Previously, I wrote a “case for” article for Spyro the Dragon. Spyro is a choice that seemed odd for a myriad of reasons, most having to do with his close association with Sony and status as an icon of Western gaming. Today I will examine a character from a franchise that parallels Spyro’s in many ways. This is a character that was literally the face of the PlayStation, and became the Sonic or the Mario for the PS brand for many years. This character is Crash Bandicoot. Much like Spyro, he is currently the property of Activision and has had quite a few appearances on Nintendo hardware. It seems, though, that most of the issues we see with Spyro also apply to Crash. Let’s take a closer look.