Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - out now!

Activision's latest title Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has finally come out. This game really brings upon nostalgia of a classic racing title which a positive aim for success in a long-term duration. From the first glance and play-through, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (CTR Nitro-Fueled) shows great characters, stunning visuals as well as addictive racing actions.

Developer Beenox and publisher Activision made it possible for CTR Nitro-Fueled to hit the market. The game previously came out on Jun 21st for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One at the cost of $39.99.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, a remake of Crash Team Racing, by Naughty Dog on PlayStation in 1999.

The visuals

Aesthetically speaking, CTR Nitro-Fueled absolutely nailed it. We get to see delightful models and amazing animations of characters in the Crash Bandicoot universe, from heroes to villains, from Ripper to Coco, Polar and Pinstripe. However, the characters don’t seem to have a wide variety of voice lines, which is quite a pity.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Meet your familiar faces again in this awesome remake title of Crash Team Racing.

CTR Nitro-Fueled also features over 30 tracks, all full of lively colors. No matter what you do, gunning through labs or burning down kingdoms, the color palette and background attractions of this game are simply spectacular.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
All the tracks in CTR Nitro-Fueled look alive and wonderful.

However, it’s a shame that tracks aren’t that consistent with the layout. While lots of them feature excellent speedways, chasm leaps, and exciting slaloms, some feel a bit clunky, involving jumps, choke points and curves with poor placement.

Game contents

Moving on to the contents, CTR Nitro-Fueled surely sports a decent package with plenty of game modes. All the following modes are available to play at the moment: arena battles, relic hunts, time trials, grand prix, and more.

Adventure mode

Especially, Adventure Mode is returning, allowing players to progress through 16 different courses around the world. Not only that, but they can also change racer at any time. Rewards are amazing as well, including fancy characters, kart wheels, kart bodies, and more.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Race through tracks around the world and unlock mind-blowing cosmetics.

However, in Adventure Mode, people can recognize the inconsistency in difficulty levels. While “Easy” seems way too easy for most people, “Normal” really ups the difficulty to a much higher level. Even though “practice makes perfect”, players will soon find out how ruthlessly hard their games have become, which seems frustrating.

Customization mode

Customization mode is a new feature that offers a place for players to manage their karts, wheels, colors and special skins via the store. You can earn Gold easily through online races and purchase your favorite items with ease.


Regarding the game’ internet connection, there haven’t been many issues so far. Although there might have been a few reports on unstable connections or in-game lag, this wasn’t the case for the majority of players. In fact, the online portion of CTR Nitro-Fueled is quite enjoyable.

General review

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, available right now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS 4.

As a remake, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled really goes beyond the expectation of fans out there. The stunning aesthetics as well as the outstanding looks and sounds of this game contribute a lot to its successful release. Moreover, fun multiplayer modes are definitely a big plus. What’s better than a decent racing game where you get to enjoy with your friends, both online and through LAN? Although the title isn’t the best in its field, it’s still entertaining enough to worth your pennies.

In summary

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has been an amazing adaptation of a classic genre, with remarkable new contents going on. CTR Nitro-Fueled is definitely a fun and fast kart racer. The title does a good job pleasing old fans, welcoming new racers and bringing their skills into a serious test.