Review: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4 Featured

Crash Bandicoot and Coco return to save the world from a destructive force in a quest that will lead them to travel through time.

Crash Bandicoot 4 BoxartRelease date: 2 October 2020

Developed by: Toys for Bob
Published by: Activision
Available on:
Playstation 4,
Playstation 5
Xbox One,
Xbox Series,
Nintendo Switch, PC (requires a constant online connection to play on PC).

Type of game: Platform game

Average game time: 15 minutes

Topics: Adventure, time travel, cartoon

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Available in
– physical format (blu-ray or cartridge) ,
– digital format (download)
Age3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
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The game has large picks of difficulty and requires a lot of controller running in some places. Beginners must persevere to get results.

There are many challenges ahead for experienced players.


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Lots of bonuses and items to collect. It is necessary to redo the levels and to fulfill certain conditions if we want to recover everything.


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Even the most seasoned players will find it difficult in some places.

Violence, fear, nudity?

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Violence especially very cartoonish. Objects that fly, characters that dies drowning, exploding, villains who use lasers and powers….

Level of language used

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Vocabular that we hear in cartoons. You can hear and read the words “ass” and “batard” in the game.

Positive message

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The male and female characters are playable. They have bodies of different sizes.

There are a few places where alcohol is depicted as with jugs near a tavern, barrels, or signs with the word tavern. There is also a cartoon representation of a character vomiting.

Minimum reading level required

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Many dialogues are dubbed, but some explanations and narratives are only indicated in text form.

Additional costs ?

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Minimum level of execution on the controller required

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The character has many possible actions, and you have to execute them at the right time.

Principle of the game

This episode is the fourth, officially, but there is no need to have played previous games to enjoy this one. Only a few jokes refer to the rest of the series.

It’s about exploring many different worlds with the character of your choice. Players help Crash Bandicoot and his friends travel back in time to stop a destructive force. Sometimes the levels take place from left to right, sometimes from the background to the foreground, or the opposite.

You have to jump from platform to platform, jump or spin on enemies (like dinosaurs, pirates, robots) to eliminate them and avoid obstacles. Enemies like lizard pirates use rifles, rockets, dynamite in the manner of a cartoon.

Local game modes

Just one mode where you go through history.

No online game modes


Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a very good game that unfortunately has some difficulty spikes that can put off some players.

Players may feel frustrated on certain passages, but they must persevere to overcome all obstacles and defeat the game.

The game is very well done and it is a pleasure to travel the different worlds and eras. As time go by, Crash Bandicoot and his friends will recover new powers and costumes.

It is very well designed, very handy, very beautiful, but also far too difficult to be pleasant. And I’m not even talking about the extra challenges I don’t even want to get into for each level.

Too bad it could have been something great like Kirby Forgotten Land or Mario 3D World, where we go through the levels with pleasure to look for secrets.

More information about the game: Official game page


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