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Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Xbox)

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Description

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is the first Crash Bandicoot game for a system other than the original PlayStation. The story is set some time after Warped: Dr. Cortex wants revenge after being defeated by Crash (again). For this purpose, he creates Crunch, a super-bandicoot who can destroy everything that crosses his way. So Crash needs to defeat Crunch (and in the end, Dr. Cortex).

The game is a typical jump and run, with some other action passages, like air combat and a sequence where Crash is trapped inside a giant sphere rolling around in some sort of rollercoaster. All graphics are in 3D, and the sound is typical for cartoon games like this. The whole game is pretty straightforward in design, getting stuck on a puzzle is not really possible.

Screenshots

There are no Xbox screenshots for this game.

There are 15 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Crash Bandicoot: La Vengeance de Cortex" -- French title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: La Venganza de Cortex" -- Spanish title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: De Wraak van Cortex" -- Dutch title
  • "Crash Bandicoot: Der Zorn des Cortex" -- German title
  • "Crash Bandicoot 4: Sakuretsu! Majin Power" -- Japanese title
  • "Crash Bandicoot 4" -- Informal title
  • "CB: WoC" -- Common abbreviation
  • "クラッシュ・バンディクー4 さくれつ!魔神パワー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not as lackluster as everyone says it is!!!! Weston Sharpensteen (32) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

Consoles Plus May, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Apr 20, 2002 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Jun 10, 2002 82 out of 100 82
GamerDad Jul 20, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2002 7.25 out of 10 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 21, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 02, 2002 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Apr 15, 2002 6.4 out of 10 64
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 11, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) May 02, 2002 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

PlayStation 2 version

The PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits version has quicker load times than the original release.

References to the game

The game didn't sell as well as Universal expected: Eventually the company would reference this in Crash Twinsanity when Dr Cortex confronts a hoard of angry penguins and says "It's been a difficult couple of years Wrath of Cortex didn't sell as well as we'd hope and....Fish?" This is followed by one of the penguins firing a laser gun at Cortex.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #2 Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Chris Chidester

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Kartanym (10777) added Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Xbox) on Apr 19, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Famine3h (298), samsam12 (691) and phlux (4143)