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Crash Team Racing

Developer: Naughty Dog Publisher: SCE
30 September 1999
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#250 All-time
#12 for 1999
The alien racing champion Nitros Oxide challenges Crash Bandicoot and the citizens of Earth to a race for the fate of their planet.
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1999 Naughty Dog SCE  
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XEU 7 11719 86782 1 SCES-02105
1999 Naughty Dog SCE  
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XNA 7 11719 44262 2 SCUS-94426
1999 Naughty Dog SCE  
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JP 4 948872 101189 SCPS 10118
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Crash Team Racing PS One Classic
2010 Naughty Dog SCE  
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I don't care what anybody says, CTR is the best Kart racing game of all time and in terms of variety and controls I feel it blows Mario Kart straight out of the water. CTR just controls and plays so smooth, the drifting in this game makes sense and feels natural, and this game feels more competitive and less luck based. Sure you get your powers too like Mario Kart, you have your bombs, missiles, your blue shell equivalent. Only in this game you need to collect fruit to power up your weapons so they can do more damage. There are even extra modes like an arena battle mode.

Now I think my biggest complaint about CTR is its too small. There are only 16 tracks in this game, and playing more than 2 players at a time doesn't give you the ability to race with NPCs. The track design in this game is fairly good though, and only 2 or 3 of the 16 did I find to be duds or uninteresting. The story mode in this game is okay but it does make you replay things a lot and unlocking certain things in this game can be annoying. The time trials in this game are just horrible, you have to race against an NPC ghost who goes at a godlike speed and the only way to beat him is getting lucking and happening to hit the fastest route with no slow downs and constant boosting. And to be honest you can just skip this and use codes to unlock the hidden characters. There are boss races too who do add variety. But yeah the story mode in this game is pretty average, you just win in all 16 tracks and find hidden collectibles in the tracks then you have a race with the final boss. The game is more fun to play with a friend and its a shame this game just couldn't have more to it. I would have loved to have bigger races with more NPCs or being able to have NPCs with more than 2 players but unfortunately that's one of the few areas Mario Kart has the advantage in. CTR was a game I loved playing a lot as a kid and it still stands as one of the best Kart racers of all time.
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The best kart racer ever, hands down, only marred by the hardware issues easily escaped by emulation. CTR features an incredible story mode that tests your skills on each course individually before doling out neat token hunting minigames that subtly teach you shortcuts and general handling skills, alongside an inspired twist on the time trial and great re-contextualisation of arena maps. Late game tournaments bring nothing new to proceedings, but otherwise, it is what an arcade racing campaign ought to be. The basic driving mechanics are great, with a boost chain system that would give Mario Kart a run for its money, and power-ups that can mostly be avoided with skill and the right circumstances, and track design that is just off the charts. The PS1's multitap affinity hurt it some, but grab it on PS3 and you have the total package.
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Crash Team Racing: Despite not having made a racing game, Naughty Dog created the best kart racing game. Controls can make or break a racing, Crash Team Racing has tight and fluid controls. Every drift feels so smooth and jumps of edges feel so satisfying to perform, mastering the control of the kart or casual play result in amazing gameplay. CTR offers many different game modes including; Adventure mode, arcade mode, time trials and battle mode. With the main attraction being the Adventure mode, you are provided with great replay value to keep you coming back, the game doesn’t get dry shortly after. The only issue in CTR is within the Adventure mode, where the gem cups required for 100% completion feel like unnecessary padding as it is just more standard racing, some unique challenges or even playing in the battle arenas with the AI would have been good replacements. However, it is a minor gripe and is nowhere near taking this game down to a near perfect status.
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MasterofSensation Crash Team Racing 2022-10-01T14:46:59Z
PS1 • XEU
2022-10-01T14:46:59Z
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Karanips Crash Team Racing 2022-09-30T15:34:08Z
2022-09-30T15:34:08Z
4.0
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gazorpazorpaaron Crash Team Racing 2022-09-29T19:37:29Z
2022-09-29T19:37:29Z
4.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Jazqa Crash Team Racing 2022-09-26T09:48:24Z
2022-09-26T09:48:24Z
4.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Subcon_Onirico Crash Team Racing 2022-09-24T10:37:58Z
2022-09-24T10:37:58Z
3.5
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Xiuhcoatl Crash Team Racing 2022-09-21T03:46:00Z
2022-09-21T03:46:00Z
3.0
1
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MouthfulofPaste Crash Team Racing 2022-09-19T23:08:14Z
2022-09-19T23:08:14Z
4.0
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jayjayPl Crash Team Racing 2022-09-17T10:03:03Z
2022-09-17T10:03:03Z
4.5
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atscru Crash Team Racing 2022-09-14T04:18:22Z
PS1 • XEU
2022-09-14T04:18:22Z
3.0
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dragoonWho Crash Team Racing 2022-09-09T14:23:21Z
2022-09-09T14:23:21Z
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Skidsinmyute Crash Team Racing 2022-09-08T12:18:18Z
2022-09-08T12:18:18Z
5.0
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cymbalhit Crash Team Racing 2022-09-06T03:40:25Z
2022-09-06T03:40:25Z
1
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ESRB: E
Player modes
1-4 players
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1x CD-ROM
Multiplayer modes
Deathmatch / FFA, Team play
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  • nekodoiko 2017-11-25 05:42:20.728565+00
    terrific
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  • musicdude1977 2018-01-02 01:03:38.588091+00
    terrific [2]
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  • 1p2r3 2018-03-01 22:43:26.997799+00
    I've never played CTR and my entire life I assumed it was a shoddy knock-off of Mario Kart. Does it really add to a e-karting experience if I've played Mario Kart?
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    • Rakitox 2018-04-03 20:53:22.339844+00
      It's a fun game. It doesn't need to be anything other than that.
    • StreetsDisciple 2018-12-02 05:16:32.868224+00
      It adds a lot, especially as a single player game.
    • IshmaelBlack 2019-04-24 17:26:25.475871+00
      The three biggest ones of the 90s seem to be Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, and Crash Team Racing. For what it's worth, I think that this one is easily the best. I've found it's the most balanced, has the best mechanics, and has the most interesting level design and layouts. It may be less ambitious than DKR in some ways, and it doesn't have the different speed classes of MK64 (but if that's what you want then go play WipEout instead tbh), but it plays so much better, and the different game modes are all refined.
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  • PhrostByte 2019-01-17 04:28:16.383928+00
    Legendary game
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  • Froot 2019-06-09 14:02:48.195919+00
    that japanese cover art tho....
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    • A_Latin_Guy 2019-11-20 17:49:28.916565+00
      Firts japanese cover that went me go like "yuck!".
    • warioman96 2020-11-10 07:10:43.899979+00
      i kinda like it
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  • NickShutter 2020-04-26 20:28:24.985642+00
    Just now noticing that Crash looks fucking evil on the cover and promotional stuff for this.
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    • Tyler643 2020-05-29 08:24:56.55157+00
      it’s the eyebrows
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