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  • Summary: In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil - a text-messaging, do-anything device which controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his quick-wits and lightening agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans and save the day. Not only does Crash gain the ability to control his enemies when he jacks them – now he can store his favorite monsters in his pocket, upgrade them and utilize their powers when they are most advantageous. Wumpa Island becomes a "free-romping" environment, allowing players to travel and explore through intersecting worlds, with different gameplay options available depending on what creature you've brought along for the ride. Your co-op partner is Crash's sister, Coco, playable for the first time in the cooperative mode. Not only does Coco make the game that much more inviting for girls to pick up and play, she also brings with her a new tactile "treasure hunt" ability. [Sierra Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. The kids will giggle a lot, and you will find yourself smiling at the humor. The game has plenty to do so that is a nice increase of its value.
  2. Crash: Mind Over Mutant is a surprisingly well put-together platforming title.
  3. These little pleasures make it relatively painless to play this game for extended periods of time, and even make it worth putting up with the repetitive and sometimes annoying music. It takes about eight hours to win on the medium ("Tricky") difficulty setting, not counting the side missions and the plenty of quirks you can unearth.
  4. A marked improvement on Crash's last game and good-looking too. If it was just a bit tighter in level design and control, it would be truly great. [Christmas 2008, p.62]
  5. Crash: Mind Over Mutant isn't the best title in the series, but it's the closest that anyone has ever come to matching the amazing games that Naughty Dog developed back in the day.
  6. But it’s not quite slick enough underneath all those pretty visuals to earn essential status.
  7. From design to execution, this is a mess of a game, and a new low point for the once-loved marsupial. [Dec 2008, p.110]

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  1. hhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Oct 24, 2008
    Real nice 3D free romping game to satisfy 90% of the gamers that come across it. I really see no problem with the camera, but it could be a nice feature. Expand
  2. fdggdgdgdf
    Oct 24, 2008
    A real nice 3D free-romping game full of humor, action and good animation. This game is sure to satisfy 90% gamers who come across it, but a camera feature shouldbe added. Expand