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FAQ/Walkthrough by Minesweeper

Version: 3.4 | Updated: 08/14/02

"This document Copyright 2000-2002 Nathan Norris"

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   Smuggler's Run: Playstation 2 version - FAQ/Walkthrough Version 3.4
    By: Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) Email:  minesweeper1@hotmail.com


Last updated:  8/14/02

Table of Contents

1:  Introduction
2:  Revision History
3:  Game rules and other Stuff
4:  Walkthrough
5:  Cheat Codes
6:  Thanks
7:  E-mail Policy
8:  Copyright


1:  Introduction

Hello!  Thanks for picking up this guide for the magnificent game we know as
Smuggler's Run.  It's something like a cross between Dukes of Hazzard and a
monster truck rally.  You will be delivering a variety of things, some
explosive, some radioactive, all illegal.  Naturally, the authorities will
be none too pleased with your activities and will try their best to stop you
from delivering your cargo.  Also, rival gangs will try to make off with
your contraband to get the money for it instead of you.  So, you will need
some help, which I will gladly provide.  Move along, now.


2:  Revision History

Version 1.0 11/9/00 - First Edition


Version 2.0 11/17/00 - Finished the Forest missions, added some Desert
missions, and told when each vehicle is earned.


Version 2.5 11/25/00 - Large update today!  Made a new copyright notice for
who may have my guide on their site.  Added more missions, and fixed a
mistake in the Forest walkthrough.  I got the towns Eastwood and Centerville
mixed up.  But that's been corrected now.


Version 2.6 12/3/00 - Added the Cheat Codes section!  And added the tips
presented by Bill Bumgarner.  Thank you Bill!


Version 2.7 12/6/00 - Finished the Desert missions, and have only five more
missions to cover!  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.


Version 3.0 12/16/00 - Ahhh, the joy of defeating Smuggler's Run and finally
completing this guide!  Also got rid of the Midnight Club cheat because it
is not really a Smuggler's Run code, it is a Midnight Club code.


Version 3.1 7/22/01 - Added a new copyright and a new e-mail policy.


Version 3.2 11/26/01 - Further edited the copyright to include psxcodez.com
in my list of sites that may use my guide.


Version 3.3 3/24/02 - I did a little bit of formatting to make the guide
look better.  Other than that, nothing.


Version 3.4 8/14/02 I have a small copyright revision today and a new email 
address.  http://faqs.ign.com may now host my guides, and my new email 
address is minesweeper2@hotmail.com.


3:  Game Rules and other Stuff


Steering - move the control pad or the left stick.  I'm sure I don't need to
say more on this.

Accelerate - move the right stick up or press X.  Yet another control I
don't think needs further explanation.

Brake - move the right stick down or press Square.  Very useful when
traveling through dense forest or those narrow village roads in the Desert

Reverse - move the right stick down when sitting still or press Triangle.
Handy if you're stuck on a tree or a rock.

Handbrake - press Circle.  The most useful button of all except for steering
and accelerating.  When going over jumps, tap Circle rapidly to level your
tires with the ground so you won't crunch your engine after going over a
jump.  This difficult game is SO much easier if you get into the habit of
using this during every jump.

View Map - press R1.  You will see a large portion of the course you are
driving in.  Useful when searching for the next checkpoint, and avoiding
accidentally plowing into hillsides after going over jumps you thought had
adequate room to land.

Rearview - press R2.  Allows you to see behind you.  Not that useful except
for seeing who's eating your (generous helping of) dust.

Downshift - press L2.  I'm sure you can figure out what this does for your
manual transmission.

Upshift - press L1.  Read above for lame sarcasm.

Change camera - press Select.  You can choose between the bumper camera, the
helicopter camera, or the in-car camera.  The helicopter camera is useful
for seeing a wider area around you, but the in-car camera is difficult
because it's impossible to tell if you are flipped over because the camera
doesn't roll around with the car.

Pause - press Start.  No need to explain this.


Dune Buggy - The smallest car in the game.  It's relatively fast, but too
jumpy and fragile for my tastes.  It also drifts a lot in jumps, making it
difficult to predict where it will go while airborne.

SUV - Good all-around car and one of my favorites.  It's relatively tough
and has average speed and acceleration.  Drifts a bit too much in the air,
though.  Looks like a Mitsubishi Montero.

Trophy Truck - My favorite vehicle for the Smuggler's Mission.  Well rounded
in all categories.  Best sounding engine for any driving game I've played.
It looks even cooler when all the breakable parts have fallen off of it,
because when it does you are driving just the frame!  Looks like a Ford

Rally car - Highest acceleration, top speed, and handling in the game, but
if it gets hit by anything larger than a cardboard box, it takes serious
damage.  My most hated car of all, because it jerks around like a squirrel
and takes jumps like it's caught in a tornado!  Experts only.  Looks like a
Subaru Impreza.

Monster Truck - Very entertaining when you feel like tormenting civilian
traffic!  Lowest speed of all, but is the most heavily-armored vehicle in
the game.  Can plow through almost anything.  The only thing that can
destroy it easily is the train in the Forest course.  Becomes a 18 wheeler
cab when the bed falls off!  Looks like a Ford F-150.

Military Vehicle - Very cool-looking car!  Similar to the Trophy Truck, but
has a bit more speed and a bit less handling.  Excellent for joyriding.  As
the name implies, this is the vehicle of choice for the Army.  Looks like a
Hummer with its roof torn off and replaced by a roll cage.


The Forgotten - your gang.  Radio Girl of The Forgotten is the one who is
directing you during the missions.  Territory is Forest, Desert, and Snow.
Gang color is red.  Vehicle of choice is your decision.

The O'Gradys - your first rival gang.  Their vehicles are fairly fast, but
aren't too hard to bash away.  Most of their vehicles have this cool-looking
spoiler attachment.  Territory is Forest and Snow.  Gang color is bright
green. Vehicle of choice is the Trophy Truck.

