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Beetle Battle is a game mode where two to four players can play this game mode (and the only one to allow more than two players to be able to play normally). The goal is to get all six ladybugs and drive to the exit.

Manual description Edit

Beetle Battle is no-holds-barred racing mayhem held in a variety of unique
game arenas. You and up to three friends can go head-to-head as you make a
mad dash to gather hidden objects and race to the arena exit.

Ladybugs Edit

The first driver to collect all six ladybugs and find the exit is the winner!

Although there are technically 256 ladybugs, the player normally can't set the value higher than 31 in the game:

Image Color
Red Ladybug Red
Green Ladybug Green
Blue Ladybug Blue
Yellow Ladybug Yellow
Purple Ladybug Purple
Cyan Ladybug Cyan
Black Ladybug Black
Grey Ladybug Gray
White Ladybug White
The Tenth Ladybug The Tenth Ladybug

The three last ladybugs (Black, Gray, White) do not appear during gameplay, but are present in the game and can be forced to appear using the Debug Menu (they are not present on the HUD). Beyond the White Ladybug is just boxes and other stuff.

There is also a ladybug that seems to be located before the red ladybug. The red ladybug is always the first one, but whenever the value is set to 00, and a player collects the red ladybug, a differently-colored ladybug will appear before the red one.

This image shows the mini-map color of 27 ladybugs.

The six ladybugs are shown on the left side of the player's screen, and if one is collected, a sound plays and the transparent ladybug will change to a normal one. In the case of a technical ladybug (and the three last normal ones that are normally noncollectable), visually, nothing happens, but the ladybug collect sound plays anyway to tell the player that it counts. This even includes the white-greenish ladybug that comes before the red one.

Power-ups Edit

There are a total of eight power-ups. The power-ups themselves are hidden inside boxes (which must be destroyed in order to get the power-up)

Image Manual description
Mine Box Beetle Battle
Mine Box ボム
When dropped, these crates damage anyone who hits them.
Mystery Box Beetle Battle
Mystery Box ミステリー
Activate this mystery item and watch what happens to your opponents!
Rocket Box Beetle Battle
Rocket Box ミサイル
These projectiles lock onto the nearest opponent and cause nasty damage.
Stealer Box Beetle Battle
Stealer Box スティール
Aim these projectiles correctly, and you´ll hit another player and steal one of his or her ladybugs.
Health Box Beetle Battle
Health Box リペア
This box increases your health if you´ve taken damage.
Poison Box Beetle Battle
Poison Box ポイズソ
This box drains your health when you drive into it.
Invincibility Box Beetle Battle
Invincibility Box シールド
Activating this item makes you invincible for a little while, so opponents beware!
Nitro Box Beetle Battle
Nitro Box
Smash into a Nitro box and you´ll get plastered to the back of your seat by a jolt of speed.

Arenas Edit

There are a total of nine arenas:

Left Middle Right
BeetleAirportPreview
Airport
Flughafen
Aéroport
エアポート
BeetleParkadePreview
Parkade
Parkhaus
Parking
パーキンク
BeetleStadiumPreview
Stadium
Stadion
Stade
スタジアム
BeetleCastlePreview
Castle
Schloß
Château
キァシスル
BeetleIceFlowsPreview
Ice Flows
Eisschollen
Banquise
アィスレィク
BeetleVolcanoPreview
Volcano
Vulkan
Volcan
ボルケーノ
BeetleDunesPreview
Dunes
Dünen
Dunes
モユーン
BeetleRooftopsPreview
Rooftops
Dächer
Toits
ルーフトツフ
BeetleWoodsPreview
Woods
Wälder
Forêt
フヵレスト

Inaccessible Edit

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While not intended to be arenas, these tracks can be battled on using GameShark codes.

Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
TEST ROAD Preview
TEST ROAD
StuntORamaFirstPortion
Stunt O Rama
INTRO2 Preview
INTRO2
FINISH Preview
FINISH
TEST GRID Overview
TEST GRID
DRAGSTRIP Preview
DRAGSTRIP
INTRO3 Preview
INTRO3
Beetle22Preview
22
CHECKER BOARD Preview
CHECKER BOARD
DERBY Preview
DERBY
INTRO4 Preview
INTRO4
23 Preview
23
ROUND TRACK Preview
ROUND TRACK
MULT 10 Overview
MULT 10
INTRO5 Preview
INTRO5
24 Preview
24

Only MULT 10 is an arena, but cannot be unlocked and is not included at all in the accessible arenas. Also, it freezes the game unless the radar is disabled using one of the game's cheats.

Mini-maps Edit

A mini-map is displayed on the screen to tell the player's current position and also where the ladybug can be found.

Normal Edit

Left Middle Right
BeetleMULT1Mini-mapBeetleBattle
Airport
BeetleParkadeMini-mapBeetleBattle
Parkade
BeetleStadiumMini-mapBeetleBattle
Stadium
BeetleCastleMini-mapBeetleBattle
Castle
BeetleIceFlowsMini-mapBeetleBattle
Ice Flows
BeetleVolcanoMini-mapBeetleBattle
Volcano
BeetleDunesMini-mapBeetleBattle
Dunes
BeetleRooftopsMini-mapBeetleBattle
Rooftops
BeetleWoodsMini-mapBeetleBattle
Woods

Technical Edit

These tracks are known to have a mini-map for Beetle Battle, but use game textures instead where the mini-map should be. MULT 10 uses a fence-like texture despite it according to the name an arena.

CHECKER BOARD's mini-map is identical to TEST GRID's. 23 and 24's mini-maps are both identical to FINISH's.

Technical information Edit

If you are "offended" by the following information, please skip it:

The exit texture is actually an object model (hex: 105).

Along with the 4 unused ladybugs, more unused objects have been found:

  • Health Box with a different color tone (hex: 10A). 10B is its destroyed version.

Prerelease Edit

  • Beetle Battle, like the rest of the game, has gone through some changes:
    • The game mode was known as Bug Hunt at one point.
    • Most power-ups showed a number next to the icon.
  • The arenas also went through changes:
    • The mini-map was just the Airport one, unfinished.
    • Airport, Parkade, Stadium, Castle, Volcano and Dunes were mostly unchanged.
    • Ice Flows was meant to have no ladybugs at all, making it difficult to finish it.
    • Rooftops had some additional details and a different sky.
    • Woods had a secret area that was accessible by driving into breakable windows. A box was placed here. The final arena's walls are just tree walls, and fences prevent the player from being able to interact with the tree walls. No remnants remains of the area.

Names in other languages Edit

Language Name Meaning
German Käfer-Kampf Beetle Battle
French Beetle Bang Beetle Bang
Japanese ビートルバトル
Bītorubatoru
Beetle Battle
Australian version HSV Battle