In Tube Slider
, you can choose several modes. First off, you need to choose Training or Compete mode. Training Mode, as you might expect, takes you through a course and explains to you the different controls at your disposal.
In Compete Mode, you can play through the Grand Prix races, go head to head with up to three other racers in the Versus Mode or enter the Time Attack Mode where you race through unlocked courses in an attempt to increase your best score.
Grand Prix mode is where you unlock other courses and vehicles. Like most racing games, you need to complete the race within the top four in order to advance. There are three Grand Prix, each with more races than the previous. Once you beat the races in the Grand Prix section, the Maximum Class of racers are unlocked, each with better stats then the Normal Class you start off with.
One of the main features that makes Tube Slider stand out from the crowd is your ability to drain the energy from sliders directly in front of you. When you get behind another racer, symbols appear around the leading vehicle. After a couple of seconds, a lock is made and you begin to drain your opponent's energy. This energy is then used in your booster or turbo, depending on which you selected at the start of the race.