Rate Coaster Racer
4.67/5 stars (73 votes)

Coaster Racer Controls

Accelerate using 'w' or the up arrow key. Brake using 's' or the down arrow key. Steer left using 'a' or the left arrow key. Steer right using 'd' or the right arrow key. Use a nitrous boost using 'n' or 'x'. 'Freestyle' using 'z' or 'm'.

  • Rating: 4.67/5

  • Plays: 19717

Coaster Racer Walkthrough

Coaster Racer is an entertaining racing game despite its rather familiar premise. What really sets this game apart from most of the other racing games online is the above average graphics and the truly challenging tracks. While many of the other racing games online offer one or the other, this one has found the perfect marriage of the two. It might be a bit difficult for newcomers to get the hang of right away but with patience and practice, even beginners will be able to build up the skills they need to do well.

You have two primary goals in Coaster Racer; finish the race in a pole position (first, second or third) and earn as much cash as you can. How much money you earn for a race will depend on how you perform in the race. You'll use the money you earn to upgrade you car so it performs better in races. If you want to do well in this game, you're absolutely going to need those upgrades. Upgrades are pretty straight forward. You can access them by clicking 'upgrades' from the main game screen. You have five categories to choose from; top speed, acceleration, brakes, tyres and nitrous. Look at where your skills need the most work and buy upgrades that strengthen those weak points. Don't buy an upgrade just because you can afford it. Instead, save your money for the upgrades you actually need.

Nitrous isn't really an uncommon feature in the world of racing games and in Coaster Racer it works pretty much the same as it would in any other game that offers the feature. You can use a nitrous boost to get a wicked boost of speed to help you move further ahead in the race but it should be used sparingly and only when you need it. It takes the boost time to charge so save it for when you need it. That way it will be ready and charged. The 'freestyle' feature, however, is fairly unique to this game. Freestyling is basically like showing off your skills. Your score is multiplied when you freestyle so it's a great way to build up points, but you really need to be careful when you do it. You can't steer while you're freestyling so be careful to choose when you do it wisely with that lack of control in mind.

Coaster Racer is another racing game in which your vehicle isn't destroyed when you take damage from hitting other vehicles or from hitting the sides of the track - a huge plus for fans of racing games who are tired of having to play the same part of a level over and over again. Instead, damage to your vehicle means a lower score at the end of the level which means less money earned to help you upgrade your vehicle. You can repair damage from the upgrade screen but it will cost money; money much better used for purchasing upgrades. Avoid damage as much as you can. Do what you can to stay on the track and avoid hitting cars. It isn't easy but that's what makes the game so much fun to play. At the same time, your car is able to go off the sides of the track and if there is nothing there to catch you, your car will be destroyed and you'll have to wait for it to be returned to the track.

As you race on the tracks in Coaster Racer, you'll see ramps on the road. Hit these ramps as often as you can. You'll get a little air and greatly increase your score. Again, a better score means more money and more money means better upgrades. Ramps also help you cover more ground in the race which increases your chances of finishing in a role position and earning more money still. There are also money bonuses scattered throughout the tracks which you can drive over to collect. Orange traffic cones also appear throughout the levels but unlike most other racing games, they're a good thing in this one. They help you meet challenges and also boost your score.

One of the most appealing things about Coaster Racer is the fact that there are three different difficulty setting to choose from making it the perfect game for a wide range of players. Newcomers to racing games are going to want to start out with easy. This gives you the chance to familiarize yourself with the controls and build your racing skills a little bit. If you're a natural and easy just doesn't offer any challenge at all, move on to medium. Medium is also great for average players who haven't spend a lot of time with racing games of this sort but basically know how the controls work. Hard is for those skilled, experienced players who want a real challenge out of their racing games.

Overall, Coaster Racer is an excellent racing game that challenges you to stay on your toes and pay attention to what's happening on the track. You need to look for those ramps, collect the dollar bonuses and avoid damage if you want to do well. It's also important to remember to carefully use your nitrous boosts. They come in handy but they also make it harder to keep your car under control. The graphics in this game are really something else so it's well worth checking out for the graphics alone. If you're a fan of good racing games that offer a decent challenge, you're going to want to check this one out.