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C T R:  C R A S H   T E A M   R A C I N G
for the Sony PlayStation

Moises Baez
moisesbaez@pfdbz.com
Version 2.6
07/20/00

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1. C O N T E N T S
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1.  Contents
2.  Revisions
3.  Control
4.  Characters
5.  Modes of Play
6.  Adventure Walkthrough
7.  Time Trial
8.  Shortcuts
9.  F.A.Q.
10. Items
11. Codes
12. Copyrights

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2. R E V I S I O N S
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Date       Versions
11/12/99   1.0 - First Release!
11/17/99   1.2 - Added Adventure Walkthrough
               - Added N. Sanity Beach Walkthrough
               - Added more info for Bowling Bombs
               - Added more info for N. Brio's Beakers
               - Added Codes section
11/18/99   1.4 - Added Time Trial section
               - Added Characters section
               - Removed N. Tropy and Nitros Oxide codes
               - Fixed text errors
11/29/99   1.6 - Added The Lost Ruins Walkthrough
               - Added a hidden character
               - Fixed some other errors
12/03/99   1.8 - Added Glacier Park Walkthrough
               - Added Time Trial Times
12/10/99   2.0 - Added Citadel City Walkthrough
               - Added N. Tropy unlock code
               - Added more Time Trial Times
12/27/99   2.2 - Finished Walkthrough section
               - Added more Time Trial Times
               - Added Penta Penguin unlock Code
01/14/00   2.4 - Added Character use on Time Trial section
               - Added my best times to Time Trial
               - Added Shortcut section
               - Added the actual F.A.Q section
               - Fixed an error on the Penta Penguin code
07/20/00   2.6 - Changed my email address.

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3. C O N T R O L
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Racing Controls
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Steering          Left or Right (Analog or Directional Pad)
Accelerate        X button
Decelerate        Square button
Reverse           Down (Analog or Directional Pad)
Jump              L1 or R1 buttons
Launch Weapon     O button

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Other Controls
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Hard Turn         Left or Right + Square
Power Slide       Left or Right + R1
Change View       L2 button
Rear View         Hold the R2 button
Map/Speedometer   Triangle Button

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4. C H A R A C T E R S
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Selectable Characters
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Crash Bandicoot (Intermediate)
Speed = Good
Acceleration = Good
Turn = Good
Info:
Crash is a good racer with best of all 3 worlds in racing. He is good to start 
off with since he has just about everything you need to win the game.

Dr. Neo Cortex (Intermediate)
Speed = Good
Acceleration = Good
Turn = Good
Info:
Cortex is just like Crash. He is a well balanced racer and one of the better 
characters to start off with.

Tiny Tiger (Advanced)
Speed = Great
Acceleration = Weak
Turn = Poor
Info:
Tiny Tiger is one of the biggest racers on the track and shows it off with his 
top speed. But he lacks both Acceleration and Turning power. Tiny may get a 
good lead but the slow turns he makes kills him.

Coco Bandicoot (Intermediate)
Speed = Good
Acceleration = Great
Turn = Weak
Info:
Coco is the sister of Crash. She has a very high amount of acceleration but 
lacks some turning power. Still she is a tough character.

N. Gin (Intermediate)
Speed = Good
Acceleration = Great
Turn = Weak
Info:
Just like Coco, N. Gin has great acceleration which helps you out right off 
the bat.

Dingodile (Advanced)
Speed = Great
Acceleration = Weak
Turn = Poor
Info:
Tiny Tiger's counterpart, Dingodile has a high amount of speed. But with high 
speed you may lose it on close turns.

Polar (Beginner)
Speed = Weak
Acceleration = Good
Turn = Great
Info:
Polar is not the fastest racer but makes it up with good Acceleration and 
excellent turning. On very tight turns Polar really shines.

Pura (Beginner)
Speed = Weak
Acceleration = Good
Turn = Great
Info:
Pura may not be the best sprinter or a fast racer but he can take tight 
corners with ease.

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Boss Characters (Hidden)
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Ripper Roo
Komodo Joe
Papu Papu
Pinstripe

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Hidden Characters
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Fake Crash
N. Tropy
Penta Penguin

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5. M O D E S   O F   P L A Y
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Adventure
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Adventure is a single player game in which you race on all courses in the game 
in order to collect Trophies, Relics, Keys, CTR Tokens and Gems. After getting 
all of the 16 trophies and beating all 4 bosses you can face Nitros Oxide to 
save the world. You can save your progress for later play.

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Time Trial
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Time Trial is a single player game in which you race against the clock. There 
are no power-ups or other computer controlled opponents. After completing a 
stage you can save your ghost and race against it later to try and go faster.

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Arcade
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Arcade is 1-2 player game where you can quickly race on any track you want. 
You must select between 3, 5 or 7 laps, Difficulty of Easy, Medium or Hard and 
a track to race on. There are two modes in Arcade: Single and Cup Races

Single Race is a 1 or 2 player game where you race other drivers.

Cup Race is a 1 or 2 player game in which you can race on 4 different cup 
races each having 4 tracks against other drivers. The one with the most points 
in the end wins the cup race.

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Versus (Vs.)
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Versus is a 2-4 player game where you race against your opponents with no 
computer controlled opponents. The 2 modes are just like Arcade but there 
always must be 2 or more players.

