Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Rocket Cars is a new racing game that lets you play through over 50 tracks in 5 different game modes. Strap rockets to your car or blast dynamite at your opponents in order to conquer each challenge. Along the way you'll have to decide what equipment and cars to upgrade. To do so you'll have to use your in-game coins, or shell out some real money to compensate. If the last part just isn't how you race, follow along for some Rocket Cars tips, hints, and cheats that won't leave you grabbing for your wallet!

1. Don't pay for boosts, get them free!

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Like so many other games, Rocket Cars is susceptible to the time cheat. When you run out of boosts or want to reload them, just change the time in your Settings app accordingly. Relaunch Rocket Cards and voila, your boosts are all replenished. Just be sure to return the time to normal when you're done playing or you may run into issues with iMessage.

2. Upgrade speed and boost duration often

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

The two upgrades you want to make as often as possible are speed and boost duration. Speed is obvious. Boost duration is what makes the difference between inching out the guy in front or behind you. It costs a few more coins than the other upgrades but concentrate on these two first. You'll be glad you did.

3. Test out tap control

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

While the default method of swiping to control your car may work, some find it awkward. In settings or before each level, you can switch to tap control. You need to be comfortable to win. So, give it a try and see if you like it better.

4. Hold your finger down to start each level

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Instead of tapping the screen to start, hold your finger down so you take off as fast as possible. I made this mistake the first few levels and quickly realized I holding down gives you a jump start.

5. Pay for double coins if you can

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Double coins is available as an in-app purchase and if you can, get it. You'll have it for life and every coin you collect will count as two. Instead of buying coins for upgrades when you need them, pay for double coins once and you shouldn't need to purchase coin packs ever again (as long as you can exercise a little patience).

6. Blast through unforeseen obstacles

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Sometimes rocks or obstacles come tumbling your way and you can't help it. Swipe back and use boost power if you have any to spare. You'll blast right through the object instead of being derailed by it.

7. Don't forget to upgrade your equipment in the store

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

The Store section of Rocket Cars contains all the equipment upgrades for the weapons you find on the race track. They are super easy to overlook so don't forget about them.

8. Skip ramps to get ahead

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

The fastest route from one point to another is a straight line. While it's always tempting to hit a ramp and spin out into a bunch of neat tricks, sometimes skipping a ramp in favor of inching ahead of the guy in front of you is a better decision.

9. Your tips, hints, and cheats?

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you've been playing Rocket Cars, do you have any useful tips, hints, and cheats? If so, be sure let us know in the comments!