Description – Super Crash Adventure -Wrapped
Crash has come a long way, from mascot hopeful to the hardcoreplatform fan’s hero. His latest game may be largely more of thesame that much is true.
Gameplay – Super Crash Adventure – Wrapped
Warped is a drop-dead gorgeous game. The textures are impeccable,the animation’s top-notch, and the special effects kick someserious booty. It sounds great too (thank heavens for more musicaldiversity, although I had nothing against Mark Mothersbaugh’s scorefor part two). Play-wise it’s the best action-platformer I’veplayed since, well, the last Crash.
On the issue of difficulty, Warped does come up one the easy side.It can be beaten by most experienced players in an afternoon. Butit’ll take days of play to truly complete the game, finding all ofthe items, and out-doing each stage’s best time. Simple as it mayseem, the time trial mode really does a lot to increase the game’slongevity.
So what if the game may not offer the most innovation I’ve everseen from a sequel? It still brings enough freshness (in the formof its semi free-roaming portions and new play mechanics) andrefinement to the table to suit my tastes just fine. Not only that,it’s an incredibly fun game.
Feature – Super Crash Adventure – Wrapped
Warped is very much like Crash Adventure previous two efforts atits core. Crash still runs, jumps, and spins his way thoughvertically and horizontally-scrolling 3D environments, classicplatforming game style. But it also has its share of improvements.Among these are a wider variety of locales (eight in all, fromancient Egypt to the future), a second playable character, and theclosest thing to free-roaming environments we’re likely to see in aCrash title; a biplane dogfight and Jetski-style ocean outing arejust two. All-in-all, there are more than 35 stages.
There’s also a time trial mode where you can compete against yourbuddies to see who can get through levels faster, plus unlock asecret warp room is you beat the top time in each. Crash Adventurehas also taken strides to ensure that Dual Shock feedback andanalog control are both supported in this sequel. You’ve no doubtplayed one of Crash’s first two adventures, but how does his thirdstack up? Here’s the verdict straight from our residentexperts.