ps1 revival and Echochrome

Recently i've been playing through my old ps1 games; lots of Croc and Crash 2, becuase they're AMAZING. Crash Bandicoot 2 is verging on painfull frustrating due to the phyics in it not being what they are today. I'm finding it trick just getting back into the control scheme so that i can actually make the jumps i'm trying to make.

Croc is just as good as i imagined. I was too young to know if this is a really well respected game, but it sure as hell should be. There's some really inspired level design and the boss battles are surprisingly good and really quite unique. They also seem to have allowed for the lame physics a bit more than Crash has, becuase they make the platforms big enough to land on even if the game messes up. Main problem with it is the camera and getting croc to turn around, causing a little frustration.


Finally Echochrome, i downloaded the demo last night after ages of wanting it (and just not realising it was out) and it's amazing! The response time is  alittle slow so often your character falls through something jus becuase you couldn't move the platform in time. But anyway, it's a really inspired and clever little game. I really want the full game of it but it's £7 (so like, $15) which seems a lot for a PSN puzzle game download. Anyone got the whole thing?

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Posted by fraser

Recently i've been playing through my old ps1 games; lots of Croc and Crash 2, becuase they're AMAZING. Crash Bandicoot 2 is verging on painfull frustrating due to the phyics in it not being what they are today. I'm finding it trick just getting back into the control scheme so that i can actually make the jumps i'm trying to make.

Croc is just as good as i imagined. I was too young to know if this is a really well respected game, but it sure as hell should be. There's some really inspired level design and the boss battles are surprisingly good and really quite unique. They also seem to have allowed for the lame physics a bit more than Crash has, becuase they make the platforms big enough to land on even if the game messes up. Main problem with it is the camera and getting croc to turn around, causing a little frustration.


Finally Echochrome, i downloaded the demo last night after ages of wanting it (and just not realising it was out) and it's amazing! The response time is  alittle slow so often your character falls through something jus becuase you couldn't move the platform in time. But anyway, it's a really inspired and clever little game. I really want the full game of it but it's £7 (so like, $15) which seems a lot for a PSN puzzle game download. Anyone got the whole thing?

Posted by Sweep

I remember croc smashing into the ground with a cheeky "Kersplat!" of joy.

If you are looking for other great PS1 platformers may i suggest Spyro the dragon. An excellent title, one that unfortunately went a similar route to Crash bandicoot...

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Posted by AndrewGaspar

Croc was amazing!!!!

Posted by AndyWilliams24

I've been thinking about purchasing a few PS1 classic's on PSN.

Posted by phlegms

Crash Bandicot was epic on the ps1. It was the first game I got when I got my ps1 and I loved it. Just thinking about that crazy spinning dog thing brings back memories..

Posted by Blitzer

I remember Croc, never played it much though. As for Echochrome, I tried the PS3 demo. Controls are terrible and I just didn't find it fun. Definitely not worth the cash in my opinion.

Posted by L

Wow. I totally remember Croc. Not played that in years.

Posted by brooklyngrenade

Ah, the great ol' days of PS1 and childhood. Supreme. I remember Crash 2, it was actually my first PS1 game along with being one of my favorites of all time.