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Perform Drifts To Find Shortcuts And Take Out Other Racers In Ridge Racer Unbounded



In Ridge Racer Unbounded, you perform drifts to build up a power bar. Once the power bar is filled up, you can crash into other racers to take them out with a single hit. You can also attempt to take them out normally without the use of the power bar, but whether or not you succeed depends on their health and other factors.


The other use of the power bar is finding key destructible targets in the cities. Once you’ve built the power bar up, your HUD locks onto nearby destructible targets such as buildings you can crash into and drive through, creating a shortcut. Once you’ve created a shortcut, you can use it again whenever you please.


In the video above, the game’s producer discusses how the drifting and power bar work, and you’ll get to see a fair bit of in-game footage as well.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.