Crash Bandicoot: Warped (Oct 11, 1998 prototype)

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Crash Bandicoot: Warped (Oct 11, 1998 prototype)
Build date Oct 11, 1998 13:22:11
Build name Review
Dump status Released
Dumped by Hwd45psx-collector
Released by DarkaiserHwd45InicheNikomadmarsrockspsx-collector
File release date May 1, 2021
Origin CD-R
Dump method CloneCD (SuperMulti DVD burner)
DiscImageCreator (Plextor PX-W5224TA)
Ownership Hwd45 (2021)
psx-collector (2021-Present)
Game Crash Bandicoot: Warped
System PlayStation
Genre Platform
Final build US Oct 11, 1998
EU Oct 28, 1998
JP Nov 19, 1998
Release date US Nov 4, 1998
EU Dec 5, 1998
JP Dec 17, 1998
Article Crash Landing
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A late prototype of Crash Bandicoot: Warped for the PlayStation.


The Cutting Room Floor research

A very close to final build with a very narrow range of differences.

  • The file dates match the final game, though this is likely due to the games having inaccurate file dates more than anything. If the primary volume creation date is taken literally, this build is one second behind the final. It is speculated that this may be a first release candidate which was rejected in favor of the slightly further updated build used in the retail version.
  • Only the files corresponding to the title screen, the warp room, and Ski Crazed differ from the final game.
  • The "NEO-COR SYSTEMS" sign in the secret warp room reads "NEODYNE SYSTEMS" instead.
  • Dump verified using DIC.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 30, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No





A huge thank you to the whole Crash Landing team, and especially Darkaiser for the help in researching the differences in this build!

See also