Sierra Cartel - the first rival gang you encounter in the Desert course.
They prefer small, fast cars that can drive rings around everything else,
and they can manage their speed well.  But, because of this, their vehicles
are easily pushed around by other cars.  All their cars also have a light
attachment on the roof.  Territory is Desert.  Gang color is blue.  Vehicle
of choice is the Rally Car.

A20 - the second rival gang you encounter in the Desert course.  They like
vehicles which can accelerate and react quickly to their commands, but this
is at the expense of top speed and some durability.  Another gang that is
easily pushed around.  Territory is Desert.  Gang color is black.  Vehicle
of choice is the Dune Buggy.

Quebecois - the last rival gang you will deal with.  They tend to prefer
large, tough vehicles to crush things that are in the way, while sacrificing
speed.  Territory is Snow.  Gang color is yellow.  Vehicle of choice is the
Monster Truck.


Border Patrol - the first enforcement "gang" you will have to elude.  They
prefer well-rounded vehicles like the O'Gradys.  Like to travel in packs and
swarm you when you're down.  Medium steering, medium speed and high level of
persistence.  Voice sounds annoyed in the Canada courses, but sounds
Southern in the Desert course.  Territory is Forest, Desert, and Snow.  Gang
color is white and green.  Vehicle of choice is the Military Vehicle.

Army - the second level of law enforcement.  Unlike the Border Patrol, they
prefer to go it alone when chasing you.  Have the best steering of the
enforcement "gangs," but lowest speed, and a medium persistence level.
Voice sounds, well, like an army officer's voice.  Territory is Desert.
Gang color is olive green.  Vehicle of choice is (duh) the Military Vehicle.

CIA - the last enforcement "gang" you will encounter.  The easiest gang to
evade.  Sometimes they stick together, other times they try to get you
alone.  Have the speediest vehicles, but worst handling, and a low
persistence level.  If a CIA car is in pursuit, more likely he'll crash into
a rock than hit you.  Voice sounds smart-aleck.  Territory is Desert and
Snow.  Gang color is black.  Vehicle of choice is the Rally Car.


Arrows - On the map, red arrows are you and your allies, blue arrows are
your rivals, and flashing white arrows are Law Enforcement.  In the
playfield, the arrow on the top of the screen guides you to the next
checkpoint.  It will be red if you are going to drop off your contraband,
and it will be green if you are going to pick up more contraband.

*The arrow doesn't always point in the direction that would be the fastest
to take next. The arrow doesn't always point to the next logical target.
There are some of my walkthroughs that will ignore the arrow, especially the
ones when checkpoints can be hit in any order.

Pick up points - On the map, contraband is indicated by a yellow box.  The
box icon will overlay the arrow of the vehicle that is carrying it.  In the
playfield, the contraband will be indicated by a single bright green flare.
If a vehicle is carrying it, a large arrow will hover over the vehicle.

Drop off points - On the map, a red X will show your drop off point, a blue
X will show your rivals' drop off point, or if there is no enemy gang, your
drop off point will be indicated by a flashing blue X.  In the playfield,
three red flares indicate your drop-off point, and three blue flares
indicate your rivals' drop off point.


Scoring - Contraband could be anything:  computer chips, jewels, radioactive
containers, etc.  That part doesn't really matter.  No matter what you have,
someone is almost always trying to take it away from you or damage it.
Everytime you collide with something, the value of your cargo decreases.  No
big deal, unless you care about breaking your high score, unlike me.

Rivals and Friends - When you drive into the green smoke to pick up the
stuff, "CONTRABAND ACQUIRED" will flash across the bottom of the screen.  If
a rival collides with you, "CONTRABAND LOST" will flash across the bottom of
the screen, telling you that the other guy has made off with your loot.  Get
the loot back by crashing into him.  "CONTRABAND SNAGGED" will flash,
indicating you have taken it back.  You can also give the contraband to
another teammate if you want.  Collide into them and "CONTRABAND
TRANSFERRED" will appear, indicating you have given the goods to your ally,
who will now (hopefully) take the loot to the drop off point.  You can also
get it back by slamming them again.  BTW, cops cannot take contraband from
you unless a mission requires you to take loot from a police vehicle, and
the cop hits you again after taking the loot from him.

Outsmarting the rival gangs is easy.  When you have the cargo, they don't
like to chase you through dense terrain (i.e. rock quarries, forest, etc.)
They like to stay on main paths and will avoid this terrain as long as
possible until they have to go into it to get you or unless you are nearby.
While going to get cargo, they take the path that is the least bumpy or most
free of obstacles, not necessarily the fastest way.  Take advantage of this
by driving through forest, going over cliffs, climbimg up hills, and
anything faster than the beaten path.  If there is a wide path, (i.e. a
canyon) they tend to stay towards the center of the path and will not leave
the center unless they must go out of the way to get your cargo.  So you
should stick to the boundary of a path when possible to avoid rivals.  Most
of this doesn't work as well with cops for some reason, though.

Cheap contraband trick - If you are getting tired of chasing your rivals all
over the map and they are still getting the cargo back first, then here is a
cheap trick I made around it.  Wait at the enemy dropoff point which is the
one with blue flares.  When they try to deliver the contraband, they may hit
you instead of the checkpoint!  Now you have the cargo and should be able to
easily deliver it to your base since both bases are usually close together.


- stick to roads/paths wherever possible; top speed is *loads* better
- use the handbrake turn to avoid cops and do quick snag-n-go moves. Very
- any time your wheels are off the ground, you are not accelerating. That's
- try to skid as little as possible, as skidding loses forward momentum and
- when offroading, choose the lest bumpy paths... follow the curve of the
land as much as possible.

All items marked with a * were submitted to me by Bill Bumgarner.

4:  Walkthrough

Here is the main part of my guide which will show you the way through the
various missions you will be performing so you can become Forgettable.  All
the vehicles you will be driving are stamped with your company logo (Hey!
What a great idea!  Stamping all vehicles with your gang's logo so the
police will know EXACTLY who they should chase!) and await you.  Choose
Smuggler's Mission.  You will be greeted by the Mission Menu.  Here, you
will select your various jobs.  After selecting the mission, you then choose
your vehicle.  After selecting your vehicle, you will be asked what
transmission to use.  After that, the mission will start.  We will begin in
Forest, then move to the Desert, and finally finish the game in Snow.  When
I say I mean it from the large map's perspective i.e. north is up, west is
left, south is down, and east is right.



