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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: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  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. Jun 28, 2018
    85
    If you don’t mind the lower resolution and slightly less crisp visuals, then the Switch version is incredibly easy to recommend, especially as it gains portability. It’s a cracking port of one of the best remasters around. It's odd to say, but it almost feels like this should be Crash's new home.
  3. Jul 1, 2018
    83
    A year after releasing on PlayStation 4, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is now on Nintendo Switch as a solid adaptation that compensates for a slight graphic downgrade with portability.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    The crashing challenge of the first three Crash Bandicoot instalments gets an impressively solid, as well as stunning upgrade, making the original PlayStation series feel obsolete. The collision detection could use a nice little patch, and the omission of a higher frame-rate feels almost silly, but other than that, fans of tough retro platformers are advised to try this out. NOW!
  5. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Nintendo Switch is a well-done port that recovers the feeling of the original PlayStation titles, adding new graphics and music to the sense of nostalgia for its '90s gameplay.
  6. Jul 3, 2018
    79
    The switch version of the N. Sane Trilogy is the worst graphically, but the compact level design is perfect on the go.
  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: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Jul 13, 2018
    10
    Crash Bandicoot is the first game I ever played on Playstation. this is on of my favorite 3d parkour game that remind me childhood memory. I'mCrash Bandicoot is the first game I ever played on Playstation. this is on of my favorite 3d parkour game that remind me childhood memory. I'm so glad that I can play crash anywhere I go on Nintendo Switch.
    Graphic are so much better but I only wish to be able to switch between new and old graphic to see how much work they put into. Overall I really think this game worth his price if you are a true fan
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  2. Jul 8, 2018
    10
    As someone who had Crash Bandicoot 1 and Warped on the Playstation 1, when the Switch version came out I had to buy it. I had it on PS4 andAs someone who had Crash Bandicoot 1 and Warped on the Playstation 1, when the Switch version came out I had to buy it. I had it on PS4 and completed Warped, but never got around to the other 2 games. With the switch I have already completed 1 and am trying Crash 2 for the first time. The originals were 10/10 and the switch version is the same with nicer graphics and its portable!
    A must buy if you like platformers! 10/10
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  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. Jun 30, 2018
    8
    I remember playing all three of these Crash games back in the 90s when I had better hair and reflexes. I bought this game on PS4 last year andI remember playing all three of these Crash games back in the 90s when I had better hair and reflexes. I bought this game on PS4 last year and was hesitant to plop another 30-40 bucks on a technically inferior Switch version. But one of the Switch's selling points is its portability and that makes one's 'definitive' version of a cross-platform the Switch version one can take anywhere.

    First, the graphics are noticeably worse than the PS4 version. No fancy hair effects on Crash, poorer shadows, and less vegetation are all easily recognized with a point of comparison. After playing for a few hours on a proper monitor though, those differences become less and less important. The resolution is a bummer however, I really wish they could have hit 1080p on docked. The frame-rate is solid and I haven't noticed any slowdown at all so far. The 30fps target isn't stellar but that's all this port had to aim for. ONE HUGE IMPROVEMENT comes with the load times. Holy cow! One of the main reasons I didn't like booting up or playing this game on PS4, was the obscene loadtimes for the games themselves and every level in and out. That hasn't been patched out as far as I know. On Switch everything loads quickly and is no longer an annoyance.

    As far as the games themselves, they are still a blast if you like more old-school platformers. I've read some reviews that pain these games as out-dated or otherwise showing their age with regards to gameplay. I think that's an absurd argument. Certainly, these games are harder than a lot of more modern games, especially certain sections of Crash 1. The mechanics are more simple but they are tight and pushed to the hilt. The games challenge relies on precision jumping in both time and space.

    I personally enjoy this style of gameplay. The levels are varied aesthetically and filled with secrets. For completionists there are plenty of very challenging activities in nearly every level.

    It's not like Switch is hurting for platformers, but, if you like them this is definitely worth looking into because with 3 whole games in the package, you're getting some serious bang for your bucks.
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  6. Aug 11, 2018
    7
    Crash is mash.

    I was excited to finally get a chance to play the original crash games. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, Crash was
    Crash is mash.

    I was excited to finally get a chance to play the original crash games. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, Crash was always a brand I knew, but knew very little about. Having played it now, I can see why these games are classics. They're pretty messy though, at least in this port of this remaster.

    Visually, the games look pretty good, though some of the models are kind of nasty. There's a lot of good looking levels and bad looking levels just based on color palette or lighting. I think the way they remade the main characters looks great though, and the music is classic goodness.

    The controls never stopped feeling slippery for me. Ultimately that's not a huge problem because most of the stages are generous with their platform size and jump distances, but occasionally the game expects precision and expertise on a control system that doesn't feel quite right. There've already been analyses done online showing the difference in Crash's hitbox that causes him to slide off ledges more often than in the original, and while I don't have the experience with the series to give any input on that, I can say that would explain a lot of my issues with the game. I actually kind of like that the first batch of 3D platformers were working with much less precise design to accommodate the freedom of movement, and so when Crash is suddenly supposed to jump across a massive gap using the specific momentum from jumping off the far end of an enemy's hit-box, it almost seems like a joke. Also all the driving and other weird stages in Crash 3 did nothing for me. It felt like variety for variety's sake, and the new mechanics weren't exactly fun.

    I get why people would really love this game, especially if it's something they've been waiting for since the PS1. I like the game. I like Crash as a character and I think by building off of this remake, the team behind the franchise could develop a whole new golden era of that infernal Bandicoot. This game however could've benefitted from either sticking closer to the original or working to improve more of the original's design. As it is, it's just a bit of a mash.
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  7. Jul 18, 2018
    0
    HORRIBLE!! DON'T PLAY THIS GAME ON NINTENDO SWITCH
    Why? The game has downgrade: Bad color palette(Crash looks brown instead of orange
    HORRIBLE!! DON'T PLAY THIS GAME ON NINTENDO SWITCH
    Why? The game has downgrade: Bad color palette(Crash looks brown instead of orange sometimes), missing textures, missing lighting (this makes Crash look completely dark many times). Yeah, it's portable but the portable mode looks like ass, it runs 480p into a 720p screen = it looks BLURRY! If you want this game, buy it for PS4 or PC, this is another bad port just like Wolfenstein 2.
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