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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.


Crash Bandicoot PlayStation Some introduction and help screens were added to Japanese version.
Crash Bandicoot PSP Fighting Dr. Neo Cortex
Crash Bandicoot PSP Witch Doctor's mask, giving temporal invulnerability (you can still fall into bottomless pits though)
Crash Bandicoot PSP If you manage to collect all gems you open a path to a secret ending

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sony's answer to Mario... until the PS2 was released anyway PlayStation Katakis | カタキス (39490)
Conventional Platformer in 3D PlayStation Evan Agresti (7)
The Original & The Best! PlayStation Jim Fun (252)
One of Playstation's finest games PlayStation Fraser Wilson (5)

Critic Reviews

NowGamer PlayStation Nov 08, 1996 9.1 out of 10 91
Retro Spirit Games PlayStation Oct 24, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Oct, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1996 82 out of 100 82
IGN PSP Feb 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Impulse Gamer Android Nov, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 B 75
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) PlayStation 3 Jun 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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Very underrated platformer 5 Jason S
Sep 20, 2009



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.


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

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