History Franchise / CrashBandicoot

21st Sep '16 11:29:58 AM SilverSupernova
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* SmallTaxonomyPools: Being set in Australia, this was bound to averted.

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* SmallTaxonomyPools: Being set in 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 wight rare or unknown creatures like potoroos and thylacines.
29th Aug '16 2:06:54 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:210:[[SpinAttack Spinning his way through adventure]], one obstacle at a time!]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Done a ''lot'' in the series. In ''The Wrath of Cortex'', Crunch is brainwashed by Cortex to work with the Elementals and try to kill Crash. In ''Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced'', Crunch, Coco and Fake Crash are brainwashed by N. Trance into trying to kill Crash. In ''Crash Nitro Kart'', N. Trance brainwashes Polar, Pura and Dingodile to form an entire race team to put against the Bandicoot. In ''Crash of the Titans'', Coco is brainwashed to work on the Doominator (thus trying to wipe out Wumpa Island... and kill Crash). In ''Mind Over Mutant'', Crunch, Coco, and a lot of mutants are brainwashed with the [=NVs=] to turn evil... and try to kill Crash. Let's do some maths; not counting the mutants, there have been ''ten'' cases of brainwashing, ''six'' individuals involved, across ''five'' games, with ''two'' of the individuals being brainwashed and crazy ''three'' times. This does not take into consideration all the mutants in the latter-most game, which could make the individuals and cases into the hundreds or thousands. Oh, and we haven't even mentioned the whole deal with the Cortex Vortex and Cortex Commandos. If CodeGeass is "Brainwashed: the Series", Crash Bandicoot is easily "Brainwashed and Crazy: the Series".

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Done a ''lot'' in the series. In ''The Wrath of Cortex'', Crunch is brainwashed by Cortex to work with the Elementals and try to kill Crash. In ''Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced'', Crunch, Coco and Fake Crash are brainwashed by N. Trance into trying to kill Crash. In ''Crash Nitro Kart'', N. Trance brainwashes Polar, Pura and Dingodile to form an entire race team to put against the Bandicoot. In ''Crash of the Titans'', Coco is brainwashed to work on the Doominator (thus trying to wipe out Wumpa Island... and kill Crash). In ''Mind Over Mutant'', Crunch, Coco, and a lot of mutants are brainwashed with the [=NVs=] to turn evil... and try to kill Crash. Let's do some maths; not counting the mutants, there have been ''ten'' cases of brainwashing, ''six'' individuals involved, across ''five'' games, with ''two'' of the individuals being brainwashed and crazy ''three'' times. This does not take into consideration all the mutants in the latter-most game, which could make the individuals and cases into the hundreds or thousands. Oh, and we haven't even mentioned the whole deal with the Cortex Vortex and Cortex Commandos. If CodeGeass ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is "Brainwashed: the Series", Crash Bandicoot is easily "Brainwashed and Crazy: the Series".
20th Aug '16 9:24:25 AM TempestKnight
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* ContinuityNod: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTVpvVfY2xE&list=FLzTe672_F3JNH3oX9nJX_Fw&index=1 a cutscene from]] ''Skylanders Imaginators'', Cortex [[LampshadeHanging ackknowledges]] the franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]].
16th Aug '16 7:53:25 AM thebandragoness
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders. The "Crash Edition" of the game comes with playable Crash and Cortex toys and a level set on Wumpa Island. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, with which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain mustached plumber the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders. The "Crash Edition" of the game comes with playable Crash and Cortex toys and a level set on Wumpa Island. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, with which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain mustached plumber certain]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTi5EaocGaY mustache-man plumber-boy]] the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].
16th Aug '16 7:50:02 AM thebandragoness
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After six years with no sign of life from the franchise and just in time for [[MilestoneCelebration his 20th year of existence]], Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming in 2016 by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', another game made by Naughty Dog, and having his own playable ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' toy. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (which is likely what Crash's ''Uncharted 4'' cameo had been hinting at) developed by Vicarious Visions.

Interestingly, Activison, the current owners of ''Crash'', are not mentioned anywhere in ''Uncharted 4''[='=]s credits, even though Naughty Dog previously ''did'' have to credit them in an art book. It would seem that Sony and Activision have formed a partnership similar to [[Creator/SonyPictures another Sony department]]'s partnership with Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] allowing shared production of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' films between the two companies, since previously Naughty Dog wasn't allowed to include easter eggs for Crash Bandicoot as blatantly as they could for their other series.

