Crash Bandicoot - The Huge Adventure Review by: greencyclone95Crash Bandicoot the huge adventure review
It's Crash Bandicoot's first handheld game, and this is also my first review . I remember spending a large amount of my childhood with the Game Boy Advance, and just to let y'all know, I LOVE CRASH BANDICOOT! . I remember spending hours upon hours trying to get all the crystals, gems, and relics in the classic Crash Bandicoot games, most notably Crash Bandicoot 2, The Wrath of Cortex, and Twinsanity. So let's get this party started .
Story-8 Not much to tell about the story. It's a good one though. Basically Dr. Neo Cortex has shrunk the earth and its up to Crash to get it back to normal size by collecting the 20 crystals that are scattered around the world. With the witch doctor mask, Aku Aku, at your side, and your sister, Coco, watching from the sidelines while she prepares to use the crystals you collect to reverse the effects of the shrink ray, you'll jump, slide, and spin through 20 levels of classic Crash Bandicoot fun. The story itself has a twist near the end but only if you collect all the gems and relics. Its a great story for a Crash Bandicoot game, but I think there has been better ones. They at least keep it simple though.
Graphics-8 They're great for a gba game. There are some things that seem out of place, but it mostly keeps it well with classic Crash Bandicoot visuals.
Sound-9 Most of the sound effects and music are taken directly from Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3, which is a good thing, because they're such classic and catchy tunes. The only small problem is when you fight the bosses, they're boss themes are mixed up, (with the exception of Cortex). Dingodile has N. Gin's theme, N. Gin has Tiny's theme, and Tiny has Dingodile's theme. It's not a big deal though, since all they're really catchy.
Addictiveness-8 I just started playing this again and I'm enjoying it. Like other crash bandicoot games, I spent hours trying to get everything. Its great platforming fun.
Depth-8 The game has 20 levels, a little smaller than 25-32 which was what most Crash Bandicoot games had at the time, but still a good amount. This game also has a special bonus level that you can only play if you collect all the gems and relics(gold rank). The bonus level extends the story and offers a twist I mentioned earlier. The level designs are mostly taken from Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3, (examples: sewer levels from Crash 2 and underwater levels from Crash 3). There are also levels where you can fly using a jet pack and blast blimps out of the sky. There's even a level where you can ride a motorcycle through space while smashing through wooden crates, and trying not to crash into explosive nitro crates. There are also 5 colored gems hidden in 5 different levels. These colored gems will lead you to new secret areas of levels you have already visited. You can even get classic Crash Bandicoot power-ups that upgrade you're body slam attack, jump, spin attack, and speed. This game offers a lot of great fun that can be colorful and creative.
Difficulty-7 This game is a legitimate challenge. It gets more difficult as it goes on, and things can get really tricky and nerve-wracking when you're trying to race to the end of a level to win a relic, the boss battles are pretty easy though. The controls are smooth and solid and they're what you'd expect in a handheld Crash Bandicoot game. While the game may seem challenging, trust me, I've played much harder Crash Bandicoot games, much much harder.
Overall-8.9 So our favorite orange marsupial had a pretty good first handheld game didn't he? I'm sure alot of people have played other crash bandicoot games more than this one, but I can understand that. This game is great fun on the go, and will always remain a Game Boy Advance classic to me. I give it a solid 8.9/10. The reason why I give it this is because it doesn't offer as much as other Crash Bandicoot games, (not to mention I have stronger memories with other Crash games than I do with this one), and there are a few things that are mixed up and out of place. Fortunately, those are very minor criticisms. If you're a Crash Bandicoot fan and you like Game Boy Advance games, I say you should try this one out. See you guys later.