Rated 7 out of 10 by sv00 need for something
Nintendo systems have always been more cartoon-ey than their sony/ms counterparts. the graphics, sounds, overall gameplay just seems to suffer in some in many cases (play nfs for gamecube, its awful). however, ea seems to have taken the typical Nintendo downfalls and put them to good use. its the utter lack of complication and realism that makes this game fun - also note "nascar unleashed" - its got an arcade feel and a general goofiness that makes it classic Nintendo gaming. think about it, the first 4 Mario games, add Donkey Kong to the list (yes, Mario existed before "Super Mario Bros."). Its essentially the same thing level by level, but you kept playing it because it entertained you. its the same concept. this game would've been top notch in 1996-ish when open world was a time trail on a set track and customization was changing the color of the car, its not a dissapointment, its a throwback to typical arcade racers, not a hardcore sim, lower the bar a little and enjoy the game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Zanzara Interesting...
Well, the people at the Need for Speed company really made this game look better then what it really was, I bought this game along with Need for Speed Shift for the 360, and I play this game more, but the only reason I do that is because they did something that I have been wanting since Most Wanted, and that is the Co-op mode in it, which makes it amazing, because then you don't have to watch your firends race and get farther, you can help him or her get farther and money, if you want more money just invite 3 of your friends over and then they will each get some money which all goes to your account, they have to use some of your cars so make sure you have alot of nice ones for them to drive, the handling sucks in the game, and the only way to turn a sharp corner is to drift it which is awesome, it has better graphics then undecover for the wii but the cars are underdeveloped, and I have not noticed any glitches with the game yet which makes me happy because that is what I was worried about the most.
Rated 9 out of 10 by NintendoAddict567576886535673663 need for wii
This game is great. It has great graphics for the wii, is fun to play the cars are awesome and the cop chases are great. I love the cop chases because there are always cop chases and the cops are smashing you and the traffic is cool because it is a good "weapon" to use against others. The drag races are fun because you have tho focus on three things, winning, when to shift, and to avoid traffic. over all this is a fun game and even though you race the same tracks they always change because you find new shortcuts and the cops get harder and the racers get harder to beat. some down sides are when you are drag racing it is hard to see the cars when you use nitro, It is hard to turn for some cars and you unlock cars that are the cars that you already have and you can't customize them and they are at the worst in their possible performance and you cant sell them, But other wise this game is awesome and you should get it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by AnonymouslyConfused Fun game.
Need For Speed Nitro is an extremely fun game and a good start to relaunching the franchise on the Wii. The good things about this game is the control setups. The best thing about the control setups here is they all work pretty good. You get Gamecube, Classic Controller, Wiimote and Nunchuck, Wiimote alone pointing at the screen and using a Wii wheel or similar setup. The sound really is awesome and the soundtrack is great. Basically this game sounds great on surround sound if that is your thing. The graphics and the art style chosen are excellent. The track variety is sorta lacking but there is enough here to race on to have fun. The customization of the cars is fun ! You can paint your cars with your Wiimote and it is a lot of fun to. You can also change the body parts like bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, hoods and rims.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Warlord 91 Need 4 Speed Nitro is good
I have owned this game for a month now and I still love playing it. I am going to discuss the positives for this exclusive game for wii. In the game you can customize any car by painting it, putting diffent parts and choosing your signature graffiti. Also when to you drift in a track and use your nitro's. The tracks look great. I also like the feature where you can call the cops to try to occupy the driver infront of you. Now onto the negatives. First of all, the tracks are extremely limited. Another negative is the controls. The wii wheel is slow to respond, also just twisting the wii remote by itself has problems. Also in the tracks when you drift, sometimes you end up crashing way too often. Also the cops force you to crash into any object. A disapointment to this game is no online. EA Montreal, please make a sequel and put online
Rated 7 out of 10 by Bundy Cool game
I have the game its fun to play it.Especilly if u like playing with friends or family members.The good thing about the game it has great graphics the cars might not look real but its still Ok to play it.The controls are simple steer left and right and hold 2 to accerlarate sometimes theres problems when your dirfting you got to be careful because if you steer to much you crash in to something.There are lots of cars to choose from but there aren't to much trucks in the game.Whenever your racing and your in first place watch out for the cops because when you have all five stars they really get pushy and you end up in last place.But nitros gets you back to where you were thats the fun part you go really fast.Definity a great game to play and enjoy.
Rated 7 out of 10 by memphis_pooreman Some good points...
The Good: The fact that now you can play as 2 people together is nice. You can play in arcade or career mode. They even allow up to 4 players. My son who is six loves the odd cartoonish cars and the easy interface for upgrading cars. He doesnt have to ask for my help in making a car faster like in previous NFS titles. He also loves the feature of being able to sick the cops on people you are racing. The sound effects and tunes are nice as in previous titles. The Bad: From my point of view... to go backwards on cars from nearly realistic to cartoon is just a step backward. While my son doesnt mind the appearance of the cars... it does bother me. I think if you were going to do cartoons, a japanese anima style might have work better. The Conclusion: The title has some nice features for playing with friends or family all at once. I think that and the easy upgrade garage is a huge plus. But, I would also like the ability to do complex upgrades with more realistic cars. The tracks are good, and the cops can play a HUGE part of who wins or not. I think for the ability to play 4 players its worth a look. I just hope for the next version, they go back to previous NFS car visuals that are more realistic and add back in the advanced upgrade garage.
Rated 1 out of 10 by LAKERFAN24 Terrible
At first when i got this game i thought it was so fun. but as i went on everything got worse. first there was no free roam. i luv free roam. the customization was limited just to the body shape and paint jobs. there was no engine uprgrades or any other peformance upgrade. the money u get could only be used to buy another car. u didnt have to pay for paint jobs or body parts. after u the finish the game, u cant play for fun. its just too lame! need for speed has just earned itself a big FAIL!! Dont buy this game. just a waste money... need for speed carbon has all the basic needs. i highly reccomend carbon.
Rated 6 out of 10 by kimbo if your a hardcor nfs buy hot pursuit instead.
its a decent game for nfs first wii game the graphics are pretty good for wii with the disporportanate cars and very steriotypical characters. the gameplay is good and bad. lets start with the bad. when you use nitros and get goin about 150 to 200 mph your camera does a close up of the butt of the car making it hard to see oncoming traffic. the drifting is terrible you see the car quickly chang from goin straight to moving side ways its not very smooth. but the gamemoves at a smooth 60 frams per second. another bad thing is the cops theres no way to get ride of them in a race you must either race with them nest to you and if they even slitly touch you car you get turned around and your car takes damge which keeps you from getting nitros its anoying. the races are only good when you get to class a or supercars and even when you do if you have a good car its pretty easy. i like being able to send the cops on other racers to make them lose and the costomization is amazing its fun to see your tages on buildings when your leading the race. and using the wii remote placement is easy and fun. but you cant buy a new engin and upgrade your cars this game was ment to be simple so if your a hard core nfs you wont like it much the only way to get a faster care is to buy a new one. there arnt many tracks maybe 3 per city and theres only 5 or 6 citys so the game gets quit repetative.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Zeldagamer Lots of Fun!!
I think this is problebly my favorite nfs game there is. It's very simple, yet it has great graphics and fun gameplay. The nitro, traffic, and cops make this game very interesting. The cops are a lot of fun topush right into oncoming traffic. Anyway, the courses are cool, and are very creative. My favorit part about them is that you really never have to brake, but my FAVORITE feature of this game is the fact that I can just play arcade mode, so I can drive my favorite, costimized car, with a choice of many different courses, pick my difficulty, and my favorite race type anytime I want.