Crash Bandicoot Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A side-scrolling action platformer, and revamp of the original 1996 title released on the PlayStation One. The game is not long, but a few trophies demand some high skills and patience.
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Crash Bandicoot is a side-scrolling action platformer, originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation One, and revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in June 2017, as part of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Players control Crash, a mutated bandicoot who can defeat enemies by jumping on them or performing a spin attack. He loses a life if hit by an enemy or dangerous obstacle, or falls into a bottomless pit. Crash can also use Aku Aku masks which award such bonuses as one-hit protection or temporary invincibility.
Set in the fictional, tropical Wumpa Islands, Crash Bandicoot is a bandicoot who has been mutated by Doctor Nitrus Brio, an assistant to Doctor New Cortex who is attempting to create an army of mutated animals for world domination. Guided by a witch doctor spirit, Crash must save his girlfriend Tawna from being the next mutated experiment, and stop Doctor Nitrus's evil plan.
The original Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation One received high praise with an average score of 84%, for its bright and colorful graphics, 3D environment effects, and overall fun, though criticized by some for its average gameplay. The remake also received high praise for its tweaks and revamp, while remaining faithful to the original.
This is a low 3-star rating. The game is not particularly long, but can be quite challenging and will certainly test your patience. While the majority of the trophies can be easily unlocked simply by playing through the game and performing various challenges, a few trophies will hinder your road to the Platinum. Expect to replay levels over and over until a flawless speed-run can be achieved.
At least 20 hours are required for the Platinum, though possibly more depending on your skills and whether or not you have previous experience with the original Crash Bandicoot game.
You'll first want to start by simply playing through the game. There are no missable trophies to worry about. However, to save a bit of time, you could work on collecting most of the gems during this first playthrough. Aside from the story-related trophies which you'll unlock naturally, there are a few other miscellaneous ones you could choose to go after during this first playthrough. If so, check out the Crash Bandicoot trophy guide links under our Links tab.
It should be noted that not all the gems can be collected on your first playthrough. Some Color Gems can be tough as they require making it through the level without dying. Also, a few levels require Gem Paths in order to collect some of their gems. These Gem Paths will not be available until later in the game, so you can expect some replaying to collect them all.
Next, it's time to go after the Relics. Here is where your skills will be tested. You'll need 5 Relics for the Catch Me If You Can! trophy, 10 gold or better Relics for the Could Go...All...The...Way! trophy, and 26 gold or better Relics for the Practice Makes Perfect! trophy, which happens to be perhaps the most difficult trophy in the game. These Relics are obtained by making a speed run through the level without dying. While not every level will have you pulling your hair out, there are a few that demand plenty of practice until a flawless run can be achieved. If you're having a lot of difficulty with this, be sure to check out the level guides and video demonstrations under our Links tab.
If you've managed to unlock the Practice Makes Perfect! trophy, then congratulations! The hard part is done. Now, simply mop-up any trophies you're still missing. This may include The Ultimate Gem Path trophy for earning 26 Gems, and possibly a few other miscellaneous trophies. Again, check out the Crash Bandicoot trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:
And a text-based Walkthrough by Game Informer:
FootballPsycho has a great Trophy Guide here, which includes the DLC by Sellers:
And a great Trophy Guide here, by PowerPyx:
And ThaKingTrophy and ARB1992 created a useful Trophy Guide here:
A video demonstration of the No Holds Barred trophy, by FootballPsycho:
And a video demonstration of the On Cloud 99 trophy, also by FootballPsycho:
Here are a set of Time Trial videos, created by rubhen925:
And a Time Trial Guide with videos, by HarryNinetyFour:
And a 102% Completion Guide created by rmchiva925:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: