Find out how to become a smash hit in Burnout CRASH! on PS3 with these top tips from Criterion and Electronic Arts.
Want to crush the competition in addictive arcade smash 'em up, Burnout CRASH! on PlayStation 3? The game's producer, Dan McDonald, and creative director, Richard Franke, have the perfect tips to make sure you leave an impression on this downloadable PlayStation Store game.
1. General tips
Know your cars
All the vehicles have their advantages and disadvantages. Try using the lighter vehicles in Pile Up, the bigger vehicles in Rush Hour and the mid-sized ones for Road Trip.
Shoot for skill
Skillshots are when you use your Crashbreaker to fire traffic into other traffic, holes and water. You can stop traffic from escaping and earn a massive score - just make sure you time it well...
Even though your Crashbreaker meter refills automatically, the secret to a really high score is to use it only when you really need to.
Use the yellow arrows at the edge of the screen to pinpoint which direction traffic will come from. Green arrows show where a special feature vehicle is approaching from.
2. Road Trip mode
Don't become distracted
Sit in the middle of the junction and work on blocking anything that tries to go past you. You may be tempted to smash up the surrounding environment, but stay focused until you have a nice roadblock built up that will let you take some risks. To get really big scores you need to survive until the Super Feature event occurs, so don't take too many gambles early on.
Keep an eye on the weather
Use your Crashbreaker to avoid any incoming Asteroids or you will have to drive into the scene again, giving traffic time to escape.
Aim for the stars
Get a star in all the Road Trip missions to unlock the Elite vehicles - their upgraded stats will help in the quest for destruction and more stars.
3. Pile Up mode
Might doesn't equal right
Try to crash all the traffic using the minimum amount of force possible. So when the Inferno multiplier kicks in you'll have plenty of fuel to keep the Inferno going, and all your scores will be much bigger.
Similarly, damage as little as possible. Crash everything but don't touch any of the other destructible parts of the environment until Inferno comes into play. Then you can get a multiplier on everything and improve your score.
Where there's smoke...
Smoking cars are almost on fire, a useful clue when trying to keep the fires burning during Inferno.
Light 'em up
Use a lightweight vehicle with a small explosion radius as you need to be able to move around easily during Inferno. You also don't need a Crashbreaker which is too powerful as it will damage the vehicle too much.
Get yourself into a hole
When Inferno hits, jump down the road hole - it will allow you to take one of the alternative routes when you reappear on-screen to perform a Smash Chain.
4. Rush Hour mode
In the middle of a chain reaction
The last explosion in Rush Hour sets off a chain reaction, so make sure you are near plenty of unexploded vehicles and buildings when the timer hits zero. You can easily double your score this way.
Weigh things up
Use a heavy and more explosive vehicle as you get a much bigger blast radius to destroy other vehicles in the time limit. It's harder to move around due to its weight, but you can perform skillshots easily as you have a more powerful Crashbreaker.
Are you ready to take the crash crown? Put these tips to good use and download Burnout CRASH! from PlayStation Store now.