[LINKED] Crash Mania: Multiplayer Mayhem


A great way to enjoy video games is to share the fun with friends and family. Who doesn’t like the occasional couch session where everyone fights for victory? And what about letting friends be friends and help you out on your adventure? There’s a bit of everything to be found in Crash Bandicoot games, so we’re going to take a look at the multiplayer experiences they have to offer and understand what makes it special to play Crash with company.

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Crash Bandicoot – The Huge Adventure


Crash Bandicoot’s Retrospective continues after a very long wait! And what better way to bring back discussion on Crash’s history than talking about Vicarious Visions, the team making both Crash’s Skylanders appearance & bringing the original three PS1 Classics to the PS4 through remakes/remasters next year, first take on the IP.

Say hello to the Game Boy Advance adventure, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure or otherwise known in European markets, Crash Bandicoot: XL. Does this portable adventure match to the Bandicoot’s console romps? Continue reading

Crash Bandicoot – Twinsanity


Crash is back and what better way to celebrate then returning to N. Sanity Island on another adventure with our orange friend. Crash Twinsanity is a very interesting game, as it is both one of the biggest steps forward for the franchise but at the same time, one of the most creative platformers out there.

Everything it does has roots in something else, but the game has this thick crazy layer on top of it all; making it feel so fresh at the same time. Lets take a trip inside this amazing madness produced by Travelers Tales Oxford and see how it holds up.

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Crash Bandicoot – Crash Nitro Kart


The next game for our Retrospective on the Crash series is another kart racer, taking a lot of inspiration and design ideas from Naughty Dog’s hit racer, Crash Team Racing. Will Vicarious Visions do the gameplay style justice or does it have a few issues?

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Crash Bandicoot – The Wrath of Cortex


This game continues the Crash Retrospective and the first game in this series to leap to the PS2/GC/Xbox era of consoles. Sony was done with the IP at this point and it was completely in Universal’s hands. Signing on talented developer Travelers Tales, we got the fourth mainline platformer in the series. Without Naughty Dog, how does this turn out? A lot better than many give it credit for honestly. It has issues, but in the end, it is a nice first shot with the franchise by a new studio and Travelers Tales understood what made Crash great.

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Crash Bandicoot – Crash Bash


The Crash Retrospective continues with this party game set within the Crash universe. This follows Crash’s drift into the track with CTR, so we have another spin-off in the Crash series. With Naughty Dog not making this title, does the quality suffer, or does the title still offer a fun experience?

This game is a bit personal to me as it was one of the earliest games I played on the PS1 and this was my first Crash game.

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