The Bandicoot Returns - Crash's Nitro-Fueled Smash Thread

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Most people are aware he's not a Sony character hence why N.Sane Trilogy and Nitro Fueled are Multiplatform, But even though Crash Bandicoot is now owned by Activision, He will forever be remembered as the de facto mascot of the original PlayStation and is viewed as a counterpart to Nintendo's Mario and Sega's Sonic, It's Similar to Banjo-Kazooie's situation, Even though they are owned by Microsoft they will always be considered "Nintendo Characters" because of their origins and legacy.

Sony obviously isn't going to play ball with Nintendo like Microsoft would and even if Sony did have the rights to Crash Bandicoot there would be no chance in hell they would allow him to join Super Smash Bros, But rather more so in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Sure we have Snake and Cloud, But Crash Bandicoot is as close as "The Sony Playstation Character" that isn't owned by them and is fair game that just so happens to be owned by Activision.
Yeah, the thing with Sony is that, besides their mascots not going on Ninty hardware in any sense, they seem difficult to negotiate with.

Sakurai, Ninty and Microsoft may not care about the console wars, but Sony does.
 
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For those not aware, a recent datamine showed some new characters in the CTR files

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TL;DR: Spyro reps are Spyro, Gnark, Sorceress, Ripto, Hunter
I honestly wonder if most of these will be arranged in sets of 5 like the Nitro Squad, since it'd be odd to leave the Cortex and Tropy babies out of the next Grand Prix.

Also...me right now over seeing Brio.


Seriously, it's hard to find a good clip of Brain saying his catchphrase, good lord.
 
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For those not aware, a recent datamine showed some new characters in the CTR files

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TL;DR: Spyro reps are Spyro, Gnark, Sorceress, Ripto, Hunter
N BRIO AND KOALA KONG MAKING IT?!? MAI BOY RILLA ****ING ROO TOO?!?

JOYCONS BOYS! This is hands down the best roster ever! (Minus Baby Crash, Coco, Cortex, and N. Tropy where I think waste of space)
 
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So this game seemed to me like it was going to be Crash Ultimate, then I noticed the Evil Twins are missing.
And Yaya Panda. You can't have every piece of Nitro Kart 1/2 content out there without her. Though it might still be a preliminary list getting updated over time, since we're still early in the DLC period.

Otherwise, I'm pretty damn satisfied with this roster. :yeahboi:
 

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N BRIO AND KOALA KONG MAKING IT?!? MAI BOY RILLA ****ING ROO TOO?!?

JOYCONS BOYS! This is hands down the best roster ever! (Minus Baby Crash, Coco, Cortex, and N. Tropy where I think waste of space)
I think the Baby Characters are mostly to fit under-represented character archetypes, Crash has tons of options for Speed characters, but not so much for Beginners, and maybe also fit as Balanced/Acceleration if they need more characters of those archetypes.
 
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I think the Baby Characters are mostly to fit under-represented character archetypes, Crash has tons of options for Speed characters, but not so much for Beginners, and maybe also fit as Balanced/Acceleration if they need more characters of those archetypes.
And at least there's a presumable in-story reason for it (Fake Crash's fault), as opposed to Mario Kart having babies, because cute.

In celebration of this, I'll post a little Twitter art dump.


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Anyone have any idea who DriverKingChicken would be? At 1st I though Chick or Stew but they have their own files. Maybe an original character? that would be pretty cool.
 
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Anyone have any idea who DriverKingChicken would be? At 1st I though Chick or Stew but they have their own files. Maybe an original character? that would be pretty cool.
Sounds that way, although I'm not sure what the reason for this would be besides that odd mural in the Adventure hub.

On a side note, looking at the skins from CTTR, I think we could get Cave Crash as a skin for the next Grand Prix, given the theme of Back N. Time.
 

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After using her for the past day or so, I can safely say Isabella is my favorite of the trophy girls. I thought I'd love using Ami though I'm really not a fan of low turn characters.
 

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Grinding for Nitro is a pain. I missed one of the grand prix days (maybe 2 idk) but I almost have enough for the Rocket kart. Hoping to grind enough to get the Motorsport Tawna skin (still have a few of the pro challenges to do since I have not cheesed online yet).

