Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was launched earlier this week and amazed fans with a very expected game. The development team behind Crash’s franchise is known for meeting fans wishes, and this game blows their expectations out of the water. As a game, it is not great, but it is fun, fast, and has no microtransactions involved. The game gives you what you paid for and helps everyone relive a piece of their favorite series.
The game is an old-school cart racing title complete with simple menus and polished control schemes. It is based on an old title released for Playstation 1 back in 1999 called Crash Team Racing which was developed by Naughty Dog after the success of the initial series.
The game does, of course, include the famous heroes and villains as they attempt to settle their difference through automobile raving. The title gained a decent following of fans upon its release and stayed true to the conventions of the main franchise.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is set on staying true to its roots and being a game made for the fans. Despite the inclusion of online content and DLC plans on the horizon the game is entirely free of any other transactions allowing for prospective buyers to get what they pay for.
The game does provide some minor bonuses between the regular and collectors version, but these are cosmetic items and the ability to play characters before their normal unlock time.
The game has received a drastic overhaul from its original release with old maps being turned into a new version. The recreations of the maps are perfect matches to the original or improved version creating a more desirable game. The core remains the same and reflects the unique quality of the game.
It is more complicated than the average cart racer due to the speed and slipperiness of the carts, but it makes the game more desirable for fans looking for a challenge.
The game includes a new Grand Prix mode which will function as the method of release for DLC including new tracks with each release. The tracks will come with multiple challenges which will in turn reward players with even more content. It seems that the developers are planning on increasing the longevity of their game by spreading out the updates through a reasonable amount of time.
The game is set to release on June 21rst this year for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.