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20 things you probably didn’t know about Crash Bandicoot

By Matt Ayres

Nintendo had Mario. Sega had Sonic. And in 1996, Sony stumbled across the mascot that would become synonymous with its original PlayStation console: Crash Bandicoot.

This box-jumping, fruit-guzzling creature not only gave PlayStation players their most iconic character to date; Crash Bandicoot was also among the first 3D platform games released, blazing the trail for one of the most beloved genres in gaming history.

It's been almost 20 years since we first met Crash, and rumours are spreading fast about the character's comeback via PS4 - spurred by his brief appearance in Uncharted 4. To refresh your memory about what made Naughty Dog’s zany platformer so brilliant, here are 20 lesser-known nuggets of bandicoot trivia. 

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