- Crash Bandicoot: The main protagonist of the series. He is a bandicoot who often foils Cortex's plans. In the earlier games, despite himself being not so strong, he can use Aku Aku to defend himself and also uses the spin attack along with a range of other moves to destroy enemies. In the later games, he is considerably stronger as he can beat up titans using his bare fists and scale certain walls.
- Aku Aku: Once a human, his soul was trapped inside a mask and now he acts as Crash's sidekick. He often protects Crash from hazards such as enemies. He also acts as a shield for Crash in the later games.
- Doctor Neo Cortex: The main antagonist of the series. He is an evil scientist with a passion for mutating animals to create an army. Crash often foils his diabolical plans. However, Cortex has made many attempts to kill the bandicoot, but has always failed.
- Coco Bandicoot: Crash's younger, and smarter, sister. She is very good with technology and has created numerous inventions to help Crash and Aku Aku out on their adventures. She is also good at fighting.
Gameplay in the early Crash Bandicoot games was similar to any 16-bit platformer. The player controlled Crash and jumped over holes, spun Crates and collected Wumpa Fruit. Collecting 100 Wumpa Fruit earned the player an extra life. In certain levels of certain games, the player would get chased by a boulder or have to ride a tiger or a polar bear. The player also took control of Coco, Cortex and Nina in certain games. In the later games the player controls Crash going through levels collecting Mojo, defeating enemies and jacking Titans.
- Also on consoles
* - Also on handhelds
^ - Also on mobiles
First generation (1996 - 2000)Edit
PlayStation - Crash Bandicoot (1996)
PlayStation - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)
PlayStation - Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998)
PlayStation - Crash Team Racing (1999)
PlayStation - Crash Bash (2000)
Second generation (2001 - 2005)Edit
PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube - Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (2001)
PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube - Crash Nitro Kart (2003)*^
PlayStation 2/Xbox - Crash Twinsanity (2004)^
PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube - Crash Tag Team Racing (2005)*^
Third generation (2007 - present)Edit
PlayStation 2/Xbox 360/Wii - Crash of the Titans (2007)*^
PlayStation 2/Xbox 360/Wii - Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008)*
Third generation (2002 - 2004)Edit
Game Boy Advance - Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (2002)
Game Boy Advance - Crash Bandicoot: N-Tranced (2003)
Game Boy Advance - Crash Nitro Kart (2003)^
Game Boy Advance - Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (2004)
Seventh generation (2005 - present)Edit
PlayStation Portable - Crash Tag Team Racing (2005)^
Nintendo DS - Crash Boom Bang (2006)^
PlayStation Portable/Nintendo DS/Game Boy Advance - Crash of the Titans (2007)^
PlayStation Portable/Nintendo DS - Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008)
Crash Nitro Kart (2003)*
Crash Twinsanity (2004)
Crash Tag Team Racing (2005)*
Crash Boom Bang (2006)*
Crash of the Titans (2007)*
Crash: Mutant Island (2009)
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 (2010)