VideoGamer.com's Jamin Smith writes: ""In some ways, this is more Burnout than other Burnout titles," claims Criterion Games' Richard Franke, who is aware top-down spin-off CRASH! might not fit the image many people have of the series. "Burnout always came from that sense of complete, free-for-all mad destruction and fun gameplay, and that's exactly what this is."
That said, it seems to have some fans worried. With a top-down view, 'cartoony' aesthetic and a game-show vibe to the whole thing, some people were quick to dismiss the idea. I subscribed to the same mentality this time last week, but now having played the game, I'd recommend that you don't write it off just yet."