Thursday, 3 April 2014

C is for Crash Bandicoot



Developer: Naughty Dog
Notable Releases: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Racing

Way back in 1996, the Sony PlayStation was at the forefront of the 3D game revolution. And way before Naughty Dog, Inc. moved on to other intellectual properties, they were also at that forefront with a game that would eventually become one of the most successful PlayStation games of all time.

That game was Crash Bandicoot, a 3D platformer about a mutant marsupial that wasn't so much a revolution as it was a refinement of existing formulas in a new dimension. The studio went on to develop two sequels, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, and a spin-off racing game, Crash Team Racing, before handing over the IP to other development teams.

More recently, the studio found success and critical acclaim with another series, Uncharted, and the 2013 multiple Game of the Year winner, The Last of Us.

16 comments:

  1. We have Crash Bandicoot, although it's been a while since I played anything on our old Playstation II.

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  2. Oh man I was all about some Crash Bandicoot. I played all of them I think.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. I played the first one extensively, then bits and pieces of the other ones. Haven't played any of the recent ones though.

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  3. This is one of the most fun video games I've ever played! I used to sleep beside my Playstation because I played this game so much, lol

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    1. LOL. I remember falling asleep with the controller in my hands on several occasions too. :)

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  4. Crash was going to be one of the big new franchises. But I guess that didn't exactly happen, or for too long, anyway.

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  5. I didn't play this one often, but I did love my Sony games.

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    1. It was one of the first games I ever saw on PlayStation, so maybe that's why I played it as extensively as I did.

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  6. I played it while I was a student. Loved it!

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