While a trio of remasters and a Skylanders cameo isn’t quite the Crash Bandicoot revival fans were hoping for, it’s a promising new beginning. And hey, new toy.
The old Crash Bandicoot games are getting remastered for PS4, Sony just announced.
“14-Year Anniversary of Crash Bandicoot Passes By Largely Unnoticed” is an Onion headline from 2010, and it’s true: Naughty Dog’s version of Sonic and Mario was an unofficial PlayStation mascot, but Crash Bandicoot didn’t achieve the iconic status of his forebears. Still, when rumors of a Bandicoot reboot circulated…
The Aku Aku Mask’s looking great on this heavily modified Playstation 2.
We won’t see a new Crash Bandicoot from Naughty Dog anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the series is losing its popularity. LEGO builder Martin Stipkovic paid tribute with this set featuring multiple levels of Crash Bandicoot 2.
Back before Sony gots its grubby little mitts on Crash Bandicoot, Universal Interactive Studio toyed with the idea of opening and closing the game with hand-drawn animation. This hand-drawn animation, to be precise.
With its TNT crates and colorful jungle environment, the second level "Jungle Rollers" and even the entire first island is one of the most memorable ones in Naughty Dog's classic. Belgian modding veteran Vadu Amka recently made a custom PS1 based on all the level's features, and it looks really neat.
Wu-Tang and Crash Bandicoot, together at...last? This mashup of Gravel Pit v Crash Bandicoot: Warped is just fantastic.
What do you do after founding and retiring from one of video games' most successful development houses? If you're Naughty Dog co-founder Andy Gavin, you write books.
Spyro the Dragon made a comeback this year, co-starring in Activision's ambitious Skylanders series, but what about Spyro's PlayStation contemporary, that loud-mouthed anti-Mario called Crash Bandicoot?
This is Crash Bandicoot Return, the closest we'll get to the classic PlayStation platformer looking as good as a Crysis game. This Crash Bandicoot game is actually running on the Crysis engine, because it's a fan-made mod that pays homage to Naughty Dog's 15-year-old series.
When a party's guest list includes Gordon Freeman, The Legend of Zelda's Link, and Crono from Chrono Trigger, the chances of striking up a good conversation are pretty slim, even for gaming's most appropriate party crasher.
As seen on The Onion, which took a break from posting fake news for this one. [Thanks, Walking Eye]
While I was at Sierra's preview event today, I got to see the latest Bandicoot title, Crash: Mind Over Mutant for Wii - it's also hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, DS and PSP in the fall.