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Crash Team Racing Cheats and Tips

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Unlock Arenas

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding arena.

Parking Lot:

Win ALL the cups under Easy diffculty setting in Arcade mode.

The North Bowl:

Win ALL the cups under Medium diffculty setting in Arcade mode.

Lab Basement:

Win ALL the cups under Hard diffculty setting in Arcade mode.


At the 'Main' menu hold L1 + R1 and enter the following codes to unlock the corresponding effect. If you enter the code in correctly you will hear a sound as confirmation.

Unlock Turbo Track and 3 Bonus Arenas:

Press Right, Right, Left, Triangle, Right, Down, Down.

Display Turbo Counter:

Press Triangle, Down, Down, Circle, Up.

Unlock Infinite Bombs:

Press Triangle, Right, Down, Right, Up, Triangle, Left.

Unlock Infinite Wumpa Fruit:

Press Down, Right, Right, Down, Down.

Unlock Turbo Track

When you have won every Gem Cup in Adventure mode you will unlock Turbo Track.

Unlock Scrapbook

This feature becomes unlocked when you beat Nitros Oxide's Ghost on ALL the tracks in Time Trial mode.

Unlock Characters

When you complete the following tasks the corresponding character will become unlocked.

Fake Crash:

Win Purple Gem Cup in Adventure mode.

Komodo Joe:

Win Blue Gem Cup in Adventure mode.

N. Tropy:

Beat N. Tropy's Ghost on ALL the tracks in Time Trial mode.

Papu Papu:

Win Greem Gem Cup in Adventure mode.


Win Yellow Gem Cup in Adventure mode.

Ripper Roo:

Win Red Gem Cup in Adventure mode.

Unlock N. Trophy's Ghost

When you beat a time in 'Time Trials' N.Trophy's ghost will appear. Note: Each track has it's own time.

Unlock Nitros Oxide's Ghost

When you beat N.Tropy's ghost, Nitros Oxide's Ghost will replace him.


I have a few things to say a good way of winning the cups is to do the following:

type in these codes where u&n= up, e&r= right, l&w = left, s&d = down (might not be the right way!) o = circle and a= triangle

Invisibility: UNSEEN (up,up,down,right,right,up)

Unlimitied Masks: WARLORDS (left,triangle,right,left,circle,right,down,down)

Infinite Wumpa Fruit: SERDS (down,right,right,down,down)

!Wumpa Fruit part might not work!

Ok, now you will be unstoppable and the masks give you a small burst of speed, when somebody overtakes you, use a mask and drive up really close to them, they should go flying in the air, keep that up and you should win!

Oh, and if you want to use a locked character:

Penta Penguin = SEASWAN


Hoe to use cheats in ADVENTURE mode

If you want to use a cheat in Adventure mode then select adventure at the main menu and when it gives you the options of a new game, or load a game hold L1 and Rl and put the cheat in there.

Here are some rare shortcuts: Coco Park shor..

Here are some rare shortcuts:

Coco Park shortcuts

Just before the first boost pad you will notice that there is a patch of grass to the left. Cut across the grass and go for the pad.

Right after the finish line, there will be a triangle of purple hills. Get a good boost and jump in between the last one and the one before it. Dont crash in to the wall! I recommend you use a turbo or a mask to do this shortcut.

On the opposit side of the 2nd supercharge, their will be a stone wall with a purple tree on top of it. Jump over it and land back onto the road. I recommend you use a turbo or a mask to do this shortcut.

Dingo Canyon shortcut

At the begining, after ju..

Stats of the Characters

Below are the stats of all the playable characters in Crash Team Racing for PS1 out of 5.

Crash/Dr. Neo Cortex (All-Rounder)

Speed: 3/5

Accel: 3/5

Turning: 3/5

Coco/N. Gin (Best acceleration)

Speed: 3/5

Accel: 5/5

Turning: 2/5

Dingodile/Tiny (Best speed)

Speed: 5/5

Accel: 3/5

Turning: 1/5

Polar/Pura (Best turning)

Speed: 2/5

Accel: 3/5

Turning: 5/5

Ripper Roo (Best turning, upgraded version of Polar/Pura)

Speed: 3/5

Accel: 4/5

Turning: 5/5

Papu Papu (Best speed, upgraded version of Dingodile/Tiny)

Speed: 5/5

Accel: 4/5

Turning: 2/5

Komodo Joe (All-rounder, upgraded version of Crash/Dr. Neo Cortex)

Speed: 4/5



Here is some of my wisdom

Unlimited masks: Left, triangle, right, left, circle, right, down, down.

Turbo counter: Triangle, down, down, circle, up.

Unlock Penta Penguin: Down, right, triangle, down, left, triangle, up.

Unlock Pinstripe: Left, right, triangle, down, right, down.

99 Wumpa fruit: Down, right, right, down, down.

Unlimited bombs: Triangle, right, down, right, up, triangle, left.

Unlock Papu Papu: Left, triangle, right, down, right, circle, left, left, down.

Scrapbook: Up, up, down, right, right, left, right, triangle, right.

Infinite invisibility: Up, up, down, right, right, up.

