In the other play style, "Retro", the player is given a limited number of lives represented by a floating head of the character currently in play , of which more can be collected within the levels. If the player's last life is lost, the level will be restarted from the beginning. Neither the game's difficulty nor reward progress is affected by the differing play styles. The gameplay takes place from a third-person perspective, with some sections involving the player character running toward the camera or moving in a side-scrolling fashion.
They can also grind on, hang off and hop across rails, as well as run along designated walls. Crates generally contain Wumpa Fruit, which grant an extra life if are collected in the Retro play style. Other crates contain an Aku Aku mask, which shields the player character from contact with a single enemy or hazard.
Collecting three consecutive Aku Aku masks will grant the player character temporary invincibility from all dangers except falling down bottomless pits. While invincible, the player character can automatically kill enemies and break crates within a certain radius.
Each Bonus area consists of a short side-scrolling puzzle sequence in which the player must break all the crates within the area. Dying in a Bonus area will not deplete a life in the Retro play style, and results in the player character respawning next to the Bonus platform within the level.
A feature new to the series is the Quantum Masks, four magical masks that are scattered throughout the game and grant Crash and Coco special powers to traverse obstacles during particular segments. Each character features their own unique move sets: Cortex uses a raygun that can transform enemies into solid or bouncy platforms, along with being able to perform a forward dash.
Dingodile uses a vacuum gun that can suck up and fire enemies and objects, as well as draw in faraway collectibles. Tawna, while maintaining some moves used by Crash and Coco, can jump off walls and use a grappling hook to hit objects from long distances.
Each level includes a total of twelve Gems, which can be obtained by fulfilling objectives such as collecting a certain amount of Wumpa Fruit, breaking all the level's crates, completing the level without dying more than three times, and finding the Gem in a hidden area. Earning a certain amount of Gems in a level unlocks a cosmetic skin for either Crash or Coco,  for each a total of 30 skins can be unlocked.
Sanely Perfect Relic, an achievement that is required for the game's full completion. Aside from the main levels, every other Dimension includes a dedicated boss level. Time Trials are activated by collecting a stopwatch icon at the beginning of the level.
While a Time Trial is active, all checkpoints are removed, thus requiring the player to start the level over if the player character dies. Verted" mode for each level, in which the level's path is inverted, a different visual effect depending on the level's Dimension is applied, and the Wumpa Fruit are rebranded as "Bumpa Berries". Six of a level's twelve Gems are only accessible in the N.
Verted mode. Collecting a Flashback Tape unlocks a "Flashback Level", a side-scrolling level that takes place before and during the first game. The game features both local cooperative and competitive hotseat multiplayer modes. In Bandicoot Battle, players compete against other players in time trials. It has two distinct modes: Checkpoint Race, in which the player must reach a checkpoint and complete a level as fast as they can, and Crate Combo, which tasks players to smash as many crates as possible while being timed.
The cooperative multiplayer mode is called "Pass N. Play", in which players take turns to complete the game's campaign. All multiplayer modes can accommodate up to four players. Following their defeat at the hands of Crash , [b] Uka Uka attempts to liberate himself and Doctors Neo Cortex and Nefarious Tropy from their prison in the past.
His latest effort rips open a hole in the fabric of space and time, and causes him to pass out. Cortex and N. Tropy swiftly escape, abandoning Uka Uka. They discover that the rift links their universe to the rest of the multiverse , and decide to make use of it to conquer all dimensions. To ensure success, the pair create the Rift Generator, a generator capable of opening other space-time rifts, and recruit aid from Doctors N.
Gin and Nitrus Brio to provide an army in anticipation of their enemies' interference. Aku Aku, Uka Uka's twin brother, senses a great power emanating from N. Sanity Island's central peak, and urges Crash to investigate. Crash's exploration leads him to Lani-Loli, whom Aku Aku recognizes as one of the Quantum Masks — four ancient witch doctor masks that have great power over space and time, and who would only appear if something has opened up the multiverse.
