Timeless Thoughts: Crash Bandicoot

My brother and I were talking about our favorite Play Station 1 games recently so I thought I’d mention one of them in this month’s Timeless Thoughts entry. I’m not a gamer so it’s not common for me to bring up a game and dedicate an entire blog post to it. That’s how memorable this game was for me.

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Did anyone else play that game growing up? It was my favorite among the three Crash Bandicoot games. I would loooovvee to play it again but since our PS1 is no longer in tip-top shape, the only access I have at the moment is by watching gameplays on YouTube.

Here’s what it’s about: The game involves Crash Bandicoot racing across time by going through different levels- shown as mini games (plus little Bonus levels in between) that you need to complete at different locations. Once you complete the number of levels needed in that specific location, you end up fighting the assigned boss for that place. The game ends once you complete all the locations and defeat all the bosses.

And yeah, that’s pretty much what I recall.

Photo Credit: Joyeux Video
Photo Credit: Joyeux Video

 

This was my favorite level. In this one, you play Coco Bandicoot and let her race across with her pet tiger.

Coco Bandicoot
Photo Credit: infinitegamesdenderotto.blogspot.com

 

Here are some other memorable levels!

Photo Credit: Crash Mania
Photo Credit: Crash Mania
Photo Credit: Emu Paradise
Photo Credit: Emu Paradise
Photo Credit: PlayStationLifestyle.net
Photo Credit: PlayStationLifestyle.net

 

The main characters are great but the villains were an interesting bunch too. They had different personalities and came in different shapes and sizes.

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The game is whimsical and very reminiscent of a cartoon. It has its own aesthetic and it goes well with its gameplay. Overall, I feel it has aged well.

 

Kaela

Kaela is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer who draws inspiration from her quirks, childhood nostalgia, and pop/sub-culture. www.KaelaAnte.com

5 thoughts on “Timeless Thoughts: Crash Bandicoot

  1. I know of the game, but I am not certain if I’d ever played it. I think I’ve seen a friend play it, though. It’s not really my kind of game, so I most likely didn’t play it. But that’s good this game left so much of an impact on you! Even better when it has a great cast of characters, fun gameplay, and whatever else that makes a great game 🙂

  2. Omg, I used to love this game! Those were the days, those were the best games back then! I really enjoyed Ratchet and Clank because it was similar to Crash Bandicoot! They were fun characters!

    1. 90s Babies represent! Crash Bandicoot was the best! 🙂

      I’ve never played Ratchet and Clank but I used to see it everywhere. I think my brothers have played it at some point. So it’s similar to Crash Bandicoot?

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