Several people, including Cortex's most recent voice actor, Creator/LexLang, have teased the existence of a new standalone ''Crash Bandicoot'' game, and some have hinted at being locked under Non-Disclosure Agreements. Either way, the sudden resurgence of love of the orange bandicoot from Sony is proof that despite a long hibernation, the franchise is not going away anytime soon.

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After six years with no sign of life from the franchise and just in time for [[MilestoneCelebration his 20th year of existence]], Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming in 2016 by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', another game made by Naughty Dog, and by him and Cortex having his their own playable ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' toy. toys. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (which is likely what Crash's ''Uncharted 4'' cameo had been hinting at) developed by Vicarious Visions.

Interestingly, Activison, the current owners of ''Crash'', are not mentioned anywhere in ''Uncharted 4''[='=]s credits, even though Naughty Dog previously ''did'' have to credit them in an art book. It would seem that Sony and Activision have formed a partnership similar to [[Creator/SonyPictures another Sony department]]'s partnership with Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] allowing shared production of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' films between the two companies, since previously Naughty Dog wasn't allowed to include easter eggs for Crash Bandicoot as blatantly as they could for their other series.

Several people, including Cortex's most recent voice actor, Creator/LexLang, have teased the existence of a new standalone ''Crash Bandicoot'' game, and some have hinted at being locked under Non-Disclosure Agreements.
series. Either way, the sudden resurgence of love of the orange bandicoot from Sony is proof that despite a long hibernation, the franchise is not going away anytime soon.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders, complete with his own playable toy. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, with which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain mustached plumber of a human, the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders, complete Doomlanders. The "Crash Edition" of the game comes with his own playable toy.Crash and Cortex toys and a level set on Wumpa Island. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, with which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain mustached plumber of a human, the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].
14th Aug '16 6:16:55 PM Mario500
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders, complete with his own playable toy. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over with. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain plumber boy and moustache man]] the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomlanders, complete with his own playable toy. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the ''Spyro'' franchise, with which the ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over with.over. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain mustached plumber boy and moustache man]] of a human, the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].



** Furthermore, the ''Skylanders'' crossover mentions that Crash came to Skylands from a wormhole on Wumpa Island. Wumpa Island was introduced in Crash of the Titans, so it seems to be implied that, unlike Spyro who was rebooted for Skylanders, the Crash we see in Skylanders is the original, with Skylanders Imaginators presumably taking place sometime after Mind Over Mutant.

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** Furthermore, the ''Skylanders'' crossover mentions that Crash came to Skylands from a wormhole on Wumpa Island. Wumpa Island was introduced in Crash of the Titans, so it seems to be implied that, unlike Spyro who was rebooted for Skylanders, that the Crash we see in Skylanders is the original, original (unlike the Spyro we see in it), with Skylanders Imaginators presumably taking place sometime after Mind Over Mutant.
11th Jul '16 10:04:36 PM Eyeshield
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* ThematicRoguesGallery: Crash's recurring foes all have something to do with Cortex or Uka Uka, with many of them being mutant hybrids modified by either of them or N. Brio just like he is.
10th Jul '16 7:00:33 AM Fretless94
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** ''Crash Boom Bang'' is the only game in the franchise to have been developed in Japan, and as a result the character design and overall aesthetic of the game has an obvious anime flair to it.
16th Jun '16 9:41:13 PM OnoderaTearer
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'''''Crash Bandicoot''''' is a video game series once seen as Sony's unofficial mascot and its answer to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}. Originally began under the auspices of Creator/{{Universal}} Interactive, it eventually became part of Creator/{{Sierra}} and then Creator/{{Activision}}. The games star the eponymous Crash Bandicoot, a [[FunnyAnimal genetically enhanced marsupial]] and failed experiment on behalf of Dr. N. Cortex, resident MadScientist and [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]], and more often than not the two wind up butting heads against one another, either for Crash to thwart Cortex's evil plans or just [[GoKartingWithBowser racing go-karts against one another]]. The games are mostly platform or action/adventure.

The original three PS1 games, developed by Naughty Dog, 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 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.

Starting with ''Crash Twinsanity'', the fifth main series game, developers attempted to inject new life into the franchise by [[DenserAndWackier exaggerating the humor]] and giving the series a more self-aware vibe. Unfortunately, Twinsanity ended up being overly ambitious and the final product was rushed and poorly-received.

