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After thwarting Dr. Neo Cortex's plans for a second time, Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco returned home for one last mission: to relax. As they were fulfilling their much-needed mission, their friend Aku Aku had a feeling something was wrong in paradise. Unfortunately, he was right...
Apparently his evil twin Uka Uka had been behind Cortex's maniacal plans the entire time. Kicking their new sadistic plans into full gear, Cortex and Uka Uka rehired their old friend Dr. N. Tropy to develop a time machine — the Time Twister. By utilizing this machine, they can travel throughout time and collect the powerful gems and crystals in which they crave.
Using a series of hub-based time chambers, Crash Bandicoot: WARPED will take players through various places in time to stop the menacing Uka Uka. There are five different chambers with five buttons, each featuring a new level. Upon clearing all five levels in any given chamber, a sixth button appears revealing the boss level.
Tiny the Tiger and Dr. N. Gin return with a slew of baddies including Dingodile, a cross between a dingo and a crocodile, Dr. N. Tropy, and of course, Uka Uka. By defeating the various bosses, players are rewarded with special powers usable throughout the entire game. Crash will learn the super body slam, super double jump, the crash dash, a death tornado spin, and how to use a bazooka.
In addition to collecting the sought after crystals, there are a variety of hidden relics and colored and clear gems to obtain. Collecting every single piece of treasure and unlocking all the secret levels will reveal a special surprise. As in previous Crash Bandicoot games, levels are littered with various crates that act as trampolines, unleash Aku Aku's spirit, award players with extra lives, and explode upon impact.
Not only does Crash Bandicoot: WARPED allow players to use Coco, but there's also vehicles to ride on. Crash can now scuba dive, ride motorcycles, hop on the back of a baby T-Rex, and take to the not-so-friendly skies in a plane. Coco can ride a tiger's back and take a death-defying jet-ski ride as well. What are you waiting for? Get in there, save the day, and get WARPED! ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide