The Crash Bandicoot Remaster Has A Spyro Hint

The Crash Bandicoot Remaster Has A Spyro Hint

With Crash getting remade, the inevitable question was always going to be: what about a Spyro remaster? Nothing has been announced so far, but that hasn’t stopped Vicarious Visions from being a bit cheeky with an easter egg.

On the original version of Crash Bandicoot Warped, you could unlock a demo for Spyro by pressing up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right and square.

That code would open up a third menu option that would let you fire Spyro up, as can be seen below:

And as YouTuber ThornsofSerenity discovered on the menu screen for the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, if you enter the Spyro demo code, the highlight over the menu options disappears (displaying only orange text, instead of white when the menu option is selected). It only disappears over the Crash Bandicoot Warped options however, not Crash 1 or Cortex Strikes Back.

For reference, here’s what the menu sounds and looks like before entering the code.

Nothing’s officially confirmed, of course, but the fact that this happens over Warped and not the other games means it’s likely deliberate. A good explanation could be that the developers chose to pop the easter egg in now, with a window to dropping the Spyro demo – or something else – in later. And given how well the N.Sane Trilogy has sold, a Spyro remake kinda makes sense.

Update: Accidentally referred to Naughty Dog instead of Vicarious Visions in the original version of the story. Don’t shoot me, people. Or do. Comments are below.


  • What does Naughty Dog have to do with this remaster? It’s Vicarious Visions who did this port with Activision publishing.

  • “Naughty Dog?”

    The remaster was developed by Vicarious Visions. They literally shout it at the top of their lungs during an unskippable cutscene that plays every time you boot up the game. How did you not know this?

  • Why would you want to unlock a Spyro game by using a secret code on your Playstation 4 controller? That ain’t going to work because if you don’t believe me Activision announced earlier this year that they are going not to create anymore Skylanders games for more than a year and as for you Thorns of Serenity it will be up to the team at Activision to decide whether they do plan on making a Spyro remake whether they do or do not plan to make a Spyro remake who knows maybe they might make a Spyro remake or maybe they won’t it will be up to the team at Activision to decide and as for you Naughty Dog why don’t you go back and create some more Uncharted games or something.

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