Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

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Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage cover.jpg
Developer(s) Vicarious Visions
Publisher Vivendi Universal Games
Konami (Japan)
Release date(s) USA June 3, 2004
Europe June 25, 2004
Japan December 9, 2004
Genre(s) 2D platformer, minigames
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone
Console(s) Game Boy Advance
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer (2-4 players)

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, known as Crash Fusion in Europe, is a handheld crossover title with the Spyro franchise. It was released in tandem with Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy for the Game Boy Advance in 2004. There is also a Crash & Spyro Superpack version in which both games are released on one game cartridge.

Story

The story is the same as Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy but is from Crash's perspective. Doctor Neo Cortex joined forces with Ripto, and their plan is to get rid of both Spyro and Crash by sending out Riptocs into the area. Aku Aku and Coco ask Crash to save the world by recovering the crystals before Cortex does.

Meanwhile, the Professor and Hunter ask Spyro to close the portals and get rid of the monsters. Unfortunately for Crash and Spyro, they were tricked into thinking they were enemies. In Crash's world, the Riptocs are dressed as Spyro and in Spyro's world, they are dressed as Crash.

Crash and Spyro meet and engage in a fight on a bridge, but realize that they were tricked. They join forces to defeat the two evil villains.

Not even Tiny Tiger, Crush or Gulp can stop them, but Cortex uses his niece, Nina Cortex, to kidnap Coco and the Professor. Blink informs Crash and Spyro what happened to Coco and the Professor. Spyro rescues Coco and the Professor while Crash distracts Nina. Finally, Crash and Spyro defeat Nina at her own game.

Coco has an idea: If they put a tracer on Cortex and Ripto, they would track them to their headquarters. Crash defeats Ripto, but he forgot to insert the tracer. Spyro defeats Cortex and he puts the tracer on him. Crash and Spyro reach their headquarters in outer space. As a team, Crash and Spyro defeat Cortex and Ripto. They thank each other as the games ends with a photo of Crash having Spyro in a friendly headlock, and the credits roll.

Gameplay

The game plays similarly to its paired game, Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, and features both platforming and party minigames. The platforming takes place on the hub in Story Mode, where there are portals to the minigames, as well as some of the minigames itself. Crash must complete each minigame to win a Purple Crystal. Many minigames have crates, and if Crash destroys all of them, he also receives a Clear Gem. Every world also has a few bonus levels, which only reward a Clear Gem upon completion. Crunch hosts a weightlifting challenge in each world, and Crash can complete them to obtain a unique trading card. Once Crash has obtained all five Purple Crystals in a world, he can activate one of Coco's portals to continue to the next world.

The hub area has Riptocs as well as certain Crash Bandicoot enemies such as Plants. The sprites for Crash, Aku Aku, and enemies from the Crash Bandicoot series are reused from Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. Crash does not have any lives, but if he is defeated by an enemy or an obstacle or falls into a pit, he loses Wumpa Fruit. These are used as currency, and are used to unlock minigames and buy trading cards from Moneybags' Trading Card Shop. Likewise, if Crash loses a minigame, he loses any Wumpa Fruit that he has collected.

The unlocked minigames can be replayed in the Party Mode, and up to four players can compete in minigames via a Link Cable. Players can exchange their collected trading cards to Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy and vice versa using the Game Boy Advance Link Cable.

Minigames

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Name Collectibles How to complete
Wumpa Jungle
Grin and Bear It Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png Purple Crystal: Reach the end
Clear Gem: Destroy 22 crates
Sheep Stampede Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Destroy 40 sheep
Tanks for the Memories Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png Purple Crystal: Reach the end
Clear Gem: Destroy 14 crates
Chopper Stopper Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Destroy 20 tanks
Crashin' Down the River Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png Purple Crystal: Reach the end
Clear Gem: Destroy 15 crates
BONUS: Crate Smash Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png Destroy 14 crates
BONUS: Freefallin' Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png Destroy 22 crates
BONUS: Crunch Time Weightlifting Crash Lift a weight within 15 seconds
Boss level: Spyro Battle Dingodile trading card Defeat Spyro
Arctic Cliffs
Crash and Burn Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Polar Express Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Sheep Patrol Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Blizzard Ball Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Frigid Waters Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Crate Step Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Crate Smash Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Pumpin' Iron Sapphire Relic trading card Lift a weight within 15 seconds
Boss battle: Tiny Takeover Tiny Tiger trading card Defeat Tiny Tiger
Fire Mountains
Tankin' Over the World Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
In Hot Water Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Chop 'Til You Drop Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Rocket Power Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Bat Attack Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Crate Step Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Weightlift Gold Relic trading card Lift a weight within 15 seconds
Boss level: Nina N. Trance trading card Defeat Nina Cortex
Dragon Castles
Sheep Shuttle Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Up, Up, and Away Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Castle Chaos Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Bats in the Belfry Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Crate Smash Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Freefallin' Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Weightlift Platinum Relic trading card
Boss level: Ripto's Magical Mystery Tour Doctor N. Gin trading card Defeat Ripto
Tech Park
Crash at the Controls Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Bear With Me Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Tech Deflect Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png
Tank You Come Again Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Bat to the Future Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
Crate Smash Purple Crystal CPRR sprite.png Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Freefallin' Clear Gem CPRR sprite.png
BONUS: Weightlift Crunch Bandicoot trading card
Boss level: Space Chase Doctor Nefarious Tropy trading card Defeat Doctor Neo Cortex and Ripto

Party Mode exclusive

There are five unlockable minigames that are exclusive to Party Mode. A minigame is unlocked for every 25 trading cards that Crash obtains in Story Mode:

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage.

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