* 19 Hot cars to collect and customize.
* Lay down your earnings on faster cars.
* High Stakes mode; lose the race, lose your car.
* Tru-Hazard real-life incidents & real car damage.
* Hotter Hot Pursuit; Choose your side of the law.
* Raise the stakes; add traffic, weather
   & night driving..
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Need For Speed: High Stakes brings EA's fourth installment of the popular racing franchise to the 
Playstation once again.  This high-action racing game offers a "High Stakes" mode for multiplayer
challenge and the "Hot Pursuit" mode allowing gamers to become police officers participating in
high speed chases.
An all- new "Tournament and Special Events" mode allows racers to raise funds by winning
races and then use their winnings to pay for repairs, upgrades and new ezotic cars - such as 
the Jaguar XKR, Lamborghini Diablo SV, Ferrari F50 and the BMW M5- into the game.

Tips, Hints, and Cheats
The Dodge Man  con13@bnin.net  on Monday, September 4, 2000 at 16:28:25
What can you say? There's no other racing game with possiblities anywhere near what this one has! I've 
got the PC version, and man, the cars you can download!Wanna wipe out a few cops? Try the McLaren 
F1 GTR Gulf Edition. If you have the PC version, here's a tip for easy money: Download the Batmobile 
off this site: http://trackstudio.btwracing.com/other_4_2.shtml (This is NOT an official EA site). Go and 
purchase this car for $100 in carreer mode. When you go to your garage, you will find it has turned into 
the Bounus Porsche 911, which is worth $100,000. Buy another Batmobile, and you can then sell one 
of the Bounus Porches. Keep doing this until you have the desired amount of money. Good luck! :)
Jarrad Frazer  jarradfrazer@hotmail.com  on Friday, July 30, 1999 at 03:29:25
If you hold up,L1,L2,R1,R2 you will get invisible mode.
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 17:00:03
Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 17:32:01
 #1:Be a cop enter your name as: NFS_PD

#2:For english in all countrys type: bigoven

#3:To be drunk: before the loading screen apears, hit and hold up+L2+R1, and hold 
until the game comes up.

Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 12:27:54
I just gave you some codes to use on the game NFS 4.  Turns out one part of the easy money part is wrong. 
You can't gain money when you play the high stakes mode.  You can only gain cars, but then sell the extra 
cars to make tons of money.  By advancing my money to better cars I was able to save the cars to both mem. 
cards and get the new car back.  When I sold it I got more money.
Friday, June 11, 1999 at 07:42:04
To get speed burst and additional view do these steps.  when your are all set to race press start.  before the 
loading screen pops up,  hold up and x and triangle until the loading screen disappears.
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 15:38:26
Acceleration cheat: choose your car by pressing START press and immediatelyhold up + tri + x till the loading 
screen disappers.  during the race honk your horn for a turbo boost.

Heavy Car: Use this to send other cars flying but you stay your course. Choose your car by pressing START then 
immediately hold right + square + circle. Hold this till loading screen disappers.

Drunk Drive Simulation: Choose your car by pressing START. then immediately hold up + R1 + L2. Hold this till 
the loading screen is over.

Easy Money: You will need two memory cards for this.  First you need a car and enough money to buy a second
($20,000).  When you get this save this two both cards.  Then goto High Stakes mode.  Have one car forfeit intentionally. 
Now the first memorycard has two cars and 40,000 dollars.  Save this to both memory cards and then race again. 
Keep doing this as much as you want.  You can sell the cars and buy bigger better cars.

Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 22:07:02
Enter the following codes in the username option:

STJOHN: Gives unlimited money.

NFS_PD: Unlocks all police cars.

BIGOVEN: Police cars can be used in any stage

Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 16:04:08
Type "Nfs_pd" at the username option to get more police cars in hot pursiut mode
Friday, June 4, 1999 at 15:33:15
Fast Money:
1.)Go to 2player mode
2.)When it ask you to save, save slot one
3.)It will ask you to access memorycard slot#2
4.)Switch memory card from 1 to 2 and save
5.)You will have 2 cars
6.)Sell the cars for money
Jake Catchings 
Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 14:56:06
PHANTOM CAR: enter your name as FLASH.

TURBO: immediatly after selecting your car (and before the loading screen appears,)hold UP+TRIANGLE+X. (this 
may trigger the dashboard view, if so, on your next race hold the same buttons and you should get turbo.) to use 
the turbo, just press the horn when you are racing and you will go twice as fast as before.

Adrian Ramirez 
Friday, May 7, 1999 at 15:21:29
One thing that the brian guy does not have is the heavy car mode. the way to do this is to enter a tournement or 
special event mode and before the loading screen appears hold LEFT SQUARE AND CIRCLE. when you hit some 
one they will go flying.
Inside car veiw.
choose your car by pressing start not (x), immediatley hold up, triangle + (x)

At User Name type in "Whirly" This will disable the chance to save. 

