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      23.01.2011 23:23
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      A great game, some mini-games probably won't be touched often, but theres enough good ones around.

      This is pretty much the only mini-game game i've played on the PS1, and possibly rivals Mario Party in its 4 player fun.

      There are 7 main games, and 4 sub-games in each of these.

      The 7 main games are:

      Ballistix, sort of like a 4 player pong, deflect the balls out of your goal to stay alive. There is a sub-game based in the sky where there are 4 engines on a flat plate in midair, randomly an engine will fail, and all balls will roll towards that corner, making the 2 players in that corner be at a disadvantage for a short time. There is also another sub-game were N-Gin will appear in the middle of the arena and shoot out balls at high speed in random directions, forcing players to have quick reactions. Probably my least played game, tends to be fairly boring vs the AI, better against players, like all the games.

      Pogo Pandemonium is the 2nd main game, paint the squares on the ground your colour and then hit a score box to turn all your squares into points, quite frustrating but nonetheless its a fun game. Sub-games include a mode where you must create a square of squares in order to cash in your squares for points. Weapons are included in all modes of this game, which can help you, or hinder your opponents.

      Crate Crush, this is basically an all-out deathmatch, throw crates at your opponents to kill them, sub-games include space bash, where explosion will destroy the floor creating holes in the arena, and ice bash, where the ground is slippery and Penga Penguin will spin around the arena every few seconds, causing damage if he hits you. This is probably my 3rd favourite game mode, quite easy to get into and will probably become the main game you remember.

      Polar Push, in this game each player rides a polar bear, and must push others off the iceberg using their charge attacks. A camera will float around the arena and randomly send a power-up beam which players can run into and pick up a power-up. There are 3 power-ups, lightning strikes, bombs and weights. A lightning strike will fry the other players for a few seconds, rendering them motionless, a bomb will blow the opponents polar bear from under them, making them skate on foot, which makes their attacks almost useless and also makes them very easy to push off the edge. A weight is a bad power up, if you have it when the timer ends it will crush you, knocking you out of the competition. This is a very fun game, sub-games include Tilt Panic, where you play on a tilting iceberg, making it harder to stay on, and melt-panic, where Aku-Aku will circle above and gradually melt the edges of the arena until theres just enough room for 2 players to fight it out.

      Tank Wars, 4 players battle it out in tanks, the different sub-games mainly just change the map, but the last sub-game makes the players drive hovercraft, which changes the game mechanics slightly. This is my 2nd favourite game mode, the hovercraft game is especially fun on 4 player.

      Crash Dash, a racing game, 4 racers will battle it out on a circular course, you can gain turbo boost by picking up wumpa fruit, you can also pick up missiles from the track to fire at other racers. Sub-games usually just change the vehicles used and a couple change how the game actually plays. Not my favourite mode, but its ok, better with 4 players, any less and it gets boring.

      Medieval Mayhem, the sub-games of this game aren't actually linked, as such i won't mention all 4 of them, however i do like all 4 sub-games. This is a very good game section, unfortunately you'll need to almost complete the campaign to unlock it.

      The games campaign can be played with 2 players co-operatively, and all mini-games can be played either free for all or 2vs2. So its a great game to play if you have a multi-tap, or just want a game with a co-op story mode. The 2 player story mode is exactly the same as the single player one, apart from if one player chooses a good character and the other an evil character, there will be a 1vs1 face-off at the end of the campaign to prove whether good or evil is better.

      If you have a PS1/PS2/PS3 or a PSP, you should pick this game up, it doesn't require an analog stick or the shoulder buttons i believe, so a PSP will handle it just fine.

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      28.02.2010 16:45
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      Great family game.

      I bought Crash Bash a few years ago when my oldest son was very young. My brother was getting rid of some stuff he didn't want and we acqured his PS1 and a box of discs. One of the discs was a demo disc from an old PS1 magazine, and it contained a few demo levels of Crash bash. As it seemed to be one of the few games my little boy could actually manage to play, I looked around for the full game disc, which i managed to get pretty cheaply from Gamestation at the time the PS2 was just hitting the shelves.

