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Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D is a kart racing game developed by Polarbit and published by Vivendi Games Mobile. It was released on July 9th, 2008, and was available on the App Store for the iPhone and also released on N-Gage service, Symbian and the Brazil-exclusive video game console, the Zeebo. It is the 16th installment in the Crash Bandicoot series.

The evil Nitros Oxide of Crash Team Racing (misspelled as Nitrous Oxide in the game) has teamed up with Dr. Neo Cortex and Ripper Roo and are now holding a kart championship in order to lure Crash and friends out into the open. The winners are to be crowned “Kings Of Kart Racing For All Eternity”, and the losers are to be banished from N. Sanity Island forever.[2] Throughout the game's eight missions, Nitros Oxide steals Wumpa Fruit and grass from Yaya Panda's Grassland to fuel his and Cortex's new machine, capable of turning said valuable resources into petroleum (also known as nitrous oxide).

The game was announced as a counterpart to Crash Nitro Kart 2, which was originally called Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart.[3] As a result, the games share some content and mechanics. The story is similar with only a few small differences, the same characters serve as the main heroes and villains, the playable roster is mostly the same, outside of the exclusion of Tiny Tiger and Nina Cortex, most of the items are present in both games, and the title screen music is identical. Some versions of the game even reuse character icons from CNK2. However, the karts and tracks are taken directly from Crash Tag Team Racing, with some alterations.

Players control their kart using tilting controls for devices that support them, and the arrow pad for those that don't. On devices that support the N-Gage service, the 5 button is used to hop and the 8 button is used to use items.

This game has 12 stages for players to unlock.[4]

Playable Characters[]


Weapon Description
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D TNT Crate icon
Dropped onto the track behind the user. Explodes instantly on contact.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Missile
Targets the nearest enemy racer ahead of the user.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Turbo icon
Speed Boost
Grants the user a speed boost that lasts about 4 seconds.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D N. Tropy Clock
Tropy Clock
Causes enemy karts to wobble and drive more slowly for 4 seconds. Clock icons spin around affected players' heads.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Bomb Icon
Fires ahead of the user. Explodes on contact with another racer or on its own after a time. Ricochets off of walls.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Shield Icon
Protects from enemy weapons for 10 seconds.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Kart Jacking Icon
Kart Jacking
Swaps the user with the player ahead of them. No effect if the user is already in first place.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Cursed Candle Icon
Cursed Candle
Shrouds the screen in darkness for 4 seconds. Candle icons spin around affected players' heads.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Aku-Aku Icon
Aku-Aku spins around the user, granting them a speed boost. Knocks other racers aside on contact. Does not protect from hazards.
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Oilcan Icon
Dropped onto the track behind the user. On contact, causes the kart controls to become slippery and forbids item use.




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