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Battle
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Battle is a 2-4 player game where you fight against your opponents throwing 
weapons and such.

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6. A D V E N T U R E   W A L K T H R O U G H
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N. Sanity Beach
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- Your quest to beat Nitros Oxide Starts here. You have a choice of going to 
Crash Cove or Roo's Tubes first.

- But before we begin we must know something about competing in Adventure.

1. To race against the boss you must get all the trophies of that level.
2. In order to compete for Relics and Tokens in a level you must beat the boss 
of that level. Each time you beat a boss you get a Key.
3. A stage is not complete until you get at least 1 relic and the CTR Token.

- With that said lets head out for some trophies. Lets head to Crash Cove 
first since it is really simple.

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Track Name:                Crash Cove
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               32 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:17:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:05:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:52:00

CTR Token Color            Red
Order of letters CTR:      R-T-C
CTR Token Walkthrough:

R:
Right when you start you have a choice of taking the left path and right path. 
Take the right path. After taking the path to the right you will have to turn 
back onto the track. At the end turn hard to the left. R will be right there 
almost touching the stone block

T:
This letter can be pretty tough to get. This is what you should do. Jump the 
ramp right after the first turn to get a speed boost and go into the water 
that is there. Yes it sounds stupid but do it. Now turn left and face the 
elevated grass area. Before you leave the water you will dip down submerging 
your character. From here jump to the grass area. It may take a few tries to 
jump onto the grass but its not really difficult. Keep riding until you see a 
bridge on the right side. The T is right there.

C:
The C is next to the 2nd pirate ship, right before the last turn into the 
finish line. Get on the ship since its stuck on the dirt. Go all the way up to 
where the crate is. The C can be seen from here. Jump off the ship to get C.
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- Now that you have acquired the Crash Cove trophy we can go to Mystery Caves, 
instead lets go to Roo's Tubes to get a trophy. Analyze the Roo's Tubes course 
since this is where we need to beat the boss Ripper Roo.

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Track Name:                Roo's Tubes
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               32 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:15:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:05:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:55:00

CTR Token Color            Green
Order of letters CTR:      C-R-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
Right off the bat you will enter the first tube. After exiting the tube there 
will be a hill to jump. On the left side of the hill C is waiting. To get C 
jump before the peak of the hill.

R:
When you get C you will enter another tube. After hitting 2 green speed pads, 
and passing some crates, R will be seen floating a little above the track. To 
get it, jump off the track. A really big jump is not needed.

T:
After exiting the last tube, a skeleton arch can be seen. Instead jump on the 
stone path on the left to reach T. It is right before the finish line. A word 
of caution since this stone path slows you down.
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- Now lets go to Mystery Caves to get our third trophy. This trophy is needed 
to race at Sewer Speedway.

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Track Name:                Mystery Caves
Prerequisite:              1 Trophy

Time Crates:               40 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:55:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:44:00
Platinum Relic Time:       1:32:00

CTR Token Color            Red
Order of letters CTR:      R-C-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

R:
After beginning, and after 2 green speed pads, there will be a lake with 2 
turtles alternating coming out of the water. R is right above them. Jump off 
either turtle while one is pointing up to reach R.

C:
Soon you will encounter some speed pads and lava balls jumping behind them. 
Use the pads and jump to the 2nd set of pads. On the 2nd set hug the right 
side of the pad and jump to C which is floating on the right side. Make sure 
you get a good jump.

T:
Now that you have passed the 3rd speed pad, you will have to go back into the 
caves. Pass 2 puddles of water each with 2 turtles. After the 2nd puddle of 
water there will be some crates. Hit the one on the far left and you will get 
T at the same time. 
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- Since we have 3 trophies now we can race at Sewer Speedway. Head over there 
to get the last trophy. 

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Track Name:                Sewer Speedway
Prerequisite:              3 Trophies

Time Crates:               65 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:33:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:05:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:37:00

CTR Token Color:           Blue
Order of letters CTR:      T-R-C
CTR Token Walkthrough:

T:
When you start the race you will have a choice of taking the left or right 
tunnel. Lets take the right one. When you take this tunnel, there will be some 
green speed pads waiting for you. Now jump to the right, not left inside 
another tunnel, jump right. Get a good jump and you will be able to get T 
which is hovering in the air.

R:
When you enter the actual sewer system there will be two platforms. One on the 
left and one on the right. Get on the platform on your left. Keep following 
this path and you will eventually see R.

C:
After getting R jump down and go pass the rolling barrel. Keep going on this 
path and you will see some speed pads. Use the pads to jump into the next 
tunnel. Right near the middle C is in the air. The pads and a jump should give 
you enough power to reach it.
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- Now that we have acquired all 4 trophies at N. Sanity Beach. We can race 
against Ripper Roo. Face Ripper Roo to get a Key to open up all the Relic and 
Tokens at N. Sanity Beach. Also to open up the path to Gem Stone Valley.

