Nitros Oxide


  • Species: Alien
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Evil


An angry, green alien dressed in a purple jacket. He has an elephant-like trunk with a mouth, and the top of his head is shaped like a newsboy cap with exaust pipes coming out of the back. He has 4 legs.A crabby green alien from planet Gasmoxia, Nitros Oxide is the self-proclaimed fastest racer in the galaxy. Looking for competition, he came across Earth and imposed a racing challenge, with the planet itself as the grand prize. Oxide planned to turn the entire globe into a concrete parking lot and enslave the population. This forced Crash Bandicoot and both his friends and foes to hold a tournament so they could decide who should race against him. After being exposed as a cheater and beaten at his own game twice, Oxide was revealed to be a sore loser and hightailed it back to his home planet.

Still bitter about his previous losses, Oxide decided to get revenge at the earthlings by bringing them into an intergalactic race competition held by the powerful Emperor Velo. Knowing Velo would never pass up the chance to abduct new racers for his championship, Oxide suggested that he found Crash and the others to force them to race again. He ultimately failed to prove himself as the superior racer once again, as even Velo himself was beaten by the earthlings.


  • Bob Rafei's concept art for the character reveals that he underwent a large number of designs before reaching his final form, including many that looked humanoid.
  • His original plan was to use a so-called X Device to speed the whole planet up, giving Cortex a different reason to join the races in Crash Team Racing (he wanted to steal the device from Oxide for his own purposes). This plot was eventually dropped in favor of the one seen in the game.


Crash Team Racing

Voiced by: David Anthony Pizzuto

The original design.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Oxide (that little green speck that flies by the copyright notice when you boot up the game) has chubbier cheeks and a much bigger head and hands (which appear to have gloves on them). His skin is darker and of a different hue.

Thanks to Crasharki for the picture.

Crash Nitro Kart

Voiced by: Quinton Flynn

Oxide's head is much narrower and has a single pipe on the back instead of 2, as well as a single tuft of hair (or whatever that brownish blob is) on each side. His eyes are set farther apart from each other and his skin color is closer to the original design, although his legs are now speckled. The ornament on his jacket is now purple, and his hands and sleeves have gone back to how they originally looked like.

Crash Twinsanity

The yellow stripes on Oxide's face are outlined, but since his face is now of a lighter green, they blend in more. His legs are either more segmented or he's wearing boots.

Thanks to Crasharki for the picture.

Other 3D Models

CTR (Podium)

CTR (in kart)

Crash Bash

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