(Crash Bandicoot Carnival
in Japan) is the fifth and last Crash Bandicoot
game on the Playstation One and the first that was not developed by Naughty Dog, who produced the original trilogy as well as Crash Team Racing
. Crash Bash
was the only Crash game developed by Eurocom, and since then the franchise has seen many developers and publishers.
Like how Crash Team Racing
is the Crash
version of Mario Kart
, Crash Bash
's answer to the Mario Party
series. Unlike Mario Party
, Crash Bash
has no boards, and the vs style of play consists of playing game after game and then tallying up the points, similar to Mario Kart
. There are 28 mini-games, though most of them can be clumped into groups of four. For example, there are four different games that play like four-way pong, each with different tools or obstacles. Every game can be played in either free-for-all or 2-vs-2 matchups.
There's also an adventure mode where one or two players cooperatively take on computer opponents in each of the games, and a few added boss levels. In Crash
tradition, playing a level again lets you get more prizes. In this case, gems are awarded for winning a handicap match (the computer starts with more points than you), crystals for a special match where the game is changed in some way, and relics for winning 2 or 3 games in a row against Cheating Bastards
It was only released on the Play Station Network
in Japan, so only the PS One discs exist for the NA and EU regions.
Crash Bash provides examples of: