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Crash Commando Available Tomorrow on PSN – First Tips and Strategies

Olof Gustafsson's Avatar + Posted by Olof Gustafsson on Dec 17, 2008 // CEO, EPOS Game Studios

We introduced Crash Commando to you last week, and now that the game is out tomorrow on PlayStation Network, we wanted to talk more about the game modes and give you some tips about how to rack up the kills.

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The game modes:

DEATHMATCH and TEAM DEATHMATCH
Free-for-all frenzies or team-based skirmishes. Reach the target score first to win! In these modes, bots can be included offline as well as online.

MAP OBJECTIVES
Map Objectives is a game mode exclusive to multiplayer. It is based on having two teams – an attacking team and a defending team. The attackers have to meet set objectives while the defenders try to stop them.

A Map Objectives game is played in steps. At the beginning only some objectives are available, and by accomplishing them, new ones become available until they have all been met and the attackers win. Points are awarded to the attacking team depending on met objectives. The defenders can win by defending efficiently to force the time to run out, since the attackers have to meet objectives to gain extra time. This means that an efficient defense can cut an attack short.

There are two types of objectives games; Espionage and Sabotage:

Crash Commando - Data terms

ESPIONAGE: DATA TERMINALS
In Espionage, the attackers need to download data from four data terminals scattered across the map, and bring them home safely to be uploaded to HQ.

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SABOTAGE: CONTROL PANELS
In Sabotage, the attackers need to destroy three clusters of control panels. Each cluster contains three panels and each is destroyed by running up to it and planting a bomb on them. It takes time for the bomb to go off so it is important to guard the panel until it does explode, since defenders otherwise can get there and defuse them.

Strategy tips:

As we have been playing the game like crazy, we have a few insider tips for you, so you can get an upper hand on people while they are busy figuring this out by themselves!

The number one tip that comes to mind is how to aim using the right stick! The best and easiest way to learn to get the bullets to end up where you want them – namely, in the bodies of your enemies – is to have the right stick constantly at a full tilt in the direction you want to aim, and adjust it using a circular motion. Basically you never should release the stick from full tilt while aiming and firing, unless you need that thumb of yours to, e.g., push a button to go to the other side or reload.

The second tip is to get to know each weapon’s strengths and weaknesses – knowing them, you will soon figure out how you can use the environments to your advantage with your weapon against your enemies.

The third tip is that C4 is a really good counter to vehicles because when they’re attached to a vehicle (or soldier J), they kill instantly when detonated.

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The fourth tip is to keep track of your jetpack fuel meter since you do have a limited supply that begins to regenerate quickly when you’re back on your feet again. You use it to get to higher grounds as well as in a very useful move called “spinning.” To spin, push the left stick down and slightly left or to the right while pushing the jetpack button, and you will spin away quickly in the chosen direction as long as you still have jetpack fuel left.

The last tip is to actually select your survival bonuses when you receive them during a game. You don’t want to miss out on them – they can give you regenerative health (together with a small max health boost), faster running speed, or quicker jetpacks and the ability to kill people by spinning near them. And you can have all three at the same time, if you manage to earn it.

Finally

We have been playing against the “same-old” players for quite a while now, and we really look forward to be playing the game with and against new players online for greater challenges (the Sony producers are easy meat). We might have the upper hand for a little time until you get the hang of it, but after that we are counting on getting our butts kicked.

If you have any questions about the game, we will try to answer them as best we can on the blog.

We hope to see you online – let the frag-fest begin! The game is available on PSN tomorrow for $9.99, so what are you waiting for?

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+ ftwrthtx on December 17th, 2008 at 12:07 pm said:

Not a bad price. I may have to get this tomorrow.


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+ sublimentality on December 17th, 2008 at 12:09 pm said:

This all looks great. Will be buying it the second its available. Also would love to see tons of future DLC in the future. More maps, vehicles, modes and weapons plz. Maybe map tools and sharing? Seems to be the way things are going nowadays.


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+ Scodo_Thope on December 17th, 2008 at 12:10 pm said:

I am intrigued! I may need a larger hard drive!

