (SHI)
--Whale Bay          (WB)
--Cresent Island     (CI)
--Pirate Lagoon      (PL)
--Treasure Caves     (TC)
--Level Boss         (SIB)
--Level Key Location (SIK)

-Dragon Forest       (DRF)
--Windmill Plains    (WP)
--Greenwood Village  (GV)
--Boulder Canyon     (BC)
--Haunted Woods      (HW)
--Level Boss         (DFB)
--Level Key Location (DFK)

-Race with Wizpig    (WP1)
--The End            (END)

-Fututre Funland     (FFL)
--Spacedust Alley    (SDA)
--Darkmoon Caverns   (DC)
--Spaceport Alpha    (SPA)
--Star City          (SC)

-Race Wizpig again   (WP2)

-DK Jungle           (DKJ)
--Thunder Cove       (TC)
--Meandering Mount   (MM)
--Splashdown Pass    (SP)
--Strangled Shrine   (SSH)

-Extra Items/Balloons(EXB)
--Sand Drawings      (SD)
--Frozen Balloon     (FB)
--Hidden Scratchcard (HSC)
--Cliff Coins        (CLC)

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Here you can read about revisions and new sections.

29th December 2007- Main guide, Extra Balloons and DK Jungle finished.
14th January 2008- Added characters, unlockables, and weapon sections. 

Coming Soon
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* Multiplayer/WiFi guide
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Hello there, and welcome to the FAQ! This is my first real game FAQ, so 
I hope you enjoy it. I'm going to try and get more done, mostly for 
games made by Rare.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or praise, I'd love to 
hear! The easiest way is to PM me at the Nintendo Extreme forums, or send
me an email with Diddy Kong Racing DS or something like that in the title.

To the FAQ!
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( R | a | c | i | n | g ) ( T | i | p | s ) (RT)
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* Before going over a zipper, let go of A to recieve a longer boost.
* Hold R to powerslide.
* When collecting items from balloons, don't always use them immeadietly.
  Try upgrading them, or saving them for later.
* Having problems with a particular vehicle? Try upgrading in Taj's tent.
* Take risks. If you mess up, learn from your mistake.

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Diddy Kong
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Diddy is Donkey Kong's nephew, and Dixie's girlfriend. He has good
acceleration, but his top speed isn't so good.

Speed: xx***
Acceleration: xxx**
Handling: xxx**


Timber the Tiger
================
Timber is an all-round good racer- good for beginners.

Speed: xxx**
Acceleration: xxx**
Handling: xxx**


Bumper the Badger
=================
Bumper is a great all-round racer, although his poor 
handling pulls him down.

Speed: xxx**
Acceleration: xxx**
Handling: xx***


Tiptup the Turtle
=================
Tiptup is my personal favourite, despite him not really being that good. 
He was to appear in Project Dream, which eventually got scrapped; we now
know it as Banjo-Kazooie. When the original DKR was in development, there
was a turtle who needed a name; he was handed down the title of Tiptup, 
and he went on to cameo in Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, and now 
Diddy Kong Racing DS. I hope this rather silly story kept you entertained,
since I can't think of anything better.

Speed: x****
Acceleration: xxxxx
Handling: xxxxx


Pipsy the mouse
===============
Pipsy is pretty much the same as Tiptup. Buy lots of speed upgrads from 
Taj if you really want to use her that badly.

Speed: x****
Acceleration: xxxxx
Handling: xxxxx


Krunch the Kremling
===================
Krunch is really bad at everything, except speed. Avoid at all costs.

Speed: xxxx*
Acceleration: x****
Handling: x****


Dixie Kong
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Dixie and Tiny are pretty much the same. They're pretty average 
characters.

Speed: xx***
Acceleration: xxx**
Handling: xxx**


Tiny Kong
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Just like Dixie, but really annoying. An average character.

Speed: xx***
Acceleration: xxx**
Handling: xxx**

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Drumstick the chicken
=====================
How to unlock: In the overworld, you'll see a green frog on the cliffside.
Using the stylus, throw a frog from in the water at it. It can take some
time, so be patient.

Speed: xxxx*
Acceleration: xx***
Handling: xxxxx


TT
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How to unlock: Beat his time on all of the time trials.

