The Bandicoot Returns - The Crash for Smash Thread

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I still can't decide between the PS4 or Switch version of Nitro Fueled.

I'm starting to get tempted about the idea of picking the Switch port first and then get the PS4 one without my parents knowing so.
 
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Damn they are going all at it with this game. The bosses from CNK are now confirmed to be playable and there are a ton of skins to use (some of which are from CTTR). Also the entire roster will be revealed tomorrow. I'm guessing we'll be getting some CTTR characters.
Probably, given how they went as far as referencing N.Gin's ballerina outfit (as much as people would want to forget the Radical era).

Let's just hope they don't just include characters that already have been playable in some form, yes? :nervous:

That said, the addition of skins for various characters is a genius idea. Which is what Mario Kart 8 DX should have done in the first place.

Meanwhile, the game is getting some sweet merch: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/05/crash_team_racing_gets_official_line_of_merch_and_clothing
 

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I want Nina and Pasadena so badly (and also Madame Amberly, but I'm not hopeful for her unfortunately)
 
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So, when's the reveal supposed to happen, anyways? I assume it'd be towards suppertime.
Activision updated the blog today but there was no new characters, just some updates on characters and a few new costumes (including chef N. Gin). Someone misread what they said yesterday and as a result word spread that the entire roster would be revealed today even when the original update page said no such thing (I stupidly believed it too). Moral of the story is to always double check the source and take word of mouth for granted.

We still don't have news on Penta Penguin being playable (one of the few remaining unconfirmed characters from the original CTR) so I think it's safe to say we aren't done with the character reveals yet.
 
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Some interesting news came up today. More info on the deluxe edition of CTR came up and Crunch is back!

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IT'S ABOUT ****ING TIME CRUNCH APPEARS!!! And he looks absolutely great in this so I hope they keep that model moving forward for him.

I believe that rivalry could reign in Fighter Pass, what do you think of that idea?

Agumon for Digimon vs Pokémon
Scorpion for Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter
Crash Bandicoot for Crash vs Mario vs Sonic
No for Scorpion

Yes for Agumon and Crash, but mostly Crash. I've been dreaming of that match up for 18 years now.


Damn they are going all at it with this game. The bosses from CNK are now confirmed to be playable and there are a ton of skins to use (some of which are from CTTR). Also the entire roster will be revealed tomorrow. I'm guessing we'll be getting some CTTR characters.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD


They went FULL blast on everything. I was very surprised and thrilled about all the bosses from Nitro Kart being playable now!


Are they really going to release the roster prior to release? I'm looking everywhere online and they don't seem to have any information about it.

Apparently they will reveal the full roster today.

Hoping for N.Trance and Tawna.
N. Trance, Big Norm, and Small Norm are basically confirmed from a blog I'm looking at.

I'm hoping for the following newcomers: Twila, N. Brio, Nina, Koala Kong, Komodo Moe, Spyro, and the two CTTR playable characters. Even if they make DLC, I'm fine with it.
 
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Activision updated the blog today but there was no new characters, just some updates on characters and a few new costumes (including chef N. Gin). Someone misread what they said yesterday and as a result word spread that the entire roster would be revealed today even when the original update page said no such thing (I stupidly believed it too). Moral of the story is to always double check the source and take word of mouth for granted.

We still don't have news on Penta Penguin being playable (one of the few remaining unconfirmed characters from the original CTR) so I think it's safe to say we aren't done with the character reveals yet.
Thank the lord, I was getting worried that was it and that they'd just stick with the tried and true characters (and Coco being in the middle of a boys club), so at least we still got another full month to go for potential reveals before launch. If the base game just has the CTR and CNK casts, there better be some DLC.

Still, it's pretty telling that they've already revealed this much content and we're still not near the release, considering that they keep shadow-dropping characters like it's no big deal. This is gonna be huge, I feel.

By the way, what are your favorite skins so far? I'm partial to Princess Coco, Pura in Boots and Ninja Cortex. Funniest one being N. Oxide having just gotten out of the shower. :p

Edit: Also, one interesting detail I've noticed that bugged me on the website.

Beginner characters have average speed, good acceleration, and incredible turning abilities, like Polar, Pura, Krunk, Real Velo, Zam, or Ripper Roo.
Intermediate characters have good speed, acceleration, and turning, such as Crash, Dr. Neo Cortex, Coco Bandicoot, Dr. N.Gin, Small Norm, Nash, N. Trance, Geary, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe, Fake Crash, or Nitros Oxide.
Advanced characters have amazing speed, good acceleration, but limited turn and are for experts only! Examples include Tiny Tiger, Dingodile, Crunch, Big Norm, Zem, Papu Papu, or N.Tropy.
Note how all the characters are listed under the racer classes as examples. Normally, you wouldn't use so many characters for this purpose unless the roster was pretty big. :idea: This may not mean anything, but you never know...
 
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By the way, what are your favorite skins so far? I'm partial to Princess Coco, Pura in Boots and Ninja Cortex. Funniest one being N. Oxide having just gotten out of the shower. :p
Princess Coco and rain jacket Polar are easily my favorites.

