ThunderboltGames: Crash Bandicoot is the quintessential ‘90s mascot. Naughty Dog’s much-celebrated marsupial came at a time when Sony was in desperate need of a poster-boy. They needed something to rival Nintendo and Sega’s deep stables of rich characters, and what they received became the emblematic character for its generation. A testament to the innovative and intelligent designs of its developers, the Crash Bandicoot series pushed the limitations of the PlayStation in exciting ways. It’s hard to believe it’s been fifteen years since the series’ humble beginnings. For many of us, these were the games that defined the PlayStation; every bit as ambitious and forward-thinking as Sony’s early approach to creating gaming hardware.