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Childhood Revival for £3.99- Crash Bandicoot.


Yes, you heard correctly tonight I discovered that whilst im waiting for the PlayStation 4 to arrive I can be revisiting some of my favourite games of all time from my childhood. This is a fantastic discovery I made on the PlayStation store, the first game I went to look for was the one and only Crash Bandicoot. Crash is such an iconic character in video games history not just in my personal life of religiously playing crash bandicoot when I was a kid. ########crash-bandicoot-av

And where better to start than the original PlayStation 1 classic of Crash Bandicoot which on the PlayStation store was only £3.99! this amazed me so much I swiftly bought the game and had the download running.

That’s a little glimpse of the introduction to the game and how it was back in 1996 (I was 1 years old), I got my PlayStation 1 when I was 4 or 5 and games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the dragon was my utter idols that glued me to the screen. Safe to say for Sony at 18years old when I loaded this game up I must have had the exact same expression on my face of extreme concentration crossed with overwhelming amazement and my childhood screaming out “play it Jason!”.


Although compared to now a days the graphics and performance of gaming is miles ahead of what it was back then this game is still fantastic for gameplay and fun. I can honestly say that the 2hours I spent on this after downloading it for 30minutes was the most fun I have had on a game in some time (actual fun enjoyment not raging one minute then telling other people how sick you are the next minute).  Crash has everything its got levels that have you running towards the screen away from a boulder which have you heart in your neck moments after running a long way from the checkpoints, to hog riding dodging spikes at a fast pace and other obstacles then sometimes if you collect the 3 pictures you have a bonus mission which goes left to right like Mario or sonic. I am currently on the second island right at the end, I have beat bosses Papu Papu and Ripper Roo with much difficulty it has to be said. I haven’t found this game easy in one bit and that pleases me as I wouldn’t want to feel like my endless hours of childhood could be smashed out in a 3hour session now I have played games most of my life. Emotions run high in gameplay from frustration at your own silly mistakes to utter joy when you finally get across that collapsing bridge after several (I counted 32) attempts at doing so.

“Experience one of the best action/platform games ever made! Enter the vivid world of Crash Bandicoot, a marsupial on a mission! His brain’s been scrambled, his girlfriend is held captive, and his arch nemesis has a big N on his forehead! And you thought you had it tough! Over 30 crazy levels with the type of gameplay you love the most! Encounter bonus levels, fiendish traps, hair raising enemies and disappearing bridges!”- PlayStation Overview- Sony.

I mean what else is there to say other than in that brief overview its epic. So for just £3.99 you can have one of your most cherished childhood games on your PlayStation 3 like me. That’s if you don’t still have your PlayStation 1 and if you do you are epic. This will certainly occupy my time very well up until the PlayStation 4 on Friday alongside work.

Recent news that Activision are considering reviving the Crash Bandicoot series had my jumping from wall to wall with excitement as imagine Crash on next generation PS4 I cant even think of how awesome that would be for me personally. Thank you Sony for so cheaply reuniting me with my childhood.

Author: Jason Pook 3D

Current student at Hull School of Art and Design studying Games Design.

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