      The game itself is of the "party" genre, and is one of the best games of its type. Although it has an adventure mode with backstory (some weird nonsense about witch doctors wanting to take overe the world), the game is really designed to be played against friends and family.

      Although the game itself has been out for many years, and the graphics look really blocky and dated compared with the slick newer games, Crash bash has really fun and diverse gameplay. The levels are colourful and imaginative and quite wacky, but best of all, the controls are simple enough for kids to master quickly, while still holding the interest of the more skilled gamer.

      There are several types of minigame:

      Ballistix:
      Pinball type games where each player must defend his own space from oncoming balls.

      Polar Push:
      The best games in Crash bash, these levels have all the characters trying to push each other off a piece of thin ice whilst riding polar bears.

      Crash dash:
      This is one of the hardest games to play as the controls are a bit awkward. You race round a circular track, dodging obstacles.

      Medeival Mayhem:
      A variety of games which include blowing up the most kegs of dynamite, riding dragons, and hammering toadtools!

      Tank wars:
      Blow up your opponents and be the last man standing.

      Pogo:
      Bounce around on pogo sticks, turning floor blocks to your colour and converting them to points.

      Crate Crush:
      Lobbing crates at each other to eliminate opponents.

      The games are great to play as individuals or teams. You can also play tournaments, competing each game within a category for a place on the podium. The playstation settings can be easy, medium or hard, and the amount of games can be altered.

      You can play as various characters, the irrepressible Crash Bandicoot, and his sister Coco, evil nemesis Cortex and his assistant, Brio, and animal mutants, Kong, Tiny, Dingodile and Rilla Roo. Some are fast, whereas others have better shooting skills or are stronger.

      As I said, the adventure mode is pretty run of the mill, being a 1 or 2 player game with all the same levels as multiplayer mode, but also including bosses as the end of each section. Progress in adventure mode unlocks levels in multiplayer.

      As this game is compatible with the Ps2, we will be playing it fora long time to come, as it is up there with the best of them, and offers something a little different to the norm.

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      28.01.2010 23:15
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      A fun party game which is best played with 2 or more players.

      Crash bash is a fun party game that contains many fun minigames.

      In this games adventure mode you must compete in minigames against 3 computer oponents. There are 5 warp rooms and a boss at the end of 4 of them. The bosses are papu papu,on a crate battle level, Bearminator, you face him on a polar push level, komodo moe and komodoe joe, These two are faced at the same time on a tank level. Nitrus oxide, He is faced on a ballistix level.

      Ballistics levels are played a bit like a breakout type game. Except there is a player at the bottom,left,right and top of the screen. The game starts with one ball at a time and ends at around 3. By holding l1/r1 you move sideways faster and by pressing square you fire a very short range pulse that sends the ball out at a faster pace.

      Crate battle levels are played with crates/tnt's around the arena that can be picked up and thrown at other players. The goal of theses levels is to get all the other players health down to 0.

      Polar push levels are played riding a babypolra bear. By pressing square you can charge at other players and the goal is to knock other players off the arena.

      Tank wars levels are played in a tank. Your tank has the ability to shoot and plant mines. The goal of this game is also to lower the other players health down to 0.

      Dash levels are races around a mainly circular and simple track. By collecting wumpa fruit you gain boost which makes your vehicle go faster. There are also rockets that can be picked up on the track and fired at other vehicles.

      In adventure mode there are trophies to be won on each game by winning the game with normal rules. Crystal challenges are playing the same game but with certain differences like the inability to pick up crates on a crate battle level. There are gold and platinum relics gold is won by facing harder computers and winning twice in a row and with platinum relics winning three times in a row.

      The multiplayer in this mode is the main feature. There is a 2 player adventure mode and up to a 4 player battle mode. The game is played on one screen no matter how many players there are this makes the game work well with 4 players asthe screen is not too small.

