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QuarkCannon  [developer] May 27, 2013 @ 12:01pm
Hints for RaceMode
Hints for racemode will be added here...

1) SHIFT + R: restart level immediately

2) AIR floats but has a lot of drag, Change to ICE while jumping to keep your speed.

3) MINECARTS:
* To accelerate: change to stone when downhill
* To keep more speed upwards: change to ICE (lighter)


Happy racing!



Last edited by QuarkCannon; May 27, 2013 @ 12:02pm
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Tasha May 28, 2013 @ 2:56am 
To add to your tips...

You can further accelerate minecarts by using the Stone's activation repeatedly while going downhill (adding downward force), and by doing a quick Air + Ice transformation when starting to go uphill (Removes any extra mass from the minecart, as you'll not actually BE in the cart when it starts moving up if done right).

Both Air and Fire have drag applied to them in the air, so ideally you should be immediately switching to Ice after using either of these elements.

With enough force, Ice can break through rock barriers. the Stone element is NOT required to break most barriers.

Look for creative ways to skip parts of the level. Ramps and water can both be used to skip a fair amount of travel time in many levels, and in some cases, can be used to skip events. (Example: S2L3 can be beaten without filling up the first cavern with water.)
thefts23532 May 31, 2013 @ 7:06am 
Nice tip with the minecart. I used a very quick Fire-Stone combo to get a little more momentum. It didn't always work so well. Sometimes the Stone would tip the cart. Other times if the Stone was at the forward edge of the cart and I tried to use Fire it would blow up. After many, many, many tries I managed to get the cart over the hill using the Fire combo. Your tip sounds soooo much easier.
Samppooni Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:44am 
I added some racemode videos to Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/SteamSape
QuarkCannon  [developer] Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:34am 
Hey Samppooni, awesome videos you've got there... S4L4 is well.... very fast ;-)
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