The series finally found a consistent set of developers with Radical Entertainment, who made the [[BrokenBase divisive]] decision to dramatically redesign the entire cast and rewrite their personalities to feature a much larger amount of [[ShoutOut pop-culture based]] non sequitur humor spaced throughout gameplay chit-chat (though the older games were still referenced occasionally, so this wasn't technically a ContinuityReboot). After making a racing spinoff game, Radical took a swing at producing the sixth and seventh main entries in the series, ''Crash of the Titans'' and ''Crash: Mind Over Mutant''. These games dropped the emphasis on platforming to instead focus on co-op melee combat and a "jacking" mechanic where Crash could control defeated enemies.

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'''''Crash Bandicoot''''' is a video game series once seen as Sony's Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment's unofficial mascot and its answer to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}. Originally began under the auspices of Creator/{{Universal}} Interactive, it eventually became part of Creator/{{Sierra}} and then Creator/{{Activision}}. The games star the eponymous Crash Bandicoot, a [[FunnyAnimal genetically enhanced marsupial]] and failed experiment on behalf of Dr. N. Cortex, resident MadScientist and [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]], and more often than not the two wind up butting heads against one another, either for Crash to thwart Cortex's evil plans or just [[GoKartingWithBowser racing go-karts against one another]]. The games are mostly platform or action/adventure.

The original three PS1 UsefulNotes/PlayStation games, developed by Naughty Dog, 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, 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 ''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.

Starting with ''Crash Twinsanity'', ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', the fifth main series game, developers attempted to inject new life into the franchise by [[DenserAndWackier exaggerating the humor]] and giving the series a more self-aware vibe. Unfortunately, Twinsanity ''Twinsanity'' ended up being overly ambitious and the final product was rushed and poorly-received.

The series finally found a consistent set of developers with Radical Entertainment, who made the [[BrokenBase divisive]] decision to dramatically redesign the entire cast and rewrite their personalities to feature a much larger amount of [[ShoutOut pop-culture based]] non sequitur humor spaced throughout gameplay chit-chat (though the older games were still referenced occasionally, so this wasn't technically a ContinuityReboot). After making a racing spinoff game, Radical took a swing at producing the sixth and seventh main entries in the series, ''Crash of the Titans'' ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'' and ''Crash: Mind Over Mutant''.''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant''. These games dropped the emphasis on platforming to instead focus on co-op melee combat and a "jacking" mechanic where Crash could control defeated enemies.



After six years with no sign of life from the franchise, Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd, another game made by Naughty Dog, and having his own playable VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} toy. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the PS4 (which is likely what Crash's Uncharted 4 cameo had been hinting at) developed by Vicarious Visions.

Interestingly, Activison, the current owners of Crash, are not mentioned anywhere in Uncharted 4's credits, even though Naughty Dog previously ''did'' have to credit them in an art book. It would seem that Sony and Activision have formed a partnership a la Film/SpiderManHomecoming, since previously Naughty Dog wasn't allowed to include easter eggs for Crash Bandicoot as blatantly as they could for their other series.

Several people, including Cortex's most recent voice actor, Lex Lang, have teased the existence of a new standalone Crash Bandicoot game, and some have hinted at being locked under Non-Disclosure Agreements. Either way, the sudden resurgence of love of the orange bandicoot from Sony is proof that despite a long hibernation, the franchise is not going away anytime soon.

The Crash franchise has a long history of crossing over with the Franchise/SpyroTheDragon games. Their initial developers, Insomniac 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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After six years with no sign of life from the franchise, franchise and just in time for [[MilestoneCelebration his 20th year of existence]], Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming in 2016 by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd, ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', another game made by Naughty Dog, and having his own playable VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' toy. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the PS4 UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (which is likely what Crash's Uncharted 4 ''Uncharted 4'' cameo had been hinting at) developed by Vicarious Visions.

Interestingly, Activison, the current owners of Crash, ''Crash'', are not mentioned anywhere in Uncharted 4's ''Uncharted 4''[='=]s credits, even though Naughty Dog previously ''did'' have to credit them in an art book. It would seem that Sony and Activision have formed a partnership a la Film/SpiderManHomecoming, similar to [[Creator/SonyPictures another Sony department]]'s partnership with Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] allowing shared production of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' films between the two companies, since previously Naughty Dog wasn't allowed to include easter eggs for Crash Bandicoot as blatantly as they could for their other series.

