“Crash Crashes In” Crash Bandicoot Smash Analysis Part 1

Welcome to the fourth article of Smashboards Character Analysis! These articles will not be looking at why a character is or isn’t likely, so please do not expect that going in. Instead, they will focus on how a character might play in Smash and how their series might be represented within the boundaries of the Fighter’s Pass.

”Crash Crashes In” Smashboards’ Crash Bandicoot Analysis

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Introduction to Crash Bandicoot

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Crash Bandicoot first debuted on the Sony Playstation in 1996 during the golden age of 3D platformers. 1996 was when both Crash and Super Mario 64 was released. Sonic Adventure and Banjo-Kazooie would later be released in 1998. Crash was widely seen as the 3D-era rival of Super Mario Bros. and some even went as far to say it replaced Sonic the Hedgehog as Mario’s rival. In Crash Bandicoot, players control the mutant bandicoot, Crash, after he escaped from the nefarious Dr. Neo Cortex. He awakens on N. Sanity Beach where he decides to take down Cortex so that he can save his bandicoot girlfriend, Tawna. Crash would go on to fight against other insane doctors, mutant animals, and other sorts of wacky enemies throughout the long-running series. He even finds time to race with his friends in the Crashing Team Racing games. Crash has gone from being a Playstation mascot to a video game icon with representation on multiple systems including Nintendo and Microsoft. In fact, Crash Bash on the PS1 was the last official Crash Bandicoot game to be featured exclusively on the Playstation. While Crash and Cloud are considered legacy Playstation icons, they have largely been replaced by Kratos of God of War and Nathan Drake of Uncharted. With many Crash Bandicoot games appearing on Nintendo consoles, Crash seems primed and ready to join the Smash cast.

Crash Character Overview

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Crash is a quick and agile fighter who relies on quirky and unpredictable movements in his moveset. Although his melee attack damage is left to be desired for, he can spawn multiple Crates that helps give him an edge. In terms of design, he would be a light mid weight with a ranking around 85 which ties him with Zelda; heavier than Falco, but lighter than Duck Hunt. He would have a smaller frame with a body size around the size of Luigi. Speaking of Luigi, he would have an initial floaty jump but a faster falling speed which would be around 53 which is faster than Charizard but slower than Mii Swordfighter and Pikachu. His jump rating would be 36 which is shorter than Yoshi but higher than Palutena. Crash is mediocre in the speed category with a walking speed of .89 which puts him between Lucas and Wario, while his running speed is 1.8 which is between Mega Man and Ryu. Due to his controls in his original game, he has poor traction which puts him between Simon, Richter, Dark Samus, and Samus with a rating of .083. This gives Crash’s running a bit of a slide to it which is a nod to his 3-D platforming depictions.

Crash has numerous abilities and gimmicks that help with his mobility and unpredictable playstyle. In particular, Crash can cancel his Dash slide attack mid-animation into a spring jump. This attack greatly helps Crash move around the stage in a way few others can. Crash’s Down Special is Crate Spawn which allows Crash to summon a random Crate which can either give Crash certain items or be used for throwing or for protection. This greatly adds to Crash's randomness and unpredictability while forcing opponents to play defensively and to constantly switch up their tactics in order to keep up with him.

Crash Specials and Final Smash

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Neutral Special: Deadly Tornado Spin

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Much like Meta Knight’s Mach Tornado, Crash spins rapidly while kicking on all sides. Mashing the special button causes Crash to spin even faster which deals more hits but also risks an ending lag to the special due to Crash getting dizzy. In addition, while in the spinning animation, it’s possible to tilt the control stick to the right or left to influence Crash’s spinning direction. This move also slows down his descent to the ground though not to the extent as Peach’s floating ability. If Crash experiences large amounts of hit lag when damaged during the attack animation, he will be forced to stop spinning. The attack does 1.3% per hit but gradually grows weaker when the special button is mashed.