Speed: xxxxx
Acceleration: xxxx*
Handling: xxxxx


Taj the genie
=============
How to unlock: Beat Wizpig twice in Adventure mode.
Taj is very fast, but I just can't put up with his poor handling. Bah.

Speed: xxxxx
Acceleration: x****
Handling: x****


Wizpig
======
How to unlock: Beat Wizpig twice in Adventure 2 mode.
Wizpig is pretty much identical to Taj.

Speed: xxxxx
Acceleration: x****
Handling: x****

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To upgrade a weapon, collect the blue tokens scattered on the course.
Press X to upgrade.
.------------------------------------------------------------.
| Red Balloon x1 | A single missile.                         |
| Red Balloon x2 | 5 missiles that will home-in slightly.    |
| Red Balloon x3 | 1 missile that will hit whoever's first.  |
| Upgrade        | 3 missiles will spin around your kart,    |
|                |  hitting opponents                        |
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| Blue Balloon x1 | Small speed boost.                        |
| Blue Balloon x2 | Large speed boost.                        |
| Blue Balloon x3 | "Super" speed boost.                      |
| Upgrade         | A warp will appear. Drive into it and use |
|                 |  the touch screen.                        |
---------------------------------------------------------------

.--------------------------------------------------------------.
| Green Balloon x1 | An oil slick. Causes racers to spin out.  |
| Green Balloon x2 | A land mine. Stops racers momentarily.    |
| Green Balloon x3 | A bubble. Traps other racers for a moment.|
| Upgrade          | Dummy coins. If collected, these fake     |
|                  |  coins will explode.                      |
----------------------------------------------------------------

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| Yellow Balloon x1 | A weaker shield.                          |
| Yellow Balloon x2 | Advanced shield.                          |
| Yellow Balloon x3 | "Super" shield.                           |
| Upgrade           | You will become invisible to other racers,|
|                   |  and you'll be invincible.                |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

.-----------------------------------------------------------------.
| Rainbow Balloon x1 | Weak magnet. Will pull you towards a rival.|
| Rainbow Balloon x2 | Better magnet.                             |
| Rainbow Balloon x3 | Will pull you forward, and yank rival back.|
| Upgrade            | The magnet becomes a missile. Use the touch|
|                    |  screen to detonate it near rivals.        |
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( M | a | i | n ) ( W | a | l | k | t | h | r | o | u | g | h ) (MW)
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This is the main walkthrough. I have tried to keep it as simple as 
possible, so not everything has been explained fully. I may expand this 
section in fututre updates.
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( D | i | n | o ) ( D | o | m | a | i | n ) (DD)
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From the main part of the overworld, drive over the bridge just right of 
Wizpig's face.

.===============._______
| ANCIENT LAKE   \ (AL) \
| ------------    \______\____________
| Difficulty: 1/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 1         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 6  |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
You should have no problems here. The race is just like one big loop- 
collect the coins on the first bend. At the next zipper, cut across the 
grass. Collect the blue balloon for another boost. Avoid the dinosaur 
towards the end of the lap.


.===============._______
| Fossil Canyon  \ (FC) \
| -------------   \______\____________
| Difficulty: 1/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 2         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 7  |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
At the waterfall, take the zipper. When approaching the zipper, aim 
slightly right of the palm tree ahead; overwise, you will end up in the 
water. At the fork in the track later on, take the inside (left) path. 
Watch out for oil slicks, since there's a green balloon.

.===============._______
| Jungle Falls   \ (JF) \
| ------------    \______\____________
| Difficulty: 2/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 3         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 8  |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
After the first tunnle, you will see a zipper. Be sure to turn right here,
or you will miss the bridge. 
At the dinosaur skellington later on, go through it's mouth to recieve a 
boost.

.===============.________
| Hot top volcano\ (HTV) \
| --------------- \_______\___________
| Difficulty: 4/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 5         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 10 |
| Vehicle: Plane                     |  
======================================
Your first "true" plane race. Veer left to enter the cavern- stick close 
to the walls and be sure to avoid the lava. After you exit the cavern, 
go through the boosts, avoiding the dinosaur.

