Drag Racing (Hints and Tips)
We reviewed Drag Racing back in May and thought that this engine growling beast was an awesome time killer. Some of the body work in this game has been given a new lick of paint and the latest version has some hot boosts. We’re going to briefly give you the lowdown on the changes, and our tips to beat your mates in a drag race!
As soon as you start, there’s a hip and funky music track being played to you. The graphics are funked up and there is a section where you can buy reward points. Once you navigate to the Race section there’s a full rearrangement of buttons with a much heavier emphasis on online racing. The most notable difference is the World Records option. Oh… and once you’re actually racing in the game, you’ll see that the race girl has been replaced with some useful race lights.
Hints and Tips:
Below are some tips for beginners about how to improve in your race and how to use your money and respect points efficiently. In the future we hope to show some race winning car tune ups too.
[If you're not a beginner and you want to know the best upgrades then check out our upgrade tips here.]
[If you're not a beginner or an intermediate player and you want to know how to tune your car then check out our tuning tips here.]
Info for beginners
The first thing to do is to play and enjoy the game. Don’t worry so much about which car to buy when you start. It’s not that relevant, and it’s really easy to get money to buy the level one cars and kit them out later.
The main plan at the beginning is to gather cash fast and respect points so you can buy cars which are at a higher level. The higher your level, the more money and respect points your races earn. The fastest way to earn cash at any level, is to play the online races because there’s more cash rewards, and there are respect points (which you need later for upgrading your cars). Jump straight into the Quick Races > Drivers Battles. This doesn’t need you to kit out your car so it’s the cheapest way of battling. Note that this only works at low levels – when you start playing pros this is quite a test of your gearing ability since your opponent would know the cars just as well as you.
Once you have the money then you can pick a car to kit out – be very precise to ensure you know which level your car is graded at. You should aim to own one car of each level to give yourself the most freedom in gameplay. We suggest just progress with one car at each level initially. Also, try not to use respect points where possible – save them for upgrading the more pro cars later.
Then you can go into the Face-to-face or Pro league battles with a car that you’re familiar with. Don’t worry about losing any matches, just focus on practising and improving your technique. Your real battle is always with yourself and your own time. Keep trying to drive those seconds down. Eventually you’ll notice that you’re always outmatched – that’ll be because you’ll need to tune your car to get the fastest drive on the planet – we’ll cover this later.