Crash Bandicoot can be a relentless game.
Having to play and get stuck on challenging levels can be frustrating and down right annoying.
I believe that it’s good to have hard games but when the going gets tough, the weak get going.
That’s why you need me, Jeremy. Not only due to the fact that I’m too good for games but because you will also be too good for games.
This is “How To Win” not “Tips or Tricks”, follow my lead and you will dominate every level, 10/10 IGN guaranteed.
Stick N Pad – Control’s Are Important!
With the release of the remastered version earlier this year, many people who had played the originals (myself including) have had to deal with one major dilemma…
Pad or Analog controls?
The old games featured pad controls only, this is what most people who have played the famed franchise would be used to. However, if you are comfortable to use both… DO IT!
The reason for this is because both styles provide different levels of controllability. Vicarious Visions the developers on the remastered version stated that “If you are a new player, you may want to start with the second and third games first, and then come back to try Crash Bandicoot after you’ve had more practice,”
The design choices for the game actually made it harder than the originals, meaning the physics had to be made different in order to fit the remaster. It is for this reason that some levels and sections are actually better suited for one specific control scheme over the other.
Pad Controls – provide the basic’s we all know and love; less responsive, maneuverability and freedom to move the character. They are this way best for stages which require lots of jumping or running.
Analog Controls – provide 360 movement capabilities for crash, plus slow to fast movements. They can be best used for wide open spaces or areas which need fine tuned movements. More responsive controls, means bumping the stick just a little could send him to his death.
Better yet you could combine both them both. This will hopefully make some levels a lot easier to complete but make sure to experiment!
Above Video: Crash Bandicoot Bad Controls.
Patience Is Key – Look For The Pattern
Unless you are doing a speed-run, patience should be your number one rule.
There are always patterns for certain area’s of a level (that includes boss battles too!)
More times than not these are 100% identical. If you wait and remain patient before each area, then you should have already noticed the recurring actions that the environment throws at you.
Waiting will allow you to pick opportune times to move between each of these areas, with the added bonus of helping you adjust to the levels surroundings. There is nothing worse than charging into a difficult level, without asking genuine questions of what to actually expect. You’ll become frustrated and it won’t help your current situation.
This includes picking up in-game items, such as wumpa fruits and ‘character icons’ which will help provide additional lives if need be.
Above Video: Patience Is Key.
Ask The Internet Again
If all else fails and you don’t become better than the game, then you should ask the internet again.
Besides me… Tutorials on YouTube are great for gaining knowledge about how to beat certain levels. They provide a visual representation, which would be great for Crash Bandicoot’s case because like I previously stated, the game revolves around set patterns.
Know the level mechanics and you’ll be breezing through stages!
That’s all from me now… it’s rather straight-forward but there really isn’t a shortcut way to be good at Crash Bandicoot.
Remember to practice and try the things taught to you today. Everything will then eventually fall into place. (trust the process young warrior)
If you have any further questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!
Have a great day guy’s!