Crash Bandicoot turned 14 over the holiday weekend, but it seems the world forgot about it.
I guess It's cos his best days are behind him. A damn shame considering the comparative crap that is mario continues to float around like a turd someone forgot to flush.
mario didnt get bought out by activision and milked till it went sour (but its still sour)
Mario>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>Crash... Bandicoot!
Should have stayed on the PS3 and maybe 360 as a platformer like the PS2 days.
^ Think naughty dog wanted to start working on something else....Jak & Daxter.
It would be a dream come true if both Insomniac and Naughty Dog could make at least one Crash and one Spyro game to bring back their former glory in one big final Blast for PS3, as a tribute for the games which made ND and Ins. what they are today.
if gilismunny.com didn't forget Crash's birthday then why are they just telling us now? If I would have known I would have spent that day playing Crash 1,2,3 and CTR. This just isn't fair. How would you feel if your favorite series as a child got sold and passed around by crappy developers like a hot potato?
We did forget. Someone reminded us.
Banjoo Kazooie, but then again, it stayed with it's original studio....
mario keeps producing quality games . And even at its best crash wouldnt kill mario . The only turd here would be immature guys , and the last few crash games .
Mario also has a lot of crappy games. Both had some quality games.
care to name those mythical crappy mario games ? I can only think of the only non-nintendo consoles one on cdi and the one by hudson soft , wich hardly count . Mario even rocked in its spin offs , with the sports , , puzzle , rpg and racing worlds ... Crash is far from achieving that , even with an excellent Crash team racing (only the first one , the rest is crap)
You must be joking? Super Mario is the king of platforming and will always be. Infact Super Mario Galaxy the highest rated exclusive this generation..... Yes Crash was very cool in PS1 days and was apart of my gaming history. But on the other hand did it even touch the genre changing and industry innovating Mario 64? No. Crash has been dead for a long time now. Frankly no one cares no more. His best games were Crash 1 2 3. If you talking about the spin off games like mario at olympics yes i agree they are just plain crap and milking the legendary mascot. But hey kids love him and he makes money.
Crash 1, 2, 3 were all great games because they were all developed by ND the creators of Crash. If they were still making it today it would have most likely destroyed Mario without breaking a sweat. the only great Mario games this gen are Mario Galaxy 1&2 and that's it. Nintendo go on making Mario because they still own it so please use that pea size brain of yours for once. If Mario went down the same path Crash has been it probably wouldn't even be here today never mind a commercial success. The only good Crash game after 3 was Wrath of Cortex which although developed by another company stuck to it's roots which is what made it a good game. Mario imo will never touch the first three Crash games including Crash: WoC
Mario? Crap? Have you played Galaxy 2?
I wish ND still owned crash bandicoot, he was my favorite mascot and game in the ps1 era. Now activision has gone and killed such a great character and franchise. Anyway happy birthday crash!
From the article: “He’s just a figure of the past that didn’t age well.” Out of all the PS1 games Crash games definitely aged the best. I still play them every now and then. I have them on disc and on PSN. CTR Crash Team Racing is also a great Crash game developed by Naughty Dog and it’s on the PS store. It’s really quite depressing what happened to Crash. He was one of my childhood heroes and now all his newer games suck and don’t have the original series in mind. If I was Naughty Dog I would’ve bought the rights back a long time ago so people can stop making a mockery of their character. It’s not like they can’t afford him. I really want Naughty Dog to make another Crash game but I think their done with him for good. Gamers today would much rather have more Uncharted. I do too but I’d rather see at least one more good crash game. If some dev team with Crash nostalgia would make a reboot with the originals in mind that would be great. Kinda like Sonic 4 but actually on par with the originals.
Happy Birthday Crash You were my very first PS1 game but you lived out your good years during that era of gaming. ah.. memories..
Activision are sitting on a goldmine reboot here. Crash can be reverted faster than Sonic ever could and it's only now Sega ever got Sonic right. Gotta love the Bandicoot when he's done right. AKA, not by Radical or cursed to endless diabolical kart games that don't compare to CTR.
I like to know why Sony didn't keep Crash and Spyro. They both had great sales on PS1. Giving up them two games was one of Sony's dumbest moves ever.
They never owned them. Crash and Spyro were owned by Universal which is why Sony is so adamant about owning IP's nowadays. They used to be like how Microsoft is now with Gears of War with buying exclusivity from third parties. Now they buy the IP like with Heavy Rain
crash has been forgotten ever since activision took control.
