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Woomy_NNYes

@Buizel @Ibra and anyone else...

Curious. For drift boosting, do you guys turn or hop first?

Just curious how some of you are doing it. I've gotten the hang of getting all three boosts, but still struggling to aim my drift boost turns - hitting the insides of turns and going too wide.
-I struggled with medium difficulty, so I'm currently doing adventure mode on easy, which has definitely helped with learning.

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@Woomy_NNYes
I hop first then turn unless its a tight turn, in that case turn first
it takes to to master it

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@Ibra @Buizel
Now, that's some good input! Thanks, guys.

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Anti-Matter

Question, is the drifting system on CTR pretty much same as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?
Easier or even more difficult ?

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@Anti-Matter
Hey there forum friend.
The CTR drift boost system takes a bit more button work and skill than Mario Kart 8 (feels different too). And, CTR is more difficult than MK8. My three star MK8 skills weren't much help. I have to play CTR adventure mode on the EASY setting, partly because I'm not good at drifting yet, and CTR AI is brutal and unfair at times.

CTR drifting:
Press and hold R to hop (while turning) and start the drift. Then press L when the boost meter fills up to get a boost. There's a boost meter bar in the lower right corner of the screen. You've got to hit your L button when it's as close to full as you can for the biggest boost, and you can boost up to 3 times in one turn. If you get all 3 boosts good, you'll see the kart wheelie and get an extended boost. Now, the catch is, if the boost meter overfills, you get no boost.

Definitely watch or read some Crash Team Racing reviews before buying.
See the boost meter in this short clip.

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ralphdibny

This game is really really good on PS4. It reminds me of mario kart in so many ways. The difficulty is high but gets better when you are used to the mechanics. Finished adventure mode on medium now I am trying to unlock all the characters/skins/karts/parts etc and will attempt hard mode after!

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Woomy_NNYes

@Anti-Matter
Just an update. I was worried that CTR's difficulty would turn me off. However, playing Adventure mode on EASY until I beat the first 7 races was enough of tutorial to prepare me for Adventure mode on regular difficulty (aka Medium difficulty). It's really fun. I really like CTR now, and recommend it. I've played it for about 15hrs.

Load times on the Switch can be 50 seconds loading a track, and again after races - which is a pain. So, unless CTR gets an update to cut the load times, if you have a PS4, I'd recommend getting CTR for PS4(or Xbox).

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BlueOcean

I am going to get it for Xbox One X, I already have Team Sonic Racing which I think it's good. I've never played Crash Team Racing (PS) but I have Nitro Kart (GameCube) which I think has the same drifting system as Crash Team Racing (I'm not sure). I didn't have issues with the GameCube game but I read that everybody thinks that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is quite difficult in normal. I will get the game anyway but just curious if this is the most difficult Crash racing game and if the drifting system is the same as Nitro Kart.

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SlyPlayr09

@BlueOcean Crash Team Racing's drift mechanics feel smoother than Nitro Kart's, but they are both pretty similar. From what I recall, CTR: NF's controls are nearly identical to the original, so you shouldn't have that many issues with the controls. Once you get the hang of it and are capable of performing good power boosts in succession, normal difficulty shouldn't be too problematic. However, Hard difficulty should only be played by really experienced/expert players since the AI cheat the entire race. Also, Online is not a suitable place for beginners. If you decide to play online (which you basically have to do), I suggest selecting shorter tracks. The game doesn't give people credit if they don't pass the finish line within 30 seconds of first place. This isn't meant to belittle your skill at the game, but I've seen this happen to very many people. Mastering the time trials pays off while racing online. Overall, I'd say that with some practice, CTR:NF can be really enjoyable.

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BlueOcean

@SlyPlayr09 I intend to play the story in normal and yeah, online can be frustrating in any game but I'll follow your advice. I have to play online for getting rewards, you mean?

I didn't have any issues with drifting in Nitro Kart (GameCube), I thought that it is cool that it requires skills and still be simple. I think that I'll have fun with the remake and I love the graphics.

Thanks.

