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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Crash Boom Bang!, Crash and his friends embark on a worldwide race in a quest for its multi-million dollar prize. With hidden intentions of finding an ancient lost city and the famed magical "Super Big Power Stone" that grants its user one wish, the race’s sponsor Viscount Devil plans onIn Crash Boom Bang!, Crash and his friends embark on a worldwide race in a quest for its multi-million dollar prize. With hidden intentions of finding an ancient lost city and the famed magical "Super Big Power Stone" that grants its user one wish, the race’s sponsor Viscount Devil plans on using the contestants to solve the mystery. The map of the race checkpoints is based on the Viscount’s ancient map, and the evil Dr. Neo Cortex, also an invitee to the race, has figured out the Viscount’s master plan and in his own relentless pursuit for world domination, sets out to steal the map and retrieve the legendary stone. It’s up to Crash and his friends to win the big race ... and save the world! [Vivendi] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. I like the game, but unless you’re comfortable with the cost to take advantage of the multiplayer functionality – the entire point of the game – I can’t recommend it.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    61
    Despite showing enormous potential, Crash Boom Bang! is hampered by dodgy controls and a testing user interface. It's disappointing because this could have been a great multiplayer game. [Christmas 2006, p.80]
  3. A distinct average and oddly passionless collection of touchscreen mini-games.
  4. Crash Boom Bang is a mess. There are too many unneeded features, not enough time was spent developing the important ones, and hundreds of small hiccups and issues make this game feel like it should have gone through more inspections at every level of design.
  5. 30
    A dull and poorly designed game. The mini-games are boring, you can't save in-game and you'll be waiting around a lot of the time. This is just a quickly rushed license title.
  6. It could have been an interesting title but the problems with control, weird gameplay style, terrible graphics and rigged, repetitive games just kill any joy that would be garnered from playing it.
  7. Games like this ought to be easy to pick up and play, but “Crash Boom Bang” is so confusing and unnecessarily complicated that it will make any player shut off the DS in frustration.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 9 out of 9
  1. Jul 7, 2017
    4
    Not impressed at all. I do not like the mechanic popping up words into player's faces. Also the story is bland. But what about theNot impressed at all. I do not like the mechanic popping up words into player's faces. Also the story is bland. But what about the minigames...they range from awful to mediocre. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2019
    3
    This game is a disappointment, The story doesn't make any sense, the gameplay is boring, and the characters don't look like themselves. ThisThis game is a disappointment, The story doesn't make any sense, the gameplay is boring, and the characters don't look like themselves. This game may not have anything to do with the Crash Bandicoot series, but at least it's better than the atrocity that is Wrath of Cortex. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2016
    2
    This is one of the worst games ever made! Broken mini games, awful graphics and art style, and annoying sounds. This game makes some very badThis is one of the worst games ever made! Broken mini games, awful graphics and art style, and annoying sounds. This game makes some very bad games look golden...or at least silver. I honestly tried this game, hoping that the bad reviews were just overly exaggerating how bad it is like a lot of critical reviews. But I was sadly wrong, and this turned out to be one of the worst video games, if not THE worst video game I've ever played. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2015
    0
    Worst game on the DS. I don't know what went on. The graphics and sounds are so bad. I wish Sony and Naughty Dog made Crash again. All of theWorst game on the DS. I don't know what went on. The graphics and sounds are so bad. I wish Sony and Naughty Dog made Crash again. All of the developers after that made Crash terrible. Now Activision has the rights to the series. What's next, Call of Crash? No no no no no no Expand
  5. CrashedBandicoont
    Oct 22, 2006
    0
    Horrible. I loved ol' Crash back in the PS1 days, but the well has run dry on this franchise.
  6. HeidiT.
    Jul 16, 2007
    0
    I had no clue on what to do in this game I regret buying it.
  7. CameronC.
    Nov 5, 2006
    0
    Crash did not leave with a bang. Crash has really gone down hill since he isn't developped by Naughty Dog.

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#27 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
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#48 Most Shared DS Game of 2006