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Crash Commando Available Tomorrow on PSN – First Tips and Strategies

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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.


The game modes:

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 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

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.

Crash Commando - Control pnls

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.


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 said:

December 17th, 12:07 pm

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

sublimentality said:

December 17th, 12:09 pm

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.

Scodo_Thope said:

December 17th, 12:10 pm

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


slipping_halo said:

December 17th, 12:11 pm

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

Koroshiya said:

December 17th, 12:14 pm

Looking pretty good.

slipping_halo said:

December 17th, 12:15 pm

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 said:

    December 17th, 4:50 pm

    Definitely one of my favorites too!

DemonOfRazgriz89 said:

December 17th, 12:16 pm

might have to get this :D

everett1992 said:

December 17th, 12:17 pm

this game looks sweet, cant wait to get it.

keep the good psn games coming

Mana Knight said:

December 17th, 12:25 pm

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

axeblade27 said:

December 17th, 12:26 pm

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

TheInfectedBy590 said:

December 17th, 12:27 pm

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

jcasanova said:

December 17th, 12:27 pm

is there going to be a demo?

are there single player missions?

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    Brian Dunn said:

    December 17th, 4:52 pm

    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.

halfsane2000 said:

December 17th, 12:27 pm

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

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    Brian Dunn said:

    December 17th, 4:53 pm

    No HOME-related features at this point.

MUGEN02 said:

December 17th, 12:29 pm


lilbuddy said:

December 17th, 12:31 pm

This looks like a sweet game…thx

StalkingSilence said:

December 17th, 12:31 pm

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

Aaron said:

December 17th, 12:34 pm

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

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    Daimion Pinnock said:

    December 17th, 3:49 pm

    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!!

TheGuardian1973 said:

December 17th, 12:35 pm

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 said:

    December 17th, 4:55 pm

    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.

lifeRPGs said:

December 17th, 12:36 pm

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

StalkingSilence said:

December 17th, 12:37 pm


xenokiller90 said:

December 17th, 12:37 pm

uk too?

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    Daimion Pinnock said:

    December 17th, 3:49 pm

    Yes this will also be out in the UK

lifeRPGs said:

December 17th, 12:39 pm

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

hoklee said:

December 17th, 12:40 pm

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

Gorvi said:

December 17th, 12:44 pm

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

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    Daimion Pinnock said:

    December 17th, 3:43 pm

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

chubigans said:

December 17th, 12:45 pm

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

C-h-a-o-s said:

December 17th, 12:45 pm

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

Obviously for tomorrow. :P

Vhammoss said:

December 17th, 12:48 pm

How many maps does the game have?

Ghostm said:

December 17th, 12:49 pm

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.

outkast32 said:

December 17th, 12:50 pm

no trophys…. uhhh

LugeZ said:

December 17th, 12:54 pm

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

Kos Luftar said:

December 17th, 12:56 pm


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    Daimion Pinnock said:

    December 17th, 3:44 pm

    YEP, there are definitely Trophies available.

Superottowa said:

December 17th, 12:57 pm

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 said:

    December 18th, 1:52 am

    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.

sw1tch said:

December 17th, 1:01 pm

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 said:

    December 18th, 2:00 am

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

tezasaurus said:

December 17th, 1:07 pm

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



December 17th, 1:08 pm

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)

Jimb0c said:

December 17th, 1:08 pm

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

Did no one read the original Blog post from about a week ago?

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    Daimion Pinnock said:

    December 17th, 3:45 pm

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

WarEnder said:

December 17th, 1:11 pm

This looks fun.

Pathard said:

December 17th, 1:12 pm

Rofl. That’s so epic.

Comatoes said:

December 17th, 1:12 pm

ROFL… this looks awesome.

Love that trailer… made me chuckle.

Thank you.

sascha23 said:

December 17th, 1:17 pm


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.

lakaihigh said:

December 17th, 1:19 pm

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.


kornkid52 said:

December 17th, 1:24 pm

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

ftown said:

December 17th, 1:25 pm

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 said:

    December 17th, 3:51 pm

    There are different maps available.

CHRP718 said:

December 17th, 1:27 pm

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

grognard66 said:

December 17th, 1:28 pm

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

jbat17 said:

December 17th, 1:30 pm

wohoo! wathawk 2D!!!

unworthyBOZO said:

December 17th, 1:32 pm

very cool

halfsane2000 said:

December 17th, 1:34 pm

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

SantanaClaus89 said:

December 17th, 1:44 pm

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

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