Phantom Car.
At User Name type in "Flash" This will disable the chance to save.

Other Cars
Beat hot pursuit in plice mode on each stage get 5 new cars.

Super Car
When entering a username, enter "Hotrod" and you'll get a beast of a
car to play with. This cheat disables game saving though.

Monday, June 14, 1999 at 18:55:33
I bought Need 4 Speed:HS 2 days ago because I needed a two player game.  I had played this before and thought it was cool.  Playing in Tournament mode and winning cash resulted in my friend and I fighting over what hot new car to buy.  We made a decision however and continued on.  Playing hot pursuit with two cops or two runaway crooks was the best thing ever.  This game gets an easy 10.0 rating from me.  Thanks Spike for convincing me to get a Playstation!! 
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 05:28:42
This game has it all. The latest music, the latest cars and the fastest tracks. What more could you want in a game?!
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 01:36:42
I bought NFS4 without ever playing it before, or any other NFS for that matter, and I'll just tell you. If you like a real life racer that responds in almost every way like a real car would. You want a selection of some of the hottest cars available today, and you want a game that'll keep you busy for a while. Then buy this game!
p.s. In high stakes mode, if you put the same memory car in both slots (one then the other) when it loads them, and then win the race on player 1, then put the memory car in slot 1, you will get a duplicate of your car for free!

Great Game


Andrew Clarke 
Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 14:29:29
I would like you please to compare NFS high stakes with ridge racer type 4 because Im puzzled on what to shop for. If its possible give me some more details on high stakes.
Jake Catch 
Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 14:48:48
Need for speed high stakes is the best racing game that I've ever played.I especially like the part where you can be the cop. I have all of the cop cars including the helicopter!Right now I have a fully upgraded porsche 911, and that thing can haul!!
Chris Gamble 
Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 10:10:18
The game is a wonderful example of great graphics and alot better cars and I have enjoyed this game alot and i am still enjoying this game alot! This game should be nominated as the best sony game of the year for 99'. I hope that you get to play this game if you have not already. And if you have then you should go out and buy this game. On a scale on 1-100 I give this game a 1000 and so should everyone else who has played this wonderful game. I hope that you put this review on the web because i want other people to see what I have to say. This game is really cool! It has really cool cars and it has great features on it like the hotrod cars and the helicopter and the boat! You should really play this game  ans enjoy it like millions of others. Please read this thoroughly and enjoy. 
Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 21:09:40
I want to know if there is a password to get more cars in NEED FOR SPEED HIGH STAKES.
Andre Santos 
Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 05:11:34
I never played a need 4 speed game,but when i touched in High Stakes i realized the big mistake i made.This car game is one of the best that money can buy,it gots lots of modes to play and awesome cars(i can´t stop thinking about that Mclaren F1).The Hot Pursuit mode will last until the last days of your life and with a friend the joy of play is multiplied by 10.The High Stakes mode  test your skills against a friend,if you loose say goodbye to your car,but if you win, CONGRATULATIONS,you´ve got a new car.The cars in this games are beautiful and you can upgrade them and if you got damage in the race you´ll pay for the repairs.There are lots of tracks to run,and you can race them forwards,backwards and mirrored.The only problem that i found in this game was the graphics,but the joy of play it will make you forget about this problem.I will give a 9 to this game(in a rate of 1 to 10).
Terry Edwards 
Saturday, May 8, 1999 at 17:42:16
I'm a long time fan, from the days of the original.  "High Stakes" is by far the best chapter yet.  The way you have to beat parts of the game to advance is ingenious.  Saving money gives you a feel of appreciating your machine.  The hot pursuit mode is the best!  It's our turn to play the long arm of the law!  Playstation's best game yet. 
Brian O'Connor
"Need for Speed 4, High Stakes" is just straight out a great game.  You are
able to race in a tournament and get better and more powerful cars.  You can
take the car to a shop and upgrade it.  The game is so precise that after
each tournament race if you damaged your car it will take away some money
for the cost of repairs.  If you don't feel much like going into a
tournament go into a single race and play against the computer or one of
your friends in a two player race.  You can play, my favorite, hot pursuit.
You can race solo for best time or race your friend or the computer while
being chased by the cops.  Unlike the hot pursuit on NS3, four allows you to
be a cop and chase speeders.  The game allows you to be a cop with your
friend or against where he'd the bad guy and you are the cop.  Also if you
and your friend want to race having there car and money on the line then you
should go to high stakes.  (NOTE: You both have to have a car on separate
memory cards.)  I will rate this game out (1-5). I'd have to give it a 5!
RATING: *****


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