Crash Bandicoot was probably one of the first games I ever played. It is a platform game developed by Naughty Dog, who went on to make such games as The Last of Us and the Unchartered series.
Crash was first released in 1996 for the Playstation One, and is listed as Playstation’s eighth best-selling game of all time. The plot is simple: Crash has been experimented on by Doctor Neo Cortex and his assistant. After escaping from Cortex’s clutches, Crash decides to save Tawna, a female bandicoot whom Crash grew close to during his time in captivity.
Playing as Crash, the player must progress through stage after stage, defeating enemies, dodging obstacles and collecting the legendary Wumpa Fruit. The game is nothing revolutionary, but it is definitely a welcome addition to a beloved franchise for many long-time gamers!
The game has seen seven main titles, along with three racing games, two party games, four spin-offs and three mobile games. Not to mention the N. Sane Trilogy released by Naughty Dog earlier this year, which contains a collection of remastered versions of the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped. At this rate, I think we can safely say: Crash Bandicoot is set to continue for a very long time!