Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Image

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  • Summary: The fifth Crash adventure features engaging gameplay, quirky characters and exotic locales. Still smarting from his last defeat, Dr. Neo Cortex has developed a new diabolical plan to steal ancient crystals and unleash destructive gods on Crash and the planet Earth. With Crash and his sister Coco, it's now up to you to find and return all the crystals across dangerous levels, including a volcanic island, a Japanese village, and the jungles of Africa. You'll find many ways to move around, whether you maneuver a Jeep, fly a hang glider, or pilot a Crash-Mech. But don't marvel too long at the new inventions, because you might find yourself in a heap of destruction. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Gamers experiencing the wacky mascot for the first time may enjoy it.
  2. Safe, sterile and redundant.
  3. The straightforward nature of the levels begs for more openness, which isn't available. It was fun while it lasted, but even that wasn't that long.
  4. 60
    Graphically, this version is slightly below the recent Xbox release but in line with the competent PlayStation 2 iteration.
  5. Wrath on the GC is much more polished here than on the PS2. [Nov 2002, p.306]
  6. The gameplay is generic to say the least – just run along a set path jumping gaps and avoiding enemies.
  7. This truly is a shell of the other two console versions, so I beg you to pass. [Oct 2002, p.84]

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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    It is short, but it entertains. It has great graphics, some interesting level design, fun gameplay and a lot of uniqueness. It is great for Crash Bandicoot fans. Collapse