Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A platforming action-adventure originally released on the PlayStation One in 1997, and revamped with trophy support. The Platinum is significantly easier than its predecessor, though still requires some skills.
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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is a platforming action adventure originally released on the PlayStation One in 1997, and revamped with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in 2017 as part of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Like the previous game, players jump over obstacles and can either land on enemies to eliminate them, or perform a spin attack. Players clear levels by obtaining one of 25 crystals before returning to the Warp Room and selecting the next level.
Thwarted by Crash for his plans of world domination, Cortex soon devises a new scheme which requires glowing crystals to hold in the power of a solar flux - and needs Crash to retrieve them for him.
The original Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back on the PlayStation One received positive reviews with an average score of 87%, praised for its beautiful graphics, variety of levels, fun gameplay, and being an overall superior game to its predecessor.
While the Platinum for Crash Bandicoot 2 still requires some skills, it is far easier than its predecessor. At least two playthroughs are required, and possibly some backtracking for mopping up. While there are still some tricky areas, any average player should be able to unlock the Platinum.
Expect around 20 hours for the Platinum, though it entirely depends on your skills.
There is only one missable trophy, which you can unlock near the start of the game. For the Cortex N. Furiated trophy, you need to enter a level and exit back to the warp room without acquiring the crystal. Each time you do this, Cortex will continue to get irritated, until the third time where the trophy will unlock.
Once that's out of the way, then simply play through the game from start to finish. You'll be unlocking the story-related trophies along the way. If you wish, you can start collecting the gems now, although you won't be able to obtain all of them just yet, until you have the colored gems.
After that's finished, it's time to replay levels in order to find all the secret exits, gold relics, and all the gems.
Finally, just mop-up any miscellaneous trophies you may still need, and you're finished. Be sure to check out the Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you're missing and their requirements.
First, here's a text-based Walkthrough by dark52:
And IGN has a Walkthrough here:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Sellers:
A great Trophy Guide by ThaKingTropy and ARB1992:
And PowerPyx has a useful Trophy Guide here:
A video showing all Colored Gem Locations by HarryNinetyFour:
And a video demonstration of the Level Speedruns by HarryNinetyFour:
And a video by HarryNinetyFour demonstrating an easy 99 Lives Farming method:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: