Need for Speed II is a 1997 racing video game, developed by Electronic Arts Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It is a part of the Need for Speed series and sequel to The Need for Speed (1994), significantly deviating from the emphasis of realism in The Need for Speed to arcade-like gameplay, though it introduces the car tuning. As does its predecessor, Need for Speed II features several exotic cars, and includes tracks set in various parts of the world. The game also opted to remove police pursuits introduced in The Need for Speed.
There are three main game types. The first two are single race and tournament and the last is a knockout race. Single races allow players to become familiar with the circuits and increase their skill of any one of the six tracks. The six tracks are called Mediterranean, Mystic Peaks, Proving Grounds, Outback, North Country, and Pacific Spirit. Cars that are playable from the start include the McLaren F1, Ferrari F50, Ford GT90, Jaguar XJ220, Lotus GT1 and Lotus Espirit V8, Italdesign Cala, and the Isdera Commendatore 112i. The game features extensive multi-player options including two to eight players over a LAN, by modem or serial connection and with split-screen racing.
One of the towns on the Mystic Peaks track
In a single race the player selects the opposing car, while all cars compete in a tournament and at the start of a knockout race. There is also two playing styles—arcade or simulation. Arcade mode improves handling while simulation mode is intended to provide more realism. The number of laps can be chosen from two, four or six. Automatic or manual transmission as well car paint color are selectable in all game types.
A tournament race involves playing all tracks in order with the starting track able to be selected. Only after successfully completing a tournament in first place can knockout races can be played. Knockout races involve racing two laps over each of the six tracks with a number of opponents. These disqualification races always start on the easiest circuit and continue through each map, with the player who finishes last being eliminated after each race. After advancing through all the tracks another circuit is revealed. Monolithic Studios can then only be played by completing all knockout races first.
Type these cheats in the main menu:
Type kcjones at the main menu to drive with a rainbow
color car and horizon. (3Dfx only)
Type silspd as your name when you recieve a record to
make your car heavier.
Type roadrage at the main menu and when you honk your
car when an opponent is in front of you, your opponent
Type mad at the main menu to have cows fly behind you
car instead of dust. (3Dfx only)
Hold h while racing to give your car a short speed
boost (the slot cheat must be enabled).
Type slot at the main menu to enable slot mode in the
Player Car menu (note that you must be in either
Arcade or Wild modes). This will automatically turn
you car for you making you only have to push the accel
button to race.
Type chase at the main menu to make the opponent cars
follow you if you are in front of them. You can make
them drive over jumps, make them crash, etc.
Hold n when the race is loading to drive during the
night. (n/a with 3Dfx)
Type rain at the main menu to race with rain
conditions in the Proving Grounds or Mystic Peaks
track. (n/a with 3Dfx)
Type slip at the main menu to get slippery tracks.
Type pioneer at the main menu to upgrade all the cars
engines. This will give them better handling and
Type rushhour at the the main menu to get a lot of
traffic on the road.
BONUS TRACK CHEAT
Type hollywood at the main menu to obtain the secret
track, Monolithic Studios.
BONUS CAR CHEATS
Type bomber at the main menu to obtain the Bomber BFS.
Type fzr2000 at the main menu to obtain the FZR 2000.
Type tombstone at the main menu to obtain a Tombstone
Daytona racing car.
REMOVE INVISABLE WALLS
Start the race on either the Mediterraneo or the
Mystic Peaks track with the McLaren F1 in Simulation
Mode. At any time during the race, drive in reverse,
keep your horn blaring and hit any at moveable object
(not a sign) at about 60 MPH. Now the cheat is
enabled. To use the cheat you must drive over 80 MPH
and hit any guard rail, bridge, etc. You will fly off
Select the FZR2000 as your car and drive using manual
transmission. At the beginning of the race speed up to
50-60 MPH. When you reach this speed shift to neutral
for one second then to reverse for one second without
hitting the gas key. Now hold down gas, your car will
be tilted forward for about 15 seconds, this is really
INVERTED LOTUS GT1
Select the Lotus GT1 as your car and drive with
automatic transmission with Arcade style racing. While
racing in any course, once you reach the speed of 193
MPH (311 KM/H) quickly hit down shift twice, making
your car go reverse. Your car will point straight up
into the air for the rest of the race, even while you
shift back to forward.
During the black screen after loading press and hold b
and RIGHT SHIFT 6 times. Then after the camera zooms
to the car at the beginning of the race press and hold
these keys 6 times again. You will now be able to
drive in the over-head camera view.
9 CAMERA VIEWS
During the black screen after loading press and hold
c, b and RIGHT SHIFT 6 times. Then after the camera
zooms to the car at the beginning of the race press
and hold these keys 6 times again. You will now be
able to drive in 9 different camera views.
CIVILIAN CAR CHEATS
Type in the below codes to make all the cars
(including you) one of the secret cars. When you type
one of the go cheats you will be the only car on the
road with that vehical, to drive it with all other
civilian cars type rushhour then a go cheat at the
vip - Limousine
schoolzone - School Bus
madland - Wooden Stand
rexhour - Tyrannosaurus Rex
go18 - School Bus
go19 - Commanche Pick-up Truck
go20 - School Bus
go21 - Tractor Trailer
go22 - School Bus
go23 - Audi Quattro
go24 - School Bus
go25 - School Bus
go26 - Mercedes-Benz
go27 - Volkswagen Fastback
go28 - Mazda Miata
go29 - School Bus
go30 - School Bus
go31 - Mercedes Unimog Army Truck
go32 - School Bus
go33 - Mercedes Unimog Snow Truck
go34 - Monolithic Studios Tour Bus
go35 - Limousine
go36 - Mazda Miata
go37 - School Bus
go38 - School Bus
go39 - School Bus
go40 - Wooden Box
go41 - Hand Cart
go42 - Wooden Stand
go43 - Tyrannosaurus Rex
go44 - Wild West Style Wagon
go45 - Souvenir Stand 1
go46 - Souvenir Stand 2
go47 - Souvenir Stand 3
go48 - Log
go49 - Crate 1
go50 - Box of Beer
go51 - Block of Rock
North Country shortcut:
As you just pass through the blue tunnel suddenly
apply brakes and move to the right. You will be over
to the next road! It will save your 7 to 9 seconds.
Pacific Spirit shortcut:
Just before you reach the 180° turn you will see a
pathway on your left. Slow down and move to the left.
It can really improve your position if you are quick!
roadrage - this cheat enables the car to turn by itself
when 'h' (HORN) is pressed and when a opponent comes
near it gets thrown away.
Type these cheats in the main menu.
CHEATS - THEIR WORK
FZR2000 - gives u a bunus car(fastest)
Bomberbfs - gives u a bunus carschoolzone - gives u a bus.
vip - Makes all vehicles (including traffic)
slip - Enables super slip 'n' slid mode. Makes
the cars skid more
than usual. Cooks some awesome doughnuts!
tombstone - Bonus car
bomber - Bonus car
rushhour - ?
fzr2000 - SUPER bonus car
pioneer - Pioneer mode, very FASThollywood - Secret track