Ahh, Penta Penguin. This cute little bundle of feathers is as sweet as his name sounds. Moreover, now, you can unlock him as a playable racer in Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled.
To unlock him, you need to input a cheat code that will then allow you to access him as a playable character in character select screen. To do this, first, make sure you’re on the main menu. Once there, you need to press and hold the two shoulder bumpers to activate the input of a new cheat code. On PS4, this will be L1 and R1, on Xbox One it’s LB and RB, and Switch is L and R.
How to unlock Penta Penguin
While holding down this combination, input the following code:
PS4: Down, Right, Triangle, Down, Left, Triangle, Up
Xbox One: Down, Right, Y, Down, Left, Y, Up
Nintendo Switch: Down, Right, X, Down, Left, X, Up
Once input, the game should confirm that a cheat has been input with a soundbite from Penta. From here, all you need to do is head into a race, and you can pick the hidden character. He’s a speedy little thing too, so he’s an excellent option for those looking to maximize their times around the time trial mode.
For those unaware of Penta Penguin, the character featured in the original Crash Team Racing as an unlockable character having starred initially in a manga series by the name of Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken, which was based on the story from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
With his inclusion after unlocking all other characters in the game from the original CTR cast, you should also be able to obtain the “Is Everyone Here?” trophy/achievement on PS4 and Xbox One, so get playing and unlock the plucky Penta!