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      25.05.2009 18:20
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      A fun party game with a Crash Bandicoot theme for the Playstation!

      Crash Bash is the fifth game in the famous Crash Bandicoot series. Crash Bash is unlike most other Crash Bandicoot games as it is a party game and basically lots of mini-games. Crash Bash is also the last Crash Bandicoot game on the original Playstation.

      In Crash Bash there are 3 different modes: Adventure (1-2 players), Battle (1-4) and Tournament (1-4). The game is definitely most fun with other people like all party games (similar to a real party - the more the better!)

      The main mode is Adventure where the player has to play through the mini games and get a set amount of gems, crystals and trophies to play the boss level. Once you have completed the boss level you can move onto another level through the warp rooms.

      The Minigames

      Most of the Minigames are great fun and are really enjoyable to play through. The mini-games include Ballistixs, Polar Push, Pogo, Tank wars, Crash Wars and a couple of others!

      Ballistixs - This is my favourite game and involves pushing, deflecting, forcing the ball or balls into the opponents goals and not let any in yours! This game is very addictive but can be frustrating at the same time! As you progress through the levels you get things like magnets to make it easier/harder!

      Polar Push - The aim of this game is to gallop around on polar bears on an iceburg and try to knock the other players off the edge! This is also quite fun to play but is also a little bit stupid!

      Pogo - You are on a pogo stick and capturing squares and must then break a special type of box to bank their points. This is a very competitive game and also a very annoying one! With the combination of bombs, speedy boots and lightning and other things it turns crazy!

      Tank Wars - You are driving a tank and must eliminate your enemies! You can shoot them and use bombs. To heal you can find wumpa fruits which heal you. This is a game that in my opinion is about luck and you can not seem to win in streaks!

      Graphics - The graphics are quite good for the time and are still Ok but nothing like current games on the Xbox 360/ Playstation 3!

      I think Crash Bash is a fun game for the Playstation and is best played with others. It is essentially lots of different mini games with a Crash Bandicoot theme and characters! It may be quite old now but can still be enjoyed! This is good fun retro gaming!

      I think this game is great for Crash fans but not for those who are not as they may find the games repetitive, frustrating and maybe even boring! Add a star if you like Crash and minus a star if you don`t!

      A fun party game with a Crash Bandicoot theme for the Playstation!

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        22.06.2008 14:43

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        definetly worth trying for the price, fun game

        Crash Bash is the 5th game in the popular Crash bandicoot series.It follows up after Crash team Racing but is very different.All the previous Crash bandicoot games were produced by Naughty Dog but this game was produced by Eurocom. Instead of it being a racing game it is more like a kind of party game were players participate in various different mini games.There is a story line which includes all the familar Crash bandicoot characters including Crash, coco, Tiny and Dr Cortex.The characters are split up in to good and evil teams of 4.

        The games main mode is called adventure and players have to choose between 1 or 2 player gameplay and select there characters.If you select 2 player then you both try and complete the adventure mode by winning mini game.The aim of the game is to collect crystals, gems and trophies.

        The game is available for under £10 from most shops and websites.

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        30.05.2008 12:43
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        An ok effort but not that much happening in it

        Crash Bandicoot has tried to be what Mario is to Nintendo only for the Playstation , although he in recent times has fell into obscurity he still tries to rise up now and again with a new game. And in the very same vein of Mario Party, Comes Crash Bash. A collection of mini-games where you as Crash compete in all kinds of different challenges and missions.

        Graphics - They look quite good, not as smooth or complete as other Crash games for the Playstation though, with the many different camera angles the graphics seem to have been sacraficed a little to make the game flow at a faster pace.

        Gameplay - It depends on what mini-game you play as all can be controlled in their own little way but the general gameplay is fine, you'll figure out what to do uquite easily and once you do it's quite a simple game.

        Sounds - The same theme music from the orignal Crash is recurring here and you'll find plenty of similar sounding tunes giving to each little mini-game.

