Crash Bandicoot Mobile has soft-launched in a bunch of places around the world on Android, so if you're interested you should check and see if it's available.
In this latest Crash Bandicoot title, Crash and his sister Coco are teaming up to stop Dr Neo Cortex's plan to destroy the multiverse by running endlessly. Blocking Crash's way are a bunch of mutagen henchmen that have been sent out to enslave the multiverse.
As an endless runner, Crash Bandicoot Mobile allows the player to take on classic enemies such as the Mutagen Ant, Scorporilla, Nirtus Brio, and Dingodile while exploring Turtle Woods, Lost City, and Temple Ruins. Players will unlock key buildings that will allow them to create weapons such as rayguns, and they will also have to go on collection runs to gather ingredients and upgrade Coco's base.
So, where's the catch? The catch is that apparently there is a wait timer to craft weapons that player's will need to fight bosses. There is also a stamina or lives system that may be added to the game later, but overall it seems as though if King doesn't get too greedy it won't get too many predatory micro-transactions.
Overall, it looks like a fun little game. The graphics look great and the endless runner-esque gameplay really fits the Crash Bandicoot series. Time will tell though if its monetary systems are kept in check, but right now it seems like it'll be pretty good.
I have better things to do then to play mobile games, but there is a massive audience out there who will lap this up if it's any good. From what I can tell it looks decent, so if it's a massive success hopefully we'll get some new Crash Bandicoot games down the road that aren't remasters or remakes. We'll see.
What do you think of this game? Are you a massive Crash Bandicoot fan? Let us know in the comments!