Crash Team Racing (Aug 14, 1999 prototype)
|Crash Team Racing (Aug 14, 1999 prototype)|
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A prototype of Crash Team Racing for the PlayStation.
- This version requires a dongle to avoid it being used in standard consoles - a dongle file and a patch file have both been provided. Either put the dongle in slot 2 or use the xdelta patch with DeltaPatcher.
- There are no startup screens, the game boots straight to the main menu.
- Cutscenes didn't exist at this point.
- There aren't any sound effects in the menus (except for the name entry screen).
- The character select screen lacks 3D models and always uses the 4 player layout, regarding how many players are present.
- The character menu for Adventure mode is just a basic list containing eight starter character names instead of a full 3D environment for each character.
- Most of the characters icons are different.
- There is no dialogue or voice clips throughout the gameplay.
- Some themes have a cut extension at the end of the track that were present in the original pre-console version.
- Adventure Mode starts in Gem Stone Valley, and you have access to both N. Sanity Beach and The Lost Ruins areas from the beginning. Coco Park and Tiger Temple are also accessible from the start.
- The requirements to unlock new areas are lower, allowing the player to get awards from multiple areas at the same time.
- There are no Uka Uka hints. Instead, Aku Aku will also guide the player when an evil character is selected.
- The lose poses in the podium are just a copy of the first frame of the victory animations. Cortex is the only character to feature an unique lose pose at this point.
- The requirements for most of the Gold and Platinum relics are placeholder times. They are usually 10 and 15 seconds less than the Sapphire times, respectively.
- N. Tropy is the final ghost challenge, which was eventually switched with N. Oxide. Here, instead, the first ghost the player races against is the character of their home tracks.
- Mystery Caves, Hot Air Skyway, N. Gin Labs, and Turbo Track crash in Time Trial mode due to attempting to allocate over 2 MB of RAM.
- Most of the race tracks have minor differences.
- Dump verified using DIC.
- Miscellaneous Notes:
- Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 30, 2021).
- Game utilizes a dongle: Yes
A huge thank you to the whole Crash Landing team, and especially Hwd45, psx-collector, GDias, Niko, madmarsrocks, Iniche and an anonymous donor in researching and donating for this release! An extra special thanks to Niko for creating the xdelta patches and superg for supplying a memory card file.