The Let's Play Archive

Dirt Rally

by Great Joe

Part 6: Hillclimbing

Happy belated 100th birthday to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb! If there's anything I'd like to see more of it's races up America's winding mountain roads. Or even some of the other car classes.

Running such a long stage without a co-driver is a bit unnerving, and again a lot of the turns can come up looking very similar despite being very different. The campaign entry at least does a nice job of having you go through shorter parts of it and I suggest you start out that way. If you're doing just quick races I suggest you start out on gravel for the Hillclimb cars, switching to tarmac when you get used to them. Also, the Audi is definitely the best car to start with, though you'll probably get the best times in the Peugeot 205.

So, I have a few questions for you guys: I'm honestly running out of things to teach newcomers and I have two ways I'd like to deal with that, but I want to know what you guys think.