History Franchise / CrashBandicoot

16th Apr '18 10:20:28 AM PeDaRoYs
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' (2017) -- A collection of the original [=PS1=] games remade from the ground up with [=PS4=] graphics by Vicarious Visions. Historically, Vicarious Visions' Crash games have always been the most faithful to Naughty Dog's, so they're a great fit (incidentally, they were also in charge of making sure Crash's appearance in ''Skylanders'' was faithful to his roots).

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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' (2017) -- A collection of the original [=PS1=] games remade from the ground up with [=PS4=] updated graphics by Vicarious Visions. Historically, Vicarious Visions' Crash games have always been the most faithful to Naughty Dog's, so they're a great fit (incidentally, they were also in charge of making sure Crash's appearance in ''Skylanders'' was faithful to his roots).
30th Mar '18 9:12:03 AM N.Harmonik
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** The scrapped animated intro to the first game ends on the line "Crash! Crash Bandicoot! Be sure to buy our games so that we make lots of loot!"

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** The scrapped animated intro to the first game ends on the line "Crash! Crash Bandicoot! Be sure to buy "Play our games game and tell your friends so that we we'll make lots of loot!"



* SissyFight: [[spoiler: Dr Cortex vs Real Velo in the closing to Crash Nitro Kart. Tiny breaks it up.]]

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* SissyFight: [[spoiler: Dr [[spoiler:Dr Cortex vs Real Velo in the closing to Crash Nitro Kart. Tiny breaks it up.]]



* SmallTaxonomyPools: Being set somewhere around Australia, this was bound to averted. While the obligatory Australian fauna are present (koalas, kangaroos, dingos, etc.) are present, they end up sharing the spotlight with rare or unknown creatures like potoroos and thylacines.

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* SmallTaxonomyPools: Being set somewhere around Australia, this was bound to be averted. While the obligatory Australian fauna are present (koalas, kangaroos, dingos, dingoes, etc.) are present, they end up sharing the spotlight with rare or unknown creatures like potoroos and thylacines.



** Played straight throughout most of the early games, played with as the series went forward. In the Naughty Dog games, there is only one female character per game: Tawna in the original game, Coco throughout the latter games. Coco continues to be the only female until ''The Cortex Conspiracy'', when Nina joins the roster. However, Nina is an evil character; she only fights on the side of good if the world is threatened by a greater evil than Uka Uka. ''Crash Tag Team Racing'' is the only game that has more than [[TwoGirlsToATeam two female characters]]; Pasadena joins the roster for that particular game. In ''Crash Boom Bang!'', the series enters [[TwoGirlsToATeam Two Girls to a Team]] territory, when Tawna makes an unexpected return, and is playable alongside Coco. Later on, the series returns to Smurfette territory with Coco being the only female on the side of good, and Nina remaining firmly on the side of evil.

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** Played straight throughout most of the early games, played with as the series went forward. In the Naughty Dog games, there is only one female character per game: Tawna in the original game, Coco throughout the latter games. Coco continues to be the only female until ''The Cortex Conspiracy'', when Nina joins the roster. However, Nina is an evil character; she only fights on the side of good if the world is threatened by a greater evil than Uka Uka. ''Crash Tag Team Racing'' is the only game that has more than [[TwoGirlsToATeam two female characters]]; Pasadena joins the roster for that particular game. In ''Crash Boom Bang!'', the series enters [[TwoGirlsToATeam Two Girls to a Team]] TwoGirlsToATeam territory, when Tawna makes an unexpected return, and is playable alongside Coco. Later on, the series returns to Smurfette territory with Coco being the only female on the side of good, and Nina remaining firmly on the side of evil.



*** Played with in ''Mind Over Mutant''. He's just as campy and deranged as ever, if not ''more so'', but in terms of role, he takes revenge on his trecherous niece, overthrows and humilates his abusive boss and pulls an effective NotSoHarmlessVillain moment one on one fight with Crash, not to mention, lack of pants aside, makes a clean escape, avoiding his usual end of game HumiliationConga.

