“Idle move” contest was a contest hosted by Activision and Vicarious Visions, whose goal was to get fans to submit ideas for idle animations for Crash in the game. Fans of old will remember that Crash always had cute and crazy idle animations, which were part of his character.
The participants were supposed to submit a drawing, photo, or video, with the hashtag #CrashIdleContest to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be able to participate. The winners did not get only the honor of their idle animation being used in the game, but also a prize pack consisting of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy game and Crash-themed T-shirt. The winners were Simon Davidian and Kirsty Capes from the UK, whose idea for idle animation you can see above, lovingly recreated by Vicarious Visions.
For those who have been living under a rock or on a remote tropical island surrounded by bandicoots, yes, N. Sane Trilogy is a remake of all three original Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. We talked yesterday about the changes in this remake. Vicarious Visions are huge fans of the game so they did not do everything from scratch – they kept the geometry of the old levels. This is why they even call it a “remaster plus” and not a remake.
Of course, new things have been put into the game as well, mostly when it comes to improving the experience and making all three games feel connected modern, while still retaining that old feeling.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is currently set to appear on Playstation 4. The original was a Playstation exclusive, however, there is nothing in this “remaster plus” that we know of that stops the game from being published on some other platform, at a different time.