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  • Summary: Boasting support for the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, racing wheel, classic controller, GameCube controller and DS stylus, Need for Speed NITRO lets players decide exactly how they want to dominate the competition. For the ultimate bragging rights, gamers can’t just win the race, they must own it. With a nearly limitless visual customization system, gamers can design a unique art style to attach to their ride. As they edge out competitors in driving finesse, their art will overtake the world, vibrantly painting the story of racing supremacy. All this combined with fresh modes, tracks and exotic real world locations make Need for Speed NITRO one of the most exciting, heart-pounding arcade racers for the Wii and Nintendo DS. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Need for Speed: Nitro isn't the best racer on the DS. It's not even the best goofy racer on the DS, an honor that will probably always belong to the console's iteration of Mario Kart. It is, however, a lot of fun to play.
  2. Need for Speed Nitro has a lot of solid content, good production values and a large quantity of customization for a DS game.
  3. Need For Speed: Nitro is a perfectly average racing game on DS. You probably won't be blown away by it, but if you're looking for specific type of game to fill a gap in your DS library, you could pick a worse title than this.
  4. Sure, there's not much variety, the music leaves something to be desired and the graphics can get a bit rough, but the gameplay itself offers a good sense of speed, plenty of character, and, more importantly, it's fun.
  5. 68
    While Need for Speed Nitro on Nintendo Wii absolutely screams for a sequel, the DS version is a bit more subdued overall. Despite having more modes, locales, and overall depth to the career mode, the overall experience just doesn’t come together like it should.
  6. 65
    Nitro does a great job at being an arcade racer for a broader casual audience. It's not perfect and struggles with repetitiveness after long bouts, but it is the best Need for Speed title for the DS yet.
  7. Every Need for Speed fan will be let down by the awful driving model and the lack of serious innovation of this arcade racing game. better avoid it unless you're looking for a simple (and simplicistic) four wheels game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2