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Description

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.

Screenshots

CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Polar has a shield that can hurt whoever it touches.
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Cup mode
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Cortex Castle, more 4 player mayhem
CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation Main menu

Promo Images

CTR: Crash Team Racing Screenshot
CTR: Crash Team Racing Render
CTR: Crash Team Racing Screenshot
CTR: Crash Team Racing Logo

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 (358) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jan 15, 2000 A 100
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Nov, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Playstation Illustrated Dec 13, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Absolute Playstation Nov, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Thunderbolt Games Dec 09, 2007 9 out of 10 90
PSM Dec, 1999 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games Nov, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 25, 1999 17 out of 20 85

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Trivia

Legacy

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

Multiplayer

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 (409) added CTR: Crash Team Racing (PlayStation) on Oct 18, 2002
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