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Wind Walker

Nichi's Machine.

According to the designer, This machine's body is based on the Pilot's worship of his ancestors and love of their art. In addition to these ancient themes, modern aerodynamics were also carefully studied and considered during its construction, and this allows the machine to the highest acceleration possible with its engine, the Louis Ram-JET ll C.

Its small turn radius produces a sensation of slipping while cornering, which may frighten pilots inexperienced at blast turns. Veterans racers, however, know this is a sign that the machine is designed to let them cut corners with small, well timed blast turns. The machine may have paid for its agility by sacrificing overall body strength.

  • Max Speed Normal: 428 km/h
  • Max Speed Boost: 585
  • Boost Time (sec.): 5.3
  • Body Strength (/100): 50
  • Turn Performance: A
  • Turn Balance: D


  • Its original Japanese name is Crazy Horse, but this was changed for the US and EU releases to prevent controversy regarding racial insensitivity.
  • Tip: This machine requires lots of practice to master.

Strategies

This machine has the worst armor and traction out of all of the machines in the game. This combination makes this machine one of the worst machines in the game for the grand prix mode because this makes avoiding other vehicles and mines difficult, and the damage from hitting these things add up. Savvy opponents driving heavier machines including the CPU will ram into this vehicle in order to slam it into a wall to deal critical damage to this machine, so you need to be aware of your surroundings.

Master blast turns so you can take corners quickly.

Plan your boosts carefully so you have enough distance to try to avoid sudden obstacles like mines and other vehicles when boosting.

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