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  • Summary: In Crash Boom Bang!, Crash and his friends embark on a worldwide race in a quest for its multi-million dollar prize. With hidden intentions of finding an ancient lost city and the famed magical "Super Big Power Stone" that grants its user one wish, the race’s sponsor Viscount Devil plans on using the contestants to solve the mystery. The map of the race checkpoints is based on the Viscount’s ancient map, and the evil Dr. Neo Cortex, also an invitee to the race, has figured out the Viscount’s master plan and in his own relentless pursuit for world domination, sets out to steal the map and retrieve the legendary stone. It’s up to Crash and his friends to win the big race ... and save the world! [Vivendi] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. I like the game, but unless you’re comfortable with the cost to take advantage of the multiplayer functionality – the entire point of the game – I can’t recommend it.
  2. Despite showing enormous potential, Crash Boom Bang! is hampered by dodgy controls and a testing user interface. It's disappointing because this could have been a great multiplayer game. [Christmas 2006, p.80]
  3. A distinct average and oddly passionless collection of touchscreen mini-games.
  4. Crash Boom Bang is a mess. There are too many unneeded features, not enough time was spent developing the important ones, and hundreds of small hiccups and issues make this game feel like it should have gone through more inspections at every level of design.
  5. It could have been an interesting title but the problems with control, weird gameplay style, terrible graphics and rigged, repetitive games just kill any joy that would be garnered from playing it.
  6. 30
    A dull and poorly designed game. The mini-games are boring, you can't save in-game and you'll be waiting around a lot of the time. This is just a quickly rushed license title.
  7. Games like this ought to be easy to pick up and play, but “Crash Boom Bang” is so confusing and unnecessarily complicated that it will make any player shut off the DS in frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. WalawooP.
    Oct 19, 2006
    Just glad I kept the receipt, even brought a Nintendo DS just so I could play the latest crash game. This is by far the worst crash game I've ever played, just lifeless. Thank you vivendo, Dimps and Radical entertainment, you've killed the Bandicoot we all know and love. BRING BACK NAUGHTY DOG! Expand
  2. CrashedBandicoont
    Oct 22, 2006
    Horrible. I loved ol' Crash back in the PS1 days, but the well has run dry on this franchise.
  3. CameronC.
    Nov 5, 2006
    Crash did not leave with a bang. Crash has really gone down hill since he isn't developped by Naughty Dog.
  4. HeidiT.
    Jul 16, 2007
    I had no clue on what to do in this game I regret buying it.