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Tiger Temple
Tigertemple
Game: Crash Team Racing
World: The Lost Ruins


Gem Cup: Blue
Time Crates: 52
Relic Times: Sapphire: 1:20:00
Gold: 1:02:00
Platinum: 0:43:00
Ghost Times: N. Oxide: 1:55:68


Tiger Temple (あめふり ボワボワいせき lit. Rainfall on the Scorching Archaeological Site in Japanese) is the sixth race course in Crash Team Racing and is Pura's home racetrack. It is in the Wumpa Cup and the Blue Gem Cup alongside Sewer Speedway, Dragon Mines and N. Gin Labs.

Structure

This track features several different track mechanics one after another, making it difficult to navigate effectively. Racers are constantly angled up or down on a track consisting of several hills and ramps. Twice on the track, racers will also encounter a funneling chamber with two Fire-Breathing Tikis on each side spouting fire at different intervals.

There is a turbo pad located around the corner of the Shortcut and also one at the entrance of the Fire-Breathing Tiki chamber. The entire level is dotted with small hills that give enough air for turbo boosts if hit at the right time. The only obstacles on this track are the rotating Fire-Breathing Tikis. If timed right, they are not a hindrance. If the racer is breathed on by one of the Tikis, they will spin out.

Environment

The track is designed to resemble the ruin levels: Ruination and Road to Ruin in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. The race always takes place at night during a rainstorm, creating the muddy track. It mostly takes place outside, with three opportunities to enter inside of the ruins during the race.

The ruin chambers are lined with stone with columns and torches dotted throughout the two unavoidable chambers.

Shortcut

About halfway through the track (marked on your map) is large stoneface in a wall on the left. If any weapon, other than a TNT/Nitro Crate or turbos is shot at the mouth of the face, or have an Aku Aku/Uka Uka, the mouth will open and the player can drive straight through the shortcut. This can also be done if the player has a shield. If a TNT/Nitro is placed in the mouth when open, it will stay open until destroyed. In a Relic Race, it is stuck open for convenience, and also because time crates are placed there.

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Walkthroughs

Trivia

  • Some fans mistake this track as being Tiny Tiger's home track, which is actually Tiny Arena. The name also sounds like Tiny Temple, a track that later featured in Crash Nitro Kart.
  • This track is very similar to Tiny Temple in Crash Nitro Kart. Both characters the tracks are dedicated to are tigers, both the tracks are temples, and the name "Tiny Temple" is likely based on those facts.
  • When the game was roughly 30% complete, some parts of this track seemed to be covered in ice or something blue. Additionally, there used to be a moon shining bright in the sky.

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