DescriptionCrash 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" -- 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
Part of the Following Groups
- Crash Bandicoot series
- Genre: Kart racing
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- PlayStation the Best series
|Crash Bandicoot challenges Mario.||PlayStation||Michael B (341)|
|Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)||PlayStation||Nov, 1999||100|
|The Next Level||PlayStation||Dec 01, 1999||A+||100|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation||Jan 15, 2000||A||100|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Nov 24, 2000||5 out of 5||100|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 3||Jan 21, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Mega Fun||PlayStation||Nov, 1999||89 out of 100||89|
|Video Games||PlayStation||Nov, 1999||85 out of 100||85|
|IGN||PlayStation||Oct 29, 1999||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameSpot||PlayStation||Oct 19, 1999||8.4 out of 10||84|
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LegacyCrash Team Racing is the last game in the Crash Bandicoot series developed by Naughty Dog. Other companies took over afterwards.
MultiplayerEach of the tracks are actually included as both high polygon count and lower polygon count models. The high polygon count tracks with maximum detail are used when playing in full screen single player mode, and the lower polygon tracks are used in the split screen multiplayer modes. This was done to get better performance when the game has to render up to 4 screens at the same time. The lower polygon count isn't as noticeable because it's rendered inside smaller view ports.
Other AppearancesThe 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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