.===============.
| Boss   (DDB)   \
| ----            \_______________________________
| Difficulty: 3/10                                |
| Conditions for entry: Complete all              | 
|                       Dino Domain courses once. |
| Vehicle: Car                                    |
===================================================
This is a very easy boss. Get a boost start, and stick to the inside. 
Grab any boosts on the inside, and be careful not to get trampled.
Once the boss is completed, you can attempt the Dino Domain Golden 
Balloon challenges.
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/ Key \ (DDK)
\______\__________________________________________________________________
In Ancient Lake, on the first bend you will see a rock formation. Go over
 the ramp to collect the key. You can then press Start amd quit the race.
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(SFM)
To get to Snowflake Mountain, from the main part of the overworld, fly 
through the snow covered doorway. 2 balloons are required to enter.

.===============._______
| Everfrost Peak \ (EP) \
| --------------  \______\____________
| Difficulty: 3/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 2         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 10 |
| Vehicle: Plane                     |  
======================================
Cut the corners by flying over the ledge. Try and go through as many 
zippers as possible, and avoid low ledges. Quite an easy race.

.============._______
| Walrus Cove \ (WC) \
| -----------  \______\_______________
| Difficulty: 4/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 3         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 11 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
At the first set of balloons try to get a blue. Use your boost as soon as
you get it to pull away from the other racers. 
Leave oil and other traps after the loop.
Later on, in the section where you jump over gaps in the road, take the 
path on the left. 

.================._______
| Snowball Valley \ (SV) \
| ---------------  \______\___________
| Difficulty: 6/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 6         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 14 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
At the start, take the path to the right. When you drop down, go towards 
the right of the tree to find a boost. Keep collecting the blue balloons,
and go through the igloo. Collect the last blue balloon there, go over 
the zipper, and then use your mega-boost just as the zipper slows down.

.================._______
| Frosty Village  \ (FV) \
| ---------------  \______\___________
| Difficulty: 6/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 9         |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 16 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
After going under the arched viaduct, cut the corner on the right. Go over
the zippers in this tunnle. When you exit, you will have a choice of where
 to go. For now, just stick to the track, but if you want to try the 
alternate paths it's up to you.

.===============.
| Boss   (SMB)   \
| ----            \_______________________________
| Difficulty: 7/10                                |
| Conditions for entry: Complete all Snowflake    | 
|                       Mountain courses once.    |
| Vehicle: Hovercraft                             |
===================================================
It's vital that you get a good start here. Collect the speed boost on 
the right, and use it in the tunnle. At the end of the tunnle, you will 
drop down- make sure you are in the centre so you can collect the blue 
balloon. If the walrus comes up behind you, try and get in it's way so it
gives you a push. If you are finding this boss impossible, you should 
consider using a different character (I used Tiptup) and/or upgrading 
your hovercraft.

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/ Key \ (SMK)
\______\__________________________________________________________________
In Snowball Valley, as soon as the race begins, don't get a boost. Turn 
immeadietly left to find a small area. Collect the key and quit the race.
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To get to Sherbert Island, fly to the beach area, There will be a small 
island just off the coast. 10 balloons are needed for entry.

*Tip- the majority of this level uses the hovercraft. 
 If you are having problems, upgrade and/or change 
 characters to someone like Tiptup.*

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| Whale Bay \ (WB) \
| ---------  \______\_________________
| Difficulty: 6/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 10        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 17 |
| Vehicle: Hover                     |  
======================================
At the start, aim for the middle waterfull. Collect the boosts, and after 
the tunnle, use the zippers. There are two ways to go- around the 
shipwreck, or you can jump over the whale as if it was a ramp. I'd 
reccomend going round.

.===============._______
| Cresent Island \ (CI) \
| --------------  \______\____________
| Difficulty: 5/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 11        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 18 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
This is a pretty simple track- at the pirate ship, just be sure to take 
the first door on the left, since the other path will make you lose time.
Be sure to go over as many zippers as possible.

.==============._______
| Pirate Lagoon \ (PL) \
| -------------  \______\_____________
| Difficulty: 7/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 13        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 20 |
| Vehicle: Hover                     |  
======================================
At the beggining of the race, don't bother going over the ramp- instead, 
go to the left and you'll see a zipper. At the first bend, hold stick to 
the inside- hold L if you have to- so you can go through the zipper on 
the other side. Just continue going through the zippers, but beware- 
some will push you off course, losing you time. 

