There are many hazards you need to avoid in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled if you want to win, including TNT crates.
TNT crates dropped by yourself and your opponents sit on the track, waiting for someone to drive into them. And when someone does, they hover over the character and begin a countdown. When time is up, BOOM!, the TNT crate explodes, causing you to lose valuable time. There is a way to prevent yourself from being blown up by TNT crates in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, however.
If you find yourself with a TNT crate looming over you, all you need to do to prevent it from harming you is hop repeatedly. Hop enough times, and the TNT crate will be shaken free. Of course, it’s not always so easy to do though. If you hop near the crest of a hill, for example, you’re likely to remain airborne for too long. So it’s best to avoid big jumps where possible while the threat of a TNT crate is looming.
It should be noted that if you drive into another TNT crate while under the countdown of one you’ve previously picked up, you’ll blow up instantly. Obviously, then, the best way to avoid being blown up by TNT crates in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is to not drive into them at all, but sometimes that’s pretty difficult to do. Using the hop method, however, at least you can minimise their effects.