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Sega Bringing Crush Back from the Portable Grave on 3DS

If your brain hurt the first time around, imagine things coming out of the screen.

I can't blame you for not remembering Crush for PSP, despite the fact that it was pretty great. It's been four years since the perspective-altering puzzler arrived on PSP, and while it would have been reasonable to expect Sega had long left Crush behind, that's not the case.

Today, we have CRUSH3D.

It's unclear how much of CRUSH3D is simply an extension of the mostly-forgotten Crush for PSP or a wholly original creation for 3DS. The press release says CRUSH3D includes "new locations, characters and an intuitive hint system," in addition to a gift-giving feature powered by StreetPass. At last, a new reason to aimlessly walk around with your 3DS.

Understanding Crush is easier via playing than description, but fundamentally, you're shifting your perspective around while also altering dimensions. With the click of a button, the 3D space becomes 2D, allowing you to traverse distances that would be utterly impossible in the 3D space and vice versa.

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Posted by patrickklepek

I can't blame you for not remembering Crush for PSP, despite the fact that it was pretty great. It's been four years since the perspective-altering puzzler arrived on PSP, and while it would have been reasonable to expect Sega had long left Crush behind, that's not the case.

Today, we have CRUSH3D.

It's unclear how much of CRUSH3D is simply an extension of the mostly-forgotten Crush for PSP or a wholly original creation for 3DS. The press release says CRUSH3D includes "new locations, characters and an intuitive hint system," in addition to a gift-giving feature powered by StreetPass. At last, a new reason to aimlessly walk around with your 3DS.

Understanding Crush is easier via playing than description, but fundamentally, you're shifting your perspective around while also altering dimensions. With the click of a button, the 3D space becomes 2D, allowing you to traverse distances that would be utterly impossible in the 3D space and vice versa.

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Edited by Trejik

Two in a row?

Edit: Hell yeaaaah two for two. Just got First on the dream trigger 3D trailer before this.

Never played the original Crush, but always wanted to. If the 3DS keeps looking this bad, I may never play this one either. Also, it seems that with Klepek on board Giant Bomb is getting some interesting news ahead of a lot of other sites. Nice.

Posted by Scooper

Sounds like a perfect place for that game to be. I remember it as a pretty unique puzzle game.

Posted by qxz86

We've known they were remaking this for 3DS for months.

It pulled off the perspective-platformer concept way before Fez and Echochrome dug into it, and I think it's gonna really benefit from the 3DS's 3D.

Posted by EuanDewar

I remember liking it but not having the drive to play it that much.

Edited by Kyreo

Aw man that game was great!  It did to me what Portal 2 has done to Brad.  Like, I saw the world differently after playing that game.

Posted by 1p

Ah, Crush. Ste Curran's second greatest work.

Posted by Babylonian

CRUSH3D might be the first time a number has been integrated into a game's title in place of a letter in a way that was actually kinda clever. Woo!

Posted by Spiritof

Crush is a great puzzle game that gets insanely difficult near the last third (if you're going for the gold trophies).

Posted by LordAndrew

Great, now I have to remove the 3DS platform from the Crush page.

Posted by LordAndrew
@Babylonian said:
" CRUSH3D might be the first time a number has been integrated into a game's title in place of a letter in a way that was actually kinda clever. Woo! "
Are you trying to tell me that Mahjong Cub3d isn't an awesome name? :P
Posted by Gerhabio

Thought it wad Crash Bandicoot , diasppointed (?)

Posted by JackSukeru
@Babylonian said:
" CRUSH3D might be the first time a number has been integrated into a game's title in place of a letter in a way that was actually kinda clever. Woo! "
Yeah I'm kinda impressed frankly.

Crush was another one of those semi-interesting looking PsP games that I never played.
Posted by LordXavierBritish

I remember Zoe Mode.


I remember.

Edited by mosespippy
@LordXavierBritish: OH GOD, now I do too. Why would you do that to me?
Posted by hagridore
@SpiritOf Does it ever.
Posted by Zapbrader

I liked Crush. I would buy a 3DS for this game. 

Edited by Absolute_Zero

Yay! Never played Crush, but I loved Squish. Also, Crush3D? Genius.


edit: After re-reading the article, I hope they include whatever was in the original game. I'd be willing to pay a little extra for that.
Posted by RagingLion

Oh man, I actually remember this.  I think it was one of the first games I remember seeing previewed when I started paying attention to Gamespot and watching their videos.  Takes me back.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I liked crush but the trailer pins this as a port. Maybe if I have the urge to put on the time again.

Posted by LordAndrew
@LordXavierBritish said:
" I remember Zoe Mode.

I remember.

"
Try and keep up.
Posted by vinsanityv22

An absolutely perfect fit for the 3DS, methinks. Although I was always interested in Crush for PSP, I refuse to play that POS system anymore - it's just not worth it. What kind of portable needs a full battery charge to survive the firmware update to get to the (currently unavailable) digital storefront to download games? The battery blows in the PSP-3000; can't hold a charge for 15 minutes. That's ...that's pretty much a deal breaker for a handheld. Especially one that won't let you attempt a firmware update unless it senses a full battery. *sigh*

The 3DS should not be the failure the PSP was - not by a long shot. But I'm sure not eager to buy one, considering it's manufactured by Nintendo. A 3DS Lite is incoming. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me....how many systems have they had now?...17 times - Jesus Christ, I'm never buying a launch-day Nintendo console again!!!

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Never heard of this before, but seems like an awesome puzzle game that would work well on the 3DS. Reminds me of the footage that's been shown off of that not-yet-released Fez game, in terms of mechanics.

Posted by Tebbit

I remember being so glad that they put Crush up on PSN, I was trying to track it down on UMD and it was pretty much impossible. Brutally hard though

Posted by Gerhabio
@Trejik said:
" Two in a row?Edit: Hell yeaaaah two for two. Just got First on the dream trigger 3D trailer before this.
That's mean!
Posted by pslayer666

Crush was indeed awesome!!!

3D will also suit it well, interesting to see how this turns out!!! :)