Crash Nitro Kart (handheld)

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Crash Nitro Kart
Crash Nitro Kart GBA cover.jpg
Game Boy Advance cover
Developer(s) Vicarious Visions
Publisher Universal Interactive
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
USA November 11, 2003
Europe November 28, 2003
Japan August 26, 2004
N-Gage
Europe June 30, 2004
USA July 28, 2004
Mobile:
USA September 20, 2004
Genre(s) Racing
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Console(s) Game Boy Advance, N-Gage, mobile
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Media Cartridge

Crash Nitro Kart is a handheld racing game for the Game Boy Advance, N-Gage, and mobile phones. It is based on its main console counterpart. The handheld versions were also developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Universal Interactive. The Game Boy Advance version was released in 2003, and the N-Gage and mobile versions were released in 2004.

Differences from the console version

The handheld release has several differences from the console version, especially because handhelds were more limited at times.

  • Team Cortex is named Team Evil.
  • The criteria for unlocking N. Tropy is different: he can be unlocked either by clearing the game as Team Evil or by connecting the GameCube version of Crash Nitro Kart to the Game Boy Advance with the GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable and selecting the option of unlocking him.
  • Nitrous Oxide is an unlockable character unlike the console version, where he is available from the start. Nitrous Oxide can be unlocked by either winning all the Gold Relics in Adventure Mode or by connecting the GameCube version of Crash Nitro Kart to the Game Boy Advance version with the GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable and selecting the option of unlocking him.
  • Polar and Dingodile are available from the start.
  • Zem, Zam, and Pura do not appear in the handheld version.
  • Emperor Velo XXVII's normal form is absent from the handheld version. As a playable character, Velo is replaced by his tall, original disguise.
  • Fake Crash is unlocked by being found in the course Out of Time, between a big patch of light sand on the red line on the map.
  • Spyro the Dragon is exclusive to the handheld version. He is unlocked by clearing Adventure Mode as Team Bandicoot. His stats are the same as Emperor Velo XXVII.
  • Krunk, Nash, Norm, Big Norm, and Geary are all unlockable characters. Each of them can be unlocked by winning a race against them in Adventure Mode.

Playable characters

Default characters

Unlockable characters

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