Crash Bash

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  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2000
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  • Summary: Crash and his friends are back in a knockdown, drag-out arena rumble. Get ready to ride, race, jump, throw, and battle it out to the finish in frantic, head-to-head battles, and heart-pumping chases. Choose your favorite character, including Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, and new baddie RillCrash and his friends are back in a knockdown, drag-out arena rumble. Get ready to ride, race, jump, throw, and battle it out to the finish in frantic, head-to-head battles, and heart-pumping chases. Choose your favorite character, including Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, and new baddie Rill Roo, and race for points in more than 30 competitive events. With a Multitap, you can race up to three of your friends and show who's the top bandicoot. It's a good old-fashioned bandicoot brawl. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Game Fan
    90
    I, for one, will be giving multiple copies of Crash Bash and multi-taps to family and friends this holiday, and that alone should speak miles on just how addictive and fun this game can be in a multiplayer environment.
  2. More four-player fun than even Ron Jeremy could offer.
  3. 80
    Not to say that Crash Bash can't be played alone, but when there's a room full of people, Crash Bash suddenly becomes ten times more fun.
  4. It's a party title without the boring drama of rolling dice. It's a game that gets right to the point...the fun.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    74
    It is shallow, but it is a party game meant for four players to have fun beating each other senseless (in the game of course).
  6. Let's hope Traveller's Tales takes note with Crash 4 and helps all of us forget about Crash Bash.
  7. The six mini-games are fun to play... for about 30 minutes each.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    Even though this game is not made by Naughty Dog, I never would've guessed it. The characters look exactly like themselves from the main CrashEven though this game is not made by Naughty Dog, I never would've guessed it. The characters look exactly like themselves from the main Crash games. The music is unbelievably catchy, just like the original Crash trilogy. The environments and sounds are all still perfect. As for the new, original elements, I have to say, I'm really impressed. First of all, this is one of the VERY FEW games that must have Co-op, and it does (I'm looking at you, Crash "Team" Racing. The AI is kind of annoying though, in some levels, the bots are impossible to beat, while in others, they're a push-over. Like in the Polar Push games and Ballistix games. Most of the mini-games are great fun, while some are a pain in the main game. The pogo games, for example. The only one that's even remotely fun and lively is Pogo-a-gogo. But let's ignore the main game, and focus on the reason this game is a 10 in my eyes. First of all, I don't like how there have to be 4 players, but I guess that's the same problem with Mario Party. On the other hand, if you can get 3 friends playing together, it'll be the most fun you've ever had playing a game together. The competitiveness is unbelievable, because at every moment, a person could wipe out. This will be one of the best games I have ever had. Please play it, or at least get an emulator, a few gamepads, and get on it! Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2020
    10
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  3. Aug 31, 2021
    9
    It's really fun to play with my best friend, the mini games are all creative and the story mode is really long
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    8
    crash bash its good game if you play if with your friend . if you play alone its not so fun
    if crash bash remake its good but it shouldn't be
    crash bash its good game if you play if with your friend . if you play alone its not so fun
    if crash bash remake its good but it shouldn't be one game. it should be online multiplayer of some game.
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  5. May 6, 2011
    7
    Nowhere near as good as main games of Crash Bandicoot but surprisingly fun.
  6. Apr 22, 2011
    6
    The Crash Bandicoot series has become very popular since it started back in 1996. In Japan he has huge merchandise, where you can get toys,The Crash Bandicoot series has become very popular since it started back in 1996. In Japan he has huge merchandise, where you can get toys, cookie jars, piggy banks and mini karts. In his fifth (not chronologically though as this is a spin off like the last game CTR) game running, he's back making his first debut on a party game. Naughty Dog has sold the rights to Universal, and is now acquired by Sony. So that means we welcome our brand new developer to the Crash franchise, Eurocom. Crash Bash is a party game similar to Mario Party and, although it offers some exiting challenges, doesn't live up to its predecessors. There are three different events to choose from, Adventure, Battle and Tournament. Adventure is the main story of the game where you can choose 1 of 8 different characters, 4 from each side of good and evil. If you've played Crash 2 and Warped then you'll pretty much get the basic start of the game. You start off in a warp room and inside this warp room are a set of different battle arenas, each one has its own challenge e.g. bashing each other with attacks and crates, jumping on a pogo stick and collecting points or racing around a small circular track. The object of the game really is to win the arena to earn a trophy, after that you can either move onto the next arena or return to the previous one you did and try the gem or crystal challenge. As you progress further, a gold and sapphire relic challenge is unlocked. Once you have collected all the trophies in the arenas of the warp room, the boss portal is unlocked, defeat the boss and you can progress onto the next warp room, which consists of another set of arenas (some with new challenges). Overall there are six warp room, 28 levels and five boss battles. The main problem I have with this game is you find yourself doing the same challenge again and again, and it gets tiring after a while. Some of the arenas are good but some (the racing in particular) are boring. I have also encountered some bug errors in the game. For example (this might be hard to explain in text, but if you have discovered this as well, you'll understand what I mean) in Space Bash, if you trap one of your opponents by destroying a square of platforms, then he will just circulate himself and make no attempt to jump over the hole. Either this was done by mistake from the programmers, or the game testers didn't pick this up. Graphically the game hasn't changed that much, the textures and pixels of the characters, levels and backgrounds are still the same and there isn't as much variation as there was in the previous Crash titles. The music is catchy though, some are the same from Warped and have been remixed slightly and some are new. The characters voice taunts don't add anything special and some are just weird. Crash Bash isn't a terrible game, but it's not a great one either, just acceptable. CTR was a good spin-off title, but now I think they should go back to its original platform route. Expand
  7. Nick
    Sep 21, 2003
    2
    I am a big fan of Crash, but he should not be in mini games.

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