Inferno Island (あつあつ インフェルノしま lit. Hotty Inferno Island in Japanese) is the first race course in Crash Nitro Kart. It is similar to the Crash Team Racing track Crash Cove, both in the fact that it is the first racetrack and that its setting is a beach. Despite the name, it is not actually an "inferno" island. There is a cave about half way through the race and players exit it at the end of the track. It is used in the Wumpa Cup and the Red Gem Cup (along with Meteor Gorge and Assembly Lane).

This track returned in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, now taking place at night time.

CNK/CTR Challenge

C: To get the C, take the little shortcut just right before passing the first bridge at the beginning of the track should be used.

N/T: The N/T is located near the small ramp. Make a low jump on the ramp to get the letter.

K/R: The K/R is located near the end of the track. Go all the way to right and there should be a ledge there. Go up on the ledge and grab the letter.


There are two basic shortcuts on this track.

  • It located at the start of the race, simply turn to the left side and the shortcut should be there.
  • It is located near the end of the race, turn all the way to the right side and there should be a large ledge with a speed boost on top of it. (NOTE: It is highly advised that all players not to use this shortcut on the time trial challenge because it will be slower.)



  • The first twelve notes of the track's music in the console versions are a reference to the music in Crash Cove in Crash Team Racing.
    • As a matter of fact, Inferno Island, as a whole, is a re-imagining of Crash Cove.
    • Because of this comparison, the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled version of this track has been altered to take place at night instead of day. It also introduces fireballs raining down from the volcano in the background along with a Velo-shaped moon that appeared originally in the Terra hub world. In addition, Nitros Oxide's wrecked spaceship replaces the pirate ship.
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