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A special Bistro featuring Crash in Turkey*

About Crash Bandicoot

Note: This is taken from Wikipedia, as what is officially stated through that page, if you want a more personal and in-depth take on this information, visit Crash Mania’s page (Creators of Crash).

“Crash Bandicoot is an American series of platform video games currently owned by Activision. The series, originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation, was created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin during their tenure at Naughty Dog for Sony Computer Entertainment. Since its conception at Naughty Dog, the series has appeared on multiple platforms and gone through various developers and spans numerous genres. The series has a total of eighteen games and shipped over 40 million copies worldwide.

The games are mostly set on the fictitious Wumpa Islands, an archipelago situated to the south of Australia, although other locations are common. The main games in the series are largely platformers, but several are spin-offs in different genres. The protagonist of the series is an anthropomorphic bandicoot named Crash, whose quiet life on the Wumpa Islands is often interrupted by the games’ main antagonist, Doctor Neo Cortex, who created Crash and now wants nothing less than his demise. It’s usually up to Crash to defeat Cortex and foil any world domination plans he might have.”

Games

Main series

    1. Crash Bandicoot (1996/Naughty Dog/PlayStation, PlayStation Network)
    2. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997/ND/PlayStation, PlayStation Network)
    3. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998/Naughty Dog/PlayStation, PlayStation Network)
    4. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (2001/Traveller’s Tales/PlayStation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, Xbox Originals)
    5. Crash Twinsanity (2004/Traveller’s Tales/PlayStation 2, Xbox)
    6. Crash of the Titans (2007/Radical Entertainment/PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Symbian)
    7. Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008/Radical Entertainment/PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS)
    8. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Original, Cortex Strikes Back, Warped) (2017/Vicarious Visions/PlayStation 4***)
  • Racing:
    1. Crash Team Racing (1999/Naughty Dog/PlayStation, PlayStation Network)
    2. Crash Nitro Kart (2003/Vicarious Visions/PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage)
    3. Crash Tag Team Racing (2005/Radical Entertainment/PlayStation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, PlayStation Portable)
  • Party:
    1. Crash Bash (2000/Eurocom/PlayStation, PlayStation Network)
    2. Crash Boom Bang! (The last Crash release in Japan) (2006/DimpsAHHHHH/Nintendo DS)
  • Spinoffs:
    1. Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure/XS (2002/Vicarious Visions/Game Boy Advance)
    2. Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (2003/Vicarious Visions/Game Boy Advance)
    3. Crash Bandicoot Fusion/Purple: Ripto’s Rampage (2004/Vicarious Visions/Game Boy Advance)
    4. Crash Edition Starter Pack in Skylanders Imaginators (2016/Vicarious Visions/PlayStation 3/4 exclusive**)
    5. Crash Bandicoot Boulders Mini-Game in Uncharted 4 (2016/Naughty Dog/PlayStation 4)
  • Mobile games:
    1. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D (2008/Polarbit/iPhone, iPod Touch, Zeebo, N-Gage 2.0)
    2. Crash Bandicoot: Mutant Island (2009/Glu Mobile/BlackBerry, Symbian)
    3. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 (2010/Polarbit/iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Cancelled games:
    1. Cortex Chaos (2005/Traveller’s Tales/PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
    2. Crash Team Racing 2010 (2010/High Impact Games/PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)
    3. Crash Landed (2010/Radical Entertainment and Renegade Kid/PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS)
    4. Crush Bandicoot (2004 Pitch/Magenta Software)
    5. Crash Bandicoot by Ty creators (2004/2005 Pitch/Krome Studios)
    6. Crash Team Tag Racing (DS version/Sensory Sweep)
    7. Mark Cerny’s pitch (around 2000/”Crash’s first free-roaming outing”
    8. Unnamed Vicarious Visions game (Poster one/late 2012 leakage/Cancelled a few years ago according to someone, maybe in 2005?)
    9. Crash Clash Racing (Traveller’s Tales/Twinsanity’s creators/later CTTR by Radical)

Music

Numerous composers have contributed music to the Crash Bandicoot series. Mutato Muzika and Josh Mancell were responsible for the music of the first four games. After the fourth game, numerous other composers were responsible for the music in other games. Steve Duckworth composed music for Crash Bash, Swallow Studios for The Wrath of Cortex, Ashif Hakik and Todd Masten for Crash Nitro Kart and Spiralmouth for Twinsanity. The music for Tag Team Racing was composed by both Spiralmouth and Marc Baril, while Crash of the Titans and Mind Over Mutant were composed by Baril alone.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bash
The Wrath of Cortex
Crash Nitro Kart
Twinsanity
Crash Tag Team Racing
Crash of The Titans

(GRABBED DIRECTLY FROM CRASH BANDICOOT COMMUNITY THREAD ON NEOGAF)

FOOTNOTES:

*The cafe/bistro is called Crash Alsancak – With an Uka Uka-themed boat racing team as well (Uka Uka Racing)

**Playable on Xbox 360/One and Wii U as well, and he’s a Guest Star in the game.

***More platforms could possibly be announced soon (rumored)

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