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  • Summary: Dr. Cortex, a beaten genius, creates something so devious and so underhanded that the entire world will fall to its feet in fear. By harnessing the destructive energies of earth, fire, air and water he creates Crunch, a Super-Bandicoot that is ready to demolish all that lies before him. Will Crash and Coco be up to the challenge? [Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. We could [have] really enjoyed this game however after a while it just gets too repetitive and frustrating to play for more than 30 minutes.
  2. If platform-hopping and coin-collection isn't your bag, you'll want to avoid Crash before he gets on your last nerve.
  3. The graphics and sound are excellent, but the most constricting drawback is the extremely long gameplay-disrupting load times.
  4. 62
    It’s got average graphics and average level design. This game is as average as games can get.
  5. 60
    If you were hoping the new management would give Crash a big kick in the pants, however, this is one pair of pants you will find quite unkicked.
  6. Worst of all, the load times are horrendous. [Dec 2001, p.100]
  7. Not only is the gameplay un-revised on this much more powerful platform, but much of the former joy in the series has been drained away. The characters, levels and gameplay are essentially flat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. JorgeC.
    Jul 18, 2004
    GREAT but the loading sucks.
  2. KittyB.
    Dec 27, 2001
    I know it is basically the same as all the other crash games but I have only played and completed crash 1, so I think that it is good but the loading times are a little slow. Expand
  3. JamesN.
    Sep 27, 2002
    Great game but loading is horrendous.
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    Crash bandicoot wrath of cortex, is not what it could have been, Levels fun, music was great, graphics were good.
    Load times were
    H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E, and enemies were loosing brains. Usually enemy's would only hit one spot. so the same thing would be put a totem in some point and make it to shoot in given direction so that reduces game's difficulty A LOT. overall as i said, the game is good and fun to play. but proper challenge is missing and load times break game's immersion totally now. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2011
    The graphics are worse than the xbox version, and this loads a lot. The camera is very annoying, because sometimes you can't see where are you going. In this game Crash runs slower than in Crash Bandicoot 1-2-3. Easy to beat the time trials. Expand
  6. MattS.
    Dec 2, 2001
    Nah, this is just like the PSOne Crash games, which weren't too special either.
  7. TarikT.
    Apr 2, 2002
    Wow amazingly crappy. It looked terrible from the previews.

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