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How many times has that Top Gun quote been used in the headline for a Need for Speed article do you think? Hundreds? Thousands? Well with the reinvention of the franchise coming up it is most likely going to be used a lot more. One of those new Need for Speed games is Need for Speed: Nitro which is hitting the Wii and the DS.

The game promises to be a bit less realistic than its 360 and PS3 counterparts, but judging from the trailer it isn’t as cartoony as we all feared it was going to be. From the original shot we got of the game (more have been added to the gallery now) it looked like the cars might be ridiculous looking and geared towards a group of five-year-olds. Luckily, aside from the strange de Blob-esque coloring of buildings in the trailer — which does seem to be part of the gameplay — the cars look pretty solid. Not terribly realistic, mind you, but a far shot from some sort of Saturday morning cartoon.