Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage Game Boy Advance

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  • Summary: In Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, Dr. Neo Cortex--Crash's nemesis--and Ripto--Spyro's nemesis--have accidentally met up through underground portals and are set on taking over the entire universe. Crash and Spyro must team up with each otherIn Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, Dr. Neo Cortex--Crash's nemesis--and Ripto--Spyro's nemesis--have accidentally met up through underground portals and are set on taking over the entire universe. Crash and Spyro must team up with each other to discover the identity of the new menace and save the universe from this evil plot. In these side-scrolling adventures, you can link up with three friends for a variety of multiplayer modes, including Party Games, Wager Games, and Card Trading. Connecting both Crash Bandicoot Purple and Spyro Orange gives you the option of unlocking special content and allows you to trade and wager the cards with friends. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. As long as you aren’t expecting another great platformer, Crash Purple works.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    80
    Upon closer inspection this schizoid gameplay combination does seem to work.
  3. With its strong minigames and well-made platforming mechanics, Crash Bandicoot Purple is a good, solid choice for fans of the genre.
  4. 69
    My biggest gripe would have to be with the lack of any record of your mini game times. This alone would serve to at least add a few more hours onto the gameplay, and that would be a large improvement over the 5 or 6 hours this game will last you.
  5. It's all pretty simple. Crash collects Wumpa fruit, Spyro collects crystals, and they both jump over lots of spikes.
  6. 60
    Crash Purple doesn't come anywhere near the superb mayhem of "WarioWare," while the platform segments are poorly developed and feel like an afterthought.
  7. Flawed on such a basic gameplay level that I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anybody. I plead with you not to play this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. NicholeK.
    Feb 14, 2006
    10
    I love Crash! And I love Spyro! And for them to team up is great! The game is awesome...And is really fun to play!
  2. Jul 26, 2016
    9
    This game is a bit cliche and bland but besides that everything averages to good to great! It is one of the best Gameboy Advanced games I ever played.
  3. Apr 30, 2011
    7
    A mildly diverting party game/platformer that kiddies of all ages will enjoy. Pros: Great graphics for the GBA; variety of mini-games; theA mildly diverting party game/platformer that kiddies of all ages will enjoy. Pros: Great graphics for the GBA; variety of mini-games; the platforming "hubworld" has a lot to collect; it's a tad bit better than Spyro Orange. Cons: Too short, too easy; some of the mini-games get repetitious. Expand
  4. ChristianC.
    Jun 16, 2005
    6
    Fun for the time that it lasts, after that, it is not much fun.
  5. May 8, 2016
    6
    With Crash Bandicoot Purple being focused on minigames, but also involving much platforming, neither aspect of the gameplay goes beyondWith Crash Bandicoot Purple being focused on minigames, but also involving much platforming, neither aspect of the gameplay goes beyond mediocre level. Also there's the fact that it is unacceptably short. Its a shame that such a great idea for a crossover ended up being so... just okay. (The graphics are good for GBA though) Expand

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#35 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004