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Need for Speed Nitro on Wii

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Need for Speed Nitro is a Racing game available on the Wii. It can be played in Splitscreen Singleplayer Competitive modes.

Need for Speed Nitro is a Racing game. Racing games, although sometimes seen as a sporting sub category, are a well established video game genre in their own right.

Need for Speed Nitro can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.

Need for Speed Nitro can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Need for Speed Nitro can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.


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Frugal Gamer review Thu, 24 Dec 2009

Designed specifically for the Wii, Need for Speed Nitro is the pure arcade racing experience that owners of Nintendos console have been hoping for. With the ability to customise your car and over thirty classic and licensed automobiles to race, Nitro delivers the fun and exhilaration that only an arcade high-speed racer is capable of. Combined with some challenging gameplay and advanced techniques to master, this is an exciting experience that pushes the racing experience on the Wii to the max - and the perfect partner to Need for Speed Shift on the 360 and PS3.

The re-envisioning of the Need for Speed franchise continues with this specially designed arcade racing game that takes full advantage of the unique nature of the Wii console. From the stylised modelling of the cars to the full range of control systems on offer, Need for Speed Nitro is an excellent example of a game that plays to the strengths of the console and excels in doing so.
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