:P


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+ slipping_halo on December 17th, 2008 at 12:11 pm said:

Well that got my interest, going be checking this one out.


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+ Koroshiya on December 17th, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

Looking pretty good.


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+ slipping_halo on December 17th, 2008 at 12:15 pm said:

Sorry to double post, but I thought it was kinda funny the the ad before the Crash Commando ‘Mayhem’ trailer HD was for a Wii game, just thought I would share.

P.S. That trailer is the best one I have ever seen, No point? thats too funny!!!


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    + Brian Dunn on December 17th, 2008 at 4:50 pm said:

    Definitely one of my favorites too!


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+ DemonOfRazgriz89 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:16 pm said:

might have to get this :D


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+ everett1992 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:17 pm said:

this game looks sweet, cant wait to get it.

keep the good psn games coming


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+ Mana Knight on December 17th, 2008 at 12:25 pm said:

Looking very good. Good chance I’ll pick this up tomorrow. :D


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+ axeblade27 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:26 pm said:

Looks sweet. I’ll be picking it up for sure.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:27 pm said:

lol I’m definitely getting this.
Reminds me of the UT2D mod for UT3.


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+ jcasanova on December 17th, 2008 at 12:27 pm said:

is there going to be a demo?

are there single player missions?


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    + Brian Dunn on December 17th, 2008 at 4:52 pm said:

    No demo yet. There\’s plenty to do \”offline,\” from single-player missions to just doing multiplayer matches against bots. Like the trailer said, no story, it\’s just PURE MAYHEM! Haha.


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+ halfsane2000 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:27 pm said:

will this have any features connected with home like game launching upon release.


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    + Brian Dunn on December 17th, 2008 at 4:53 pm said:

    No HOME-related features at this point.


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+ MUGEN02 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:29 pm said:

Demo?


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+ lilbuddy on December 17th, 2008 at 12:31 pm said:

This looks like a sweet game…thx


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+ StalkingSilence on December 17th, 2008 at 12:31 pm said:

Consider it bought. Wahoo!! Looks like super smash bros-style arcadey fun.


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+ Aaron on December 17th, 2008 at 12:34 pm said:

Awesome trailer lol! Does this game support offline-slpit screen play?


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:49 pm said:

    Unfortunately at this present time, we\’re not offering off-line split screen play. Still the single player experience and on-line play is a LOT of fun!!


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+ TheGuardian1973 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:35 pm said:

I’ve been waiting for this sucker ever since I saw it being demoed on ON THE SPOT from gamespot, consider it sold, great job guys!!! :D


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    + Brian Dunn on December 17th, 2008 at 4:55 pm said:

    Good to hear! This game really is a blast to play. For the past few weeks I\’ve been trying to play a little before heading home. And I\’ve got some of the guys in the office raving about it now as well.


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+ lifeRPGs on December 17th, 2008 at 12:36 pm said:

Awesome, i can’t wait to get that game!


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+ StalkingSilence on December 17th, 2008 at 12:37 pm said:

hahaha NO PLOT, NO GIRLS, PURE MAYHEM! Sold.


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+ xenokiller90 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:37 pm said:

uk too?


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:49 pm said:

    Yes this will also be out in the UK


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+ lifeRPGs on December 17th, 2008 at 12:39 pm said:

Oh, out of curiosity, is Europe also getting it tomorrow?


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+ hoklee on December 17th, 2008 at 12:40 pm said:

loll wtf?mushroom man for the ds and wii…
looks like a good game to me


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+ Gorvi on December 17th, 2008 at 12:44 pm said:

Is there a single player component to the game at all?


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:43 pm said:

    Hi, Daimion here and I am the US Producer. To answer your question, yes there is a single player component to the game.


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+ chubigans on December 17th, 2008 at 12:45 pm said:

Is there local split screen multi? Thanks and I’m buying regardless of the answer. :)


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+ C-h-a-o-s on December 17th, 2008 at 12:45 pm said:

“The game is available on PSN tomorrow for $9.99, so what are you waiting for?”

