Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D is a kart racing game developed by Polarbit and published by Activision. It was released on August 30, 2008, and was available on the App Store for the iPhone and also released for the N-Gage, 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. The winners are crowned "King of Karts" and the losers are banished from N. Sanity Island forever. 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 karts and tracks are based directly from Crash Tag Team Racing.
Players control their kart using tilting controls for devices that support them, and the arrow pad for those that don't. On the Symbian, 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.
- Crash Bandicoot
- Dr. Neo Cortex
- Coco Bandicoot - Unlockable
- Nitros Oxide - Unlockable
- Ripper Roo - Unlockable
- Yaya Panda - Unlockable
- Polar - Available when updating game from App Store
- Dingodile - Available when updating game from App Store
- As the game is no longer available on the Apple App Store, Polar and Dingodile are no longer possible to obtain for new players.