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The most notable addition is a Career Mode in which you race through tiered circuits. Mark Madland, producer of Need For Speed: High Stakes says, "Career mode was developed to mirror real life in that car enthusiasts generally have to work their way up to their dream cars and spend time aspiring to own something faster, more exotic, more challenging to drive while they still enjoy what they have. Rather than starting with a $650,000 Ferrari, you start with what you can afford."
Players will be given an initial budget of $ 25,000, which you can spend on one of the less expensive cars such as a Mercedes SLK 230, a BMW Z3 or a Pontiac Firebird. You can then race for prize money to upgrade your car, race for bigger purses (or even put your vehicle on the line to try to win your opponent's), and eventually acquire more expensive machines such as a Jaguar XKR or a Lambirghini Diablo SV. "Career mode speaks to the emotional benefits that are hard to explain on paper to without experiencing them. There is a whole new strategic element that we've found really extends the life of the game," Madland says.