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*** Played with in ''Mind Over Mutant''. He's just as campy and deranged as ever, if not ''more so'', but in terms of role, he takes revenge on his trecherous treacherous niece, overthrows and humilates humiliates his abusive boss and pulls an effective NotSoHarmlessVillain moment one on one one-on-one fight with Crash, not to mention, lack of pants aside, makes a clean escape, avoiding his usual end of game HumiliationConga.



** Debi Derryberry's take on Coco was initially rather high pitched and feminine. Throughout the titles her voice eventually became deeper pitched and more obnoxious sounding, a tone much akin to one of Derryberry's [[JimmyNeutron other roles]].
** Lex Lang also used a near perfect replicant of Clancy Brown's soft spoken deep voice for Dr. Cortex in ''Crash Twinsanity''. In the Radical titles Lang exagerrated Cortex's tone to be louder, higher pitched and upped his campness to eleven. Radical liked the take and actually evolved the character itself accordingly.

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** Debi Derryberry's take on Coco was initially rather high pitched high-pitched and feminine. Throughout the titles her voice eventually became deeper pitched and more obnoxious sounding, a tone much akin to one of Derryberry's [[JimmyNeutron other roles]].
** Lex Lang also used a near perfect replicant replicate of Clancy Brown's soft spoken deep voice for Dr. Cortex in ''Crash Twinsanity''. In the Radical titles Lang exagerrated exaggerated Cortex's tone to be louder, higher pitched and upped his campness campiness to eleven. Radical liked the take and actually evolved the character itself accordingly.
27th Feb '18 12:35:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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--> "Have you played ''[[TheSimpsonsHitAndRun Hit & Run]]''? Man, that was a great game."

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--> "Have you played ''[[TheSimpsonsHitAndRun ''[[VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun Hit & Run]]''? Man, that was a great game."
21st Feb '18 5:07:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' (2017) -- A collection of the original [=PS1=] games remade from the ground up with PS4 graphics by Vicarious Visions. Historically, Vicarious Visions' Crash games have always been the most faithful to Naughty Dog's, so they're a great fit (incidentally, they were also in charge of making sure Crash's appearance in ''Skylanders'' was faithful to his roots).

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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' (2017) -- A collection of the original [=PS1=] games remade from the ground up with PS4 [=PS4=] graphics by Vicarious Visions. Historically, Vicarious Visions' Crash games have always been the most faithful to Naughty Dog's, so they're a great fit (incidentally, they were also in charge of making sure Crash's appearance in ''Skylanders'' was faithful to his roots).
18th Jan '18 12:11:20 AM FRizer
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* NotTheIntendedUse: One of the nice features of the original trilogy is that you will keep any crystal/gem you get even if Crash dies. This, however, leads to many kinds of tricks, among which allowing you to get more than one collectible in a single run or making backtracking easier. Commonly called "death-warping".
3rd Jan '18 2:36:42 AM Cryoclaste
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The original three UsefulNotes/PlayStation games, developed by Creator/NaughtyDog, were purely linear 3D platformers and became massively successful. The series was famed for its humorous cartoony tone ([[TheManyDeathsOfYou losing a life often forms an amusing slapstick death for Crash]], and nearly all levels - and even some of the characters - have ridiculously {{Punny Name}}s, for example). Naughty Dog followed the trilogy up with [[VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing a racing spinoff]], but before they could begin work on another platforming game, ExecutiveMeddling forced them to move on to [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter other franchises]] while the ''Crash'' series was handed to new developers and went multi-platform. Unfortunately, no single developer really stuck and the series ended up bouncing around for a while, which led to a lack of consistency. At first, the new developers tried to emulate Naughty Dog's style, but these games were ridiculed as soulless carbon copies.

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The original three UsefulNotes/PlayStation games, developed by Creator/NaughtyDog, were purely linear 3D platformers and became massively successful. The series was famed for its humorous cartoony tone ([[TheManyDeathsOfYou losing a life often forms an amusing slapstick death for Crash]], and nearly all levels - and even some of the characters - have ridiculously {{Punny Name}}s, for example). Naughty Dog followed the trilogy up with [[VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing a racing spinoff]], but before they could begin work on another platforming game, ExecutiveMeddling forced them to move on to [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter [[Franchise/JakAndDaxter other franchises]] while the ''Crash'' series was handed to new developers and went multi-platform. Unfortunately, no single developer really stuck and the series ended up bouncing around for a while, which led to a lack of consistency. At first, the new developers tried to emulate Naughty Dog's style, but these games were ridiculed as soulless carbon copies.



The ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over with the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games. Their initial developers, Creator/InsomniacGames and Naughty Dog have been close allies for years. They worked on ''Spyro'' and ''Crash'' literally right next to each other, in the same room. ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' have a similar relationship for the same reason.

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The ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over with the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games. Their initial developers, Creator/InsomniacGames and Naughty Dog have been close allies for years. They worked on ''Spyro'' and ''Crash'' literally right next to each other, in the same room. ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' have a similar relationship for the same reason.



* FranchiseZombie: Since Naughty Dog (the original developers) jumped ship to create ''JakAndDaxter''.

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* FranchiseZombie: Since Naughty Dog (the original developers) jumped ship to create ''JakAndDaxter''.''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''.
29th Dec '17 11:25:07 AM nombretomado
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** One of the text hints in ''Tag Team Racing'' is this for Radical Entertainment, though not spelling the promoted product outright so as to avoid getting sued by {{Fox}}, it being a LicensedGame:

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** One of the text hints in ''Tag Team Racing'' is this for Radical Entertainment, though not spelling the promoted product outright so as to avoid getting sued by {{Fox}}, {{Creator/FOX}}, it being a LicensedGame:
17th Nov '17 2:50:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage'' (''Crash Fusion'' in Europe, 2004) -- Cortex and Ripto agree to destroy Crash and SpyroTheDragon together using genetically altered Riptocs to trick them into fighting each other. This plan works for a while, but during their fight, Crash and Spyro realise what's really going on and team up to save their worlds from Cortex and Ripto. This game is a {{crossover}} with the ''SpyroTheDragon'' franchise by Vicarious Visions. Shares a story with ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy''. (''Spyro Fusion'' in Europe)

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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage'' (''Crash Fusion'' in Europe, 2004) -- Cortex and Ripto agree to destroy Crash and SpyroTheDragon Franchise/SpyroTheDragon together using genetically altered Riptocs to trick them into fighting each other. This plan works for a while, but during their fight, Crash and Spyro realise what's really going on and team up to save their worlds from Cortex and Ripto. This game is a {{crossover}} with the ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' franchise by Vicarious Visions. Shares a story with ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy''. (''Spyro Fusion'' in Europe)



* GuestFighter: [[SpyroTheDragon Spyro.]] In the GBA version of ''Crash Nitro Kart''. And they [[note]]([[WordOfGod Insomniac Games, that is.]])[[/note]] say they have abandoned doing ''Spyro'' games because his actions are pretty limited? Why? Just look how he drives!

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* GuestFighter: [[SpyroTheDragon Spyro.]] Franchise/{{Spyro|TheDragon}}. In the GBA version of ''Crash Nitro Kart''. And they [[note]]([[WordOfGod Insomniac Games, that is.]])[[/note]] say they have abandoned doing ''Spyro'' games because his actions are pretty limited? Why? Just look how he drives!
16th Nov '17 4:53:28 PM MegaMarioMan
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** Many other bosses play the same way, like Ripper Roo in the second game (deliberately detonating Nitro panels with his own body for one), Tiny Tiger in the same game (you can lead him to jump into a pit), or Dingodile in the third (he shoots through and destroys the crystal barriers that protected him, making bigger openings). Justified in all 3 cases in that Ripper Roo is completely insane, Tiny is a single-minded buffoon, and, according to Aku Aku in N.Sane Trilogy, Dingodile is [[ThePyromaniac too caught up on trying to set things on fire]] to notice the damage hes causing to his barrier.

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** Many other bosses play the same way, like Ripper Roo in the second game (deliberately detonating Nitro panels with his own body for one), Tiny Tiger in the same game (you can lead him to jump into a pit), or Dingodile in the third (he shoots through and destroys the crystal barriers that protected him, making bigger openings). Justified in all 3 cases in that Ripper Roo is completely insane, Tiny is a single-minded buffoon, and, according to Aku Aku in N.Sane Trilogy, Dingodile is [[ThePyromaniac [[PyroManiac too caught up on trying to set things on fire]] to notice the damage hes causing to his barrier.


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