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The original game... revved up to the max.

Crash is back in the driver's seat!

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a remake of Naughty Dog's PlayStation racing game Crash Team Racing developed by Beenox. The game features the same updated graphics as the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, as well as a number of additional features, including selectable karts, additional tracks from beyond the original game, and online multiplayer. It is set for release on June 21, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.


This game provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The game now features selectable karts, which includes the ones from Crash Nitro Kart, and is said to include tracks from beyond the original game. There's also the addition of online multiplayer.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: With the ability to sort the racers by difficulty, it's easier to tell how they'll handle, since the original game didn't display the racer's stats outside of selecting the character in Adventure Mode.
  • Art Evolution:
    • In general, characters are much more expressive in the remake than they ever were in the original game due to a bump in technology between the two versions. Characters actually have animations while in their karts beyond simply turning to steer, now possessing animations for winning the race ot not, getting hurt, jumping off ramps, and other such movements. Some of the victory animations are:
      • Crash will do a shortened version of his trademark dance.
      • Tiny will pump his fist and roar.
      • Dingodile will do the V-Sign.
      • N.Gin will do the Robot dance.
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    • There's been a lot of finer details added to the original tracks. One detail that's universal is that each track now has a unique CTR banner at the starting/finish line, as opposed to the generic banner they all had in the original.
      • Crash Cove now takes place at sunset, and between the two bridges is a small hut on an island. The track is now home to various animals, such as monkeys, seagulls, fish and sharks. The CTR banner is made from planks of wood and has a monkey hanging off it.
      • Roo's Tubes has underwater mines outside the track, making it more like the underwater levels in Warped.
      • Sewer Speedway's tunnels now include hanging wires and rotating gears
      • Coco Park has taken on a much more flowery look with elements of fantasy. The track is now surrounded by pink cherry blossom trees, with petals gently falling through the air, covering much of the track. Giant flower bulbs now decorate the sides of the track, as well as giant statues of Coco, one of which is beneath a rainbow and surrounded by fountains. There's also a castle in the background, as well as tents reminiscent of the ones from the medieval levels in Warped. The seating area next to the starting line has been replaced with a much more lavish looking one with greek columns and a giant trophy. The CTR banner is held up by drones, and is also joined by drones holding up long flower garlands.
      • Tiger Temple has increased the amount of moss and vines growing on the ruins, and also added a fair amount of new torch lights and a rickety bridge hanging over part of the track.
      • Papu's Pyramid includes much more detailed cliffsides and foliage, more waterfalls, a mossier track and more colorful architecture. Some of Papu Papu's tribesmen can also be seen outside the track, one of them attempting to row their boat up a waterfall.
      • Dingo Canyon has been made to more greatly resemble the Warped motorcycle levels by including the diners, gas stations and billboards. Various animals now populate the level, such as vultures, warthogs, snakes, and crocodiles. There's also a set of elevated train tracks, with a train delivering what appears to be fuel to a chemical plant, seemingly the same fuel Dingodile uses in his flamethrower. The CTR logo is made of metal and is held up by a set of rusty, dilapidated pipes, with an armadillo walking across.
      • Polar Pass is now set in a Norse-style village populated by polar bears and penguins. This includes a fishing village by the lake, a treehouse for sale at the second roundabout, and a disco party going on outside the cave exit. The CTR logo is held up by ropes connected to a viking-style archway, decorated with viking shields, while a scared polar bear attempts to cross it.
      • Tiny Arena has been made much flashier and more emphasis has been place on it being a futuristic monster truck arena. There are spotlights all over the place, walls are now painted with graffiti, screens advertising the other tracks (as well as Wumpa Whip), Cortex zeppelins flying overhead, and there are now large statues of Tiny, including a gigantic one looming over the entire track, seemingly holding it up by chains.
      • N. Gin Labs now features a cameo by the Humongous Mecha used by N. Gin during his boss fight in Warped.
      • Cortex Castle now includes neon signs of Cortex's face, alluding to the future levels in Warped, and lab assistants inside hanging cages. There have also been updates to the castle's banners, which now show Cortex wearing a crown, and the stained glass windows, which are now much more detailed, depicting a full-body image of Cortex rather than just his head.
  • Cast Herd: At the character select screen, there is now an option to sort the characters by their ease of use. Characters with good handling (Polar and Pura) are considered beginner class, balanced racers (Crash and Cortex) and ones with good acceleration (Coco and N. Gin) are intermediate class, and the top speed characters (Tiny and Dingodile) are expert class.
  • Promoted to Playable: Nitro-Fueled, unlike the original game, officially allows players to unlock and race as Nitros Oxide, including his signature hovercraft vehicle.