Crash Team Racing is a racing game developed by Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. This is the last Crash game to be developed by Naughty Dog. The game was released in September 30, 1999 in North America, October 20, 1999 in Europe, and December 16, 1999 in Japan for PlayStation. The game was later released under the Greatest Hits, Platinum Range, and The Best banner in North America, Europe, and Japan respectively. The game was released in October 18, 2007 in Europe, June 11, 2008 in Japan, and August 10, 2010 in North America on PlayStation Network.
The inhabitants of Earth are visited by an extraterrestrial named Nitros Oxide, who claims to be the fastest racer in the galaxy. Challenging Earth to a game called "Survival of the Fastest", he beckons Earth's best driver to race him. If Earth's driver wins, he promises to leave Earth alone, but if Oxide wins, he will turn Earth into a concrete parking lot and enslave the Earthlings. In response, the player character gathers all four Boss Keys needed to access Oxide's spaceship and races him in a one-on-one match. Upon Oxide's defeat at the hands of the player character, he temporarily leaves Earth, but promises that he will return when all of the Time Relics have been gathered. Oxide faces the player again after all the Time Relics are gathered. After losing once more, Oxide keeps his word and angrily leaves Earth forever. An epilogue is relayed during the end credits, explaining what the characters of the game did after the events of the story. Nitros Oxide himself returns to his home planet of Gasmoxia and secludes himself from society. After undergoing years of therapy to cope with his loss, he takes up unicycle-racing, only to get into a gruesome accident.
|Crash Bandicoot series|
|Main series||Crash Bandicoot • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back • Crash Bandicoot: Warped • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex • Crash Twinsanity • Crash of the Titans • Crash: Mind Over Mutant|
|Racing games||Crash Team Racing • Crash Nitro Kart • Crash Tag Team Racing|
|Party games||Crash Bash • Crash Boom Bang!|
|Handheld games||Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure • Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced • Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage|
|Remakes||Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy|
|Cancelled games||Cortex Chaos • Crash Online • Crash Landed|