However, there is one unique aspect about Crash that is missing from the previously mentioned Mach Tornado. This is the ability for Crash to deflect and launch items away from him. These include his own Crates minus the Nitro Crate as well as opponent-related items such as the Wario Bike, Link’s Remote Bombs, and Samus’s Charged Shot. However, in order to reflect these back, precise timing is needed during the initial startup of the spin. Otherwise, it damages Crash. It doesn’t add a damage multiplier like normal reflects and counters but it does have a strange and unpredictable reflect trajectory based on his relative position to the projectile or item. A thrown Capsule may reflect directly back to the thrower but may also launch it directly upwards, behind Crash, or even downward depending on his spinning angle, position, and the speed and angle of thrown object. However, this attack could prove detrimental to Crash as it could cause valuable items such as Heart Containers, Assist Trophies, Pokeballs, or Dragoon Parts to be launched away from him.

Side Special: Polar

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Crash summons Polar and the duo go charging forward. Being a polar bear cub, Polar isn’t exactly quick but the way he runs is a bit rambunctious. Being a cub, he may run the full distance but he may also give up half way. Crash can turn Polar around by tilting the opposite direction and hitting the Attack Button will cause Pokar to jump. The initial start up does 6% damage, the midway dash animation deals 13.4%, and the final ending animations deal 4.4%. Jumping deals 10% damage. If performed in the air, Polar will take off but gradually come down to the ground much like Wario’s Side Special, Wario Bike. Crash can jump off Polar by tilting up on the control stick which causes Polar to continue running forward before falling off the ledge or vanishing.

Up Special: Jet Pack

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Crash pulls out his Jet Pack and blasts off. Much like Diddy Kong’s Rocketbarrel Boost, Crash can tilt the control stick back and forth before launching off. Simply inputting the command will just shoot Crash up slightly while charging the attack causes Crash to blast off. When Crash collides with an opponent, it deals damage, and then launches the opponent into the air. In addition, the jet pack fuel is also capable of burning opponents behind Crash. Crashing into the opponent deals 15.2% regardless of the distance traveled and 6% damage is dealt from the rocket fire.

Down Special: Crate Spawn

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Crash can cycle between different crates. Inputting Down Special pulls out the box and inputting it again cycles to the next crate. Pressing the Special button causes Crash to place the crate while pressing forward special causes Crash to throw it and inputting up special causes Crash to throw it upwards. Smashing the input in any direction besides down causes Crash to chuck the crate even harder. Crash can spawn up to three Crates at a time before the Down Special input is unavailable. However, certain Crates can only be spawned and used once. The Crates that are available are:

Crate
When thrown, this weak Crate breaks apart. There is a chance that it might not break which means it can be picked up again. It's a standard Crate without any unique properties. Up to three Crates can be placed at one time.

Iron Crate
These Crates are indestructible and will remain on the stage for up to 30 seconds before vanishing. They do higher damage when thrown compared to ordinary Crates but are generally heavier and can bog down the player. In fact, spawning one while in the air and not throwing it will cause the player to quickly plummet to the ground as if they are in Metal Form. The Iron Crate does 18.4% damage when thrown. Up to three Crates can be placed at one time.

TNT Crate
The TNT Crate is packed with dangerous explosives which will detonate when damaged or hit with a Fire-based attack. It has a huge explosion on its own but even more so when grouped with more than one TNT Crate or a Nitro Crate. A clean blast can deal up to 20.4% while an outer blast does about 16%. Up to threeTNT Crates can be placed at one time.

Nitro Crate
This is a more powerful TNT Crate that has both high damage output plus knockback. However, this wide-sweeping blast can often catch Crash in the blast as well so care is needed before detonating it. Once it detonates, it releases a multi-hitting blast before launching opponents. The blast is larger than the Smart Bomb. This crate is highly volatile and will explode when it’s hit by a single attack; even by stage hazards, assist trophies, and Pokemon. Once it detonates, it’s capable of dealing a total of 32% damage at the center and 17% at the outer edges. Only one Nitro Crate can be placed at a time.

Detonator Crate
This crate’s entire purpose is to detonate any explosives, regardless if they are Crash’s crates, items, or even other character’s items such as Snake’s Down Smash attack. This crate can do damage when thrown but, upon detonating, it doesn't actually damage players. Instead, it adds an additional 6% damage to the overall explosion damage output. It acts as a damage amplifier for explosives it sets off. Hitting it or waiting for 8 seconds will cause it to detonate any explosives within its area. When thrown, it can deal 4.2% damage. Up to three Detonator Crates can be placed at once.