.===============._______
| Treasure Caves \ (TC) \
| --------------  \______\____________
| Difficulty: 7/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 16        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 22 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |  
======================================
After the initial streight, collect the blue boost balloon in the middle.
Go over the zipper on the outside of the bend, and enter the cave. 
Collect the coins if you can, and go over the zippers. Try and remember 
their locations, since they're the key to winning this race- remember to 
let go of A just before you go over them, or use a boost.

.===============.
| Boss   (SIB)   \
| ----            \_______________________________
| Difficulty: 7/10                                |
| Conditions for entry: Complete all              | 
|                       Sherbert Island courses . |
| Vehicle: Hovercraft                             |
===================================================
Stay as close to the middle wall as you can. Collect the red balloon, 
but don't use it yet; grab the second one in the tunnle so you have 5 
rockets. When the octopus gets ahead of you, hit him with a rocket. Just 
be sure to get out of the way- you don't want to get stuck behind him. 
Just make sure you stick to the wall around bends and this should be 
quite easy, unless you still haven't mastered the hovercraft.

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/ Key \ (SIK)
\______\__________________________________________________________________
In Cresent Island, after the first tunnle turn left (before the barrier 
starts). Go into the lake. Collect the key and quit the race.
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To get to Dragon Forset, go through the waterfall to the left of Wizpig's
face. 16 balloons are required.

.================._______
| Windmill Plains \ (WP) \
| ---------------  \______\___________
| Difficulty: 5/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 16        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 23 |
| Vehicle: Plane                     |  
======================================
Get a boost start, and head for the blue balloon. Use it immeadietly to 
go underneath the next windmill, and over the zipper. Continue to use the
zippers, and remember to cut corners. Just try not to crash into any 
windmiils or their sails (sweeps if you live in Sussex, heh heh.)

.==================._______
| Greenwood Village \ (GV) \
| -----------------  \______\_________
| Difficulty: 7/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 17        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 24 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |    
======================================
In the village square, go under the well through the secret passage. 
Stick to the insides as you go through the trees, and that tunnle. Power 
slide through the winding cillage, and use the zipper just before the 
line.

.==============._______
| Boulder Canyon\ (BC) \
| -------------- \______\_____________
| Difficulty: 8/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 20        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 30 |
| Vehicle: Hover                     |    
======================================
Avoid the rotating logs. Stick to the right wall, collecting blue 
balloons. When you go down the waterfall, try and get another blue 
balloon- use it to cut the corner into the tunnle. At the end of the 
castle section, take the path to the right. Avoid the logs once again, 
and go through the zipper on the bend.

.==============._______
| Haunted Woods\ (HW) \
| -------------- \______\_____________
| Difficulty: 8/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 22        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 37 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |    
======================================
Stay to the inside as you go around the pond. Once inside the castle, go 
through the zipper on the opposite side. After the haunted woods section,
 you will cross a wooden bridge. There are zippers on either side, but 
watch out for oil slicks.

.===============.
| Boss   (DFB)   \
| ----            \_______________________________
| Difficulty: 5/10                                |
| Conditions for entry: Complete all              | 
|                       Dragon Island courses.    |
| Vehicle: Plane                                  |
===================================================
If you've mastered the plane (and upgraded) this boss should be easy. 
Just stick to the inside of corners, and collect all of the boosts. If 
you're behind the dragon, find some missiles. He doesn't go that much 
faster than you, anyway.
 _____
/ Key \ (DFK)
\______\__________________________________________________________________
In Boulder Canyon, just as you enter the castle area, you will see lots 
of chains hanging down from the roof. On one there will be a bell; drive 
into it to make the drawbridge go up. Drive up the drawbridge, you may 
need a boost. Jump onto the ledge, collect the key and quit the race.
\________________________________________________________________________/

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( R | a | c | e ) ( w | i | t | h ) ( W | i | z | p | i | g ) (WP1)
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Once you have collected all four parts of the Wizpig Amulet (beat every 
boss twice), the large carving in the cliff opposite Taj's tent will 
come to life. It's mouth will open up; fly through it to face Wizpig, 
the final boss.

