BURNING ROADBURNING ROAD TABLE OF CONTENTS Starting The Game 2 Basic Controller Function 4 In-Game Continue functions 6 Getting Started 7 The Options Menu 8 Practice Mode 10 Startup Items 11 Championship 12 Link Mode 13 The race 14 Alternative Controllers 16 Credits 16 Warranty 17 BASIC CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS Directional Buttons Move highlights in menus and change menu items. X Button Select TRIANGLE Button Return no previous menu from Options menu. START Button Skip demo/replay mode. Exits Results menu. In-Game Controller Functions Directional Buttons Turn Left or Right X, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, SQUARE Buttons Accelerate/Brake according to configuration. L1 and L2 Buttons Change camera position. R1 and R2 Buttons Gear shift Up/Down. START Button Pause/Unpause the game. SELECT Button Quit/Continue while in pause/Remove on-screen icons except timer CONTROLS Practice This is just what the name says. Practice your skills in one of the four vehicles on one of the three tracks while competing against 7 computer controlled opponents. Learn how to master your car and work out the tricky curves before going to Championship. Championship This is the real thing. Choose one of the four cars to race against the 7 computer controlled opponents on all tracks, one after the other. Beat the qualifying time to advance to the next track and make sure that the others eat your dirt. Link Mode Link up with your friends to show them what horsepower is all about. Put an end no the discussion of who's the better driver by making them disappear in the dust. Options Select this Menu Item to customize your control settings and adjust the sound effects and music volume to your comfort. High scores can be saved on a memory card. You can also select the type of music you want played here. HEROES ARE MADE, NOT JUST BORN Getting Started After the various logos have been displayed the Main Menu screen will appear. Use the Directional Buttons up and down to change the highlighted menu item and press the X Button to select. If you don't perform any action within 30 seconds the game will switch to demo mode. Skip the demo sequence by pressing the START button. THE OPTIONS MENU Use the Direction Buttons up and down to the desired menu item. Use the Direction Buttons Left and Right to change Menu Item. Press the TRIANGLE Button to return to the Main Menu screen. Level (Easy/Medium/Hard) Change this to select the skill level of the computer controlled opponents. Controls Change this to select your favorite button configuration. FX Vol Use Direction Buttons left and right to decrease and increase the volume of the sound effects. CD Vol Use Direction Buttons left and right to decrease and increase the volume of the CD audio. Volume Use Direction Buttons left and right to decrease and increase the master volume. More Press here to enter the next option screen. THE OPTIONS MENU Save Menu Enter here to save or load your high scores, controller setup and best times. The only way to save over an existing saved game in Burning Road is to first delete the previously saved game and then give the command to save the current game. Analog setup Select this to calibrate and setup your analog device (Sony compatible steering wheel, etc.). Music Select two different soundtracks. The Classic Mix or the U.S. Re-Mix. Exit Press here to enter the Main Menu screen. 4 PRACTICE MODE If you want on perfect your skills on a specific track this is the game mode you should select. First you have to select which track to practice on. Choose between Beginner, Advanced and Expert. Use the Direction Buttons left and right to change the highlighted track and press the X Button to select. You have a time limit of 8 seconds to make your choice. After that the track which is highlighted will automatically be selected. Once you've selected the desired track it's time to choose from one of the four cool vehicles. Each vehicle has different abilities. Some are slower hut have better road holding capabilities. Others are faster but controlling them on the road is more difficult. Again use the Direction Buttons left and right to change the vehicle and use the X Button to Select. Again you have Ii seconds to make your choice or the currently shown car will be automatically selected. START-UP ITEMS Choose between Automatic Transmission (AT) or Manual Transmission (MT). If you select Automatic Transmission your car will automatically shift gears up and down when needed. When using Manual Transmission however, you can with some practice achieve better acceleration than with Automatic Transmission. Again use the Direction Buttons left and right to highlight the desired choice and use the X Button to select. Note that you again have a limited time to make a choice. Now that all your choices have been made, it's off to the race track. Prepare yourself for a mind blowing race at incredible speed. Prepare yourself for Burning Road 5 CHAMPIONSHIP You have practiced every curve on all the three tracks. You know them all, even in your sleep. You have driven your car to the extreme and you beat them all in practice. Now it's time fur you to go for the championship. When you enter the Championship mode you will again have to choose in which car and with what kind of transmission you wish to race. Once you have made your choices you will be taken to the beginner track to prove your skills. If you win on the beginner track, you will advance onto the advanced track and then onto the expert track. LINK MODE If you want to show your best friend just how wrong he is when he claims that he is the better driver, then challenge him in this Head to Head battle and show him up once and for all. When selecting the Link Mode Burning Road will seek out challengers for approximately 8 seconds. If no challenger has arrived within this time the game will return to the Main If you experience problems while trying to establish a Link connection, make sure that the Link Cable has been inserted correctly into the Serial I/O port on the back of your PlayStation. Once you have linked up you may choose your track, car and transmission and launch into a race of honor. THE RACE Once the track has been loaded the countdown to the race will begin. Three...Two...One...GO! Hit the pedal and gun for the pole position. Watch those sharp curves and get those power slides under control. You have five camera positions available in the game: three behind the car, one in the car and one in front of the car. Use the L1 and L2 buttons to move the camera position in and out to the position that suits you the best. Use the START button to pause and unpause the game. If you want to quit the race and return to the Main Menu screen press the SELECT button while in pause mode. [Screen Shot *Relative positions] Remaining Time Race Leader Position Lap Counter Position in Race Total Time Traffic Indicator Lap Time Revs Counter Speedometer Current Gear THE RACE If you chose to play with Manual Transmission use the R1 and R2 buttons to shift gears up and down. While in the race you have a Heads-Up Display. Learn to read it to make the most of the race. The aim of the game is reach the finish line in the fastest time possible. You have a limited amount of time to complete the race but you will get additional time when passing the time extension flags placed around the tracks. When you finish the race you will be presented with a replay of the ENTIRE race (not just highlights) to see how you performed and what to look nut for the next time. Press the START button to skip the replay sequence. If you were racing in PRACTICE mode you will be asked if you wish to race again. Select NO to return to the Main Menu screen. Now the score summary screen will appear with a list of all the relevant statistics. Press the START button to exit this screen and continue with the CHAMPIONSHIP (given that you finished the race within the qualifying time). Alternative Controllers For the ultimate game experience with Burning Road you should use an analog input device or preferably a steering wheel. Due to the various button setups on different controllers the references to the four buttons of the original PlayStation Controller may not apply to your analog device.
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