F1 Race Stars Cheats And Tips
Fans of Mario Kart-style games will thoroughly enjoy Codemasters' F1 Race Stars, a fast-paced racing title for all ages. Here, you'll unlock F1 superstars as you drive around a number of fantasy tracks, utilizing power-ups, upgrades and collecting coins while you head to the finish line.
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How do I play F1 Race Stars?
It's set up like a normal kart racing game. There are three different control options available - although the tilt function works best - and from there, you'll hit the road and take on competitive drivers in various two-lap race events.
Along the way, you'll want to pick up coins so you can buy more chances at upgrades, as well as unlocking certain drivers in the F1 fold. Power-up squares and booster pads are also available, which can help give you an advantage with each race, whether it's trapping someone in a temporary bubble (shooting backwards or forwards) or speeding ahead to take someone's first place victory.
The game is easy to figure out, but some of the opponents can get a little fierce on the track. Remember to use power drifts in order to fill your boost meter, and look for shortcuts as well!
How do I earn and apply upgrades in F1 Race Stars?
Over the course of each race, you'll complete objectives, like earning coins and completing a certain amount of drifting. By doing this, you'll earn spins on a slot machine that will award you with upgrades, ranging from a speed boost to a coin multiplier, which you can apply in the driver menu.
In addition, you'll have the option to roll for much rarer upgrades by spending some coins and gems, which you can earn over each race. It can be risky, but sometimes you'll net that special red Legendary upgrade that will give you an overall performance boost. It never hurts to take a chance every once in a while.
You can also enhance your selection of upgrades by leveling up. Just keep racing and you'll see how much more you rank up after each one. Even in multiplayer races (which work pretty well, by the way), you'll have the opportunity to earn XP.
How do I refill my health in F1 Race Stars?
If you take damage from power-ups or hit other drivers, you'll see a small ding taken out of your health bar, which is in the upper right corner. Once that runs out you lose the race. However, before the checkpoint at the start of each race, you'll notice a pit stop lane. Run through this and you'll be able to replenish health.
How do I unlock new drivers in F1 Race Stars?
On occasion, you'll be able to challenge drivers in races, and by doing so, and if you win, you can use them. Other drivers are also available for purchase in the game shop, but you'll need a hefty amount of coins or gems - or an overall purchase of $26.98 in real money - to get them all.
Do I need to pay for anything in F1 Race Stars?
The game is fair when it comes to racing action, as you don't need to pay a fee to keep hitting the track. However, if you want the premium upgrades and faster drivers (you start with a rookie), you'll need to plunk down anywhere from $1.28 to $5.98.
F1 Race Stars also has the option to buy packs, which include a package deal with a driver and upgrades, as well as a buy all drivers' pack for $26.98 (not necessary unless you're a hardcore fan) as well as custom coin and XP doublers for $3.98 to $12.98. It's your choice, but coasting through the game on its default options should keep you entertained.
Download F1 Race Stars: iPhone and iPad