I was able to meet with the Beenox team and Activision at PAX East to check out what they were doing with CTR after all these years, and I came away impressed with not only their passion but the quality of the remastered game.
They leveraged the core geometric assets from the original titles to ensure the levels felt just right for experienced and new CTR players. They had a key mantra to make the game feel modern but also be something players of the original would feel instantly at home with when running through the tracks.
The team did not simply recreate the original game’s levels, they also introduced levels from the sequel Crash Nitro Kart in the form of tracks and characters. New characters can be unlocked through adventure mode, which is a full game mode next to the competitive racing and arena modes from the original releases.