Alarm for Cobra 11: Nitro Demo
The Alarm for Cobra 11 (also known as Crash Time) series has been around for quite some time now, which means that it had time to improve and heed to the requests of the fans. Hence, although the core gameplay has remained the same, a lot of improvements have been implemented over the years, making the games more responsive and substantially more fun.
The special police unit is at it yet again
Just like in the previous installments, Alarm for Cobra 11: Nitro allows you to accomplish a variety of missions for the legendary Coba 11 unit, which is part of the police force and responsible for bringing traffic offenders to justice. To achieve this, they break a few speed laws themselves, as well as cause a large number of crashes and explosions, but since it's all for the greater good, no one really bats an eye.
To start off with, you have to prove that you are worthy of being part of the unit, by undertaking a series of beginner missions, which also have the role to asses your skill level and give you the chance to get accustomed with the handling. After these are completed, you gradually start to receive more difficult tasks, as well as advance through the ranks and become a respected member of Cobra 11.
Arcade-style gameplay in rush hour traffic
The basic mechanics of the game have remained true to the series, since everything about it screams arcade and entertainment. Thus, realism does not enter the equation and you get to perform a wild array of stunts on a regular basis, disregarding every major law of physics in the process. In addition, the crashes you cause are almost ridiculous, since, no matter what part of the unfortunate car you happen to hit, it will be consumed by a massive fireball, which does look pretty neat, admittedly.
Naturally, the graphic engine has been significantly improved since the last title and it now features much more convincing effects and better car geometry. Moreover, the damage your vehicle suffers over the course of the races is also more visible and detailed, although it still has no effect on the car's ability to reach the same speed, or otherwise function as usual.
Forget about driving rules and just have fun
In the end, Alarm for Cobra 11: Nitro's purpose is to provide you with hefty amounts of fun and entertainment, disregarding everything else along the way. Hence, if you are not interested in accurate car handling and realistic crashes, this game is exactly what you need to relax for a few hours.