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Boss:                      Ripper Roo
Track Name:                Roo's Tubes
Prerequisite:              ALL 4 N. Sanity Beach Trophies

Boss Hints:
Ripper Roo is not difficult to beat. He lays down TNT Crates to slow you down. 
This is just like a regular race with Fruit and Power-Up crates. Use missiles 
to take him out to get in the lead. But sometimes the missiles will hit the 
TNT crates he lays behind, so you better race this track at your best. Be 
careful, Ripper Roo just like all the bosses are faster than everyone. Use 
your weapons wisely.
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- Hopefully you should beaten Ripper Roo by now. You have a choice now. You 
can race for Relics and Tokens or move on to the next level now that you have 
a Key.

- This is what to do to get to the next level. Go to the door that leads to 
the Gem Stone Valley. It needs one key to open. We can't do anything here so 
keep riding to the next door. This door leads to The Lost Ruins.

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The Lost Ruins
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- Now that we have arrived at The Lost Ruins we can race at more tracks. Only 
2 are open at the moment, Coco Park and Tiger Temple. Head to Coco Park since 
it is a flat and quick course

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Track Name:                Coco Park
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               40 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:35:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:12:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:49:00

CTR Token Color            Green
Order of letters CTR:      C-T-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
Right when you start head off to the left side of the track, right at the 
track limit. Keep riding for a short time and C is right before a stone block 
before the first turn. Once you get it turn to the right hard so you don't hit 
the block.

T:
Once you enter the first and only tunnel in the course, hug the right side of 
the track. Right about when you are about to exit T should be in your sights.

R:
On the turn after the tunnel, stay on the left side of the track. R will be 
off the track hovering above some grass on a hill. This grass will slow you 
down and may impede your jump to get the letter. Try using the hill to jump.
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- Now that we have acquired the trophy lets go race at Tiger Temple to get 
another one.

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Track Name:                Tiger Temple
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               52 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:20:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:02:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:43:00

CTR Token Color            Blue
Order of letters CTR:      T-C-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

T:
When you start you will go downhill. Head to the left part of the track. On 
the left part there will be some grass. T will be right there on the grass.

C:
To get C jump off the second ramp of the course. Make sure you approach the 
ramp properly or else you will miss the letter completely.

R:
Right after exiting the first tunnel of the course and pass the 2 fruit 
crates, there will be a stone face with its teeth showing. You can open the 
teeth with a weapon. These weapons can open the passage: N. Brio Beaker, 
Tracking Missile, Bowling Bomb, Power Shield, Uka Uka/Aku Aku Mask. Now that 
we have opened the passage, keep riding to the end when you have to jump to 
get R.
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- We have 6 trophies now so lets head off to Papu's Pyramid. This is the 
course where we must beat Papu Papu so look at it very carefully.

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Track Name:                Papu's Pyramid
Prerequisite:              6 Trophies

Time Crates:               48 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:34:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:09:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:42:00

CTR Token Color            Red
Order of letters CTR:      C-T-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
After the first speed pad you will encounter some overgrown Fly Traps. After 
the 3rd one there will be 2 stone blocks telling you which way to go. In 
between there is a stone pillar and C. You must jump to get it. Here is the 
way to get it. Try getting close to the block on the right, close enough but 
not touching it. Now once you are about to go off the track get a good jump. 
You should be able to make it. If you try approaching it right in the middle 
you will fall almost all the time.

T:
Instead of hitting the second speed pad, hug the left side of the course. 
There will be another course to the far left of the regular track. Jump off 
the end of the track on the other. Keep riding for a short time, jump off to 
the right at the end to get T.

R:
After passing the 4th and 5th Fly Traps there will be a steep hill. After 
jumping off this turn tightly to the right to get R.
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- Now we have 7 trophies. The right amount needed to race at Dingo Canyon. 
With the last trophy here we can race against Papu Papu.

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Track Name:                Dingo Canyon
Prerequisite:              7 Trophies

Time Crates:               38 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:25:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:09:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:53:00

CTR Token Color            Yellow
Order of letters CTR:      C-T-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
Right off the start there will be a turn to the right. On the desert next to 
the Cactus, C is there waiting for you.

T:
On the first and only junction take the path on the right. Keep riding until 
the track merges again. Right before this happens turn hard to the left to get 
T.

R:
After getting T, farther up ahead are some speed pads. Stay on the right side 
of the course. Use the pad farthest to the right to jump and get R. Make sure 
you get a good jump or you will end up falling short. Once you get R turn hard 
to the left to get back on the track so you don't fall off.
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- We have completed all four levels at the Lost Ruins, now we can face off 
against Papu Papu.

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Boss:                      Papu Papu
Track Name:                Papu's Pyramid
Prerequisite:              ALL 4 Lost Ruins Trophies

Boss Hints:
Papu Papu is one fat boss. He is pretty fast too. He lays down both green and 
red beakers. The red ones really cause damage since they spin you out and slow 
you down for a period of time. Try not to stay behind him too long. Also, 
power slide and boost to get better speed on the turns or else he will cream 
you every time.
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Glacier Park
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- We should be at Glacier Park now. Only 1 track is open at the moment and 
that is Blizzard Bluff. Lets go and compete.

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Track Name:                Blizzard Bluff
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               40 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:30:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:08:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:45:00

CTR Token Color            Red
Order of letters CTR:      T-R-C
CTR Token Walkthrough:

T:
After rounding the first turn from the starting line, head to the right part 
of the track. Right before you reach the crates get on the snow to the right 
and jump off the ledge to get T.

