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''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for its quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the [=PSOne=] discs and emulated versions exist for North American & European regions.]]

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''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for its quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be It was rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game series, but this version was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the [=PSOne=] discs and emulated versions exist for North American & European regions.]]



* CharacterRosterGlobalWarming: Highly averted by introducing a new big character (Rilla Roo) and bringing back three others (Tiny, Koala Kong, and Dingodile). That's half the roster, representing two of the four play styles available.

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* DualBoss: Once you smash the Komodo Brothers' machine, the two of them come out to face you themselves.

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* StockAudioClip: None of the playable characters actually talk. They either reuse past voice clips (for example, Cortex's laugh from the opening cutscene of ''Cortex Strikes Back''), or have voices comprised completely of stock voice samples. Some are more obvious than others, like Dingodile having a rather unfittingly [[SimpletonVoice stupid-sounding laugh]].


** N. Brio was last seen in the second game where he helps Crash against Cortex if Crash collects all the gems. He comes back here, representing Team Evil alongside Cortex. This is despite him hating Cortex with a passion.

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** N. Brio was last seen in the second game where he helps Crash against Cortex if Crash collects all the gems. He comes back here, representing Team Evil alongside Cortex. This is despite him hating Brio switching between resenting Cortex or begrudgingly rejoining him would become a recurrent character trait with a passion.this title.


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* CharacterCheck: Brio is randomly working back with Cortex for no stated reason in this game, despite turning on him in his previous appearance in ''Crash 2''. The Japanese epilogue for Brio's campaign however notes that Brio still holds some grudges against Cortex and upon winning the tournament, he decides to try conquer the world solo.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: None of the game's bosses are given much context by the plot, but Bearminator stands out due to being the only boss who's not a returning character from previous games. Aku Aku and Uka Uka don't even mention him in their intro to the battle and instead just instruct the player to defeat "the mechanical bears" (which Bearminator sends out during the fight).


* DuelingPlayerCharacters: If playing a two-player game with one good and one evil character, the two players must duel each other to decide whether good or evil triumphs. There are no ties, and tiebreakers are given after all games are played.

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* DuelingPlayerCharacters: If playing a two-player game adventure with one good and one evil character, the two players must duel each other at the end to decide whether good or evil triumphs. There are no ties, and tiebreakers are given after all games are played.


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* SquashedFlat: Papu Papu gets squashed under a pillar block at the end of his boss fight.


''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for its quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the PS One discs exist for North American & European regions.]]

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''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for its quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the PS One [=PSOne=] discs and emulated versions exist for North American & European regions.]]



-->[[spoiler:'''Uka Uka:''' There is nowhere to hide from the wrath of the mighty UKA UKA!!! BWAHH HA HA HA!!!]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Uka Uka:''' There is nowhere to hide from the wrath of the ''the mighty UKA UKA!!! Uka Uka!'' '''[[EvilLaugh BWAHH HA HA HA!!!]]HA!]]''']]


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 [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Cheating Bastards]]. Playing adventure mode unlocks more minigames for you to play.

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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 [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Cheating Bastards]] start with more points than you), crystals for a special match where the game is changed in some way, usually tilting the odds in favour of the [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Cheating Bastards]], and relics for winning 2 or 3 games in a row against [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Cheating Bastards]]. Bastards]].[[labelnote:*]]No, [[SarcasmMode we can't see a pattern here, either.]][[/labelnote]] Playing adventure mode unlocks more minigames for you to play.

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* BattleRoyaleGame: The Crate Crush, Polar Push, Ballistix and Tank Wars category of minigames are all about free-for-all match where you have to take down other opponents and be the last man standing. In Crate Crush and Tank Wars, you deplete opponent's HP; in Polar Push, you push your opponents out of the ring; and in Ballistix, you deplete opponents' points by knocking balls towards their goal.


''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for it's quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the PS One discs exist for North American & European regions.]]

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''Crash Bash'' received mixed reviews from critics for it's its quality and included mini-games, especially in one-player mode, but it still sold well enough to be rereleased under the Sony Playstation "Greatest Hits" series. The game was only released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork in Japan, so [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only the PS One discs exist for North American & European regions.]]


* Polar Push: Where players ride Polar on icy platform to try to push others off the edge. The last man standing wins.
* Pogo Pandemonium: Where players jump around on a pogo to color squares with their hopping and then score points. The one who scores the most under the time limit wins.

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* Polar Push: Where players ride Polar polar bears on icy platform platforms to try to push others off the edge. The last man standing wins.
* Pogo Pandemonium: Where players jump around on a pogo sticks to color squares with their hopping and then score points. The one who scores the most under the time limit wins.

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* BoomInTheHand: In the Crate Crush category of minigames, if you lift a TNT crate, the countdown will start from 3. If you hold it for too long, it'll go boom and hurt you.

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** The weight power-up from the Crate Crush and Polar Push minigames, which is passed around in a manner not unlike Hot Potato by hitting opponents while carrying it. Whoever is holding it when its timer runs out is [[OneHitKill instantly killed]].


''Crash Bash'' (''Crash Bandicoot Carnival'' in Japan) is the fifth and last ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' game on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the first that was not developed by Naughty Dog, who produced the original trilogy as well as ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing''. ''Crash Bash'' was the only Crash game developed by Eurocom, and since then the franchise has seen many developers and publishers. This was also the last Crash Bandicoot game to be exclusive to Sony before going multi-platform in the sixth generation of consoles.

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''Crash Bash'' (''Crash Bandicoot Carnival'' in Japan) is the fifth and last ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' game on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the first that was not developed by Naughty Dog, who produced the original trilogy as well as ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing''. ''Crash Bash'' was the only Crash game developed by Eurocom, and since then the franchise has seen many developers and publishers. This was also the last Crash Bandicoot game to be exclusive to Sony before going multi-platform in the sixth generation of consoles.

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