The new mobile Crash Bandicoot game is here! Popular Crash Bandicoot characters, Crash & Coco, arrive on mobile platforms globally after the end of a successful soft launch period earlier. Developers of the official Crash Bandicoot are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their hit PC version title with the launch of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! on Android and iOS.
Now run, smash, and swipe Crash and Coco from your handset anywhere anytime!
Video game developer KING promises that this free-to-play endless runner game offers an “asynchronous multiplayer” experience on handheld devices where you can run alongside other Crash players and form your own custom Bandicoot group.
A plethora of challenging levels, time trials, base building tasks combined with social features make sure that you get to enjoy the action with others across platforms.
Watch the reveal trailer here:
Players can choose to embark on a solo journey or connect with friends to compete in synced multiplayer runs against Bandicoot fans from all over the globe.
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Vice President of Game Design at King, Stephen Jarrett, has this to say in a statement to mark the arrival of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! for mobile:
We are very excited for players to finally get their hands on Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. It’s been a labor of love for King to bring everybody’s favorite marsupial to mobile in a way that is unique and fresh, while honoring more than 25 years of rich history with the beloved character. We wanted to make this the Crashiest Crash game ever.
Activision handed King Games the license with the expectation to design gameplay that makes running, sliding, and jumping across Wumpa Island, including battles with characters such as Dingodile and Scorporilla, as much enjoyable as the Candy Crush series on mobile.
Crash Bandicoot as you’ve always known him… but where you’ve never seen him before. Coming Spring 2021 to your mobile with 100 Hours + gameplay, over 50 Bosses & 12 Lands. Pre-register now! http://to.king.com/VQg8
The game is going to receive regular updates adding new costumes, cosmetics, skins, characters, events, special themes, and much more.
Here is the official summary providing a preview of what to expect in the latest Crash Bandicoot game for Android and iOS:
In Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! , Dr. Neo Cortex has dispatched iconic villains across the multiverse to take control of all dimensions. With the help of his sister Coco, Crash must bash Cortex’s minions back to their own dimensions!Use Crash’s unstoppable energy and let the fur fly as you run, spin and slide your way to stop the dastardly Dr. Neo Cortex from destroying all worlds.
Do check out the previously released entertaining announcement trailer below for more:
Besides having to endlessly run to complete tasks required to construct your own base with different types of buildings on a separate island, seasonal variations lend a realistic touch.
Not to mention, there are many bosses brought over from previous titles in the main series as well as the spin-offs, so enthusiasts would immediately recognize familiar characters.
Game modes include time trials and daily challenge runs. The Time Trial mode seems appropriate to take part in multiplayer races through random levels. Whereas, the mode for Survival runs appears fitting to participate in when you feel ready to test your skills against the top-tier players.
As to earning rewards, you can work together with real-life friends to increase your chances of success while communicating with them using the in-app chat system.