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Thank you for purchasing Surf Rocket Racers 
Please take the time to read this manual before you start playing the game. 

Contents 


•Game Controls 3 

•Getting Started 7 

•Main Menu 8 

•Championships 9 

•Tricks and Techniques 15 

• Hazards and Obstacles ,16 

•Time Attack 18 

•Vs Battie 19 

•Options 20 

•Library 21 

•Drivers 22 

•Course 22 

•Credits 23 

•Notes 24 


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Game Controls 

Surf Rocket Racers is a 1 or 2 player game. Before turning the Sega Dreamcast power ON, connect the controller 
or other peripheral equipment into the control ports of the Sega Dreamcast. To return to the title screen at any 
point during game play, simultaneously press and hold the A, B, X, Y and Start Buttons. This will cause the Sega 
Dreamcast to soft-reset the software and display the title screen. 

Warning - Never touch the Analog Thumb Pad or Triggers LVR while turning the Sega Dreamcast power ON. 
Doing so may disrupt the controller initialization procedure and result in malfunction. If the Analog Thumb Pad or 
Triggers I7R are accidentally moved while turing the Sega Dreamcast power ON, immediately turn the power OFF 
and then ON again, making sure not to touch the controller. 


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Open Button 

Press to open 
the Disc Door 


Use these ports to connect the Dreamcast Controller or other peripheral equipment 
From left to right are Control Port A, Control Port B, Control Port C, and Control Port D. 
Use each port to connect controllers for players 1 to 4 respectively. 


SEGA DREAMCAST CONTROLLER 



Basic controls 
Contents 

Controls 
Accelerator 
Change Views 
Pause/Unpause 


Controls 

Analog Thumb Pad/Directional Buttons 
Trigger R 
X Button 
Start Button 


You can choose controller types in the Option screen. 



Special Tricks 

You can do the following while racing your Surf Rocket: 


Moves 

Dash 

Contents 

Accelerates fast 

Controls 

Push Analog Thumb Pad/D-Button up and then 
squeeze the Trigger R. 

Barrel Roll 

Rolls to left/right 

Push Analog Thumb Pad/D-Button left and right 
after jumping off the ramp. 

Loop 

Rolls forward/backward 

Push Analog Thumb Pad/D-Button up and down 
after jumping off the ramp. 

Bunny Hop 

Jumps using waves 

Push Analog Thumb Pad/D-Button down 
immediately after releasing the Trigger R. 

Submarine 

Submerges 

Hold forward on Analog Thumb Pad/D-Button after 
jumping off the ramp. 


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Visual Memory Unit [VMU] 

Save/Load 

You can save/load systam data. 

Saving game data for this game requires 8 biocks per system data fiie. 

Saving replays in this game requires 11 blocks or more per replay data file (each flight). See Replay Theater 
(page 11) for additional details. 

You can save replay data after the replay ends or in Replay Theater. 

While saving a game file, never turn OFF the Sega Dreamcast power, remove the memory card or disconnect 
the controller or other peripheral equipment. Game contents can be saved using expansion slot 1 or 2 on 
control ports A - D. 


SEGA DREAMCAST VISUAL MEMORY UNIT (VMU) 





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Jump Pack 

When inserted into the Expansion Socket of a Sega Dreamcast Controller or other compatible peripheral equipment, 
this peripheral provides a vibration effect that can considerably enhance the game play experience. However, the 
game software must be Jump Pack compatible to enable the vibration effect. 


To return to the title screen at any point during game play, simultaneously press and hold the A, B, X, Y and Start 
buttons. This will cause the Sega Dreamcast to soft-reset the software. 

When the Jump Pack is inserted into Expansion Socket 1 ot the Sega Dreamcast Controller, the Jump Pack 
connects, but does not lock. If the controller is jarred, the Jump Pack may fall out during game play or otherwise 
inhibit game operation. 


SEGA DREAMCAST JUMP PACIC" 




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Getting started 

Starting a New Game 

This game saves your progress automatically. 

When starting a new game, the game will create a system file on the memory card inserted in Socket 1 , Port A 
controller. The game automatically overwrites this data as you go through the game. 

