Reviewing Childhood: Crash Bandicoot playing the N Sane Trilogy

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.

Crash Bandicoot N’ Sane Trilogy

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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

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Wow, I used to love Crash Bandicoot 2! ๐Ÿ˜ It was my favourite as a child… So many hours spent in front of the PS1 โ˜บ๏ธ thanks for bringing me back this good memories ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ahh memories. I remember playing this with my little brother when I was younger. I was obsessed with this and Spyro. ๐Ÿ˜Š The fact they have been remastered is awesome, but I havenโ€™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.

    Fran x

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