Formula 1-style Racing Game Online - Formula Racer
Formula Racer - Are you ready for some fast racing action and high pressure driving situations? If so, this may well be the game for you. Formula Racer game was created with consideration of the physical factors affecting real Formula cars which makes the game more fun to play. There are 24 opponents in each race, and you start at the end of the queue with a red car. Once you see the green light, begin the race. There are 8 different tracks, and new tracks can be unlocked once you are qualified and have enough cash to buy a license for the next level.
It works the same way the real race does: You have your pedal to the metal (foot to the floor) all the time, and briefly release the accelerator when entering the turn and start accelerating again once you are halfway though the turn. If your speed is too high you may slip and lose control over your car in tight turns. Even dropping speed too much (when entering a turn at an excess speed and trying to slow down to prevent a crash) may easily drop you down 5-6 positions.
Try following the other cars to learn the tactics and technique. It is OK to go Bumper-to-Bumper and push other cars from the back like driving Go-Kart-style, however, this tactic will lower your Kinetic Boost energy as well as your current speed. You earn prize money for each race, and upgrade your car to make it even faster or upgrade the handling to make it more stable on the track.
Kinetic Boost: This is a system which gathers energy and stores it while driving. It takes some time to accumulate and the longer your drive, the more energy you accumulate and the Kinetic Boost will last longer. Kinetic Boost ads 40-50 Mph extra speed and is good where the track has no tight turns. Otherwise, Kinetic Boost may work against you and you may lose control. Your boost level rises automatically as you drive, and rises even quicker during braking. Kinetic Boost can be used after you see "Press SPACE" (your spacebar key) in the bottom right corner but it does not mean that you have to use it immediately.
How to Play: You earn prize money for each race you complete, even if you finish in last place. However the amount won depends on what position you finish in. You can race on any unlocked track as many times as you wish and make even more money for your car upgrades. Upgrades help your car run better and faster. There 16 levels of upgrades for your car. If you finish in the top 3 positions on all 8 tracks you may unlock the special car!
Between races, you can adjust the car setup. Click the ‘Set Up Car’ button and adjust the car speed, handling, and boost, by dragging the cursor around the setup triangle. Different setups can suit different tracks. For example, rain makes you skid more, so try increasing the handling on wet tracks. On a track with long straight stretches, use car setup for a more powerful engine. To handle/drive your car, use the arrow keys on your computer keyboard:
Use the Arrow Keys on your computer keyboard to control your car. Up Arrow = Accelerate; Down Arrow = Brake; Left and Right Arrows = Steer. Do not to go too fast into a turn as you may end up skidding off the track. Simply press and release the Up key briefly every second, allowing yourself to see when to press your accelerator full time. Buy the upgrades for your car immediately when they become available. A better / stronger car can help you to win a better position. Once you have adjusted your car settings, click the “Upgrade” button to complete the transaction. Safe driving Speedy!