The Simpsons Hit & Run Walkthrough

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===== 7- GAGS ================================================================


Gags serve no real purpose. They're just there for a few laughs and for
references to the show (though the game already has tons of those). And a few
coins, but just one per gag.

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Level 1
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#1: The TV inside the Simpsons' house.
#2: Swings in the Simpsons' backyard.
#3: Grill in the Simpsons' backyard.
#4: Talky tiki in the Simpsons' backyard.
#5: Door of the bomb shelter in Flanders' backyard.
#6: Swings in the playground near the Simpsons' house.
#7: Radioactive gas tank in the power plant parking lot.
#8: The lever in Homer's workstation at the power plant.
#9: Fire extinguisher inside the school.
#10: Fire alarm inside the school.
#11: Frostillicus at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#12: Silent alarm behind Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#13: ATM at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#14: Larry the Looter arcade at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#15: Squishee machine at the Kwik-E-Mart.


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Level 2
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#1: Catapult in town square.
#2: Cement mixing truck near construction building.
#3: Pickled egg jar in Moe's Tavern.
#4: Slot machine in Moe's Tavern.
#5: Love Tester in Moe's Tavern.
#6: Light up drinks in Moe's Tavern.
#7: Rat's milk machine, roof near Moe's Tavern (fire escape).
#8: Take a photograph of Hans Moleman at the DMV.
#9: Quarter car in Try-N-Save parking lot.
#10: Missile behind Herman's Military Antiques.
#11: Dumpster behind Krusty Burger (near police station).


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Level 3
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#1: Robot with the knife in the back of Android's Dungeon.
#2: Radioactive Man cardboard cut-out at Android's Dungeon.
#3: Yellow dumpster across the street from Krusty Burger.
#4: Ball drop at Wall E. Weasel's.
#5: Crane on top of the ship.
#6: Alarm at the Observatory.
#7: Perpetual motion machine on the desk at the Observatory.
#8: Telescope at the Observatory.
#9: Monkey in the matter transporter at the Observatory.
#10: Flag at Kamp Krusty.
#11: Boar's head at Kamp Krusty.


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Level 4
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#1: The TV inside the Simpsons' house.
#2: Swings in the Simpsons' backyard.
#3: Grill in the Simpsons' backyard.
#4: Talky tiki in the Simpsons' backyard.
#5: Krusty table lamp in Bart's room (backyard window).
#6: Door of the bomb shelter in Flanders' backyard.
#7: Radioactive gas tank in the power plant parking lot.
#8: The lever in Homer's workstation at the power plant.
#9: Fire extinguisher inside the school.
#10: Fire alarm inside the school.
#11: Frostillicus at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#12: Silent alarm behind Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#13: ATM at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#14: Larry the Looter arcade at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#15: Squishee machine at the Kwik-E-Mart.


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Level 5
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#1: Pickled egg jar in Moe's Tavern.
#2: Slot machine in Moe's Tavern.
#3: Love Tester in Moe's Tavern.
#4: Light up drinks in Moe's Tavern.
#5: Take a photograph of Hans Moleman at the DMV.
#6: Dumpster behind Krusty Burger (near police station).


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Level 6
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#1: Robot with the knife in the back of Android's Dungeon.
#2: Radioactive Man cardboard cut-out at Android's Dungeon.
#3: Yellow dumpster across the street from Krusty Burger.
#4: Ball drop at Wall E. Weasel's.
#5: Crane on top of the ship.
#6: Alarm at the Observatory.
#7: Perpetual motion machine on the desk at the Observatory.
#8: Telescope at the Observatory.
#9: Monkey in the matter transporter at the Observatory.
#10: Flag at Kamp Krusty.
#11: Boar's head at Kamp Krusty.


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Level 7
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#1: The TV inside the Simpsons' house.
#2: Swings in the Simpsons' backyard.
#3: Talky tiki in the Simpsons' backyard.
#4: Krusty table lamp in Bart's room.
#5: Clown bed in Bart's room.
#6: Door of the bomb shelter in Flanders' backyard.
#7: Swings in the playground near the Simpsons' house.
#8: Radioactive gas tank in the power plant parking lot.
#9: Frostillicus at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#10: Silent alarm behind Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#11: ATM at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#12: Larry the Looter arcade at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#13: Squishee machine at the Kwik-E-Mart.
#14: Fire extinguisher inside the school.
#15: Fire alarm inside the school.



