Riptide GP: Renegade is an exciting futuristic racer in which players ride across waterways with hydrojets. It’s one the best jet ski (or water) racing games for some time that players can play on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One. The game includes five bosses for players to beat in its single-player mode. Here are a few Riptide GP: Renegade tips for completing the game’s events and beating its bosses.
Upgrade Handling More Often
Riptide GP players can upgrade acceleration, handling, speed and boost for their hydrojets. Handling is perhaps the most essential thing to upgrade and max out first. Control is key in Riptide GP as any kind of contact with a wall or obstacle will slow you down. Furthermore, the race tracks’ waves also toss hydrojets up and down. Thus, upgrading handling more often will enable you to get a better grip of your hydrojets sooner rather than later and probably ensure you complete events more quickly.
Android and iOS players with Bluetooth gamepads should also play Riptide GP with those game controllers. Riptide GP: Renegade supports Bluetooth gamepads for mobile devices. A controller’s analog stick will certainly enhance the game’s control for iOS and Android players. So, make sure you utilize a Bluetooth gamepad for Riptide GP if you have one available.
Find the Shortcuts
Most of the race tracks in Riptide GP: Renegade include a shortcut of some description. The best shortcuts in the game can win races for you, or will at least give you a great chance of a top three finish. So, it’s well worth finding the race track shortcuts in Riptide GP: Renegade. This KeenGamer post provides further details for the whereabouts of six race track shortcuts in the game.
Save Your Boost for Straight Sections of Race Tracks
Speed boosts can win lots of races. However, players might lose control of their hydrojets, or at least bump into something, if they utilize boost on windy stretches of race tracks with lots of turns. Bumping into turns and obstacles can ruin speed boosts. Therefore, try to save your boosts for straighter stretches of race tracks where there are few turns and obstacles.
Keep the Stunts Simple in Most Races
Players need to pull off stunts to get more speed boost in Riptide GP races. The lower level stunts provide less speed boost, but they’re also more straightforward to pull off. Players are much more likely to mess up higher level stunts, which will usually be enough to ensure they finish outside the top three. As such, it’s often better to stick to simpler stunts during most races. Pulling off level one and two stunts with regularity will usually provide enough boost for top three finishes.
However, you might still need to pull off higher level stunts to finish first in some races and beat the later bosses. The Triple Back Flip and Triple Front Flip are two of the more straightforward level 10 stunts to pull off. So, stick to those level 10 stunts when you really need them. However, never try to pull off a level 10 stunt from low ramps as they don’t provide enough elevation for them.
Upgrade Acceleration Before Elimination Races
Elimination events are shorter races in which seven hydrojet riders get eliminated until there’s just one left. Getting off to a good start is crucial in elimination races as you get very little time to make up lost ground on the front-runners. So, you should upgrade acceleration as much as you can before an elimination race. Then your hydrojet will get off the starting grid that much more quickly for a faster start in the race.
To get the very fastest start for elimination events, upgrade the Boost Start as much as possible with skill points. The Boost Start enables players to boost off the starting grid at the beginning of races. To execute a Boost Start, you need to tap the boost button at exactly the same time the three green lights blink on. A Boost Start will usually be enough to thrust you into the top two or three positions at the start of races.
Don’t Restart Races too Often
Some players might be tempted to restart races when they’re a long way behind and have little chance of a top three finish. However, remember that you get dollars and XP points every time you finish an event. Even finishing eighth in a race will give you a little more currency and XP with which you can upgrade your hydrojets. Restarting lots of races will cost you lots of dollars. So, make sure you finish most of your races to get more dollars to upgrade your hydrojets with.
Print a Riptide GP Stunt Guide
Riptide GP: Renegade already includes a stunt list within the game. However, it might come in handy to have a printed stunt guide at hand for quick reference during the game’s freestyle events in which you need to pull off a variety of stunts. A Steam page includes a Riptide GP stunt guide for players to print out that includes all the game’s stunts.
Activate Big Head Mode
This tip will not help you complete Riptide GP: Renegade. Nevertheless, this is still a fun cheat for the PlayStation 4 version of Riptide. Players can unlock a Big Head mode by entering the code UUDDLRLR (up, up, down, down, left, right, left and right) on the game’s title screen with the D-pad or left stick on their PlayStation 4 controllers. You should hear a confirmation sound when you’ve unlocked Big Head mode. Then the hydrojet races will have enlarged heads.
Seven of the above tips will give you a better chance of completing more races and beating the bosses in Riptide GP: Renegade. Some of those tips might also come in handy in the game’s Challenge Mode and multiplayer races.