MISSION 1 - Initiation Rites
Very simple mission.  Drive north to the first two checkpoints, then follow
the circle of flares around Eastwood to the finish.  Give up now if you
actually botch this mission.

MISSION 2 - The Forgotten Few
Another easy mission.  Drive north from the starting point to pick up the
contraband in Eastwood.  Then, head northeast to the drop off point in the
field outside of town.  Now drive west to pick up the next piece of
contraband near the gas station in Eastwood.  Continue west through town and
get onto the road that is headed the same way as you.  It will take you to
the next drop off point and the finish.

MISSION 3 - Secrets and Lies
This will be your first mission against law enforcement.  In this case, it's
the Border Patrol.  Head east from the church parking lot to the first pick
up point.  The first cop is hiding behind the ridge to your left, but he
likely won't see you since he's facing the wrong way.  Continue east till
you fly over a big jump.  After you land, get onto the highway since it
leads to the next drop off point.  Continue down the highway to the next
pick up point.

Here, you will get spotted by a cop.  Bolt past him and collect the next
piece of contraband.  Turn round the corner and you can see a roadblock!
Gosh, they're fast!  Fortunately, they were too stupid to fill in the little
gap in the middle of the road, so you can easily pass through.

After passing the roadblock, another cop will see you and will try a head-on
ramming attack.  Turn left on the road to pass him.  Continue to follow the
highway to the bridge.  The finish is at the end of it.

MISSION 4 - Breaking and Exiting
Head northwest from the start to pick up the stuff, then cross the bridge.
Rather than follow the road, drive over the hill in front of you.  You'll
now get an impressive view of the valley below.  After landing, go onto the
railroad tracks and follow them west.

When you pass two trees on the left side of the tracks, abandon them and
drive west over the bumpy terrain to the red flares on the hill you can see
in the distance.  Now drive down the other side of the hill and continue
west through more bumpy ground and trees.  Pick up the contraband in front
of the covered bridge, and cross the

Oh no!  Another roadblock!  This time, turn right into the grass and get
back on the railroad tracks.  Follow them northwest.  When the tracks arrive
at a railroad crossing, pull onto the road and head north.  Go into the
summer camp and cross the finish line.

MISSION 5 - Duty Free
This will be your first mission to gather up contraband and deliver it
before a rival gang can do the same.  Your opponents will be the O'Gradys.
The locations of all drop off points and and pick up points switch around a
lot, so I can't tell you much.  I can honestly say, though, that all
checkpoints will be in and around Eastwood.  Read the Rivals and Friends
section in the Game Rules and other Stuff section for more information.

MISSION 6 - Race War
Your first racing mission.  The O'Gradys have challenged you to a race on
the road that goes around Eubanks Mountain.  Follow the road and pass
through the checkpoints.  Don't worry about taking the lead until you get to
the railroad crossing because the other racers will all slow for some
reason.  You should easily be able to pass them and finish first after you
enter Eastwood.

MISSION 7 - Goodies From Above
The Border Patrol have shot down a plane.  Now you must retrieve all of its
cargo and take it to the cargo trucks.  Unfortunately, the Border Patrol is
actively investigating the area for evidence, so they will be on you at
every turn.  Drive off the hill you start on and head northeast to Eastwood.
  Collect the contraband and continue northeast.  A cop will give chase in
the process.

Cross the river by going through the river, and you will arrive at the first
cargo truck.  Now head southeast to the next pick up.  Drive into the river
and follow it east until you pass the last of the redwoods.  Get out of the
river on the left side and drive east across the land.  After a few big
bumps, you'll see a large hill.  Drive over it to fly across the river and
land near the next cargo truck.  Deliver the goods and head southeast across
the river again to pick up more contraband.

Now cross the bridge and follow the road until the arrow points straight in
the direction your car is going.  Leave the road and drive across the rocky
terrain until you see the next cargo truck.  Now head southeast to the next
pick up point.  Watch out for those rocks and trees along the way.  After
collecting the final piece of contraband, follow the road until you see the
last checkpoint in the water next to the falls.  Cross through the water to
it.  Mission complete!

MISSION 8 - Lost and Found
Immediately turn 90 degrees to the right after you start.  Drive across the
large hill and keep going east to the first pick up point.  Now go north and
head for the red flares atop the large mountain.  Don't worry, your car will
be able to easily get up there.  Now go northwest across the gently sloping
plains.  You will come to a snaking dirt track.  You can either follow the
path as it S-curves continuously, or you can drive across the hills
separating each curve.  I'll leave it up to you.  Eventually, you will find
the next piece of contraband.  Continue S-curving/hill-jumping until you
come to a crossroads.

Turn left and climb the hill the arrow is pointing to.  After getting down
to the other side, dump the contraband near the tunnel at the next
checkpoint.  Now head southwest until you spot a tunnel opening hidden
behind a bunch of trees.  Go into the tunnel and follow it all the way to
the end.  As it turns out, it's a secret passage that dumps you out by going
through the waterfall!  Not only that, but the finish is dead ahead in the
water!  Could things get any better?

MISSION 9 - The Way South
Your second contraband collection race against the O'Gradys.  Only this
time, the Border Patrol decides to get involved, creating a three-way war!
Again, I can't tell you much, except that it takes place in and around
Centerville due to the fact of checkpoints jumping around without any
pattern.  So from now on, I will tell you to refer to the Rivals and Friends
section for all rival contraband collectionmissions.  They're all virtually
the same anyway.

MISSION 10 - Counterfeit Women
This mission marks the point where missions will go from being fun to being
a chore.  First, most missions from now on have a very tight time limit and
you only have enough time to make up for one major crash and maybe one minor
crash.  Secondly, the police are after you almost from the start and will
dog you constantly for entire missions, so even the tiniest boo-boo may get
you arrested or heavily damaged.  OK, here we go.  Head southwest to the
first pick up point by cutting through the trees.  Using the dirt trail will
waste too much time.

