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  • Summary: Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through theYour favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered HD graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy can be compared to a good, old Chardonnay. It gives players the ability to enjoy an excellent remaster of three classic platformers and the adventures of an iconic character in one, single package. This is a collection that all Switch owners should be looking forward to.
  2. Jul 6, 2018
    83
    Crash Bandicoot returns with new graphics and the classic gameplay (which is sometimes unforgiving due to the camera movement). Nintendo Switch version offers lower resolution than PS4 or Xbox One, but the game still looks great and we love the possibility to play anywhere in portable mode.
  3. Jul 20, 2018
    82
    At the fair price of $40, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy offers three fun platforming classics that have been re-created from the ground up, and only minor adjustments have been made for the Switch. The first title suffer from its unification strategy, so it's a more frustrating experience, but Cortex Strikes Back and Warped play really well. The visual style and graphical performance on the Switch are fantastic thanks to the minor adjustments, making this a well-deserved port for the handheld's library.
  4. Jul 1, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a loving remaster of a series of fan-favorite games. If you need a dose of 32-bit nostalgia, or if you want to see where one of gaming’s iconic characters started you can’t go wrong here.
  6. 75
    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is a fun collection of titles filled with nostalgia value, presented in a wonderful looking HD package. It runs well and overall is a perfectly competent platformer. If you can forgive that some aspects of these games haven’t aged well in the last 20 years, then this can be a pretty fun throwback experience.
  7. Jun 28, 2018
    60
    The culprit behind Crash's dated feel is the passage of time. Vicarious Visions, for its part, succeeded in revitalizing Crash from an artistic perspective while preserving the charm that made him appealing when he first showed up, but years have passed since the original PlayStation was relevant, and we are well past the formative years of 3D gaming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    Does exactly what it says on the tin. If you liked the original three Crash games then you're going to love this, as that's exactly what itDoes exactly what it says on the tin. If you liked the original three Crash games then you're going to love this, as that's exactly what it is! Feels great to play with the Switch controllers (personally I preferred using a pro controller, but the joycons work well too) and the handheld mode feels incredibly natural. I spent hours playing through this as soon as it had finished downloading and just couldn't put it down - a great package of nostalgia and charm whilst being a constant blast to play. Didn't find either of the two new levels very exciting but I think they're aimed for slightly more hardcore gamers given the difficulties. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2018
    10
    Crash en portatil una maravilla, quema todas las demás copias de ps4 y xbox o pc que la de switch es la mejor de todas!! un gran acierto paraCrash en portatil una maravilla, quema todas las demás copias de ps4 y xbox o pc que la de switch es la mejor de todas!! un gran acierto para poder disfrutar de la mascota de sony en nintendo :D ah! y por cierto es muy divertido :) Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    10
    One of the best Ports to The Nintendo Switch, as many people complain about Crash's Difficultly I didn't run into parts why it was toOne of the best Ports to The Nintendo Switch, as many people complain about Crash's Difficultly I didn't run into parts why it was to difficult, I am glad that the creators decided to change somethings that many people found annoying in the original PS4 release such as Longer Load Times which now don't take their time to load, certain lighting effects like why Cortex is Speak to you in Crash 2 and 3 his head now clashes well with the background. Even though the Switch Port isn't as powerful as the PS4 release it is still a must buy for any Switch Owner the Trilogy's Three Games are all amazing and play well Docked and Portable the N Sane Trilogy was a great choice for Switch, Now we can only hope that Spyro get's a release on Switch or Crash Joins the Battle in the Smash Ultimate. Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2018
    9
    So much frustration, anger and love!

    This game is a travel back to my childhood and it's as good as I remember(except for Crash 1, that
    So much frustration, anger and love!

    This game is a travel back to my childhood and it's as good as I remember(except for Crash 1, that game was not that good and, if you're not a completionist, you should leave it and play the other 2).

    If you spend too much time away from your house like me the Switch version is a must, if not choose where you feel more comfortable playing and have fun!
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  5. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    Crash Bandicoot is back for a nostalgia trip for those that have experienced the first three games, but only this time, the games areCrash Bandicoot is back for a nostalgia trip for those that have experienced the first three games, but only this time, the games are remastered to fit them all into a modern console. This is a game that I do recommend so you can at least experience the first three games in high definition whether for fun or nostalgia. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2018
    7
    Crash Bandicoot was Dark Souls before Dark Souls was a thing-- and by that I mean, the difficult can be absurdly unrelenting. Crash BandicootCrash Bandicoot was Dark Souls before Dark Souls was a thing-- and by that I mean, the difficult can be absurdly unrelenting. Crash Bandicoot is the epitome of "trial and error" gaming, and to get through most of the game's levels, you have to memorize them.

    Back when I was a kid, I managed to achieve acquiring every single gem, crystal and platinum ankh in the second and third games, and when trying to do the same today, I marvel at the patience I must have had, because I had forgotten just how RIDICULOUSLY unfair the series was.

    Toe barely over a cliff edge?
    You fall and die.
    Didn't jump far enough?
    You die.
    Jumped too far?
    You die.
    Barely touch the edge of an enemy?
    You die.
    Run past one enemy only for another one to suddenly surprise you over the hill because of the horrendous camera angles?
    You die.
    Jump too soon?
    You die.
    Jump too late?
    You die.
    Spot an enemy on the screen as your sliding across a patch of ice, but you can't slow down in time?
    You die.
    All your lives are gone. Game over.

    And yet, somehow, Crash Bandicoot is still less forgiving than Dark Souls ever was. Gathering lives is a pain due to how many times you fall into pits. Gathering Aku masks is pointless for the same reason. Most of your deaths are due to falls, and this was always true in Crash Bandicoot games. When re-releasing the series, Vicarious Visions did nothing to update this, I imagine because they wanted to stay true to the original game's "spirit."

    Well, the spirit of Crash is definitely there, and for that I'm grateful... but I'm also this close to chucking my controller across the room whenever I play these. I remember them being annoyingly hard, but not this harsh.

    Still, a lot of the pain is worth reliving some of these games. The visuals are fantastic, and I never thought I'd see Crash updated to this level. And I'd be remiss if I didn't say I had a smile on my face when remembering myself as a kid, sitting on the floor with a Playstation controller in my hand and playing the hell out of these.

    Are they as fun as I remember? Eh... sadly, no. They're a LOT more painful than I recall them being, and I don't know if that's intended or not. Do they reignite my love for old Playstation games? Absolutely.

    Still... if you haven't played these games in the past, I actually wouldn't recommend them. They're at times insufferable and anger-inducing. Few games are as nonsensical as the Crash series nowadays, and there's a very good reason for that. Trial and error is really not any fun.
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  7. Jul 3, 2018
    0
    Terrible Controls. Terrible Hitboxes. Terrible Gameplay. Terrible Game. Waste of Money. Waste of Time.

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