Press the Start button on the title screen to proceed to name entry. 

The name you entered will be used as the system data file name and on the Records screen. 




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Continue Using Saved Game 

The game will load your saved data automatically on the title screen. 

You can also load saved data from the Save & Load option in the Option screen. 

Number of Blocks Needed to Save 
System data: 8 blocks 
Replay data: 11 blocks and up 

‘Note: Replay data is limited to 192 blocks maximum. By chance, if your replay exceeds this amount, you may 
notice some skipping during playback 


Main Menu 


After entering your name, the game brings up the Main Menu. 

Press up/down the D-Button to move the cursor, press the A Button to confirm. Press the B Button to go back to 
the title screen. 


CHAMPIONSHIPS 
TRICKS & TECHNIQUES 
HAZARDS & OBSTACLES 

TIME ATTACK 
VS BATTLE 
OPTIONS 
LIBRARY 


Win the final race of the Championships! 

Play mini games to improve your skills. 

Target balloons placed throughout the track and get the 
highest score in the shortest amount of time. 

Challenge your best time. 

One on one VS battle. 

Change various play settings and save/load the system data. 
View record scores and game replays. 



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Championships 

Participate in races in various iocaies around the worid. 

Compete in two preiiminary rounds and then chalienge the final round. 

Game Flow 

in order to compete in the final round, you need to qualify in the two preliminary rounds. 

Your position is determined based on the points you receive after each race. 

Race Select 

1 St Heat 

First preliminary round. 4 tracks total. 

You can proceed to the 2nd heat if you come in 3rd or better position. 

2nd Heat 

Second preliminary round. 4 tracks total. 

You can proceed to the final round if you come in 2nd or better position. 

Final round 

Last round of the Championship. 5 tracks total. 



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Points 

You receive more points for getting a better score. 


Position 

Points receive 

1st 

14 pts 

2nd 

10 pts 

3rd 

7 pts 

4th 

4 pts 

5th 

2 pts 

6th 

1 pts 


Race Tracks 

1st Heat 

Bahamas Short 
Rome Short 
Amazon Short 
Manhattan Short 
2nd Heat 
Niagara Falls 
Rome Middle 
Manhattan Middle 
North Pole Middle 
Finals 

Bahamas Middle 
Amazon Middle 
North Pole Short 
Rome Long 
Phantom Ship 


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Character Select 


Select your desired character with the D-Button left/right. Press the A Button to confirm. 

All characters have different characteristics, so you may want to read the messages before you make 
your selection. 

You can't change characters until you finish all races (1st heat, 2nd heat and Final round). 


Track Information 



You can find out the conditions and difficulty levels of the next courses, or your current position and winning 
conditions. 

Press the A Button to start the race, press the B Button to quit. 

The game saves progress after a race has finished. The game will not be saved if you quit in the middle of a race. 




Ending a race and Game Over 

Result 

The Result screen will be shown after each race. 

t On this screen, you can check your current position, points you have and position in the Championship. 
Select EXIT to proceed, REPLAY to see your race. 



Game Over 

Race ends if the remaining time reaches 0 or you couldn’t satisfy the winning condition. 


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Points 

Bonus Time: 

Jumping off the ramps wiii add extra time onto the remaining time. 
You can get more extra time if you do some tricks when you jump. 
Use ramps and tricks effectiveiy. 


Speciai Tricks: 

There are hidden short cuts that you can reveai oniy by doing speciai tricks. 
When doing such tricks, make sure you iand successfuiiy. 


Haw to Look at Your Screen 

1 Game Time - over if this reaches 0. 

2 Totai Time - Totai time from the beginning of race 

3 Lap Time - Current iap time. 

4 Best Lap - Fastest iap time. 

5 Position - Current position. 

6 Speed -Current speed 

7 Bonus Time - Extra time added. 


Pause Menu 



Pause menu appears when pressing the Start Button during a race. 
Seiect up/down with the D-Button and confirm with the A Button. 
CANCEL - Return to the race. 