At Lani-Loli's urging, Crash and his sister Coco follow him through a rift as he explains that they need to find the other three Quantum Masks across the multiverse to seal the rifts. During their adventure, Crash and Coco meet an alternate version of Tawna, Crash's old girlfriend. Although they are thrilled to see each other, Tawna declines to explain what happened to Crash and Coco in her own dimension, and insists on working alone. At the same time, Crash and Coco's old enemy Dingodile, who recently retired from villainy to run a diner, is sucked into a rift after exacting revenge on a group of rivaling moonshiner bats after they detonate his business, and he traverses through dimensions in his search for home.
Gin and N. When they defeat Cortex, N. Tropy betrays him and reveals that he and his new partner later revealed to be a female version of himself from Tawna's dimension plan to use the Rift Generator's power to reset the timeline in all dimensions so that they may rule over all existence as gods. The trio meet up with Dingodile and Tawna on a space station, but Tawna captures Crash and Coco and leaves them bound as she goes to face the Tropies at the Rift Generator herself.
After Dingodile and Cortex free Crash and Coco, they happen upon Tawna struggling against the female Tropy, who tauntingly reveals that she killed Crash and Coco herself in Tawna's dimension. After the Tropies are defeated, the Quantum Masks destroy the Rift Generator, sealing all the space-time disruptions. However, following a celebratory trip to a futuristic city, Cortex betrays the group and kidnaps Kupuna-Wa.
He uses her powers to travel back in time to — the year of his original bid for world domination — in an attempt to avert Crash's creation. Ultimately, he is unsuccessful in both convincing his past self to abandon the experiment and killing the present Crash, Coco and Aku Aku, who followed him from the future. As the Quantum Masks banish him to a remote corner of the universe, the past Cortex proceeds with the experiment, preparing to brainwash the past Crash with the Cortex Vortex; the present Crash accidentally destroys the Vortex's power source, causing it to malfunction and reject his past self, thereby ensuring his own creation.
Dingodile rebuilds and reopens his diner, Cortex relaxes on a beach and enjoys the peace and quiet, and Crash, Coco, Tawna, Aku Aku and the Quantum Masks play video games at their home on N. Sanity Island. Following an epilogue narrated by Crash detailing the fates and whereabouts of the game's characters, Cortex's relaxation is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Uka Uka.
Sane Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch. The game's title was intended to establish it as a direct continuation of the original trilogy in both its narrative and gameplay style, retconning the previous sequels that were less favorably received. The team also sought to maintain the momentum set by the recent success of the N. Sane Trilogy. Sane Trilogy and establish it as a brand new installment. The team's previous experience with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy allowed them to settle on a direction defined by clear shapes, soft gradients, and an off-kilter quality that gave the remaster a whimsical and playful feel; the team then took this core direction and amplified it for Crash Bandicoot 4 to create a more wild and chaotic aesthetic that better reflected the series' irreverent tone.
Upon establishing Crash's look and feel, the art team began what art director Josh Nadelberg called "a really loose and liberating process" of sketching various gameplay ideas and scenarios to provide inspiration for the design team. Many of the game's settings and environmental features were created before any story was written or any game design was constructed; Nadelberg rationalized that waiting to understand the story and script before accomplishing any designing was not a sensible direction for a platform game, a genre not traditionally reliant on storytelling.
Some of the art team's smaller ideas would evolve into larger scenarios; for example, lead concept artist Ron Kee's sketch of Crash bouncing on drums served as the basis for the heavy metal -themed boss battle against N. Although Kee acknowledged that this open-ended ideation phase was somewhat difficult due to the various directions taken, the team was able to create an overall aesthetic that Nadelberg described as "super wacky and full of motion and energy everywhere you look".
The development team recognized early on that a new series installment needed to retain the elements that made Crash Bandicoot unique among platform games. To this end, they played the original games and compared them to the N. Sane Trilogy , studied Crash Bandicoot community channels, and engaged with fans within Toys for Bob.
The team then dissected the games' mechanics to determine fresh elements to instill in the franchise. The "density" mask, who would become Akano, originally granted the power of extreme density, which would cause the player character to move slowly, allow them to walk through explosions, lessen their jumping ability and cause them to fall through certain surfaces. Following a series of prototype puzzles, the team felt that limiting the player's speed and jumping prowess resulted in a less fun experience, and thus tweaked Akano's ability into a "dark matter spin" that would send the character into perpetual motion.
