How to get a Boost-Start in Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled is out now and you can read our review here.

Like all kart racers, there are plenty of Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled characters to choose. You can learn all about them in our guide.

Another thing that all good kart racing games have is tracks and lots of them. There are plenty of Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled tracks for you to race on.

However, to make sure you give yourself the best chance of winning, you’re going to want to use a boost-start.

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled Boost-Start

In Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, boost-starts work a little differently than other kart racers. It still requires timing though, which is going to be familiar to anyone who plays these games.

When the race is about to begin, four lights will appear at the top of the screen. The first three will light up in red and when the fourth lights up in green, you’re off.

At the starting line, when you use your accelerator, it only stays active for a second. This is unlike Mario Kart where you can hold the button down and burn out.

To make sure you get a boost-start, you need to wait until all three red lights have activated and then press your accelerator just before the green light comes on. That way, your boost gauge (in the bottom right corner) is nearly full when the race starts and you’ll be off and in the lead right away.

The timing can be really tricky, so experiment with what works best for you and enjoy.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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