Aku Aku Crate
Using this crate summons Crash’s ally, Aku Aku, who aids him in battle. In order to do this, the Crate must be broken after being placed down. This floating mask that will rotate around the player which is able absorb up to 20% damage before vanishing. Once Aku Aku absorbs up to 20% damage or after 15 seconds, Aku Aku will vanish. Aku Aku is unable to damage opponents and only serves to aid players. However, the Crate itself can do some damage and deals 4.5% damage when the Crate connects. Take care where you place the Crate because, should another player break it, Aku Aku will protect that player instead. Only one Aku Aku Crash can be placed at a time.

Arrow Crate
Placing this Crate down allows up to five bounces on it before it breaks. However, it can’t be used as a recovery move due to the fact the Crate will simply fall down when Crash tries to place it in the air. This could be used as a possible strategy in hitting opponents below Crash with the Crate. The one unique aspect of the Crate is that it will launch the opponent when it makes contact as a thrown object. Since Crates tumble when thrown, the Arrow Crates rotates as well when thrown. The direction the arrow is pointing is the direction the opponent will be launched. A thrown Crate does 10% damage as it launches the opponent. This includes the Arrow Crates placed in the air. Up to two Arrow Crates can be placed at one time.

Final Smash: Most Missed Boxes


Crash yells “WHOOA” and waves his hands back and forth. Suddenly, from the top of the stage, numerous items from the Crash Bandicoot series including Crates, Iron Crates, Arrow Crates, TNT Crates, and even Nitro Crates. Other items include Relics, Diamonds, Gems, Wumpa Fruits, Bombs, Anvils, and even Cows. The Crates deal damage as usual but in regards to the other items:

Relics: 5.9%
Diamonds: 8.3%
Gems: 3%
Wompa Fruits: .5%
Bombs: 13.8%
Anvils: 10.4%
Cows: 15%


The avalanche of items will rain onto the stage which won’t damage Crash due to him wearing the upgraded form of the Aku Aku Mask he puts this onbefore the avalanche if items. Crash can attack opponents as they try to dodge the falling items. As an added bonus, you also get a rating depending on how many boxes broke during the Final Smash and how many of those damaged opponents!

Crash Smash Attacks and Other Notable Attacks

Dash Attack: Crash performs his signature slide attack which can bypass projectiles at higher altitudes. It does 4.2% damage which makes it rather weak but it is a long slide which helps cover the distance. Crash can cancel out of the slide in the middle of the animations by pressing the jump button (not up on the control stick). This cancels his slide into a dashing jump which carries the momentum of his slide into the jump which greatly helps his mobility. This was a common tactic used in the Crash Bandicoot games.

Down Aerial: This attack pulls from the Crash attack repertoire with his patented Body Slam. Much like Bowser’s Down Special Bowser Bomb, Crash does a stall and fall and then crashes down belly first. Once he reaches a stage or platform, he lands with a thud and deals high damage to those underneath as well as those on the outer edges. If he makes contact with an airborne opponent, he will stop after hitting them and returns back to normal. He is able to double jump out after the downward aerial in this situation. The attack does about 8.5% damage while on the ground and 5.4% in the air. He can Crash-icide if he does this attack off from the stage.

Side Smash: Crash pulls out his Fruit Bazooka and fires it out much like Snake's Forward Smash. Charging the attack not only increases the damage but also the traveling distance of the attack. It deals 11% uncharged and 19.7% fully charged . For an added effect, it also splashes fruit juice on the ground if the fruit detonates while grounded which can cause opponents to slip on the residual juice. This does 1.2%.

Up Smash: Crash takes a Relic and thrusts it up above his head. It has higher reach due to the thrusting animation. The relic also spins while being pushed up. Uncharged, the attack does a total of 6 hits and total to 12% and the fully charged version does 28% with 10 hits. The final hit will always launch the opponent upwards.

Down Smash: Baby Rex appears and stomps down twice which causes pressure to exert out and damage opponents. The attack is long but deals a high amount of damage. This damage is dependent where the opponent is relative to Baby Rex. When close, it does 17% uncharged and 29.6% charged while hitting further away does 10.2% uncharged and 16% charged.

Classic Mode: Nitro-Fueled Smash

Based on the Crash Team Racing and Nitro-Fueled games which were largely seen as Mario Kart’s top competitor. The matches features characters and stages that appeared in a racing game at some point in time.

Round 1 - Vs.:ultfalcon:
Big Blue

Pretty self-explanatory.

