Watching the Invasion video, I easily saw how a Crash Bandicoot level in my mind. The Ape Escape mashup is the only ps1 classic with a jungle environment in the game atm too. Btw, I'm not a crazed Crash Bandicoot fan. I even pick Sora over him. Moving on...
At around 1:45 is the flames against the green ground reminding me off the woompa fruit standing out against the bg. Also around that time it sounds like that woopma fruit collection sound fx..sorta.
So yea, anyone else think of a Crash Bandicoot level because of this part of the Invasion stage mashup?
Now the thing is how would they make the level? Would it be a siderunner level or just an environment with no motion? Now I hope they use CB: Warped for a mashup in particular but this stage helped me invision it for sure. What about you all?
That's Ape Escape, actually. You can see monkeys running around. Though due to the jungle setting, it does have a Crash feel to it. Either way, the Invasion stage looks better than I imagined!
It's definitely Ape Escape, but I see that it does look somewhat Crash-esque. In all honesty, because Ape Escape's level is the Time chamber from the game, I don't think a Crash level should do the Time Twister warp chamber from Crash 3, as it might be a similar experience, when I think about it. Another immediate Crash-styled level would be the jungle, with Crash's house, but again, Jak sort of stole that for this game's Jak and Daxter level, so it'd be a bit similar.
I personally think N.Sanity Beach would fit quite nicely as a level location and one that is iconic of Crash. It was the first location played in for Crash 1, seen just before the credtis of Crash 2, a racing level in CTR Crash Team Racing and pops up in other variants throughout the series, including Crash Twinsanity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8XJtnWafl8
Alternatively, it would be great to see Mecha Bandicoot (piloted by N.Gin) and Cortex invade a realistic-style level, like Killzone's (2:06 of this video for Mecha Bandicoot with Cortex): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAKp5ls-ZA