Crash Bandicoot 4 N. Verted Mode: Mirrored Levels, New Graphics and More
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Crash Bandicoot 4 N. Verted Mode: Mirrored Levels, New Graphics and More

Lloyd Coombes
9 August 2020

A game so nice you'll play it twice.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time will launch this October, and will follow directly from the original Naughty Dog trilogy that fans of the marsupial know and love.

As revealed during the latest PlayStation State of Play, however, there will be plenty to do even once you've finished Crash's latest time-bending adventure.

Here's all we know about N. Verted Mode.

Crash Bandicoot 4: N. Verted Mode Details

Working with Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled devs Beenox, Toys for Bob have created a kind of "mirror mode" that offers unique visual and gameplay tweaks to the existing game's campaign.

Once unlocked, every level in the game is retrofitted with a unique art style and mechanics.

These replace Wumpa Fruit with Bumpa Berries and offer completely new visuals.

One level might see Crash flinging paint to colour in the world around him, while another takes place underwater, changing the platforming speed and rhythm.

Our favourite is the "old-timey movie camera" with variable speeds, meaning the action speeds up and slows down like a classic film often does.

It's not just a visual change, either. Players will not that item locations have changed, and some areas will be mirrored, meaning you'll want to keep your wits about you.

That should make it great fun for time trials, as players relearn their favourite levels.

You can check out N. Verted mode below from the 3:54 mark onwards:

Toys For Bob are noting that N. Verted mode is ideal for completionists, and the fact it essentially turns Crash 4 into two games in one shows that there's a lot of care being put into this latest instalment.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time launches on October 2, so we don't have too long to wait.

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