BlueOcean

SlyPlayr09

@BlueOcean You're welcome. Actually, most characters, karts, and other items can be purchased in the Pit Stop with the in-game currency, Wumpa Coins. The problem is that most items are costly. Playing single player usually gives you significantly less Wumpa Coins than playing online does. Also, I don't see how some of the Grand Prix items can be unlocked without playing online (the champion car for one).

Anyway, if you already have some experience, then you should be able to adjust quite well. Hope you enjoy playing.

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MarioLover92

@BlueOcean I've played both Crash Team Racing (PS1 original) and Crash Nitro Kart, and yes, the drifting is identical in both games. Only difference between the two is the game speed (I definitely remember Nitro Kart being a lot slower than Team Racing).

Oh yeah, and one more thing to keep in mind for CTR Nitro Fueled. You have to stay connected to the internet to get wumpa coins for unlocking stuff. If your console isn't online, you're not getting any. Dumb decision if you ask me... -_-

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@SlyPlayr09 @MarioLover92 Thanks! Yes, I found Nitro Kart a bit slow but I liked the drifting system so I think I'll like Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled even more. I'll play on Xbox One X and it's online so I'll get those Wumpa coins and also try to play some online races for getting more but yes, it's weird if you can't get Wumpa coins playing solo if the console is offline. I think it's really cool that the remake includes all the content from Nitro Kart.

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BlueOcean

Henmii

The game is fantastic. Fast, good looking, great tracks (much better tracks then I expected). My favorite track so far might be Tiger temple. Its very fast, and full of bumps. Reminds me of the equal awesome Wario and Waluigi stadiums from Mariokart!

Not everything is great though. The worst thing (apart from the fact that you only can get wumpa coins if you are connected to the server. And that it might take ages to unlock some stuff) are the loading times. Also, the controls are a bit weird (acceleration mapped to b?! Items to a?! Finger gymnastics), and I would have loved it if the different karts and wheels made any difference during racing. Powersliding is tricky, but I might get better at it over time. Its a pretty hard game, I recommend you switch to a speedy character (Tiny tiger or Ami) pretty soon. Crash and Neo don't cut it. I have only played a very small portion of adventure mode so far, to busy with earning nitro with the challenges. The added bonus-track is pretty good too. The game has lots of tracks. Lovely stuff.

I experienced one weird glitch though: While playing adventure mode in nitro mode (not classic) you sometimes can't change your character. I mean, as soon as you want to confirm it won't let you. Leave the menu, and if you try again it might work (not always). Weird, but not game-breaking. Maybe they will fix this?

@BlueOcean,

It doesn't contain the adventure mode from Nitro kart. They could still ad this in a future-update. Or as dlc, at a decent price. I would love it. That way we have 2 games in one!

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BlueOcean

@Henmii OK, so it includes its content but not its story. Is the difference between Classic mode and Nitro mode that in Nitro you can change the character or something else? I agree, Nitro-Fueled is awesome value like the N.sane Trilogy. Activision has been generous with these two and with Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Nintendo would have sold each piece separately and full-priced.

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BlueOcean

Woomy_NNYes

@SlyPlayr09 @MarioLover92 and anybody else.

How do I have friends in CTR that aren't Switch friends!??
I got Grand Prix points awarded to me for racing a friend online, but none of my switch friends with CTR were online. And if i go to HIGH SCORES, select ONLINE, then select FRIENDS, I see two people with time trials times that I'm not Switch friends with - Matt & Andrew. Their times are only on some tracks. Can anybody explain this to me?

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@Woomy_NNYes What version of the game do you have? I looked up if the game has cross-platform multiplayer and it doesn't have it. So if you have the Switch version, you're only gonna be playing those who have that version of the game.

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@MarioLover92
Switch.
I assumed there's no cross platform play. I don't think Ps4 & xbox players sit through the switch's 55 second load times for online racing, before the track, then after track, and after trophy/podium screen.

Yeah, so I'm baffled how i have two friends i never added included in my Friends Time Trials times. And I got awarded grand prix challenge points for racing a friend online, but my friends weren't online. Otherwise it's just me & my two Switch friends that have CTR with times listed on tracks we've completed in Time Trials.

Maybe its some fluke with the CTR server databases.

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