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===== 8- OTHER STUFF =========================================================


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                             8A. Character Vehicles
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Level 1
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Family Sedan: Homer's default vehicle.
Plow King: Purchase from Barney at gas station for 150 coins.
Pickup Truck: Complete "This Old Shanty" bonus mission.
Duff Truck: Purchase from Gil in the hick area for 125 coins.
Surveillance Van: Buy from Gil in the hick area for 100 coins.
Electaurus: Complete all three street races.


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Level 2
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Honor Roller: Bart's default vehicle.
Mr. Plow: Purchase from Homer at the hospital for 200 coins.
WWII Vehicle: Complete "Dial B for Blood" bonus mission.
Limo: Purchase from Gil in downtown for 150 coins.
Fire Truck: Purchase from Gil in downtown for 250 coins.
Moe's Sedan: Complete all three street races.

 
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Level 3
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Malibu Stacy Car: Lisa's default vehicle.
School Bus: Purchase from Otto at Kamp Krusty for 300 coins.
Skinner's Sedan: Complete the "Princi-Pal" bonus mission.
Donut Truck: Purchase from Gil at the docks for 250 coins.
Nerd Car: Purchase from Gil at the docks for 250 coins.
Book Burning Van: Complete all three street races.


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Level 4
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Canyonero: Marge's default vehicle.
Kremlin: Complete "Beached Love" bonus mission.
Curator: Purchase from Gil in the hick area for 300 coins.
Krusty's Limo: Buy from Gil in the hick area for 350 coins.
Tractor: Buy from Willy at the school for 400 coins.
Clown Car: Complete all three street races.


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Level 5
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Longhorn: Apu's default vehicle.
The Homer: Purchase from Homer at the hospital for 500 coins.
Hover Car: Complete the "Kinky Frinky" bonus mission.
Cola Truck: Purchase from Gil in downtown for 350 coins.
Police Car: Purchase from Gil in downtown for 425 coins.
El Carro Loco: Complete all three street races.

 
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Level 6
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Ferrini: Bart's default vehicle.
Globex Car: Buy from Kearney at Krustylu Studios for 600.
Bandit: Beat the "Milking the Pigs" bonus mission.
Armored Truck: Buy from Gil at the docks for 400 coins.
Chase Sedan: Buy from Gil at the docks for 500 coins.
36 Stutz Bearcat: Complete all three street races.


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Level 7
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70's Sports Car: Homer's default vehicle.
Zombie Car: Purchase from zombie at cemetary for 500 coins.
Mr. Burns' Limo: Beat the "Flaming Tires" bonus mission.
Hearse: Buy from Gil across Lard Lad's for 750 coins.
Hover Bike: Buy from Gil across Lard Lad's for 1000 coins.
Open Wheel Race Car: Complete all three street races.


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                               8B. Other Vehicles
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Each level has a special vehicle that cannot be accessed through a phone
booth. These vehicles will always appear in a certain place and are sometimes
very useful.

You can also choose ANY vehicle in the game by using the ABAB code and
pressing L or R at the telephone menu. Please check section 10- Code and
Secrets for details.

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Level 1
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Rocket Car: The rocket car is parked in front of Chester's gold house in the
rich part of town. Chester J. Lampwick bought the car after getting a
settlement from Itchy & Scratchy Inc. for the the creation of Itchy.


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Level 2
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Monorail: Go into the downtown area and climb up to the monorail platform.
Jump onto the track on the left to get inside the lead monorail car. It is
all that's left of the ill-fated monorail, sold to them by sheister Lyle
Lanley.


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Level 3
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Knight Boat: Get on board the C-Spanker and climb up on top of the green
crates near the rear of the ship. Knight Boat, the crime-solving boat, is
inside the big green crate at the top.


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Level 4
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Quad Bike: Go to the Royal King Trailer Park and drive to the end of it. Look
between some mobile homes on the right to find the blue quad motorcycle.


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Level 5
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Obliteratron Truck: Drive to the entrance of Springfield Stadium and you
should see the truck sitting on a platform to the left.


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Level 6
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Pink Cadillac: Drive to the Squidport and get on the roof of Planet Hype. If
you run around to the front of the building and use the C stick to move the
camera, you can see Hans Moleman's pink Cadillac stuck in the building. Jump
down onto it to drive it.


