Crash Bandicoot Mind Over Mutant PS2 Review


Crash Bandicoot is almost as famous as that little blue hedgehog fellow that runs around collecting rings, but I think Crash should be the more famous one as he’s got a lot more charm and pizzazz about him.

In the latest Bandicoot adventure we see him up against his arch nemesis Neo Cortex, who’s devised yet another fiendish, and dastardly devilish, evil scientist plan to take over the world. This time he’s using basically a brain control device to turn the denizens of Wampu island into his unwitting pawns, and of course they fall for it through Neo’s clever use of infomercials. So it’s up to our friendly neighborhood bandicoot to come save the day once again, this time though he’s got some special tricks up his sleeve, or should I say in his pockets. Crash has the ability to ‘jack’ monsters, or take control of them to do his bidding to help him fight Neo Cortex and his hordes of henchmen. When Crash doesn’t need the monster he puts it in his pocket for later use, Crash and his monsters can be upgraded as well by collecting jewels, or Mojo.

Crash Bandicoot – Mind Over Mutant is a rather fun game, but it can get repetitive at times. Even with the repetition I found I had to keep playing because the cut scenes are just great, from spoof infomercials, old style cartoons and to even anime inspired movies, they’re just well worth playing to get to them.

So continue on for a bunch of screen shots, and two movies for you, including one of the aforementioned cut scenes..

So we’ll start off with a few box shots:

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Crash Bandicoot Mind Over Mutant is a fun and entertaining game, it brings back fond memories of why I liked the little bandicoot on the PS1.

The game doesn’t bring much really to the Crash series, it’s an attempt to revitalize it that I’m not sure is going to work really. A platformer where you run around collecting things has been done to death, and now we’ve just added another to the mix.

The lack of camera controls does make the game a bit harder than it should be.

Crash Bandicoot Mind Over Mutant is not a bad game overall, it is fun, and amusing at times, but it just feels a bit unfinished, like they wanted to do something spectacular but just ran out of time with it.

Fun game overall
Funny cut scenes
Lots of cool monsters, or mutants to control

Camera is goofy, makes game harder than it should be


  41 comments for “Crash Bandicoot Mind Over Mutant PS2 Review

  1. crash
    November 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    how make your own monster

  2. calvin
    December 4, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    how do you play crash bandicoot mind over mutant i want to know because i am getting it for chistmas

  3. calvin
    December 4, 2008 at 9:31 pm


  4. calvin
    December 5, 2008 at 9:39 pm


  5. tracy
    December 5, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    hi calvin i’m bored!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Niki
    December 24, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Does anyone know how to beat mission 22??! I been stuck on it for a while and need help!

  7. Sandy
    January 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    to Niki, in the beginning when you have to complete a mission for coco to find the three spanner pieces, you haveto go up into that entrance to coplete level 22!!

  8. Corey
    January 9, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Sandy, where is this entrance? The opening graphic shows that I need to go in a tube to the right of my house but it is closed. There is nothing where the Doominator was… just the mini 10 game mission.

  9. Corey
    January 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    GOT IT! The entrance is a square hole over the blocked tube to the right of Crashes house. There is a full walkthrough on YouTube.

  10. Tannersmom
    January 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I cant figure out how to help my son get back to wampu island! Every time were back follow the track back we end up going in a circle! right back to the place where it tells us to follow our way back! lol My son is five, so he has played most of this game himself! I dont know what im doing and hes to young to figure it out on his own… any help would be great!!!

  11. waymond
    January 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve completed mission 21 and uka uka’s transporter is not appearing. when i take the other transporter back to wumpa island the entrance to the doominator isn’t open. any ideas

  12. Peter
    January 31, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Out of all the crash bandicoot games that i have played, this is by far the best of the series!!!

  13. TJ
    March 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Im stuck on mission 16, just killed all teh glops and opened a gate i cant get through, anyone know what im supposed to be doing next?

  14. Tarble
    March 5, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I heard of a new Crash game called Crash Bandicoot: Wumpa War, is it real?

  15. Anonymous
    March 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    To Tarble: no it’s confirmed that it’s not, but can you share the source with me? If it’s from Wikipedia, then it’s a definite no.