R:
After passing the 1st ice portion of the track there will be a left turn. Take 
the turn tightly. Right before you hit the speed pad you should get R.

C:
Right before the 2nd ice portion of the track, there is the 3rd speed pad of 
the game. Hit the speed pad and jump to the right to get C which is on the 
ice. Be cautioned, turning on ice is painfully difficult.
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- After getting a trophy here we should have a total of 9. The exact amount to 
compete at Dragon Mines

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Track Name:                Dragon Mines
Prerequisite:              9 Trophies

Time Crates:               39 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:28:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:11:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:54:00

CTR Token Color            Blue
Order of letters CTR:      C-T-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
At the first and only lake of water C is waiting. One of the easiest token 
letters to acquire.

T:
When you pass the train tracks on the ground, there will be a severe turn 
upwards. At the end of the turn, T is hanging off the track in the air on the 
right side. You may want to slow down a little so you don't jump to the side 
of it. Then quickly race back up the turn.

R:
After going pass the severe turn, stay on the left side of the track. You 
should be approaching a set of crates. Hit the second crate and you will get 
which is right behind it.
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- We can now compete at Polar Pass. The hardest of the snow tracks. Its pretty 
long also.

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Track Name:                Polar Pass
Prerequisite:              10 Trophies

Time Crates:               38 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       3:00:00
Gold Relic Time:           2:33:00
Platinum Relic Time:       2:05:00

CTR Token Color            Green
Order of letters CTR:      C-R-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
After beginning the course you will encounter a junction. Go either way it 
doesn't matter. After negotiating the turn there will a junction right behind 
it. C is right in the middle before the next junction.

R:
After passing the 2nd seal there will be some sets of speed pads. On the 3rd 
one jump to the right to get R.

T:
Near the end of the track there will be 3 frozen lakes one after another. 
After the 3rd one there will be a set of speed pads and a ramp made of ice. 
Jump off the ramp and to the right to get T. You must jump or else you will 
never reach it.
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- One more track to go and its the one I hate the most...Tiny Arena.

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Track Name:                Tiny Arena
Prerequisite:              11 Trophies

Time Crates:               60 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       3:45:00
Gold Relic Time:           3:22:00
Platinum Relic Time:       2:58:00

CTR Token Color            Yellow
Order of letters CTR:      T-C-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

T:
Coming after the first turn after passing the set of power-up crates. T can be 
acquired by jumping off either hill.

C:
On the first long straight away, the one with the second speed pad, there will 
be tight turn right at te end. C can be acquired after the turn.

R:
After C, on the first tight turn, R can be acquired by jumping off the hill. 
Get a good jump or else you will miss it completely.
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- Hopefully the mud did not slow you down much at Tiny Arena. Now we can face 
Komodo Joe for a key.

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Boss:                      Komodo Joe
Track Name:                Dragon Mines
Prerequisite:              ALL 4 Glacier Park Trophies

Boss Hints:
Racing against Komodo Joe is not very easy. He drops TNT and Nitros to impede 
you but don't get too scared. Launching missiles is ineffective since 
sometimes they will hit the boxes instead of Komodo Joe. Try to hurt him 
anyway you can, and be sure to take the turns with a power slide with boosts.
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- Now that we have beaten Komodo Joe you can stick around and do the Relic 
races of CTR Challenge.

- Lets move on to the next part. Go through the door that needs 3 keys to open 
and open it. This is the passage to the next part.

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Citadel City
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- Now that we have completed Glacier Park we should go to Citadel City. 2 
tracks are open, Cortex Castle and N. Gin Labs. Lets go to N. Gin Labs first.

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Track Name:                N. Gin Labs
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               70 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       2:15:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:34:00
Platinum Relic Time:       0:53:00

CTR Token Color            Blue
Order of letters CTR:      C-R-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
When you start off there will be a set of speed pads. On the second one C will 
be in the air on the left. Use the speed pad on the left to reach it. Its 
pretty hard because you need a very good jump or you will miss it.

R:
On the next speed pad right after C, R will be waiting in the middle of the 
jump.

T:
After passing the rolling barrels part, there will be some of tight turns. 
After passing them there is a speed pad. Jump off the speed pad downwards. T 
will be on the ground. Watch out you don't fall into the pit when you jump to 
it.
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- Now we need one more trophy to compete at Hot Air Skyway. So head over to 
Cortex Castle.

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Track Name:                Cortex Castle
Prerequisite:              None

Time Crates:               62 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       2:35:00
Gold Relic Time:           2:04:00
Platinum Relic Time:       1:32:00

CTR Token Color            Green
Order of letters CTR:      R-C-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

R:
When you begin racing, turn left. There will be some speed pads. Jump off the 
speed pads and to the right to acquire R.

C:
After getting R, avoid the spider and take the path to the left. Since the 
path on the right shaves off some of your time. You will soon encounter some 
crates then a left turn. C will be on the right. To get it jump off the edge 
of the road over to C and back onto the road. Its not really difficult.

T:
Right before the end there will be some tight right turns going up. After 
passing this there will be some speed pads. Use the one on the right and jump 
to the right to get T. You will need a good jump and once you get it, turn 
back onto the road or you will fall down.
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- You should now have a total of 14 trophies. With these trophies Hot Air 
Skyway opens. Lets head over there to compete for another trophy.

