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This page includes miscellaneous information not present in the main article for Aku Aku.

Designs[]

Appearances[]

Title Year Form Notes
Crash Bandicoot 1996 Game Power-up
Crash Bandicoot 1996 Manga Secondary protagonist
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997 Game Power-up
Crash Bandicoot: Dance! Then Jump! Na Daibōken 1997 Manga Secondary protagonist
Crash Bandicoot (99X) 1997 Game Power-up
Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Anywhere 1999 Game Cameo
Crash Bandicoot: Kattobi! Spin World 1999 Manga Recurring character
CTR: Crash Team Racing 1999 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bash 2000 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex 2001 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure 2002 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced 2003 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Nitro Kart 2003 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Nitro Mini Golf 2003 Game Cameo
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage 2004 Game Character
Crash Twinsanity 3D 2004 Game Power-up
Crash Nitro Kart (mobile) 2004 Game Power-up
Crash Twinsanity 2004 Game Power-up
Character
Interactive Pachislot Crash Bandicoot 2005 Game
Crash Tag Team Racing 2005 Game Cameo
Crash Racing 2005 Game Power-up
Crash Boom Bang! 2006 Game Character
Crash of the Titans 2007 Game Shield
Character
Crash Nitro Kart 2 2008 Game Power-up
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D 2008 Game Power-up
Crash: Mind Over Mutant 2008 Game Shield
Character
Crash Bandicoot: Mutant Island 2009 Game
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 2010 Game Power-up
Skylanders: Imaginators 2016 Game Character
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 2017 Game Power-up
Character
Crashmoji 2017 Game
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled 2019 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 2020 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! 2021 Game Power-up
Character
Crash Team Rumble 2023 Game Power-up

Portrayals[]

The original sound effect used in Crash Bandicoot was voiced by Andrew Dawson, who worked as sound supervisor for Universal at the time.[1]

Language Voice actor Game
English Mel Winkler Crash Bandicoot: Warped[a]
CTR: Crash Team Racing[a]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[a]
Crash Nitro Kart[a]
Crash Twinsanity[a]
Cornell John Crash Bash[b]
Greg Eagles Crash of the Titans[a]
Crash: Mind Over Mutant[a]
Skylanders: Imaginators[c]
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[2]
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[c]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[c]
Italian Siro Carraro Crash Bandicoot: Warped[3]
CTR: Crash Team Racing[4]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[5]
Silvano Piccardi Crash Bash[6]
Giorgio Melazzi Crash Nitro Kart[7]
Crash Twinsanity[8]
Crash of the Titans[9]
Crash: Mind Over Mutant[10]
Renzo Ferrini Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[11]
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[12]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[13]
Japanese Kenichi Ogata Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[d]
Crash Bandicoot: Warped[d]
CTR: Crash Team Racing[d]
Crash Bash[d]
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[d]
Crash Nitro Kart[d]
Crash Twinsanity[d]
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[14]
Latin-American Spanish Gerardo Vásquez Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[15]
Portuguese Ricardo Vooght Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[16]
Pierre Bittencourt Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[17]

Profiles[]

Crash Bandicoot[]

  • Manual

"Legend has it the spirit of an ancient Witch Doctor named Aku Aku looks over the islands as a benevolent protector. Sensing Crash's mission to thwart Dr. Cortex's plans, Aku Aku has scattered masks throughout the islands to help Crash succeed. With luck, the old Witch Doctor's faith in the Bandicoot won't be misplaced."

Crash Bash[]

  • Manual (NTSC-U)

"Aku Aku is the fatherly spirit of a witch doctor who lived a long time ago. He has been a protective force for Crash from the beginning. He hopes that Crash and the rest of his team will sweep the arena events for the good of all."

  • Manual (PAL)

"AKU AKU – the good Witch Doctor"

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[]

  • Manual

"A kindly omnipotent witch doctor mask, Aku Aku guides and aids Crash and Coco in stopping Cortex's and Uka Uka's devious plans."

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

  • Manual

"The ancient elder mask and Crash's supernatural mentor. Aku protects Crash when he gets the chance."

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run![]

  • Promo

"Sure, he may looks like a strange, magic floating wooden mask, but… actually, yeah, that's pretty accurate. No one truly knows why Aku Aku was reincarnated as a mask (well, Aku Aku might, no one's ever asked) but his affable presence in Crash's many escapades have proven to be a life saver: quite literally – he gives Crash another chance to take in-game damage before losing a life."

Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Arabic [18]أكو أكو
'aku 'aku
Chinese 阿库阿库[19]
Ā kù ā kù
Traditional Chinese 阿庫[20]
Ā kù
Greek Ακού Ακού[21]
Akoú Akoú
Japanese アクアク[22]
Akuaku
Korean 아쿠아쿠[23]
akuaku
Russian Аку Аку[24]
Aku Aku
Thai อาคู อาคู[25]
Xākhū xākhū

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Listed in the in-game credits of the NTSC-U and PAL versions.
  2. Listed in the in-game credits of the NTSC-U and PAL versions under "Special Thanks".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Listed in the in-game credits.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Listed in the in-game credits of the NTSC-J version.

References[]

  1. https://youtu.be/vllOwIr8V24?t=345 "Everybody seems to love the Aku Aku [sound]. It was actually one of the guys that I work with. He had a deeper voice than me so he did that one. It was Andy Dawson." - Mike Gollom, Crash Bandicoot sound designer. Uploaded April 20th, 2020.
  2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Lands on PS4 June 30. Playstation. Archived from the original on August 18, 2020 "Greg Eagles (Aku Aku)"
  3. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot3.htm
  4. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashteamracing.htm
  5. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot-cortex.htm
  6. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbash.htm
  7. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashnitrokart.htm
  8. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashtwinsanity.htm
  9. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashofthetitans.htm
  10. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crash-ildominiosuimutanti.htm
  11. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot-nsanetrilogy.htm
  12. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashteamracing-nitrofueled.htm
  13. https://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/vgames/crashbandicoot4.htm
  14. 『クラッシュ・バンディクー4』懐かしのCMソング“クラッシュ万事休す”に合わせて踊る実写映像公開! メインキャラの日本語声優も公開. Famitsu. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020 "アクアク:緒方賢一"
  15. https://twitter.com/OpazoM200/status/1323103646033285125 - retweeted by Gerardo Vásquez @gerardovoz
  16. https://www.brasilgamedub.com/jogos/crash-team-racing-nitro-fueled
  17. https://www.brasilgamedub.com/jogos/crash-bandicoot-4-its-about-time
  18. Seen in the subtitles of adventure mode in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which was localized into Arabic
  19. Seen in the tutorials of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Traditional and Simplified Chinese
  20. https://archive.org/details/wrath-of-cortex-taiwan/IMG_20240510_0012.jpg
  21. https://archive.org/details/sces-00967-es-it-pt-gr-manual/SCES-00967-%28Es%2CIt%2CPt%2CGr%29-M020.jpg
  22. https://archive.org/details/crash-bandicoot-japanese-manual/Crash%20Bandicoot%20Japanese%20Manual%20-%200013.jpg
  23. https://archive.org/details/return-of-the-demon-king/IMG_20240315_0011.jpg
  24. Seen in the subtitles of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, which was localized into Russian
  25. Seen in the tutorials of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, which was localized into Thai
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