That being said, if you need to grind for Wumpa coins, the best way is to play with a few friends online and do only Thunder Struck. With the shortcut on the map you get the most Wumpa per minute playing on it. Got almost 10000 wumpa coins grinding that map with a buddy of mine last night.
 

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After using her for the past day or so, I can safely say Isabella is my favorite of the trophy girls. I thought I'd love using Ami though I'm really not a fan of low turn characters.
Tawna was my go to but after unlocking isabella i ak liking how she plays slightly more. Both of them are my favs.

Grinding for Nitro is a pain. I missed one of the grand prix days (maybe 2 idk) but I almost have enough for the Rocket kart. Hoping to grind enough to get the Motorsport Tawna skin (still have a few of the pro challenges to do since I have not cheesed online yet).

That being said, if you need to grind for Wumpa coins, the best way is to play with a few friends online and do only Thunder Struck. With the shortcut on the map you get the most Wumpa per minute playing on it. Got almost 10000 wumpa coins grinding that map with a buddy of mine last night.
Gran prix days? Not sire what those are. I am still on the silver section, albiet at 3/4s done with it. Not sure if i will be able to get motersport tawna though
 

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Gran prix days? Not sire what those are. I am still on the silver section, albiet at 3/4s done with it. Not sure if i will be able to get motersport tawna though
I missed the first day or two, idk

If you get all the stuff done for dailys and weeklies with the multiplyers you can still get her. Just make sure you have the following.
-Nitro Squad Member.
-Nitro Squad Legendary Skin
-New car and wheels (You at least have the bandibuggy)
-New paint job
-New decal

All those together gives you a 50% multiplyer to Nitro. It helps a lot.

As for if you need to money grind: Thunderstruck Short Cut. 56 wumpa coins for about 1 and a half minutes of racing with the shortcut is perfect.
 
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Grand Prix days are pretty much the monthly period that a Grand Prix event lasts. Roughly over 20 days to collect every item and character related to the shop, nitro gauge or the leaderboard grand prize, so there's plenty of time to get motorsport Tawna. And it helps that there's a rotation of daily challenges and items that increase the gauge a little.

That being said, I hope to be able to beat Twilight Tour sooner or later, the competition's rough.
 

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Grand Prix days are pretty much the monthly period that a Grand Prix event lasts. Roughly over 20 days to collect every item and character related to the shop, nitro gauge or the leaderboard grand prize, so there's plenty of time to get motorsport Tawna. And it helps that there's a rotation of daily challenges and items that increase the gauge a little.

That being said, I hope to be able to beat Twilight Tour sooner or later, the competition's rough.
The Twilight Tour achievements can be done just online. I got them all done in a lobby I made. Just had me and a friend grind them out.
 
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My mains are currently Megumi, Penta Penguin and N.Trance.
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I hate Pentas online. They make me so salty because Penguin Yay One gets on my nerves. Could be worse though, you could be an N. Tropy main. They may have a platinum relic hovercraft N Tropy digital skin, but they leave the lobby if they do not get first.
 

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I hate Pentas online. They make me so salty because Penguin Yay One gets on my nerves. Could be worse though, you could be an N. Tropy main. They may have a platinum relic hovercraft N Tropy digital skin, but they leave the lobby if they do not get first.
I just find Penta cute, tbh. And I enjoy him for his japanese origins too.

But yeah, not everyone is pretty kind online.

Although I never go online, tbh.
 
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For the moment, I tend to gravitate towards Tawna and Biiiiig Norm. Although I did use Nash a lot before the event started.

The Twilight Tour achievements can be done just online. I got them all done in a lobby I made. Just had me and a friend grind them out.
I know, it's actually doing those achievements that is the challenge for me. Fortunately, I got some pro ones done, like the Crash Cove Platinum.
 
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I just find Penta cute, tbh. And I enjoy him for his japanese origins too.

But yeah, not everyone is pretty kind online.

Although I never go online, tbh.
Fair enough. You get a pass.

Go online more though. It is so good to grind for Wumpa coins to get everything. Weekends with a x 2 and the x 5 for your first half hour of racing got me almost 10000 coins.

