Crash Bandicoot

For detailed information about this series, see: Bandipedia

Crash Bandicoot character

Crash Bandicoot, the main character, Star of the series

Crash Bandicoot is a series of video games by Activision, formerly owned by Vivendi Universal Games and published by Sony.

Video Games

Main Games

  • Crash Bandicoot (September 9, 1996). PlayStation. Re-released for PlayStation Network in 2006.Remasted for Playstation 4 in 2017.
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (October 31, 1997). PlayStation. Re-released for PlayStation Network in 2007.
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped (October 31, 1998). PlayStation. Re-released for PlayStation Network in 2007.
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Wraith of Cortex (October 29, 2001). PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. Re-released for Xbox Live in 2007.
  • Crash Twinsanity (September 28, 2004). PlayStation 2, Xbox and mobile phones.
  • Crash of The Titans (October 4, 2007). PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and mobile phones.
  • Crash: Mind Over Mutant (October 7, 2008). PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, and PlayStation Portable.
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (June 30, 2017). PlayStation 4. A full remake of the first three games in the series, using new assets and 3D models but keeping in the same gameplay and stage layout.

Side Games

  • Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (February 25, 2002). Game Boy Advance. Known as Crash Bandicoot XS in Europe.
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (January 7, 2003). Game Boy Advance.
  • Crash Twinsanity 3D (June 2004). Mobile phones.
  • Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (June 3, 2004). Game Boy Advance. One half of a two-games crossover with the Spyro series. Known as Crash Bandicoot Fusion in Europe.
  • Crash Bandicoot (April 25, 2005). Mobile phones.
  • Crash Bandicoot: Mutant Island (July 30, 2009). Mobile phones.

Racing Games

  • Crash Team Racing (September 30, 1999). PlayStation. Re-released for PlayStation Network in 2007.
  • Crash Nitro Kart (November 11, 2003). PlayStation 2, GameBoy Advance, N-Gage, Zeebo, Xbox, GameCube and mobile phones.
  • Crash Tag Team Racing (October 19, 2005). PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.
  • Crash Racing (December 2005). Mobile phones.
  • Crash Nitro Kart 2 (June 2008). Mobile phones.
  • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D (June 9, 2008). iOS, Zeebo and B-Gage.
  • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 (May 27, 2010). iOS.

Party Games

  • Crash Bash (November 6, 2000). PlayStation. Re-released for PlayStation Network in 2008.
  • Crash Boom Bang! (July 20, 2006). Nintendo DS and mobile phones.
  • Chokkan♪ Crash Bandicoot (2007). Mobile phones.


  • Crash Bandicoot Collector's Edition (May 7, 2002). PlayStation. Contains Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash.
  • Crash & Spyro Super Pack (2005). A set of three volumes released in Europe for the Game Boy Advance:
    • Volume 1 contains Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced and Spyro: Season of Ice.
    • Volume 2 contains Crash Nitro Kart and Spyro 2: Season of Flame.
    • Volume 3 contains Crash Bandicoot Fusion and Spyro Fusion. This one was also released in North America as simply Crash & Spyro Superpack.
  • Crash & Spyro Superpack (2005). A similar set of two Game Boy Advance games released only in North America. It includes Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure and Spyro: Season of Ice.
  • Crash Superpack (October 19, 2005). Two-game compilation sets released on North America:
    • The first one is for the Game Boy Advance and includes Crash Bandicoot N-Tranced and Crash Nitro Kart
    • The second one is for the Xbox and includes Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Crash Nitro Kart.
  • Crash Bandicoot Action Pack (June 12, 2007). PlayStation 2. Contains Crash Nitro Kart, Crash Twinsanity, and Crash Tag Team Racing.


  • Crash Bandicoot - Dansu! de Jump! Na Daibouken (1998). A 2-volume manga published by CoroCoro Comics.


Four short 3D web animations were produced in 2007 by The Animation Picture Company to promote the release of Crash of the Titans, each lasting roughly 3 minutes:

  • Crash Bandicoot – No Use Crying
  • Crash Bandicoot – Monster Truck
  • Crash Bandicoot – Titan Idol
  • Crash Bandicoot – Have Another

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Mario19960831 August 31, 1996In Crash Bandicoot there are some enemies similar to Piranha Plants and Koopa Troopas; there also are other references in other episodes of the series.

4Arrow L Donkey Kong19960831 August 31, 1996The Crash Bandicoot series features references to Donkey Kong.