I wish Naughtydog would take back control, I'm suprized no one has ever mentioned it to them. The only company which I think got it right after ND were Traveller's Tales, loved the humor in it
I love Wrath of Cortex and Twinsanity. Crash should of stayed in their hands. I think Activision should ever reboot crash as digital download titles like the old school titles or sell the franchise on to someone else, maybe Warner, because that way TT could make the games again. Krome would be pretty good too. Naughty Dog is never going to take back Crash and I don't think Sony will but him either. Despite the nostalgia. EDIT: Actually, Acti should set down Vicarious Visions to make them, the GBA games were phenomenal.
god i loved twinsanity, especially the soundtrack!
This is a travesty. Shame on you people!
anniversaries tend to go on intervals of 5. 14 is too minuscule
Oh Crash, how we miss your zany antics. Please, come back to us in the form of a viable current gen outing, for nostalgia's sake. Then we can break some crates, and eat some wumpa fruit. Uga Buga.
I wouldn't mind a reboot as long as the developers have Crash nostalgia and keep the originals in mind. If Naughty Dog bought the series back and made a new Crash Bandicoot on PS3 I would faint when I heard the news.
Yeah, Naughty Dog doing a Reboot of Crash Bandicoot is as likely as Insomniac doing a Reboot of Spyro the Dragon ... Imagine ... a Spyro game with Spyro grown up a full size dragon. Next gen graphics that take advantage of the PS3's Cell, a more mature story. Huge open worlds to explore, gems to collect, vividly threatening enemies. Ughh, a man can dream. Anyways, yeah, it's not going to happen bro, despite how much we'd love it. All we can do is hope and pray that if indeed a reboot is on the cards, whoever is making it will take the entire studio, sit down, and play through all the PS1 CBs for some inspiration.
Crash is a bit like Sonic.. We all very much know 'em but they are pretty much dead.
Bring back the old Crash!
I like Crash Bandicoot,happy birthday! Old game,cool game!
He needs a reboot. The Crash Bandicoot series on PS1 is one of my all time favorite series hands down, but after a while I just didn't care anymore. I got all the originals on PSN and play them on my PS3 and PSP and I still love the games, but I would love a full new game by Naughty Dog. Bring Crash home, Naughty Dog.....bring Crash *sniff*....home... By the way, Happy Birthday Crash Bandicoot.
i'm happy that ND doesnt look back and actually decide to change ips once everywhile . Everything would be fine if Activision stopped being stingy and simply hired competent studios . Imo , what ND does , at least beats rebooting a serie to turn it into something else for money ... like a few are trying or tried (looking at your capcom) .
Crash is actually my favourite "mascot" of all time.
I thought his commercials were teh best.
People don't celebrate the birthdays of there x's. Same situation.
14 is not a major number. Everything has a birthday every year. So now I'm supposed to remember every game/tv show/movie/album every year? You know what else had a birthday this year: McDonalds Rubik's Cube Kodak Film The Smurfs Movable Type Hamlet Craig T. Nelson Casablanca etc... etc... etc...
I remember winning a drawing contest in middle school. Guess who I drew? That's right, it was Crash. Thanks Crash for the good times. If only ND can get Crash back and make a true Crash game.
We need him back in a GREAT game.
sometimes people will forget about it.
activision: they kill everything they touch
Happy Birthday crash!! after ur games in the ps1 times + the wrath of cortex in ps2 crash it started dying. id love to see a crash 1,2 and 3 by naughty dog and universal interactive studios production remastered in HD for the ps3
how dare i forget his birthday!
I think it will be celebrated next year not because of this article but because its will be 15
Hmm. That would be a good year for a game to be released by Activision...
I prefer the old Crash games over the old Mario games but thats just me. It's easy to forget his birthday when he is owned by one of the shitiest publishers in the biz. Long live Naughty Dogs version of Crash!
Who celebrates a mascot's 14th birthday? Now his 15th birthday, THAT'll be a party.
Pac Man, Mario, Zelda and other well known mascots have birthday but Crash was rejected by Naughty Dog :( shame on them. they just couldn't keep the ip with sony.
Do you know what would be super awesome? if ND announced that Crash was back in their hands and there was a new game coming out on his 15th anniversary. One can dream, right?
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