I know, it's actually doing those achievements that is the challenge for me. Fortunately, I got some pro ones done, like the Crash Cove Platinum.
Fair enough. Congrats on the platinum relic one though. That one is one of the more... difficult ones. Anyone who does not disconnect cheese the first pro achievement is a god.
 
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I can second that it's a good idea to grind for coins early and often. Just make sure to save buying stuff for at the end of the day, depending on how many matches you did.

I just find Penta cute, tbh. And I enjoy him for his japanese origins too.

But yeah, not everyone is pretty kind online.

Although I never go online, tbh.
I will say, it's a good thing I don't have voice chat tech. Some of these people barely give you any room to breathe between attack items.
 

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I really wanted to earn Tawna and the Nitro Girls, which I strongly feel that the characters should be earned through natural means like N. Tropy and the boss characters rather than locked behind a rotating shop, but that's another topic for another day.
 

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I really wanted to earn Tawna and the Nitro Girls, which I strongly feel that the characters should be earned through natural means like N. Tropy and the boss characters rather than locked behind a rotating shop, but that's another topic for another day.
As an offline player, I feel that they are pretty easy to unlock.

I got Tawna on day 1 and one Trophy Girl per Pit Shop update all on this week.
 
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I missed the first day or two, idk

If you get all the stuff done for dailys and weeklies with the multiplyers you can still get her. Just make sure you have the following.
-Nitro Squad Member.
-Nitro Squad Legendary Skin
-New car and wheels (You at least have the bandibuggy)
-New paint job
-New decal

All those together gives you a 50% multiplyer to Nitro. It helps a lot.

As for if you need to money grind: Thunderstruck Short Cut. 56 wumpa coins for about 1 and a half minutes of racing with the shortcut is perfect.
I not even think of that. Thanks for the tip that I can use to spam easily!
 

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I not even think of that. Thanks for the tip that I can use to spam easily!
On average you should get ~1700 from Nitro daily. Just doing all the dailies should get you over 34000. Combine that with the weeklies and you can get Tawna Motorsport still.

And money grinding helps get all the new stuff. If you get someone online to help you on weekends w the multiplier you can get 10000 ish coins before your bonus expires. Half that normally.
 

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There's something that bothers me about Crash Team Racing. Why is the title called Crash "TEAM" racing when you don't even work as a team? I'm guessing it's something sort of like this the racing game that the Crash team has made and just naming it Crash Racing wouldn't have been interesting enough. It's just a weird word to put in because it's sounds like it's a team based racing game like Team Sonic Racing when it actually isn't.
 
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There's something that bothers me about Crash Team Racing. Why is the title called Crash "TEAM" racing when you don't even work as a team? I'm guessing it's something sort of like this the racing game that the Crash team has made and just naming it Crash Racing wouldn't have been interesting enough. It's just a weird word to put in because it's sounds like it's a team based racing game like Team Sonic Racing when it actually isn't.
Because it sounds cool. Ironically, it's Crash Nitro Kart that had more emphasis on the team motif, although you still sort of get this in the battle mode. Then again, the original CTR was made in a time when Naughty Dog were getting exhausted with the IP, so it's understandable that there wasn't much time spent for coming up with a title.

Also, it's not cheating if one of your team's members wins the race.
 

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Give me switch fc I need to grind coins w people. Also I can discord as well for it.

Need to have coins for the rest of the cool stuff. Gonna be grinding to get as many cars and skins as possible as of now.
 
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Any ideas for crash's trailer
I had one but I dont think it will work out its the same as banjo's and krool's one

Edit:Here how it will go
It will start off normally with donkey kong,diddy kong,And banjo sleeping,Then a wumpa fruit falls on banjo's head and banjo wakes up along with donkey kong and diddy kong,They look out of the window to see a shadowy figure (crash) along with aku aku appearing it would turn out to be sonic and mario
They would both be laughing till crash appears out of the background and spin attacks them bothing slamming them to the screen with a splash screen saying "Crash crashes to smash" it would be play the warped main theme along showing crash move set,Then it would have crash chasing down banjo representing microsoft vs sony (I know crash is owned by activision but he still does count as a sony I guess since he was a mascot for them)
 
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