The Thumpin' Wumpa Islands is an unlockable chapter in Skylanders: Imaginators, and is a crossover between the Crash Bandicoot series and the Skylanders series, celebrating the former's 20th anniversary. During the Synchronisation Celebration, where Wumpa Island is aligned with Skylands, Dr. Neo Cortex plans to use the rhythmic nature of Wumpa Island to power his Cortex Matrix Chamber and make an unstoppable army. However, Fake Crash hi-jacks his machine and starts dancing poorly, causing Bad Vibes to appear around the island and threaten to shatter it. The Skylanders must defeat Fake Crash in the machine at the end of the level in order to complete it.
Type of crates
Enemies/Hazards that appear
- Hula Chompies
- Bongo Beat Crabs
- Mama Shakers
- Thump Grumps
When the Crash content in Skylanders was announced, most of the gaming community claimed that the Skylanders appearence would ruin the entire Crash franchise, like it did with Spyro (at least, as a general opinnion). After revealing some details, like the content following a formula similar to Bowser and Donkey Kong's content from Superchargers, and the development by Vicarious Visions, the reactions got better.
As for this day, the Crash content in Skylanders has mixed thoughts: Some consider it a great guest appearance, with a lot of hearth on it, while others think that this didn't have to exist.
The fans that played the level, praised all the references and Easter Eggs to all the periods of the Crash franchise, and the voice acting.
- The tribesmen reappear in this level as non-playable characters.
- The circumstances surrounding the Synchronization Celebration could be a reference to Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, as both tell of an event that happens once the planets align.
- This is to date the final appearance of Crash's orange-and-yellow fur color scheme that debuted in Crash Nitro Kart.