After picking up the cargo, go onto the paved road to the right and turn
onto another dirt on the right of the paved road.  Follow this trail to the
next checkpoint.  Then do a U-turn and go back the way you came.  After
getting back to the pavement, go right.  Turn off the road when you can and
head east to the pick up point atop the hill.  Keep going east to the next
checkpoint.  The field you cross through is relatively clear, so you can go
straight there.  Slow down when you enter the woods and hit the next
checkpoint.  Do a U-turn and go back the way you came.

Head back to the paved road with the dirt path we used earlier and you will
find another piece of contraband near the turn off.  Go through the tunnel
and follow the road until you come to a roadblock.  Turn left onto another
trail.  The drop off point is only a little ways south from here.  Drive off
the trail and up the hill when it curves left.  After ascending the hill,
you can see the finish near Eastwood dead ahead.  Get down the hill, across
the bridge, and through the town to the finish.

Tough mission here!  You have to travel halfway across the stinkin' map,
traverse enough bumps and whoops to fill a hundred dirt bike tracks, and
with the Border Patrol in hot pursuit every step of the way.  Let us enter
the torture chamber now.  You start in Eastwood.  Drive east to the cemetery
and pick up the first piece of contraband.  Leave the cemetery by driving
through the fence, and travel east across more bumpy terrain.  When you spy
the railroad tracks, get onto the right side of them because a cop is
approaching from the tracks in the redwoods will try a head-on ramming

After you pass him, continue following the tracks east until you are
perpendicular to your first drop-off point.  Go over the grassy hill and
make the drop.  Now go over the eastern hill of this clearing and you will
come to a massive drop-off.  Fall down the cliff and head for the green
flare to the east.  Head east some more and you will enter the "desert."
Not  really since we're in Canada.  You  will also spot a dirt road, follow
it.  When it curves off to the right, leave the road and go straight ahead
up the hill.  You will get onto the same road up there.  Follow it until you
see the red flares in the small valley, then go straight for them.

Yeah, yeah, I know, you should go through the dirt hills, but the road is
much easier and safer.  Do a U-turn after driving through them.  Now go back
onto the road you used to get here and you will see an abandoned mine.
Drive into in carefully because if you hit the posts on the side or miss it
altogether, the police will have you bouncing all over the place until you
are arrested.  Go through the tunnel and head west to the next pick-up.  Do
another U-turn and go back east.  Watch out for all the cops that followed
you here.  Go through the mine, and follow the road back east to the valley.
  Go through it and hit the finish on the other side.

MISSION 12 - Radar Troubles
Do an about-face right after you start and hit the first radar atop the hill
to the southeast.  Now turn around and head west over that giant hill to
slam the next radar on the other side of it.  Then go northwest across the
creek and up the mountain.  Next, jump down into the valley and head
southwest through the valley to the radar atop the hill.  Proceed north
after trashing that radar.  After passing through some trees and a lake, the
last radar waits for you on the north shore.

MISSION 13 - Bait and Switch
This mission requires you to steal a piece of contraband from a police truck
heading to town, then you have to take it all the way to the tippy-top of
Eubanks Mountain.  Begin by heading west across the fields to where the
railroad tracks run alongside the highway (I'm sure you know where it is,
considering we've passed by it on several missions before.)  The police
truck should be pulling onto the tracks when you get there.

Pursue the truck until you ram it and take the cargo, then go west to
Eubanks Mountain which is north of Eastwood.  Find the path going up it and
take it, being careful to not fall off and looking out for police ambushes.
When the side of the mountain goes from the gray rocks to brown dirt, climb
up it to skip a few police traps and a shortcut.  When you hit the
checkpoint, you are done with Forest!

*The time on the clock is ****ed misleading. I knew this level would be
trouble when it started with 3.5 minutes!!! If you screw up going up the
mountain-- fall off, delayed, whatever-- the truck that you snagged the
contraband from WILL be an issue. I have had him steal the 'band from me and
head off back to the goal. However, he is dumb as a post and will go
*straight* to the destination, including smashing into things. The train is
usually heading down the track right as you are heading past it to go up the
mountain. Stay on the opposite side of the tracks until the last second then
cut in front of the train. You can often lose a cop for a few precious
seconds on the other side of the train.


NEW VEHICLES - Trophy Truck, Rally Car


MISSION 14 - Packing Heat
Go south to the first pick-up point in the canyon.  It's straight ahead.
After collecting the contraband, you have a choice of paths.  You can either
go right through the border station, or you can go left and crash through
the fence.  I prefer right, there may be more cops, but it's a smoother ride
and provides a straighter shot into Soroti City.  Regardless of your choice,
keep going south and through the city gates.  Hit the checkpoint in the
middle of the town, then leave through the west entrance.  After leaving
town, head northwest to the next pick-up.  After picking up the stuff, go
north to the oasis to deliver it.  Turn left past the next plateau on the
map, then continue north to the dried up ponds for your last pick-up of the
mission.  Go northeast to the highway.  After clearing the border station,
go north to the airport where you started the mission to finish.

MISSION 15 - Government Issued
This will be your first mission against the Army.  They are not as
persistent as the Border Patrol, but have much better control over their
vehicles.  Okay, lets get started.  Go west up the hill across the oilfield,
then drive down onto the paved road on the other side.  Your first encounter
with the Army is here.  Drive past him and through the border passing.
Follow the road to the dropoff point.  Now head south into the small village
for your next piece of cargo.  Be careful not to get trapped here between
the army trucks and a wall.

After exiting the town, keep going south along the dirt path (kinda hard to
see).  Several Army ambushes later, you will follow the path into another
town through a hole in the city wall.  Dump the cargo and drive around the
large hump of sand.  Drive through the hole in the wall back there.  The
arrow points over the mesa, but it's too steep so circle around it while
continuing to go south.  When the natural stone wall veers to the right,
follow it to stumble upon the next checkpoint. Do a 180 and head east to
Soroti city.  There is also another barely visible dirt path here to guide
you.  By now the clock should be runnung out, so quickly get into the city
to the finish line.

