Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, also known as Crash Bandicoot XS in Europe and Crash Bandicoot Advance in Japan, is a 2D side-scrolling platformer developed by Vicarious Visions for the Game Boy Advance. This game marks Crash Bandicoot's handheld debut. The game was released on February 25, 2002 in North America, March 15, 2002 in Europe, and July 18, 2002 in Japan.
In a space station orbiting the Earth, Uka Uka is upset with Doctor Neo Cortex for failing him once again, but Cortex promises a plan that will bring the Earth's inhabitants down to size. Cortex then introduces his Planetary Minimizer, which he immediately uses to shrink the Earth down to the size of a grapefruit. The situation is brought to Aku Aku's attention when Cortex taunts the now-microscopic people of Earth. When Aku Aku informs Crash of the Earth's predicament, Coco assumes that Cortex is using the Crystals to power his shrinking machine, and requests that Crash find the same kind of Crystals in various locations around the world, which she will use to build a device that will reverse the effects of Cortex's Minimizer.
After Crash fends off Dingodile, Doctor N. Gin and Tiny Tiger, Cortex decides to deal with Crash himself by firing the Planetary Minimizer at him. Unfortunately for him, Crash tricks him into shrinking the colored Gems (the red, yellow, and green Gems, but not the blue Gem). Crash escapes with running shoes and Coco restores the Earth to its original size, but Aku Aku is concerned because the Earth can be re-shrunk since the Minimizer has not been destroyed. Crash then finds all the remaining Gems and Relics (The Relics must be gold or platinum to fight Cortex again). After finding everything, Crash returns and fights Cortex again, re-shrinking the colored Gems that stabilize the Minimizer, causing it to malfunction. The unrestrained effects of the Minimizer fuse Cortex and the previous bosses together, creating a monster known as Mega-Mix, who chases Crash down the space station's hallway in an attempt to kill him. Fortunately, Crash escapes back to the Earth just in time for Coco to use the Crystals that he has gathered to return the Earth back to normal again. The Earth is returned to its original size, while the space station above Earth explodes and Cortex and the others escape in an escape pod.
|Crash Bandicoot series|
|Main series||Crash Bandicoot • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back • Crash Bandicoot: Warped • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex • Crash Twinsanity • Crash of the Titans • Crash: Mind Over Mutant|
|Racing games||Crash Team Racing • Crash Nitro Kart • Crash Tag Team Racing|
|Party games||Crash Bash • Crash Boom Bang!|
|Handheld games||Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure • Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced • Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage|
|Remakes||Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy|
|Cancelled games||Cortex Chaos • Crash Online • Crash Landed|