.==========.
| Wizpig    \
| ------     \____________________________________
| Difficulty: 6/10                                |
| Conditions for entry: Beat all bosses twice.    |
| Vehicle: Car                                    |
===================================================
Once you've learned the course, Wizpig is very easy. Just follow these 
tips, and show that intergalactic space pig who's boss.

* Learn the course. Remember where the zippers are, since they're vital 
  to winning.
* Do a couple of dummy runs. About halfway along the course, there's a dip 
  so you can't see that there's water on the other side- you need to 
  remember that too.
* Don't get trampled. It doesn't really slow you down very much, but it's
  not very helpful either.
* Once you've learned the course (this should only take you three minutes
  or so) this is a very easy boss. Go through as many zippers as possible,
  and don't go in the water. If you do, you should restart the race.

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( T | h | e ) ( E | n | d ) (END)
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With Wizpig defeated, the inhabitants of Timber's island have a party on 
the beach. Congratulations, you have completed Diddy Kong Racing DS!



...or have you?



Wizpig bursts out from his behind the lighthouse, and promises it's not 
over yet. He blasts off to space, vowing to get his revenge...

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( F | u | t | u | r | e ) ( F | u | n | l | a | n | d ) (FFL)
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You'll have to win the Gold Trophy in Dino Domain, Snowflake Mountain, 
Sherbert Island, and Dragon Forest to get to fututre funland. Do this by 
coming first in the Trophy Races.
Once the sign is complete, you can travel to Future Funland...

.=================._______
| Spacedust Alley  \ (SDA)\
| ---------------   \______\__________
| Difficulty: 8/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 39        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 43 |
| Vehicle: Plane                     |    
======================================
After the first bend, make sure you go through the two zippers. Once you 
enter the tunnle with the electricity, stay low. In the next area, there 
may be a spaceship that shoots at you. Go around the perimiter of the 
area so you don't get hit. Once again, stay low in the next tunnle. When 
you leave the tunnle, fly underneath the track for a shortcut. Use the 
zipper, and you should be in the cave. Watch out for pillars, and get a 
blue balloon before the finish line.

.==================._______
| Darkmoon Caverns  \ (DC) \
| ----------------   \______\_________
| Difficulty: 6/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 40        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 44 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |    
======================================
Collect the coins on the first bend. Then, you should be lined up with 
the zipper in the tunnle that follows. Hug the wall as you go around the 
next corner for another zipper in the next tunnle. At the opening, go 
right to get another zipper. Leave oil after the loops. This is a great 
course if you're looking for coins.

.=================._______
| Spaceport Alpha  \ (SPA)\
| ---------------   \______\__________
| Difficulty: 9/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 41        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 45 |
| Vehicle: Plane                     |    
======================================
At the start, stay high but be careful not to crash into low beams. Now 
you will be able to go through the zipper before the first large room. 
After the small tunnle that follows, you will be in another large room- 
go left to find another zipper. In the long corridor that follows, go to 
the right. Collect the blue balloon, and go through the zippers. Use 
that blue balloon in the blue tunnle that follows. Then, in the red 
tunnle, stay low so you can collect coins and use the zipper.

.============.______
| Star City  \ (SC) \
| ---------   \______\_______________
| Difficulty: 7/10                   |
| Balloons for race entry: 42        |
| Balloons for balloon challenge: 46 |
| Vehicle: Car                       |    
======================================
There is a zipper to the left in the first tunnle. After the tunnle, turn
left to get off the tract- there's another shortcut. Head for the dome 
under the big ball, and use the blue balloon inside. Leave oil in front 
of the zipper. In the "city" area, stick to the inside of the corners, 
since there is a zipper. 

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You will need all parts of the TT amulet to race Wizpig. Do this by 
finding the key in each world. You will also need 47 balloons. 

.============.
| Wizpig 2    \
| --------     \___________________________________
| Difficulty: 10/10                               |
| Conditions for entry: See above.                |
| Vehicle: Plane                                  |
===================================================
Don't get a boost start, or you'll get zapped. Head streight for the blue
balloon, and use it. In the tunnle that follows, you should be right 
behind Wizpig. Collect the two red balloons, and wait until you are in 
the open area before you fire them, or else you will crash into Wizpig.
 
