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Sonic Adventure 2

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There are 15 Sonic Adventure 2 achievements (12 without DLC) worth 1,356 (500)

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Speedy Racer in Sonic Adventure 2

Speedy Racer95 (40)

Win NO.1 in expert level in kart race.

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Achievement won on 18 Dec 13
TA Score for this game: 1,356
Posted on 19 December 13 at 06:20
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To win this race, you're gonna need Knuckles' hidden car.

(Each character has one, and to unlock it, you must earn the emblem for every single one of their missions, 1-5. It doesn't have to be an A, thankfully but you might as well, since there's an achievement for it already.)

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Once the Knuckles hidden car is unlocked, go to Kart Race(in 1P) and when you highlight Knuckles, press up on the D-pad.

I'll have a video guide with commentary in a couple of days, but for now the best advice I can give you is this:

--First off, learn the track. Each kart track varies by difficulty, but it does not vary by lap, like Race of AGES in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. It's pretty short, so you shouldn't have much trouble memorizing it.

--Second, watch your jumps. While Knux' speed is great and his acceleration is the best around, his jumping is sub-par. When taking ramps, make sure to account for his lack of flying distance. WHICH MEANS--don't take the middle ramp halfway through the track(over the large gap)--YOU WILL NOT MAKE IT. Instead, take either side of the trench and pick up the rings there for another chance to boost. Speaking of...

--Know WHEN to boost. About 3/4 through the track, there's a straight path with two lines of rings. It may be tempting, but don't boost there. You have a serious U-turn to make and you don't want to spend it peeling your carcass and car off the guardrails. Make the turn(with drifting, both with acceleration and without) and then unleash your boost. Not only is it perfect at that stretch of straight road, but if swerving isn't your specialty, it's the essential recovery function! It could very well be the difference between victory and sucking.

--Get accustomed to drifting/swerving. To drift in Sonic Adventure 2, briefly let go of the accelerator(A button), then quickly press it again while pulling your control stick in the direction you wish to turn. You'll know you did it correctly if you hear tires squealing. It's absolutely required to handle certain turns, and severely cuts down any stops you might incur on easier bends. For harder turns(such as the massive U-turn in the Expert track), releasing the Accel. intermittently(while still turning) also helps massively. Unfortunately, it makes your handling decrease during that time, and it might be difficult to pick up the next line(s) of rings while trying to regain control. To disable swerving, let go of the control stick(on straight paths, of course) until the squeals stop. This is essential with Knuckles' hidden car, as his accel. is directly tied to his handling. This means when he swerves, he slows down. So straighten him out as soon as possible to regain your top speed quickly and pick up any rings along the way.

--If your ranking is blue(5th or 6th place), you can start anew. Bad pun.
No lives in the kart race--you can start over as many times as you like. Remember that.

--The Speed Pad--there are a handful in the Novice and Standard tracks, but there's only one in the Expert lanes. It's not vital to hit it, but you can have fun Instagramming a selfie of your jaw smashing through the floor watching Knuckles blow past everybody. What's an excellent idea however is to grab the line of about 10-15 rings in front of said pad. Then you'll have room for more boosts.

That's all I can think of that can be explained without a video. One will be coming soon with commentary and all that, so get ready. But I honestly don't think you need it. I got this on my 2nd try. The only reason I didn't get it on my first is because I overestimated the ramp jump and fell in the water(see above).

So complete all of Knuckles' missions, get the hidden car, drift where needed, boost on straightaways, and watch your jump. You'll get this in no time. wave
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