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Crash Bandicoot

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Description

Dr. Neo Cortex and Dr. Nitrus Brio, two evil doctors determined to take over the world, create two devices to turn innocent creatures into genius destroyers of the world. One particular animal, a Bandicoot, is chosen to be the leader of the pack, but when the devices fail in their attempts, the animals are turned into crazy monsters. Only Crash Bandicoot survives with brain intact, now knowing that Neo Cortex is the real bad guy. Cortex notices the threat that Crash may cause, and banishes Crash to another island. So it is up to Crash to find his way through the islands monster population and stop Cortex from destroying the world, as well as saving his girlfriend who is next on the devices list.

In Crash' first appearance on the Playstation, you must run, jump and spin your way through this part 3D platform/part Side Scroller/part Mario 64 style adventure.


Screenshots

Crash Bandicoot PlayStation Monitors
Crash Bandicoot PlayStation Pendulum
Crash Bandicoot PlayStation Some introduction and help screens were added to Japanese version.
Crash Bandicoot PlayStation Japanese title screen (start, load and options, no password).

Alternate Titles

  • "Crash 1" -- Informal name
  • "クラッシュ・バンディク-" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Sony's answer to Mario... until the PS2 was released anyway PlayStation *Katakis* (37806)
Conventional Platformer in 3D PlayStation Evan Agresti (7)
The Original & The Best! PlayStation Jim Fun (222)
One of Playstation's finest games PlayStation Fraser Wilson (5)

The Press Says

Gaming Target PlayStation Aug 16, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
NowGamer PlayStation Nov 08, 1996 9.1 out of 10 91
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Oct, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN PSP Feb 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Dec 01, 2012 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 B 75
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
Entertainment Weekly PlayStation Oct 11, 1996 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Very underrated platformer 5 Jason S
Sep 20, 2009

Trivia

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In the Japanese PlayStation TV ads, Crash shared a house with Parappa the Rapper.

Cut level

During the production of this game, Naughty Dog has been eliminated a level called Stormy Ascent (a sequel of Slippery Climb) because the level was too hard.

Music

One of Crash Bandicoot's composers, Mark Mothersbaugh, was the lead singer of the 80's pop band Devo.

Information also contributed by //dbz: and Zaibatsu

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