The newest Crash Bandicoot game is out right now. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is a mobile platformer entry into the Crash Bandicoot series and, after first being revealed last summer, the game is available today.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is developed by King, best known for the Candy Crash franchise. With the launch of the mobile-only version of Crash Bandicoot, King released a trailer that includes both CGI and gameplay, and it helps explain what players can expect with the Android and iOS title.
A few seconds of gameplay and anyone familiar with titles like Temple Run or Subway Surfer will likely understand what to expect with Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. In many ways, the always-running-forward and leaping over platforms style of gameplay from the original Crash Bandicoot games translates perfectly into the mobile-style game. And now that the title is available to play, fans can download the game now and give it a try.
The new mobile game will be free to download and play, but it does have in-app purchases. However, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run does not have loot boxes, which is something that fans appreciated learning about once that news broke. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run has over 100 unlockable skins, allows players to battle and takedown iconic bosses from the series, has a Bandicoot base upgrade system, and more. After dominating video games in the late '90s and early '00s, it looks like Crash and his crew are back in a big way.
Crash Bandicoot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is something fans have been thinking about for a long time. Topping one of the national Smash DLC surveys from a few years ago, the loveable bandicoot remains a popular guess for each DLC reveal. Many people want Crash because he fills in a "retro PlayStation" slot in the roster, even if he is currently only owned by Activision.
Regardless, now that Crash Bandicoot games have been revived with remakes and a sequel, Crash's addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels possible. Fans have been hard at work coming up with everything from Crash's movelist to his stage and taunts. There's a lot that goes into a DLC character's launch, and with a rich history to pull from, Crash Bandicoot can make his arrival one to remember.
Crash's moveset would be comparable to Sonic and Banjo's in that it will incorporate many of his platforming abilities. The all-important spin attack (or its souped-up Death Tornado version) is an easy pick for his neutral-special, though it could also be present as a mashing normal attack. Polar could show up to ferry Crash across the stage in his side-special, aiming the Fruit Bazooka could be his down-special, and his up-special could have him bounce off of a TNT crate, which would quickly count down and explode. Crash's iconic slide and belly flop could also be present as his down-normal and aerial down-normal. Last but not least, his Final Smash could start with him putting on Aku-Aku and running through his opponents. This could be followed up by him using the various new masks from Crash Bandicoot 4 to lay the smackdown on his enemies.
However, that's not all that players will see. Crash has a host of dances and goofy idle animations that are perfect for taunts and win poses. On top of that, his sister Coco Bandicoot would make a perfect player 2 skin. Coco has seen multiple playable appearances recently in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, in which she is available as an alternative player character. She can do everything Crash can, and has a slightly altered set of animations to give her more personality. While this is verging on Echo Fighter territory, Smash DLC is no stranger to giving different skins unique flourishes (like the male and female Byleth, or the different Dragon Quest Heroes).
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