Video Game: Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

Having finally lost patience with Cortex's failures following his previous mishap with the Planetary Minimiser, Uka Uka decides this time to turn to Dr N. Tropy. The master of time already has a plan in the works, having enlisted N. Trance, the master of hypnotism from the fifth dimension. The duo abduct the three bandicoots and brainwash them to do their evil bidding. A misdirect with Tropy's vortex leads Crash to escape however, leaving him to fight and rescue his possessed friends...and another mysterious associate.

The second portable installment in the Crash Bandicoot series and the official sequel to The Huge Adventure. Like it's predecessor, it was developed by Vicarious Visions for the Game Boy Advance.

Tropes Used In This Game:

  • Absentee Actor: The only Crash game in the entire series where Cortex does not appear in the story. He still completes in perfect run by appearing in level cameos and multiplayer mode however. N. Gin, Tiny and Dingodile appear only via similar means.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: N. Trance's key shtick. He brainwashes Coco, Crunch and Fake Crash to do his and Tropy's bidding.
  • Earn Your Fun: The game's multiplayer mode hosts an impressive number of levels and characters to choose from. You have to unlock all of them in one player mode however.
  • Mirror Match: Fake Crash.