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Need for Speed Nitro (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Need for Speed Nitro (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Views about the controls and design are on the whole positive. The graphics and multi player mode also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the story. There are some mixed reviews about the gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Need for Speed Nitro (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Need for Speed Nitro


Need for Speed: Nitro is a solid effort, but in the end it comes across as a fairly by the numbers arcade racer.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Trevor Chan (

Need For Speed: Nitro [Wii] Review


Includes safety warnings for children and idiots.

Choice of steering method; Gets difficult towards silver/gold cup; Huge range of vehicles; Visuals/sound design

Same tracks being re-used causes it to become repetitive; Could do with more variation in events

Expert review by : Laura Parker (

Need for Speed: Nitro


Need for Speed: Nitro gets off to a fast start, but lacks enough variety to make it into the winner's circle.

Looks good ; Loads of customisation options ; Rewarding progress system

Only one camera view ; Not enough variety

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Marcus Prunty (

Need For Speed: Nitro


There have been many Need For Speed games on the Wii; from Carbon to ProStreet and even Undercover. However, when it actually comes down to shear enjoyment, none of those installments in the franchise are as good as Need For Speed: Nitro. This game...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Neal Ronaghan (

Need For Speed: Nitro


The stylized graphics and fun gameplay help make this Wii game a quality title.

Numerous control options ; Great framerate ; Lots of car customization ; Everything is co-op

Arcade mode has weird restrictions ; Not a lot of variety

No crashes, no deal.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Need for Speed Nitro for the Wii


Need for Speed Nitro is the newest edition from the popular racing franchise for the Wii console. Although the series has garnered plenty of success in the past, this time around with the Nitro edition, Electronic Arts changed things up a bit to gear...

Each car has its own specific ratings and strengths, broken down into speed, acceleration, strength, handling, and drifting. While they do resemble the real thing, I wouldn?t put the aesthetic replication on the level of a Gran Turismo, as many of the...

Dec, 2009

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Need for Speed NITRO


Ever popular, the Need for Speed franchise has shown up on just about any console, handheld, or mobile device known to man. Known more traditionally for intense arcade action, Need for Speed: Nitro follows suit. The game helps to fill gap in the Wii's...

For starters, NFS: Nitro is very accessible. You can pop the game in and within a few short moments you're going to be very comfortable with the controls and how they interface with the gameplay. You're given a wide range of control options, so...

The biggest and most disappointing problem with Need for Speed: Nitro is the mind boggling fact that the game only employs a single camera angle. At no point in the game is the player given the option to change their view. Anybody with any experience...

As far as arcade racers on the Wii go, Need for Speed: Nitro isn't a bad experience. In fact, the game does many things better than its admittedly slim competition, but the strange decision to include only one camera angle and the repetitive nature of...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Gamble (

Need for Speed NITRO


The Wii occupies an interesting niche in the hierarchy of video game consoles. On one hand, it is probably the most accessible console ever; just about anyone can pick up a controller and learn to play one of the plethora of shallow and/or simple games...

Nitro is age appropriate for the pre-teen Wii player, but will not hold the attention of the older folks in the house. The graphics are fun and attractive but won't be mistaken for the nearly photo realistic graphics available on the higher-end consoles.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Huntress (

Need for Speed NITRO (Wii) - Gameplanet Review


A pared down, stylised version of previous NFS titles with a few new gimmicks. Best suited to younger gamers.

A good selection of vehicles and options for customisation; multiplayer is a lot of fun

No online options; single player Career Mode is too short; depending on which controller option you choose, some of the controls are dodgy

Better than average.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Marko Djordjevic (finalkross) (

Need for Speed Nitro


After the poor reception to the last few Need for Speed games, it was only a matter of time before the series looked at ways of redefining itself in the highly competitive racing market. While the most recent, Need for Speed Shift, on the HD consoles...

Great Visual Customization options ; Plenty of great control options ; Easy to pick up ; Runs smoothly

No Online Multiplayer ; No way of showing off your custom designs ; Career mode lacks variety ; Wish there were more cars to choose from

For the first Wii-specific racer by EA, Need for Speed Nitro is a step in the right direction. The only major factors that hold it back from absolute greatness are the repetitive career mode and lack of online play. Other than those two gripes, there...

Nov, 2009