        Overall - It's hard to say about this game, it's got it's problems but none that are overwhelmingly noticable but at the same time it's just as much fun as it should be,compared with Mario Party this is a very poor copy. Thumbs somewhere in the middle for me.

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        10.06.2005 00:34
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        crash bandicoot is one of my all time favourites it is a mixture of different atmospheres all in one game you have fun laughter edge of seat action and allround family entertainment. personally i dont like the parts of the game where you are running from things like boulders and bears and basically have to run for your life. i like the parts where you need to concentrate to do the stratergy part of the game. the graphics are colourful and the sound effects are good the is a game that all the family can enjoy from pre schooler to grandparent its fun for all the family.

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          08.10.2004 12:44
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          I've gotta admit that Crash Bandicoot (the mad marsupial and star of 4 previous games on PS1) is a very productive cash... um... bandicoot... for Sony. They know that whether they publish a good or a bad game, people are gonna buy it because of Crash's reputation.

          Branching away from its original platform roots, Crash Bash is primarily a party game, consisting of a variety of little sub games ranging from a weird pinball/football hybrid to simpler challenges which involve climbing in a tank and blasting the poo out of eachother or just lobbing crates at people.

          The production team that made this game is not in fact the team that made the previous games. You have to give credit to Eurocom and Cerny for producing a game which looks and feels so much like the previous incarnations.

          At the beginning of the game, you are provided with a choice of modes, either a single player adventure or several multiplayer options.

          In order to open the later (and more interesting) challenges, you must trudge through the large adventure mode. It consists of five warp rooms, each branching out into 4-6 separate challenges. Each challenge has in itself four different items to be collected - A trophy (for winning the challenge against computer controlled opponents), A gem (for completing the challenge under a strict time limit or something similar), A crystal (which totally changes the objective of the challenge and is thus the most interesting), and a relic (which is gained for defeating the arena champions twice in a row).

          The most interesting part of adventure mode is the boss battles, which bring old boss characters like Papu Papu, Nitrous Oxide, Komodo Moe and Komodo Joe back into the limelight. These can be really fun and fulfilling, (exactly what Crash should be). Unfortunately, the rest of adventure mode can be boring, frustrating, and at worst, glaringly unfair.

          There are times when you will find yourself soooo unbelievably infuriated by a challenge that you'll come close to plunging your head thru the TV screen. And thats no lie... I have a swollen head and damaged telly to prove it! Nevertheless, the game still somehow succeeds in retaining that 'must have another go' feeling, the impenetrable 'need' to unlock the next challenge.

          All of this work is dome to unlock the new challenges for use in the superb multiplayer mode. No messing about with four way split screen or anything, just solid multiplayer full screen fun. And that, in fairness, is what the game is all about.

          Good graphics, and great fun in places, this game is only worth buying if you have gallons of patience to pour in or have loads of mates/family to stuff in the multiplayer.

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          20.05.2004 02:01
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          Crash Bash is yet another Crash Bandicoot game. This one is unlike the others, however (I'm afraid I can only compare to Crash Bandicoot [original] and Crash Bandicoot Warped [number 3]). Crash bash is a multiplayer game (1/2 players, and multitap compatible for 1-4 players) that isn't too hard. The setup is like the 3rd crash - a 'warp room' where you choose your selected game of that level, until you complete them all, and do the final, harder challenge (i.e o the first warp room, you must defeat papu papu). However, after completing the first warp room in about 3/4 of an hour (and I am not known for my skills on the playstation) I was ready to move onto Warp room 2. The challenges in this level, were very similar, only they were made a bit harder. Which gets a bit boring after a while. Crash Bash also differs from the other games, as you are playing against 'the gang' consisting of coco, cortex etc etc (you can pick from eight characters, and play against three of them, or your friend's if you are playing multi player.) I won't give too much away, because it'll spoil the games as it seems you don't get different ones. But on each one, you compete against 3 opponents, and the first to win 3 trophies is the winner (this can take some time if you all manage to get 2 each then compete for the last one!). The instruction manual is very good, easy to understand and informative. However, it repeats a lot of instructions given in the game, which aren't really needed. This is a family game, and will be far too easy for 'expert players' etc. It is easy to understand and play, and the graphics are good (like the other Crash games) but I think the navigartion is sometimes hard, as the game is quite far away, to fit in the whole arena and other oponents, so you cannot see what you doing on some of the challenges, which can be annoying and make getting points harder. <
          br>Overall, I would not regret buying the game, because Crash Bash is challenging enough for the likes of me! But I have to say that I defnetly enjoy the other Crash games more.

