Engine Riding 101
Rocket engines lurch and shift, bucking at their restraints on the starting line like horses anxiously pressing against their gates.
Steam hisses from these beasts, clouding the air as you stare down the track, eyeing the first corner in the distance.
Engines flare up. Restraints snap loose. You grip the handlebars as the throttle slams to maximum. The enormous force would easily pull an unsuspecting rider from their rapidly accelerating mount. You hang on tight, leaning and tugging the unwieldy machine to maneuver within the pack. As the first corner approaches, you aim just to the left of a pole. You fire your starboard grappling hook. It latches on just as you are about to pass the pole. When the cable draws tight, the rocket is pulled around the corner with incredible speed. Gritting your teeth, you endure the centrifugal force and release the grapple just in time for your rocket to blast down the next straightaway!
Sharp turns are not the only hazard you face on the track. Swinging pendulums, trap doors, and rotating gears are some of the other obstacles you must avoid. Other riders also pose a serious threat to your safety. Equipped with grappling hooks, they will try to grab you and rip you from your rocket. Be ready to duck, because two grappling hooks tethered together make a mean tripwire!
As a Sprocket Junkie, you and your rocket are going to suffer some hits on the course and you don’t have infinite health! Take enough damage and you can be knocked out of the race entirely. Stay in it if you want to win it!
Along the track you will come across pickups and jumps. Grab the pickups for bonuses. Hit the jumps and pull off high-flying stunts to rack up praise from the audience, which increases your payout after the race.
When you finally complete the course, your score will be tallied up based on how you placed and your other point multipliers. Do well enough and you will eventually earn enough to buy new parts for your rocket, or entirely new rockets from the comfort of your personal in-game garage.
Live the race. Breathe the steam. Join the Sprocket Junkie tournament today!