Review: Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy explained to parents

Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy Featured
What parents need to know

Play the 3 Crash Bandicoot games that set the Playstation 1 in new updated versions with new graphics. Crash Bandicoot and Coco try to save the world in 3 obstacle-filled quests.

Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy BoxartRelease date: June 29, 2018

Developed by: Vicarious Visions
Published by: Activision
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Compatible on Playstation 5 and Xbox Series.

Type of game: Platform game

Average game time: 15 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
About 10 hours per game multiplied by 3, for the 3 games.

Topics: Adventure, time travel, cartoon

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Available in physical (blu-ray), cartridge (on Nintendo Switch) or digital (download)

Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Handheld modeNintendo Switch Tabletop modeNintendo Switch TV Mode
Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
NeophytesCroix 2 01 Ecran PartageCroix 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage
IntermediateCroix 2 01 Ecran PartageCroix 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage
ExperiencedCroix 2 01 Ecran PartageCroix 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage Crochet 2 01 Ecran Partage
The game has significant difficulty spikes and requires a lot of execution from the controller in some places. Beginners must persevere to get results. Many challenges await experienced players.
Jauge Orange

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.

Red gauge

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

Violence, fear, nudity?
Jauge Orange

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

Language level used
Orange Green Gauge

Vocabular you hear in cartoons

Positive message
Jauge Verte Ecran Partage

The male and female characters are playable.

Minimum reading level required
Orange Green Gauge

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

Additional costs ?
Jauge Verte Ecran Partage


Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Jauge Orange

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

Principle of the game

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. You can choose which of the 3 games you want to play at all times.


Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a very good compilation of 3 games 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. As time go by, Crash Bandicoot and his friends will regain new abilities.

More information about the game: Official game page


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