Unlock Komodo Joe: Down, circle, left, left, triangle, right, down.


Fire Missiles Backward

When you get a missle, hold R2+down and press circle. This works about

75% of the time when done correctly. Also, you can fire bombs backward

By pressing down+circle, and fire potions forward by presing up+circle.

Unlock Penta Penguin

Hold L1 + R1 and press Down, Right, Triangle, Down, Left, Triangle, Up

HOT AIR SKYWAY shortcuts - easy beat oxide's time

This track is very long, and it's lanes cross in many points. I'll introduce you into various shortcuts on this track. I CAN TELL YOU THESE WORK BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THEM AT LEAST ONCE.

First shortcut: on the straight part of the track before going through the spiral curves (and next is the high jump) run into a nitro or get hit by a bomb, missile, or anything that makes you bounce when hit. You must be hit while running to the RIGHT side of the track. If done correctly, you'll land on a posterior part of the curve, right before the Turbo Pad.

Second shortcut: this one is easier. On the big jump, after the long curves, go to the RIGHT side of the pad on the right. Press the R1 or L1 button at the same time as you take off the ramp. Go to the right track. It gives you..

Unlimited misiles: To get unlimited misiles, ..

Unlimited misiles: To get unlimited misiles, first punch in the unlimited bombs cheat

Then go toarcade mode and get into any race there,

Then on purpose run into a RED bottleand hope that you get a set of 3 misiles...

NOTE:it will not work if you get a single misile.

tip:punch in the unlimited wumpa fruit cheat also for best preformance.

To get these cheats to work hld l1+r1 at the ..

To get these cheats to work hld l1+r1 at the main menu screen and enter the following:


Komodoe joe:d,o.l,l,t,r,d

Papu Papu:l,t,r,d,r,o,l,l,d,

Pinstripe l,r,t,d,r,d,



Infinite voodoo masks:l,t,r,l,o,r,d,d

Ulimited wumpa fruit:d,r,r,d,d,

Always invisible:d,l,r,u,d,r

Ulimited bombs:t,r,d,r,u,t,l,

Scrap Book:u,u,d,r,r,l,r,t,r

more tracks(3 battle 1 arcade):r,r,l,t,r,d,d


Whenever you go over a bump, push the R1 or L1 button to get a little boost.

The higher you go, the more boost you will get.

This really helps in a race.


Hold L1+R1+R2+L2 for all codes o=o /=triangl..

Hold L1+R1+R2+L2 for all codes

o=o /=triangle d=down u=up l=left r=right s=square x=x

d,o,l,l,t,r,d = Komodo Joe.

d,l,r,u,d,r,r = Dr. N.Tropy.

l,t,r,d,r,o,l,l,d = Papu Papu.

l,r,t,d,r,d = Pinstripe.

u,u,d,r,r,u = Invisiblity.

d,r,t,d,l,t,u = Penta Penguin.

r,o,o,d,u,d,r = Ripper Roo The Best.

d,d,d,d,r,l,u,d,o,o,x,s = 100% Game Completion.

How to get extra battle tracks Here's how: f..

How to get extra battle tracks

Here's how: first go to "ARCADE",

then say "CUP", then "EASY MODE".

Then choose a character and a "CUP".

Then beat it and do all of the "CUPS" in the "EASY MODE", then do the same in "NORMAL MODE"

(medium), and "HARD MODE". Then you have an extra track!!!

Have fun cheating!

HOW TO GET INVISABILITY: Press these to but..


Press these to buttons throughout the cheat.L1+R1.

Now press:down,left,right,up,down,right.

How to get 99 wompa fruit Press: L1+R1,down,right(x2),down(x2).

On the track that tiny tiger is the favourite o..

On the track that tiny tiger is the favourite of that is in papu papu's area when you get to the bit with the huge head through a green or red jar at it's head.

Shoot a misile at the door, shoot a bomb at the door or run into the door with the aku aku or the uka uka.

Dragon Mines

There is a shortcut in Dragon Mines!


Seriously now, don't use it without some form of protection as it involves going over the railway. OK, now on to the shortcut!

When you see the first railway line (and maybe a cart going alone it) make a direct turn right so that you are on the railway, just drive across and get off at the wooden arches...

A Few Shortcuts

Here are a few handy shortcuts to help you beat your friends/enemies.

Polar Pass: You all probably knew this one, but after you exit the green cavern with the seals, there is a metal wall. By correct timing and/or some form of boost, you can jump the wall entirely.

Sewer Speedway: Shortly after the first jump with the two pipes and the turbo ramp, you'll see a long path with a large hole high in the right wall. You can use a mask, turbo boost, or power slide to help reach it, or you can try gaining speed and pressing R1 right before jumping. The shortcut skips a long turn for you and cuts off half of the track.

Oxide Station: Remember the area with two turbo pads leading to a ramp shortly before the big jumps? Well, you can avoid those and much more by veering a bit..

Hold R1 and L1 to do the following cheat: un..

