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''Crash Of The Titans'' is a BeatEmUp/[[PlatformGame platformer]] hybrid, developed by Creator/RadicalEntertainment, as part of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series, released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/XBox360, UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable and Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} in the fall of 2007. It was Radical's second game for the series following ''VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing''.

The game was the first of a light reboot of the series, with massive aesthetic and gameplay changes. The characters received their most radically different redesigns yet, both in terms of appearance and personality, occasionally to the point of bearing only a passing resemblance to their older selves. The gameplay, while still having a focus on platforming, put in a much greater deal of combat by allowing Crash to punch and kick enemies, block, and more. The game's main gimmick is the use of "Titans", large mutants that are far more powerful than Crash himself and often must be taken control of by Crash by "jacking" them.

The game's story centers on the discovery of a substance known as "Mojo", which Doctor Neo Cortex, plans to use to turn the inhabitants of the Wumpa Islands into an army of loyal mutants known as "Titans". Crash must stop Cortex by using the technique of "jacking" to take control of and destroy Cortex's Titans while collecting the mojo.

Different versions of the game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance were also released, mostly keeping the plot but otherwise differing quite a bit from the console versions. The former put in a greater emphasis on platforming and a generally greater number of queues from the Creator/NaughtyDog installments of the series, while the GBA version is more of a straight BeatEmUp.

A direct sequel was released a year later, called ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant''. Like this game, there are console and Nintendo DS versions and each one is slightly different from the other.

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!!This game contains examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: One of the promotional cartoons played as an origin story for [[PaletteSwap Carbon Crash]], who Cortex cloned from Crash to defeat the original. Being identical to Crash, [[GoneHorriblyRight it went as well as could be expected.]]
* AnIcePerson: Ratcicles.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Sort of. A handful of 3D shorts were released online to promote the game.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Nina [[TheStarscream usurps her uncle]] to become the main villain for this game.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Crash is adamant to save his sister Coco. Uka Uka even gets a cheap shot from this, threatening to off her the moment she's no longer a use to him. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness You rarely ever get]] [[OhCrap the resulting look]] [[BerserkButton from Crash.]]
* BodySurf: "Jacking" Titans mostly amounts to this.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Crash is noticeably [[DumbassNoMore less moronic than the previous titles, and is more attentive and serious about stopping Uka Uka's plans than before]]. He's also gained a huge BigBrotherInstinct on top of it.
** Also Nina, who spent her previous roles as a BrattyHalfPint cohort of Cortex, is conveyed as far more ambitious and devious, willing to usurp her uncle to lead the conquest on Wumpa Island herself.
* ChekhovsGun: Coco's Transpalooper (aka. "the purple thingy"). When Cortex first invades, Crash stashes it in his pants. [[spoiler: After the final boss, he hands it to Coco to disarm the Doominator, which Cortex immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]].]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Cortex:''' How long have you had that thing in your pants?]]
* {{Combos}}: Getting big combos in the stages are one of the requirements for Gold Idols, which are required for HundredPercentCompletion.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to Radical's [[VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing previous installment]] anyway, with a more climatic story and the menacing Titans. Being Crash of course, it's still thoroughly humorous and quirky.
* DropInDropOutMultiplayer: A series first, the game lets a second Crash join in with the ability to leave at any time.
* EnemyChatter: The minor enemies in this game love to talk, and they [[ShoutOut love cheesy references]]. Indeed, if the player remains unseen long enough in certain areas, nearby enemies will engage in surprisingly long dialogue that [[{{Exposition}} may]] or [[SeinfeldianConversation may not]] be relevant to the plot.
* ExperiencePoints: Mojo functions as this, as Crash gets new attacks and various boosts by collecting more of it over the course of the game.
* {{Fartillery}}: The Stench. This is perhaps best exemplified in the [[MookDebutCutscene cutscene introducing it]], where it knocks out a baby fox with its noxious gas.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: Nina.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In addition to the [[{{Fartillery}} fart attacks]] noted previously:
** Koo-alas, Tiny's pack of koala hillbillies, will try to whack Crash with [[EdibleBludgeon chicken drumsticks]]. they'll sometimes take a big bite of the chicken and burp at Crash for heavy damage.
** Brat Girls, Nina's mutant rat minions, will sometimes whip out megaphones and start [[MotorMouth prattling]] at Crash. [[BrownNote This does hefty damage ''and'' temporarily stuns the bandicoot]].
* LongRangeFighter: While the vast majority of the titans are built for close combat, a few of them instead fight with projectiles while being miserable up close. Also worth mentioning is the titan Sludge; although a Melee fighter, it has much longer ranged attacks than the others.
* MookDebutCutscene: Several Titans in the game have one.
* NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom: After a [[VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity couple of games]] [[VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing toying around]] with this concept, this title returns to the series' staple linearity. The main layout itself is rather wide open however.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:During the ending, Cortex expresses to Nina that he's proud of her for betraying him, as it's the most evil thing she's ever done.]]
* SpinAttack: Of course, but unlike in past Crash games you don't start the game with it.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Nina overthrows her uncle, Neo Cortex as Uka Uka's Dragon. He was very proud.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler:The game's trailers completely spoiled the fact that Nina overthrows Cortex as the BigBad for this game.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Uka Uka threatens to do this to Coco once the Doominator is finished [[KickTheDog just to rile up Crash]].

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!!The portable version contains examples of:

* AbsenteeActor: Uka Uka is absent in both portable versions of the game, as is Crunch in the DS version.
* TheBusCameBack: Dingodile was brought back for the DS version and oddly, none of the others.
* EarnYourBadEnding: The any% ending of the DS version is light, with [[spoiler:Nina turning herself into a baby]] and Crash beating Cortex, returning to the island to tell Coco about what happened. The OneHundredPercentCompletion ending, on the other hand, ends far differently. [[spoiler:Nina turns Crash into a baby due to the latter's slow reaction timing, and Nina proceeds to [[TheStarscream beat Cortex herself]]. She then tells Cortex's minions to [[TheBadGuyWins take over the islands for her]].]] Needless to say, this is one of the less-liked parts of the DS version.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: Neo Cortex, unlike the mainstream version.]]
* LaughTrack: The cutscenes actually feature one.
* LighterAndSofter: The Titans are smaller and goofier, and [[SuddenlyVoiced make quips at you.]]
* PromotedToPlayable:
** Nina has a few levels devoted to her own arc in the DS version. Her gameplay mainly revolves around shooting at little animals and turning them into mutants.
** While the console games only allow you to jack the titans, the DS version allows you to jack every enemy, including [[spoiler:Nina, which you can use to turn mutants back into animals to damage her]].
* TheStarscream: Nina, like in the mainstream version, tries to betray Cortex, [[spoiler: though is less successful ([[EarnYourBadEnding in the any% ending, at least]]).]]
* SuddenDownerEnding: The OneHundredPercentCompletion ending for the DS version, where [[spoiler: Nina turns Crash into a baby. After beating Cortex, she returns and orders Cortex's goonies to take over the island for her.]]
* VillainEpisode: Nina's levels in the DS version.