In the fourth installment of the Crash Bandicoot series, an evil alien called Nitros Oxide challenges Crash, his friends, and even his enemies to a racing competition to see who the fastest in the Universe really is.
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The racetrack Crash Cove is actually a reconstruction of the "Diddy Kong Racing" race track Crescent Island. It was made to see if Naughty Dog was capable of making kart racing game. See more
Greetings, creatures of this planet. I've come to compete.So, you pesky earthlings like to race, eh, hehehehe. Well, I am Nitros Oxide, I'm the fastest racer in the galaxy. I travel to stars looking for creatures to test my skills. It's a little game I call survival of the fastest. Here's the way we play: I challenge the best driver of your world to a race for the planet. If your driver wins I'll leave your miserable meddle rock alone. But if I win I'll turn you entire goal into a ...
In the PAL version, there's an interesting glitch. When prompted to select a language before the title screen, you can press Triangle to cancel it, leaving you with nothing but blank spaces and hyphens where words would normally be. The glitch gets really interesting in Adventure Mode, because most bosses strangely swap their heads and dialogues with each others. You can get such atrocities as Papu Papu with Pinstripe's head, Komodo Joe with Oxide's and Oxide with Papu Papu's (Ripper Roo, on the other hand, remains untouched). Another difference is that Aku Aku/Uka Uka will be silent.
The game seems to change to the Japanese language when you do this (the only problem is that neither the voice lines nor the Japanese font are there, and that's why it doesn't work). The reason it seems to do this is because the CTR challenges in adventure mode will say "CBR" along with some missing characters. CBR stands for Crash Bandicoot Racing, which is the name of the game in Japan. As you've probably guessed, these challenges use the letters CBR instead of CTR in that version. This further supports the theory that the Japanese version was built off of the PAL one, also evidenced by the fact that it retains all the improvements from it. See more