Crash Team Racing
In Crash Team Racing, when players do Time Trial mode, they can save a ghost. One ghost can be saved per game. If players do very good, they can race N. Tropy's ghost. If his ghost is beaten, Oxide's ghost will replace him. Beating all of N. Tropy's ghost will unlock N. Tropy as a playable character, while beating Oxide's ghost will unlock the Scrapbook.
Crash Nitro Kart
Ghosts return in Crash Nitro Kart. Players can race a saved ghost, N. Tropy's ghost (after beating a certain time), or the real Velo's ghost (after beating N. Tropy). If N. Tropy is beaten in all of the races, he will be unlocked as part of Team Cortex. There is also a Lap Time Trial, where players are going for the best lap. After a lap is completed, the racer's ghost will appear.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Ghosts retain the same roles they had in the original Crash Team Racing but N. Tropy's ghost must be beaten on all CTR and CNK racetracks to unlock N. Tropy as a playable character. Beating all of Oxide's Ghosts will also earn the player a Legendary Skin. While bonus tracks from Grand Prix events will also have ghosts, they are not required to be beaten for the aforementioned rewards. However, Velo ghosts were added to the game in the Gasmoxia Grand Prix and they must be beaten on all tracks to obtain a Championship kart decal. Velo ghosts will appear after beating Oxide's ghosts.