Ah, Crash Bandicoot. He used to be my favourite franchise (until I discovered Jak and Zelda), but that doesn't mean he's not one of my favourites. I remember my used to give me loans of his Crash 2 and Crash 3 (along with Spyro 2 and Harry Potter 1) for PlayStation. I remeber loving them and playing them all the time (though I'm not going to lie - Spyro 2 was my favourite). Then, on my sixth birthday, he gave me Crash 2, 3 and Spyro 2 (but not the Harry Potter game for some reason) for keeps! I was overjoyed. Over the years, I have gotten all the Crash games (excluding the phone ones) and I still love the series to this day.
Opinions and memories of each Crash game.Edit
Crash Bandicoot 1: I had Crash 2 and 3, so I realised there must be a Crash 1. I asked my dad and he got it for me. Due to the game's bad save feature I never got to enjoy this one that much, put sometimes I put in the 100% cheat code and play some levels. I'd give the game 8.5/10
Crash Bandicoot 2: One of my first Crash games, as you know. I remember not playing this one as much as Crash 3, so I mustn't have liked it as much. Although it was the first game I played on my sixth birthday. I remember eating Coco Pops with Rice Krispies in them while playing. Yuck. (8.8/10, by the way.)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Probably my most nostalgic Crash game, Crash 3 was my favourite (Crash) game when I was little. At first, I couldn't beat Under Pressure and Bone Yard, but my brother helped and he eventually mastered these levels. Then, we were stuck on Tiny. He was so damn hard back then. But one fateful day, my brother beat him. We finally got access to Warp Room 2 (or the "Electric Levels" as I used to call them). We started Gee Wiz, but got a game over. At the time, I thought we had to start the game all over again so I got realyy angry and punched the PlayStation. Fortunatly, no damage was done. 9.2/10.
Crash Team Racing: I remember once I was in Smyths toy superstore when I saw.... Crash Bash. I wanted to buy it. Next week, we returned to Smyths and I asked the man for "Crash Bandicoot Skateboarding" (I couldn't remember the name of Crash Bash, but I remember the cover looked like Crash skateboarding away from Tiny. I know it didn't, but I only got a brief look of the cover). The man thought I meant Crash Team Racing and asked "this?", holding up the game. Even though I knew it wasn't Crash Bandicoot Skateboarding, I said yes anyway. 9/10.
Crash Bash: Some time passed and I started going to the Saturday Club. My friend Joseph liked Crash Bandicoot and always brought CTR in and played it on the PS2. One day, he brought in a game called Crash Bash. I recognised it as Crash Bandicoot Skateboarding. From that moment on, Crash Bash became the s***. Seriously, we played it every damn Saturday. It was so fun and addicting. Seven or eight of us would be huddled around the TV, either watching the compettition or being a part of the Bash. Even Michael, who hated old games (for some reason), couldn't resist the awesome power of Crash Bash. I finally got the Gem myself. It's a pretty damn hard game. 8.8/10.