Heatwave Racing is a super-fast NASCAR-style car racing game (that requires Adobe Shockwave Player to play) where you have to compete against the computer in a high-speed, six-lap NASCAR race on an authentic race track. Choose from a whole host of NASCAR rally cars and overtake your way to the Championship! The awesome 3D graphics and realistic in-car controls make you feel like you’re really out there on the track. Compete against 7 other computer-controlled cars, and try to outsmart them at every turn.
Be careful, your car isn’t invincible. If you crash one too many times at that high a speed – you’re bound to be out of the race. You’ll need a steady hand and quick reactions, as your car is difficult to control at such a high speed. Race for the Checkered Flag in front of thousands of screaming NASCAR fans. The Championship is yours for the taking little Speedster – but have you got the driving skills to do it? Only one way to find out! Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
How to Play: There are two different modes – Race Mode and Time Trial Mode. In Race Mode, you compete against 7 other computer-controlled cars in a 6-lap race. Your goal is simple – reach the Checkered Flag before they do. Before the race begins, you have to choose which NASCAR type rally car you want to race in. Control your car using the Arrow Keys on your computer keyboard. Up Arrow = Accelerate; Down Arrow = Break / Reverse; Left and Right Arrows = Steer. You start the race in 8th place, and have to overtake your way to victory.
At the bottom of the game screen, your Nitro Boost dial shows when the Nitro Boost is ready to use. When the light blinks red, hold down Spacebar to activate your boosters. While this gives you a huge speed boost, you cannot steer the car during this time, so be careful. If you crash off the wall or any of your competitors, you damage the car. You can see how damaged the car is in the bottom left corner of the game screen. As your car becomes more damaged, the Damage Icon fills up red. If you keep crashing, the car will burst into flames and you are out of the race.
Tip: Instead of holding down the Left/Right Arrows to steer, just tap them lightly. This gives you more control of the car on those high-speed turns.