Crash Bandicoot might have only had half a decade of Sony stardom before the Jaxes, Daxters, Ratchets, and Clanks pushed him out of his console home, but one of his best games took the form of a kart racer. That’s a feat made even more impressive when you remember it came out in an era filled with some terrible kart racers. And since Crash's stable of characters was never all that large, like with Mario Kart, the villain once again fills out the roster despite his past transgressions.
In this case, the former bad guy joins in the on the fun for a common good. As one of the few kart racers with an honest-to-goodness story, Crash Team Racing sets it protagonists against Nitros Oxide, an otherworldly being who wants to turn the planet into a parking lot. Neo Cortex's switch from evil to good should be commended, but, as a character, he's a little too mad scientist-y to be trusted.