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Crash Team Racing (PS)
Crash Team Racing (PS)
Member Name: doriee
Crash Team Racing (PS)
Advantages: good racing game, ace to play with mates, cheap enough to buy to practise
Arcade, now this is what I like to re name "Practice" If you're playing this alone then go on arcade, basically you'll choose your character from the list and then a list of the tracks will come up, once you've chosen the character, track, difficulty level and number of laps your race will begin and this is basically you playing against the computer and that's why I like to call it practise, to can get up to date with your skills ready to go against your mates and beat them.
Vs is the bets part of the game in my eyes this is the multi player option, you can have 2 people playing this, I'd imagine if you was playing this on the PS1 with link cables that you could have more players but I haven't tried it yet. The screen will split in 2. Player one on the top and player two underneath so don't forget which one is you. You will choose your track and laps and off you go playing against each other and the other characters will be present too but controlled by the computer.
Battle is my least favourite and I don't really participate on this bit of the game but 2 players will go against each other going around different location trying to blow each other up with bombs and other various things out of boxes, the player with the most amount of hits wins after a certain amount of time.
CTR adventure is the real part of the game, this is where you load the world map and you will be instructed by the Mask what to do, You go around the map onto a warp pad that will send you to a race that you have to win first place, by doing this you unlock a new track, after winning each race the Mask will give you a tip on how to beat them. After doing all those tracks you will be given a key to unlock the boss race and once you have defeated the boss you will move on to more tracks and so on until you have done it 100%
The tracks themselves vary similar to the levels in the original crash games, they go through sewers, icy mountains, mines, dirt tracks and more. On a lot of the tracks there is almost always something to avoid such as seals or penguins this makes the game both fun and irritating at the same time. I like all the tracks except one. I hate without a doubt the hot air ways one. This is in the sky, it's very windy and there are no sides so it's very easy to go off and you can't see where you are going. (I hate it a lot) One of the best features of the game is that one every track there are boxes and you drive through the boxes and you will get an item, either a bomb, a shield, something to make you go fast, something to slow everyone else down and so on. Some of them are useless like the bombs, but the rockets target someone and get them so it makes them more worth while and of course you get the classic tnt boxes that you can lay all over the tracks if you get it in a box.
For it's time the graphics are really good, you can see they have tried to put effort in with the art work and the back ground of the tracks along with running water which for it's time again looks good. Some times you do get stuck on nothing which happens a lot in PS1 games. The music is just as good if not annoying as the actual Crash bandicoot games so playing this alone (practising) I always have this on mute because it's annoying.
My favourite way to play this game is in VS where I can play with my friends and we each take on the winner so everyone gets a go. My favourite track is "sewer speedway" and the type of track it is is in the name really, sewers, so it's underground and in water and what not. Once you've been playing this for a while (or look online how to go faster) you can do power slides and drifting which helps you go faster and I'm definitely a drifter when it comes to these races. This is a really enjoyable game and one you can play alone or with friends and still enjoy it just as much, it's really funny yet really stressful at the same time
Summary: 5/5 for the first racing game I ever played
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