Sonic Free Riders achievements

Sonic Free Riders

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Clutch Shooter in Sonic Free Riders

Clutch Shooter144 (15)

Attack rivals with a Free Throw 30 times.

  • Unlocked by 89 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 9.60) 8,134  

Achievement Guide for Clutch Shooter

Johnny Sinister
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Johnny Sinister
Achievement won on 24 May 11
TA Score for this game: 6,826
Posted on 24 May 11 at 18:49, Edited on 24 May 11 at 18:53
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The Free Throw power up is available to a bike riding player who is in the back of the race (10th to 12th place). This item is more common on Normal race, but I have also seen it on two-player Relay races. Again, the player must be on a Bike. If you are on a board, you will get a Tee Shot power up in its place.

As far as I can tell, this power up (as well as the Tee Shot) do not appear on the first lap of a race. So it would benefit you to concentrate on any other power up achievements you might be working on during the first lap.

Starting on the 2nd lap, you can turn your body to the side (as if you were riding a board) to brake. Let the other riders pass until you are in last place. Then drive until you reach a line of powerups.

Now, since you are in last place, there are 3 possible items you can pick up. (Soda Can, Unlimited Air, or Free Throw).

A useful strategy I used is to turn your body to the side right as you are approaching a power up so that you brake right on top of it. If successful, you can sit tight until the Free Throw power up is collected. Please note that the unlimited Air power up activates automatically, so if you get one, you will have to wait several seconds before another power up can be acquired. (This trick does not work as well for the Tee Shot achievement, as the board is much harder to brake where you want it to)

Unfortunately, you cannot use the Free Throw power up while in brake mode, so you can only get it once per line of power up boxes. To activate the Free Throw, you shoot your arms into the air like you were shooting a basket. For whatever reason, I sometimes had trouble shooting, and had to hop around to make it work.

Each level should have about 4 or 5 sections of item boxes per lap, so on a 3 lap race, you can get 8 to 10 Free Throws if you play it right. The power up targets the racer in first place and should connect automatically, so you shouldn't be able to miss.
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