The Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled shortcuts can be hard to find at first and doubly so if you’ve never touched the PS1 original. But with some help, you should be able to find the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled shortcut locations. And you’ll need them if you plan to get the “I know the way!” trophy (along with the various other shortcut trophies) and get the “The New Time-Master” and “Gasmoxian Slug” trophies for beating for the N. Tropy and Oxide Time Trials. You’ll still need to be a decent racer to win but these will help you at least not get last place.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Crash Cove
This one is pretty simple. Be sure to get a triple boost going up to the first big puddle by the wooden ramp. Once you get enough speed, go in the left side of the water and be sure to hop at the water’s edge. It will act as a little ramp. This should get you up to the upper part with the grass. Just drive straight ahead of the bridge for a quick shortcut. This should get you the “Puddle Hopper” trophy.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Sewer Speedway
Once you come out of the pipe that’s about 14 or so seconds into the track, you’ll drop down to a half pipe. Look up high to your right. You should be able to see the a hole in the wall. Use the half pipe as momentum and jump into the gap. You should be able to make it. This will earn you the ” Half-Pipe Karting” trophy.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Roo’s Tubes
At the end of the track right before the dinosaur bones, look to your left right off the speed boost ramp. You can cut through the gravel here. It would be a good idea to get the Aku Aku Mask or a turbo boost to get you through here since it’ll slow you down otherwise.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Coco Park
Right after the first corner of the track, but before the second turn, you can cut through a specific location in the grass. It’ll drop you off right before the tunnel. Look at the picture for details.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Tiger Temple
After you come out of the first tunnel, you can go to your left and see stone wall. You can shoot it open with a weapon in regular races but it will be automatically open for you in Time Trial mode. You’ll get the “Let me in!” trophy. Eric Andre would be proud.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Papu’s Pyramid
Once you pass the first set of Piranha Plants, you’ll go forward and see a wall on the left hand side with a break in it. You can jump through on the platform for a quick shortcut. Then there’s a second part of the shortcut. You get to this by jumping to the left on the temple. You’ll earn the “Pyramid Parkour” trophy.
There’s also another right before the end. As you ascend the final ramp, you can actually jump to the downhill part if you boost off the ramp. It’s tricky but it shaves a few seconds off your time.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Polar Pass
This one also requires you to boost a lot. Once you come out of the tunnels with the seals going back and forth, you will see a wall with black arrows on a yellow background. Don’t listen to that. You can boost and jump right over it if you’re fast enough. You’ll get the “Arctic Hurdler” trophy.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Dragon Mines
Once you get to the first set of mine carts, slow down and turn right and ride on the minecart track. Follow this and jump off left once you exit the tunnel and jump to the curly ramp. If you do it without getting crushed, you get the “Minekarting” trophy.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Blizzard Bluff
The first shortcut is right off the starting line. Just go left of the rock with the yellow sign on it.
The second one is a bit trickier. Once you get to the ice patch near the archway, you can see a short bluff on the left. If you get a good amount of speed going, you can make the jump.
There are two tiny fences to your left after you land. You can also jump those if you time it right. It’s very hard so good luck. You have to do both for the trophy. If you do all four in a race, you’ll get the “Winter Time Off-Roading” trophy.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Hot Air Skyway
If you are extra good at boosting, you can go take the right path off the first big speed boost ramp.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Cortex Castle
Right after the big steps, you’ll come into a castle. If you have enough boost, you can jump to a straggler wooden plank to your left.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Inferno Island
Right off the start, don’t go through the big stone mouth. Go to the left and jump over the short wall then jump over to the bridge after a bit. Make sure to get enough speed.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Jungle Boogie
Right after the first archway, jump down the first step and you’ll see a quick shortcut on the second step to the right. Jump on that platform.
Then make your way through and after the first ramp after speed boost, you’ll see a second hanging platform on the left. Get enough speed and you’ll make the jump.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Clockwork Wumpa
About 20 or seconds into the track, you’ll see an arrow pointing left. Don’t obey the sign. Go straight and jump across the top of the spinning gears.
The second one is in the church-looking structure. Get a ton of speed and jump of the ramp on the right to get enough momentum to make it to the hanging platform on the left. It’s right in front on the clock.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Android Alley
About 50 or so seconds into the track, you’ll see a glass window with a yellow sign on it that is point left. Go straight through it instead. The guard rails are even broken too.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Deep Sea Diving
Race through the tentacle room and go on the four speed boost ramps. On the fourth jump, cut to the right of the ramp and you’ll see a shortcut you can land on instead of the main path.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Tiny Temple
After the exposed wires on the ground, jump off the ramp and hug the left side. As the track plateaus, you’ll see a small pathway to your left. Make sure to jump.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Meteor Gorge
There’s a big arrow pointing right about 30 seconds into the race near a speed pad. Go diagonally off the speed pad to the left so you can speed off the track and land on a platform that is “off the track.”
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Barin Ruins
After going through the big robot tunnel thing, you’ll come out to a wide courtyard. To the right, you’ll see an arrow pointing left. But get enough speed and jump to the right and you’ll cut through a narrow passage. It’s right before the finish line.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Out of Time
About 12 or so seconds in, you’ll drift around a corner and see a broken fence to your right. You can jump over this fence if you time it right and have enough speed.
The second one is right after you exit the clock building. Get enough of a boost going and jump off the ramp to the left between the two blue lamp posts.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Assembly Lane
This one is hard to pull off and hard to describe. Once you go along, you’ll find yourself under this beam-like going through a tube with cuts in it. There’s a gap in the machinery to the left and you can make the jump if you have enough speed and time it correctly.
Right at the end of the lap, you’ll be on a part with two levels that are just slightly different in height. If you look to your left while on this part, you’ll see a broken fence. Jump down there to cut across the bend.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Shortcuts | Hyper Spaceway
When you come out of the first portal, go to the left and drop off the track as soon as you can. Keep going and if you slow down, you’ll see that there is a path to your right just as you land. Go down that path to your right and not straight.