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Level 7
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Mini Racer: Drive to the Kwik-E-Mart and pull into the street with the wrecked
vehicles. Get out and jump on top of the fire engine, then on top of Krusty
Burger to find the mini racer.


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Level 1
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Casual: Purchase at the Kwik-E-Mart or school for 100 coins.
Muumuu: Purchase at the Kwik-E-Mart or school for 125 coins.
Chosen One: Buy at the Kwik-E-Mart or school for 150 coins.

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Level 2
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Tall: Buy at the DMV or at Moe's Tavern for 150 coins.
Football: Buy at the DMV or at Moe's Tavern for 200 coins.
Ninja: Buy at the DMV or at Moe's Tavern for 250 coins.

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Level 3
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Cool: Buy at Android's Dungeon or Observatory for 250 coins.
Floreda: At Android's Dungeon or Observatory for 250 coins.
Hockey: At Android's Dungeon or Observatory for 300 coins.

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Inmate: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart, Bart's room, or school for 300.
Classy: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart, Bart's room, or school for 350.
Police: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart, Bart's room, or school for 400.

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Level 5
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Army: Purchase at Moe's Tavern or the DMV for 375 coins.
American: Purchase at Moe's Tavern or the DMV for 425 coins.
B-Sharps: Purchase at Moe's Tavern or the DMV for 475 coins.

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Hugo: Buy at the Observatory or Android's Dungeon for 400.
Cadet: Buy at the Observatory or Android's Dungeon for 500.
Bartman: Buy at Observatory or Android's Dungeon for 600.

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Dirty: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart or school for 400 coins.
Evil: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart or school for 450 coins.
Donut: Buy at Kwik-E-Mart or school for 500 coins.


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If you gather all the collector cards in each level, you will unlock tracks
for a bonus multiplayer game.

Up to four players can play, and there are multiple options at the menu
screen:

 Tracks: Choose from any of the seven tracks (when you have
 unlocked them).

 Laps: Select from one to five laps per race.

 Character: You can choose to play as Homer, Lisa, Bart, 
 Marge, or Apu.

 Vehicle: And finally, you can select any of the vehicles
 that you have unlocked in the game.

If you choose to play alone, use the more camera angles code (found in the
codes section below) and you can switch to a front view. Makes it more fun.


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I know collecting coins can be a pain in the arse (near the end it's 
definitely a problem), so I figured I'd add a few tips (from both myself and
readers).

    -Try to collect all the coins your first time through a
     level. It will elminate the need to go back later on.

    -Don't buy the optional stuff. In some levels you will
     have to buy one car and one new costume, at the MOST.
     Anything beyond that would be a waste really, and like
     I said it's mandatory to have lots of coins in the
     later levels.

    -Wager races, baby! Bet to your heart's content and you
     could win big.

    -BuRRe sent me this tip. It's very possible to collect
     coins by simply destroying stuff (vehicles, lamp posts,
     mailboxes, etc.), but your wanted meter will shoot up
     quicker than a junkie at a California rave.

     What you can do to avoid the wanted meter madness is
     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.

    -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.

    -When smashing things to get coins, play in the first 
     level. Not only is there plenty to destroy, but your 
     Hit & Run meter goes down much faster than in later 
     levels, helping you avoid those nasty fines.

    -Don't hit pedestrians. I know it's fun, but if you're 
     going to increase your Hit & Run meter you'll be better 
     off hitting things that are going to give you coins.

    -While most objects only yield one coin when you hit
     them, Phone Booths and Krusty Glass give up two and five 
     coins respectively, so smash these things whenever you 
     can. The Krusty Glass won't even increase your Hit & Run 
     meter when you break it, which is a nice bonus. Also, 
     blowing up a traffic vehicle nets you ten coins at the 
     price of a major Hit & Run meter jump.

    -Destroying stuff will give you money, but some objects 
     more than others. Phone booths yield 2 coins, Krusty 
     glass panels are 5 coins, and other cars are 10 coins. 

    -Switch to a heavy vehicle and it shouldn't take more 
     than 3 or 4 hits to blow up a car. Cars will suffer 
     *major* damage if you smash them into walls, railings 
     etc. (useful in all Damage-type missions). Destroying a 
     car will usually raise your wanted-meter by almost half.




