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Most of you will have heard by now that Crash Bandicoot is finally getting a remake in the form of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, but how will it compare to the original series? The first game of the soon-to-be-remastered original trilogy is making a huge leap from the very first console all the way to the .

Here's a side-by-side video of the 1996 game vs the 2017 remake:

When the graphics and gameplay shift to the latest console, will lose that magic feel that drew people to it in the first place?

Original Vs Remake: Visuals

'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony/Activision]
'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony/Activision]

Of course there's a major update to the graphics from the original series, and it does indeed look great—as you'd expect from 4k resolution. It still maintains the style of the first Crash game, adding improved lighting, enhanced textures and silky smooth animation.

Original Vs Remake: Audio

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

Ah, those sounds bring back some serious memories. All the audio has been remastered to bring things up to date, and yet it still transports me back to playing it for the first time. There'll probably be some extra music and sounds too, from looking at all the trailers.

Original Vs Remake: Gameplay

'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony]
'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony]

The levels will all have the same layout (as you can see from the video), however there will be new time trials and save systems. In terms of the other features they all seem the same: Wumpa Fruit, Aku Aku, gems and crystals, as well as Crash's famous spinning attack.

Can't wait to body slam some crates and ride some hogs.

Original Vs Remake: Storyline

Enhance...enhance...enhance. 'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony/Activision]
Enhance...enhance...enhance. 'Crash Bandicoot' [Credit: Sony/Activision]

The bosses all look to be the same, although I wonder if they've changed any of their playstyles to make the game harder. Will Papu Papu and his now enhanced butt crack pack more punch?

Can Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy match up?

I very much think so. The original three games were packed full of craziness and fun, and from what I've seen the developers intend to revive that in a great way. I'm so excited to play Crash Bandicoot: Warped again that it's actually N. Sane... Ok clearly the new game's got me feeling weird.

I hope we get to see some more footage of the new game soon and that the release date comes as early as possible in 2017.

Until then, we'll have to be content with the nostalgia-filled PSX trailer:

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Don't lie, you're excited. Share with me all your Crash Bandicoot memories below. Any love out there for Uka Uka?

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