Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
North American Box Art
DevelopersNaughty Dog
PublisherSony Computer Entertainment America, Universal Interactive Studios (original port), Disney Interactive Studios (remastered port)
PlatformPlayStation, PlayStation 4
Release Date(s)October 31, 1997 (NA-original release), September 7, 2015 (NA-HD re-release)
RatingsESRB: (E) Everyone
Mode(s)Single player


[edit] Background

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back follows the action-platforming adventures of Crash Bandicoot and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex. After his shock defeat at the hands of Crash Bandicoot, the mad doctor was lucky enough to crash into a planet possessing a powerful emphasis upon balance in the solar system. After running several tests on the planet's crystals, Dr. Neo Cortex came to the conclusion that these remarkably powered crystals were responsible for the balance and the alignment of the planets.

Unfortunately, some of these crystals were missing, and the solar system is in a desperate state of despair. Knowing this, Dr. Neo Cortex built the Cortex Vortex, a machine that in theory is meant to save the world. Unfortunately to complete the Cortex Vortex, Dr. Neo Cortex has sinisterly called upon the services of Crash Bandicoot to help him gain all twenty-five crystals.

[edit] Gameplay

A typical level in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
See also: List of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back levels

As Crash, it's up to you to find and collect all of the needed crystals to save the world from destruction. You'll have to slide, spin, jump, and run your way through immense levels inhabited by fierce enemies and dangerous traps. You can collect Aku Aku masks to help you advance through the levels quicker and safer, and by collecting three in a row, you'll become invincible for a short period of time.

It has been said in forums that the control scheme fits perfectly for both DS & 3DS controlers, as well as PSP.

[edit] Levels

Warp Room 1:

Warp Room 2:

Warp Room 3:

Warp Room 4:

Warp Room 5:

Warp Room 6:

[edit] Gems

37 Silver Gems 1 Red Gem 1 Blue Gem 1 Green Gem 1 Yellow Gem 1 Purple Gem

The Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back "world map".

[edit] Voice Cast

  • Crash Bandicoot (voiced by Brendan O'Brien)
  • Aku Aku (voiced by Mel Winkler in HD re-release)
  • Coco Bandicoot (voiced by Hynden Walch in HD re-release)
  • Dr. Neo Cortex (voiced by Clancy Brown)
  • Dr. Nitrus Brio (voiced by Brendan O'Brien)
  • Dr. N. Gin (voiced by Brendan O'Brien)
  • Ripper Roo (voiced by Brendan O'Brien)
  • Komodo Moe (unvoiced)
  • Komodo Joe (unvoiced)
  • Tiny Tiger (voiced by Brendan O'Brien)

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