Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is another remarkable remake of a true timeless classic. It masterfully balances new and fresh content with everything that originally lapped up such a fanbase. CTR Nitro-Fuled not only feels like an indulgent, nostalgic treat but it feels like a game that can truly be appreciated all over again thanks to new and exciting tweaks and explosive new content. Step aside Mario, there’s a new karting-king in town.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is an impressive remaster from top to bottom. Beenox’s work here is certainly worthy of praise, but some of the credit also goes to Naughty Dog for crafting such an amazing game in the first place. It’s certainly one of the more complex and challenging kart racers, but it ranks right up there alongside the other greats in the genre.
Overall Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is an enjoyable kart racer. The karts are fast and the tracks are challenging, so the campaign mode can be a little frustrating to casual and younger gamers. Multiplayer racing is a lot of fun, both locally and online, and you can easily get in a couple of races when you only have a few minutes of game time available. I love all of the customization options, but picking up all of the coins that you need and accomplishing all of the goals required will take some time to get through.
Nitro-Fueled gives Crash Team Racing a much-needed visual facelift while keeping the first-rate kart racing mechanics intact. The small amount of single player content doesn't give you much to do by yourself, but the healthy helping of multiplayer modes and unforgiving AI provide plenty of reasons to keep you coming back.
This is the definitive Crash Team Racing experience. Nitro-Fueled is everything I hoped it would be, a faithful recreation of the classic game with added flair and personality. A lack of custom race settings and some superficial gripes are not enough to dissuade me that this is among the best kart racers available. Crash is absolutely back, baby.
A jam-packed remake that looks and sounds brilliant, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a lovingly crafted remake of a much beloved kart racer. Online play and customisation bring it kicking and screaming into the 21st century, but for as fun as the zippy racing is, it sticks perhaps a little too closely to the original model. High difficulty and some unforgiving track design mean this feels slightly dated. However, it's hard not to crack a smile as you drift around familiar tracks, laying down TNT crates, and humming along to the music. Fans will love what Beenox has done, but for everyone else, just be aware of the game's retro tendencies before stepping behind the wheel.
I really like how this game inspirade by Gran Turismo 7 and now I get to enjoy microtransaction like a true fan of microtransactions that I am. Did I mention that I also love NFT's cause I hope that the sequel will have them.
The game is beautiful and almost better than the original version.
Especially because of the addition of the custom section.
I deducted three points from this game because I gave scores between eight and ten to other games that I am more interested in, and I think if I give this game a higher score, I have done injustice to other games.
The game itself is good. But the load times are unbearable, around 45 seconds each. Most levels are finished in a few minutes. I actually timed them, and for every hour of playtime, I was spending 15mins watching a loading screen.
It's also stuffed with greedy microtransactions, and only has the campaign from the first game. So all the levels from Nitro Kart (the 2nd game) can only be played in the Arcade or Online modes, despite them having a Story mode in the original Nitro Kart. They could have taken the time investment that they put into microtransactions, and used it to add the missing campaign instead. But they chose the option that favors the publisher, not the player.
I started playing this game again on PS5. Graphically it’s amazing. Bring back all the feels from playing on the PS1. The load times a vastly improved over playing on a PS4. Especially playing with friends locally. However, the game just isn’t enjoy playing locally by yourself. The difficultly is very frustrating not to mention the insane rubber banding the cpu characters get over you. If you hit one level hazard and or hit by the CPU you may as well restart the race - you have zero chance of winning.
I saw that the game will no longer be receiving future updates and that is a shame. Looks like the devs were only interested in the micro trans, sad. This game probably would have been more successful if the game play was the priority.
SummaryStart your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups, weapons and controls. Power slide to glory in additional karts and tracks from beyond the original game. Race online with friends and Crash the competition with online leader boards.