RETiRE - Restart the Championships from the beginning 
EXiT - Return to the Main Menu. 


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Replay 

You can watch your replay after a race. 

X Button: Changes camera angle 
R Trigger: Hides/Dlsplays information 

When in Vs Battie you can see the game from 
each piayers perspecfive. 




Replay Pause Menu 

if you press Start during a repiay, the pause menu comes up. 
Use the up and down buttons to select from the menu. 
Cancel: Returns you to the replay 
Restart: Starts the replay over from the beginning. 

Exit: Exits replay and sends you back to the Result Screen. 



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Tricks and Techniques 

You can increase your technical skiils by piaying mini games. 

Character Select 

Select character using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Challenge Select 

Seiect chalienge using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Challenges Offered in the Game 

Waterfall jump. ..Jump 3 times and try to exceed 500m in distance. 

Target jump... Try breaking all numbered boards (1-9) 

Balloon attack... Jump into the balloons and try breaking 7 or more balloons. 

Bunny hop... Try finishing a race by hopping over obstacles. You can only miss 5 times. 

Submarine. . .Try finishing a race by submerging under obstacles. You can only miss 5 times. 

Loop... Try looping 10 or more times within given time limit. 

Barrel roll... Try rolling 10 or more times within given time limit. 

Numbered rings. ..Try going through the numbered rings (1-15) within given time limit. 

Score gates. ..Carry beach balls and go through gates. Try to get 5000 points. 

Ending a Game 

After finishing a race, the Result screen appears. 

Select EXIT to go to Challenge selection screen, RETRY to retry the same stage, REPLAY to see your race. 
Pause Menu 

Pause screen appears when pressing the Start Button during a race. 

CANCEL: Return to the race. 

RETIRE: Return to the Challenge selection screen. 

RETRY: Retry the same stage from the beginning. 

EXIT: Return to the Main Menu. 


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Hazards and Obstacles 



Collect balloons placed throughout the track and get the highest score in the shortest amount of time. 

You need to score higher than target scores indicated on the screen. 

Character Select 

Select character using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Track Select 

Select a track using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

There are 7 tracks to choose from 

Name Difficulty 

Manhattan Short 

Amazon Short • • 

Bahamas Middle • • 

Rome Middle ••• 

Niagara Falls • • • • 

Arctic Ocean Middle 

Phantom Ship 

Information 

Lists clear points and number of balloons in each track. 

Pressing the A Button in this screen will start the game. 

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Start Racing 

Types of Balloons 
There are 3 types: 

Normal Balloon (Blue) - 100 points 
Deluxe Balloon (Red) - 500 points 

Bonus Balloon (White) - Doubles your score for the next 10 seconds. 

Points 

In order to get all balloons, you may need to perform tricks. 

Use tricks effectively and try to collect all balloons. 

Ending a Race and Game Over 

Race finishes after 1 lap and the game brings up the Result screen. 
You can check your score and lap time in the Result screen. 

Gave Over if remaining time reaches 0. 

Pause Menu 

Pressing the Start Button during a race brings up the Pause Menu. 
CANCEL: Return to game. 

CHANGE DRIVER: You can change your character. 

CHANGE COURSE: You can change the track. 

RETRY: Re-start the game from the beginning. 

EXIT: Return to Main Menu. 


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Time Attack 

Challenge your best time. 



Character Select 

Select character using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Track Select 

Select a track using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Ending a Race and Game Over 

Race finishes after 3 laps and the game brings up the Result screen. 

You can check your best lap time and total time. 

Select EXIT to return to Main Menu, RETRY to retry the same track under same condition and REPLAY to see 
your race. 

There is no Game Over in Time Attack. 

Pause Menu 

Pressing the Start Button during a race brings up the Pause Menu. 

This is the same Pause Menu as HAZARDS & OBSTACLES. 


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Vs Battle 

One on One VS battle. 

You can’t select this mode unless there are 2 controllers Inserted. 

Character Select 

1 PLAYER selects first, then 2 PLAYER. 

Select character using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Track Select 

Select a track using the D-Button left/right, press the A Button to confirm. 