Round 2- Vs. :ultbanjokazooie::ultdiddy:
Tortimer’s Island

Based on two racers found in Diddy Kong’s Racing. The stage references Timber’s Island from that game.

Round 3 - Vs.:ultdk: :ultyoshi: :ultwario::ultrob:
Yoshi’s Island (Melee)

The fighters are based on characters who have appeared in the Mario Kart series; either as a recurring character or as just a one time addition. The stage is based on common Yoshi series tracks.

Round 4 - Vs. :ultsonic::ultpacman::ultmegaman:
Green Hill Zone

All three have appeared in a racing game. For Sonic, that’s Team Sonic Racing and it’s related games such as Sonic Riders. Mega Man appeared in Mega Man: Battle & Chase. Pac-Man appeared in Pac-Man World Rally.

Round 5 - Vs.:ultvillager::ultlink::ultinkling:
Smashville

Link, Villager, and Inkling appeared in Mario Kart 8 and Deluxe as DLC/Guest racers.

Round 6 -Vs.:ultkirby::ultmetaknight::ultkingdedede:
Halberd

All three characters appeared in Kirby Air Riders.

Final Round Vs.:ultmario::ultluigi::ultpeach::ultdaisy::ultbowser::ultbowserjr::ultrosalina:
Mario Circuit

Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing were widely seen as competitors early on. Each character is a recurring Mario Kart racer.

Entrance Animation

Crash appears out a warp and falls flat on his face. He rubs his head as he gets up.

Taunts

Crash is notable for having taunts taken directly from his games. In particular, these taunts are quite long.

Up Taunt: Crash pulls out a Wumpa Fruit and throws it in the air. It then falls back down and splats on top of his head which covers him in fruity goo. The fruit can actually do damage at 3% and breaks upon contact with the opponent. If this happens, Crash looks around surprised as if he is expecting the fruit. This is a surpassingly good anti-air as it hits opponents above Crash but it has very low priority which means it can be canceled out easily.

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Side Taunt: Crash pulls out his yo-yo and spins it. He manages to do a few spins before accidently wrapping it around himself. He then spins around twice which unwraps him from the string.

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Down Taunt: Performs the Crash Dance by holding down the taunt like Bayonetta’s. Letting go stops the dance taunt.

Idle Animations

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Crash looks to the left and then to the right.

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Crash sighs deeply and looks despondent.

Entrance Animation

Crash is rather unique from the rest of the roster as he has unique death animations depending on the situation.

Regardless if it’s a side or bottom KO, he lets out his iconic “Whoa!” and then his shoes are visible as they pop up following the KO Blast. This also occurs during a Star KO with the shoes falling down from above and will vanish shortly after.

During a Stamina Match, Crash will vanish much like what happens when an opponent is KO’d during a Battle Royal Stamina Match however, left behind is his shoes. This is also the case when he is defeated by a fire attack which reduces him to ashes. He is electrocuted and reduced to a electrified crisp when hit by an electric attack. Finally, if he is stomped or buried, he becomes an R.I.P. gravestone.
Victory Animations

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Crash spins into the air and then lands by dropping onto one knee. He then thrusts his chest forward and spreads out his hands while grinning widely.

Crash spins and then thrusts out two “V” signs at the camera.

Crash performs his patented Crash Dance. This version has a bit more flair to it compared to the taunt.

Victory Theme


Alternate Costumes

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Brown - Based off his appearance in the N. Sanity Trilogy
Orange - Based off his sister, Coco
White - Based off his friend, Polar
Blue - Based off the enemy, Ripper Roo
Pink - Based off to Pinstripe Potaroo
Red - Based off of Crunch Bandicoot
Green - Based off Nitros Oxide
Yellow - Based off of Dr. Neo Cortex

Conclusion

Crash would fit perfectly in the Smash Ultimate due to his zany, unpredictable, and goofy behavior and playstyle. Having Crash, Mario, and Sonic would represent the era of competitive rivalry between system mascots and simply having these three on a screen together would make a lot of fans happy. While Crash Bandicoot did suffer a drop in popularity for a long period of time, he’s made a strong comeback with both the N. Sanity Trilogy and Team Racing Nitro Fueled. Hopefully this could lead to Crash finally making his Smash debut! Check back again when we crash into Part 2 of Crash Bandicoot Smash Analysis where we will discuss potential stages, music, spirits, and more!

