Crash N Sane trilogy was released in 2017 and was a remake of the first 3 crash games; Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped. I spent my childhood glued to the Crash Bandicoot games, so I just had to get my hands on the N Sane Trilogy.
I hope they eventually re-release Twinsanity, and Wrath of Cortex which was my favourite.
I have clear memories of playing the first crash game in PlayStation 1 as a child, and the second. The third isn’t as familiar I think I must have played it once or twice at someone else’s house.
The best thing about the N Sane trilogy is that it all it changed was the graphics, it brought what was a good game in the 90s (and still is) into this generation by updating the graphics.
The first game:
The first game is pretty straight forward. Each level brings you further on the island, until the big boss fight on the 3rd and final island where crash rescues his girlfriend and hopes to go on living a peaceful life.
Fun fact: When I was a child I thought the lady bandicoot he rescues was his mother!
Cortex Strikes Back:
Crash is abducted by Cortex who tricks him into thinking he wants to save the world. He has to gather crystals in order to “save the world” according to Cortex. His sister, Coco, and Cortex’s ex-assistant Dr Nitrus Biotry, warn Crash not to get trust Cortex and to gather gems instead.
Although a continuation of the plot of the first two games, Warped is a little different. When cortex ship crashes on Earth after crash destroyed it he unleashes Aku Aku (the mask) evil brother Uka Uka. The two hatch a plan to gather crystals to enslave the earth. Crash and Coco must travel through time to get the crystals before they do.
The Crash levels are straight forward and basically obstacle courses where Crash survive attacks and falls, and gather a crystals. There’s the occasional boss fight which is usually easier than the main levels. The last level of the games are always underwhelming easy. However, Crash is still fun to play all these years later.
Have you played the Crash Bandicoot N Sane trilogy? What was your favourite Crash game?
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14 thoughts on “Reviewing Childhood: Crash Bandicoot playing the N Sane Trilogy”
There is something WAY too fun about going back and playing games that we first played in childhood hahaha We were playing Mario Kart the other day with friends and I was having a blast lol
Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca
I miss Mario Cart! That might be next
It was WAY too much fun lol
I loved crash Bandicoot! I actually saw the game for sale on clearance while I was at Target, and my brother asked me what it was, because he had no idea! I was in complete disbelief, and kind of feel bad that he missed out on so many cool things from my childhood. Great post xx
Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com
It seems like they’ve really gone at it with re-releasing retro games on newer consoles lately! I was more of a spyro girl myself (though I don’t have a console to play the updated one on anymore), but I love what you’ve said about them updating the graphics. I remember playing Crash Bandicoot at a friends house a couple of times on her brothers console, and I remember really enjoying it!
I had one spyro game as I kid I was enjoying up until I got stuck somewhere
That was always the most painful part! The good thing about having siblings is that I always had someone to help me out of that mess.
I loved Crash Bandicoot when I was younger too and I got the N Sane Trilogy, the graphics are great and the game plays EXCELLENTLY. There’s literally no difference to the originals apart from the graphics and I love that! Although I find Crash SO difficult to get 100% – it drives me mad!
My boyfriend pointed out that video games around the Crash era are actually harder than they are now while we were playing it, which is insane!
This is amazing! So happy to have read this and been reminded of how much I loved this game!! Thanks for sharing xx
Like yourself, I don’t remember the third game for some reason. They were great fun to play though. Ironically I haven’t joined the next generation yet so can’t benefit from the re-release of these classics.
It’s great that these games are still good all these years later, I had one spyro game I really enjoyed up until I got stuck somewhere and gave up
Wow, I used to love Crash Bandicoot 2! 😍 It was my favourite as a child… So many hours spent in front of the PS1 ☺️ thanks for bringing me back this good memories 🙂
Ahh memories. I remember playing this with my little brother when I was younger. I was obsessed with this and Spyro. 😊 The fact they have been remastered is awesome, but I haven’t had chance to play them yet. It makes me sad.
Thank you so much for sharing this and making me feel super nostalgic haha.