Video Game / Crash of the Titans
Crash Of The Titans
is a Beat 'em Up
hybrid, developed by Radical Entertainment
, as part of the Crash Bandicoot
series, released for the PlayStation 2
, Xbox 360
, PlayStation Portable
and Nintendo Wii
in the fall of 2007. It was Radical's second game for the series following Crash Tag Team Racing
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 Nintendo DS
and Game Boy Advance
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 Naughty Dog
installments of the series, while the GBA version is more of a straight Beat 'em Up
This game contains examples of:
The portable version contains examples of:
- Absentee Actor: Uka Uka is absent in both portable versions of the game, as is Crunch in the DS version.
- The Bus Came Back: Dingodile was brought back for the DS version and oddly, none of the others.
- Final Boss: Neo Cortex, unlike the mainstream version.
- Laugh Track: The cutscenes actually feature one.
- Lighter and Softer: The Titans are smaller and goofier, and make quips at you.
- Promoted to Playable: 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.
- The Starscream: Nina, like in the mainstream version, tries to betray Cortex, though is less successful.
- Villain Stage: Nina's levels in the DS version.