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Crash: Mind Over Mutant

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Satiric platformer is fun but uses camera poorly.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Another Crash Bandi-HIT!

So far the greatest of 2008 titles is this. on the list of best 2008 hits. GO TEAM ZNU!

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Perhaps the most innovative twist in the game is your ability to take over the Titans by stunning them, jumping on their backs, and controlling them as if you were a parasite who suddenly manipulates the host being. You'll sometimes have to work at this, but once you get them, you can shrink them down and put them in your pocket to use as a kind of arsenal. Titans also have impressive super attacks which you must use with prudence since one move drains your health meter for a while.

There's a good deal to like about the game, including the parody of comic books and the television show South Park. The voice acting is full of personality, and is on par with what you would hear in, say, a Pixar movie. And taking over those Titans is a ton of fun. But the camera is too static for nook and cranny exploring in a game that's just not that different enough to warrant complete glee on the parts of gamers. Because you can't look around, you'll inevitably miss surprises that are tucked away. Also, the game can display some noticeable jerkiness and slowing when a few characters are onscreen. Nor is there online play, just two player coop. Finally, you should be able to save the game a bit more frequently than you're allowed to do.

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