I'm still holding out hope that we get the one true skin.

 
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Princess Coco and rain jacket Polar are easily my favorites.

I'm still holding out hope that we get the one true skin.

"It's true, blondes DO have more fun!" :p

Speaking of Twinsanity, if Tawna did indeed get chosen as an additional racer, I'd love to see her Moulin Cortex outfit from that game.
 
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I made this one tweet about characters I'd like to share:
 
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Now I know that TV Tropes isn't the paragon of accuracy, but I've recently noticed that someone edited the summary to say this:

This game's confirmed playable characters include:

  • From Crash Team Racing: Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex, Tiny Tiger, Coco Bandicoot, Dr. N. Gin, Dingodile, Polar, Pura, Ripper Roo, Papu Papu, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe Potoroo, Fake Crash, Dr. N. Tropy, Penta Penguin and Nitros Oxide.
  • From Crash Nitro Kart:
    • Console Version: Crunch, N. Trance, Zem, Zam and Real Velo.
    • Handheld Version: Krunk, Nash, Little Norm, Big Norm, Geary, Emperor Velo and Spyro the Dragon.
I think someone jumped to conclusions, since I haven't seen Penta or Spyro confirmed anywhere.
 
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Eh, we've yet to have an instance of getting two separate new franchise characters from the same company simultaneously, we barely got two from the same franchise (Richter and Simon).
At any rate, Crash holds more popularity than Spyro in Japan, right? Soooooo
 

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Eh, we've yet to have an instance of getting two separate new franchise characters from the same company simultaneously, we barely got two from the same franchise (Richter and Simon).
At any rate, Crash holds more popularity than Spyro in Japan, right? Soooooo
Spyro sadly had a bad track record in Japan due to awful ports.
 
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I'll say that if they're gonna show off the final roster or DLC, E-3's the best place to do it to spark interest. Having Spyro being revealed there would be ****ing sweet!


Btw since we're on the topic, I'm curious...What do you guys think the CNK boss' default color karts would be?
I mean, seeing as they did that with Coco's playability in NSane at the same time, I don't see why not.
 
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Hey, is it alright if I join the supporter's list? Crash was always a favourite of mine growing up and one of my earliest memories was playing CTR on my Grandma's Playstation. Plus, he just feels like he fits so well, y'know? Maybe it's his general design, but something about the idea of Crash in Smash clicks well.
 

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I've been doing some thinking about what the most iconic imagery of Crash Bandicoot, besides the bandicoot himself, is. That is, what he would use if he were in and had a series logo. I can't think of a single game that doesn't have Wumpa Fruit, or a Crate of any sort. There's Aku Aku. There's even the Crystals, the Gems, the Relics, and maybe, just maybe, even the Bandicoot himself.

I wanted to ask you all, (this is a poll) what should the Crash Bandicoot series logo be? Personally, I'm a bit torn on the idea of it being either a Crate, a Wumpa Fruit, or even a Relic. I want to make sure it's something distinctive, something that makes you go "when I look at this, the first thing I think of is Crash Bandicoot", which is probably a problem for the Gems and Crystals since they aren't that distinctive.
 
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I've been doing some thinking about what the most iconic imagery of Crash Bandicoot, besides the bandicoot himself, is. That is, what he would use if he were in and had a series logo. I can't think of a single game that doesn't have Wumpa Fruit, or a Crate of any sort. There's Aku Aku. There's even the Crystals, the Gems, the Relics, and maybe, just maybe, even the Bandicoot himself.

I wanted to ask you all, (this is a poll) what should the Crash Bandicoot series logo be? Personally, I'm a bit torn on the idea of it being either a Crate, a Wumpa Fruit, or even a Relic. I want to make sure it's something distinctive, something that makes you go "when I look at this, the first thing I think of is Crash Bandicoot", which is probably a problem for the Gems and Crystals since they aren't that distinctive.
Crash’s life icon or Aku Aku by a mile.
 

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I've been doing some thinking about what the most iconic imagery of Crash Bandicoot, besides the bandicoot himself, is. That is, what he would use if he were in and had a series logo. I can't think of a single game that doesn't have Wumpa Fruit, or a Crate of any sort. There's Aku Aku. There's even the Crystals, the Gems, the Relics, and maybe, just maybe, even the Bandicoot himself.

I wanted to ask you all, (this is a poll) what should the Crash Bandicoot series logo be? Personally, I'm a bit torn on the idea of it being either a Crate, a Wumpa Fruit, or even a Relic. I want to make sure it's something distinctive, something that makes you go "when I look at this, the first thing I think of is Crash Bandicoot", which is probably a problem for the Gems and Crystals since they aren't that distinctive.
The only ones I can see happening are Crash's head or a crate.
 

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well Cloud got 2 Fs so... who knows what they could do. Let's not forget the yellow C alone is very possible since it appeared as an icon in Crash 3 and N. Tranced

I'd go with an Wumpa Fruit, personally
 
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