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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)

Crash Bandicoot is on an adventure to collect crystals and help Dr. Neo Cortex save the world.




Cast overview:
Dr. Neo Cortex (voice)
Coco Bandicoot (voice)
Crash Bandicoot (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Neo Cortex (voice)
Haruna Ikezawa ...
Coco Bandicoot (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Aku Aku (voice)
Mitsuru Ogata ...
Nitrus Brio (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
N. Gin (voice)


Crash's girlfriend Tawna, from the previous game, has left Crash for Pinstripe Poteroo. Now Crash lives with his sister Coco. One trip throught the jungle for batteries for Coco sends Crash to a warp room with 5 portals. There he meets Dr. Neo Cortex again (this time, through projector). To power up the Cortex Vortex, Cortex needs 25 crystals, so he convinces Crash to get the crystals for him! Is the earth doomed this time? Written by pkthunder30@comcast.net

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The evil Dr. Neo Cortex is back with a vengence...this time...to save the world?


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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Dr. N. Gin: [after being defeated] Dr Cortex will be very displeased with your resistance...
[gasps for breath]
Dr. N. Gin: prepare to suffer his wrath!
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Best Crash Game in the Entire Series!
24 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I know some people will say the original is beast and warped is the best but I believe the 2nd installment in the Crash series beats all. Even the if the new crash games are average, they still don't have the hype and enjoyment like this one.

Gameplay: 10/10 - The gameplay is by far excellent and there is nothing wrong with the controls. Everything is very stable and you can move crash or an animal around freely.

Landscape and Graphics: 9.5/10 - All the environments and textures and colours truly bring this game to life and when you instantly pop this into your play station, you will already have the feeling that you will love this game and that you will want to stay on it.

Music Score: 10/10 - The music in this game is very true to the gameplay, the Crash character and even to the game itself. Even other crash music came along in the other games, but this track will never be beaten. Being honest, playing and owning every crash game, i find that you will get the best music in this one! Overall and concluding, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back! is a very powerful and very playable game which will have you scoring to grab the crystals, restore the gems and kick Cortex's ass. Nuff said people.... 10/10!

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