Among the many things you can do in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled are Crystal Challenges. There are 12 in total, each with their own separate track. The objective is to collect 20 scattered crystals within the time provided. Completing all of them will unlock the “Oh, Shiny!” Trophy/Achievement. Seven challenges are listed as part of Crash Team Racing while the other five are for Crash Nitro Kart.
Four Crystal Challenges are tied with Adventure Mode – each will provide a CTR Token that’s needed to unlock the Gem Cups and fully complete the story. If you completed them during Adventure Mode, they will count towards your overall progress. You need to go to Local Arcade for the other eight, though they can be completed on Easy difficulty. Here are all 12 Crystal Challenges with a accompanying video walkthrough below.
You have 1 minute, 40 seconds to complete the challenge.
You have 2 minutes and 8 seconds to complete this challenge.
You have 2 minutes, 25 seconds to complete this challenge.
You have 1 minute and 50 seconds to complete the challenge.
As one of the four plot-related Crystal Challenges from Adventure Mode, completing Skull Rock will provide a CTR Token. You have a time limit of 1 minute, 28 seconds to do so.
With a time limit of 2 minutes and 5 seconds, Nitro Court is yet another plot-related Crystal Challenge in Adventure Mode. Collect all of the crystals to gain a CTR Token here as well.
The North Bowl
You have 1 minute, 30 seconds to complete the challenge.
You have 1 minute, 35 seconds to complete this challenge.
You have a time limit of 1 minute, 32 seconds to find all the crystals.
Another plot-related Crystal Challenge for Adventure Mode. Complete this to unlock another CTR Token. You have 1 minute, 25 seconds to do so.
You have 1 minute, 10 seconds to collect all the crystals.
The last plot-related Crystal Challenge for Adventure Mode, completing Rampage Ruins will net you the final CTR Token. You have 1 minute, 30 seconds to complete it.