By: Chris Buffa April 1, 2013 0 Comments

Upgrades, upgrades and more upgrades.

We've taken crazy turns, collected resources and crossed the finish line in Nitro, the newest free-to-play racing game from Z2Live. Featuring both a single-player campaign and online multiplayer for up to six competitors, this accessible and fun title is a great way to pass the time, so long as you have the required online connection. That said, we put together this cheats and tips guide if you need an extra push to greatness.


-Collect resources whenever possible. By gathering aluminum, steel, fiberglass and plastic during a race, you'll be able to complete necessary upgrades.

-Always upgrade your vehicle. Doing this will put you on a more even playing field against the computer.

-Think about which of the four stats are most important to upgrade, those being Top Speed, Acceleration, Handling and Off-Road. It's a good idea to upgrade them all over time.

-It takes time to build upgrades. You can speed up the process with Stripes, a form of virtual currency. Save it for the longer build times.

-Use nitro sparingly. Don't waste it. Instead, wait for the most opportune moment to strike.

-Drift to earn an immediate speed boost. This only works if you're able to fill the meter on the bottom of the screen.

-Watch videos and sign up for different services to earn free Stripes, which are otherwise difficult to come by without making an in-app purchase.

-You need Fuel to race. Invite Facebook friends to earn more.

-You'll need to beat circuits to unlock the ability to purchase the best rides.

-Consider "hiring a mechanic" to build more than one upgrade at once. Keep in mind that it costs 240 Stripes to do this.

-Mystery boxes may contain cash and resources.

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