NZGamer writes: "First acquainted with this game in Singapore at GCA 2009, I called NFS Nitro the "weird adopted red-headed child" of the franchise. It seems to have nothing going for it. Nature has abandoned it. It's on the Wii, the graphics are touch-and-go, there's no realism - it just can't stand up to recent racing titans like Forza 3 or even its sister title, Shift. And yet there's... something. It's almost like the developers understand your own very personal need for speed."