The Simpsons Hit & Run Walkthrough

 The following game of alien encounters is true. And by true,  I mean 
    false.  It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies.  And in the end,
    isn't that the real truth?

    The answer, is no.

    Our game begins on a sunny October morning, in a little town called 
    Springfield... 

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               The FAQ/WALKTHROUGH for SIMPSONS HIT & RUN, v1.7

                    Based on the Nintendo Gamecube version
                        Written and updated by SubSane
                          Last updated July 11, 2004

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          TABLE OF CONTENTS

                             -How to Find Stuff-

                1. Find the section with the info you need.
                2. Highlight the code number for the section.
                3. Hold ctrl (Command for Macintosh) and press C.
                4. Hold ctrl and press F to open a Find screen.
                5. Hold ctrl and press V to paste, then search.


         -GENERAL INFORMATION......................................1-
             -The Black Vans and the Bees..........................1A
             -The Cast.............................................1B

         -THE BASICS...............................................2-
             -Game Start...........................................2A
             -Saving/Loading.......................................2B
             -Status and Menu Screens..............................2C
             -Controls and Techniques..............................2D
             -Pick-ups.............................................2E
             -The Wanted Meter.....................................2F

         -MISSIONS WALKTHROUGH.....................................3-
             -Level 1: From the Couch to Conspiracies..............3A
             -Level 2: The Hunt for Bonestorm 2....................3B
             -Level 3: Oh Bart, Where Art Thou?....................3C
             -Level 4: An Evening With Marge.......................3D
             -Level 5: The Apu Redemption..........................3E
             -Level 6: Go Speed Laser, Go!.........................3F
             -Level 7: Nightmare on Evergreen Terror...............3G

         -STREET RACES.............................................4-
             -Overview.............................................4A
             -Racing Strategies....................................4B
             -Race Locations.......................................4C

         -COLLECTOR CARDS..........................................5-

         -WASP CAMERAS.............................................6-

         -GAGS.....................................................7-

         -OTHER STUFF..............................................8-
             -Character Vehicles...................................8A
             -Other Vehicles.......................................8B
             -Character Clothing...................................8C
             -Bonus Game...........................................8D
             -Coin Collecting......................................8E

         -CODES AND SECRETS........................................9-

         -GUIDE INFORMATION........................................10-
             -Version History......................................10A
             -Guide Credits........................................10B
             -Contact Information..................................10C
             -Legal Stuff..........................................10D




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===== 1- GENERAL INFORMATION =================================================


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                        1A. The Black Vans and the Bees
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The citizens of Springfield are growing suspicious over the sudden appearance
of mysterious black vans and wasp-shaped video cameras throughout the town. 
They are appearing in every corner and it seems no citizen is safe from their
peeping-tommery.

Where did they come from?
Who is behind it all?
And what's all the "buzz" about NEW and IMPROVED Buzz Cola?


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                                1B. The Cast
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Homer Jay Simpson
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Homer Simpson isn't smart, or intelligent, or even somewhat bright, but when
black vans and wasp cameras start appearing, he notices. I mean come on, they
interrupt TV time!

Well, now Homer has to assist in the investigation of the strange happenings
in Springfield. NO ONE messes with TV...


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Bart Simpson
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Bart's always out to have a little fun, after all he is "America's bad boy".
But this time he's stumbled onto a mystery worse than his vandalism.

Bart may not want to, but he is now involved in the most dangerous conspiracy
in Springfield history.


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Lisa Simpson
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Why, oh why does Lisa always get dragged into these situations? Bart is in
trouble, and as always it's Lisa's job to get him out of it.

But the more she searches, the eerier the mystery becomes.


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Marge Simpson
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Marge is the American mom. If her husband is well fed and her kids are happy,
then she's a happy home maker. But when anyone messes with her baby boy, get
out of the way!

Her quest to protect the children of Springfield will unveil more of the evil
conspiracy.


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Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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Apu doesn't care what happens in the outside world because the Kwik-E-Mart is
his home away from home. Black vans and wasp cameras? Where?

But now that his credibility as a merchant went from bad to really bad, it's
payback time! He's also going to help in the investigation.




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===== 2- THE BASICS ==========================================================


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                                2A. Game Start
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New Game
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Choose this to start a new game.


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Resume Game
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Start from the game that was last loaded.


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Load Game
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Load a saved game from the memory card.


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Scrapbook
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This keeps track of all the statistics for each level, as well as the 
statistics for the game as a whole. You can track your progress here.


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Options
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Controller: Select from the different control configurations for both 
on-foot and vehicle playing.

Sound: Adjust the Music, Effects, Vehicle noise, and Voices.

View Movies: Watch all the cutscenes that have been unlocked so far.

View Credits: Watch the credits for the game.


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Bonus
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This is a bonus game that can be unlocked when the collector cards in any
level are all collected. It's a little racing game that can be from 1 to 4 
players.


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                              2B. Saving/Loading
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Saving
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You can press Start at any time in the game and select Save to save your
current progress to a memory card. The game will also ask you to save after
every level.


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Loading
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Select the Load Game icon at the living room menu, then choose your saved
game.


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                          2C. Status and Menu Screens
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Normal Status Screen
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Next Mission: In the top-left corner there will be a picture of either a 
character or a location. This shows who you have to talk to or where you have
to go to start the next mission.

