N2O Nitrous Oxide

aka: N2O, Nitrous Oxide
Moby ID: 10050
PlayStation Specs
Buy on Windows
$7.99 new on Steam

Description official descriptions

N2O Nitrous Oxide's gameplay is in many ways similar to the arcade classic Tempest. The game involves flying a ship down a tunnel. You can move left and right along the tunnel's walls, and fire into the tunnel. You have a standard blaster, and can pick up a range of special weapons along the way. You also can pick up a 'smart bomb' type weapon, that launches a firewall down the tunnel.

Enemies are all based on real world insects, and range from flies, though to mosquitos, scorpions and spiders. Each tunnel introduces one new enemy. After each tunnel has been cleared you have to defeat a larger version of that tunnel's new enemy before you can leave.

Mushrooms can be collected off the tunnel walls. Once you have collected the required amount, you can enter a bonus level. These consist of open tunnels, containing two items: eggs, and spinning blades. The objective is to avoid the blades, and shoot as many eggs as you can. When you shoot an egg you get points, however the ship also speeds up making it harder to avoid the blades.

At the end of the game there is a final mutant boss insect to defeat.

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Credits (PlayStation version)

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Average score: 71% (based on 19 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

Computer generated acid trip.

The Good
The music in this game is excellent. All the music tracks are done by the techno group the Crystal Method which is very fitting considering this game's trippy aesthetics. The visuals are also well done, but can get very redundant considering the background textures get reused repeatedly.

The Bad
N2O is a very silly name for a game. "Hey lets name a game after laughing gas". This game also gets very redundant after a while. It seems to be made to play while on acid to be honest.

The Bottom Line
It's a good game but was made to be played while in a mind altering state.

PlayStation · by jimmy Sky (10) · 2006


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Thespo Vandi.

Windows added by Starbuck the Third. PS Vita, PlayStation 3, PSP added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, GTramp.

Game added August 19, 2003. Last modified February 21, 2024.