  16. lollercoaster
    March 16, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Hi guys and girls,

    Can anyone tell me where the secret school is in level 12? I cant finish this level?


  17. Sandra
    March 18, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I am on the rhinoroller island & have done everything there. Where do I find the key to open the gate to get back to wumpa island?

  18. Caitlin
    March 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    i have just completed mission 12.
    and currently on 13, “Protect nina’s project”.. where the hell do i go? i really dont understand, ive looked on youtube for walkthroughs etc but cant find anything!
    pleaseee can someone tell me what to do!

  19. Tarble
    March 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

    to anonymous, it was wikipedia, … got excited

  20. Yowuza
    March 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    @ Tarble: If Wikipedia’s the only source it’s fake, because the editors need a site to get the info from. If it’s on another site however, that’s a different story.

  21. Crash Adik
    April 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

    to enter the doominator u must go back to wumpa island ang go back to ur house and there climb at the eyes of the doominator and there ur inside the doominator…….

  22. Crash Adik
    April 27, 2009 at 8:14 am

    this is the mission 22 but b4 u can enter the doominator u must talk to uka-uka and go back to wumpa island and do wat i say earlier…

  23. Brian
    April 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I am at a stage at the ruins were they say I must fight the Snipes and then jump over the ruins to a next level. There are no Snipes and I don’t know what to do. Any assistance please?

  24. Levi
    June 11, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I dont know where the key is to get into Rhino roller village.If any one could help it would mean alot, thanks!, Levi

  25. Crash
    June 22, 2009 at 9:25 am

    do you know where’s the doominator?

    i cant find it

  26. Crash
    June 22, 2009 at 9:38 am

    i know it’s in wumpa island but idk know how to get in

  27. Crash
    June 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    i know it’s in wumpa island but idk how to get in T_T pls help me

  28. humi
    July 10, 2009 at 11:10 am

    i have saved nina’s project and came all the way back to wumpa island and went into the house… thats it… i dn’t know where to go or what to do after this…. any help?

  29. reagan lim
    July 18, 2009 at 7:22 am

    how to go back to wumpla island after finisihng mission 7

  30. Julia
    August 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Im on mission 12 but I can’t get to Nina’s school. There are 2 locked gates, just after killing all the spike mutants, one on ground level and one above. The only time I did somehow get through the top one, the door closed behind me and although there is a button inside, it doesn’t seem to do anything!!!!!! PLEASE HELP, this is driving me crazy.

  31. ??????
    September 12, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Does Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutants have a walkthrough so I could just read what to finish the game?

  32. Rebecka
    September 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I’m trying to figure out how to come into Nina’s school. I think I’m supposed to spin on a swirly thing, that way the gate opens. But the swirly thing spins right back again. If I’d be supposed to have another mutant than the sorta hedgehog-y one/spike-mutant, then they’d put one there, right.. ?
    Ah.. I’ll figure out eventually.. I hope.

  33. Rebecka
    September 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Okay, so I was supposed to press the square-button while spinning.. great. Well, now you guys know how to open the door! 🙂

  34. Rikke
    October 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    My son is playing mind over mutants and we got to a place (around 10% inside the game) where a round monster with laser have to moove some bricks in the wall in/out to climp up. Once u get up there is a snow area with a big door on the left – how do we open this door??! I think I tried everything. There is no keyhole or anything and I can´t seem to brake it down.

  35. Marisa
    December 16, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I finished the game and now want to go back to all the missions to play again – (with all the other Crash games you can go back to any stage you want) , but can’t! I can only access what is saved on my memory stick.

  36. January 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    to finish mission 22 talk to uka -uka 3 time or more

  37. Shannon
    July 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    (Help getting into the ice Prison) I need to freeze water that is shooting sideways. I got the first one but I’m having trouble with the second one and so on.

  38. July 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    help meeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!! pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! what do I have to do to save nina’s project in level 13?????????????

  39. Dawn
    August 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    im at mission 12 on this game for xbox 360 it has a check mark next to it but i cant get in ninas school?? can someone tell me how to do this ive been tryin it for 2 days 🙂

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