MISSION 16 - Trafficking Offenses
This is a contraband race against the Sierra Cartel and with the Army
interfering.  The Cartel drive super-fast Rally Cars, so use the cheap trick
I made in the Rivals and Friends section.  The layout includes the oasis,
the dried-up oasis, and the town with the crumbling city wall.  This mission
is a bit tough, but a relief compared to all the other difficult missions
you've had recently.  Don't forget the Rivals and Friends section for more

MISSION 17 - Miscellaneous Bits
You begin in Soroti City.  Drive west out of the city and follow the dirt
trail.  When you keep heading west and come to an artificial stone arch,
turn right rather than going under it to find the first checkpoint.  Go west
and the narrow ravins spills out into a place full of sand dunes.  If you
look near the rocky cliffs on the opposite side of the area, you can see a
jeep trail.  Follow it north.  When the trail comes to a fork, go left and
abandon the trail.  You will see some MASSIVE sand dunes here.

The easiest path through this place is to stick to the far right side of the
area near the wall of rock.  When you spot the next checkpoint, dump the
goods.  Now go east to the next checkpoint.  There isn't really any clearly
defined path here, so if you are lost follow the arrow.  Go into the village
the arrow points to to find the next checkpoint.  Go south on the dirt path
to the next city.  Do a 180 and go north after tagging the drop off point.
Follow the path to the last piece of cargo about midway between the
twocities.  Next go northwest to the temple dodging boulders and Border
Patrol to the finish.

MISSION 18 - Red or Dead
I HIGHLY recommend you use the Rally Car for this racing mission.
Everything else is just too darn slow to keep up with the A20 and Sierra
Cartel gangs since almost everyone uses either a Rally Car or a Dune Buggy.
You start ath the temple.  When the race starts, follow the pack south to
the first checkpoint.  Right after the checkpoint you may spot a trail
leading up the large mountain to your right.  Use it because it is a
shortcut.  After crossing though a small ditch, the trail will dump you in a
large canyon.

Go down into the very bottom and hit the next checkpoint.  Now go as far
left as possible near the canyon wall until you see a small ditch with a
trail through it.  Go into it to hit the next checkpoint.  Go up the
partially buried stairs and head right to the next checkpoint.  After this
checkpoint, all that's left is a bumpy strech to the finish in Soroti.  My
best advice is take the lead early here and don't lose it.  If you do get
the lead, beware the Army trucks because they tend to go for the pack
leader.  Good luck!

MISSION 19 - Hot Zone
The briefing says there are "reports of border patrol, army, and possibly
even CIA in the area."  Well, all that we will be running from is the CIA,
so you can at least be glad of that.  They are very bad drivers, so you
won't need to care about them much except for the second checkpoint.  I'll
begin the walkthough now:  Go north out the city gate and head north between
the two plateaus on your map.  You will have your first encounter here with
the CIA here.  Blast past him and crash through the fence.

You should see the green flare near the boulders.  Go get the stuff and do a
180 after picking it up.  Drive through the border passing and go southeast
on the dirt trail.  In a bit you will see a mesa with your path leading to
the right of it.  Instead go left and follow the path there.  It will lead
you southward into a pit full of strange rock formations.  At the left end
(your left) of the pit is the second checkpoint.  Hit it and do a 180 and go
back the way you came.  Beware of the CIA cars that have followed you here
on the way back.  Go north when you hit the wide open plain again.

Drive past the right side of the mesa you see ahead.  Crash through the
barbed wire fence and pass through the small opening in the canyon wall.
You are now at the oilfield.  Drive north through the oilfield and pick up
the contraband at the airport runway.  Go west back through the oilfield and
climb over the hill with the windmills.  Follow the highway.  When the
highway ends, hit the jeep trail to the right.  You will see the next
checkpoint in the dried up oasis.  Hit it, then go southwest to the next
pick up point.  The stuff is hidden on top of that small mesa that has a
path leading up it.  Drive down the other side of the mesa, and go
southwest, taking the rightmost path
through the mesas.

When you see the power poles, drive under them and you will see a slightly
camoflagued jeep trail behind them.  Take this path.   Eventually, the path
will come to a large jump and a VERY, VERY, BIG pit.  Take the jump and you
will (hopefully) land on the other side where the finish is waiting.  Whew,
that was a long one!  BTW, the last checkpoint of this level has my vote for
most cleverly hidden checkpoint in the game.

MISSION 20 - Viva La Revolution
Real easy here.  This is your first and last contraband race against the
A20's.  Use the cheap trick I mentioned about sticking around the opponent's
base, and also refer to the Rivals and Friends section.  The layout includes
the airfield, oilfield, Soroti City, and the oasis.

MISSION 21 - Selling Your Soul
Hahahahaha!  This mission is even easier than some FOREST missions!  (ahem,
DNA or DOA!)  This is a contraband race that has a new twist:  there is now
a group of cargo items instead of one item that everyone has to squabble
over.   You can only take one item, and your base will stay in the same
place for the whole level.  You will be against the Cartel, and combat will
be around the temple.  This level is a breeze, but the most difficult desert
mission is just around the corner, so don't get too relaxed.  Use the Rivals
and Friends section for more hints.

MISSION 22 - Don't Listen Now
Remember a long time ago when we destroyed the radars in Radar Troubles?
Well, this mission is very much the same, only even harder!  There are more
posts, more cops, and more traveling distance.  Let's go.  First, ignore the
arrow and turn left to face south.  Go south to the first listening post and
destroy it.  Still ignoring the arrow, continue south along the canyon to
the next listening post near the canyon's left wall  For reference, you will
pass a border crossing and the oasis on the way there.  The arrow has
FINALLY decided to point in your direction.  Keep heading south to Soroti
City.  The listening post is in the ditch surrounding the city.  Hit it and
do a 180.  Now go northwest to the listening post in the city with the
crumbling wall.  Go into the city and find the post hidden among the
buildings.  Now leave the city out the northern "gate" and immediately turn
left.  You will see a jeep trail running next to the wall.

