[8] These abilities can be expanded on by defeating boss characters, often resulting in more powerful attacks or increased jumping and running prowess. He is quite vain and prone to showing off, giving Crash the opportunity to spin boulders at him during his boss fight. Crash washes up on the beach of his home island and sets out to save Tawna before Cortex can use the Vortex on her. Kal-El, also known as Clark Joseph Kent and best known as Superman, is the main protagonist of the Superman comic book series and is considered to be one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe. If the player runs out of lives, the game is over. He is aided by Aku Aku, an ancient witch doctor mask who protects Crash from harm and gives him sage advice between levels. All of the Nitro Boxes in a level can be detonated at once if a green-colored box with an exclamation point (!) Ripper Roo: The perfect example of an experiment gone wrong, Ripper Roo was Cortex's first test subject and it shows. The new engines combined make up a third of the game, while the other two-thirds of the game consist of the same engine used in the previous games. "[36] Mark Cooke said that the game's "over-exaggerated" voice-acting is "like those in good cartoons, and sometimes even better", and cited an "equally cartoonish" aspect in the music. Clancy Brown voiced the dual role of Doctor Neo Cortex and Uka Uka, while Brendan O'Brien voiced the dual role of Doctor N. Gin and Tiny the Tiger. In addition, four levels never made it to the final version. The game's story takes place immediately after the events of the second game. After the failed experiment, Crash escapes and resolves to save his captured girlfriend and fellow bandicoot, Tawna. Both John Scalzo and the Game Revolution reviewer compared the gameplay to Donkey Kong Country, with Scalzo describing the game as having a "familiar, yet unique" quality that he attributed to Naughty Dog's design, while the Game Revolution reviewer concluded that the game "fails to achieve anything really new or revolutionary" as a platform game. Dr. N. Brio revisited his earlier hobby of bar tending. The most well-known and earliest prototype of the game contains many differences, but most notable of all, is the five cut levels, one of which is inaccessible and is called the "Lava Cave". Once an ordinary bandicoot, he was taken from his home by the evil Dr. Cortex to be the general of his Cortex Commandos for world domination. She is another bandicoot Cortex tried to evolve and mutate, and is being held hostage at Cortex Castle. Tawna and Koala Kong do not have any type of speaking role. This is the only game in the original Trilogy where every animal-based boss is a marsupial. 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Mode(s) All of the characters are voiced by Brendan O'Brien, except for Aku Aku and Papu Papu, who are voiced by David Siller. [35] Scott Alan Marriott described the graphics as "unbelievable" and said that "everything is crystal clear, colorful, smoothly animated and extremely detailed. He is able only to walk, jump and spin. A complete remake of the game was released alongside Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped as part of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. NTSC-U The gem paths in Boulder Dash and Lights Out (the latter of which is only accessible via hacking) have no crates, presumably because at one time, they were to contain the keys to Whole Hog and Fumbling in the Dark, instead of the Cortex bonus rounds, which would explain why even in the final version, these levels are shown as having the keys. When Crash is falling out of the window of Cortex Castle in the intro, Cortex can for a second be seen floating in the sky, leftover from the previous scene. "[32], The game's graphics were lauded by critics. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a 3D platforming video game published by Activision, developed by Vicarious Visions, who have previously released Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, Crash Nitro Kart, and Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage.. Naughty Dog aimed to visually distinguish Warped from previous installments by "opening up the environment" and allowing greater distances to be visible without draw-in or fog; to achieve the image of endless rolling hills and distant castles seen in the Medieval levels, level of detail was accounted for by introducing new technologies into the game engine and changing the way some of the background elements were constructed. 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