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            25.04.2003 02:44

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            Its best to play this game with a mate. I've tyried playing on my own and it is harder, but beware playing with as mate can result in you losing because of their mistakess. Its a good game, but can get a bit boring because you end up playing the same game over again just with a different aim everytime. It is quite fun, but not worth 15 pounds and you can only play when your mate can be bothered to. the original crash games were better, now the mamnufacturers have run out of ideas and this is what they give us. Its worth bguying, but try getting it for a low price.

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            04.06.2001 21:23
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            first Crash Bash seems a great game that is really fun and easy to play. The first levels are the best. The fun, thought, soon wears off. Crash Bash just repeats the same levels over and over again. When you have to get gems and crystals the game stops being fun and it begins to become tedious. Although the two-player adventure mode is really good 'm afraid that it doesn?t stop this game from being a waste of money. In the game you get to control eight characters that all have different attributes. There is a choice of a multiplayer adventure or single game mode. The further you get with the adventure determines the single games that you can access. All in all there is not much more to say about this game. It has the same characteristics of the other crash bandicoots on the markets. I would advise not getting this game unless you are sure that it is your type of thing.

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              11.02.2001 16:02

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              To sum this game up in one word, I would say....addictive!! Although the one player game tends to get a little tedious, the two player game is great fun as you work with another person to try and beat the computer at a whole range of games, from bouncing around on pogosticks, to throwing explosive crates at the other, computer-controlled players. Certainly the best Naughty Dog game that I have come across, Crash Bash beats Crash Bandicoot for fun hands down. I think, thought that the major problem of this game is the repetitiveness of the levels. Each warp zone you go on has a new level as well as the levels from the previous warp zones modified slightly. Also to get onto the next warp zone you have to repeat the levels gaining gems and crystals to fight the boss. Although the first two warp zones are great the game soon becomes dull and repetitive.

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              27.01.2001 20:16
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              The Crash Bandicoot crew are all present once again. Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo, Cortex and co are back for Crash’s fifth visit to the Playstation. Naughty Dog produced the first four games but this one has been taken over by Eurocom software that have tried to keep Crash’s theme but have injected some ideas of their own. There are three games called ‘Crash Bash’, ‘Pogo-A-Gogo’ and ‘Jungle Bash’ which require a different number of skills to win. Whether deflecting balls from your goal, ramming your opponents off and ice ring or pogo sticking around the arena trying to secure as many squares as possible they are very different and will keep you on your toes. Battle mode will accommodate up to four players and you can either play as a team or in a ‘every creature for itself’ V’s match. You can set the level of difficulty from easy to absolute chaos. The Warp room act as the menu screen for each game and to go forward in levels. To me Crash is worth a bash but its not a patch on the previous presentations from the Naughty Dog team. Were as the previous games were for all ages this is more a eight to twelve year olds game even though I’m a big kid at heart.

