93143 wrote:The key to Chapter 7 (at least the way my brother played it) was to kill Black Shadow right away, before he had a chance to start cheating.
I bumped into him at the starting line because he's in the back, but that's the one time in the whole game that I've never killed someone in one hit. I always just snake to get way ahead, and there's a part that's really thin and has guardrails and I'd just do the side attack back and forth a bunch of times and get a ton of people. I have beaten it without killing them, using snaking, but it was after because it's a pain.
93143 wrote:(the A.I. seems to do an awful lot of flying - then again, it does that on Split Oval too, and I still have no idea how; every time I go too fast around that final negative bend, I fall off and die).
I never understood that either. The one turn in the game that still makes me nervous is that weird bend right before the finish line on Green Plant Intersection. Half of the time, I just fly off like an idiot. Casino Palace Double Branches is also ridiculous in the parts where the track dips down. The only way I've learned to be safe there is just to slow down. Once, somehow, I actually went off the track there, was pulled back, but I was flipped upside down when I landed on the track, and then I fell upward. It was with a custom machine. Chapter 8 is also stupid for this reason, because the ceiling is just hovering over you, and snaking while boosting and hitting a mine is guaranteed death.
93143 wrote:...okay, yeah, apparently the A.I. is doing a TAS-like trick there. All you have to do to win is not screw up, and maybe get a bit lucky:
I love how he gets destroyed right off the bat. It's really pretty insulting how he races perfectly and gets passed up at the end of the second lap because a racer just flies over him somehow, on a downward, 90 degree turn, while not falling off. The worst part is how he just finishes by a hair.
93143 wrote:That level of play looks within reach, not like this bullshit:
I'll never understand how people are able to do that without crashing like an idiot at the end. People say it's best for long turns, but I find it best on 90 degree turns, because the second you step on the gas, you fly forward in a straight line where the vehicle is facing, as if there's no momentum from you drifting sideways.
Anyway, take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ybsZA2g6ys