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Crash Bandicoot N. SaneTrilogy, a platform video collection, was developed by Visions. Activision is the publisher of the game. It’s a remaster collection of the initial three titles in the series of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot, which Naughty Dog was the original developer for PlayStation in the nineties.
On 30 June 2017, the game was released for PlayStation 4 for the first time. Ports for the Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will be released in the month of July 2018.
The Gameplay and Features
The game features Crash Bandicoot traversing different levels to prevent Doctor Neo Cortex who wants to take over the world. Same as the original games, Crash uses jumping and spinning techniques to smash crates, defeat enemies and collect items like protective Aku Aku masks, extra live and Wumpa Fruits.
The trilogy adds some new features to the three games. They include unified checkpoints, save systems and pause menus, including both automatic and manual saving, time trials (introduced in Warped for the first time), and the capability of playing most levels in all the games as Crash’s sister Coco. Also, it features remastered cutscenes and audio. That includes the new recordings of dialogue for the game given by the most recent voice actors in the franchise.
Reception and Sales
It received a favourable reception from critics: they praised the faithfulness of the game to the original trilogy. By September 2017, the game sold more than 2.5 million copies all over the world. During the week that the game was released, it was the best-selling game in the UK, a first fin the series of Crash Bandicoot.
It won the “Best Remake/Remaster” award at the IGN awards that took place in 2017. Also, the Game Informer’ staff and the readers as the “Best Remastered/Remade” and “Best Remastered Action” game in their awards.
Additionally, it was nominated for “Best Remake” for the popular Tappan Zee Bridge Award at the NY Game Awards 2018. The game won the “Game, Classic Revival” award at the NAVGTR Awards.