Once you've mastered the basics of C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars, you'll undoubtedly be wondering - "What are the best parts?" or "How do I build a better car that wins more?" That's where this guide comes in. In this C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars guide, we'll talk about some common car styles, and how to properly equip yourself for maximum destruction.
In my mind, most "good" car designs in C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars boil down into a few major categories. There are hybrid designs that incorporate more than one of these as well. Let's take a look at some of the most popular categories, what parts are ideal for that category, and how to counter them.
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CATS Parts/Car Guide: Frontal Assault
The C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars Frontal Assault vehicle is all about getting up close and personal with the front bumper of the enemy car.
- Best Body: Classic, Sneaky, Pyramid maybe Surfer
- Best Weapons: Chainsaw, Stinger, Drill
- Best Utility: Forklift, Boost
The general strategy here is to speed over to your enemy and ram them in the front as best you can. The weapons here are all constant damage, so the longer you stay in contact, the better.
Counter Strategy: A forklift can lift the front of a Frontal Assault car so that it isn't in contact with your car anymore. Bonus points if you can flip them so that they're entirely helpless! Boulders can also do crazy flips and get over a low car pretty easily.
CATS Parts/Car Guide: Ranged Fighter
The C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars Ranged Fighter is designed around... you guessed it... ranged weapons! The trick is to stay away from the enemy long enough that they take enough damage to overcome the slow rate of damage that ranged weapons are often famous for.
- Best Body: Pretty much anything except the Boulder and Titan, which are both prone to tipping/flipping
- Best Weapons: Laser, Rocket, Double Rocket
- Best Utility: Repulse, Forklift, Backpedal
Here, you're mainly focused on either staying at range or making it so that your enemy's weapons can't hit you. The Forklift is a workhorse here! You've got to be DOUBLE careful to avoid being flipped/pushed an angle, though, as you really need to have your weapons hitting the target for as long as possible.
Counter Strategy: Forklift is a common one, since especially with the laser it fires so slow that you can often deal enough damage between shots that you can overcome a significant attack or health disadvantage.
CATS Parts/Car Guide: BLADES OF DOOM
The C.A.T.S. - Crash Arena Turbo Stars Blades of Doom build (mwahahaha) really revolves around the Blade weapon. It's the only weapon that can do damage in a full area around your car - as long as you're within range, you can deal damage even if you tip or roll!
- Best Body: Boulder, Pyramid, maybe Titan
- Best Weapons: BLADES! THERE ARE ONLY BLAAAADES!
- Best Utility: Booster
The Boulder + the Booster is a level of insane above and beyond. It will flip around the arena, go over most body types, and spin blades of death all the way. The only downside is that it often ends up stuck on its back in a corner of the arena. If you can do enough damage during the initial push, or after the enemy returns to range, you can eke out a lot of wins!
Counter Strategy: The Titan can keep Boulders from ending up behind it, but the Titan often times gets knocked over and unable to fight. Since this build is all about getting close, a Repulse can really ruin its day.
# CATS Parts/Car Guide: What are your favorite parts?
Surely there are some winning designs I have yet to test or encounter. What's your most winning-est car in CATS? How did you design it? Let us know in the comments!