GamingTrend writes: "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far....no. In a land without Time...gah, no! Once upon a ti...grr, No! In a century passed and on a platform all but forgotten, the gaming world was introduced to a tiny marsupial known as the bandicoot. Yes, in 1996 on the original Playstation -- when our homes were plumbed by a pudgy Italian stereotype and/or deafened by a hedgehog chasing coins -- we were given a small taste of the Southern Pacific.
I remember the original Crash Bandicoot fondly. I was never one for the NES or SEGA systems. The Playstation was different. New, sleek, custom black CDs -- as opposed to those cartridges that harken to the venerable Atari systems -- the PS1 got my world into the realm of console games. Crash brought depth and stunning visual feats compared the contemporary side-scrolling 16-bit color atrocities. Oh yes! The Crash series set out to make a statement."