hard difficulty setting
The solution to winning hard seasons is to get the
#2 bike by winning the challenges. The way you get the bike is
by taking the challenges that have a photo card. If you complete
these, you will have won the #2 bike. Although the game gives
the impression that the longer the race, the better off you are
in the possibility of winning, this is false. All hard arcade
races, seasons, etc. should be set to only 2 laps. The races are
short, but the racers gear themselves for a 2 lap race, which
can be used to your advantage. Before you begin your arcade race
or season, set the #2 bike up correctly. Go to "Settings"
and use the following values.
Transmission: Set to only 2 notches
Brakes: Set to maximum
Handling: Set to maximum
Acceleration: Set to maximum
Once you have these settings, you will win every arcade race,
and will come in first for seasons you have to race. If you place
second in a couple of races, you will still win the season. All
challenges from here on in become relatively easy.
In the training section, turn your bike around and
go the opposite direction from the starting point. You may go
as far as needed so that when you turn back around, you will build
enough speed shave seconds off the clock and complete the test
within the time requirements
On the number 3 training course in which you must follow a driver
and be a few seconds behind for gold, keep driving right off the
course until you see him smoke his tires. This will enable you
to be right next to him or in front of him. On the first or second
turn, if you ram your bike into his side from the inside of the
track, knocking him to the outside, you can knock him off. Then,
race to the end. If you are a decent driver, he may catch up with
you at the end, but most likely you will only be a second behind
and still get the gold.
In training, there are some challenges that have you go through
the board with obstacles that you cannot touch or you will fail.
On the same boards, you have time limits and you cannot go off
course or you will fail. However, the time does not begin until
you go a small distance in front of you. Instead of going forward,
turn around and go the other way until you reach an obstacle in
the road. Bump into it. If you are playing for the gold, which
you should be in the first place, you have two seconds taken away
from the little time you have. Ignore this, and just keep bumping
into it until it does not take any more time away. Then, go back
the way you were originally facing to start the challenge. When
you go past the start mark, the clock will not change. You can
now take as much time as needed to complete the challenge.