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GF Rating
6.0

527 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

The Need for Speed

posted by CrdvJavier (TULSA, OK) Jul 31, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

Stories are never really a main concern on most racing games. But Need for Speed is always the exception for that. The series is known for its cheesy story line that they try to accomplish. Nitro brings it to the Wii in this exclusive cartoony arcade version of Need for Speed.

The controls are simple and are accessible in every combination possible. You can use just the wiimote, nunchuk, wheel, classic or gamecube controller. While a joystick is more precise, the tilt control is the most fun. The game's main concept this time around is speed, which is ironic due to the series lack of it. The fast paced racing comes with over exaggerated speed and a bad camera that can determine the race for you. Sometimes the camera makes it where you can't see past your own car. Its very hard to see when the tracks have the same color and the obstructions are badly placed.

There is an arcade mode and a career mode. You can play from 1-4 players. The career can be played with co-op, but they're just guests. They can help you in tight situations, but your total outcome isn't combined, its merely a second chance to win.

You should try this game if you want a break from serious street racing. Customization is the games strong point. You can change the graffiti that is used to paint the street whenever you're in first place. Change the color, add parts, and add from a large collection of logos anywhere you want. Its 30 arcade style cars have replaced more realistic powerhouses and can be used in 15 tracks total. They may not have the sense and sound of a real car, but this game can be fun when you have the need for speed.

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GF Rating
7

Good

naah!

posted by cgh1321 (FORT WAYNE, IN) Jul 8, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

I have recently enjoyed all classic need for speed games on the PS2. I thought "Heck Yeah...Multi-player Need for speed" Boy was I let down...I beat the first circut in on night and sent it right back. The game has decent graphics just not as good as Most wanted or 2...Glad I rented it first.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Review for Need for Speed Nitro.

posted by Orbits20 (ANNISTON, AL) Dec 27, 2009

Member since Dec 2009

This is a great game. Actually the second best Racing game on the wii next to Mario Kart. The Frame Rate is very smooth ( 60 Frames per Second) and there are many different control styles. The game is fun and a little challenging. You get a certain amount of stars on each level. When you get all the stars on every event in each location you unlock collectible cars which are already customized. You can also buy cars and customize them once you have unlocked them. There are Three cups and each cup have different cars. From class C,B and A. The levels kinda get just a bit repetitive but it makes up for it in fun engaging multiplayer.

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