Sackboy's mandatory for me personally, and for this game commercially. He's too wildly popular for Superbot to leave him out.
I have been stuck on lights out in the original Crash for the better part of a week now (it really doesn't help that I can't save and I have to do slippery climb EVERY TIME I RUN OUT OF LIVES), so for all I care Crash can die forever. XD Kidding of course, the game's actually fantastic, I just.... I hate that level so much Q_Q