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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Cheats and Tips

Last Updated: by Dennis

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a racing game that is a remake of the original Crash Team Racing (1999) and features content from Crash Nitro Kart (2003) and Crash Tag Team Racing (2005). Nitro-Fueled gives Crash Team Racing a much-needed visual facelift while keeping the first-rate kart racing mechanics intact. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has 34 tracks (including the Retro Stadium bonus track) available at launch along with a 26 character roster, 7 game modes plus the Adventure, and online play. Check out our Super Mario Maker 2 cheats and tips to find out how you can create the best possible level.

Cheats, Tips and Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include input codes, power sliding and defeating Pinstripe.

Cheat Codes

Listed below are the cheat codes you can enter at the 'main' menu of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled by holding down L1 and R1. When you enter the code in correctly a message will appear on screen as confirmation (see screenshot below). You can deactivate the effects of these codes by simply entering Adventure or Online modes.

Unlock Penta Penguin:

Enter the code Down, Right, Triangle, Down, Left, Triangle, Up to unlock this character.

Infinite Wumpa Fruit:

Enter the code Down, Right, Right, Down, Down to ensure all power-ups and weapons are 'juiced up'.

Infinite Turbos:

Enter the code Triangle, X, Right, Left, Left, Triangle, X to have an endless amount of turbos at your disposal.

Infinite Bowling Bombs:

Enter the code Triangle, Right, Down, Right, Up, Triangle, Left to be able to throw around an endless supply of bombs.

Infinite Masks (Aku Aku and Uka Uka): Enter the code Left, Triangle, Right, Left, O, Right, Down, Down to become permanently invincible.

Always Invisible:

Enter the code Up, Up, Down, Right, Right, Up to make all human players invisible. This means they cannot be targeted by rockets.

Super Turbo Pads:

Enter the code Triangle, Right, Right, O, Left to make all tubo pads more effective.

Super Engine Mode:

Enter the code Up, Up, Left, Right, Triangle, Down, Right, Down to give your kart a permanent speed boost. This will be like having the Super Engine power-up from Battle mode.

1-Lap Races:

Enter the code Down, Up, Down, Down, Right, Up, Down, Right, Triangle, Down to cut down races to one lap.

Icy Tracks:

Enter the code Down, Left, Right, Down, Right, O, Triangle, Down to make all the surfaces in the game slippery like ice.

Choose Fast Characters

Regardless of who your favourite character is, if you want to win races straight away in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled you need to choose the character that is the fastest. In the starting Adventure area of N. Sanity Beach that character is Tiny Tiger who is the only character available to you that has maxed out speed stats. Although his initial acceleration and turns are not particularly good he is able to make up lost time with his speed.

Boost Start

Like most kart racers you can get a speed boost at the countdown at the start of a race if you time it right. You need to wait half a second before the green light is illuminated before hitting accelerate. Your aim is to hit the maximum acceleration right as the light turns green.

If you time it correctly you will leave your fellow racers in the dust.

Power Sliding

The only way that you will be able to hit the top speeds in Crash Team Racing is by power sliding at every possible opportunity. There are lots of different ways that you can boost through each track and the only way that you will get good at the game is to practice them while drifting.

Power sliding round corners is straight forward but if you can't maintain the boost during long straights you will need to slalom your way until the next corner by power sliding and hitting the boosts.

Save Beakers and Bombs

The two most common power-ups in Crash Team Racing Nitro-fueled are beakers and bombs. Try to hang onto both of these for when you are leading the race as you will be the prime target for missles and dropping beakers and bombs behind you right as the missile is about to hit you will result in you blocking it.

Collect Wumpa Fruit

You will find Wumpa fruit on the floor of most of the courses, either individually or inside a crate you can smash. Whenever you obtain Wumpa Fruit in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled you will increase the power of your weapons, collecting 10 Wumpa fruit will result in your weapons transforming into more powerful versions. It is essential that you pick up Wumpa fruit whenever you can as these power-ups can be a game changer.

How to Defeat Pinstripe

There are five bosses (Ripper Roo, Papu Papu, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe, and N. Oxide) and to beat each of them you need to stay in front of them at all times. Pinstripe in particular can be difficult because of the bombs and his rubberbanding. The best strategy to beat this boss is to pass him at the shortcut on the first lap. From the start until the shortcut just try and keep up with him while at the same time avoiding his bombs which he will always throws in the same place. After taking the shortcut so you are ahead you should be able to stay in front for the rest of the race with little trouble if you know the track.

Get Rid of TNT Crates

Driving over a TNT Crate will make it land on the head of your racer and start an audible countdown. When this happens you need to immediately start hopping by mashing one of the bumpers. At the fifth hop, the TNT Crate will be thrown off your head and explode harmlessly when it hits the ground.

Save your Wumpa Coins

In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled the Pit Stop is an in-game store where you can buy outfits, stickers, vehicles and characters. The contents of this store rotate daily so it is advised that you save the Wumpa coins you earned completing races so you can purchase the characters you want to own. These characters will have the same stats as those which are unlockable during Adventure mode and are easily the best thing available at the in-game store.

We hope these tips help you out in the game, we also have some FAQs for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.

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