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              08.12.2000 06:08
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              Crash Bash is the fifth outing of the Crash Bandicoot series of games for the Playstation. It’s the same old story of good versus evil. The story follows a challenge between Uka Uka (evil mask) and Aku Aku (good mask) who use the old familiar characters from previous Crash games as their pawns. Aku recruits the loveable but stupid Crash Bandicoot and Coco (Crash’s bit of stuff), whilst Uka bandies around the ‘baddies’ with the likes of N.Cortex, N.Bryo, Dingodile, Gorillaroo, and Tiny Tiger et al to do his dirty work. Crash Bash follows the same winning format as Crash Team Racing but instead of races there are individual games or challenges. Crash Bash has 3 modes of play: Adventure (1-2 players), Battle (1-4 players) and Tournament (1-4 players). The great thing is that 2 players can take part in the Adventure game! It not only makes a good team game, but also gives you a good excuse to blame someone else when it all goes horribly wrong! Also your mate or family member won’t get bored whilst you are playing and vice versa. Another advantage of Crash Bash team play is that the entire action takes place on the whole screen rather than in split screen views – although you will need a multi-tap for 3 & 4 players, but that will definitely be on our Xmas list! In the adventure mode, Crash Bash comprises of games a series of games across 4 different Warp Levels. Each warp level has the usual baddie blocking access for the following warp level. The further you progress the harder the game becomes. Your progression in adventure unblocks games in the tournament and battle modes. The Crash Bash includes the following type of games: ballistixs, polar push, pogo, crash wars, tank wars, crash dash, balloon bash, medieval mayhem (haven’t reach this game yet) plus the end of warp level bosses. You start off with 5 games on the first warp level. An extra game is added per warp level of progression e.g. 6,7 then
              8. Each game has 3 or 4 rewards – trophy, gem, crystal or relic. The more rewards the more you are allowed to progress. ‘Ballistixs’ follows a table hockey theme (good for the guys at Dooyoo!). The players are set out in a north, south, east & west configuration defending their respective goals. The aim of the game is to push, deflect, bounce, manoeuvre or force the balls into your opponents’ goal rather than yours. It’s both addictive and frustrating! The added bonuses are the force fields, electromagnets, and deflector options! It’s really fun and can get quite tricky, especially when you have up to 6-8 balls racing around the screen! ‘Polar Push’ pits the wits of the 4 characters in a festive fumble and nudge on ice. Each character is on little polar bear and has to push their opponents off the iceberg! Last bandicoot standing wins! It may sound simple but with added weapons such as the ½ ton weight, shrink & enlarge rays, lighting bolts, tilting icebergs plus bombs all add to the fun and frustration. The lightening bolts and weight have a count down timer before they come into play, so it’s also a game of ‘tag’ on who can keep or get rid off them. Pogo is like the title suggests each character is on a pogo stick. The aim is to pogo around the playing board lighting up and banking your colour of squares. Again, it may sound simple, or even boring, but with four players pinching your colour squares plus the use of missiles, lightening bolts, poisonous mushrooms, Ripper Roo, TNT and ‘speedy’ boots can make this game exciting and very annoying! Just when you go to bank 30 squares somebody (usually my playing partner nicks you bank box or lands on a poisonous mushroom which ends the game). Highest score individual or team score wins the game and gets the reward. Crash wars is a 4-character melee or skirmish, with the last player or team standing wins t
              he game. You can kick, spin, throw boxes and use special weapons (8 way missiles, homing missiles & lightening bolts) against your opponents. You have the usual wampa fruit to replenish some lost energy. Tank wars is similar to crash wars except all character are zooming around in tanks with revolving turrets. This time you only have 3 mines and your gun to kill off the evil enemies, usually against the clock! The tanks are quite amusing. The music is what you would label as ‘typically Yankee tank war’ music that I found quite amusing. Crash Dash is similar to the previous Crash game (Crash Team Racing). You have to complete in a race driving by zooming around in your hover car. The first person or team to win a certain number of laps wins! This is the weakest of the games. The controls of the vehicle are weak. The size of the track and vehicles are very small indeed! Balloon bash is found on warp level 4. It is another melee but this time the characters have to jump and burst their own colour of balloons on a revolving platform. Cunning weapons like vacuum cleaners attract all your colour balloons towards you. Popping black balloons turn everyone’s balloons your colour. If you pop anyone else’s balloons they explode in your face leaving you temporary paralysed. The winner or winning team is the one with most balloons popped at the end. The end of game boss levels include: chucking bombs and crates at Papu whilst dodging and killing the evil mini fake Crashes; using rocket launchers against the mad bad polar bear in his sub whilst evading his evil rocket launching robo-polar bears (evil yapping terminator-esque polar bears); all out frontal assault on Ripper Roo fort with tanks; and whipping N.Cortex’s bottom in the final level (haven’t reach him yet!). The battle and tournament modes of game play allow 1-4 players to tackle the above games, either individually or in sets of teams. Ea
              ch mode has an easy, medium or hard level setting. The difference between the two modes is that battles comprise of only one game. Tournaments are fought across four games. The games are as above. What’s Crash Bash like? Personally, I think it’s a great team game with three great modes of play. I found it more fun to play as a team rather than playing individually or versus one another. The option of playing as a team is first class and totally superb! Playing the adventure as a team of two is fun and exciting. It’s far better than playing an individual single player game, unlike the other Crash games. It’s an ideal game for parties, friends or mates to play all together. Unless you are Bill No-mates! There are no split screens either which enhances the game play! I love the ballistixs type games (fast & furious), my fiancée loves the pogo game (fun and comical) and my stepdaughter loves the polar push games (what she’s good at). We all hate each other’s favourite games, although pogo is quite good but very frustrating! The individual games are mostly okay although crash dash is seriously pants with a capital Y (-fronts). It’s all squashed up in a small arena. The novelty of each game soon wears off. You have to complete each game per warp level 3-4 times to win all the necessary rewards (crystal, trophy, gem and/or relic). Each warp level has a variation of the same game! By level 4 you’ve played the original 4 games 12 times each! Crash Bash isn’t as highly polished as Crash Team Racing or Crash 3! Maybe I was expecting too much? This apparent lack in standards (some of the individual games were pants – game play and visually, repetitive, no visual display of rewards per game & all characters have the same performance unlike CTR) is probably due to Eurocam taking over from Naughty Dog on the development of the game. Why change developers Sony Entertainment? I assume that Microso
              ft have poached them to develop games for the forthcoming X-box. Crash Bash is a good continuation of the Bandicoot series of games for the Playstation. It excels on the team mode making ideal playing with a friend or family member. If you love Crash buy it! Otherwise look elsewhere (I’m a great Crash fan!) because you may find the repetitive game play or hate one or two of the game. As a team or multi-player game I would give it 4/5, as a single player game playing 2/5 and 3/5 average overall unfortunately!

