R4 has to be the best-looking Playstation
Racer Ever
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8 tracks, 45 unique car models,
and over 300 different car 
variations
Sensational graphics and lighting effects
give every race a cinematic feel
Battle head-to-head in the
2-player, split screen VS Mode
Experience all the ups and downs
of a full racing season with your
team in the Grand Prix Mode
New cars awarded based on your
performance in every race.
Design original logos to customize your car



Reviews / Tips / Comments
Shawn  ricar8@yahoo.com  on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 21:42:23
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Racing with the french team and any of the makers come first in all the races in all the heats and you get new and 
better cars and also a new and different trophie
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Ryan Clark  Dr Neo Cortex 2@aol.com  on Monday, December 20, 1999 at 23:09:14
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This is a great game.Anyone can pick up the game and start playing with out experence start racing and doing well 
with out 3 days of practice unlike Gran Turismo.The graphics are the best i have seen on any system with great lighing 
efects and car models this game should be in every racing fans home.The two player mode is fun but nothing really 
special,it looks good but is harder to play with a poor camera in the two player mode.Gran Turismo looks great but 
is to hard for most avid game fans to get into.Ridge Racer Type 4 has a lot more of an arcade fell to it not so realistic,
the only complaint about the physics is the fact if you hit the wall your car slows down tramendisly.
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Arvid Olson 
Olsona82@aol.com
Monday, July 26, 1999 at 12:32:05
This game has the best graphics of any playstation. It is better than most racing games although it isnt real, you 
have alot of fun. Unlike Gran Turismo or Sports Car GT you can still have a good expierience
Eric  cartman@ignmail.com  on Monday, July 19, 1999 at 20:23:10
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For four player mode you must have 2 playstations, a link cable, and four controllers.All you have to do is link up the 
playstations and plug all four controllers and turn it on then you will have a secret mode that you will see in the main 
menu.I think it is called link mode.
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Kypsilon  kypsilon@hotmail.com  on Friday, July 16, 1999 at 18:31:30
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When racing against the faster cars in the Extra Trial mode once you get in front of them, stay in first-person mode. 
Every time they move up to pass you, make sure they bump your back fender. This slows them down and increases 
your speed.In some cases this is the only way to win.
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Kypsilon  kypsilon@hotmail.com  on Friday, July 16, 1999 at 18:31:28
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The newest game in the Ridge Racer series (and hopefully not the last) is the best racing game I've come across yet. 
Graphically the game is superior with only Gran Tourismo to challenge it. There are 320 or so extra cars to earn in 
Grand Prix mode depending on your wins and losses throughout the game. There is an Extra Trial mode which enables 
you to collect secret cars that aren't available through the Grand Prix. Gameplay is smooth and easy, those new to the 
Ridge Racer series won't have to spend hours trying to figure out the controls, whilst Ridge Veterans will still find challenge 
enough in the harder difficulty settings. The addition of a storyline in the Grand Prix (determined by certain factors such 
as team selection and wins/losses in the season) only adds to the games charm. The replay value of this game is also 
high, players who become obsessed over trying to get all the cars will undoubtedly spend months on this game. Despite 
the fact that there is no tuning ability as in Gran Tourismo, it doesn't take away from the game at all. The soundtrack is 
typical for a Ridge game, high-tempo technic-type that succeeds in getting your pulse to match your car's RPMs. The 
enemy AI isn't too impressive as they seem to race the same way every lap, but this by no means guarentees you an 
easy ride. Oh, one more thing...the intro is spectacular!
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WuMan  PlayerJ338@aol.com  on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 16:26:53
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I've just recently played this game. In fact I just got it yesterday. I've beaten the game already thow. Its a nice game with 
awesome graphics, but the game play is still nothing compared with GT. The intro is one of my favorite parts of the game.
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The_Exposition 
The_Exposition@Hotmail.com
Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 10:46:58
This is the best game ever for the playstation console(let alone any other 
format).The visuals are much improved from the previous ridge racer titles,BUT the only problems
with the game is lack of tuning ability as in Gran Turismo and the forthcoming Gran Turismo 2,and
the pestering billboards ingame,other thanthat ,Ridge Racer Type 4 is THE best
racing game ever made!!!!
Bird Guide
While playing R4 on the course "Heaven & Hell" if you push left right right right very quickly on the control pad before the
countdown clock says 3 a large bird will swoop down over your car and lead your way down the track for as long as you can keep
up with him. This code is a bit tricky because you have to be quick and Ive only been able to get it to work in Grand Prix Mode so
far.

Extra Trial Mode
You get Extra Trail mode when you bet Gran Prix mode the first time. In Extra Trail mode you can get 16 of the 320 cars in the
game.

Pacman Car
If you get all 320 cars, the Pacman car will appear as the 9th car in your garage! You will also get a new music track, "Eat Em
Up."

Team Name on Windshield
If you have already saved a Rage Racer game to your memory card, its team banners will appear on the windshields of RR Type
4 cars!

Turbo start
At the start of the race hold L2+R2 to get a turbo start. 


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