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  • Summary: Crash is back in the driver’s seat. Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max:

    • Start your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups,
    Crash is back in the driver’s seat. Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max:

    • Start 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 leaderboards

    With Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. It's the CTR you love, now kicked into the highest gear.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 19, 2019
    90
    Nitro-Fueled is an excellent racing game and an excellent remake of a classic. It’s gameplay rewards player’s skill and it’s great success is to always make the player come back for more while gradually improving their performance.
  2. Aug 13, 2019
    88
    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on the Switch is my favorite kart racer, even managing to outshine Mario Kart. The focus on tight and challenging gameplay that requires skill over luck was a nice change of pace. Add to that the great presentation and amount of content, and there's not much else that you could wish for. At this point, the only real complaints are the long loading screens, the microtransactions that Activision is rolling out, and the sometimes-broken multiplayer component. It's enough to make it anything but a perfect game, but it's a good title, especially for the $40 price tag.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    85
    Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has the thrilling speed and the addictive gameplay of the original and adds a metric ton of extra content for fans and newcomers to enjoy. Whether you’re new to the frantic frenzy of Crash Team Racing or you’ve been hankering for a chance to play as Nitros Oxide himself, there’s a whole lot of things to love.
  4. Jun 24, 2019
    80
    It’s always going to be a tough ask going up against the near-perfect Mario Kart 8, but Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is an excellent kart racing alternative for those looking for something different. It looks great, packs plenty of great content and offers and quality kart racing experience. There’s certainly a learning curve, and some cheap AI and painful loading times can be frustrating, but there’s a lot of fun to be had here regardless of whether you have nostalgic memories for the 90s original or not.
  5. Jul 2, 2019
    80
    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a fast, frantic and rewarding kart racer that’s generously packed with a wealth of content. Its long load times and difficulty spikes may prove frustrating but it’s never enough to detract from what is otherwise a brilliant remaster and another strong addition to the Switch’s slowly growing lineup of racers.
  6. Jun 28, 2019
    80
    I can’t shake the feeling that if Nintendo’s online infrastructure was more robust, the loading minimized, and the coins were able to be earned when offline, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled would be an instant masterpiece and torch-bearer for remakes of beloved games. Sadly, it falls just short of such a title.
  7. 70
    While the roughshod nature of the Switch port doesn’t quite make Crash Team Racing a dominant kart racer on the system, the solid single-player mode and finicky yet rewarding boosting and driving still adds up to an enjoyable time, as long as you’re fine with a visual downgrade and a long wait between races. I really enjoyed revisiting Crash Team Racing with Nitro-Fueled and it reminded me of how great the single-player component of this game is. I just wish there weren’t such large caveats that held it back on Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 90
  2. Negative: 41 out of 90
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    For $40, the amount of content you get in this game is outstanding.
    A remake of a ps1 classic
    a competitor to Mario Kart Stunning Graphics,
    For $40, the amount of content you get in this game is outstanding.
    A remake of a ps1 classic
    a competitor to Mario Kart
    Stunning Graphics, smooth 60 fps gameplay, tons of fun local or online. This game is a must if your a fan of Mario Kart or Crash Bandicoot. Over 100 hours of gameplay easy
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  2. Oct 14, 2019
    10
    Amo este juego, uno de mis juegos favoritos de este a'o y a diferencia de otras personas para nada me molestan las microtransacciones, noAmo este juego, uno de mis juegos favoritos de este a'o y a diferencia de otras personas para nada me molestan las microtransacciones, no arruinaron al juego porque siempre ha sido un juego solido casi perfecto. La idea de los Gran Prix me parece genial y q cada dia vallan saliendo personajes nuevos totalmente gratis me fascina. El gamplay muy pulido, los graficos excelentes a persar de haberlo jugado en switch, y todo lo demas tan perfecto como el juego original. Muy recomendado Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    9
    Mario Kart is overrated and most reviewers are Mario Kart fanboys.

    Pros: - Great amount of content - The game modes are fun - Online and
    Mario Kart is overrated and most reviewers are Mario Kart fanboys.

    Pros:
    - Great amount of content
    - The game modes are fun
    - Online and Local MP
    - Game mechanics are surprisingly challenging but very rewarding
    - 25 Racers all unlockable within the game for free(no $$ needed)
    - Future DLCs are free with new tracks and characters.
    - Gorgeous graphics with some of the best track design.

    Cons:
    - Characters don't have any sort of 'supers' that would make each of them really unique.
    - Minor graphical issue like mediocre anti-aliasing
    - Doesn't run the best on PS4 slim. Runs and looks greater on PS4 Pro.

    Verdict: Screw mario kart. Buy this game.
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  4. Jul 4, 2019
    5
    No online split screen multiplayer!!
    Only two modes race or battle. Not even a tournament or cup mode.
    Very disappointing
  5. Jan 17, 2021
    3
    A remake of the ps1 classic, or this was hoped. New content is microtransactions and just lures to get the players to play more. GameA remake of the ps1 classic, or this was hoped. New content is microtransactions and just lures to get the players to play more. Game mechanics got changed so that it really does affect the game negatively, especially when playing on hard-mode. AI i.e. can cheat the mechanics that the player is bound to. Along with that, the AI target focus is heavyly on the player, which makes a race much less fun or a free-for-all. Its nice that they added new maps, and etc. Just a shame that they touched the originial version too much.

    Side node: when on character selection on Switch, if you select "randomize" the game actually freezes... talk about good development.
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  6. Dec 31, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Activision games are neo-arcade garbage; Crash Bandicoot games are some of the worst platforming games that ever existed, Bubsy included; this game is nothing original, nothing good, and nothing worth doing. I’m glad they had a free trial on Nintendo Online. I’m not here to praise Mario Kart, either. Cart games are just party games and party games are for the same people who go to Michael Bay movies. Those are the same people that made Wii Sports and Guitar Hero huge. Expand
  7. Aug 1, 2019
    0
    Microtransactions were added after game launch to inflate reviews and deceive buyers.

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