In late 2021, the top-rated Crash Bandicoot series experienced its first significant installment with the release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane – Wrath of Cortex. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot 4 took the gaming world by storm, becoming one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time. The game was well-received not only by hardcore Crash Bandicoot fans but also by audiences looking for a new take on the Crash series. In this Game Walkthrough, we will take a look at some of the critical points of the game and point out how much they have improved since the last Crash Bandicoot game.
First off, we will look at the new story mode and gameplay. The game’s objective is to save Crash Bandicoot from the bottom of the canyon, which he has fallen into. To do this, you will need to explore every level and complete every objective. Unfortunately, the human character for this game is quite limited, which forced us to introduce some different robots that can be customized for each stage and which help to provide the basis for the gameplay. They also serve as weapons and can damage enemies, shoot other robots out of the way, or cause the Crash Bandicoot to spin.
The Crash Bandicoot multiplayer mode is exciting. You can either play against the computer or another player. There are two versions of the game, which include a couch and free play modes. The free play mode allows you to select bots and customize them with different characteristics and weapons. Each bot has its abilities, as well as unique crash animations and dialogue. It is a good idea to get a couple of these in the early stages, as they can quickly turn the tide of a battle.
The Crash Bandicoot multiplayer modes are split up between each platform. The original release on the PlayStation is the only one that supports cross-play, meaning that you could play with other players using the same platform. This has been rectified with the next-gen version, and there are now two versions of the game – PS3 and Xbox.
The exciting thing about the next-gen release is that the Crash Bandicoot, now named Crash Bandicoot 4, has a unique Gimmickton transform into a robot! The four original characters are still available, but the Crash Bandicoot robot can be customized and made to have four legs, which it uses to grab objects and climb walls. You can see the exciting potential of having a four-legged character in this gameplay demo. I’m sure that the gameplay will be heavily focused on this and the ability to jump and dodge.
The third part of the game sees you going through the jungle setting once more as you continue your mission to free Dr. Neo Cortex from his clutches. The storyline here is the same as the first two games in the Crash Bandicoot series but gives Crash a different mission and sets him on an island paradise like the ones seen in the first trilogy. It looks very promising, especially considering that the animation is top-notch.
The last part of the game sees you taking on another mission as part of the multi-universe concept – the jungle setting returns, but there are nine different worlds to explore this time. As you examine each world, you’ll be able to interact with new characters, fight new creatures, collect items and power-ups, and so on. This gameplay style is fresh and exciting, and although there’s still no multiplayer, I suspect that we’ll be seeing a similar take on the concept when it launches. The Crash Bandicoot 4 Wii U walkthrough will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of gameplay, but rest assured that there will still be quite a few secrets to find.
Considering that this is the first game in the franchise that won’t have any form of multiplayer, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see some elements of that in future entries. It also helps that the visuals look gorgeous, and the controls do not feel clumsy or stiff, as they did in the first Crash games. All in all, I am looking forward to playing Crash Bandicoot 4 Wii U since it promises a lot with its exciting storyline and solid gameplay.