4Arrow L Way of the Warrior19960831 August 31, 1996The Ying-Yang icon from Way of the Warrior was planned to be a special harmful item in Crash Bandicoot.52

5Arrow R Croc19970929 September 29, 1997A promotional image of Croc features a reference to Crash Bandicoot.

5Arrow R Dragonseeds19980930 September 30, 1998Having a saved data of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back unlocks the special "Aussie" dragon in Dragonseeds.3

4Arrow L Terminator19981010 October 10, 1998The cover art of Crash Bandicoot Warped is a parody of Terminator, and the level "Sphynxinator" is named after the series.3

4Arrow L Tomb Raider19981010 October 10, 1998The level "Tomb Wader" in Crash Bandicoot Warped is named after the Tomb Raider series.3

4Arrow L Ski Crazed19981010 October 10, 1998One level in Crash Bandicoot Warped is named after the early Naughty Dog game Ski Crazed.3

4Arrow L Rings of Power19981010 October 10, 1998One of the secret levels in Crash Bandicoot Warped is named after the early Naughty Dog game Rings of Power.3

5Arrow R The Simpsons19981122 November 22, 1998In the episode "Lisa gets an A" she is seen playing a parody of Crash Bandicoot.2.5

5Arrow R Baby Geniuses19990312 March 12, 1999A baby in Baby Geniuses is seen playing Crash Bandicoot.2

5Arrow R Felicity19991024 October 24, 1999In the season 2 episode "Crash" from Felicity, Noel is seen playing Crash Bandicoot Warped.2

5Arrow R Dawson's Creek19991201 December 01, 1999There's a reference to Crash Bandicoot in the season 3 episode "Four to Tango" from Dawson's Creek.2

5Arrow R Friends20001012 October 12, 2000In the season 7 episode "The One With Monica's Thunder", Chandler is seen playing Crash Team Racing.2

5Arrow R Jak and Daxter20011203 December 03, 2001The Carnivorus Plant from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is in Samos' hut using the exact same model from Naughty Dog.1

5Arrow R Kids World20011207 December 07, 2001Characters in Kids World are seen playing Crash Bandicoot.2

5Arrow R Ty the Tasmanian Tiger2002 2002The trailer for Ty the Tasmanian Tiger features a character based on Crash Bandicoot.

5Arrow R The Country Bears20020726 July 26, 2002A Crash Bash poster can be seen in The Country Bears.2

5Arrow R Jimmy Neutron20030217 February 17, 2003Crystals from the season 1 episode "Ultra Sheen" from Jimmy Neutron are identical to the Power Crystal from the Crash Bandicoot series.3


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Spyro20031111 November 11, 2003Spyro is an unlockable character in the Game Boy Advance version of Crash Nitro Kart and makes a cameo in Crash Twinsanity, while Crash makes minor cameos in two Spyro games. Spyro and Crash also reference each other in several of their games.

5Arrow R Game Over20040310 March 10, 2004Crash Bandicoot can be seen in an ad poster in the first episode of Game Over.2

5Arrow R Angel20040512 May 12, 2004In the season 5 episode "Power Play" from Angel, Angel and Drogyn play the Xbox version of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.2

5Arrow R Yes, Dear20050330 March 30, 2005In the season 5 episode "Won't Ask, Won't Tell" from Yes, Dear, Jimmy is seen playing Crash Bandicoot.2

5Arrow R Family Guy20050927 September 27, 2005Tom Tucker is seen playing a handheld Crash Bandicoot racing game in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.2

5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are Crash Bandicoot references.

5Arrow R Johnny Test20070505 May 05, 2007The game "Smash Badger 3" from the season 2 episode "Johnny Test vs. Smash Badger 3" is a parody of Crash Bandicoot.3

4Arrow L Hulk20071004 October 04, 2007There's an unused Hulk costume in Crash of the Titans.52

5Arrow R Futurama20080823 August 23, 2008Fry makes a reference to Crash Bandicoot in the Futurama comic issue #38.

4Arrow L Sonic20081007 October 07, 2008The Ratican enemy in Crash: Mind Over Mutant sometimes reference Sonic the Hedgehog.3


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Uncharted20160510 May 10, 2016The "Hog Wild" plane in Uncharted is named after a level in Crash Bandicoot, while Uncharted 4 features a fully playable stage from the first Crash Bandicoot in one scene, and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has Coco watching said scene from Uncharted 4 on her laptop and a framed picture of Nathan Drake on Crash's home.2

5Arrow R Skylanders20161013 October 13, 2016Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex appear as playable characters in Skylanders: Imaginators, Crash later appears in two episodes of Skylanders Academy.1