One of the best platformers out there for the Gameboy Advance.

User Rating: 8 | Crash Bandicoot Fusion GBA
Game Review-Gameboy Advance-Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rage

Review 209

Released: June 3, 2004
Publisher: VU Games
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Game Genre: 2D Platformer
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
ESRB Descriptors: Animated Violence

Opening Thoughts:
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rage is part of a two-game mashup between the worlds of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon.

Story: 30%
Gameplay: 40%
Graphics: 20%
Durability: 10%

Story (7/10)
Neo Cortex and Ripto have teamed up to destroy Crash Bandicoot. Ripto's minions have been cloned to look like Spyro and have been set loose in Aku Aku's jungle.

Gameplay (9/10)
If you've played a Crash Bandicoot game, the gameplay hasn't changed. Crash has the ability to spin and jump, and using either or both of these, destroys boxes and enemies alike.

An new feature is a series of minigames throughout each level. Completing these minigames nets you a crystal or a gem, which are needed to power up the portal to the next world. As an example, one of the minigames involves controlling a helicopter to shoot down enemies while avoiding them on the ground with Crash.

Graphics (7/10)

Durability (7/10)

Overall Score (7.8/10)
Rounded Score (8/10)

Final Thoughts:
One of the best platformers out there for the Gameboy Advance.