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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...
10th Jan '17 5:49:57 AM jazzyamx
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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%, 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=], a heavy, sweetish gas aso 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).
12th Sep '16 12:33:31 AM KBABZ
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* ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' has boosting as a core mechanic. In addition to making your vehicle move quickly, it also enables you to ram into opponents to blow them up.

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* ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' has boosting as a core mechanic. In addition to making mechanic, letting you move your vehicle move quickly, it also enables you to quickly and, at top speed, ram into opponents to blow them up.up. As well, boosting is required for high aerial plays on the ball, a common tactic in high level competitive matches that can result in some matches taking place almost entirely in the air! The boost also has unlockable appearances, including confetti, Tron Light-cycle trails, slime and flamethrowers (and the licensed cars have their own boosts exclusive to them).
** The Mutator update allows the modification of the boost amount, including regeneration and unlimited, as well as the exact strength of the boost (1.5, 2 and ''10'' times!).
9th Sep '16 11:30:22 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' episode 2, Dante faces a biker gang leader named Vincent in a motorcycle race. Vincent cheats with a nitro boost that causes him to pull ahead, but this attracts a biker demon called Red Eye that attacks him and causes him to crash.
20th Aug '16 2:34:58 AM JackG
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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.

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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope obligatory scene in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
20th Aug '16 2:31:00 AM JackG
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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.

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** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from in any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
20th Aug '16 2:30:44 AM JackG
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* ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior.'' The Humungus has nitro boost on his command vehicle.

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* ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior.'' The Humungus has nitro boost on his command vehicle. Unfortunately he's going so fast he doesn't have time to swerve on suddenly encountering Max coming in the other direction.
** This is pretty much an ObligatoryTrope from any Mad Max film. In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Nux turns on the NitroBoost, then ''removes the steering wheel'', holding it aloft as they zoom ahead of the war party. An exasperated People Eater later lists "nineteen canisters of nitro" among the resources used pursing the protagonists.
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