First 20 Minutes Of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Adventure Mode Gameplay Debuts

Check out what this remastering can offer over the PlayStation classic.
PlayStation Underground debuts 20 minutes of gameplay footage for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.
PlayStation Underground debuts 20 minutes of gameplay footage for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Activision

A new, 20-minute long gameplay video for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has just been released, and this time it gives focus into what is probably its best component: Adventure Mode.

In just a month’s time, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players will be able to enjoy the remastered outing of everyone’s favorite wacky bandicoot and his friends as they participate in high-speed and dangerous kart races. This release also coincides with the original one – Crash Team Racing – back in 1999, which is now two decades ago.

Check out the 20-minute footage below to see how Crash Team Racing has evolved for this current generation of consoles. If you grew up with the game, like myself, also prepare for one of the best nostalgia trips of your lives.

The footage starts off by showcasing two ways to play Adventure Mode, the single-player campaign for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. You can either play it the way it’s meant to be played, just like the original in Classic Mode, or in a modernized take in Nitro-Fueled Mode. Classic Mode is just like the name implies – you get to choose between one of the eight starting characters and race in several different hub worlds, facing various bosses in your quest to represent the planet against the intergalactic racer N. Oxide. If you’ve played Crash Team Racing’s campaign mode before, this is essentially it.

If you choose to participate in the Nitro-Fueled Mode, however, you can experience the additions made by Beenox to the classic kart racing title. First off, you will be able to unlock new characters as you win races, which you can then switch to at any time; you’re not locked into one character for the entirety of the campaign. You can also customize your kart with the various customization options that will be made available to you as you play, as opposed to Classic Mode where you only have access to the kart of the character you chose. Finally, you can also pick a difficulty setting, something which I’m sure will be appreciated, even by players who’ve played through Crash Team Racing before; the Adventure Mode basically turned me into a man, even more so than the Bridge to Nowhere level for the first Crash Bandicoot.

The gameplay footage also showed some of the races you will be able to participate in for Adventure Mode. It’s exactly like the way you’ve experienced it originally, albeit in an enhanced setting. I enjoyed seeing the updated graphics plus the incredible animations shown off in the gameplay footage, and I personally can’t wait for its release so I can play through Adventure Mode – Classic, of course.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is set to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on June 21.

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