For the last few years, we have been focussing on the world of the ‘Forgotten Game’ – the bad games, the good but predominantly ugly. Well, we are now going to mix it up – whilst we may still look at the odd forgotten games, we are also going to look at ones that are really popular, that bring back great memories and just celebrate the whole world of the computer game! So today we are going to start with a game that I have spent so many hours playing and even now I really enjoy it and I must not be alone because it has been revamped and re-released for the Playstation 4. However, today we are going to look at the original – Crash Bandicoot Warped
Crash Bandicoot Warped was released in October of 1998 on the PlayStation One, it was the third game of the series and continues directly after where the Second Game left off. The space station crash lands on Earth and Doctor Neo Cortex ends up setting free the Uka Uka and the team group recruit Doctor Nefarious Tropy to try and stop Crash Bandicoot through time. Well when I say stop I mean that the villains try and gather all the crystals for themselves. The game received critical acclaimed and some people even saying it was the best 2.5D platform game ever released. To be honest, I agree, the game play is wonderful and so fun to play – it has a lot of fun characters as well as levels that you want to play over and over again.
The best thing about Crash Bandicoot Warped is that it is so addictive and the levels can be played over and over again, without getting bored. Over the years I have played this game as a comfort Blanket and every time I come across something I didn’t realise before. The game is one of the best platform games out there and even as I have got older there is nothing to get bored of. Some of the best parts of the game are the levels where you get to ride different modes of transport as it was so different to the other Crash Bandicoots before – especially the tiger rides with CoCo it was such a unique and different transition that it really made the game fresh and so entertaining. Another great highlight of the game was all the mini secret levels and Easter Eggs in so many levels – like bumping into a certain sign lead you to another level – etc it was all so well thought out of.
I don’t think there has been many platform games that are as unique and as wonderful as Crash Bandicoot Warped and it will be very long before anything surpasses it.