The Multiverse Needs Saving In Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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The multiverse is in trouble and it’s time to give a helping hand as Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is finally here. Crash 4 offers a modern take on the classic platforming experience that everybody loves and even comes with a new art style. This sequel to the original Crash trilogy is available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $59.99.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, the villains Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy have managed to escape from their interdimensional prison. Now it’s up to Crash and Coco to prevent them from conquering not only this dimension, but all dimensions. That said, what can players expect from this new game?

A New and Original Adventure

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the first game to arrive in the Crash series in more than 10 years. The story takes places after Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Players can immediately jump into the fun in this single-player adventure as Crash or Coco. They get to experience new gameplay mechanics like rope swinging, wall running, and even rail grinding.

The over the top action platforming is still there, but now has more modern additions like visual upgrades and quality of life improvements. Players can also select between Modern and Retro modes, which is a good way to introduce new players to the game while giving longtime fans that nostalgic feel.

Quantum Masks

In the fight against Neo Cortex, there’s no question that Crash and Coco need all the help they can get. The good news is that the Quantum Masks, guardians of time and space, are here to help. Quantum Masks give our heroes special abilities that allow them to bend the rules of reality and be able to overcome even the most dangerous of platforming obstacles.

The Don Lani-Loli phase shift mask, for example, lets you phase crates and obstacles in and out of existence. The stoic Akano dark matter mask, meanwhile, creates a whirlwind of energy which can break even the sturdiest of crates. Want to slow down time to get across those fast moving platforms? Then grab the Kupuna-Wa time mask. There is also the Ika-Ika gravity mask which allows our heroes to walk on the ceiling.

Another interesting feature in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is that when a player completes specific levels as Crash or Coco, the alternate timeline version becomes available. This allows players to replay past events from the perspective of another character. Then there are also the Flashback Tapes and the N. Verted Mode. You can read about the N. Verted Mode here.

There’s no question that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has enough interesting features that can entice new players while keeping old players just as excited.

Get more details about the game here.

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