New runner, would like some info
5 years ago
Maryland, USA

Hey guys, just bought this game on a whim, really liking it so far, planning to run Elite League once I get good enough.

My question is, what car should I be using for Elite League? I've been switching between Roger Dodger and Road Rocket for my practice runs, but I'd like to know if there's a better option. And any general advice you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. My stream is if you want to drop in on me sometime. Thanks again for the help!

Eclapsed likes this
Maryland, USA

Forgot to say I'm running the Gamecube version of this game, so PC strats aren't going to work for me.

New Hampshire, USA

Hello Gadgetman, I'll answer your question about what car to use.

Personally, I prefer a car with good Speed and Grip. Rodger Dodger, and Road Rocket are both very good choices in my opinion, and are the cars I would use all the time for RTA runs on all three leagues. If you are at all confused on what the stats mean in the game, I'll put the Gamecube game manual on the resources tab.

I don't know what you mean by "PC strats", could you please explain what you mean by that? If you referring to the glitch where we power slide after a boost, the trick we call "shuffling", you can do easily execute the same glitch. I found it by accident in 2016 on the Gamecube release of the game.

Eclapsed and GadgetmanX like this
Maryland, USA

Thanks for the reply! You know how some games have glitches or other optimizations that can only be done on PC because you can preload certain areas of the game? that's the sort of thing I'm talking about. I know PC will always be faster than console, but as long as there's no crazy PC exclusive tricks I'm fine with sticking to Gamecube. I'm just going to have to practice shuffling until I can get consistent with it. Also, thanks for the manual, the copy I found didn't come with one.

Colorado, USA

The one thing that PC has over any of the console versions of the game is loading times. But if you can get good at shuffling and start learning some pickup optimization to get a couple extra N2O boosts on every track then you should be good to go.

Iowa, USA

I'm excited to see your runs! Good luck and welcome to the community!