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In just a few short months we'll be reunited with an old platforming buddy, and boy will the extra polygons on the guy's pants be worth the wait. Alongside gameplay from the original Crash titles the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy dazzles, and, with Yooka Laylee having disappointed countless fans of the genre, this marsupial's return couldn't have come at a better time.

New Gameplay Trailer Released For The 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy'

A new gameplay trailer has been released for the remaster, featuring commentary from one of the designers over a level called 'Sewer or Later' from Crash Bandicoot 2. Naturally, everything looks wonderful; the water effects, the enemies, the apples, the boxes, Crash himself! It'll be the perfect breath of nostalgic air during the warm summer months. You can check it out for yourself below!

However, after watching the playthrough, we realized that...

Something's Missing!

Let's see now.

Box breaking?

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]
'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]

Check.

Secret levels?

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]
'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]

Check.

2D platforming?

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]
'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]

Check!

Weird enemies?

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]
'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision/Sony]

Che... wait a minute. What happened to this dude's scream?! Oh wait, you can't hear it. That's a gif, Ken...

Here's what we're referencing from the original Crash Bandicoot 2:

Hear that? That scream is a pretty famous one, and not just in the world of either! In fact, the flamethrower dude's scream references a pretty famous yell of death in pop culture. Perhaps not as famous as the good old Wilhelm Scream, but the Howie Scream can be heard quite often in a variety of mediums.

The Howie Scream originates from '90s classic—I personally think it's terrible—Broken Arrow. It's unleashed after a giant henchman is booted out the side of a moving train into the chasm below. It's pretty funny.

Well, technically the scream comes from the 1980 action film The Ninth Configuration, but who remembers that one, am I right?! Though in fairness, the film is a better watch than Broken Arrow simply because of how terrible it is. If you're not already exhausted from all of the clips, you can watch the scene in question below:

What Other Games Use The Howie Scream?

The Crash Bandicoot games were the first to adopt this famous scream in the world of . We're not sure why it hasn't reappeared in the remastered trilogy, but you can hear the Howie Scream (also known as the TIE Fighter scream for its similarity to the sound of a passing Imperial ship) let loose in a few other titles, including:

  • The original Starcraft
  • Starcraft: Brood War
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • The Punisher
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

Think you can find them? Let us know if you've heard the Howie Scream creep into other games or movies in the comments!

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