This is the second installment in our Beach Buggy Racing 2 Powerup Strategy guide. Today: Seekers! These are missiles or weapons that lock on and home in on their targets. They’re great when things get hairy because you don’t even have to aim!
While trapped in a Hamster Ball, opponents will lose grip and slip all over the track. For best results, use it near a cliff, a hill or a tight turn. Each Ball will seek a different car, but be careful when using it in a cave or other enclosed space. Some Balls may hit a wall or ceiling, preventing them from finding their targets.
Victim Tip: If you get trapped like a rat (or Hamster, as the case may be), try to stay on track as much as possible by steering hard toward the center of the road.
The very essence of simplicity. If a car is in front of you, the Tiki Seeker will find them. Try not to shoot too rapidly, though. If you shoot a second one before the first has crashed your opponent, it’ll seek the same opponent, wasting a Shot.
Stopping a racer in their tracks is bad enough, but it also turns a moving target into, well, an easy target. If you can, follow this up by dropping a Hazard Powerup right after passing your shocked opponent.
Victim Tip: Not much you can do except grit your teeth and wait (or use a Cure.) When the effect wears off, you will shoot forward in the same direction and speed you were going before, so be ready!
Once the Tornado hits your target, they’ll keep travelling in the same direction until they stop spinning. On a straightaway this is a nuisance, but around a turn it can throw a racer off course or, preferably, off a cliff.
Victim Tip: While you’re in its clutches you can still use Powerups and Character Abilities. Try dropping Clutch’s bombs or activating the Jammer to catch your Tornado-tossing opponent as they pass by.
This fire-and-forget car-crashing monster is best used when there are multiple opponents ahead. Each Head will seek a different car, but be careful when using it in a cave or other enclosed space. Some Heads may hit a wall or ceiling, preventing them from finding their targets.
Chain Lightning is a great way to catch up when you’re behind, as it stops the racers ahead for a few seconds. If a target can’t see the next racer ahead, then the Chain will stop with her, so it’s likely to hit more cars if used on a straightaway.
Victim Tip: As with lightning, you can Cure or tough it out. When the effect wears off, you will shoot forward in the same direction and speed you were going before, so be ready!