Crash N. Tense Adventure is a beautifully animated 2D Crash Bandicoot fan game with bags of character, inventive gameplay and lots of fun secrets to discover!
First featured on Alpha Beta Gamer last year, Crash N. Tense Adventure could very well end up being one of Crash’s best outings yet. The cartoony character animation and vibrant game world are superb, perfectly matching Crash’s playful platforming style. Meanwhile the level design allows for Crash’s fast paced platforming gameplay and has plenty of variety and fun secrets to discover.
The current build of Crash N. Tense Adventure features three normal levels and one bonus level (all of which are different from the previous build). Each level is very well designed and features plenty of replayability as you try to get all the collectible crystals and beat the time trials – do well enough and you may manage to unlock the bonus level. Each level offers plenty of challenge, particularly if you’re trying to collect all the crystals, and it shakes up the gameplay in fun ways too – such as the karting level or a Donkey Kong Country-esque mine cart section.
It’s a fantastic platforming adventure and importantly, it really feels like a Crash Bandicoot game. The switch to 2D allows for more precise platforming than the Playstation originals, but the gameplay, playfulness and chaotic vibe feels very much the same. Highly recommended.