Sept. 9 in 1996, the world was introduced to the marsupial of madness, Crash Bandicoot as a PlayStation exclusive. For the 90’s generation and video game lovers, Crash Bandicoot became a classic game as well as a beloved PlayStation mascot. The story started with a bandicoot named Crash that was captured by the evil scientist, Dr. Neo Cortex. After Crash was blasted by the evolvo ray and escaped the mind control device used by Dr. Cortex, Crash embarks on a quest to save his girlfriend and the world with his spirit guide, Aku Aku, from Dr. Cortex’s Cortex Commandos. Crash continues to save the day against the evil Dr. Cortex in space and through time in the second and third installments of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy.
The series held on strong for the next 10 years with the release of a new Crash Bandicoot game each year. Crash Bandicoot has made a big comeback within the past four years after the last game in the series Nitro Kart 2 was released in 2010. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was released in 2017, including remasters of the first three games in the series: Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped. The following release, Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, which came out in 2019, is a remastered version of the 1999 game Crash Team Racing. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the newest game released last year as a follow up to Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
For the Crash Bandicoot series 25th anniversary, Activision has announced a special bundle for fans of the franchise. This particular bundle contains the following: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, all three of which are excellent. The Crashiversary bundle is $59 and the Quadrilogy bundle, without the racing game, comes in at $41.99. The bundles are available today on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Happy Crashiversary to all the bandicoot fans!