Conceptual designing for the Quantum Masks began before their mechanics were finalized, with artist Brett Bean drawing influence from various cultures in different time frames. Kupuna-Wa and Ika-Ika were the easiest masks to design,  with Kupuna-Wa being based around time-based symbols,  and Ika-Ika featuring two-halves displaying mountain and ocean motifs; while Ika-Ika's "blustery old gentleman" personality was quickly established, his other personality was originally more nauseous to reflect his side's water imagery.
Lani-Loli's development was the most difficult. This influenced Kole to formulate a "dual personality" concept that went as far as the modeling phase. From there, he based Lani-Loli's designs on puzzle motifs, which was later simplified to having certain parts of his face outside of his eyes and mouth being solid or transparent at any given moment.
The development team's earliest task was to update Crash's design for the new game, which prompted conversation within the art team attempting to determine Crash's personality. They eventually honed in on what Nadelberg described as "this dude who's always in the wrong place at the wrong time" who "just manages to get himself out of all these crazy situations in a heroic way, but he's not your classic hero".
The team's concept artists created various designs for Crash, with Kole being tasked with combining the most suitable elements from each iteration. Kole did not find photographic references to real bandicoots helpful in the design process, as his attempts to incorporate them resulted in a deviation from the character's spirit; Kole likened Crash's general design to an artist's attempt at drawing a bandicoot from memory a couple years after having seen one.
It was actually kind of a big technical challenge to pull that off just right. Toys for Bob's study of the series' mechanics further inspired the inclusion of additional playable characters. The selection was ultimately determined by who would best fit into the game's core platforming tenants. The team then decided that the characters should fill particular narrative roles, with Cortex and Tawna respectively being positioned as a villain and " guardian angel ".
Seeking a wild card to contrast both characters, the team reworked Dingodile into a chaotic neutral figure who causes mischief while attempting to get home. The characters' distinct personalities allowed the team to find unique ways to fit them into the game's plot and gameplay, as well as take the opportunity to introduce new platforming mechanics.
Cortex, like Coco, was given only small design adjustments. However, according to Kole, his more "debonair" proportions resulted in his animations turning out "too handsome", which was mitigated with the creation of an expression sheet that aided in the preservation of Cortex's traditionally comedic characterization. Early experiments involved Cortex using the raygun to devolve enemy characters, such as turning a dinosaur into a hatchling. The team recognized that this would have doubled the amount of assets required for each level Cortex was featured in.
They then simplified the concept to turning enemy characters into a random object within the game. The random element was discarded in favor of different platforms to accommodate the traditionally deterministic nature of the series; the two types of platforms were pared down from three for further simplification. Tawna's inclusion and redesign was given special attention in consideration of the series' dominance of male characters.
Writer Mandy Benanav played a significant role in her characterization,  pointing out that the narrative's "alternate dimension" aspect provided an opportunity to showcase a version of Tawna who was the hero of her own universe. The grappling hook resulted in an emphasis on mobility-based gameplay, and was influenced by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Dingodile's design was challenging for the artists due to the need to find a balance between the elements of his unique hybrid anatomy.
For Dingodile's gameplay, the general notion of a vacuum was an early decision by the developers. Experiments with the vacuum mechanic included using TNT crates to launch Dingodile backward, pulling switches, and operating slingshots, which were all rejected due to their complexity and effect on the game's pacing. Tropy's role as the catalyst of the game's dimension-hopping narrative granted the artists ample opportunity for exploration.
A wide range of variations on Tropy were created, including an infant piloting a mechanical suit. The prospect of adding a female villain to the series led the team to create the female Tropy,  whose design was influenced by Victorian horror audiobooks. Brio's boss battle, Kole created a number of alternate forms that Brio would transform himself into, including a " Slinky worm" and a pterosaur. Although the team ultimately only used Brio's trademark "hulking brute" form for simplicity, the team's positive response to the pterosaur design led to its inclusion in the end-of-level cutscene.
His inclusion prompted the art team to design several members of his species, who appear as enemy characters. The development team intended Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time to be "the biggest Crash game ever", which influenced the scope and length of the levels as well as the amount of extra features. Sane Trilogy as well as Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled allowed the team to analyze the franchise's fundamental elements and emulate the gameplay and camera of the original games.
