Need for Speed: Nitro

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Need for Speed: Nitro
Developer(s) EA Montreal
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Need for Speed
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA November 3, 2009
EU November 6, 2009
JP December 17, 2009
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii Remote, Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Need for Speed: Nitro
GameIDs R7XE69, R7XJ13, R7XP69
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Customize your car, take corners at 200 mph, and own your opponents. Need for Speed: Nitro delivers the fun and exhilaration of high-speed racing with deep and challenging gameplay, where racing skills are not the only way to victory. Master advanced techniques such as building up boost by taking risks on the road, then use it at the right moment to take the lead. But don’t forget about the cops, who will do everything they can to disrupt the race. And for the ultimate bragging rights, impose your graphical style on the world when you lead.



  • Video with VP6 VFW Codec (in any game) are not displaying.
  • From revision r7655 to r7719 game textures in the race are the incorrect color and display oddly.


With HLE audio emulation significant portions of sounds are not playing.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Scaled EFB Copy On Must be enabled


Config Setting Notes
DSP Emulator Engine LLE recompiler Corrects sounds which aren't played under HLE

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Need for Speed: Nitro since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-15361 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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Test Entries
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Gameplay Videos

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