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  • Summary: Crash hits the track in his fastest adventure yet--Crash Nitro Kart. Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction--but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself. Crash Nitro Kart mixes 18 rollercoaster raceways, devastating weapons, a variety of single and multiplayer modes and maps, and customizable arenas, and a cast of unique characters into a game that showcases kart-racing at its best. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 90
    While CNK may not break new ground, it does a quality job of delivering another kart racer in Crash’s universe. It will put gamers' mettle to the test and offer hours of "wait, one more time..." gameplay.
  2. 84
    The best way for me to describe it is the same of everything you love about kart games rolled into one. There is nothing shockingly new here.
  3. What really makes Crash Nitro Kart worth playing is the solid control and innovative boost system. [Dec 2003, p.106]
  4. It's all a little generic and heavily recycled, but the powerslide system from "CTR" pulls it together. [Dec 2003, p.85]
  5. There's just nothing new on offer to hold your interest for longer then a few races.
  6. Xbox Live or System Connect needs to be added to every game like this. There is no reason this game cant have 8 people racing at once. I think that would make the multiplayer mode more enjoyable.
  7. 33
    First of all, there's the asinine boost system. As in the previous game, you must link powerslides to keep your boosts going, forcing you to keep your kart at a 45-degree angle during races. Blech.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ChadB.
    Dec 23, 2003
    9
    Fun exciting good for crash fans.
  2. MattW.
    Oct 22, 2005
    8
    It has some pretty good graphics and it is a good game for all ages
  3. JackB.
    Jul 10, 2007
    8
    This is just as fun as "Crash Cart Racing" and the bosses were just as fun and creative, the levels were awsome, and the cutscenes were good. But Although you didn't get to play as the tiger, polar bear or Dingodile, over all, it is a pretty good game. Expand
  4. Uter
    Jan 16, 2004
    5
    It's a bit disappointing. I don't like the boost system, and you're forced to use it all the time since it's so challenging. The tracks are a little boring in general. Expand