True Crime: Streets of LA
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Driving Upgrades The 24/7 facilities that offer driving upgrades provide a variety of vehicular maneuvers to use during race and pursuit missions. For instance, peeling out can get you off to a quick start and downshift boost can give you a momentary burst of speed. Below is a quick reference list for the driving maneuvers and how to perform them. Peel Out: Hold accelerate and brake then release brake. Rapid Stop: Move left, right, or down and double tap brake and hold. P.I.T. Maneuver: Ram rear car corner. Downshift Boost: Down plus double tap accelerate. 90 Turn: Left or Right then accelerate plus hand brake. FWD Switchblade: Left or Right then double tap hand brake. Back Switchblade: Left or Right then double tap hand brake while in reverse. Two Wheels. Left, Right, Left then double tap accelerate or Right, Left, Right and double tap accelerate. Nitro Boost: Up plus triple tap accelerate. Upgrade #1 - Peel Out Info: While stopped, press the accelerate button plus the brake button then release the brake button. Peel out allows the car to turn in place, and to take off quickly from a stop. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 peel out. Get the "peel out" out of the way at the starting line. You'll know you accomplished the move successfully when Kang shouts in excitement. Once you've completed the one peel out, you can concentrate on finishing the course in time (you have 1 minute, 29 seconds) and avoiding the obstacles. Beware of the pedestrians that pop out from the ground (note the lines in the ground as you approach). Hug either wall to avoid them. A barrier drops right before the finish line. You can perform the peel out here if you failed to earlier and zoom quickly to the destination to receive the driving upgrade. Upgrade #2 - Rapid Stop Info: While moving forward, move the directional control left or right or back and double-tap and hold the brake button. Turning left or right creates a barrier. Rapid stop allows blocking of pursuit subjects. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 rapid stop. You have 1 minute, 29 seconds to complete the course. Start down the first section and be prepared to rapid stop at the turn ahead: a row of pedestrians appears. Round the corner and perform a rapid stop when the barrier drops down. Remember you only have to perform one to meet the mission requirements. As you continue along the course, beware of the pedestrians that pop up in the middle of the route. The first batch appears after a series of turns. The pedestrians pop up just beyond the barrels that line the path. These obstacles appear at the perpendicular (to your car) lines in the floor so be ready for them. The pedestrians near the end of the course actually move along the line. Hug the wall and avoid striking the pedestrians. Upgrade #3 - P.I.T. Maneuver Info: Hit escaping car from the rear side, at about 45 degrees, to cause it to spin out. P.I.T. (precision immobilization technique) can disable a car without destroying it. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Use P.I.T. to disable drone car. You have 1 minute, 29 seconds to reach the finish line. However, you now have another task to worry about: you must perform the precision immobilization technique on the drone car. Follow the drone car at the first stage of the mission. The drone car smashes through some of the obstacles and provides a safe path for you to move through. As you catch the drone car, push into its rear panel at as close to a 45 degree angle as possible. The drone car will spin out. Finish the course and beat the clock to complete the task successfully. You must catch the drone car before it reaches the finish line. Upgrade #4 - Downshift Boost Info: While moving forward, move the directional control down and double-tap the accelerate button. Shifting into a lower gear provides momentary burst of acceleration. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 downshift boost. You have 1 minute, 29 seconds to complete this trial. Perform the downshift boost during the first straight section to get it out of the way. For the remainder of the course, concentrate on reaching the finish line on time. If you need additional bursts of speed, downshift boost during the other straight sections. After the crowded straight section (littered with barrels and signs), beware of the pedestrians that pop up from the ground. These pedestrians move from side to side. Slow down as necessary and steer around the obstacles. Upgrade #5 - 90 Turn Info: Press the accelerate button plus the hand brake button and turn in the desired direction. Allows negotiation of tight turns by sliding car into turn. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 90 Turn. Once again you have 1 minute and 29 seconds to complete the course. The turns in this course are very tight, which are ideal for your new maneuver, the 90 degree turn. Navigate as many of these turns with your new move as possible. Try not to overdo it or you'll smash the police car into the opposite wall. If you have trouble, complete at least one turn then just work on finishing the course in the allotted time. Upgrade #6 - FWD Switchblade Info: While moving forward, double-tap the hand brake button and turn in desired turn direction. Allows quick turnaround to face pursuing enemies or sudden direction change. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 FWD switchblade. You have 1 minute, 29 seconds to complete the trial. Drive forward and note the closed barrier on the left. Drive just to it and perform the FWD switchblade maneuver to face the barrier. It opens. Continue through the course and perform the same maneuver at each barrier you reach. If you just smash into the barrier, it won't open. And don't perform the move too soon. Get level with the barrier before turning in. Don't worry if you overshoot the barrier a few times. You should have plenty of time to reach the finish line if the rest of your driving is sound. Upgrade #7 - Backward Switchblade Info: While moving backward, double-tap the hand brake button and turn in desired direction. Allows a car in reverse to rapidly turn itself around. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 back switchblade. The clock reads 1 minute, 29 seconds. Now you must follow the course until you reach barriers marked "Reverse," at which point you must perform the backward switchblade to enter through the blocked path. Note that on the third straight section, the barrier is already removed. No need to reverse when you spot the sign ahead. Instead, just turn to the right and go down the next pathway. Upgrade #8 - Two Wheels Info: Quickly move left, right, left, then double-tap the accelerator button to get up on left wheels. Quickly move right, left, right, then double-tap the accelerator button to get up on right wheels. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 two-wheel. Finish the course in 1 minute, 29 seconds. At the start, move toward the obstacles and crash through the middle barrel (it's only one down). Navigate the rest of the course carefully. Perform at least one two-wheel maneuver before reaching the finish line. The straight sections are your best opportunities. Note that the course is rather short. You could race to the edge of the finish line, back up, and perform the two-wheel maneuver there. As soon as you hit it, get across the finish line before time expires. Upgrade #9 - Nitro Boost Info: While moving forward at high speed, move the directional button up and triple- tap the accelerator button. Nitrous oxide injection provides momentary top speed. Objectives: Beat the clock to the finish line. Avoid obstacles (3). Perform at least 1 nitro boost. You have 1 minute, 29 seconds to complete the course. Perform the nitrous boost on the first straight section if possible. That way you can concentrate on completing the course in the allotted time. There are additional straight sections and using the boost will certainly help you complete the course in time. This is one of the easier driving tests.