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8th Feb '16 3:49:03 AM Thunderchin
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** The 3D games had a (slowly) regenerating boost gauge that could be used for a short burst of acceleration and higher top speed - it was one of the items jettisoned when the Interceptor made its 25% health EmergencyTransformation, however. The 3DS game gives the player a more traditional NitroBoost system.
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** The 3D games had have a (slowly) regenerating boost gauge that could can be used for a short burst of acceleration and higher top speed - it was speed, but it's one of the items jettisoned when the Interceptor made its 25% health EmergencyTransformation, however.[[ShedArmorGainSpeed sheds armor to gain speed]]. This downside is tempered somewhat by the fact that the resulting motorcycle has a higher top speed and better acceleration and handling, reducing the need for the boost. The 3DS game gives the player a more traditional NitroBoost system.
8th Feb '16 3:43:52 AM Thunderchin
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* ''VideoGame/SpyHunter'' ** The top-down games starting from the arcade original had a "High Gear" selection that functioned as a NitroBoost. Enemies wouldn't spawn while in High Gear, and it was the only way to speed up to get into a Weapons Van. You couldn't start from a dead stop in High Gear, however, and avoiding obstacles suddenly became quite the challenge. It did mean covering more ground for higher scores. ** The 3D games had a (slowly) regenerating boost gauge that could be used for a short burst of acceleration and higher top speed - it was one of the items jettisoned when the Interceptor made its 25% health EmergencyTransformation, however. The 3DS game gives the player a more traditional NitroBoost system.
13th Dec '15 4:47:05 PM Saber15
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* 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.
22nd Nov '15 1:41:24 PM Seraph
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* In ''VideoGame/TombRaiderTheLastRevelation'', Lara has to [=McGyver=] a nitro boost for an old motorbike from items she finds in order to clear certain obstacles.
11th Nov '15 3:03:29 PM lysanderxiii
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** Nitrous boosting was known before the war, much of the development for aircraft applications occurred between 1919 and 1939, the British also used it in some marks of the photo recon Spitfires and Mosquito night fighters.
7th Nov '15 5:07:49 PM FordPrefect
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In RealLife, nitrous oxide[[note]]N2O, a heavy, sweetish gas aso 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%, is 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]][=N2O=], a heavy, sweetish gas aso 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%, is 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).
7th Nov '15 5:07:33 PM FordPrefect
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* The idea of nitro boost is to inject nitrous oxide into the cylinder intake. The nitrous oxide will decompose, adding extra oxygen and extra pressure into the combustion chamber. It works as chemical supercharger.
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* The idea of nitro boost is to inject nitrous oxide into the cylinder intake. The nitrous oxide will decompose, adding extra oxygen and extra pressure into the combustion chamber. It works as a chemical supercharger.
31st Oct '15 11:25:13 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''HomeImprovement'', the original proponent of TimTaylorTechnology equips a ''lawn tractor'' with a turbine engine and a nitrous booster to win a race for charity against Bob Vila. HilarityEnsues as Tim promptly loses control of the tractor, resulting in a high-speed chase up I-96 with a police helicopter in hot pursuit... * In the ''QuantumLeap'' episode "Camikazi Kid", Sam rigs up a nitro boost to win a drag race.
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* In one episode of ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', the original proponent of TimTaylorTechnology equips a ''lawn tractor'' with a turbine engine and a nitrous booster to win a race for charity against Bob Vila. HilarityEnsues as Tim promptly loses control of the tractor, resulting in a high-speed chase up I-96 with a police helicopter in hot pursuit... * In the ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Camikazi Kid", Sam rigs up a nitro boost to win a drag race.

* In the MacGyver episode "Collision Course", the title character is up against a corrupt stock car racing driver who resorts to using nitrous oxide ([[VehicularSabotage as well as sabotage]]) to fix the race.
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* In the MacGyver ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Collision Course", the title character is up against a corrupt stock car racing driver who resorts to using nitrous oxide ([[VehicularSabotage as well as sabotage]]) to fix the race.
24th Sep '15 6:51:58 PM Prfnoff
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* ''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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* ''DriverSanFrancisco'' ''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.

* YOU GOT BOOST POWER!! ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' initially had a boost charge system, with one rewarded per lap to a maximum of three, but all its sequels (sans ''Maximum Velocity'' for the Game Boy Advance, which played the same as the original game) let you boost whenever... but it draws from your energy meter, [[CastFromHitpoints which is also your health]]. You also couldn't use the boost until after the first lap. The series also features some dash pads as well.
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* YOU GOT BOOST POWER!! ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' initially had a boost charge system, with one rewarded per lap to a maximum of three, but all its sequels (sans ''Maximum Velocity'' for the Game Boy Advance, which played the same as the original game) let you boost whenever... but it draws from your energy meter, [[CastFromHitpoints which is also your health]]. You also couldn't use the boost until after the first lap. The series also features some dash pads as well.

* ''Pokémon'' has several moves that raise Speed or strike first (Quick Attack and Agility for example) and whilst these aren't strictly the same as this, there are three other abilities/moves that simulate boosts in a manner like racing games.
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* ''Pokémon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has several moves that raise Speed or strike first (Quick Attack and Agility for example) and whilst these aren't strictly the same as this, there are three other abilities/moves that simulate boosts in a manner like racing games.

* ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'' has a Dash Pad in the form of a lightning bolt.
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* ''[[BackyardSports ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'' has a Dash Pad in the form of a lightning bolt.

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* ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'' has a Dash Pad in ''Scorcher'' by Zyrinx offers stored boosts that can be replenished by collecting rotating green wireframe triangles, as well as extra-speed lanes opened by green ground switches on the form of a lightning bolt.tracks.
31st Aug '15 10:27:11 PM Khathi
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In RealLife, nitrous oxide is used to make a high-compression racing engine violate its power output limits temporarily. It serves as an oxidizer; allowing the engine to increase the fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke. 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 oxide[[note]]N2O, a heavy, sweetish gas aso 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; allowing having a 33% of oxygen molecule-for-molecule instead of the air's 21%, is allows the engine to increase the amount of fuel burned, and therefore the pressure generated, by each combustion stroke.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).

* Done right in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''; among other things, the girls' patrol car has been upgraded with a nitrous injection system. However, Miyuki rarely uses it, due to the inherent danger in controlling a very lightweight vehicle at very high speeds on Tokyo's streets.
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* Done right in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''; among other things, the girls' patrol car has been upgraded with a nitrous injection system. However, Miyuki rarely uses it, due to the inherent danger in controlling a very lightweight vehicle (a stock 1985 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Today Honda Today]] weighs in at just 760 kg for a 660 cc variant) at very high speeds on Tokyo's streets.
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