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Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! (also known as Crash: On the Run!) is a mobile game developed by King and available on the Google Play Store. It revolves around Crash Bandicoot roaming various locations in an endless runner style in order to collect Nitro fuel to defeat villains such as Nitrus Brio, DingodileScorporilla and Mr. Crumb[1].

The game was first soft-launched in select countries on April 22nd, 2020, and is currently only available in other select regions such as Canada.

A dedicated Twitter account for the game was registered in May 2020 but wasn't discovered until July 2020 when a teaser video of a TNT crate and the word "Loading..." was posted.[2]

On the 9th of July 2020, the official announcement trailer was uploaded to the Twitter account, and the game was fully added to the Apple App Store, being made available for pre-registration on both platforms. A Blue Hyena skin for Crash, like the one from Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, was billed as a bonus for pre-registering.[3]

On the 27th of October, 2020, a new trailer was released annoucing the game would come out in Spring 2021.

Story

In this episode, Dr. Neo Cortex dispatched mutagen henchmen across the multiverse to enslave all dimensions. With the help of his spirited sister Coco, Crash must strike and bash Cortex's minions back to their own worlds![4]

Gameplay

The game plays similarly to other endless running games like Temple Run or Sonic Dash. Crash runs forward automatically, but the player can control him by swiping their finger left or right to dodge in that direction, swipe upwards to Jump, swipe downwards to Slide and tap to Spin. The main objective is to defeat Cortex's minions to earn gems, which is done by throwing serums and bombs at them after a short boss fight. Serums must be crafted at Coco's Base before fighting, which requires specific materials to create. Additionally, the player must wait a certain amount in real time before they can collect a created item. If the player is short on materials, they can play a Collection Run to obtain more by breaking Crates containing resources, getting a small amount of items for free in the vending machine by watching an ad, or by purchasing them with Crystals.

Characters

Playable

Bosses

There will be a total of 24 bosses, each with Frosty, Inferno and Oxide variants.

Supporting

Levels

The game features various areas from previous Crash titles.

Crash Bandicoot

Cortex Strikes Back

Warped

Ingredients

  • Wumpa Fruit
  • Nitric Fungus
  • Chill Berry
  • Pop Blossom
  • Shell Shard
  • Glow Bark

MiniBosses/Enemies & Hazards

Phases

  • Beta Phase
  • Alpha Phase

Items/Equipment

  • Nitro Serum
  • Nitro Bomb
  • Nitro Ray Gun
  • Nitro Bazooka
  • Frosty Serum
  • Frosty Bomb
  • Frosty Ray Gun
  • Frosty Bazooka

Skins

Skins are confirmed to appear in the game. As of now, only one has been revealed: the Blue Hyena skin for Crash, which is a pre-registration bonus. Other skins can be unlocked by spending crystals.

Gallery

See: Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!/Gallery

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッシュ・バンディクー ブッとび!マルチワールド
Kurasshu bandikū buttobi! Maruchiwārudo
Crash Bandicoot! Multi-World

Trivia

  • During early production, the game went by the working title Crash Bandicoot Mobile, before being officially named Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! for the soft launch.
  • This is the first time in the series where the Elementals are solo bosses.

References

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