Crash Bandicoot

PSX PlayStation Crash Bandicoot Original Release Universal Studios Variant

“Universal Studios” Version


Sony Computer Entertainment
September 4, 1996
Naughty Dog
7 11719 49002 9
Sony ID:
1 Player
1 Block
Kids to Adults No Descriptors
Box Copy:

Enter the vivid 3D world of Crash Bandicoot, a marsupial on a mission! His brain’s been scrambled, his girlfriend is held captive, and his arch nemesis has a big N on his forehead! And you thought you had it tough!

  • Over 30 beautiful levels with awesome sound fx and music plus the type of gameplay you’ve been craving.
  • Encounter Bonus Levels, fiendish traps, hair-raising enemies, and disappearing bridges – only now in all 3-Dimensions!
  • Uncover hidden areas and secret bonus levels!
  • A fantasy, cartoon world comes to life EXCLUSIVELY for the PlayStation game console!

“The best action/platform game I’ve ever seen or played!” – Die Hard GameFan




So there’s a funny little goof with Crash Bandicoot. Some prints have the back copyright insert featuring “Universal Studios” as the company – you know…the theme park. Here’s where things get weird. Thanks to our super sleuth friend, redumps of at least 5 versions confirm that the “Universal Studios” version is after the “Interactive” Version. This means the goof is between the two correct versions (black label and Greatest Hits).

PSX PlayStation Crash Bandicoot Universal Interactive Studios Version

Universal Interactive Studios Version


It should also be pointed out that the discs are slightly different. The correct version has a slightly thicker font with the text appearing darker. Use the color stroke around the Universal logo for easier spotting. I used my original, non-color-corrected scans so you could see it better.

PSX PlayStation Crash Bandicoot Universal Studios Variant Text Disc Comparison


Also released to the Greatest Hits library, with the correct company name.

Crash Bandicoot Greatest Hits Release

Greatest Hits Release

Are you kidding me? There’s also the Greatest Hits released version where there are more words missing. Huge gap in the text as well.

PSX Crash Bandicoot Greatest Hits Missing Word Gap Variant

Missing Text with Gap Version



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  • Crash became Sony’s default mascot after the Sofia and Polygon Man disasters. This lasted until the PlayStation 2 era.
  • Naughty Dog’s insane success with Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and their Uncharted Series almost never came to pass. During the era of the Genesis and 3DO, the practically bankrupt company developed a game called Way of the Warrior – a Mortal Kombat clone for 3DO that was laughably B-Quality and to this day is one of the most iconic ‘horrible games’ for the system. However, the determination to finish and release it with no resources whatsoever caught the attention of Universal Interactive Studios, who not only published the game, but signed them on for more titles. It was here that legendary developer Mark Cerny would plant the seeds and steer the company into the mascot business, forever guiding Naughty Dog into gaming history.
  • Crash Bandicoot is set-up to be a collectible game – one of which is breaking a set amount of crates per stage. Some of these crates are actually hidden off-screen. These are reached and broken by jumping off of visible crates and ‘blindly’ finding them.


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