Crash Nitro Kart is a mobile phone game released on September 2004. It was developed by IPlay.
The mobile version of CNK is, like most older mobile racers, a bit dull. The game has two modes: Single Race and Tournament. Single Race is self-explanatory, and Tournament makes you drive through all 4 tracks of an environment in succession, accumulating points based on your position. If you rank above the other characters, you win. Only by winning tournaments can you unlock new environments. There are 3 of these: City (based off of Android Alley), Beach (based off of Inferno Island) and Castle (based off of Clockwork Wumpa).
There are 4 playable characters, each with his/her own qualities. Crash has excellent steering and good acceleration but is very slow. Cortex has excellent speed, medium acceleration, and bad steering. Crunch has good speed and acceleration, but bad steering. Coco is the slowest of the bunch, but she has great steering and good acceleration.
Each track is very simple with small allusions to the console versions: there are turbo pads, holes and weapon crates. For some reason, the theme song is that of Crash Bandicoot 3 (or any of the other four games that recycles it).
- Acceleration - Press 2.
- Steer - Press 4 to steer left and 6 to steer right.
- Brake - Press 8.
- Use Weapon - Press 5.
- Pause - Press #
- Aku Aku - Makes you invincible for a while and lets you ram into other characters.
- Clocks - It turns your opponents into tiny, slow and weak versions of themselves.
- Homing Missile - Homes in on the closest opponent.
- Turbo - It gives you a speed boost.