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When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Boost takes a game to a new level giving players a greater level of speed. This speed opens up new doors to sports games, driving games, and any game that can benefit from the reward of speed.
Some games allow you to attack your opponents during a race.
The ultimate pressure feature. Players have to complete the task at hand, be it defeating opponents or cutting the right wire, in the allotted time.
Your current position shows you what place you're in during racing games, events and more!
A line that signals the start or the end of the race. Even though it is used for racing, it could mean any type of racing game.
A translucent "ghost" representation of a prior performance in a racing game.
Take an item and throw it at the enemy.
Kart racers are cartoon-like racing games that often feature fantastical power-ups.
A lap is one circuit around a race track. This is featured in many, but not all racing games.
A place to fall, often bottomless, usually resulting in death.
These men and women are present to officiate sporting events and racing games. Notable referees in the article are: Lakitu, John Madden, Punch-Out! Referee and DJ Jazzman.
A rocket start is an element that appears in most fictional racing games; it is an important technique to gain boost at the start of a race by accelerating at the right time. This technique is inspired by the Mario Kart series. It is also used in other games, too!
In auto racing, standing starts have the cars or go-karts stationary in the starting grid as the race begins. To commence racing in a standing start, a set of red lights is needed before the green one goes off to start the race.
A grid that is organized for the start of the race in rows of 2, 3 or more. Very useful for standing starts in various racing titles.
Players compete against the clock to secure the fastest time possible. This is often added to racing games for extra replay value and typically requires a higher degree of skill.
Vehicular combat combines driving and combat to form a unique fast paced action game. Many games are purely vehicular combat based (e.g. Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8) or can contain have sections for such combat (e.g. Halo or Mass Effect).
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