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Crash Team Racing - Platinum (PS)

Platform : PlayStation
4.8 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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  • 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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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00005444K
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.8 cm ; 113 g
  • Release Date: 12 Jan. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,587 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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CTR Crash Team Racing (PS1)

Amazon.co.uk Review

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 Young

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This has to be the best race game I have ever played. This game has often been compared to Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. I have played Diddy Kong Racing several times, and it was fun, but Crash Team Racing blows it clean out of the water. Another game CTR has been compared to is Mario Kart 64, but I have never played that, so I cannot make a fair comparison.
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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As a die hard Nintendo fan, and Mario Kart lover I have to admit that this game is hard to beat. Its fun for all the familly highly addictive and fantastic value for money. There is the adventure mode which is like a racing platform game with different levels, then you have the racing mode where you pick up power ups and really tee your opponents (dad, brother husband) off by turning them into a wobbly jelly or dropping TNT on their heads. Worth buying even for PS2. You wont regret it I promise!!!!
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This is an addictive excellent game.
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!
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I think grown-ups which can drive already have a disadvantage, because they're too used to driving properly. I think adventure mode is the best, because it's the hardest. And I like the way that it rates how fast and how good the drivers are at the beginning of adventure mode. Scrapbook and the little video are quite funny. (Joseph, 7
I think it's a good game all around, because you've got driving, racing, fighting and shooting. (Thomas, 6)
It's very hard to stop your children playing this game constantly. (Joseph and Thomas's mum)
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I recently Re-purchased this game and I haven't been off it since. Perhaps my favourite and probably the best ever game series in Crash Bandicoot have managed to create a simple, but brilliant Kart-style racing game. As well as the original 3 Crash Bandicoot games this is the best game on PSone. Even today, Gran Turismo with it's stunning graphics, Burnout with it's Carnage Arcade-Style gameplay and The vry similar but ultimately inferior Mario Karts cannot match the sheer fun-factor of this game. I am just in awe.
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By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2002
In Crash Team Racing, you can unlock many characters (8 i think) You can race thru many tracks and unlock more of em!
There r plently of modes, such as an adventure mode to keep the game lasting, unlock all these keys, gems and trophies until u get 100%! A Time trial mode to record all ur fastest times! A BATTLE mode which u can go and battle 1 on 1 or 3 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 and so on! Not 4gettin the VS mode where u just simply race against friends, the more ppl, the better! (ull ave to ave a multitap to play with 4 ppl!, its worth it tho!)
There isnt any down points for this game, the loading is quick and the graphics is perfect! On the whole, this game is so worth it-its like 10 quid now for a new one! Go get it NOW! And no, im not being biased!
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It's almost a decade since this game came out and guess what, it's still one of the best multiplayer games around. Great handling, hilarious deathmatches and crazy race modes, makes this an absolute classic.

Superior to its Xbox sequel in a million ways, this game is still played by my mates at every party, to this very day, and that's value for money.
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By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Jan. 2011
CTR, or Crash Team Racing continues the saga of Crash Bandicoot in this fourth package. The game is different to the previous three releases in so much as it is all based on the basic principal of Racing. The previous Crash games had a variety of styled challenges within the game but this has just one style. Having said that it is up to the usual standard for a Crash game.
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.
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