Crash Team Racing - Platinum (PS)
- Kart-style racing game, starring Crash Bandicoot and friends
- 25 tracks
- 12 characters
- Split-screen multiplayer mode
- Many power-ups to get edge on competition
- Excellent kart control, including power slides, hops, and wheelies
- Wide tracks encourage passing
- High replayability, especially in multiplayer mode
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- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
CTR Crash Team Racing (PS1)
PlayStation owners no longer need to borrow their friends' Nintendo 64 in order to have a rollicking good old time racing virtual turbo-charged go-karts through outlandish environments. Crash Team Racing does an excellent job of re-creating that same thrill on the PlayStation.
Crash Team Racing has all the marks of the kart-racing genre, including big-headed characters driving diminutive go-karts, power-ups to increase speed and slow-down opponents, and thematic tracks with multiple paths for exploration. What CTR adds to the mix is fairness: tighter-turning cars are rewarded for precision driving, skilful jumping, and strategic placement of booby traps. Sure, the playing field is level, but the better the driver, the better chance he or she has of winning consistently without any annoying "catch-up code".
The one-player game is wonderfully presented as an exploratory adventure, while the multiplayer mode is a split-screen must-play for anyone with a PlayStation (and, of course, friends). Twenty-five tracks, twelve characters, and responsive control make CTR the gotta-have racing game. -- Jeff YoungSee all Product description
Top customer reviews
When I opened up the case, I couldn't believe that I know own a legit copy of one of my favourite games.
The Case, Booklet and Disk are all spotless.
With a range of different characters with different skills this is the ultimate in racing.
The 2 player option is fantastic. There's nothing better than having a smug opponent who is ahead of you and you get to blow them up with a rocket!
The levels are not that challenging and the bossess easy to beat. I beat Nitros Oxide within a couple of goes (the bigger they are the harder they fall!)
Trying to get all the CTR tokens and relics to get platinum awards is so hard. I managed to get about 90% of the game.
I played the vs game with my brother (who plays it all the time and has got 100%) after over a year of not playing and I still beat him!
I play Crash's sister - Girl Power! Buy it now!
You can play as one player or play against your friends with split screen. There are twenty five tracks to get through as Crash and eight of his friends race go karts and cars. It is fast paced as you try to win the race and slow down your opponents with booby traps and rockets.
This time the idea is that there is another crazy scientist on the loose called Nitro Oxide. He wants to speed the world up. To beat him you have five challenge modes to choose from. There is adventure mode, go head to head mode, time trial mode, grand prix mode and Battle mode. You can win races and pick up power ups to help you. You can skid, slam brakes, slide, hit turbo pads and do wheelies.
The graphics are up to the usual standard of colourful and interesting environments.
The main character is likeable. He has a humorous side as well with his facial expressions when he is frustrated and what he gets up to when he is waiting for instruction.
Some games require dexterity and other games get the adrenalin rushing as Crash has to race at break neck speed. This is a wonderful game and is highly recommended.
This game has excellent graphics and reasonable sound, but what really got to me was the gameplay. It's fast, fluid and very addictive. I have to say that the tracks on this game are the best tracks I have ever raced on, they look nice and are exciting to race on.
The only criticism I have of this game is that it is rather easy to achieve the main objective (saving the world from Nitros Oxide), I managed it very quickly. Having said that, even having defeated the final boss I have only completed 40% of the whole game. I still have to get all the relics (awarded for getting round each track in record time), CTR tokens (awarded for winning each race and collecting the letters CTR during the race - which can be tricky) and Gems (awarded for winning extra races. Only then can I beat Nitros Oxide a second time and make him acknowledge that I the fastest racer in the universe.
This is a very easy game to get into, the controls are easy to learn and the 'tutorials' given by Aku-Aku (or Uka-Uka) give you helpful information.
The cartoony graphics and easy playability will make this game appeal to kids but this shouldn't put older players off. With a number of four player modes, this game could prove a great laugh after a few beers.
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