If you never got around to playing any of the Crash Bandicoot games in the 90’s then it’s fair to say you missed out, the good news for the modern gamers out there though is you’ll have a chance to see what you were actually missing out on.
All three games are included
The title is probably a bit of a giveaway that this remastered title is going to feature all three of the original games from the Crash Bandicoot series, but they are all a little different to what remember from the PS1 days.
Parting with your hard-earned cash won’t feel like someone ripping off a bandage when you realise you are getting the original Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: The Wrath of Cortex, as well as Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
Brought to life in stunning HD
If like me, you still have your trusty original PlayStation with a copy of each of the Crash games then you’ll fully appreciate how amazing these games look in the teaser trailer.
Not that the Crash Bandicoot games looked terrible or anything, it’s just that when you go back and play them on the PS1 today, you fully appreciate how great games look in a higher definition quality.
An old story with new moves
You’ll remember from playing the original PlayStation games that the games were actually created by Naughty Dog; however this new trilogy has been taken on by Vicarious Visions to add their own little sparkle to the gameplay.
It’s unclear so far as to whether this franchise is going to be a remaster or a complete remake. It is rumoured though (and also on fans wish lists) that the storyline is going to be kept to that of the originals but with a few twists and turns.
No more memory cards
Do you remember the first time you went up against Papu Papu, yakow the hefty Hawaiian looking boss swinging a pole-like object in a circle? Well if you do, you’ll also remember how frustrating it was being low on lives and not getting close to a save point until you’d beaten him.
One great confirmed feature of the Crash PS4 trilogy is the ability for auto-saving. In having this feature available you’ll not only have a more streamlined gameplay experience, but you can also save your game worry-free that your memory card isn’t going to run out of blocks!
A potential exclusive?
For those who own just the one console, the PS4 in this case, you’ll be in for an exclusive surprise. It’s still speculation at this stage, but we know one thing for sure – this release is definitely confirmed for release on the PS4 on the 30th June.
Take a peak on Amazon and you’ll find you can only pre-order the trilogy on the PS4 (at the time of writing this), so unless anything changes you won’t be seeing this on Xbox or PC anytime soon.
The bosses you love, but pepped up
We all looked forward to a fight with Doctor Neo Cortex and what challenges we’d have to face to defeat him, the good news is that he won’t be left out of the game – I’m sure he’ll be just as mean as ever.
For me personally, I thought Dingodile was a pretty cool looking boss and I enjoyed the fight to defeat him.
The original bosses have been redesigned but have kept their original looks, it’ll be great to see these characters brought into the modern gaming world.