Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time | Complete FAQ

After more than 20 years without a canonical episode worthy of the name, the Crash Bandicoot saga returns to center stage with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About time is a game described by the developers of Toys for Bob as a direct sequel and heir to the original trilogy created by Naughty Dog in 1996, and released this October 2 on PS4 and Xbox One.

With nearly 100 levels promised in total, multiple playable characters each with a different gameplay, new skills for Crash including the appearance of quantum masks with amazing properties, this new opus promises good hours of gameplay always so demanding and millimeter .

Let’s take stock of the new adventure of the famous orange marsupial.

Crash Bandicoot 4 Guide

In this guide, you will find the list of trophies and achievements available in the game as well as a vast Frequently Asked Questions answering all the questions that players have in order to learn more about this sequel to the original trilogy.

Crash Bandicoot 4 FAQ ?

What is Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time?

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the spiritual sequel to the trilogy developed by Naughty Dog between 1996 and 1998.

The game is a worthy successor to it by keeping an authentic gameplay although updated and by incorporating modern mechanics. and new graphics.

The story of this opus begins immediately after the end of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped , where Dr. Neo Cortex and his vile sidekick N. Tropy found themselves trapped in a warp of space-time without being able to put in implement their Machiavellian plan.

But despite everything, the villains managed to escape and even upset the established order of space and time with the sole objective of seizing this dimension but also all the dimensions of the multiverse.

 Coco and Crash will then have to unite to save the world from announced destruction.

When is the game released and on which platforms?

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was released on October 2, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was announced following a leak at the end of June on social networks. The game will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S at a later date. 

It should also be noted that a day-one patch of around twenty gigabytes will be available when the game is released, while it will weigh nearly 30 GB of base.

Will the platforms offer a free upgrade to the next-gen?

Although no official information has been released by the publisher on this subject, we can nevertheless assume that at least Xbox will offer this thanks to the Smart Delivery feature. Afterwards when it comes to Activision …

Can we expect a port on PC and / or Nintendo Switch?

Players would have managed to find in the source code of the official site the mention of these 2 other platforms. However, no official information has been released on this subject. 

We can still think that after the port of the 2 previous parts including the remaster of the trilogy ( Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy ) on the Nintendo console, that this is the case for this new opus.

Can the game be played without having experienced the original trilogy?

If the players were playing the Crash Bandicoot series for their storyline, it would know. So no worries on this aspect. 

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has a very simple storyline and although many references slip through your adventure concerning the previous parts, you don’t need to know the franchise by heart to devour the levels one by one.

Indeed, the developers prefer to base your epic on demanding and evolving gameplay rather than on the very simplistic story.

What are the different game modes that the game will offer?

In addition to the multiplayer modes available in the game (see below), the new Crash adventure will offer players 2 types of game: one with unlimited lives and a Retro mode like in the old days.

The Retro mode will indeed offer players the opportunity to flirt with the nostalgia of yesteryear by making a game even more demanding. 

Indeed, each time you have no more life, it will bring you back to the beginning of the level or to the main menu according to your choice, while the “modern” mode will accumulate the check-points as well as a death counter. measure our ability to bounce back and pass levels smoothly.

What are the novelties brought by this new opus?

In addition to the new gameplay capabilities promised for Crash and with the addition of new characters, each with their own gameplay, the game will highlight 4 quantum masks that will give players different abilities in certain specific moments of the game:

  • The Ika Ika mask will allow you to play on gravity.
  • The Kupuna-Wa mask will allow you to slow down the time to access other platforms.
  • The Lani-Loli mask allows elements of the decor to appear or disappear.
  • The ‘Akano mask is the tornado mask. It prolongs the vortex attack and allows you to glide.

Now let’s try to see what it really is in the game compared to these promises of new features.

What is the estimated lifespan of the game?

It seems that to complete all the levels offered by Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time , it will take you no less than 6 hours, maybe even less if you do not want to complete all the levels to 100%. 

Even if, it must be admitted, the pride of a Crash Bandicoot lies in the fact of pushing its tests in order to recover all the crates and all the fruits offered.

Note that the game promises great replayability thanks to this aspect but also thanks to the multiple game modes offering a replay of the whole.

Will any means of transport be usable in the game?

It seems that, according to the images unveiled of the game, the player sometimes finds himself at the “wheel” of vehicles of all kinds, such as a board on waterways or even a cannon chasm crossing etc.

How many levels does the game have?

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The first returns following an advertising email this summer reveal a number of levels close to 100, which would make them more than the first 3 games combined. 

This should be taken with a grain of salt and should be confirmed during use, in particular depending on the number of levels present in the cassettes to be collected.

Will we have the opportunity to face bosses during our adventure?

Boss showdowns are also the spice of the Orange Marsupial franchise. 

With its levels in low angle to flee an opponent pursuing you in particular, we hardly doubt the presence of clashes against the worst enemies of Crash, including the evil Dr. Neo Cortex.

Can we play Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time together?

Yes, and that’s pretty good news. This was confirmed by IGN a few weeks ago, the game will indeed offer a multiplayer mode. 

There are in fact 3 distinct modes (two competitive modes and a cooperative mode) available locally and playable from 2 to 4 players.

Bandicoot Battle will be composed of 2 distinct modes: a confrontation of players to achieve the best time in a stage race called Checkpoint , and a mode based on the best score where the goal will be to chain combos by destroying as many crates as possible. , named him Crate Combo . In either case, these modes will require players to take turns playing.

The Pass N Play mode will be more cooperative and will allow players to replay levels in different modes (flashback, N-Versé etc.) by passing the controller once again. More details in our dedicated article .

Do you have to be connected to the internet to play the game?

The publisher announces that to compete with other players around the world, especially regarding the time to pass levels, you will need to be connected to the internet. 

However, this will absolutely not be mandatory to complete the adventure in its entirety.

What are the playable characters in this new Crash adventure?

YES ! Once is not custom, the game will propose to play other characters than Crash himself, namely his sister, Coco Bandicoot but also therefore Dr.

Neo Cortex without forgetting in passing the more anecdotal moments at the controls of Dingodile or Tawna Bandicoot.

Will the game offer DLC and does it include micro-transactions?

For now, no DLC has been announced and there is very little chance that it will ever be. However, when it comes to micro-transactions, the publisher has made it clear: there won’t be any in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time . Outfits will be unlocked while playing but none will be offered for purchase.

What are the different editions available for the game?

For now, no collector’s edition has been announced by Activision. It will therefore be necessary to be satisfied with standard games in physical or dematerialized version. However, all players who pre-ordered the digital version of the game will receive three free skins for Crash and Coco: Totally Hebrew, Marsupus erectus and Serious upgrade.

Game Infos :

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Publisher : Activision
  • Developer : Toys for Bob
  • Genre : Platform
  • Price : $51.99-69.99
  • Supports : PS4 and Xbox One ( PS5 & PC coming soon)
  • Release Date : October 2, 2020
  • PEGI 7

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