Review by Wild Gunman

"Crash likes to party, he likes, he likes to party!!"

What sad news! Naughty Dog has stopped making the Crash Bandicoot games! Now Eurocom has the rights to make the crash games, so they started out with Crash Bash, a Mario Party type game. Sounds good, so I'll take a closer look.

GAMEPLAY: It is great fun to play. Unfortunately, compared to Crash Team Racing, there aren't a lot of modes available. The modes are Adventure, Battle and Tournament. Adventure is just like in the other Crash adventures, winning games and trophys and beating bosses. Some might say that this mode is frustrating but I think that it is challenging. Battle is a game for up to four players where you choose a game and duke it out!! This is great. Tournament is where 4 games are put together and you must win them in a row. 9/10

STORY:The story is good. Aku Aku and Uka Uka have decided to confirm who is the strongest: Good or Evil. Aku Aku selects his team:Crash, Coco, Tiny, and Dingodile! Yes Tiny and dingodile have joined forces with Crash! Uka Uka selects his team :Cortex, N Brio, Koala Kong and Rilla Roo. And the last boss is... Nitros Oxide!! 9/10

AUDIO:The sound is great, but the characters don't sound right. For example when N Brio wins, he let's off a cackle that is better suited to Ripper Roo! Also, none of the main characters talk except for Aku and Uka, which is disappointing. The music is good though. 7/10

GRAPHICS:Excellent. The backgrounds and characters look lovely. The presentation is fab. That is one thing Eurocom done right! 10/10

REPLAYABILITY:There is reasonable value. The Adventure mode is long, but some may finish it off in a hurry. There really isn't enough modes compared to Crash Team Racing.
However, if you have a multitap and 3 friends, you'll be in for a top time!! Playing againest your mates is top fun. I wish there were more mini-games though, there are only 28 whereas Mario Party had over 50. 8/10

BUY OR RENT:Buy. This game is great, and when you bring it to a party, the fun never ends!!! Until the last person leaves of course but then there is lot's of fun to be had in the adventure mode.

OVERALL:9/10. This game is a fine party game, and will liven up a dull party, once the food and grog runs out.
Eurocom has done a excellent job in keeping the Crash series on the right track.


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 04/19/01, Updated 09/29/01


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