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Track Name:                Hot Air Skyway
Prerequisite:              14 Trophies

Time Crates:               56 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       3:05:00
Gold Relic Time:           2:34:00
Platinum Relic Time:       2:02:00

CTR Token Color            Yellow
Order of letters CTR:      C-R-T
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
Right off the start you will need to make a right then a left turn. After 
these turns you will soon approach a blimp and a really tight turn. Take the 
turn as tight as you can on the right side. You should acquire C with no 
problem if you do this.

R:
After C there will be a speed pad then another set of speed pads with a jump. 
Jump off the right one to the right where R is. You will need a good jump to 
reach it or you will fall.

T:
Soon you will encounter some speed pads with a jump. Its one jump where a 
blimp is right in front of the jump. Jump off the right one an get T. You will 
again need a good jump or you will fall short.
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- Now that we have 15 trophies its time we race for our last trophy. Oxide 
Station is the track of Nitros Oxide so take a good look at the track

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Track Name:                Oxide Station
Prerequisite:              15 Trophies

Time Crates:               49 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       3:17:00
Gold Relic Time:           2:56:00
Platinum Relic Time:       2:34:00

CTR Token Color            Yellow
Order of letters CTR:      C-T-R
CTR Token Walkthrough:

C:
On the first speed pad jump, get a good jump and get C which is right in the 
middle.

T:
After getting C, you will soon encounter some speed pad jumps that take you 
out in space. Jump to the second one thereafter. You need to get a really good 
jump here or you will fall short. T is very high above the middle going 
inside.

R:
Right after getting T there will be a long speed pad jump. Right here you need 
to make the best jump of your life to reach R which is hanging ahead in the 
air.
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- Now we have all the trophies we need. Now we need all 4 keys to open up 
Nitros Oxide. Pinstripe is holding the last key. Lets race him.

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Boss:                      Pinstripe
Track Name:                Hot Air Skyway
Prerequisite:              ALL 4 Citadel City Trophies

Boss Hints:
All Pinstripe does is throw Bowling Bombs back to you. It should be easy to 
take him out. Just race really hard and power slide boost into turns. You 
should walk away with a Key.
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- We have 4 keys now, which permits us to race Nitros Oxide. If you want to go 
ahead. Or you can race for gems at Gem Stone Valley. Or try to get any Relics 
or CTR tokens if you don't have all of them. I would race at Gem Stone Valley.

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Gem Stone Valley
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- Now we arrive at Gem Stone Valley. If you want to race at the Gem Cups you 
must have all the CTR tokens of a certain color. I'll just list the cups here 
to help you out.

- But before we start racing Gem Cups you must know some stuff. The opponents 
here are much tougher than before. It isn't like racing for trophies anymore. 
Also you get points for finishing in 1st-4th place. Here is the scoring.

1st Place = 9 Points
2nd Place = 6 Points
3rd Place = 3 Points
4th Place = 1 Point
5th Place = 0 Points
6th Place = 0 Points
7th Place = 0 Points
8th Place = 0 Points

- The way to win is to get the most points. You don't necessarily need to 
finish in 1st all the time. Just make sure you finish and get points to win 
the Cup. With that said lets go...

- Some words of wisdom. Remember to power slide on turns. It also helps doing 
boosts while power sliding to help you go faster.

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Track Name:                Red Gem Cup
Prerequisite:              4 Red CTR Tokens

Track 1:                   Crash Cove
Track 2:                   Mystery Caves
Track 3:                   Blizzard Bluff
Track 4:                   Papu's Pyramid
*****************************************************************************

- More words of wisdom. If you haven't already done so, read the Items section 
for help on what some Weapons do and some hints for using them.

*****************************************************************************
Track Name:                Green Gem Cup
Prerequisite:              4 Green CTR Tokens

Track 1:                   Roo's Tubes
Track 2:                   Coco Park
Track 3:                   Polar Pass
Track 4:                   Cortex Castle
*****************************************************************************

- Look hard at tracks to find shortcuts. Sometimes shortcuts are in plain 
view. But some others are not.

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Track Name:                Blue Gem Cup
Prerequisite:              4 Blue CTR Tokens

Track 1:                   Tiger Temple
Track 2:                   Sewer Speedway
Track 3:                   Dragon Mines
Track 4:                   N. Gin Labs
*****************************************************************************
 
To get maximum air jump right before the peak of a jump. It helps when you 
land since it gives you a boost and speed.

*****************************************************************************
Track Name:                Yellow Gem Cup
Prerequisite:              4 Yellow CTR Tokens

Track 1:                   Dingo Canyon
Track 2:                   Tiny Arena
Track 3:                   Hot Air Skyway
Track 4:                   Oxide Station
*****************************************************************************

- Be careful at the Purple Gem Cup. You are racing the bosses now at their 
levels. You need to be racing your best now!

*****************************************************************************
Track Name:                Purple Gem Cup
Prerequisite:              4 Purple CTR Tokens

Track 1:                   Roo's Tubes
Track 2:                   Papu's Pyramid
Track 3:                   Dragon Mines
Track 4:                   Hot Air Skyway
*****************************************************************************

- Now you have all 5 Gem. You can now race at Turbo Track. You can race at 
Slide Coliseum if you have 10 relics. Go get them now!

