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Video:Cheats and Codes for Need for Speed Underground 2 for Xbox

with Chris Davis

Need for Speed: Underground 2 is loaded with secret codes and cheats that will make playing the game easier and more fun. This video from About.com will show you some of the best tips and hints for Need for Speed: Underground 2 on the Xbox.See Transcript

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Transcript:Cheats and Codes for Need for Speed Underground 2 for Xbox

Hi, I'm Chris Davis for About.com.  As you race your way through Need For Speed: Underground 2 on the Xbox gaming system, here are a few cheat codes and tips that will move you through your career. 

Adding Performance Parts in Need for Speed

Driving fast and outperforming the competition is the name of the game. Adding performance parts to your car will give you the upper hand as you race. To unlock Level 1 Performance Parts, enter: L, R, L, R, Left, Left, Right, Up at the start up screen. You will hear a sound if you entered the code correctly. For Level 2 Performance Parts, enter: R, R, L, R, Left, Right, Up, Down.

Using Nitrous in Need for Speed: Underground 2

To win an outrun race, find an outrun opponent. Start by drafting him to fill your nitrous. Then position yourself directly next to his car. Turn into his back corner; this will cause the car to spin out. While he is sideways, press Up to start the outrun. Hit your nitrous and go. Your opponent will need to turn around giving you a head start.

Nitrous is an effective way to pass your competition. However, you need to use your nitrous wisely. To win a drag race, try tapping NOS as fast as you can instead of holding it down using it all at once. By tapping, you will gain 1 to 3 mph per tap. This increases your speed quickly and your nitrous should last you about three times as long. 

Customize Your Need for Speed Car

It's also fun to customize your ride as well. There are a couple of ways to do this. To unlock the Level 1 Visual Parts, enter: R, R, Up, Down, L, L, Up, Down, and to unlock Level 2 Visual Parts, enter: L, R, Up, Down, L, Up, Up, Down.

You can also create an original look with the following vinyls. For open contest vinyls, enter: Down, Up, Down, Left, L, L, L, Down. Or for a sponsored vinyl, enter: Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Up, Right, Left for the Best Buy vinyl, and: Up, Up, Up, Up, Down, Up, Up, Left for the Burger King vinyl.


Finding Shops

Take time to look around the city. Road signs often have colored shapes, yellow triangles, etc. to guide the way to the shops. Also, look for street lights casting a colored glow. This indicates that there is a shop very close.

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