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Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (2001)

Crash Bandicoot must gather ancient crystals to stop the destructive nature of a group of renegade masks known as the Elementals.

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Jon Burton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clancy Brown ... Dr. Neo Cortex / Uka Uka (voice)
Corey Burton ... Dr. N. Gin / Dr. N. Tropy (voice) (as Cory Burton)
Debi Derryberry ... Coco Bandicoot (voice)
R. Lee Ermey ... Wa-Wa - The Water Elemental (voice) (as R. Lee Ermy)
Mark Hamill ... Py-Ro - The Fire Elemental (voice)
Jess Harnell Jess Harnell ... Lo-Lo - The Air Elemental / Computer (voice)
Brendan O'Brien ... Tiny Tiger (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Crunch Bandicoot (voice) (as Kevin Michael Richards)
Thomas F. Wilson ... Rok-Ko - The Earth Elemental (voice) (as Tom Wilson)
Mel Winkler Mel Winkler ... Aku Aku (voice)
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Storyline

Somewhere outside Earth's orbit, Uka Uka is holding a "bad-guy convention" in Dr. Neo Cortex's new space station. He is not pleased with the villains' lack of evil productivity, and they conclude that Crash Bandicoot is the blame. Cortex reveals that in his scientific endeavors, he's been able to create a genetically-advanced super-weapon of unbelievable strength named Crunch Bandicoot. But he needs a power source to bring him to life. They decide to release a group of renegade masks called the Elementals from their hibernation state so that Cortex can complete Crunch Bandicoot and wipe Crash Bandicoot off the face of the Earth forever. Meanwhile, Crash and his pals are soaking up a few rays on the beach, when all hell breaks loose. Volcanoes are erupting, tornadoes are raging, and earthquakes are thundering. Aku Aku tells Crash and Coco that the only way to stop the Elementals' destructive nature is to imprison them with the use of ancient crystals scattered across the Earth. Coco ... Written by Michael Manley 426

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

29 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crash Bandicoot 4 See more »

Company Credits

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Traveller's Tales See more »
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This is the first Crash Bandicoot game to be released on other consoles that are not just Playstation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Great Uka Uka: Imbeciles! FOOLS! NINCOMPOOPS! Can't you idiots do ANYTHING right? According to this, your track record for spreading evil is PATHETIC!
Dr. Neo Cortex: Uka Uka, it's not our fault. That wretched bandicoot is to blame!
[a crash hologram appears]
Tiny the Tiger: Grrr...
[he swipes at the hologram]
The Great Uka Uka: I will not let anthing stand in the way of evil... ESPECIALLY not a brainless orange marsupial!Crash must be eliminated!
N. Gin: Err... Uka Uka? Need I remind you that Crash always finds a way to defeat us? Maybe he's just too good...
[...]
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Followed by Crash Tag Team Racing (2005) See more »

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Pretty much the worst of the 3

I remember when I got a PS2 for Christmas, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex was the first game I played on it. Besides the long load times, it was pretty good. Of course, after I got a Gamecube 2 years or so later, I decided to buy it again, and I must say I was a bit... disappointed. Here's the lowdown on things...

GRAPHICS: 6/10 The biggest disappointment in this game is the graphics. For one, the frame rate is slower. This is most noticeable in the opening cinema, where the frame rate frequently drops significantly. It doesn't bring the game to a crawl, but for a Gamecube game, it's a real put-down, and it's a sure sign of laziness among animators. Another thing is the degraded graphics. Is that flat blue and white surface Crash is water-skiing on SUPPOSED to be water? Fans of Super Mario Sunshine will be angered. Also you can clearly see a large red ring around Uka Uka's red aura that shouldn't be there. Plus, the graphics overall are rough, and the polygons are few, and pretty noticeable.

SOUND: 4/10 Another disappointment is the sound; the volume of each character's voice seems completely random: they'll be completely normal at first, but then go down to a whisper for a few seconds, making it almost inaudible with the music drowning them out, but then the voices will go back to normal again. Don't even bother adjusting the volume on the TV; doing so will only get you broken eardrums the next moment. There's a problem with the sound effects too. They're often louder than any piece of dialouge in this game. In fact, on the first plane level in the game, there's this annoying, sourceless clunking noise (that clearly wasn't in the PS2 version) through the entire time you play that level, sucking out all the fun of shooting hapless victims out of the sky. Other than that, the sound effects are okay, but they can do better.

GAME-PLAY: 5/10 The game-play here is pretty much the exact same as the first 3 games in the series, without any twists or surprises, giving us the same boring valleys, corridors and tunnels all over again. They could at least have Crash talk this time, but it looks like that Traveller's Tales's philosophy when they were making this game was that "anything that's different from the usual Crash Bandicoot mold is sacrilege and blasphemy, and cannot be released to the public." A little bit of trivia: A concept that was announced during the production of the game was that they would put in special Elemental Crates that would appear if you re-enter a level. Activating the Crates would unlock a secret area, reveal a mini-boss, etc., but apparently, the idea was scrapped due to Traveller's Tales's little philosophy. I take points off the game-play for unoriginality.

OVERALL: 5/10 I recommend buying an Xbox, then buying Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex for Xbox. I hear that Crash actually has fur in that one. The Gamecube version is only worth a rental.


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