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The Drift mode

The Drift mode in Reckless Racing is a little different from the regular race modes. This is a short primer to introduce you to the new mechanics and get you drifting like a pro. Soon you’ll realize that racing is a lot more fun while sideways and really not all that difficult. After all, you only need to turn a little harder in a corner to start drifting. Then it’s all about balancing the slide with the steering to stay on the road.

Take a look at our video tutorial below, or continue reading this post.

The cars

Kazen 86 and Super XR are the two drift kitted cars in Reckless Racing. It’s highly recommended you upgrade them to fit your drifting style:

  • Focus on upgrading handling over power for an easier controlled car.
  • More power and less handling mean more aggressive drifting which can yield more points but is also more difficult – and, some would say, more fun!

The Drift rules

Fast lap times are not your concern while drifting; drift mode is all about earning drift points! As soon as you start going sideways the drift score counter appears above your car and starts ticking. The better and longer your drift is the faster the points tick in. The quality of your drift is determined by the following:

  • Duration
  • Angle
  • Speed

Duration is by far the most important factor. Aim to keep your drift going for as long as possible, by any means necessary. Taking the long way around the track is usually better than going for the apex in every corner. A good drifter can even sustain a single, continuous drift over a whole lap. This is done by linking drifts together, meaning that if you start a new drift immediately after another one ended, they will count as one. This is key to truly dominate the leaderboards and a pro drifter always plans one corner ahead in order to set up a chain.

Score and bonus

Regardless of how your drift ends (even by crashing), you will always receive the current points from the drift score counter. But if you end the drift in a controlled manner, by straightening out your car, you’ll get double (2X) the current points.

Advanced techniques

  • If you let go of the accelerator your car will slide more sideways instead of pulling forward. This is good if you turned too early and think you are going to hit the inside barrier.
  • Learn the minimum angle required for drifting to keep a drift going through the more straight parts of the track.
  • Different routes might need different car setups. More twisted and bendy tracks generally benefits from more traction.
  • Use the whole road. Sticking to the outer edge of corners may give you enough room to extend a drift until the next corner.
  • The better your current drift is, the more time you have to start a new one for a successful chain. Very short drifts can’t be chained.

The Drift mode is available in Reckless Racing 2 for iOS, and Reckless Racing Ultimate for Win8. Android version is coming later.