Author’s Note: Are you a Crash fan? Did you enjoy this moveset analysis and think it represents the character or do you have other ideas for him? Let us know below!
 
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Comments

#9
This is a character that NEEDS to be here. And I whole heartedly believe that Crash not being in the game will be the biggest missed opportunity of the franchise to date.

Let's hope and pray Sakurai isn't too bashful to work with Activision toward this amazing goal.
 
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#11
I would prefer his Up B to be him bouncing off an up arrow crate and function like Megaman's. That would make him much closer to how he feels in his platforming glory. specially when you think about combining it with his ability of slowing his fall by mashing neutral b.
 
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That was actually the case but I wanted to give Crash a side special that emphasizes his mobility rather than attack power.
The slide and jump is often used for Crash's mobilty in the games. An analogy of bringing Polar as "mobilty" sounds more like giving :ultdk: a minecart out of nowhere, when DK characters actually constantly roll and jump to move fast.

This take on Crash is very original. Most of the time I see proposals of using the Spin Attacks as Smash attacks and Wumpa Bazooka is always a special. Also, down smash seems more like the typical newcomer Down Smash (:ultincineroar:, :ultkrool:, :ultridley:) than :ultbowser:'s Down B.
But I don't like the dependency on sudden guest character appearances (Not to mention that demands making more models and animations and so it's too expensive to actually make). I think Crash can fight on his own rather than depending on other characters or items he's supposed to destroy.

That classic mode is certainly unique, one would expect references to levels of the original trilogy.
 
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Although I’ve made it no bones I’m a bigger Spyro fan then I am a Crash fan.

From what I’ve seen of Crash Bandicoot it’s an amazing linear, difficult, and crazy cartoony series that deserves to be in.

Rooting for Crash and I hope he gets in good analysis.
 
#15
I love Crash to death, but I do not want Polar in his moveset. Except maybe as part of the final smash.

I like the pieces of his moveset so far, but I would rather have his Side-B be the Wumpa Bazooka and his Up-B be the Jet Board, since we already have so many recoveries that either use jetpacks or funciton like jetpacks.
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I’m glad there are different takes on his moveset which shows there’s a lot of content to work with. I considered adding the Hoverboard but I honestly couldn’t find a way to get it to work.


I would prefer his Up B to be him bouncing off an up arrow crate and function like Megaman's. That would make him much closer to how he feels in his platforming glory. specially when you think about combining it with his ability of slowing his fall by mashing neutral b.
When I started working on the charqcter, I knew I wanted to include Crates and, originally, his Down Special was TNT Crate and his Up Special was Arrow Crate. However, with so many kinds of Crates, I really wanted to add another layer to the character - especially since DLC characters tend to have a bit more content added to them to make them truly unique. Negative responses to my Lloyd article and readers finding the moveset bland and uninteresting led me to try and craft a more unique Crash moveset. I thought it would be strange for Crash to be able to spawn all sorts of Crates minus the Arrow Crate as it would be mapped to the up special so I decided to add it as a secondary recovery move (Like Hero’s Whoosh and that Command Selection warp move. Forgot the name). The Arrow Crate is there; just not has the mapped up special.


The slide and jump is often used for Crash's mobilty in the games. An analogy of bringing Polar as "mobilty" sounds more like giving :ultdk: a minecart out of nowhere, when DK characters actually constantly roll and jump to move fast.
It would be odd to see that for DK (not opposed to it though) so I understand your point. One aspect I was looking at was the ability to use it as a horizontal recovery move albeit not that good one. The slide and jump mechanic is obviously restricted on the ground so I wanted to help increase his aerial mobility and recovery options.

This take on Crash is very original. Most of the time I see proposals of using the Spin Attacks as Smash attacks and Wumpa Bazooka is always a special. Also, down smash seems more like the typical newcomer Down Smash (:ultincineroar:, :ultkrool:, :ultridley:) than :ultbowser:'s Down B.
I find it boring to stick to the same bread and butter attacks that people add to charqcter moveset proposals. There are obvious reasons why certain attacks are added but I want to approach it using mixture of both the obvious as well as the unique.

