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Nitronic Rush: Commander Update (#4)

As many of you know, we’ve been working hard on the 4th update for Nitronic Rush for a while now. Today we’re finally shipping the biggest update of the game we’ve ever released, the Commander Update (v.2012.06.19)!

This update features 2 new Hardcore levels, 7 new Community levels, 45 new announcer phrases, 4 new music tracks, several bug fixes, and a brand new vehicle called The Commander! You can check out all of these features in the Commander Update video above!

>> Download: Nitronic Rush v.2012.06.19.0

Kyle’s level The Observatory and Jason’s level Nitro Tunnel comprise the 2 new Hardcore levels. The Observatory is heavily based around nature and features almost every obstacle in the game. Nitro Tunnel on the other hand is a nearly 1:1 remake of the grueling Turbo Tunnel level from Battletoads,  featuring all of the same obstacles from the original level plus a couple of new hidden features. Both include new music from The Quiggles, with the Nitro Tunnel music being a full remake of the music from Turbo Tunnel.

The community really pulled though in the update and gave us 7 more levels to include. Joining in the fun, Andy (lead level designer) actually created his own level, Kill it with Fire, and included it in the group. Community members Quargzon and Monty also wrote 2 custom music tracks with interactive layers that work within the game. We also requested new ideas for announcer phrases on the Nitronic Rush forum, and 45 of the top phrases were recorded and included.

Finally, The Commander (CMD) is a new vehicle based on the highly requested Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12, complete with gull wing doors, flux capacitor, and a couple of other interesting features.

To install the update, you’ll need to download the newest version of Nitronic Rush on our download page and run the new installer. As before, your old scores and ghosts should be fine and won’t be deleted. Like the last update, we planned on using a patching system but since we’re pretty indie we decided to avoid possible bugs and packaged a new installer. You can read the full changelist below.

Bugs Fixed

    • Vehicle selection screen Interceptor locked bug fixed
    • Conversion of model files during initial game loading has been fixed making loading times much faster
    • Bloom and motion blur disabling bug fixed
    • Particles emitted from moving objects are more evenly spaced
    • Converted some audio files from being loaded at launch to now being streamed, lowering memory overhead while playing
Level Tweaks

    • Gladiator
      • Added lava to pit
Achievement Additions

    • Great Scott!
    • Outta Time
Level Additions

    • Hardcore Levels
      • Observatory
        • New music by The Quiggles
        • Fish swim outside of the track tunnel
      • Nitro Tunnel
        • Remake of the NES classic Battle Toads Turbo Tunnel level
        • New music by The Quiggles which is a remake of the Turbo Tunnel music
        • Lava and platform roads
        • Block dropping drone obstacles
        • Epic explosions
    • Community Levels
      • Kill It With Fire! (by Haligen)
        • Created by our lead level designer, Andy Kibler
      • Blue Isn’t That Safe (by Ciastex)
      • Enter The Matrix (by Fzeroman)
        • Features new music by community member Monty
      • Plutonium 7 (by Quargzon)
      • Nitroception (by Quargzon)
        • Both Plutonium 7 and Nitroception feature new music by community member Quargzon
      • Nightmare on Christmas Street (by Fzeroman)
      • Insanity Rings (by Zarozorak)
Vehicle Additions

    • The Commander (based on the Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12)
New Level Pieces

    • Lava
    • Lava spikes
    • Drop ships
    • Platform roads
    • Fish (fish zones)

    • 45 new Announcer Phrases added based on community members’ ideas from the forum

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  3. fzeroman says:

    WOW Woke up this morn, checked the site and BAM!!!
    New update.
    New sweet update

    Can’t wait to try that turbo tunnel remake 🙂

    The delorean or AKA The commander looks very BOSS,Can’t wait to see what
    happens when i hit 88MPH.

    Off to work now, Long day ahead of me:(
    Just wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU!!!!!

  4. Timerider says:

    The Delorean looks AWESOME.
    I love that car.

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