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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PlayStation 3)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (US):
    The evil Dr. Neo Cortex is back with a vengeance... this time... to save the world? And he's asking for the help from his arch nemesis, Crash Bandicoot? Or is it just some conniving plan to lure Crash into a deadly trap for his own evil bidding? find out as Crash takes on a whole new adventure that's out of this world!
    • BIGGER levels!
    • ALL NEW moves and combos! Slide, crawl, high jump, body slam, swing, surf on a jetboard, fly with a jetpack - and more!
    • ALL NEW cast of crazy characters!
    • MORE hidden bonuses, MORE secret paths and MORE challenging puzzles than never imagined!
    "...the most eagerly anticipated game of all - Crash 2 is a must have"
    ULTRA GAME PLAYERS

    Contributed by Zaibatsu (1985) on Jul 30, 2012.

SCEE Australia website - PlayStation:
    Last time we saw Crash, he'd just defeated the Evil Dr Cortex, who was left hurtling earthward at terminal velocity. In Crash Bandicoot 2, Cortex awakens, to find himself in a dark cavern filled with glowing crystals. Convinced that they hold tremendous power, he retrieves one and crawls back to his laboratory to examine it.

    Cortex discovers that soon the planets will align to create a catastrophic solar flux - and only the crystals provide a means to contain this incredible force. Determined to redeem himself for his past villainy, Cortex sets out to develop a new, crystal-powered Cortex Vortex that will capture the stellar energy and harmlessly dissipate it. 25 more crystals are needed to provide the necessary power matrix. Cortex knows there's only one hero with any chance of success - Crash Bandicoot!

    Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back sees Crash with more movements and animation; he skates, ducks, belly-flops, dives and skids, as well as using a jet-pack and motorised surf-board. The game structure is less linear too, with five different starting levels and greater path-deviation. Crash Bandicoot, the blunder from down under, has returned to fight another day!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Jul 06, 2004.