I love racing games. I use them as a kind of meditation, the monotony of doing perfect laps relaxes me and I can think about my things ‘n stuff.
Real Racing 3 is one of the best looking videogames on mobile devices so far, and you are totally recommended to check it out. Go and get it for iOS or Android phones and tablets.
When my Driver Level reached 99% (do not mix it with the overall game status) I decided to make this guide.
I’m really amazed how many of us are playing the game, I got so many surprising feedback from various mates all over the world about my RR3 adventures. So, in this post I will let you know about all the things you need to succeed.
I play RR3 on a Samsung Galaxy Note II, therefore my experiences are based on the Android version, but I think most of the things are the same like in iOS.
This is an arcade racing game. Do not expect real physics or real simulation, and it’s okay. The graphics are stunning, and this makes RR3 the most popular game of now. However it’s far not perfect, there are many many bugs and annoying errors.
- amazing graphics
even tiny details are crazy: I love the reflections on the car’s hood
- real tracks
Mount Panorama, Laguna Seca, Silverstone, Suzuka, Indianapolis etc etc
- great car selection
- addictive gameplay
- stupid AI
the opponent cars are idiots
- the lack of qualification
so you always start from the very last position (get used to it)
- the freemium model
this is the biggest problem with RR3, this is the reason of all the major issues (waiting for cars, waiting for repairs and so on). I have a feeling that many many things in the game are there to try to make the people spend more and more real money, and it’s annoying. I will rather pay for a game than being forced to pay for various things many many times.
However I haven’t spent any money on RR3, everything I have there was financed from R$ and Gold I’ve won in races. So, let’s see how to do it.
GENERAL TIPS & TRICKS
- drive better. it sounds simple, but works. replay the races, learn the tracks, know your car’s abilities. and if you replay races you will gain more R$, Gold and Fame.
- buy as many cars as you need to enter to all the championships. you will need one car per championship at the beginning, of course if you wanna make them 100% you will need all of them, but that can be an aim for the future when you have a lotta R$ to waste :)
- to have more cars will make you able to race in different championships, so you can carry on racing while one of your cars is in repair
- when you buy a new car try to get the ones which are featuring in more championships
- go for the acceleration and grip when you upgrade your cars, top speed doesn’t really matter in most of the cases, but good acceleration and good grip does
- DO NOT SPEND ANY GOLD on useless things like finishing services earlier, ONLY spend Gold on cars and really needed upgrades
- when you replay a race somehow the opponents will be weaker, and even the cars will change, it means you can win races with a “weaker” car as well. so always think twice before you upgrade
- do not care about TSM, race offline. TSM can make some races really impossible to win, especially endurance races. TSM is not that fun as real time racing against your mates, so if you really wanna make progress just turn it off (by switching off your phone’s internet connection) of course, when you have a lot of friends to beat it’s an easy way to collect extra R$, but I only recommend this when you are replaying races to collect money.
- race with manual breaks. the automatic breaking slows your car down too much. I prefer the tilt steering / auto accelerate / manual brake combo. I know it results surreal moves for the cars, but hey it’s only an arcade game, not a real simulation, hehehe
- sometimes I adjust the steering sensibility when I drive certain loosy cars
- there is no need to fully upgrade every car, but I can understand if you treat your fave rides really well ;)
- keep the basics of racing: follow the racing lines. start the curves from outside, get inside and finish outside again
- do not wait during races, overtake as soon as you can. the general method to win races in RR3 is to overtake as much cars as you can in the first corners, and then catch up with the leaders. with the right car you can boost yourselves to the lead in 2 - 3 corners
- be careful, try to crash less, repairs of the expensive cars are pricey and take a lot of time. however in certain tracks you have no other chance than fight dirty (Southbank for example)
- think about repairs, try to group them
- be patient and enjoy racing, take it easy, it’s only a game
- start with the Ford Focus RS and get a second car as soon as you can.
- a fully upgraded Audi TT is a useful car to have
- get the McLaren MP4-12C as soon as you can (65 Golds), this car is the key to gain a lot of R$, it needs handling upgrades but the acceleration is amazing
- stay away from the McLaren F1, unless you have a LOT of R$ and Gold to waste
- stay away from most of the BMWs (the 1 Series M Coupe is good tho), most of the Porsches and the Vipers too
- I always drive in hood view, sometimes in boring endurance races even in inside view (but I think it’s really matter of taste)
MY FAVE CARS
» Porsche 918 RSR concept
» Nissan GT-R Premium (R35)
» McLaren MP4-12C
» Ford Shelby GT500
MY FAVE TRACKS
» Mount Panorama
» Laguna Seca
» Southbank (Melbourne)
Currently I’ve played 146 hours and 13:41 minutes with RR3. Completed 787 events from 1077. I own 20 cars of the 49 models. My current Driver Level is 100, but it will turn into 101 soon. Haven’t spent a cent of real money and had fun, good fun.
I hope you will be faster, better and more successful. Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions just drop a comment bellow.
I will update this review in the future, and will make a new one when as soon as I reached the 100% game status.
Have fun and enjoy racing!