Gamers from the 90s will undoubtedly remember when Crash Bandicoot came onto the scene in his debut game of the same name for the Sony PlayStation. Well, now fans of this spinning Aussie critter can once again enjoy the fur-flying fun in the recently released Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
This re-release includes fully-remastered HD versions of Crash Bandicoot®, Crash Bandicoot® 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot®: Warped and this time around Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation, and PC gamers can all get in on the fun.
An Update to the Classics
In this three-game set, players can enjoy tackling over 100 levels of fun. And, as an added bonus, they can choose to play as either Crash or Coco as they make their way through this three-game set.
As soon as you load up the trilogy, you can see they have significantly improved the graphics over the originals. Gone are the boxy graphics from the PlayStation version and, in their place, gamers are treated to pixel-perfect HD imagery. In addition, they added time trials to each of the three games to offer up an extra challenge beyond what they offered during the play-through of the normal levels.
A Bit Lacking in Gameplay Control and Quality
While Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy offers many improvements, it is lacking in the overall control throughout the gameplay. It can be a bit difficult to control your character. That means a lot of reattempts and fiddling to perform some moves that shouldn’t be as difficult as they are. It’s too bad the developers spent more time perfecting the graphics while neglecting the gameplay.
A Worthwhile Game to Give a Spin
Even with the slight gameplay control issues, this trilogy is still worth the purchase. Yes, you may find yourself repeating a few levels more often than you’d like, just to advance throughout the levels. However, the lack of controllability isn’t enough of a problem to ruin the enjoyment this trilogy is sure to bring to both retro gamers and those new to the series.