developer: Beenox Inc.
publisher: Activision Blizzard
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4
Nitro-Fueled is the subtitle of a remake of the cult CTR: Crash Team Racing. Beenox team developed this title, while Activision Blizzard has taken care of the release.
In the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the title character and his biggest rival, Dr. Neo Cortex, take on the challenge thrown by the best racing driver in the universe, Nitrous Oxide. The latter one threatened that if none of the earthly competitors manages to beat him on the track, he would turn the planet into a huge car park and make its inhabitants subordinates.
In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, we take part in crazy races on a variety of tracks. The authors provide us with a wide range of characters and vehicles. Although the knowledge of the tracks is very useful, success is mainly ensured by mastering the arcade model of driving and skillful use of various power-ups. The list of the latter includes self-guiding rockets, explosive bombs, a shield or acid bottles.
Compared to the original, the title has additional go-karts and previously unseen routes.
In the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled a wide range of gameplay variants await the drivers. Players can try their hand at Adventure mode, put their skills to the test in Time Trial and Arcade modes, and compete with other players in VS and Battle modes. Contrary to the original, the production allows for multiplayer fun not only on a split screen, but also via the Internet connection.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled boasts a thoroughly refreshed audiovisual layer, which level of workmanship brings to mind earlier remakes with Activision Blizzard's logo, namely Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.