*****************************************************************************
Track Name:                Slide Coliseum
Prerequisite:              10 Relics

Time Crates:               45 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:55:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:45:00
Platinum Relic Time:       1:40:00
*****************************************************************************

- If you didn't get a gold here there is something wrong with you. Just 
kidding! Turbo Track is different. There is no way you cannot get Platinum.

*****************************************************************************
Track Name:                Turbo Track
Prerequisite:              5 Gems

Time Crates:               52 Time Crates
Sapphire Relic Time:       1:45:00
Gold Relic Time:           1:32:00
Platinum Relic Time:       1:19:00
*****************************************************************************

- To get the 100% ending you need at least 18 Relics, 20 CTR Tokens, 16 
Trophies, 5 Gems, 4 Keys.

- To get 101%, you need at least 18 Gold or Platinum Relics, 20 CTR Tokens, 16 
Trophies, 5 Gems, 4 Keys.

- The 101% ending is the same as the 100% ending so it doesn't matter what 
ending you get.

- If you gather all the items in every level, N. Oxide will come out and get 
angry since you collected all his relics. This means you can see the best 
ending.

- If you beat N. Oxide but did not gather everything from each stage, you will 
not see the best ending.

*****************************************************************************
Boss:                      Nitros Oxide
Track Name:                Oxide Station
Prerequisite:              4 Boss Keys

Boss Hints:
Nitros Oxide throws just about everything in this level. Bowling Bombs, TNT 
Crates that explode, Nitro Crates, Beakers. The one thing to do is not stay 
directly behind him. If you get a lead try to keep it by hitting all the speed 
pads you can. Try throwing all the weapons you can also. He is not that hard 
but I play harder than some of you. If you get a really good lead and you can 
race really well. Chances are you are going to win.
*****************************************************************************

- Whew! We just beat this Adventure mode game. Now we can see the ending.

- If you got less than 100% you will not see the best ending. N. Oxide says 
you did not gather all the relics, and he is still the fastest racer. The 
credits roll and the characters are shown doing their victory celebration. The 
scrapbook appears after the credits.

- If you gathered 100% or more, you will see the best ending. N. Oxide leaves 
the planet hurt and does not turn Earth into a parking lot. The credits roll 
and text is shown underneath the character showing what happened to them. The 
scrapbook appears after the credits.

- Hopefully you had a good time beating the game. There is a lot to do just 
like beating the ghosts in Time Trial and unlocking more battle arenas. What 
are you waiting for?!?! Go play some more!!!!!!

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7. T I M E   T R I A L
=============================================================================

Since there is nothing out there that can really describe how to get the 
ghosts of N. Tropy and N. Oxide I will tell you the times you must achieve.

Well sort of. You must come under a certain time limit to unlock them. First 
you need to unlock N. Tropy. Then you must beat N. Tropy to race N. Oxide. 
Sounds easy? Yeah right!

Since they look like ghosts when you race against them you cannot use weapons. 
You can't use weapons in Time Trial mode anyway! They also have ridiculous 
times to beat. Especially N. Oxide who takes all the shortcuts he can!

On screen it does not list their times. You race against them just like Versus 
mode and you must come in 1st place to win. All the times are estimated for N. 
Tropy and N. Oxide. But my times to unlock N. Tropy are EXACT. Try to match my 
time or beat it to unlock N. Tropy.

I have unlocked N. Tropy and N. Oxide on ALL the tracks. Yes that is right ALL 
the tracks. Also, I have beaten N. Tropy and N. Oxide myself. Yes, N. Tropy 
does become a selectable character, not on Adventure mode though. Now go 
unlock him!!!!!!!!

But there is some bad news. After beating N. Oxide all you get is a really 
dumb scrapbook. Why put a scrapbook for beating some hard times when you can 
see the scrapbook after an Adventure mode game? This is one of the dumbest 
mistakes in the game made by Naughty Dog. I suggest no one unlock N. Oxide 
unless you repeatedly want to see the scrapbook over and over again.

This is how to read the times I have below: 
"Track" is the track the times are on. 
"My Time" is the time I unlocked N. Tropy with. 
"N. Tropy" is the estimated time N. Tropy finishes. 
"N. Oxide" is the estimated time N. Oxide finishes.
"Fastest" is the fastest time I have come in.

REMEMBER!!!!!! ALL TIMES EXCEPT MINE ARE ESTIMATED!!!!!!
Here are the times:

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Track                My Time        N. Tropy        N. Oxide        Fastest
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sewer Speedway       2:21:77        2:22:00         1:59:00         1:55:93
N. Gin Labs          2:56:59        2:57:00         2:40:00         2:39:30
Blizzard Bluff       1:50:56        1:47:00         1:30:00         1:27:86
Slide Coliseum       2:22:46        2:17:00         2:00:00         1:58:94
Mystery Caves        2:28:98        2:28:00         2:16:00         2:15:35
Dragon Mines         1:52:98        1:49:00         1:40:00         1:32:38
Papu's Pyramid       2:07:44        2:05:00         1:45:00         1:43:71
Dingo Canyon         1:51:11        1:48:00         1:38:00         1:37:40
Tiger Temple         2:07:98        2:07:00         1:56:00         1:55:85
Coco Park            1:40:60        1:40:00         1:30:00         1:30:00
Crash Cove           1:37:22        1:40:00         1:30:00         1:28:98
Tiny Arena           3:59:97        3:55:00         3:44:00         2:35:05
Cortex Castle        2:43:52        2:50:00         2:34:00         2:32:59
Hot Air Skyway       3:25:97        3:29:00         3:10:00         3:09:96
Oxide Station        3:21:40        3:51:00         3:33:00         3:00:96
Turbo Track          2:12:38        2:22:00         2:05:00         2:00:40
Roo's Tubes          1:38:05        1:42:00         1:26:00         1:23:45
Polar Pass           3:11:45        3:08:00         2:49:00         2:49:10

I have recieved tons of e-mail regarding which character to use on each 
location. Well I will tell you which ones "I" think are the best to use. This 
is just a personal observation of mine.

This is how to read chart I have below: 
"Track" is the track you are racing. 
"Character" is the character to use on the track.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track                Character
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sewer Speedway       Coco Bandicoot
N. Gin Labs          N. Tropy
Blizzard Bluff       Coco Bandicoot
Slide Coliseum       Coco Bandicoot
Mystery Caves        Coco Bandicoot
Dragon Mines         N. Tropy
Papu's Pyramid       Crash Bandicoot
Dingo Canyon         Coco Bandicoot
Tiger Temple         Coco Bandicoot
Coco Park            N. Tropy
Crash Cove           N. Tropy
Tiny Arena           Coco Bandicoot
Cortex Castle        N. Tropy
Hot Air Skyway       Coco Bandicoot
Oxide Station        Polar
Turbo Track          Komodo Joe
Roo's Tubes          Coco Bandicoot
Polar Pass           N. Tropy

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8. S H O R T C U T S
=============================================================================

Coming Soon!

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9. F. A. Q.
=============================================================================

Q: Who is the fastest racer in CTR?
A: It all depends on how you race and how hard you race. Certain characters 
and CTR players have different skills and perform differently so I cannot say 
there is a fast character to play with.

Q: How do you race with hidden characters on Adventure mode?
A: From what I have seen, you can't. Sorry.

Q: Did you get anything special for beating Adventure with 101%?
A: No. All you get is the satisfaction you raced really hard to win. You 
should be proud of yourself if you got 101%, that is a really good feat to 
accomplish.

Q: How do you jump really high on jumps?
A: To jump high on jumps, jump right before the peak. If you jump right on the 
peak you will get no air time. You know you did a good jump since the 
character will tilt to the side or stretch.

Q: Is there a certain character/track combination to use to win on a track?
A: Maybe. I use different characters on different tracks and have found that 
on some tracks characters perform better than on other tracks. But you have to 
factor in how you play as well...

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10. I T E M S
=============================================================================

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Power-Up Crates
-------------------------
These crates contain weapons and power-ups to use during a race. You can use 
them by pressing the O button. A few seconds after hitting a box, it 
reappears.

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Fruit Crates
-------------
These fruit crates are scattered around races. Each crate can give you a 
different amount of fruit. You can have 10 max. When you have 10 you are 
juiced up which gives weapons and power-ups more boost. These boxes also 
reappear after a few seconds.

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Tracking Missiles
-----------------
Normal: 
The missiles can track you for a long period of time. You know when one is 
locked on you since a cross-hair will appear on your driver. When one hits 
you, you are sent into the air and crashing down

Juiced: 
The missiles track better and move faster than before. 

Dodging:
One way of dodging them is taking a tight turn. Sometimes it will hit the wall 
you turned. If you have a TNT Crate or Nitro Crate, drop it before it hits you 
and it will hit the crate instead.

Hints:
Try using them when you see the opponent you want to hit in front of you. 
Launch it and it will hit more times than not. 

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Bowling Bombs
--------------
Normal:
Unlike the missiles that can track, these are a little more clumsy. You can 
detonate a bomb before it hits a target by pressing the O button again. 
Sometimes if you time the blast right, the blast could take out more than 1 
opponent. You can throw the bombs forward or backward. To throw them back hold 
down  while pressing the O button

Juiced:
The bombs have a bigger blast radius which makes you take out more opponents.

Dodging:
Its pretty simple dodging them, just keep moving around the track. Don't stay 
in one position too long.

Hints:
Only use them when a opponent is right in front of you. You can also throw it 
in front of them and hope the opponent crosses the path of the bomb. Or you 
can throw it behind you to slow down some of your opponents.

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Power Shields
--------------
Normal:
It is a green shield that protects you from weapons or obstacles that are on 
the road. The shield only lasts for a while. If a opponent gets to close to 
you when you have the shield on, they will get blasted. You can also throw it 
by pressing the O button another time.

Juiced:
The shield turns blue and stays on you until you are hit by weapon or by an 
opponent. You can fire it by pressing the O button again.

Dodging:
Stay away from opponents who have this on. 

Hints:
When you have it on, look for opponents to crash into. They will get thrown up 
in the air and you will take their position in the race.