But I don't like the dependency on sudden guest character appearances (Not to mention that demands making more models and animations and so it's too expensive to actually make). I think Crash can fight on his own rather than depending on other characters or items he's supposed to destroy.
I totally get this and I agree. Thankfully, unlike Sakurai, I’m not bound by budgets and development time so I do try to take several creative liberties when writing these articles.

That classic mode is certainly unique, one would expect references to levels of the original trilogy.
The stages reflect Areas and locations that have appeared in racing games; much like the charqcters. I was originally going to base them off the boss battles from the series but I wanted to reference the racing aspect of the Crash Bandicoot series.
 
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Nice! Not too far from my initial concept for Crash I made a while back:

Intro: Crash appears from a Time Twister portal and jumps into his fighting stance.

Stance/Idle 1: His default idle animation from the N. Sane Trilogy.

Idle 2: Crash looks to either the left or the right.

Notable Palette Swaps: Coco, Crunch, Cortex, Aku Aku, Uka Uka, Fake Crash, JP Crash


Walk: His walk from the N. Sane Trilogy.

Jog: His iconic run from the N. Sane Trilogy.

Dash: The Crash Dash, where he dashes forward looking straight down.

Damage: Crash spins for a split second, in a manner similar to his death animation from the very first game.

Jump: His iconic Jump and Double Jump.

Crouch: His crouch from the N. Sane Trilogy.


Weapon of Choice: Crash mainly uses his body to attack, but he can also pull out a Wumpa Bazooka and some crates.


Jab: Crash slaps twice (4%, small knockback) and then performs a weak spin that goes continuously (.5-2% each hit, small knockback), then finishes with an uppercut with his right fist (6%, small knockback)
Forward+A: Crash spins once and sticks out his left foot (5%, small knockback). This is based on Coco's spin kick from Wrath of Cortex.
Down+A: Crash punches from on the ground (7%, small knockback)
Up+A: Crash lunges his legs upwards and spins them twice to look like kicking (8%, small knockback)

Air+A: Same as his Forward Tilt (6%, small knockback)
Air Forward+A: Crash slightly hops forward and kicks with his left foot (5%, small knockback). This is based on his animation for when he jumps after a slide.
Air Back + A: Crash kicks behind himself with both legs (8%, small knockback)
Air Up+A: Crash does a quick spin with both arms in the air (9%, OK knockback). This is based on his spin from Crash of the Titans.
Air Down+A: Crash does a weak Belly Flop that bounces him back up when the hit connects, possibly meteor smashing the opponent (11%, OK knockback)

Dash Attack: Crash attacks using his famous Slide move (9%, OK knockback)
Edge Attack: A tiny TNT crate explodes under Crash and he flops up above the edge and back onto the stage (12%, OK knockback)


Smash Moves
Forward+A: Crash spins horizontally in his direction, moving forward a little (15%, OK knockback). This is based on when he spins underwater in Crash 3 and Wrath of Cortex.
Up+A: Crash attempts to put on his jetpack on (which is upside down), only for it to malfunction and shoots its flames upwards (17%, OK knockback)
Down+A: Crash jumps up and performs a Super Belly Flop (23%, medium knockback; has a 1.1x multiplier on metal opponents)

Grab: Crash spins quickly and attacks with a Crystal, only for the opponent to grab it.
Pummel: Crash punches the opponent in the face (2%)
Forwards+Throw: Crash lifts the opponent from the ground and tosses them back down (12%, OK knockback). This is based on a move in Crash Twinsanity where you use the Crystal Cortex steals to use him like a hammer.
Down+Throw: Crash swings the Crystal in a downward arc, shaking the opponent off of it (13%, OK knockback)
Back+Throw: Crash lifts the opponent behind himself, and the two land flat on the ground (14%, OK knockback; 1.3%)
Up+Throw: Crash successfully lifts up the Crystal, and its shine pushes the opponent back (10%, OK knockback). This is based on an animation in Crash 3 where Crash is shown holding the Crystal up in victory whenever he wins a race in the motorcycle levels.

