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20th Jul '17 3:35:35 PM john_e
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* In ''[[Series/ScrapheapChallenge Scrappy Races]]'' the Megalomaniacs added a salvaged nitrous kit to their vehicle for the speed test, triggered by sounding the horn.
25th Jun '17 4:30:04 PM MajinAkuma
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** There's an actual move called Nitro Charge in the Japanese games (Flame Charge, unfortunately, for everywhere else) that raises the user's Speed when it hits. The move Tailwind causes your team's speed to be increased for five turns, whilst the Ability Quick Feet raises your Speed when under a status condition, even Paralysis!

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** There's an actual move called Nitro Charge in the Japanese games (Flame Charge, unfortunately, for everywhere else) the English localizations) that raises the user's Speed when it hits. The move Tailwind causes your team's speed to be increased for five turns, whilst the Ability Quick Feet raises your Speed when under a status condition, even Paralysis!
25th Jun '17 9:18:46 AM nombretomado
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* Used in all of the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' films.
** ''2 Fast 2 Furious'' has NOS-powered [[EjectionSeat ejection seats]].
** ''Furious 6'' has NOS-powered harpoons.

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* Used in all of the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' films.
** ''2 Fast 2 Furious'' ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'' has NOS-powered [[EjectionSeat ejection seats]].
** ''Furious 6'' ''Film/FastAndFurious6'' has NOS-powered harpoons.
25th Jun '17 8:32:27 AM trumpetmarietta
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In RealLife, nitrous oxide[[note]][=N2O=], a heavy, sweetish gas also used as an anaestetic and canned whipped cream propellant.[[/note]] is used to make a high-compression racing engine violate its power output limits temporarily. It serves as an oxidizer; having a 33% of oxygen molecule-for-molecule instead of the air's 21%, it allows the engine to increase the amount of fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke. Moreover, as it is stored pressurized in a liquid form, it vaporizes as it's being injected into the intake manifold, cooling the intake air and making it denser, this also allows to pump more air into the cylinders for the same intake pressure. The drawbacks are: extra heat generated, which can overwhelm stock cooling systems; extra load on pistons and cylinders, which can destroy an engine; and attendant stress on the drivetrain. It is usually dispensed from compressed cylinders, on demand, by an electric valve solenoid. Illegal in many areas, including most professional racing except drag racing (where some stock classes allow nitrous instead of a supercharger). The power up effect can also be achieved with turbocharged engines by increasing boost pressure, usually via a dial in the cockpit. The turbocharged F1 cars of the 1980s were fitted with overtake boost pressure buttons (before turbos were outlawed).

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In RealLife, nitrous oxide[[note]][=N2O=], oxide[[note]]Formally, dinitrogen monoxide—N[[subscript:2]]O—is a heavy, sweetish gas also used as an anaestetic anæsthetic and canned whipped cream propellant.[[/note]] is used to make a high-compression racing engine violate its power output limits temporarily. It serves as an oxidizer; having a 33% of oxygen molecule-for-molecule instead of the air's 21%, it allows the engine to increase the amount of fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke. Moreover, as it is stored pressurized in a liquid form, it vaporizes as it's being injected into the intake manifold, cooling the intake air and making it denser, this also allows to pump more air into the cylinders for the same intake pressure. The drawbacks are: extra heat generated, which can overwhelm stock cooling systems; extra load on pistons and cylinders, which can destroy an engine; and attendant stress on the drivetrain. It is usually dispensed from compressed cylinders, on demand, by an electric valve solenoid. Illegal in many areas, including most professional racing except drag racing (where some stock classes allow nitrous instead of a supercharger). The power up effect can also be achieved with turbocharged engines by increasing boost pressure, usually via a dial in the cockpit. The turbocharged F1 cars of the 1980s were fitted with overtake boost pressure buttons (before turbos were outlawed).
24th Jun '17 7:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' the Duke boys put a nitro boost tank in their car in order to compete against the baddie of the week who was cheating even worse.

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* In one episode of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' the Duke boys put a nitro boost tank in their car in order to compete against the baddie of the week who was cheating even worse.
11th Jun '17 10:40:26 AM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsAcceleracers'' : In the original, Highway 35, Nitrox is the only way to reach 300mph, which allows the drivers to enter the titular highway. In Acceleracers, though, Nitrox is mainly used as a speed boost for dire situations. The original Nitrox does come back, though it is only used near the end of the fourth movie. It is significantly faster than the normal version.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsAcceleracers'' : In the original, Highway 35, Nitrox is the only way to reach 300mph, which allows the drivers to enter the titular highway. In Acceleracers, though, Nitrox is mainly used as a speed boost for dire situations. The original Nitrox does come back, though it is only used near the end of the fourth movie. It is significantly faster than the normal version. [[spoiler:As Kurt (purposely) and Markie (accidentally) demonstrated on several occasions, Nitrox also makes for an effective [[StuffBlowingUp explosive]] if ruptured in some way.]]
18th Apr '17 11:48:34 AM Dallenson
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** ''Need For Speed: Rivals'' mirrors the ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 examples above, with nitrous boosts for both sides where dangerous moves refills nitrous for racers while high speed refills cop nitrous, and Turbo available as Pursuit Tech to Racers. For both ''Most Wanted'' 2012 and ''Rivals'', driving through a repair shop grants a full nitrous meter alongside the other benefits. Players monitoring your game using Overwatch even gets the ability to refill or drain nitrous at the cost of their fuel.