Obviously for tomorrow. :P


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    + Chris Morell on December 17th, 2008 at 2:46 pm said:

    LOL


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+ Vhammoss on December 17th, 2008 at 12:48 pm said:

How many maps does the game have?


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+ Ghostm on December 17th, 2008 at 12:49 pm said:

I’m not sure if I’m buying this because I’m still waiting for my beloved Lunines Supernova. $9.99 is a great deal!

Will we be seeing Lumines Supernova tomorrow on the PSN store too? Hopefully that’s $9.99.


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+ outkast32 on December 17th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

no trophys…. uhhh


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+ LugeZ on December 17th, 2008 at 12:54 pm said:

That trailer is classic! LOL NO PLOT, NO GIRLS LOL


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+ Kos Luftar on December 17th, 2008 at 12:56 pm said:

Trophies?


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:44 pm said:

    YEP, there are definitely Trophies available.


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+ Superottowa on December 17th, 2008 at 12:57 pm said:

Can you play multiplayer offline? and do you have to be connected to PSN like Warhawk to play?
PLEASE ANSWER!!! i will probably buy the game if you can play offline


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    + misaksson on December 18th, 2008 at 1:52 am said:

    Nope, you are not required to be signed in to PSN to play the singleplayer part of the game – it is only required when engaging in online battles and when checking the ranking boards.


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+ sw1tch on December 17th, 2008 at 1:01 pm said:

What about europe? do we get it this week or we gonna have to wait 3 weeks like all the time?


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    + misaksson on December 18th, 2008 at 2:00 am said:

    No waiting this time – it will be available in Europe today (18th) as well!


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+ tezasaurus on December 17th, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

“The game is available on PSN tomorrow for $9.99, so what are you waiting for?”

A demo. GIVE US A DEMO.


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on December 17th, 2008 at 1:08 pm said:

Great, it looks like the old-school Contra’s.
Hopefully there’ll be a demo, cause I’m not buying a PSN game again without trying it first (damn you PoP Classic)


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+ Jimb0c on December 17th, 2008 at 1:08 pm said:

Yes it has Trophies and single player offline play…. shesh.

Did no one read the original Blog post from about a week ago?
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/12/09/crash-commando-coming-soon-to-psn/


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

    Thanks Jimb0c for pointing that out, you\’re the man!! ;o)


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+ WarEnder on December 17th, 2008 at 1:11 pm said:

This looks fun.


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+ Pathard on December 17th, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

Rofl. That’s so epic.


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+ Comatoes on December 17th, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

ROFL… this looks awesome.

Love that trailer… made me chuckle.

Thank you.


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+ sascha23 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:17 pm said:

Interesint.

The highlight of the whole trailer for me was the new animating PSN logo and sound. ;)

By the way, probably not the best idea to place an embedded video advertising the competition’s game prior to showing yours.


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+ lakaihigh on December 17th, 2008 at 1:19 pm said:

i guess $9.99 is the new set price point for titles releasing on the PSN. I can deal with that. I love all these quirky little titles that you guys keep pumping out! keep em’ coming.

peace,
Lh


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+ kornkid52 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:24 pm said:

looks good but does it have trophy support or will it be added on later through a patch


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+ ftown on December 17th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

is it one big sandbox that you play in, or are there different levels? is there trophy support, and nice exploding blood kills, well done.


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    + Daimion Pinnock on December 17th, 2008 at 3:51 pm said:

    There are different maps available.


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+ CHRP718 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

Will buy tomorrow:)
Thanks Olof.
Also can’t wait to see what other game you have in store for the PlayStation® 3.


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+ grognard66 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:28 pm said:

Will there be a demo? No demo, no sale for me.


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+ jbat17 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

wohoo! wathawk 2D!!!


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+ unworthyBOZO on December 17th, 2008 at 1:32 pm said:

very cool


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+ halfsane2000 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:34 pm said:

best line of 08 “If it moves fill it with bullets”.


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+ SantanaClaus89 on December 17th, 2008 at 1:44 pm said:

Sweet thanks, Olof. I’ll be buying this tomorrow. Looking forward to it.


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