Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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CDJay Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:03am
Time Attack Expert Ghost on Nights
... is strange. I can nearly beat it, and I presume I eventually will. It would be a lot less frustrating, though, if the ghost didn't appear to boost straight through the gate towards the end which (ironically) seems to have a very rough and oversized collision box. If I go within about 20 car widths of the ghost I will hit an invisible wall and stop. So it's harder than it should be, to beat the ghost, as I can't fly directly through the same thing.

Any tricks to help me beat this one?

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[DFS] Green Giant Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:19am 
Do you mean the Dream Valley level?
Beeps Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:24am 
Assuming you do mean Dream Valley, yeah, the ghost there seems to ignore invisible boundaries. Stupid, but it's a stupid level so I expected nothing less. Basically, make sure that you're as far ahead as possible above the ghost before you enter the water part by absuing reckless boost/roll glitch. After you reach the water, make it your priority to NOT HIT ANYTHING, which is harder than it sounds due to Dream Valley being a total mess. Once you turn into a plane boost through the opening and you should be able to finish ahead of the ghost. Speedy drifter characters like Sonic and NiGHTS are probably the best to use.
Gerk Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:25am 
Green Giant, are you confused?

I mean, what tracks do you think it could be?
[DFS] Green Giant Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:24am 
Originally posted by Gerk:
Green Giant, are you confused?

I mean, what tracks do you think it could be?
He only said Nights so I thought it could have been the Nights ghost event in the Carrier Zone.
CDJay Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:57am 
Yea. I meant Dream Valley. I'd feared as much. Off to try again (and again) I go! ;)

TKperson Feb 23, 2013 @ 8:55am 
If you're still working on it you can overtake the Sumo ghost big time in the water section. Assuming you are not doing the mirror version, when you first enter the water section you can trick upwards of 5 times depending how high your angle of entry is while going to the right. The drop after that you can trick 2-3 times depending on speed, and once you launch off the rock-ramp you basically barrel roll to victory.

When you do launch off that ramp don't worry about hitting the map's geometry since you will just clip through most of it anyway, just angle yourself into the LEFT path when falling. If you do it perfectly you will land at the lowest water level on top of the boost pad. It's still pretty much a coin flip for me in that section though, because sometimes I'll launch at an excellent angle and other times no matter how much I roll I will end up in a rock.
PrimeSonic Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:22am 
(Do all that TK said)

Take one of those console mods that gives full speed and boost. You should be able to just out race the ghost with that. Just practice a bit on the avoiding of impacts.

One thing I notice everyone does, they waste one lap and go around, then hit the boost right before the finish line, effectively starting the lap with at least level 3 boost. You immediately regain the boost after crossing and then can use it again wherever you need it.

It's sorta like getting an extra free boost. (Sorta why I feel an item boost shouldn't have been in the Time Trials, but that's for another thread. :P)
Last edited by PrimeSonic; Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:22am
TKperson Feb 23, 2013 @ 10:42am

This might be easier to understand than my earlier post
Zork Nemesis Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Originally posted by TKperson:
This might be easier to understand than my earlier post

You make it look so easy...
Will T.TVR Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
I'm guessing you're already doing this, but risk-boosting like a maniac in the flying segments is a must. Dream Valley is one of the best tracks in the game to chain together risk boosts, and doing so is immensely helpful.
CDJay Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Cheers guys, managed this! Just stuck on the last turn of Chilly Castle now hehe!
Zork Nemesis Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Originally posted by CDJay:
Cheers guys, managed this! Just stuck on the last turn of Chilly Castle now hehe!

Save your boost, let off the accelerator enough to make the corner, and boost through.
Will T.TVR Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:59am 
For that one, I've found that the best trick is not to attempt any stunts on the last jump, and instead try to line yourself up in the air to start drifting into the curve right when you land. You can then switch-drift and take the corner with surprising ease. Works more often than not for me. :)
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