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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: 36 out of 78
  2. Negative: 35 out of 78
  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. Jun 21, 2019
    10
    Muy entretenido y mantiene la esencia Mantiene todo hasta los atajos es muy muy completo , el nuevo contenido lo hace aún más regulable
  3. Jun 23, 2019
    9
    A great game if you played this game on the ps1 you will be right at home with this game. Also there is so much content in this game that atA great game if you played this game on the ps1 you will be right at home with this game. Also there is so much content in this game that at this point im not even sure if you can call this a remake or just a whole new ctr. The only thing the need to fix is the increase of the wumpa coins a bit and the online experience but all around the same ctr. Also for the people who are rating this game a 1 out of 10 all I can tell you is GIT GUD. Expand
  4. Aug 9, 2019
    6
    Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
    More like Micro Transaction Fueled
    I was a playstation kid, but I still managed to never play the original
    Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
    More like Micro Transaction Fueled
    I was a playstation kid, but I still managed to never play the original crash team racing
    So I have going for me what most playing this game don’t…
    The lack of nostalgia blinding me for what this game ultimately is..
    Crash Team Racing is an okay kart racer with greed killing its ultimate fun factor.
    Im a huge fan of kart racers, im a huge fan of crashbandicoot, so I want into this game wanting to love it..
    Ive heard so many good things about the original, so much so that I bought thep laystation classic version to one day play it, only for months later get smacked with the announcement that rthey are remaking the original much like the crash collection…
    And quite frankly this should’ve been included in that collection, because by itself its not special enough in present day 2019 to justify a standalone release.
    The tracks are boring, the racing is slow, the pick ups are lame, the adventure mode takes a measly 3 hours to complete, and everything is hidden behind a pay wall…
    Kart racers I get are meant to play over and over, do chllenges, unlock characters and skins, but greed got in the way of nitro fueled…
    the tiniest unlockable like a wheel or color scheme takes a ridiculous amount of coin to unlock for how little you earn from completing races… killing the potential hook of racing over and over, doing all of the challenges to get that quick rewarding feeling of progress,Oddly enough this is my biggest gripe with this game..
    I may not have the rose tinted glasses everyone else has, but I can be forgiving when it comes to this game feeling dated… it’s a remake of a 20 year old game… its okay that the control scheme feels unintuitive, its okay that the tracks aren’t spectacular.. because back in the day these tracks were full of life, the control scheme was perfect… its sad to me that the modern day aspects actually take away from the potential greatness of this game.
    I want to earn my characters and gear,
    I don’t want to pay for them, and I don’t want to grind for them.
    But that’s the reality of Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled.
    Youre rewarded at a slow pace playing a dated kart racer to try and force money from your wallets.
    I don’t have the nostalgia whispering in my ear telling me the sweet lies of this is the greatest kart racer of all time.
    The racing, the tracks, none of it could keep my attention barely long enough to get through the 3 hour campaign let alone grind for hours to get a new paint job.
    There is some positive here though, this is a beautiful remake of a playstation one game, the tracks look beautiful…
    Im so happy that the campaign manages to keep them fresh throughout, rarely repeating aside from boss battles as you prove yourself to be the fastest racer in the world…
    I do wish however you chould change the difficutly settings mid adventure instead of having to start a new one completely…
    Or better yet, have the difficulty of the races increase as the campaign goes on, rather than set every race as either easy medium or hard and deal with that throughout the entire 3 hours.
    This keeps the campaign feeling stale and flat, instead of exciting and challenging.
    I would love to see crash come back with a crash 4, and this team tackle an activision kart racer with the knowledge obtioned by going back and playing with these classics…
    And while doing this.. seeing the flaws, seeing where they can improve instead of pretending they are perfect like everyone else does
    I give Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
    a 6/10
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  5. Feb 11, 2020
    3
    Muy mal port: Rompimientos (crashes), FPS bajísimos (me iba entre 20 y 30fps), calidad gráfica baja, borrosa y con dientes de cierra y CARGASMuy mal port: Rompimientos (crashes), FPS bajísimos (me iba entre 20 y 30fps), calidad gráfica baja, borrosa y con dientes de cierra y CARGAS ETERNAS (aunque tengo entendido que es así en todas las versiones, pero en Switch sigue siendo demasiado tiempo de espera de cargas).
    Ya están avisados, es de lo peor en port que he probado en Nintendo Switch (junto al FE y a Rocket League) y es una pena porque el juego es muy entretenido, tanto así que me pasé todo el modo historia incluso con todos esos problemas mencionados, pero ya no puedo seguir jugando al juego de esta forma.
    En cuanto al juego: Muy bueno, me encantaron los nuevos diseños y cómo rehicieron la música y efectos de sonido. No es el juego de Kart definitivo, ya que se nota que quedó muy anticuado sobre todo con el Mario Kart 8 y el Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed en frente, pero sigue siendo muy divertido. Eso sí, no es tan abierto como otros juegos de Kart, en este juego se necesita bastante práctica para que sea divertido jugar con amigos, lo cual puede alejar un poco a los nuevos jugadores.
    Pero lamentablemente mucha de estas cosas buenas del juego se ven empañadas por unas políticas de micropagos abusivas de parte de Activision, una vez más, el cual le baja bastante nota al juego.
    En "compulsión": Huyan de la versión de Switch. Lo ideal es esperarlo en Steam si es que tienen un ordenador (está cantado que saldrá en cualquier momento, yo optaré por esperar esta versión), o comprarlo en la versión de Xbox One, pero NUNCA en el de Switch (ya de por sí la potencia del Wi-Fi para online de Switch es lamentable si pensamos para multijugador también).
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  6. Apr 12, 2020
    0
    Damn this game runs on 480p 30 fps in handheld-mode although the graphics arent even better than mk8dx, which rund at 720p 60fps inDamn this game runs on 480p 30 fps in handheld-mode although the graphics arent even better than mk8dx, which rund at 720p 60fps in handheld-mode. also the loading-time takes forever

    why would u even play this game if mk8dx is so much better
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  7. Jul 31, 2019
    0
    So the game itself is pretty good when it first came out, until greedy Activi$ion decided to screw over their fans by puttingSo the game itself is pretty good when it first came out, until greedy Activi$ion decided to screw over their fans by putting microtransactions in a remake of a 20 year-old game before fixing the problems with online.
    #RemoveMicrotransactionsFromCTR
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