Summary: When I got the game I was a little concerned about how much the game would work as it arrived in an envelope with no protection or details. I put it in my gameboy advance and initially it didn't start. However, after a few tries and blowing on the cartridge it worked and is fully functioning so far (Only had it for three days). The game is very fun and entertaining and arrived quickly. Very happy with purchase.
Summary: While this may seem very original, players who are familiar with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back will be very familiar with this and it may cause some complaints. The biggest flaws with this are the huge amounts of repetition seen in enemies, environments and soundtracks, and here's why: 1) There's a possible 6 environments in this game, including boss battle scenes. There's the ocean, space, jungles, the sky and some icy caverns.
Excerpt: "...asked you do you like crash bandicoot? You would probably say yes. Personally I have loved every single crash game that’s been made, I have played most of them, and when I heard there was one coming out on the gameboy advance I was sceptical about it. I wasn’t sure if transferring a 3-d game to 2-d was a good idea. But I was proved wrong, it is an amazing game. Other games such as splinter cell failed to do this well, I hope other games will learn ...
Crash Bandicoot the frustrating and challenging game
T McIntosh, amazon.co.uk
20 August 2003
Summary: I never realized that there would be a Crash Bandicoot sequel coming on to the GBA. So when I bought it I wasn't sure if it would be worth buying because the graphics and the moves might not be up to standard, because it is on the GBA. But hek was I wrong the moves are the same as the other sequels the graphics are pretty good but it does seem a bit fake.
Summary: When you first start playing this game, you notice good smooth graphics with well crafted levels and good gameplay. There are variety of enemies each of which have to be killed in a different way. At first levels seem quite hard but it doesn't take long before you're doing them with perfection. However this leads to its only downside. The game is a little short. I don't play on my gameboy much yet I still managed to complete 30% in one weekend and a bank holiday.
Summary: When it comes to platform games, this one has taken into account a lot of elements that build a challenging piece of entertainment. I have now owned this nifty little platformer for a few months and have found it to be as challenging, if not even more challenging than the playstation versions. It does not emulate the quality of graphics, obviously, but a lot of the original magic has been preserved that made the original games so good.
Summary: I bought this on day of release, and it hasn't really disappointed. Do not listen when they say it recreates the experience of the PSOne version, because it doesn't, as it is inferior in most ways. The graphics are generally in 2D, with only about 10-20% of it being in (fake 3D) which is disappointing, and it only has 20 short levels which are not very varied.
Summary: Crash Bandicoot is a great game for the GBA. The graphics are close to those on the playstation1 version and the gameplay is as sweet as ever.The new side view is good but can sometimes get annoying but does not stop this from being in my opinion one of the best Game Boy Advance Gmaes yet. Buy it NOW!!!
Summary: “Crash Bandicoot” war auf Sonys Playstation ein großer Erfolg. Grund genug, das quirlige Beuteltier auch auf anderen Plattformen hüpfen zu lassen. 2002 hatte Crash dann seinen großen Auftritt auf Nintendos kleinstem, dem Gameboy Advance und zwar mit dem Spiel “Crash Bandicoot XS”. Alte Feinde, neue Abenteuer Wer eines der “Crash Bandicoot”-Spiele auf der Playstation gespielt hat, hat keine Probleme damit sich auch auf dem Gamboy Advance zurechtzufinden.