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Crash Bash (PlayStation)

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67
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

My review of a fun game. Michael B (341) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Very very funny, good, and full of strategy Atif Shahid (22) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Nostalgia betrays me Pixelspeech (955) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars
A good Crash free-for-all TwoDividedByZero (149) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (20 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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90
Playstation Illustrated
In the end, while it may not be anything original or mind-blowing, Crash Bash is a solid offering. While it capitalizes on a popular genre, much like CTR before it, that doesn’t keep it from being a solid game. If you have a group of people who want to sit around the TV and have a blast, you can’t go wrong with this.
84
PSX Extreme
It's hard to believe that a majority of very respected critics have under-rated Crash Bash, which in almost all ways is more exciting than a Mario Party game will ever be, there may not be as many mini-games as Mario but nearly every one given to you is a blast. While it won't win any awards for its graphics or other technological areas, Crash Bash stands out as being one of the best multi-player games since Crash Team Racing, it's a shame that he's not sticking around exclusively for the PSOne. By all means if you have a multi-tap and a few extra controllers, I urge you to get a copy of Crash Bash, it's mindless fun.
80
GamesCollection
Insomma, crash bash è un titolo vincente sotto ogni punto di vista. I controlli sono ottimi, la grafica è fluida e piena di colori psichedelici ed il sonoro commenta alla perfezione la furiosa azione di gioco. La longevità è garantita dalla presenza di una tonnellata di eventi divertentissimi, tutti caratterizzati da una giocabilità ben sopra la media. La soluzione definitiva alle vostre serate con gli amici!
80
Absolute Playstation
Crash Bash is a great party game for all ages. There is enough variety to keep you glued to your TV for a few hours. For the simple-minded gamers, there is no drawn out story line to follow. It\\'s like walking into an arcade and putting a quarter in the slot, play and concur! I found it to be a bit repetitive at times but still enjoyed playing it. Some may say it lacks in originality due to the similarities of a certain N64 game, but so what…this is the playstation version and one of its kind if thought of in that respect.
80
GamePro (US)
Crash Bash is a fun four-player PlayStation game, even if there is really nothing revolutionary about it. Younger gamers will appreciate the simplicity of games like Polar Panic, while more complex and faster paced games will keep more experienced gamers crashing and bashing for a good long time.
78
Power Unlimited
Crash Bash is een schaamteloze rip-off van Mario Party maar dat mag wat mij betreft de pret niet drukken.
75
Meristation
Habrá que aceptar el hecho de que Mario sea "el chico de las ideas" y rendirse a la evidencia de que tras un nuevo título del fontanero aparecen las versiones de los demás. En este caso os analizamos el Crash Party de turno.
75
IGN
Despite its complete lack of originality, Crash Bash is a totally fun party game, and one of the few of its kind on PlayStation. How can I have so much contempt for Crash yet still like the game? It's not easy, but videogames have many layers, and Crash Bash is like spiked punch—it's perfect for a party, as long as you own a multi-tap.
75
Game Revolution
Overall, Crash Bash is a blast for multi-player parties, but as a single-player game it leaves something to be desired. Playing through the adventure mode to unlock levels can feel more like a chore than entertainment. However, the sheer variety of games will entertain most any party for hours on end (or at least until the beer runs out.)
65
Game Informer Magazine
Keeping the flavor of the original Crash games intact, almost every significant character has returned, sporting unique abilities and moves. Many of the minigames are familiar, with gameplay stylized after Pong and Combat. One game even mimics Poy Poy to a tee. Along with these copycat concepts, Eurocom has created several innovative games, some of which I’m sure other developers will steal ideas from. Entertaining indeed, but the thrills are definitely limited. The quest mode doesn’t really seem to have a purpose, and repeating the same games over and over again with subtle variations in AI, rules, and appearance makes you crave variance and something more. But alas, Crash Bash has nothing else to offer.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Un jeu qui manque cruellement d'intelligence dans son mode un joueur et qui manquera à terme de variété pour intéresser longtemps en multijoueur.
60
PSM
Crash Bash is nothing great, especially if you're playing by yourself. But if you really love the character, or you're just looking for a simple party game to blow an afternoon with some friends, it may be worth checking out.
60
Super Play
Crash Bash vinner som sagt inga medaljer för originalitet eller djup. Jämfört med exempelvis Mario Party är det här ett ganska tunt spel men å andra sidan bjuder det på en mer direkt form av underhållning. Det är dock knappast något man testar ensam mer än en gång. Crash Bash är riktigt kul om man är fyra, men bara då. Ett spel att hyra en regnig söndagseftermiddag och då kan man ha riktigt roligt. Det är ju aldrig fel att kasta en exploderande låda i skallen på någon av sina irriterande vänner.
60
Gamekult
La gamme des jeux basés sur le monde de Crash Bandicoot s'étoffe à mesure que le temps passe. Après un Crash Team Racing intéressant, Crash Bash signe le retour du jeu à vocation multijoueurs sur PlayStation. Comme c'est souvent le cas dans ce genre de jeu, on aurait aimé plus d'épreuves. Mais l'essentiel est là : convivialité, jouabilité et divertissement.
60
GameSpot
Crash Bash is a game that is utterly run of the mill, completely middle of the road. Its flaws may not be glaring, but there isn't a single aspect of the game that truly shines through. This rampant mediocrity doesn't help the game's case, nor does the necessity of a Multitap to enjoy Crash Bash to any extent. Multitap owners may want to check out Crash Bash for a rental , as the library of even proficient four-player PlayStation games is limited. But those who don't already have a Multitap and aren't looking to buy one will definitely want to take a pass on this thoroughly mediocre party game.
58
The Video Game Critic
These games are moderately fun but tend to run too long. This is especially the case in the adventure mode, which lets you and a friend unlock new features. Crash Bash is high quality multiplayer title, but has an uninspired, "me too" quality.
40
All Game Guide
In all, Crash Bash offers enough gameplay to warrant a purchase for someone who is looking for a good family game or a fun party game. Solo players may want to avoid it.
20
Game Informer Magazine
Likewise, Crash Bash leaves an equally foul taste in my mouth. In fact, I think Crash Bash is even worse, since you don’t even have an overlying game that ties all the minigames together. I will give this game credit for having more playable minigames than Mario Party, but that is of little consolation because Crash Bash is just plain lame. It doesn’t even register to me as fun, and I wouldn‘t suggest you even consider picking this game up.