Crash Team Racing is the first of several Crash Bandicoot racers, in which characters of the Crash Bandicoot series are pitted against each other in a race to save the planet.
The American version of the game contained placeholder dialogues used for character sounds which weren't implemented in the game yet. Whilst most samples were removed from the retail disc, two samples were particularly notable for not merely existing within the game's code, but actually playing in-game via a mistake and contrasting largely from the rest of the character's audio. Penta Penguin's audio bank in particular contains voice samples from Gavin James, saying "Penguin yay one" and "Penguin yay two" in a deadpan tone. According to Rob Titus, the developers didn't notice this until they played the retail copy themselves, which by then was too late to be fixed because the game's discs had been burned. This was later fixed in the European and Japanese versions. The placeholder dialogue still exists in the re-release on the PlayStation Network store.
This placeholder became a reference in the game's remake, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, where Penta Penguin actually says "Penguin yay one" when unlocking him with the classic cheat code, after boosting when landing, and in his victory quote.
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