Follow it west until you have passed through the cut in the mesa.  Now climb
over the sand dunes west and you will fall down off a cliff near the next
listening post.  Sorry but I can't provide a distinct path for the area
because it has no landmarks.  After totalling another post, drive northwest
around a mesa on its northern side.  After passing it, drive south behind it
to discover another listening post.  Destroy it and then go back the way you
came until you have left the mesa.  Drive northeast across the sand dunes
and rocky fields to the highway.  Destroy the listening post along the way,
and after nearing the border passing, turn right to find and destroy the
last post.

MISSION 23 - Grab and Go
This is another mission for which I would recommend the Rally Car.  You have
to retrieve an item from a CIA truck which is a very fast Military Vehicle.
You will start in the small room atop the temple.  Drive down the stairs and
into the field below.  Your quarry is heading south so follow him.  He
follows the same route as the "Red or Dead" mission.  Since it's a CIA agent
driving the car, he will wreck a few times along the way.  The biggest wreck
he makes is at the buried ancient staircase.  I'll assume you got him there
or somewhere earlier.

Drive up the stairs and keep following the same route as the race until you
get to Soroti.  Turn north from there and keep going north.  On your map you
can see a large plateau with the oasis on the west side and nothing on the
east side.  Go north on the east side because there
are several CIA cars waiting for you past the oasis.  Keep going north and
you will arrive at the oilfield.  Here, the CIA will see you, but the finish
is dead ahead at the airport with no large obstacles in your way.  Dump the
stuff at the cargo plane and you are done.

MISSION 24 - Christmas Bonus
Ah, the last desert mission!  And man is it tough!  The first time I beat
this level, I had only 0.4 second left on the clock!  Here we go:  Drive
east from the temple through the rock quarry to the first checkpoint.
Proceed southeast from there across sand dunes, rocks, etc. and past some
mesas.  Next, drive by the oasis.  After you clear the mesa next to the
oasis, go east to the edge of the map.

Remember where the second checkpoint was in the mission "Hot Zone?"  The
drop off point for this mission is at the same spot.  But this time you must
be more careful because the Border Patrol are much better drivers than the
CIA.  Go around the mesa near the edge of the map and go south to the drop
off point in the rock pit.  After tagging the checkpoint, do a 180 and go
back the way you came.  Watch out for cops as they will try for head-on
ramming.  When you have hit open air again, go south then west around the
side of the large mesa to the south but do not enter the canyon going north.
   After proceeding west some more, go around the next mesa to the canyon on
the west side of it(the one with the oasis in it).

Pick up the next item floating in the water.  Turn west and enter the city
with the crumbling wall through the east gate.  There is a path next to the
city wall to help you find it by the way.  After entering the city, leave
through the northern gate and follow the jeep trail to the immediate left of
it.  After passing through a large road cut, drive straight over the large
sand dunes to the next checkpoint.  Now go north across rocks and dunes to
the temple.  When you get to the temple, drive around to its north side and
pick up the dynamite.  Now, you can also see a tunnel entrance back here.

Enter it to find the drop off point.  My vote for easiest dropoff in the
game.  You can now see a stone road leading to another tunnel.  Follow this
stone road through more hidden places and tunnels.  Eventually, you will pop
out next to the dried up oasis.  Go west to the highway and follow it to the
hill with the windmills.  Leave the highway and go across this hill and west
through the oilfield to the finish at the airport.  Time will most likely be
running short at this point.  You will most likely be shouting
"GOGOGOFASTER!!!" right now as well.  Get to the plane quick!


NEW VEHICLES - Monster Truck, Military Vehicle


MISSION 25 - Home Comforts
Okay, first the good news.  We have now reached the fabled winter wonderland
simply known as Snow!  And we finally have all vehicles too!  Life is good,
isn't it?  Well now get ready for the bad news.  The time limits are getting
even tighter, law enforcement is even more aggressive than in the desert,
plus the white snow camoflagues the Border Patrol!   You will be arrested
many, many times on these missions before you even complete one!  Okay, time
for your first drive through the molten pits in the depths of the
underworld!  First, drive west following the railroad tracks.  When it
arrives at a crossing, jump onto the paved road and follow it northwest to
the first pickup.

Now go north and cut through Centerville.  Continue north up the hill to the
drop off.  Okay, do a 180 and go south back down the hill and to
Centerville.  When you hit town, go southwest to the next checkpoint
near the power lines.  After tagging it, drive west over the cliff and down
to the river.  If you follow the frozen river, it will take you to the next
drop off point.  Hit it and continue west along the river to another
checkpoint across the ice from the redwoods.  Now go north through the
ravine that is just to the right of the checkpoint.  Ignore the road you see
and just keep going north through the trees and other crud.  The finsih line
is to the northeast of the summer camp.  Congrats, you beat the first snow

MISSION 26 - Santa's Little Hinderer
Start off by going across the railroad bridge to the north, then travel
northeast to the first checkpoint on the left side of the railroad tracks.
See Mount Eubanks over there?  Go north and travel around on the east side
of the mountain.  Eventually, you will come to the railroad tunnel.  Enter
it and follow the tracks until you get past the road tunnel overpass and the
ravine following it.  Now turn left and go north to the next checkpoint.
After tagging that checkpoint, go southeast across the hills near the last
checkpoint.  For reference, you can see some more railroad tracks.  They go
right past the next pickup.

Now get the stuff and go straight over the hill behind the checkpoint.  Drop
down on the east side of the hill and you may see a paved road.  Follow it
east and you will wind up at the next checkpoint  The next checkpoint is
close to the covered bridge and a railroad bridge for more reference.  Turn
west and travel across more bumpy terrain to the next checkpoint.  Do a 180
after tagging the checkpoint and  go east to find the river.  Actually, it
finds you more than you find it because you will drive over a massive cliff
and land near the frozen waterfall.  Cross the ice and take the paved road
across from it to the finish near the railroad tracks.  Good job!