The team used Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back as its primary frame of reference in finding a balance between new features and preserving the series' core platforming experience. However, they found that their goal concerning the game's difficulty melded better with the linear map system seen in the first game. This system also allowed the team to better craft the game's narrative chronologically, as they sought to place more emphasis on storytelling and character relationships than previous installments had.
Verted levels,   while Activision Shanghai assisted in creating the game's multiplayer modes. The score of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was composed by Walter Mair , who was a fan of the franchise and was enthusiastic when he was invited for an audition by Toys for Bob. Mair was granted access to the title from an early stage of development, allowing him to observe the creation of the game's animations, characters and settings.
As Toys for Bob sought to create a sculpted and dynamic musical experience, Mair maintained frequent communication with the audio team, seeking to create an inventive and fresh score that stayed true to the series' established tone. To this end, he incorporated the characteristically heavy use of marimbas and playful compositions, as well as some familiar themes such as those of Cortex and N. Mair's instrumentation for the game's multitude of characters and settings was varied; for example, Dingodile's leitmotif is defined by a double bass and a "clumsily played" tuba, while the prehistoric levels feature primitive instruments such as bone flutes and fur drums.
The game's voice-acting was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Rocket Sound studio under the direction of Amanda Wyatt. Gin, and Fred Tatasciore as Dingodile. On June 11, , the redesigns for Crash and Tawna were leaked via merchandise listings by European distributor Blackfire. On June 22, a trailer showcasing gameplay mechanics and featuring the Fatboy Slim track " The Rockafeller Skank " was revealed, as well as a release date of October 2 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Verted levels and Dingodile's gameplay were revealed on Sony 's State of Play livestream on August 6,  and the Flashback levels were revealed at the Gamescom on August On August 10, , a piece of placeholder source code for the game's official website was found to refer to the Nintendo Switch in a section labeled "PlatformLabel", stirring speculation that the game would potentially be released on the platform.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time received "generally favorable" reviews on all platforms, according to review aggregator Metacritic. Michael Leri of GameRevolution gave the game a perfect score and proclaimed it to be the best entry in the series. Sane Trilogy ,  others found them to be imprecise, particularly on the platforms' edges. The Quantum Masks were generally welcomed for adding variety to the series' established mechanics. The difficulty level was regarded as challenging and often frustrating, [h] with Goslin and Steven Green of Nintendo World Report claiming that the game's approach to challenge was outdated.
The visuals were praised for their bright and vibrant colors, [i] varied and detailed environments, [j] expressive character designs and animations,     and Saturday-morning cartoon -styled cutscenes. Paul Tamburro of GameRevolution ridiculed detractors by characterizing their grievances as shallow, and regarded the controversy as "depressing".
The soundtrack was positively received for its upbeat and catchy nature and emulation of Josh Mancell 's work on the original trilogy. In the United States, the game finished as the 11th best-selling game of September; despite being released in October, October 2—4 is considered by the NPD Group to be a part of the last week of September. SuperData Research speculated that the recent remasters resulted in a lessened demand for the new title, and observed that its particular release period was more crowded than that of its predecessors.
However, they noted that the game's first-month earnings were the highest for a contemporary Crash Bandicoot title due to its higher price tag. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the title in the Crash Bandicoot series. Activision Support.
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Wumpa Fruit has never looked as delicious as it does in 4K. The storytelling and characters are hilarious, the attention to detail is incredible. Game Rant. If one has managed to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X console, they can't go wrong with Crash Bandicoot 4, as it's a tremendous platforming game and one of the genre's best.
Those that already own the last-gen version of the game will be happy to know that, unlike other Activision titles, the Crash Bandicoot 4 next-gen upgrade is free, so there's no reason not to try it out. Crash Bandicoot 4 was one of the best family-friendly titles from and months later it comes back to spread the love in new platforms where it's more than welcome.
The best thing is that the next-gen update improves one of the biggest weaknesses the game had initially, which was its loading times. Do not expect any kind of extra content, though. Sane Trilogy. User Reviews. Write a Review. Positive: 4 out of 7. Mixed: 0 out of 7. Negative: 3 out of 7.
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