|Manufacturer(s)||Austin Butler, Teaching.com|
|Publication date||September 8, 2011|
Races are the main element of Nitro Type. Each race consists of five typists, usually a combination of Nitro Type bots and real human players, typing a short passage as fast as they can in an effort to get their vehicle, which can be one of several hundred that can be obtained either by earning them through achievements or by purchasing them in the Dealership, to the finish line first. The length of the passage varies depending on the average speed of the users in the race so that races take about the same time for all racers, usually 20-30 seconds.
Racers are pitted against other racers that have a similar WPM so as to create a fair competition. Starting from 0 WPM, the speed brackets are divided in tens until the mid-100s, from which point they are broken in to 20's due to the rarity of human typists at those speeds.
At the end of each race, players are awarded Nitro Cash depending on their placing in the race, accuracy percentage, and number of session races, Additional bonuses may be achieved by racing with friends, having a Gold membership, or beating the Wampus, the rarest bot in Nitro Type.
Nitro Type teams are groups of racers that compete for placement on the season leaderboard. Any player can join or apply to join a team as long as they meet its requirements. The maximum number of users for one team is 50 racers. Teams can be created by any user who has raced at least 50 times for $50,000 Nitro Cash.
The global leaderboards are a page on the site listing the top 100 teams and individual users on Nitro Type in the last 24 hours and in the current season by the number of points they've earned. They are collected through a combination of speed, accuracy, and most importantly, number of races completed.
Nitro Gold is a membership that can be purchased with real money that grants users additional features, such as a no-ads interface throughout the site. When Gold was originally introduced in 2013, the price was a one-time payment of $10; in 2019, this was changed to an annual payment of $10.
In the media
- "Nitro Type - Our Shiney Brand New Site". Nitro Type. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
- "Season 28 | Wampus World | Starts July 5th! - News". Nitro Type. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
- "Introducing: Seasons! - News". Nitro Type. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
- "Nitro Type Gold Memberships - News". Nitro Type. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
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