CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars is all about building the ultimate fighting machine. While you don't actively fight in battles, you do have to build a gizmo that can stand up to any challenge it faces.
You can't just stick parts any which way and hope to brute force things. You'll need to think carefully when building your car, and with the wide range of different weapons and machine parts, there's no truly right way to build an amazing car. It takes a good deal of experimentation to create your own dream machine. Fortunately for you, we have a few tips to help you in the right direction.
Keep physics in mind
Physics plays a big part in these robo-battles, so plan accordingly. Make sure that your vehicle isn't top heavy, or that the wheels don't throw you off balance. You'll also want to place your weapons where they can hit your opponent and are the most effective.
Study your opponents
Ultimately, the best way to build the fighting machine of your dreams is to study the competition. Don't get sour if someone beats you. Instead, check out what's working for them in battle and mimic them. You can then start building on that foundation to create a machine that fits your own personal style.
Think outside of the box
You'll definitely benefit from a bit of creativity in CATS. For example, you don't necessarily have to chop away at an opponent to defeat them. You can incapacitate them in other ways to turn the tides of battle -- find ways to flip them over or throw them off balance.
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