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** ''Need For Speed: Rivals'' mirrors the ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 examples above, with nitrous boosts for both sides where dangerous moves refills nitrous for racers while high speed refills cop nitrous, and Turbo available as Pursuit Tech to Racers. For both ''Most Wanted'' 2012 and ''Rivals'', driving through a repair shop grants a full nitrous meter alongside the other benefits. Players monitoring your game using Overwatch even gets have the ability to refill or drain nitrous at the cost of their fuel.



* The ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' series, set in the ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'' universe, often features the Myomer Accelerated Signal Circuitry upgrade. MASC can boost the top speed of a HumongousMecha, but [[OverHeating generates heat when used]] which if left unchecked can cause the mech's fusion reactor to go off like a bomb and kill the pilot. In [[ScrewedByTheLawyers the canceled]] Mektek 4.0 update for ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'', excessive MASC usage could cause crippling leg actuator damage, reducing the mech to a crawl.

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* The ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' series, set in the ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'' ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, often features the Myomer Accelerated Signal Circuitry upgrade. MASC can boost the top speed of a HumongousMecha, but [[OverHeating generates heat when used]] which if left unchecked can cause results in the mech's fusion reactor to go off like a bomb and kill the pilot.[[ExplosiveOverclocking standard fair for these games]]. In [[ScrewedByTheLawyers the canceled]] Mektek 4.0 update for ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'', excessive MASC usage could cause crippling leg actuator damage, reducing the mech 'Mech to a crawl.crawl.
** In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' itself, the MASC's size and weight depends on the 'Mech's own tonnage and activation requires a roll of 3+, otherwise the actuators freeze and the 'Mech is rendered immobile. When activated, the 'Mech can run at double it's walking speed (for example, a ''Shadow Cat'' Prime that walks at 68.4 km/h or has 6 movements per turn can run at 129.6 km/h which translates to 13 movements in a single turn with the MASC activated). Each successive use adds two to the number you have to roll while each turn not spent using it reduces that number by two. The uses of such can range from making a 'Mech harder to hit, HitAndRunTactics or bring a MightyGlacier into brawling range more easily.
18th Apr '17 11:26:20 AM Dallenson
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* ''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'' didn't have nitro per se but Tanner gains the ability to (presumably, thanks to the coma dream) telekineticly boost a cars acceleration, to put in the words of Tanner: "Who needs nitrous?". You can have the boost last longer/regenerate faster by buying the respective upgrades at a garage store.

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* ''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'' didn't have nitro per se per-se but Tanner gains the ability to (presumably, thanks to the coma dream) telekineticly telekinetically boost a cars car's acceleration, to put in the words of Tanner: "Who needs nitrous?". You can have the boost last longer/regenerate faster by buying the respective upgrades at a garage store.
18th Mar '17 5:20:12 AM NESBoy
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** From ''Sonic 2''[='=]s Chemical Plant Zone, they moved onto ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|And Knuckles}}''[='=]s Hydrocity, and then ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]''[='=]s Stardust Speedway, and some variation of dash pads have been present in almost every ''Sonic'' game since then.

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** From ''Sonic 2''[='=]s Chemical Plant Zone, they moved onto ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|And Knuckles}}''[='=]s Hydrocity, and then ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]''[='=]s Stardust Speedway, and then ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|And Knuckles}}''[='=]s Hydrocity, and some variation of dash pads have been present in almost every ''Sonic'' game since then.
9th Mar '17 8:31:27 AM HiddenWindshield
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* ''VideoGame/StuntGP'' makes heavy use of boosting for it's RC cars, both for overtaking and for doing more daring stunts (i.e. with more flips, which needs more space). The boost unit draws energy from the main battery/fuel tank, so using the boost means you have to go to the track's designated recharge tunnel sooner. Although if you are good with stunts, you can easily recharge power with them too, since time spent in air is converted to aeromiles, and then to power. The boost unit can be upgraded in multiple levels. Heck, the game even has a "sharp turn" key, which helps to steer while using the boost and going at high speeds, and while this could help to avoid flying out from a track curve, precise sliding and boosting to counter the centrifugal force may help a lot more...

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* ''VideoGame/StuntGP'' makes heavy use of boosting for it's its RC cars, both for overtaking and for doing more daring stunts (i.e. with more flips, which needs more space). The boost unit draws energy from the main battery/fuel tank, so using the boost means you have to go to the track's designated recharge tunnel sooner. Although if you are good with stunts, you can easily recharge power with them too, since time spent in air is converted to aeromiles, and then to power. The boost unit can be upgraded in multiple levels. Heck, the game even has a "sharp turn" key, which helps to steer while using the boost and going at high speeds, and while this could help to avoid flying out from a track curve, precise sliding and boosting to counter the centrifugal force may help a lot more...
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