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(Top to bottom): Green, blue, yellow, and red pick-ups.

Eco pick-ups are items featured in Jak X: Combat Racing that can be collected by driving over them. Depending on the color of eco, pick-ups impart either health, turbo, or weapons. They are placed at fixed points on a race track, and will respawn ten seconds after being collected. While fixed, pick-up spawn points depend on the current event, not on the track. Knowing which pick-ups are placed where can be very advantageous, if not crucial in some events.

TypesEdit

Green eco pick-ups, shaped like glass orbs with a 3D plus sign inside, will fill the vehicle's health meter with a fixed amount of health (thus acting similar to health packs in the rest of the Jak and Daxter series). They are the rarest pick-ups on the track, but have designated spawn points like any other pick-up, and thus tend to produce a high rate of traffic in their general vicinity on arena tracks.

Blue eco pick-ups, shaped like batteries with a blue eco tank inside, will charge the vehicle's turbo meter up to at least half. While there is never a bad time to acquire one, avoid turbo boosting around sharp corners. The boost can be engaged with R2.

Yellow eco pick-ups, glowing yellow octahedra interrupted by one metallic band, provide the vehicle with one of an array of frontal weapons at random. Once you have collected a yellow pick-up, an icon depicting the type of weapon you have received will appear on the HUD, at which point you may choose to fire it using L1. These pick-ups do not appear in the turbo dash, freeze rally, or rush hour events.

Lastly, red eco pick-ups, shaped like capsules bound by one metallic band, provide the vehicle with a randomly-chosen rear-mounted weapon. Red eco is very similar to yellow eco, but is discharged with the L1 button instead. Like yellow eco, red eco does not appear in the turbo dash, freeze rally, or rush hour events - nor does it appear in the death race events either. However, in the turbo dash events, a weaker version of the red eco land mine weapon is obtained when successfully launching a power cell.

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