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Crash Nitro Kart is a racing video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Universal Interactive. It was released on the Game Boy Advance and GameCube  in North America on November 11, 2003 and in Europe on November 28, 2003. It was the last Crash Bandicoot game released under the Universal Interactive label, which parent company Vivendi Universal Games would scrap after the release of this game.

The game is the ninth installment in the Crash Bandicoot series. It is an indirect sequel to Crash Team Racing and the first game in the series to have full motion video. Content from the game will be remastered as a part of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on June 21, 2019.

Gameplay

Plot

The game's story centers on the abduction of Crash Bandicoot, along with other characters in the series, by the ruthless dictator Emperor Velo XXVII. Threatening to destroy the Earth if they refuse, he forces them to race in his gigantic coliseum for the entertainment of his subjects.

Reception

Crash Nitro Kart received mixed reviews, with reviews varying from version to version. The GameCube version was met with generally fair reviews. Reviewers dismissed the game as a generic kart racer, but commented positively on its "power slide" system. The Game Boy Advance version earned slightly better reviews than the console version.

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