Crash Bandicoot has reemerged in recent years as a nostalgic platforming icon, between the remastered Crash N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. And like those returns to the Crash universe, the upcoming mobile runner Crash Bandicoot: On the Run looks to be a re-imagining of Crash for the modern age. Developer King recently gave us a detailed look at the game coming to iOS and Android devices this week.
A mobile runner seems like a natural fit for Crash Bandicoot, a game that was always defined by running and dodging obstacles. King said it wanted to the “Crashiest Crash game ever”–both a marketing slogan and internal goal that came up often during the presentation. This isn’t an infinite runner, though, instead composed of defined stages with their own layouts, secrets, and bosses to battle. You’ll be swiping to steer him across lanes for collecting fruit, dodging obstacles, and jumping.
But many successful mobile games are known for living forever on your device–diversionary time-wasters that are always there with something fresh to do while you wait in line or sit on the bus. Simply giving players a campaign to complete would be short-lived, so this Crash game has implemented some mobile hooks to keep players tapping away and coming back.
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