Hold R1 and L1 to do the following cheat:

unlock penta penguin:down,right,triangle,down,left,triangle,up.

unlock ripper roo:right,circle,circle,down,up,down,right

unlock N.troph:down,left,right,up,down,right,right

unlockpapu papu:left,triangle,right,down,right,circle,left,left,down.

unlock komodo joe:down,circle,left,left,triangle,right,down.

unlock pinstripe:left,right,triangle.down,right,down.

fake crash:win the purple gem cup.

extra tracks:right,right,left,triangle,right,down,down.



At the main screen Hold L1 & R1 and push square , Triangle , up (x3), left (x3) , down (x3) , rght (x3) , Triangle R2.

Then release L1 (but still hold R1) or vise Versa. then push circle ,square , circle , triangle , L1 (or R1 if that is what you released) . then release all buttons and press x.

Then go to arcade . Then beat every track (including three 3 secret ones) being in first (it is ok to lose , just try again and again until you beat it) .

Then beat (arcade) cup in easy , normal , and hard .

NOTE: you will also have inf. (infinate(many)) as wumpa fruit by pressing Circle (x2) ,Square (x2) at the main menu.

How you can't get N. Oxide!!! You think you ..

How you can't get N. Oxide!!!

You think you can get him with a code or by beating his times on all the tracks.(that are all very easy!)

But you can never get him!!!

If you think this is incorrect try to beat all the times and see what I mean!!


THE SHORTCUT CHEAT In Tiger Temple when you ..


In Tiger Temple when you get out of that tunnel you will see a big wall that looks like a head throw any weapon at it except the TNT crate.

SHORTCUT: Tiger Temple And the end of the 1s..

SHORTCUT: Tiger Temple

And the end of the 1st place with the flamethrowers about 3-5 secs you should see a sort of big glass window shoot it and it will open for you and by the way it includes Aka Aku + Uka Uka masks

To get ripper roo,at the title screen press ri..

to get ripper roo,at the title screen press right,circle,circle,down,up,down,right

this may take a few tries,so take your time and make sure you do it right.


Enter these in by holding L1 and R1 in the main menu then type the codes

Character cheats

Penta penguin:down right triangle down left triangle up

Ripper roo:right circlex2 down up down right

N trophy:down left right up down rightx2

Papu papu:left triangle right down right circle leftx2 down

Pinstripe:left right triangle down right down

Komodoe joe:down circle leftx2 triangle right down

Other cheats

Scrapbook:upx2 down rightx2 left right triangle right

Bonus tracks:rightx2 left triangle right down right

Invisibillity:upx2 down rightx2 up

Infinite masks:left triangle right left circle right downx2

Infinite bombs:triangle right down right up triangle left

Beating Oxide

There is no cheat for beating oxide.

I played the whole game in Adventure mode with no short cuts and no cheats and I beat him!

You have to race twice first after the trophy race and then the final challenge after the gem and relic races.

You can beat him!!

Huge speed you have not never seen before

Just to let people know (everyone who's played the game should know this even if they say its not true)

you can't get N-Oxide.

I have all platinum relics, beaten Oxides ghosts, you name it I've done it on this game. (for people who call themselves skilled) If you powerslide turbo as much as you can onto the 3rd turbo pad... in N-Gin Labs.

Do not jump, just drive and drop over the gap you'll see you'll go alot faster than you've ever been before off any other turbo.

Few other turbo pads will get you to this speed. Other Turbo pads that do this: (remember not to jump)

Hot air skyway 2nd turbo pad (don't take the shortcut)

Oxide Station (the first turbo pad that leads to a jump)

Cortex castle (the turbo pad right before the huge, en..

In Crash Cove, around the first corner is a ramp..

In Crash Cove, around the first corner is a ramp and then after the ramp, there is a pool of water. Towards the end of the pool, go left and you will drive over a bump in the water. Use the bump to give you extra height in order to get onto the ledge. (the one that you need to get onto in order to get the letter)

Hope I Helped.


Crash cove:hit the bump in the water rate:medium

Coco park:run across the hill rate:easy

Ripper roos tube:between of the bones rate:medium

Papus pyramid:from the big steps, jump to the left on the first step rate:medium

Jump onto platform where you found the 'C' rate:hard

The last jump by the plant eaters, jump to the right. Rate:medium

Sewer speedway:when you start inside the sewer jump a hill into a small bridge jump of the bridge to the right.rate:medium

(well that is much as I remember, post some more if I missed some)

How to get characters off cheats and keep them

If you're sick of entering codes repeatedly, then enter the codes for the character you want. Then make them complete cup races. When it asks you to save, say yes. Some you may have to do twice.


Whether they are long or short more than likely you'll either be able to cut across it with a shortcut or be able to powerslide through it.

Tiny Temple

Cut through the cave near the end, it's a short cut.

Unlock Penta Penguon.

At the main menu, hold L1+R1 and press Down, Right, Triangle, Down, Left, Triangle, Up.

This is a cheat for the track papu's piramid.Wh..

This is a cheat for the track papu's piramid.When you do a left turn then there you have a lttle jump , don't jump off the jump but if you have a Uka-Uka or a Aku-Aku or a turbo with the speed.

Go on the corner of the jump go off the ramp on the right and do a 180 degree angle, it is possible to be in first place and you save five seconds.

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