Tip: In Heat's arcade-oriented Normal mode, there is no substitute for raw
On the ovals, don't even worry about slowing down for corners if there's a car
ahead of you, because he'll make a convenient brake. In fact, finding yourself
absolutely surrounded by cars in a turn is actually a good thing, as they'll
essentially carry you through the turn. And finally, get down low on the apron
for passing, as your car won't bounce about over the track angle transition
nearly as much as it will in Expert mode.
Tip: If you've overshot a turn in Expert mode, don't feel you must keep the
pedal crushed until you've slowed to a stop. Instead, apply the brakes as you
would in a real car, then let up on them and slowly accelerate through the final
stages of the corner. Not many games allow you to drive your way out of trouble,
but this one does and it's just a great feeling.
Tip: Take care to avoid instances of quarter-panel contact. If you're tapped
there in this game, there's a strong likelihood you'll spin or temporarily lose
Tip: Use the whole track. Unlike much of its competition, NASCAR Heat opens up
several passing lanes on each of its oval circuits, allowing you to pass up high
and in other spots with which you may not be accustomed.
Tip: Remember, your AI opponents will slow considerably when they have to deal
with back markers. You, on the other hand, can smoothly sail on by.