In the open area, get up high. You will see a spaceship shooting lasers. 
Either avoid them completly (hard to do) or get hit early on, so you start
flashing. Then you can't be hit again, so you'll have no problems getting
into the tunnle entrance. If you get hit too late, you won't be able to 
get into the tunnle.

In the tunnle, avoid the electricity and pillars. If you stop even once, 
you've lost it. Remember to keep firing missiles at Wizpig, and grabbing 
the boosts. 

It'll take you several attempts- I spent about half an hour on this boss 
race- but eventually you should win. Just don't get too stressed- take a 
break every now and then, have a drink or something. Once you beat Wizpig,
it really IS the end. Congratulations!

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( D | K ) ( J | u | n | g | l | e ) (DKJ)
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The DK Jungle tracks can be bought from Taj's tent for 80 coins each. 
They are accessed from the Single Race menu.

.==============._______
| Thunder Cove  \ (TC) \
| ------------   \______\______________
| Difficulty: 4/10                    |
| Purchase from Wish Menu for 80 coins|
| Vehicle: Car/Hover/Plane            |    
=======================================
A simple course. At the first fork, go right if you are in a plane to 
recieve a boost. As you enter the cave, there are zippers on the ground 
between each wooden bridge, and in the air. There are also zippers in 
the water,but it's best to stay on the track.

.==================._______
| Meandering Mount  \ (MM) \
| ----------------   \______\__________
| Difficulty: 6/10                    |
| Purchase from Wish Menu for 80 coins|
| Vehicle: Car/Hover/Plane            |    
=======================================
Try to keep off the grass; instead, powerslide around the bends. Keep an 
eye out for mine shafts you can use as shortcuts, although if there's a 
red cross above the doorway it'll lead the wrong way.

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| Splashdown Pass  \ (SP) \
| ---------------   \______\__________
| Difficulty: 5/10                    |
| Purchase from Wish Menu for 80 coins|
| Vehicle: Car/Hover/Plane            |    
=======================================
This track is dead simple; just watch out for zippers. In the cave, take 
the right path for a blue balloon.

.==================._______
| Strangled Shrine  \ (SSH)\
| ----------------   \______\_________
| Difficulty: 7/10                    |
| Purchase from Wish Menu for 80 coins|
| Vehicle: Hover/Plane                |    
=======================================
This course is littered with zippers; in the plane, fly low to get items 
and remember to cut corners. If you're in a hovercraft, there are those 
rotating logs to watch out for too.
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( E | x | t | r | a ) ( B | a | l | l | o | o | n | s ) (EXB)
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Having trouble getting into a race because you need more balloons? Here 
are all of the extra balloon's locations (as well as some coins and 
scratchcards).

Sand Drawings (SD)
=============
In the beach area of the overworld, fly around until you find a balloon 
drawn on the side of a cliff. Below that, you can draw in the sand with 
the touch screen. You should see marks in the sand like this;
       ________________________________              
       |              .               |
       |                              |
       |    .   .             .   .   |
       |                              |
       |     .                   .    |
       |                              |
       |      .                 .     |
       |               .              |
       |    .                     .   |
       |                              |
       |               .              |
       |______________________________|

To get a golden balloon, draw a balloon shape. 
To get a scratchcard, draw a rectangle. The first panel you scratch off  
shows how many coins you will recieve.
To get 10 coins, draw a circle. You can only do this four times.


Frozen Balloon (FB)
==============
In the area outside Snowflake Mountain, you will find a balloon in an 
icecube on top of a ramp. Fly up to it, and with the touchscreen, push it
into the river. It will melt the icecube, and you can collect the 
balloon on the beach.


Hidden Scratchcard (HSC)
==================
From the main area, go down the tunnle you race Taj down. Towards one end,
there will be a picture of Wizpig in the rock. Draw around it with the 
stylus to recieve a scratchcard.


Cliff Coins (CLC)
===========
At the beach, you can pull back the palm trees to fire coconuts. Hit the 
cliff side and coins will temporarily pop out.

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* Everyone who visits RF and NE for your continued support.
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