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Jez plays… Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (stylized as CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled) is a kart racing game developed by Beenox and published by Activision. It is a remaster of Crash Team Racing, which was originally developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation in 1999, and also includes content from the games Crash Nitro Kart, originally developed by Vicarious Visions in 2003, and Crash Tag Team Racing, originally developed by Radical Entertainment in 2005. The game was released worldwide for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 21, 2019, and received generally favourable reviews from critics.

Like the original Crash Team Racing, Nitro Fueled is a racing game featuring characters from the Crash Bandicoot series. Players must avoid obstacles and navigate the various tracks to reach the finish line, performing boosts via power sliding and jumping to gain speed, and using power-ups scattered across the track to give themselves a boost or hinder their opponents. The game supports local quick races and grand prix circuits, multiple battle modes, and online multiplayer, as well as featuring a full adventure mode with new areas, characters and boss battles being unlocked as the player progresses.

Crash Team Racing is my favourite video game and you can expect me to be playing a lot of it over time. The memories I have of this game going back to the original release are strong. Many, many hours spent on this game.

On September 2nd, 2020, I completed a speedrun of the Adventure Mode. Where a cutscene or Aku-Aku/Uka-Uka instruction was triggered, I had to watch it; no skipping allowed.

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