Not to be confused with the character of the same name
Boosting is a recurring technique in the Cars series.
Boosting temporarily allows the player to go faster, but they will soon run out of juice, and have to wait for it to refill. The move has hugely changed as the series went on.
Cars: The Video Game Edit
Boosting is not available from the start of the game, three segments will gradually be earned throughout story mode. Simpily complete Boostin' with Fillmore, Rustbucket Race-O-Rama, and Delinquent Road Hazards. It works at it's easiest and is the same for every car.
Cars: Mater-National Championship Edit
The player starts with one boost segment, and will earn two more by completing Stadium Race 1 and Stadium Race 2. Each car has it's own boost stat, with Lightning having the highest stat, and Luigi having the lowest. It also has been changed a bit, now taking a few seconds after use to recharge, and having a sound effect to notify the player they have depleted their tank.
Cars: Race-O-Rama Edit
Boosting is the same, with the exception of that segments have been removed. The boost stat varies for each car, although it is never displayed in-game. Speedway Lightning has the highest, and Modified Chick Hicks has the lowest. Blue flames also are emitted from the car's pipes when using it.
Cars 2: The Video Game Edit
Boosting now fills by peforming other techniques rather than by patience, and instantly accelerates the car to their (rather very slow) top speed instead of having to accelerate. There also is no longer a boost stat.
Cars: Fast as Lightning Edit
Boosting is technically not in the game, but a move where the player spends a few diamonds to speed up mid-race is referred to as boosting.
Competitive Use Edit
Boosting is best to use on straightaways, and to let fill up in areas with large amounts of turns. Try to avoid boosting when a sharp turn is directly ahead.
- Every game except Cars: Race-O-Rama has a cheat code that grants infinite boost
- However, the player is granted infinite boost in the Transport minigame.
- In Cars: The Video Game, the player will be given 3 boost segments no matter how many they already have if they enter the cheat code.
- In Cars 2: The Video Game, It is technically instead just faster refilling, it simply makes the boost refill near instantly and without having to do anything, while in the other games, it simply never drains the meter.