- Feb 13, 2010
"WAHEY!!! YAZOO!!! Ker splat! YAZAREE!"
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos is a platform game developed by Argonaut Games (of Star Fox fame) and published by Fox Interactive. The game was an early example of a 3D platform game, being released in North America in September 1997 for the Sony PlayStation, and later on that year for the Sega Saturn and Microsoft Windows. A Game Boy version would be released as well.
Croc is a crocodile with beady eyes and has a single fang in his mouth. He also wears a backpack on his back to carry items and other things.
Croc posesses a tail attack. He can also ground pound and break many things.
"Wait a sec... Why does this guy look so much like Yoshi!?"
Well... There's a good reason for that. At some point he was going to be Yoshi in a slightly different game. However after Nintendo rejected the idea, Argonaut decided to rework the game with an original character and make the game for the PlayStation. It would release in Japan over a year later.
The first game was enough of a success to warrant a sequel a couple of years later. Croc also had games on the Game Boy Color.
Unfortunately, after a couple of mobile game releases, this is where the series ended. Kind of a shame since I like my obscure cute platforming mascots.
From what they are, the Croc games are pretty fun from what they're are, Croc 2 on GBC being a standout for me (and that version being made by Natsume).
Also, I know his moveset would be a little too similar to Yoshi's in a way, and that Gex also has a tail attack has more moveset potential, but I made this thread just for fun. Croc's right there with Kao the Kangaroo and Yumetaro for favorite obscure platforming protagonist.
Anyways here's the support list.
smash puffle (me)
Thank you for reading and have a nice day!