Drifting in iPad need for speed shift

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gillybean, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Hey does anyone here know how to get drifting to work in the ipad version of need for speed shift?

    The instructions say to suddenly jerk in the direction of the curve and when I do that, maybe 1/3 of the time, the car will start drifting. However it always stops drifting after just 4 seconds or so, so I can't get anywhere near the needed drift times to pass the drift levels. I tried jerking the screen harder, but that just causes the ipad to think im turning it upside down, causing it to rotate the screen.

    Can anyone help? How do you guys reliably get into a drift and then maintain it?
  2. gillybean thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Let me get the app, so I can figure it out. :p
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    Jerking the wheel works for me. It doesn't always happen but I just thought that the car wasn't in the right position.
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Two jerks to the right works for me, after the second jerk it send me drifting with my bum to the left and the nose to the right. Opposite gives opposite results.
  6. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    What I have to do usually is, say I'm drifting right. I have to jerk right to start the car sliding, then I turn to the left to "catch" and "balance" the drift, and keep on swaying the thing to balance out the drift :p
  7. gillybean thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    hmm using these tips I can now get up to about 40-50 seconds of drift in round 1-6, which isn't even enough for the 80 seconds for Bronze. How long can you guys maintain your drifts for? Most of mine just tend to go for 3-6 seconds.

    Also, how do you guys keep the iPad screen from flipping? Now maybe 1/3 of the time I drift, the screen rotates upside down because it thinks I've changed the orientation of the iPad.
  8. glenncal macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    I do not have an iPad yet, but can't you use the rotation lock switch, to prevent it from turning?
  9. gillybean thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I finally got it to work well enough to drift for 94 seconds in stage 4-6 and unlock the bugatti veyron!

    I think what I was doing wrong originally was that I was trying to drift by giving it a violent sudden steer, when the motion it actually wants is for me to push my right and forward and left hand toward me in a jerk (for the right turn drift, or the other way for a left turn drift). I also found that I can stay in a drift much longer if I keep repeating this jerking motion every second while I'm inside the drift.

    Now I just have to find a way to raise the $1,200,000 that I need to buy this car with. :D
  10. gillybean thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA

    Making money is easy when you can complete stage 4-4 in 45-46 seconds every time. :)
  11. Archibot macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    One thing to try is slick tires. Don't upgrade the tires on the car you need to be a goo drifter. And rather than jerking the screen I find a quick jiggle gets the job done as your going into the turn. Just enough to register as a shake on the accelerometer. Then slowly turn back to balance out the drift

    Still a tricky part of the game though. Have beaten everything else but except the drifting.
  12. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Don't know about the drifting, but... screen orientation lock switch? I rarely use my iPad in vertical orientation, so it's usually locked anyway.
  13. lionmanpt macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2011
    Dont get it

    Can someone help me here ?

    I am still stuck in Chicago on the 1-6 Drift.

    I can drift ( at least I think I can ) but I usually end up with 120 points and 16 drifts and that doesn't give me any place on the podium.

    Bottom line: I don't understand the objective of this race. How Do why get 80 or more points with 1-6 drifts ?

    Thanks for your help !
  14. colinquek macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
    progressing into the game

    I can't seem to get enough profile stars to unlock the next race.
    tried the drifiting races, but to no avail.

    Anyone knows how?
  15. Sumendap1, Jan 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011

    Sumendap1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    You have to use Manual and change the setting : Options > Controls > Customs: Turn Off : Steering Assist, Auto Brake, But the Auto Accel: On... Using a Manual... Also change the sensitivity to the Max... Use only 4 th Gear Maximum... Every corner try to tilt until drift and Hold the Car...by hold in the angle you drift... For me I use the car: Tier 1: Subaru Impresa WRX; Tier 2: Shelby GT 500; Tier 3: Nissan Skyline GT R (R35); Tier 4: Audi R8 LMS... Try to use the fastest car you have and if possible is rear wheel drive cars ....After 143 Stars you will get PORSCHE 911 997 GT3 RSR Good Luck from Yulius
  16. threethingsfour macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    Trying to figure out Podium Place

    This may be a really stupid question, so I apologize in advance, but I am level 3.3 Tokyo Drift and I have no Idea how to hit the podium place. Is the goal to keep points under the point breakouts for 1st to 3rd place or do you just have to gun it and drift as much as possible to beat this level.

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