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Explosive Crates
-----------------
Normal:
Normally this is a TNT box. Lay it down on the road so a opponent can hit 
them. When hit, it lands on their head. It takes a few seconds to explode. 
Once it explodes they are sent hurling in the air.

Juiced:juiced, it turns into a Nitro box. It explodes on impact unlike TNT 
boxes

Dodging:
Always look ahead to see if any are out there and make sure you maneuver away 
ahead of time. If you hit one, rapidly tap L1 or R1 to jump to make it get off 
you. You can use missiles or bombs to set them off before you reach the 
location also.

Hints:
Lay them behind crates to hide them from your opponents. It will surprise them 
once they get hit.

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N. Brio's Beakers
------------------
Normal:is a green potion that you can launch either forward or backward. To 
launch it forward, hold up while hitting the O button. To make it go backward, 
just hit the O button. When someone hits it, they go in a spin.

Juiced:
When juiced, the potion turns red. Not only will you spin, but a cloud starts 
raining on you slowing you down. This only lasts a few seconds. Also what this 
does is mess up whatever weapon your opponent has. Lets say he has a Aku 
Aku/Uka Uka Mask. He loses it and gets another random weapon!

Dodging:
Look at the road ahead or use missiles or bombs.

Hints:
Try laying these behind crates to catch your opponents off guard. You can try 
launching them forward in front of your opponents. A accurate hit sends them 
out of control

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Aku Aku/Uka Uka Masks
----------------------
Normal:
Aku Aku is for the good characters. Uka Uka is for the evil characters. The 
masks protect you from opponents as well as their attacks. The mask also gives 
you a boost of speed. If you get off the race track and must be brought back 
onto it, you will lose the mask if you had used it.

Juiced:
The masks give you extra time of use and a little more speed. 

Dodging:
Get away from any racer using this. You don't want to get flung into the air 
do you?

Hints:
Use the mask before hitting a green speed pad and get a extra speed boost. 
Also try using it before a big jump.

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Turbo Charge
-------------
Normal:
The Turbo gives you a speed burst just like hitting a green speed pad on the 
road.

Juiced:
The turbo gives you even more speed than before.

Hints:
Use before a green speed pad and get tons of speed!!

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Warp Orbs
----------
Normal:
The warp orb targets the helpless victim in first place. It makes them crash 
and burn.

Juiced:
This version of the Warp Orb targets ALL the opponents in front of you.

Dodging:
Just hope you are not in first place or in front of somebody using one.

Hints:
If it is juiced up, use it to get ahead in the race. Use it also if you are 
approaching the finish line and are in second place.

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Super Engines (Battle Mode ONLY)
---------------------------------
Normal:
Constant turbo speed for a few seconds

Juiced:
Turbo speed for a longer period of time

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Invisibility (Battle Mode ONLY)
--------------------------------
Normal:
Makes you invisible from your opponents. You can still be hit even though you 
cannot be traced.

Juiced:
Lasts for a longer period of time

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11. C O D E S
=============================================================================
These codes were taken from Cheat Code Central (http://www.cheatcc.com)

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Codes
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UNLOCK N. TROPY!
To unlock N. Tropy, unlock his ghost on all the time trial tracks. After 
unlocking them beat ALL of them. After you beat the last one N. Tropy will 
tell you that he is now a selectable character!!!

UNLOCK PENTA PENGUIN!?!?!
Yeah Penta Penguin, a hidden character! Here is what to do.
At the Title Screen:
Hold L1 and R1, press Down, Right, Triangle, Down, Left, Triangle, Up.
You will know you did it right since a bell will ring.
(Thanx to YCrAsH13@aol.com for the Code!)

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Demo:
At the title screen, hold L1 + R1 and press Down, Circle, Triangle, Right.

Unlock Fake Crash:
To unlock this hidden character, beat the Purple Gem Cup at Gem Stone Valley.

Unlock Ripper Roo:
To unlock this boss, beat the Red Gem Cup at Gem Stone Valley.

Unlock Papu Papu:
To unlock this boss, beat the Green Gem Cup at Gem Stone Valley.

Unlock Komodo Joe:
To unlock this boss, beat the Blue Gem Cup at Gem Stone Valley.

Unlock Pinstripe:
To unlock this boss, beat the Yellow Gem Cup at Gem Stone Valley.

Bonus Battle Arenas:
Beat all 4 cups on Arcade mode on each difficulty setting to unlock 3 hidden 
battle arena tracks.

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Game Shark Codes
-----------------
  ----------------------------------------------------
 | Unlock Everything                  | 50000302 0000 |
 | (GS 2.2 or Higher Needed)          | 8008E6EC FFFF |
 |                                    |               |
 | Complete Adventure Mode Quickly    | 50000A02 0000 |
 | (GS 2.2 or Higher Needed)          | 8008FBA2 FFFF |
  ----------------------------------------------------

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12. C O P Y R I G H T S
=============================================================================

CTR: Crash Team Racing Game is Copyright 1999 Sony Computer Entertainment 
America, Characters and CTR: Crash Team Racing Copyright 1999 Universal 
Interactive Studios, Developed by Naughty Dog, Inc. This FAQ was written 
entirely by Moises Baez. This FAQ is Copyright Moises Baez 1999-2000. Use of 
this FAQ without written consent is prohibited and punishable by law.

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