Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will introduce optional challenge levels. This levels will be called Flashback Tapes that develop the story of Crash himself.
The Flashback tapes were revealed during weekend’s Gamescom opening, producer Lou Studdert described how they fit into the game. “We used these as puzzle rooms, nefarious ways for Crash to really express that pure platforming aspect. Narratively, it was really cool to layer in a unique perspective. This is when Cortex is really excited about the prospect of Crash being on his team, since Crash was originally created by Cortex, so it’s a weird point in time that’s never really been explored in the games before.”
“Players actually have to collect the Flashback Tapes in the levels themselves, and to pick them up, they have to reach them in the level without dying.” “It’s kind of our homage to the death routes in the original trilogy. “Players have to reach these objects in the level, pick them up, and once they get them they’ll get access to these unique levels.”
These flashback tapes sound a bit like the strawberries in Celeste. These were super difficult bonus levels that were also quite difficult to unlock. The remake trilogy wasn’t light on challenges in the first place. It’s great to see Crash 4 pushing that old-school element even further.
Earlier this month, we saw new abilities and an entirely new game mode for Crash 4.
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