Product Type: Sony Playstation games
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Crash bandicoot warped (ps1)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Member Name: doriee
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Advantages: Best crash game yet, lots of new characters
Disadvantages: can be repetitive if you're trying to get gold in the time trials.
You start off in the warp room, this is just where the levels are on display and you can see and choose one, you start off with 1-2 numbered buttons on the floor, you can play any of these in any order right from the start, as long as you complete the level it doesn't matter. The first set of levels are on a wide castle wall and is very medieval and quite like a fairytale. You start off as Crash bandicoot and collect all the apples and boxes and along the way you have to fight wizards, guards with swinging sword, goats and the funniest one is a frog, if you don't manage to spin it away or jump over it, it will jump on you kiss you and turn itself into a prince which is funny but this does count as you've lost a life. Within the first set of levels you also have to play as coco and one is where to have to ride the tiger around the castle wall getting all boxes and missing all the barrels, guards and other enemies. Other levels also feature dinosaurs chasing you where you have to run towards the screen, jet ski levels and more. After you have completed these 5 levels there is the boss to beat before you can move onto the next 5 levels.
Each set of levels has it's own theme, the next 5 levels are in what looks like the middle east and you have to beat people which swords monies, people holding barrels, scorpions and magic carpet men. There are certain gems and keys you will need to collect one each level and they show you which ones you will get if you have managed to do what was required, for completing the level you get a purple glowing crystal, if you collect all boxes you will get a silver gem, in the first game to get the silver gem you couldn't die and had to get all the boxes, naughty dog (the creatures) must of realised in the end that this is too hard to do so in this game you just have to get all the boxes it doesn't matter if you die, the bonus level boxes, tnt and nitrus are all included in this so you must make sure you blow everything up. Once you have completed the level you can go back on it and do what is called a time trial, this will get rid of all the apples and replace some boxes with yellow ones which say either 1 2 or 3. These stop the clock for that amount of seconds, You can collect the mask boxes so if you get 3 of course you run even faster through it, there are set times for the normal key and the gold key, if you get any running masks and hit every yellow box to stop the clock you are looking at getting the gold key every time.
With Crash bandicoot warped you can really tell a lot of effort has gone into this one more so than the others which were good of course but this game is brilliant. As technology has gotten better so has the Crash bandicoot graphics and music, the music is roughly still the same but has a better tempo and is more upbeat with extra notes in it but is still the same tunes as the first games. The graphics have improved massively from what they was although last night playing a time trial level I did fall through a wall for no reason when you should be able to, so there is still room for improvement which by now of course has been done.
The game and level itself is really easy when you think about it, but there are that many enemies to defeat and so many weird shaped holes to miss that we miss judge it and it actually turns out to be a hard game to complete in full. The game is very simplistic but this makes it harder which I think is really clever. You can tell a lot of effort has been put into this because you can do several things one each level and they have created hidden moves which you can unlock every time you beat a boss such as triple spin and double jump, and when fighting evil enemies the triple spin really comes in handy.
This along with all the crash games is a great family game that everyone can master with a little bit of time and you can play it over and over again, we only had to look at a walk through on youtube once so it really isn't that hard for people to play but we're gamer geeks and need to get all the achievements. You can play this on ps3 so there isn't an excuse not to own this game in some way or another.
Summary: 5/5 for the best crash bandicoot game yet