Crash Team Racing PS1: Ranking EVERY Racer From Worst To Best

Who was the best of the best in the original version of the game.

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With Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled dropping recently, it's a good time to take a look back at the classic edition of the game, released in 1999. Coming up to its 20th anniversary, the game definitely still holds up.

Here, each playable character from that original game is ranked, based purely on the original. The newest Nitro Fueled version will be getting a ranking too, but there are other factors at play there.

For example, the new version has extra characters, a Pit Stop store front, different ways of unlocking the various available characters and will have Nitrous Oxide as playable character.

Remember how you couldn't play him on the original? Even after beating every mode backwards, forwards and standing on your head? That means he won't be joining us here.

How the character's career trajectory went following Crash Team Racing is fair game in the remake’s list, but not here. This means that the Nitro Fueled version isn't just this list with the new ones crammed in, as there's a different set of criteria, leaving us with a different order.

With all that out of the way though, it's time to dive in.


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