Map/Radar: The green area of that circle in the bottom corner is your map.
Pay attention to it when you want to see where the mission objective is. The
white buildings on the radar represent buildings you can enter.

There are also a few icons that will appear. Telephones show where the vehicle
telephones are, black and white flags show where the street races are located,
and a pair of red dice shows where Louie is located (for the wager race).

Hit & Run Meter: The outside part of the circle is the Hit & Run meter, which
I will refer to as the H&R meter. Every time you hit an object, person, or 
vehicle it begins to fill up. When the meter reaches the blue side you have
a Hit & Run.

The cops will begin chasing you and will fine you 50 coins if you get cornered
or stopped. The best way to avoid them is to find a straight road and run for
it.

Coins: Pick up a coin and your total will be shown for a brief time in the
top-right corner.


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Mission Status Screen
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During a mission you will have the same things on the screen with a few 
additions.

Time: Many of the missions will be timed, and the remaining time will be 
shown in the upper-left corner next to the mission objective.

Race position: If you are in a race, your position will be shown in the upper
left corner.
 

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Normal Pause Menu
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Continue: Continue playing.

Mission Select: This option allows you to choose ANY mission that you have
already played. Use Left and Right to scroll through any of the seven levels,
and Up and Down to select the mission.

Level Progress: Check the statistics for what you have accomplished in each
level.

View Cards: View the collector cards you have collected so far.
 
Options: Adjust the Sound or Settings.

Save Game: Save your game to a memory card.

Quit Game: Quit the game and return to the living room menu.

Next Mission: In a box in the bottom corner you can check where to go to get
your next mission.

Coins: You can always see the number of coins you have by pressing Start and
looking in the top corner.


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Mission Pause Menu
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Continue: Continue playing.

Restart Mission: You can choose to restart the mission from the beginning.

Cancel Mission: Cancel the mission any time by selecting this option.

Options: Adjust the Sound or Settings.

Quit Game: Quit the game and return to the living room menu.


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Telephone Screen
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When you access a telephone on the street you can choose a new car.

Vehicle: Scroll Left and Right to view the available vehicles and the amount
of damage each one has sustained.

Ratings: On the right side will be the ratings for each vehicle. They are 
based on a scale from 1 to 5.


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Purchase Menu
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It's pretty simple. Whenever you talk to someone who has a $ sign on the radar
or access a shirt, you can purchase a vehicle or some new clothing using the
coins.

Just scroll Left and Right to view what is up for sale, as well as the price
of each one. You can also press X to view vehicle ratings.


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                           2D. Controls and Techniques
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On Foot Control
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  D-pad/control stick... Move character
  B button.............. Attack (press in the air as well)
  A button.............. Jump (press twice to high jump)
  Y button.............. Get in car, talk to character
  X button.............. Dash
  L button.............. Camera Zoom
  R button.............. Look up
  Z button.............. no use
  C-up, C-down.......... Zoom camera in or out
  C-left, C-right....... Rotate camera left or right
  Start button.......... Pause

There isn't much to say about the on foot control. If you have to turn while
holding X to run fast, do so by tapping X so that you don't make a wide turn.
It saves some time.

There is also a more powerful attack you can do by double-jumping and 
pressing B.


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Vehicle Control
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  D-pad................. Reset vehicle, press Down to change
                         angle in Bonus Game
  Control stick......... Vehicle steering
  B button.............. E-brake
  A button.............. Accelerate
  Y button.............. Get out of car
  X button.............. Brake/reverse
  L button.............. Brake/reverse
  R button.............. Accelerate
  Z button.............. Horn, boost in Bonus Game
  C-up, C-down.......... Look up or look back
  C-left, C-right....... Look left or right
  Start button.......... Pause

The vehicle performance will often depend on the vehicle you choose. One sure
thing to remember is that when you're making a turn, ALWAYS hold B to use the
e-brake and make a really sharp turn. This will come in very useful for the
street races and later missions.


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                                 2E. Pick-ups
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Coins: Coins can be found all over the place, as well as inside soda machines,
wasp cameras, crates, and other objects. If you can kick or run over it, it
will probably give up a coin.

Car repair: The yellow wrenches will repair the last vehicle you drove. They
can be found all over the place.

Collector Cards: The collector cards are found in certain places in each
level. Check section 6- for more details.

Mission pick-ups: Many of the missions will require you to pick up some type
of item. These are pointed out in the walkthrough.


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                              2F. The Wanted Meter
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The wanted meter isn't a problem for the most part, but occasionally (or
often when smashing stuff to collect coins), those damn cops can be a pain in
the rear end. Here's a few tips for avoiding or getting rid of the wanted
meter.

    -You can also lose your wanted meter by getting out of
     your vehicle and getting back in. That only works with
     character vehicles, so if you're in a generic street
     vehicle you will have to switch to a different one.

    -You can also stay near one of the people that start a 
     wager race. When the wanted meter starts flashing, get 
     out of your vehicle and talk to the race person. From 
     there you can just cancel the race and the wanted meter 
     will be empty. Not bad at all, really.

    -Destroying a car will usually raise your wanted-meter 
     by almost half, so don't get crash-happy.