You’ve chosen your character, kitted out your glider and are ready to see how you stack up against Neo Terra’s best racers. You’ve been practising your barrel rolls and navigational skills, and think you now have what it takes to defeat the Pirate King once and for all! But don’t you think you’re forgetting something?
Power crystals may seem like a secondary thought, but any well-trained racer knows that in order to truly succeed on the race track you must know your crystals and when to use them. Stocking up before a race is advised, and you will want to ensure that you’re spending hard-earned race rewards strategically. Think power crystals are nothing more than pretty trinkets? You’d better read on!
Fire: Shoots an automated homing missile at the nearest opponent that stuns it’s intended target upon impact. Especially handy during the last few seconds of a race, when you are neck and neck with someone for first place!
Electric: Drains an opponent’s boost meter by zapping them with electricity. Have someone you think is trying to pass you? Pull them out of the running before they ever have the chance! Not only does this drain an opposing player’s boost meter, it fills yours at the same time.
Earth: Protects you from harm with a spinning rocker barrier. Harness the power of Neo Terra to protect you from opponent attacks and certain race obstacles.
Wind: Gives racers an invincible boost of speed. Some would argue that this is the most useful crystal to have within one’s possession. They are very much sought after on the race track, so if you see a free one lying about you’d better snap it up quickly!
Water: Encases an opponent in a swirling and unavoidable typhoon, making it hard for them to steer.
Death: The most controversial of all the power crystals, the Death crystal is only authorized for use in very small amounts. While a large crystal would indeed inflict a fatal blow, the trace amounts used by racers simply cause vertigo and reverse the controls of your nearby opponent.
Now that you know what’s what with all of the crystals, you’d best head over to your local market and pick a few up!