History Trivia / CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex

5th Sep '17 9:50:25 AM Psi001
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** ''The Wrath of Cortex'' was meant to be more revolutionary under Mark Cerny's direction, taking on a more wide open level design. After a fall out with Cerny however, VU handed the project over to Traveller's Tales, asking for a more conventional ''Crash'' platformer in a twelve month deadline. Developers still toyed with Cerny's ideas beforehand however, remains of unused areas and concepts actually still exist in the final version's memory (and in cases such as "Crash and Burn" and "Ice Station Bandicoot" were disguised inside the final more conventional level designs). Traveller's Tales director Jon Burton made note of Cerny's original plans:

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** **[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6vj9Dy2Wc As this early test animation demonstrates]], ''The Wrath of Cortex'' was meant to be more revolutionary under Mark Cerny's direction, taking on a more wide open level design. After a fall out with Cerny however, VU handed the project over to Traveller's Tales, asking for a more conventional ''Crash'' platformer in a twelve month deadline. Developers still toyed with Cerny's ideas beforehand however, remains of unused areas and concepts actually still exist in the final version's memory (and in cases such as "Crash and Burn" and "Ice Station Bandicoot" were disguised inside the final more conventional level designs). Traveller's Tales director Jon Burton made note of Cerny's original plans:
5th Sep '17 9:47:38 AM Psi001
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** ''The Wrath of Cortex'' was meant to be far more revolutionary under Mark Cerny's direction, taking on free roaming elements akin to those later seen in ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity''. After a fall out with Cerny however, VU handed the project over to Traveller's Tales, asking for a more conventional ''Crash'' platformer in a twelve month deadline. Developers still toyed with Cerny's ideas beforehand however, remains of unused areas and concepts actually still exist in the final version's memory (and in cases such as "Crash and Burn" and "Ice Station Bandicoot" were disguised inside the final more conventional level designs).

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** ''The Wrath of Cortex'' was meant to be far more revolutionary under Mark Cerny's direction, taking on free roaming elements akin to those later seen in ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity''.a more wide open level design. After a fall out with Cerny however, VU handed the project over to Traveller's Tales, asking for a more conventional ''Crash'' platformer in a twelve month deadline. Developers still toyed with Cerny's ideas beforehand however, remains of unused areas and concepts actually still exist in the final version's memory (and in cases such as "Crash and Burn" and "Ice Station Bandicoot" were disguised inside the final more conventional level designs). Traveller's Tales director Jon Burton made note of Cerny's original plans:
-->'''Burton:''' Mark Cerny's original feedback to my design said "Crash 5 should keep the very simple fixed camera, but freer now because the polygon limitations are less extreme. That means linear paths and semi-open areas, with the camera now freer to track Crash. Keeping the focused gameplay of Crash is a special challenge in this context.". So when Mark was involved the game originally was to be "semi-open". When Sony lost the rights Universal asked us to make it more like a traditional Crash game.
29th Jun '17 7:25:43 AM N8han11
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** The carpet riding polar bear Crash randomly faces in "Ice Station Bandicoot" is recycled from the prototype version of the level, where it would have been enemy on platforming area below.

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** The carpet riding polar bear Crash randomly faces in "Ice Station Bandicoot" is recycled from the prototype version of the level, where it would have been an enemy on platforming area below.
12th Apr '16 2:59:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Py-Ro is TheJoker, Lo-Lo is [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Wakko]] (and later amusingly, Crash himself), Rok-Ko is [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Biff]] and Wa-Wa is [[Film/FullMetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]].
16th Feb '16 5:48:16 PM GrammarNavi
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* CutSong: The PS2 version had a unique music track for "Medieval Madness". The Xbox and Gamecube versions reuse the tune from "The Gauntlet" for unknown reasons.

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* CutSong: The PS2 [=PS2=] version had a unique music track for "Medieval Madness". The Xbox and Gamecube [=GameCube=] versions reuse the tune from "The Gauntlet" for unknown reasons.
16th Jan '16 6:06:09 PM Psi001
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* NewbieBoom: Being the first ''Crash'' game released on multiple non-Sony markets, this was many gamers' first exposure to the series, and obviously sold in impressive numbers.
1st Jan '16 5:11:21 PM Psi001
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** The game was also set to be released on the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast before its production ceased.

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** The game was also set to be released on the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast before its production ceased.ceased.
* TroubledProduction: Mark Cerny was pulled out of the project rather quickly in, with Universal pushing for a recreation of the original games for the next generation consoles within a year of development time.
9th Nov '15 4:23:50 PM Psi001
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* OrphanedReference: The carpet riding polar bear Crash randomly faces in "Ice Station Bandicoot" is recycled from the prototype version of the level, where it would have been enemy on platforming area below.

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carpet riding polar bear Crash randomly faces in "Ice Station Bandicoot" is recycled from the prototype version of the level, where it would have been enemy on platforming area below.below.
** The final ending in which [[spoiler: Crunch is inexplicably knocked out and unbrainwashed next to Crash abides by an earlier scripted ending in which Crash directly fights Crunch and Cortex smashes his control panel in a fit. In the boss of the game itself you spend most of the time hitting ''Cortex'', with Crunch still conscious by the end of the battle, leaving the ending making less sense.]]
8th Nov '15 6:46:46 PM Psi001
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* OrphanedReference: The carpet riding polar bear Crash randomly faces in "Ice Station Bandicoot" is recycled from the prototype version of the level, where it would have been enemy on platforming area below.
4th Nov '15 12:34:18 PM MrBuddy3546
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* CutSong: The PS2 version had a unique music track for "Medieval Madness". The Xbox and Gamecube versions reuse the tune from "The Gauntlet" for unknown reasons.
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