Ending a Race 

Race finishes once one player finishes 2 laps, and the game brings up the Result screen. 

You can check best lap time for both players. 

Select EXIT to return to Main Menu, RETRY to retry the same track under same condition and REPLAY to 
see your race. 

Pause Menu 

Pressing the Start Button during a race brings up the Pause Menu. 

This is the same Pause Menu as HAZARDS & OBSTACLES. 


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Options 

You can change game settings in this mode. 

GAME COWFIG - Change game settings. 

DEFAULT VIEW - Change starting view. 

SPEED - Change Speed setting. 

VIBRATION - Change Jump Pack settings. (Not available if Jump Pack is not inserted.) 
BOOST - Change handicap setting in VS BATTLE. 

KEY CONFIG 

Change controller types. 

SOUND CONFIG 

Change sound settings. 

AUDIO - Change sound output. 

BGM VOLUME - Change background music volume 
SE VOLUME - Turns Sound Effects ON or OFF 
VOICE VOLUME - Turns Voiceovers ON or OFF 
BGM PLAY - Lets you listen to the background music 

SAVE - LOAD 

You can save/load the system data. 



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Library 

You can check your records and replays in all modes. 


Replay Theater 

You can replay the most recent race or saved replay data. 

REPLAY: Replay the most recent race or loaded replay data. 

LOAD REPLAY DATA: Load replay data from memory card. 

SAVE REPLAY DATA: Save the most recent replay data. 

Number of blocks needed to save replay data 

Number of blocks will vary depending on playtime and controls. 

Records 

You can check your records in all modes. 

Press the D-Button up/down to select mode, the D-Button left/right, to select track or challenge number. 


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Drivers 

RYAN 

Handling 


Grip Collision 


Stability 

im&m 

Max speed 


Acceleration 


Course 

BAHAMAS 

Short 

Middle 

MANHATTAN 

Short 

Middle 

ROME 

Short 

Middle 

Long 

AMAZON 

Short 

Middle 

NORTH POLE 

NIAGARA FALLS 

PHANTOM SHIP 

Short 

Middle 



YUKI SPIKE 



MAX MATT 



Crystal-clear blue waters 

Murky, yet attractive cityscape 

Historical city with lots of unexpected twists 

Luscious in greenery, but wild 

No one’s too cool to race here 

Make the biggest leap of faith in your life 

Scariest race ever through an amusement park haunted house 



Credits 

QA Manager 

Voices /Audio Post Production 

Crave U.S. Team 

John Bloodworth 

Big Fat Kitty Productions 

Senior Producer 

QA Lead Tester 

Special Thanks 

Daryl Pitts 

Judy Britton 

Nima Taghavi 

CEO 

Associate Producer 

QA Team 

Crave Enteriainment Group 

John Kellogg 

James Altenburg 



Ko-Shang Cheng 

Ned Dewitt 

Japanese Translation 

Daniel Echeverria 

President 

Kyoko Makino 

Jorge Gomez 

Crave Entertainment Group 

Senior Product Manager 

Jeremy Hicks 

Holly Newman 

Cory Hudson Jones 

Tod Hostetler 

Mike Isles 

Executive VP Publishing 

Creative Services Manager 

Solomon Kupu 

Mark Burke 

Ryan Villiers-Furze 

Adrian Lewandowski 

Jeff Mclean 

Senior VP Product Development 

Senior Marketing Services Manager 

Orleans Miranda 

Shinji Katsukawa 

Sheri Furumi 

Jeff Nachbaur 

Managing Director, Crave Japan 

Marketing Services Coordinator 

Eric “Jetson” Pfoutz 

Paul Sackman 

Yumi Saiki 

Ramiro Ramirez 

Richard Robledo 

Vice President Sales 

Web Master 

Jamie Saxon 

Martin Spiess 

John Nord 

Dean Shimonishi 

Ron Talay 

Vice President Marketing 

PR Manager 

Kazuo Tanaka 

Surf Rocket Racer Japan Staff 

Alex Skillman 

Brian Wilson 



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