CTR: Crash Team Racing

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Crash Team Racing (CTR) is a kart racing game a la Mario Kart, featuring popular characters from the Crash Bandicoot series of games - Crash, Coco, Neo Cortex, N. Gin, Penta Penguin, Polar, Pura, Papu Papu, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe, Tiny, Dingodile, Ripper Roo, Fake Crash and N. Tropy.

The player can race a full storyboard game as any one of the characters, fighting to beat the ultimate (and cheating) racer from another planet, Nitrous Oxide, who wants to turn the Earth into a car park. Each of the main races are against 7 other AI competitors, with 5 "boss" races against a single boss character.

To help you along your way are a whole bunch of weapons, ranging from missiles and rolling bombs to booby-trapped TNT crates and the leader-seeking orb.

There are also a few arcade modes, sub-games and battle games against up to 4 other players.


CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Booth players managed to get the invisible car power.
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Hit by a bomb!
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Huzzah!
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Zooming along.

Alternate Titles

  • "CTR" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Crash Bandicoot Racing" -- Japanese title
  • "クラッシュ・バンディクー レーシング" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Crash Bandicoot challenges Mario. PlayStation Michael B (341)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jan 15, 2000 A 100
GamesFirst! PlayStation Nov 24, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Age PlayStation Sep 12, 2004 A- 91
Gamezilla PlayStation Nov 01, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited PlayStation Dec, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
CoreMagazine.com PlayStation 1999 A- 91
NUKE Computer Gaming PlayStation 2000 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation Dec 09, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Meristation PlayStation Oct 21, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 1999 B+ 83


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Crash Team Racing is the last game in the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. Other companies took over afterwards.

Other Appearances

The game makes a short appearance on the episode The One With Monica's Thunder from the TV show Friends, in which the character Joey (Matt LeBlanc) enters the living room of his apartment and sees Chandler (Matthew Perry) playing CTR as Crash on the track Hot Air Skyway.

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