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                Basically Crash Bash can be defined as a fun multiplayer battle game that just about anyone can play. For fans of the previous Crash Bandicoot games the characters in Crash Bash series are all in this game along with a couple of new additions. You start off with just four mini-games with three to be unlocked once you've successfully worked your way the first four. Each game is a completely uniquely crazy type of game, one involves sumo-wrestling on the back of a polarbear on top of an iceberg. Each game mini-game in Crash Bash has four variations, for example you can play the polarbear iceberg game with a tilting iceberg and energy powerups. Although being mainly concentrated at the multiplayer market a single player adventure-mode has been included with four main zones each with an end-of-level boss to try and beat. The game only really comes into its element however in its multiplayer modes. You and up to three friends can battle it out in the Battle and Tournament modes individually or in teams of two. Game developers Eurocom have also promised a big secret hidden somewhere inside the game, quite what that is, no-one knows! Its not really worth buying this however if you don't have three friends and a multitap to play this with. It is suprisingly easy and addictive although at times a bit too simple. So basically, if you don't have any mates to play this with, don't bother getting it because the single-player mode just isn't enough to merit £30 of your hard-earned cash. This is a must buy for anyone with a multitap for their PlayStation and up to 3 friends to hook up with. A futher note, this game is released on December 1st Thanks for reading.

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                Developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software and published by Sony, this is the Crash Bandicoot party game. With 28 different types of mini-games (well, go on then, it's 7 different mini-games, but each one has 4 different modes) and playable by up to 4 players.