Boost Pads are Props that increase your Kart's speed temporarily when driven over. Driving over a boost pad increases your kart's maximum speed for approximately three seconds, allowing for your kart to move faster than normal. This boost is different from a boost manually activated by using Boost Points.
There are multiple types of boost pads. In the PS3 game and ModNation Racers: Road Trip, there are two types, the green basic boost pad and the red directional boost pad. In ModNation Racers for the PlayStation Portable, all boost pads are yellow, however the sizes and effectiveness of the boost pads in the game is inconsistent. Separate boost pads placed on custom tracks will act similarly to the Directional Boost Pad in the PS3 game and Road Trip, as they launch the player in a specified direction.
Basic Boost Pad Edit
The basic boost pad is the green one that, when triggered, boosts you for the three seconds in any direction. If the directional post pad in the expample above (in the "Directional Boost Pad" section) was a green basic one, you would not be boosted backwards, you'll be boosted in the direction you were going in.
Directional Boost Pad Edit
The directional boost pad is the red one that, when triggered, boosts you in the direction it's arrows are pointing. If you on a directional boost pad when the arrows are pointing at you, the boost pad will make you turn around and boost for about two more seconds in that same direction.