MISSION 27 - Enjoying the Craic
This mission is a cakewalk compared to all the crud you've been taking from
the Border Patrol recently.  You are against your old rivals the O'Gradys in
a contraband race, with the Border Patrol mixing things up.  This mission
will take place around the "desert" from DNA or DOA, only it now has a fresh
blanket of snow.  The O'Gradys are as lousy as always, so you will have an
easy time here.  Just use the cheap base guarding trick and occasionally
help your friends and you'll be fine.

MISSION 28 - Hunter Gatherer
One of the shorter and simpler missions you have encountered for some time.
Go south to the ravine to pick up the first piece of contraband in the
ravine.  Then keep going south to the redwood forest across the river from
you.  After hitting the checkpoint there, do a 180 and follow the highway to
the east to the checkpoint on the river's ice.  Now simply follow the frozen
river east to the next checkpoint, then do a 180 after tagging it.  Now
follow the river west to the checkpoint near the bridge with the four lane
road and the hut surrounded by a fence.  Told you this mission was short and

MISSION 29 - Frenchies Fried
Lucky you.  You get another easy contraband race!  This time it's you versus
the Quebecois, your last rival gang to contend with.  Also the CIA will be
playing peace-keeper, though doing a bad job of it.  The mission is set
around the large lake, the frozen waterfall, and the small stream beneath
it.  Resort to the cheap base-guarding trick while occasionally taking the
cargo yourself and it'll be over in no time.

MISSION 30 - Immoral Minority
Hooray!  A return to the difficult, drawn out missions that we should be
playing now!  Aren't you happy?  First, go west past Centerville and over
the bridge.  Now on the other side of the stream, climb northwest up the
hill to the first drop-off point, which a cop is right next to (REEEEEAL
SMART, GORDON!).  After tagging the checkpoint, go west past some roads and
hills to the big lake.  Drive across it for a shortcut.  You will eventually
reach the next checkpoint atop a snow heap.  After tagging it, do a 180 and
try not to go over the opposite side of the hill, or you may have to fight
uphill against a swarm of cops.

Go east past some houses, roads, and the stream.   The checkpoint is atop a
rocky hill near the lake.  After tagging it, go southeast towards the river
and get in the southernmost branch.  Drive down it to the checkpoint near
the power lines.  You will probably have to drive around the cliff it is
perched on, if you don't have enough speed to drive up the slope.  Now do a
180 after tagging it and go back to the river.  Drive west again using the
southernmost branch, and you will
find the next pickup point at one of the places where the river splits.
Continue west along the river and you will spot the finish on the southern
side of the river.  Leave the river and go to it to complete the level.

MISSION 31 - Like Candy From a Baby
I warn you now:  this is the last easy mission in the game.  It is your last
contraband race against the Quebecois around Mount Eubanks and the
surrounding hills, with the Border Patrol playing referee  This one is
harder than the rest, considering every checkpoint is separated by a maze of
mountains, trees, and other crud.  Also, the Quebecois always seem to know
the fastest way around the place!  The cheap contraband trick doesn't work
well here either, because the contraband is often in easier reach than the
bases.  So, for once, don't use that strategy and go after the stuff
yourself.  Good luck!

MISSION 32 - Big Mistake
If the title isn't enough to clue you in, then I will say to you that this
is the second hardest mission in the game!  I only won this last racing
mission because by some freak accident, all the leading cars made big
driving errors and wrecked into trees and stuff.  Don't use the Rally Car,
if you read its description, it says it is a "desert racer".  Sand and snow
are not the same things.  Not snow, "desert", got that?  Good.  Take the
Military Vehicle instead.  OK, lets go.  First, go east to tag the first
checkpoint out in the river.  Then, get up on the highway where it is close
to the shore, not at the steep slope where your opponents get on.  Follow
the highway east for a short time and leap into the river at the spot where
the other cars jump off.  Go east on the river for a bit to the second

This one is hard to hit because you are just exiting a corner and driving on
ice.  Manage as best as you can, then drive up the right shore and onto the
paved road.  Drive east on it, and then go onto the jeep trail when it comes
up a moment later.  Follow it up the hill to the third checkpoint.  Now go
southeast down through the basin, and over the hill on the other side.  You
will see the trail, but this time shortcut across the plain alongside it to
the fourth checkpoint.  Now go east across all the bumps instead of taking
the trail cuz it wastes too much time.  You will come to the valley, drive
through it and to the finish near the oil tanks and power cables.  Hopefully
the bug I mentioned earlier will set in and allow you to slip into first at
some point in the race.

MISSION 33 - Repo Man Blues
SUV here, since it has high stability, and the fact CIA will be banging you
everywhere.  Here we go.  First, drop down off the cliff you begin on and
get on the dirt trail.  Follow it west over the mountain and down to the
lake.  Get on the paved road after the trail ends and follow it west around
the lake.  I know, I know, but the lake is not a shortcut.  You'll probably
waste more time trying to climb out of it when it is time to leave than if
you stuck to the road.

When you reach the road intersection,  leave the road and drive southwest
over the hills, trees, etc. to the first checkpoint.  Hit it and go
southeast.  You can see two valleys between big hills.  Take the one on the
left because the right one leads to a roadblock.  Now go (almost) directly
south in the direction of the arrow.  You will arrive at the river.  Drive
across it to find the dropoff near the redwood forest.  After tagging it,
drive east on the river.  When you see the green smoke, leave the river and
head for it.  Tag the checkpoint and do a 180.  Go northwest up the hill
with the redwoods.  Sorry, but there isn't a distinct path I can point out.
I can say that you should try to stay as high up on the hill as possible
until you reach the peak.  Jump from the peak to the road.

Follow it northwest for a moment, and then continue northwest over the hill
when the road curves to the left.  Use the flatest path possible in this
area.  You will find the next checkpoint in a valley you jump down into.
Now go northwest on the dirt path, and then east on the paved road and the
tunnel around the hill you jumped over.  Watch out for the roadblock when
you exit the tunnel.  After evading the roadblock, go east across the gently
rolling hills to the next checkpoint.  Do a 180 and drive back to the
tunnel.  Follow the road east, then south to find the finish.  The road may
be slower, but its a heck of a lot easier than trying to cross the Rockies
with the CIA kicking your rear end everywhere.

