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Parts & Pit Droid Guide by MMenzies

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 07/07/1999

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
	-  Parts & Pit Droid Guide

Author:  Matt Menzies
Email: menzies@windsor.igs.net
Version: 1.1
Updated: July 7, 1999

	- redone the whole part guide
	- added the author, email, version, and last updated
	  at the top of the page
NOTE:  I don't think anyone has seen version 1.0 since I was 
	accused of copying others work.  This is a game faq right?
	I made this because when I looked over the other faqs for
	racer, I did not see what I needed to see.  I had to think
	up new strategies for winning.  And now I'm sharing them with
	you, so you don't have to be as frustrated as I was.

1)  How Pit Droids Work
2)  Junkyard Strategy
3)  Part Guide

-----1)  	H O W   P I T   D R O I D S   W O R K     ------

Pit Droids maintain your pod parts (duh).  Each pit droid can only
maintain 1 part.  So if you have 5 new parts and 4 pit droids (MAX, unless
using a cheat) 1 part is going to get ruined (condition is brought down).
So if you want to win you just want to get all 4 pit droids and choose 4
categories that you want to max out and only buy those parts.  This is the
key to winning.  

ALSO:  The least expensive part in each category never gets damaged!

------2)	J U N K Y A R D   S T R A T E G Y    -------

-  Use this strategy to 
		1)  Get the parts you need
		2)  Get more money

The Junkyard Strategy is a really good way to win.  This strategy helps
you earn money and get maxed out parts for cheap prices.
	A)  Win a couple of races (DON'T UPGRADE and get a pit droid or 2).
	B)  Go to the junkyard and try and find one of the best parts
	    in bad condition.  If there isn't any in the junkyard, go to SELECT
	    RACER and select your racer over again.  When you go BACK to the 
	    junkyard, there should be DIFFERENT parts there.  REPEAT until you
	    get one of the BEST parts for cheap.
	C)  Race with this part so the pit droids repair it.
	D)  The part should now be in mint condition and be able to get money
	    for selling it.

-----3)        P A R T S   G U I D E     -----


-  A Podracer's traction determines how closely
it hugs the ground.  As you increase your machine's
speed, augment its traction for better handling.

R-20 Repulsorgrip- 250
R-60 Repulsorgrip- 400
R-80 Repulsorgrip- 600
R-100 Repulsorgrip- 1200
R-300 Repulsorgrip- 2600
R-600 Repulsorgrip- 6000


-  To increase your Podracer's turn response, buy
turning components.  The better the part is, the
more touchy the steering of your craft will be.

Control Linkage- 200
Control Shift Plate- 400
Control Vectro Jet- 700
Control Coupling- 1600
Control Nozzle- 3800
Control Stabilizer- 7500


-  Is it taking too long to go from zero to 600mph?
Purchase upgrades for your fuel injection system to
give your Podracer a little extra kick at the starting

Dual 20PCX Injector- 800
44 PCX Injector- 2200
Dual 32PCX Injector- 5600
Quad 32PCX Injector- 7000
Quad 44PCX Injector- 10,400
Mag-6 Injector- 14,000

	-----TOP SPEED-----

-  Thrust Coils increase your maximum speed.  As you
upgrade your thrusting mechanisms, you will reach
speeds in the neighbourhood of 900mph.

Plug2 Thrust Coil- 1000
Plug3 Thrust Coil- 2400
Plug5 Thrust Coil- 6000
Plug8 Thrust Coil- 14,000
Block5 Thrust Coil- 17,500
Block6 Thrust Coil- 20,000

	-----AIR BRAKE-----

-  You think these Podracers can stop on a trugut?
Not really.  You need to upgrade your air brakes in 
order to slow down quickly enough when the courses 
get turny.

Mark II Air Brake- 700
Mark III Air Brake- 1400
Mark IV Air Brake- 3600
Mark V Air Brake- 7000
Tri-jet Air Brake- 10,400
Quadrijet Air Brake- 14,000


-  As you reach your Podracer's top speed, your engines
will start to overheat.  A good cooling system will cool
down your engines quickly after thrusting.

Coolant Radiator- 50
Stack-3 Radiator- 100
Stack-6 Radiator- 300
Rod Coolant Pump- 900
Dual Coolant Pump- 2700
Turbo Coolant Pump- 5400


-  You can repair your Podracer midrace, but it will slow
down your pod.  Purchase better repair modules to fix your
machine faster and maintain your speed better.

Single Power Cell- 150
Dual Power Cell- 300
Quad Power Cell- 800
Cluster Power Plug- 1400
Rotary Power Plug- 4000
Cluster2 Power Plug- 7000

Thank you for reading my guide.......
Email me questions at menzies@windsor.igs.net
GUIDE/FAQ by:  Matthew Menzies

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