Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure Game Boy Advance

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Fast, fun and absolutely worth owning. Multiple level types, fairly intelligent and lovingly rendered boss characters, and lots of hidden areas help flesh out this package even further.
  2. The bottom line is this looks, plays, and feels like the classic Crash Bandicoot games that have dominated PlayStation sales charts since 1996.
  3. Considering none of the developers are taking the time to make a new game, I'm not going to take the time to write a new review.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    Crash for the GBA is what the PS2 game wanted to be. [April 2002, p.146]
  5. Game Informer
    85
    It may not be the lengthiest of adventures, but it does prove to be entertaining. [April 2002, p.89]
  6. 80
    A superb-looking, straightforward platformer that no interested GBA gamer should miss.
  7. Plays like the PlayStation editions of Crash and is very much worth the pickup.
  8. But ultimately, The Huge Adventure is a fairly basic platformer that doesn't really have some of the innovation of other Game Boy Advance platformers.
  9. 86
    Won't wow you with anything really new, but if you want a traditional platformer done right, this is definitely one to play.
  10. Gamestyle had a lot of fun with this one, but unless you're a fan of Crash you might want to consider one of the Donkey Kong Country games for a similar dose of multi-faceted platforming.
  11. It's not a remake or a port of a classic game -- it's a brand-new platformer with brand-new enemies, brand-new levels to explore and brand-new bosses to fight.
  12. Crash takes you on a huge adventure that may be repetitive, but sure is entertaining.
  13. 90
    The design on the Game Boy Advance is amazingly tight with solid controls and level design.
  14. Nintendo Power
    70
    The challenges are generally more difficult than those of Mario games - and sometimes more frustrating. [April 2002, p.150]
  15. An above average game surrounded by overachieving games make Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure a game only platformer fans or Crash fans will really want to buy, but when they do, they won't regret it.
  16. Play Magazine
    60
    My only beef is that the majority of the side-scrolling is of the straight-ahead variety...Otherwise, this is a great, little game. [Feb 2002, p.61]
  17. Pocket Games
    65
    A decent effort, but Crash needs to break new ground if he hopes to compete. [Spring 2002, p.28]
  18. So if the challenge gets too tough, you can just stare at the screen for ages and soak in the detail of Crash’s brilliantly clichéed world. We’re beginning to see what all the fuss was about.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MarcusL.
    May 29, 2003
    10
    I liked the original Crash games on the PSX. I like the GBA games even better! I just hope they make more!
  2. Jul 26, 2016
    8
    Never mind it's flaws but this game is super fun and has great gameplay. In metascore I would give this a 88 cause of the gameplay and much much more.
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    6
    Great game. Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure's performance is just perfect. Always high FPS. Graphics are very good, but they got improvedGreat game. Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure's performance is just perfect. Always high FPS. Graphics are very good, but they got improved in the next releases. Gameplay is fun, and remembers very much the original of the consoles one. If we compare it with the one of CB3, there are missing some actions, which were, then, added in CB2 - N-Tranced (still for Game Boy Advance). Graphics and performance: 7; Gameplay: 6+ (6.25); Longevity: 6- (5.75); Plot: 6. OVERALL SCORE: 6+ (6.25 out of 10 [Very good]). Full Review »