Special Moves

B : Death Tornado Spin; Crash's most iconic move. Pressing B once performs a short, quick spin that reflects projectiles (11%, OK knockback). Holding B turns into a much faster spin that lasts for a few seconds (26%, medium knockback); not only is it faster, it can help Crash glide a good distance.
B + Forwards : Wumpa Bazooka; Crash takes out a bazooka that he can aim by tilting up or down (10%, OK knockback). The Wumpa Fruit juice that sticks on opponents is a weaker variation of the Inklings' Ink that adds a 1.3x multiplier to all other attacks, including another Wumpa Fruit.
B + Up : Crate Bounce; Crash will spin a crate under his feet, and he can use the one seen under his feet by pressing the jump button.
B + Down : Dig; Crash digs for four seconds to dodge attacks, but he can spin out of it by either letting it time out and spinning once (14%, OK knockback) or pressing B once to spin rapidly and get out (19%, medium knockback)

Final Smash: Invincible Aku Aku; Crash dons a golden Aku Aku mask that makes him invulnerable to all attacks and greatly boosts his speed with a 1.1x attack multiplier. The Final Smash lasts for 20 seconds before Crash turns back to normal.

Gimmicks:

Aku Aku: If Crash takes too many hits simultaneously, Aku Aku appears and reduces the damage taken to .7x, appearing for a while before going away.

Crate Bounce: One of these crates will appear during the selection;

>Arrow Crate (which is purely metal), a Crate that takes Crash a fair distance up despite briefly preventing horizontal movement.
>Bounce Crate, which has five uses before it breaks and gradually increases height with each use (you can press the jump button to jump higher, but it uses up two uses).
>TNT Crate, which explodes 3 seconds after being summoned. Crash can either use it as a platform before it explodes-whether he jumps away from it time or takes the hit to get a tremendous boost in height (20%, medium knockback)-or let it drop by pressing a dodge button. It can be picked by other fighters before it explodes.

Sometimes a Nitro Crate appears and explodes the second it makes contact with something (35%, far knockback), namely if Crash presses most buttons. However, he can still air dodge to use it as a trap for unwary opponents.

In addition, Crash also has his famous death animations:

-Whenever he falls down offscreen, his shoes fly up and fall back down.
-Whenever Crash loses a Stamina Battle for good, he appears as an angel (he also plays a didgeridoo when he dies from a Nitro Crate).
-Whenever Crash dies from a TNT Crate in a Stamina Battle, his shoes, eyes and teeth appear and fall down.


Taunts:

1: "Yeee-HAW!" Crash squats for a second, and then performs his victory animation against bosses in the very first game.
2: Crash performs the pose he does in the first game right before he properly begins the first stage.
1+2: Crash performs the pose he does after defeating a boss in the N. Sane Trilogy.

Winposes:

1: Crash does the first part of his victory dance before pointing finger guns to his left.
2: Crash does the second part of his victory dance before doing his victory pose from the first game for whenever he gets a gem.
3: Crash performs the final part of his victory dance.

Icon: A Wumpa Fruit

Boxing Ring Title: Wonder from Down Under

Victory Music: A shortened version of the Warp Room theme for Crash 3 (https://youtu.be/NaDrcT3UxZw)

Kirby Hat: A Crash Bandicoot replica hat.
 
#21
I agree with pretty much everything, except for the down B. I think it would be much more fitting to make it the fruit bazooka, when first pressing down B Crash stops and you can aim up or down and press A to shoot rapid fire wumpa fruit, taking about 5%. Like our friend Banjo, if you press shield it will be canceled.
 
#22
I think you convinced me, intended or not, that Crash's spin has enough ways of changing his mobility, and effecting his gameplay as a choice state of inactive, that it both makes it quite constant, and the core move of his gameplay- making it and him both quite unique.

CHARACTER MOVESET APPROVED!
 
#24
Personally I would think his Classic Mode would involve fighting mascots given his rivarly with Mario and Sonic in the 90's.

Round 1::ultpacman:
Round 2::ultsnake:
Round 3::ultmegaman:
Round 4::ultcloud:
Round 5::ultsonic:
Round 6::ultmario:
Bonus Stage
Round 6: Master Hand & Crazy Hand
 
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#25
This is strangley ver much how i thought of this too lol, Up B is a must for Jet Pack, Neutral B is a must for spin attack/ Tornado Spin, Down B is a must for cycling different crate options like pac man does for projectiles. Although im against side B, it should be fruit Bazooka (in my opinion) and comes out like Snakes side B, but you get a cross air with a laser connected to it and can aim it anywhere and tap B to shoot the fruit, that or you can have side smash be more like Mega Mans side smash than snakes
Pretty good list though, my version has down smash being a Body Slam though but thats just my version obviously
 
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