MISSION 34 - Cheaters Never Prosper
We have at long last arrived at the last mission, plus the worst mission is
behind us now.  I recommend the SUV here.  You are immediately under pursuit
the minute the mission begins.  Go southeast down the hill, and hit the
checkpoint without slowing down.  You will fly across the bridge below and
mabye the stream.  Follow the stream for a bit, then go southwest across the
hills and through the river's branches.  After arriving at the other side,
drive southwest through the small forest.  See the cliff up ahead?  There is
a spot where you can climb up it easily.  Go up that spot, then drive west
to the next checkpoint.  After tagging it, go northwest to the concrete
bridge near the next checkpoint.

Drive over the bridge and tag the checkpoint.  Now follow the road north to
the big lake.  Watch out for two roadblocks along the way.  When you near
the lake, drive to the checkpoint in the middle of it and tag it.  Do a 180
and go south in the stream.  When the frozen falls come up, drive over them
to land next to another checkpoint.  Hit it and take the straightest path
possible to the checkpoint that is west of you.  I really mean straight,
even if you have to climb up steep slopes and jump back down again.  This
checkpoint has the tightest time limit in the game, so you must be fast.
After hitting it in the river, go southwest to the next checkpoint in
Eastwood.  After hitting it, do a 180 and head north across the bridge and
past the roadblock.

Congratulations!  You have reached the final stretch of Smuggler's Run!  And
you're not going to get arrested now, are you?  Not now that you are so
close.  Drive north on the jeep trail near the railroad tracks to Mount
Eubanks.  Once there,  start up the spiral trail.  Try to stay as close as
possible to the cliff faces and beware the police who will try to ram you
off the cliff.  Hopefully, they might fall off themselves.  Eventually you
will reach the top where the last checkpoint in the game is.  Hit it and
rejoice for you have defeated a difficult game!



5:  Cheat Codes

I got these off of www.videogames.com.  To use every code (except the
Midnight Club one) pause the game and press these buttons.

Invisibility - R1, L1, L1, R2, L1, L1, L2

Yeah, yeah, I know.  You're thinking this code will make you invisible to
the police.  Well, actually, it's the other way around.  You become
invisible to yourself, and the police can still see you and arrest you.

Lighter Cars - L1, R1, R1, L2, R2, R2

Want to know what it would be like to drive around on the moon?  Well, this
code provides the feeling of that experience.

No Gravity - R1, R2, R1, R2, Up, Up, Up

Well, actually, you still have gravity, but civilian traffic doesn't.  If
you hit a civilian car in this mode, it will literally fly across the level.
Hit a civilian into the redwood forest in forest and watch him bounce off
the trees like a ping-pong ball!

Increase time warp - R1, L1, L2, R2, Right, Right, Right

This code speeds up time and can be entered numerous times for various
degrees of speed from simply quick, to the speed of light.

Decrease time warp - R2, L2, L1, R1, Left, Left, Left

This code does the opposite of the one above.  Every thing will move very
slowly...this will become your favorite code if you loved the Matrix.  It
can also be entered multiple times for various effects.


6:  Thanks

- Thanks to myself because if it wasn't for me, this FAQ wouldn't exist!
- Thanks to Bill Bumgarner for the various clues on some of the Forest
missions and the speed hints!
- Thanks to my dad for giving me jobs to do to pay for my Playstation 2  and
this game!
- Thanks to Rockstar Games!  Nice to know that Japan and England aren't the
only countries that can make terrific games.
- BIG, Big thanks to GameFaqs, THE best video game site on the net!


8:  E-mail Policy

I have recieved a lot of stupid e-mail in the past, but now it is starting
to get ridiculous so I am going to start enforcing what kinds of messages
will and will not get answered.

Please DO:

- read the whole document before sending a question.  If you have time to
waste your life away on video games, then you have enough time to scan my
document for a few minutes for an answer to a problem.

- put the name of the game in the message topic.  It makes it A LOT easier
for me to pick out which messages are on games and which are not.  Also if
the name is not there, I might accidentally delete it, thinking it is junk

- spell correctly.  I won't be able to help much with your problem if you
send me something like "Hy mn cn u hlp me wth ths 1 prblm, I cnt bt ths 1
lvl ok thnks gby."

- send a message in English.  I can barely read Spanish, let alone translate
Japanese.  You wouldn't believe how many messages I have recieved in some
foreign languages that I don't even know which continent they are from.

- be polite.  Any mail with excessive flaming will be instantly deleted.

Please DO NOT:

- write the title of the message as "About your walkthrough" or something
similar to that.

- flame.  I hate flaming.  Especially messages with the f-word or the
s-word.  These will be instantly deleted.

- send advertisements.  These will be considered junk mail and will be
deleted instantly.

- ask me something that is already answered in the walkthrough or the
manual.  C'mon, would you rather spend a few minutes skimming my guide, or
would you rather spend a few hours, days, or even weeks waiting for me to
get back to you?

- forget to include the name of the game in the message or on the title.  I
am not a psychic.  I cannot tell what game you are after if you do not
include the name in it.

- send me a message in any language other than English.  The only other
language I can barely understand at all is Spanish, and even then, I can
hardly form simple sentences.  So don't send the message in any language
besides English or I simply won't be able to help you.


8:  Copyright

This guide is the sole property of Nathan Norris, author of this guide.
Don't rip off this guide in part or whole, or I will be forced to act
against you.  Don't rip off this guide then alter it to death and claim it
as your own.  This guide may not be used for ANY profitable reasons
whatsoever, even if no money is made.

I'm tired of all these websites requesting my guides for their sites, so
from now on, these are the only sites which may use my guides:


This makes it very simple for me to keep track of what state each version is
in each site.  If you find this guide on some other site, and it is
incomplete, go to www.gamefaqs.com. before requesting help from me.  Since
gamefaqs.com is the first place I send every piece of my work, they are sure
to have the most up-to-date version of my guides.

Also, if you find this guide on www.cheatcc.com, notify me immediately.
They have ripped off of me before and I'm not gonna let them do it again.

I bid you farewell.


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