How not to die in Traffic Rider

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Traffic Rider, an Out Run-esque game in which your ride a motorcycle recklessly into trffic, might not seem particularly complicated.

There are, however, some simple tips and tricks you can employ to ensure you're getting the best out of it. Here's how to overtake the competition and outpace death in Traffic Rider.

Take control

Traffic Rider's default control scheme is tilt, which works pretty well, but you can experiment with the other options by visiting the settings menu in the bottom left hand corner of the main menu.

You can switch to buttons, which is a more traditional gamepad-style layout, or the more analogue handlebar interface. Furthermore, you can alter sensitivity, choose between manual and auto throttle, and invert controls if you so desire.

I prefer the virtual buttons, but play around with it and see what works best for you.

Watch ads

Rewarded video ads earn you 500 Cash each, which is a pretty generous reward. And, unlike other games, there's seemingly no limit on it.

So, while it may be boring, if you can spare two and a half minutes of your time to watch five consecutive adverts, you'll earn 2,500 Cash - which, in turn, can be used to buy and upgrade bikes in the garage.

Straight down the middle

Particularly in Endless Mode, an excellent strategy is to stick to the centre line of the road.

Obviously you still have to remain aware of vehicles crossing lanes in front of you (be vigilant of indicator lights), or gaps too narrow to squeeze through, but it's a good way of racking up the proximity multiplier as you speed past vehicles on both sides of the road.

Learn to brake

Seriously. I know it doesn't come naturally in a game like this, which is all about encouraging a breakneck pace, but you won't be any good at Traffic Rider until you learn to use your brakes. That's just a fact.

The key is anticipation. If there's just one vehicle ahead to steer around, even if it's pretty close, you may be able to do it at high speed.

If you look beyond that one blockage and anticipate another glut of obstacles ahead, get the brakes on as soon as possible. Slowing down really does make the bike much easier to manoeuvre, making even seemingly impossible situations surmountable.

Are you better at riding now? Or still just as useless? Let us know in the comments below!

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