This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at Sonic’s lost educational game, Sonic’s Edusoft: a cancelled Sonic game for the Sega Master System, then we look at the cancelled Spyro game, Spyro: Ever After. We follow this up with trivia about the cancelled Crash Bandicoot game Crash Landed, followed by a look at the over-the-top rail shooter, CarnEvil.
I’m sure a lot of you have been speculating as to when the pre-ordering period will be for the Aku Aku Life-Sized Mask. Some are saying that it will happen next year, while others are hoping that it would take place before the year ends. You want answers? Well, here it is! Exciting, right?
Extra Life, taking care of the children getting donations by playing Video Games for the good cause at a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to raise up to $300. This is now Vicarious Visions‘ second charity livestream that involves the bandicoot, for a special developer commentary regarding the cinematics and animation of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy at 1:30PM EST (by Tuan Nguyen, Cinematics Animator at VV), have a look at the details via the donation page for more.
Next Month, we will be receiving our first batch of Funko Pop figurines for the Crash Bandicoot Series, some of which will be exclusive to certain stores. These figures arrive in the middle of November according to the preorder pages available in North America, but that might’ve changed for the Standard figure as there’s a possibility that these are coming November 1st. The tip comes from Bitmap, telling us that he wasn’t able to preorder the standard Crash Bandicoot Funko Pop statue because according to GameStop staff, they’re supposedly receiving it at that date.
We would recommend people interested in the figure to ask their local store about the arrival date of the figure.
In the last few weeks, advertisements of bootleg games featuring copyrighted intellectual properties from several video game franchises such as Crash Bandicoot have been flooding mobile users on YouTube with cheap and nonsensical asset flips that are by the numbers on Google’s own Play Store without much action taken. People have been willing to point this out by calling out companies that own these properties and Google themselves to take action and stop these ads from appearing. In our case, Amazing Brave Rach has been bombarding people’s phones whenever they’re trying to watch any video, which the ad itself has garnered 1 million views with dozens of people complaining on social media and YouTube.
There’s not much to run home about the bootleg game other the fact that it’s an asset flip of another asset flip of yet another 3D endless runner featuring Crash Bandicoot. Nothing really says “effort” or “passion” in this pack of data honestly.
Anyways, what do y’all think about this? Let us know in the comments!
On this day, a game which featured Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as playable guest characters in their own special level, Thumpin Wumpa Islands (Vicarious Visions), marks the 1st anniversary of the AU Release for Skylanders Imaginators (EU/NA followed a few days later)
Date(s): October 13th, 2016 for Australia/New Zealand, 14th for Europe and 16th for North America – Wikipedia’s Page on the game
OpenCritic: 79 on average of all platforms w/ review scores