Date: 04-02-2008 22:11
Reviewer: Mason

Type: PSone
Genre: Platformer
Developer: Naughty Dog

Relive the classic platformer Crash Bandicoot on the PSP and PS3! But its not just any old PS ONE game download, itís a good one.

You play as Crash Bandicoot, an orange creature who enjoys his time chilling out. But when the evil villain Cortex comes by, trouble brews, and its up to you to save the day. Your basic functions are: Walk, Jump, and Spin. Use these to get yourself through the neatly challenging levels you are to face. Get chased by boulders, bounce on a turtle, struggle for balance on pillars, there is a lot of variety in each level.

As mentioned, this game is a platformer, and does very well at it. This and the Ratchet & Clank series are the only platformers that interest me, so it is good. There is one little fault in the system though, and thatís how you save. Its not a terrible save system as GTA2 was (you had to pay tonnes of in game money to save), its just slightly annoying. To save, you need to pick up 3 tokens during the level, pick all 3 up, and you get a bonus round. In these rounds, you can earn some lives, but you must complete to save. If you die, you cannot save and have to wait for the next level.

I had this game before, and that was years ago, and even revisiting and playing it, I really enjoy it. I also like the feature where you can save on to your PSP, and then copy the save and continue on the ps3! As this game has no multiplayer elements, which is a bit of a let down, I would have to say its one of my favorite PS1 games currently on the store. The graphics donít do bad, either, as there hasnít been any bugs at all, and they look decent on the PSPís small screen. The sounds are not much of a sensation, but fit in the game well and is related to the level you play.

So all in all, this timeless classic should be resurrected at a such small price, and will still entertain those who brought the game originally back in the days like me.

Graphics: 8
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 9
Lifespan: 8
Overall: 8
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