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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 Polar has a shield that can hurt whoever it touches.
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Huzzah!
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Crash Cove, 4 player splitscreen
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Zooming along.

Promo Images

CTR: Crash Team Racing Other
CTR: Crash Team Racing Render
CTR: Crash Team Racing Screenshot
CTR: Crash Team Racing Screenshot

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. Michael B (341) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Nov, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla Nov 01, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Meristation Oct 21, 1999 9 out of 10 90
NUKE Computer Gaming 2000 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1999 89 out of 100 89
IGN Oct 29, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85 Nov 25, 1999 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Oct 19, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Oct, 1999 B+ 83
Player One Dec, 1999 81 out of 100 81


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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.


Each 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 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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Famine3h (298) added CTR: Crash Team Racing (PlayStation) on Oct 18, 2002
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