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apcfnu 09-17-2009 09:40 PM

Pressing Down When Using a Magnet
 
You can press down when magneting someone to roughly match his maximum speed when you're behind him. This can be useful when you magnet someone at close range and you simply want to pass him without slowing down. For example:

-Magnet and hold down for the first couple of seconds and then press up to accelerate and pass just as the magent expires. The slingshot will give you the lead.

-Magent and then use a water bomb (not the self bomb). Accelerate just before the water bomb finishes (this takes a little practice, and it helps to have the penguin as a pet).

-When you're holding 2 magents at the end of a race, you can use 1 early for a psychological effect. Sometimes, the leader will panic and hit a wall, which means that you don't even have to use the second magent. Or the leader will assume that you must have been hit and will not expect the second magnet.

Jump ahead to 1:00 on this video to see an example where holding down is a much better idea than holding up.

Elmo 09-18-2009 12:57 AM

I do the slowing down thing when the person in front of me is not too far
Item mode is fun to mess around in ;]

lilshadow69 09-18-2009 10:00 AM

how does the penguin help with bubble? O_O;

apcfnu 09-18-2009 11:01 AM

If you mess up with the bubble, then the penguin might protect you. Think of it as an insurance policy.

TeamDarkness 09-18-2009 03:20 PM

Pet, sometimes block Rocket

LOLxArcSaber 09-18-2009 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TeamDarkness (Post 44735)
Pet, sometimes block Rocket

Ya true. My robo pet from scenario elp me block rocket sometimes.
Now how do you boost after a missle explosion?:crazy:

DriftPlasma 09-18-2009 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by LOLxArcSaber (Post 44744)
Ya true. My robo pet from scenario elp me block rocket sometimes.
Now how do you boost after a missle explosion?:crazy:

press up right when u land, takes practice, i can only do it 10% of the time

LOLxArcSaber 09-18-2009 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DriftPlasma (Post 44755)
press up right when u land, takes practice, i can only do it 10% of the time

oh kay. So hard.:sweat:

TeamDarkness 09-19-2009 12:02 AM

I do it 25% of the time. Most of the time my ballon absorb the hit

LOLxArcSaber 09-19-2009 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by TeamDarkness (Post 44778)
I do it 25% of the time. Most of the time my ballon absorb the hit

baloon 70% rate to absorb hit or something? duno for sure.

TeamDarkness 09-19-2009 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by LOLxArcSaber (Post 44805)
baloon 70% rate to absorb hit or something? duno for sure.

is more like 75-90

LOLxArcSaber 09-20-2009 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeamDarkness (Post 44840)
is more like 75-90

Yea something like that. Man that shark kart is cheapin good. Immune to all water bomb atks right?

Spyyder0 09-20-2009 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by LOLxArcSaber (Post 44871)
Yea something like that. Man that shark kart is cheapin good. Immune to all water bomb atks right?

ya, immune to water bombs. Not immune to the time bombs tho. :(

LOLxArcSaber 09-20-2009 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Spyyder0 (Post 44875)
ya, immune to water bombs. Not immune to the time bombs tho. :(

Oh. What if it's from other players that use self destruct?

TeamDarkness 09-20-2009 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LOLxArcSaber (Post 44882)
Oh. What if it's from other players that use self destruct?

immune to water bombs (ONLY)


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