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===== 9- CODES AND SECRETS ===================================================


Here are the known secrets:
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"500 Yard Gash" Cartoon: Collect all 49 of the collector cards and you can get
a ticket from Comic Book Guy in level 3. Take that ticket to the Aztec Theatre
to watch an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon made for this game.

Holiday Themes: If your Gamecube is set to October 31st, November 27th, or 
December 25th you can see a special holiday theme at the main menu.


Here are the currently known codes (from GameFAQs.com):
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Hold L and R at the Options menu and press these codes:

 BBYX: Secret cars
 YYXX: One-hit explosions
 YYYY: Speedier cars
 XXXX: Speedier cars
 BABY: Grid
 YAYA: Never take damage
 BBBA: Different camera angles (including Bonus Game)
 XXXY: Press Z to jump
 YYBX: Speedometer
 BBYX: Change car into a toy car
 ABAB: Unlock all vehicles (after having 100%).
       Then press L or R at the telephone menu to choose
       any vehicle.




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                             10A. Version History
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Version 1.7: July 11th
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More tips and corrections from readers.


Version 1.6: April 5th
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Added information from some hobo guy... :)


Version 1.5: January 7, 2004
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More minor updates, including a correction about the "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
record in the level 7 bonus mission, and a tip from Ben Yee.


Version 1.4: December 11, 2003
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You guessed it. I got more tips from readers and threw them into the guide.


Version 1.3: December 5, 2003
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More minor stuff, including helpful tips from hkblur and William Connors.


Version 1.2: November 26, 2003
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Just added some contributions from people have emailed me. Thanks to them for
helping with anything I might've missed.

 
Version 1.1: October 6, 2003
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Matthew Conrad threw some info in my direction about the record in the 
"Flaming Tires" bonus mission.


Version 1.0: October 6, 2003
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Added the aforementioned sections AND did a spellcheck.


Version 0.8: October 1, 2003
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Sweetness, I finally finished up this guide. Well, almost finished. I still
have to complete the Other Vehicles section and Street Races section. Expect
them in a few days.


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                               10B. Guide Credits
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Thanks to...

1. Big, huge thanks to the guys who contributed codes at GameFAQs.com.

2. Matthew Conrad gets a big thanks for telling me where the "Yes, We Have No
Bananas" record came from. Then, Michael J. Barry gets thanks for his
correction.

3. BuRRe, hkblur, William Connors, and Ville for sending me some more
efficient ways to collect coins and avoid cops.

4. Arjun Ratnayake, Ben Yee, Hobo Joe, Paul Partridge, and John Hamill for
their tips and corrections.

5. Matt Groening. The man created 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama', two hilarious
shows that can't be topped. Shine on you crazy bearded bastard!

6. If I thank Matt Groening, then I also have to praise the hundreds of
individuals who are involved with the shows. To the writers, voice actors,
animators, producers, gofers, and every other person involved... thank you!

7. Wilson Lau gets mad props for his kick ass 'Bart vs. the Space Mutants'
guide. It inspired me to write guides for video games.

8. Fox Interactive, Vivendi Universal, and Radical Entertainment for making
the game.

9. Thank YOU for reading. After all, I didn't write this for my own health...


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                            10C. Contact Information
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So, the address is: darksub01@yahoo.com

The issue of too many e-mails isn't a problem, so I'll most likely respond to
any questions (for now). But, I do delete e-mails without a subject. Put
something like 'Hit & Run FAQ' to be sure I read it.


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                               10D. Legal Stuff
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1. "The Simpsons Hit & Run" is copyright  2003 Fox Interactive and Vivendi
Universal. The Simpsons and any related Simpsons characters are property of
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

2. This guide copyright  2003-2004 SubSane. This guide may be distributed
freely as long as it remains in it's ORIGINAL and UNALTERED form. It is only
for private use and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

If I discover that this guide has been altered in any way and is being
displayed publicly, I reserve the right to have the guide removed from that
location.

Cheat Code Central (www.cheatcc.com), IS NOT ALLOWED TO HOST ANY OF MY FAQS!!!

3. The following sites will always have the latest version:

   GameFAQs: http://www.gamefaqs.com
   IGN FAQs: http://faqs.ign.com
   CBG's Video Game Collection: http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/cbg