Crash Bandicoot's orange flame is burning bright again in the newly released N. Sane Trilogy, a collection or remasters that are a great way for newcomers to experience the series for the first time. In this episode of Replay we take a look back at the game that ended the series, and showed a wildly different version of Crash doing his thing. Crash: Mind Over Mutant was released in 2008 by developer Radical Entertainment, and is the series' biggest departure, moving away from level-based progression in favor of missions.

This new attempt at revitalizing the series didn't quite hit the mark, despite having a cool cooperative mode – which we adeptly show off. We make our way through a good majority of the game's opening act, and discuss all things Crash in the process. After a strange interlude involving Ben Reeves, we move on to the season's first Stress Test, which again sees Crash at a low point in his career.