Several people, including Cortex's most recent voice actor, Lex Lang, Creator/LexLang, have teased the existence of a new standalone Crash Bandicoot ''Crash Bandicoot'' game, and some have hinted at being locked under Non-Disclosure Agreements. Either way, the sudden resurgence of love of the orange bandicoot from Sony is proof that despite a long hibernation, the franchise is not going away anytime soon.

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




* ''Crash Bandicoot Mutant Island'' (2009) -- In a mashup of ''Titans'' and ''Mind'''s plots, Crash must stop Cortex when he creates a giant robot and begins distributing mind-controlling headsets to the inhabitants of the island. The game goes back to the days of old school side-scrolling platformers, with Crash running, climbing, jumping, and swinging throughout his journey. In contrast to the two games mentioned Titans are the game's bosses, where there are only 3 of them and in order to defeat them you must first [[ColossusClimb climb them]] to tame them (by ''tickling'' them, no less) and once you've tamed them they shrink down to a more affordable size and [[DefeatMeansPlayable you can summon them at any time]].

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* ''Crash Bandicoot Mutant Island'' (2009) -- In a mashup of ''Titans'' and ''Mind'''s ''Mind''[='=]s plots, Crash must stop Cortex when he creates a giant robot and begins distributing mind-controlling headsets to the inhabitants of the island. The game goes back to the days of old school side-scrolling platformers, with Crash running, climbing, jumping, and swinging throughout his journey. In contrast to the two games mentioned Titans are the game's bosses, where there are only 3 of them and in order to defeat them you must first [[ColossusClimb climb them]] to tame them (by ''tickling'' them, no less) and once you've tamed them they shrink down to a more affordable size and [[DefeatMeansPlayable you can summon them at any time]].



* ''Crash Bandicoot Remastered'' (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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* ''Crash Bandicoot Remastered'' (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 ''Skylanders'' was faithful to his roots).



* ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy'' (''Spyro Fusion'' in Europe, 2004) -- Basically just Crash Purple from Spyro's perspective, as previously mentioned.
* ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' (2016) -- Another Naughty Dog game that features an unskippable level of the first Crash Bandicoot game. This is not an emulation, but actually a complete remake of the original game from the ground up, which Naughty Dog seemingly did solely for the sake of a cool easter egg, or possibly to promote the upcoming HD remakes.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomraiders, complete with his own playable toy. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the Spyro franchise, which the Crash franchise has a long history of crossing over with. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy'' (''Spyro Fusion'' in Europe, 2004) -- Basically just Crash Purple ''Crash Purple'' from Spyro's perspective, as previously mentioned.
* ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' (2016) -- Another Naughty Dog game that features an unskippable level of the first Crash Bandicoot ''Crash Bandicoot'' game. This is not an emulation, but actually a complete remake of the original game from the ground up, which Naughty Dog seemingly did solely for the sake of a cool easter egg, or possibly to promote the upcoming HD remakes.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Imaginators]]'' (2016) -- When a wormhole opens up connecting Skylands with Wumpa Island, Crash decides to join the Skylanders to help fight off Kaos's Doomraiders, Doomlanders, complete with his own playable toy. Crash's appearance here is fitting seeing as Skylanders began life as a spinoff of the Spyro ''Spyro'' franchise, which the Crash ''Crash'' franchise has a long history of crossing over with. This marks the first time Crash and Spyro can fight side-by-side in the same game, albeit this is [[ContinuityReboot a different Spyro]] from [[VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage the one Crash met before.]]]] The Wii U version, with its console-exclusive toys, also marks the first time Crash can team-up with characters associated with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a certain plumber boy and moustache man]] the marsupial once [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars held a grudge with back in 1996]].
15th Jun '16 2:32:26 PM Fretless94
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After six years with no sign of life from the franchise, Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd, another game made by Naughty Dog, and having his own playable VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} toy. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the PS4 (which is likely what Crash's Uncharted 4 cameo had been hinting at).

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After six years with no sign of life from the franchise, Crash made his triumphant return to console gaming by making a playable appearance in a [[ShowWithinAShow game-within-a-game]] in VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd, another game made by Naughty Dog, and having his own playable VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} toy. Furthermore, the original three Naughty Dog games will be receiving HD remakes for the PS4 (which is likely what Crash's Uncharted 4 cameo had been hinting at).
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