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Out of gas
By Damien McFerran 08 April 2013
Nitro | Developer:
Z2 | Publisher:
Z2 | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Racing | Players:
1 | Version:
Nitro's world is a curious one. From a purely visual perspective it's populated by cute, dumpy cars with shiny metal bodywork and massive, oversized tires, but the peculiarity extends to other parts of this alternative reality too.
For example, driving into a barrel will slow you down, but it's possible to pass straight through a rival car without any contact whatsoever.
Odd crash physics aside, Nitro initially has plenty to like. The graphics are gorgeous, and the arcade-style driving action is immediately gratifying. There's no auto-accelerate, so you need to hold your finger down on the display to hit the gas.
Nitro looks and sounds impressive, but under the bonnet you'll find a racer which is hampered by a poor free-to-play system and saddled with strangely unexciting on-road action