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Mental Unblock in Need for Speed

Mental Unblock343 (80)

Get a 350000 Drift Score in Mental Block with Ken's car

  • Unlocked by 4,089 tracked gamers (27% - TA Ratio = 4.28) 15,370  

Achievement Guide for Mental Unblock

268,714 (153,241)
Achievement won on 26 Nov 15
TA Score for this game: 3,706
Posted on 26 November 15 at 03:37, Edited on 01 December 15 at 12:08
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The Mental Block event is located in Crescent Mountains in the upper portion of the map. Ken Blocks car is available for $0 in the garage after you've completed Manu's (Style) story missions.

Be sure to join a game by yourself. With other players in the game, there's a pretty good chance that they'll interfere, even if they're just free roaming. How to play alone: Hold the cn_back button -> Settings -> Game Settings -> Play Alone.

Use the brake to initiate drifts and avoid using the e-brake too much since this slows you down more. Ken's car is fully tuned for drifting so it might slide a lot more than you're used to. It also makes it a little difficult to straighten out after a drift. Release or feather the gas to help control your car in these situations.

Try to get most of your score from the mountain sections in the first half of the course. If you can maintain a decent angle and keep your speed up at least 70MPH, you should be getting 10-20k per drift easily. Once you're in the city, there's less room for big drifts so it'll be a little harder but there are still plenty of opportunities for high scores.

Do your best to not hit any walls, especially in the mountain section at the beginning. Even lightly bumping the wall will cause you to lose all your points for that drift. Bumping into other cars or traffic will not cause you to lose your points for that drift.

You'll want at least 200k when you get to the tunnel. If you hit too many walls on the way down, it's probably worth it to restart.

Some people are unlocking the achievement just getting the required score and not having to finish the event, but does not work that way for others. It's a little buggy in that regard. Finishing within the time limit is really the only way to guarantee you'll unlock it.

As you can see in the video below, I do pretty poorly in the city section and still (almost) make it to the end and unlock the achievement, so there is some room for errors.

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Achievement won on 06 Dec 18
TA Score for this game: 4,944
Posted on 06 December 18 at 05:48, Edited on 10 December 18 at 03:43
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my mental block was that I wasn't drifting correctly. If you're going for this one, hear me out.
It just clicked today, and I started getting the drifts much much better, and crushed it. Before, I was getting scores in the mid to high 200s, with a couple runs above 300, my record was about 310k. I was getting to about 150 - 180k by the tunnel.

I primarily use the brake to drift, though I will often just tap the handbrake to get it started. As soon as the drift starts, especially on longer drifts in the switchbacks, hit the nitrous, and hold it through your entire drift. Don't really bother much with nitrous before the drift starts. The nitrous is key. Use nitrous and fluttering the gas to stop yourself from hitting the walls, and brakes if you have to. Once I started using nitrous in the drifts, I want from getting about 10k on a good drift on the first corners to getting 15k or more, and being able to more easily control the car and nail more drifts.

I did 2 runs once I figured out the drift. The first run I had maybe 210k at the tunnel. I had 340 at the end, but time also ran out with .5 miles left. The second run, I had 250k by the tunnel, and I hit the wall losing 20k on the 360º drift. I ended the run with less than 5 seconds left, and 380k.

nitrous is key.

here's a video of a later run, where I broke 400k:
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