If Uncharted 4’s brilliant Crash Bandicoot easter egg taken right out of the original game triggered you into desperate nostalgia, today is your lucky day.
Today, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out for PS4 and PS4 Pro owners in HD and 4K glory. It remasters the original three that made Crash the household title it was, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
Returning in faithful fashion, the games don’t bring much new content, but you still get more than 100 of the original levels to explore in updated graphics. This isn’t some lazy re-working of old graphics either; most of the content had to be re-rendered and built from scratch, as original hard drives and codebases failed to transfer.
Thankfully, this means content is crisp and worthy of today’s standards, adding better lighting, fluid animations and new cinematics that should please any long-time fan. Crucially, everything runs smoothly to not get in the way as you dash your way to your next high score.
New to Crash Bandicoot is the ability to compete online, as you can see how your friends do on online leaderboards. You can also switch between Crash or Coco at the press of a button (yes, she is a fully playable character), and every character has their own set of special attacks and animations.
Admittedly, it’s not much new content for us to reminisce and there is a steep retail price of S$46.60 and S$49.90 on digital download and disc, respectively. But if you’re a die-hard fan of Crash, or if you have kids who could do with a fun and harmless game, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out now for your gaming pleasure.