Crash Boom Bang! is a party game developed by Dimps and Universal Interactive and published by Sierra Entertainment for the Nintendo DS. This is the first game to be developed by a Japanese developer and as such the graphics style reflects Crash's Japanese look seen on previous Japanese boxart and commercials for the series. However, the Crash model was the only model to be altered for Western audiences while the rest remained the same. The game was released on July 20, 2006 in Japan, October 10, 2006 in North America, October 27, 2006 in Europe, and November 2, 2006 in Australia.
While developing a resort in Tasmania, the Viscount finds a map of an ancient city containing the fabled Super Big Power Crystal. He attempts to find it himself, but due to the large amount of puzzles, he fails miserably. In the resort, the Viscount decides to gather up the world's cleverest and strongest bunch of characters and con them into finding the Crystal for him. He sends an invitation to Coco Bandicoot, inviting her and Crash to the World Cannonball Race, where the winner earns $100,000,000.
The race starts in Port Town, with the winners traveling in a boat to a large desert. Legend has it that four stone tablets are buried somewhere in the desert, and the contestants are sent out to dig for them and bring them to the Viscount. According to the stone tablets, the actual location of the Crystal is hidden somewhere on the ancient map. Before he can investigate the matter further, Doctor Neo Cortex swoops in and snatches the map. As the two struggle for the map, the map is torn to shreds.
Cortex sends his loyal Lab Assistants to find the pieces of the map scattered throughout the big City and bring them to him. Now that the contestants know about the map, the Viscount decides to reveal his true intentions: the Super Big Power Crystal can grant a single wish who whoever obtains it, and the Viscount is willing to give a large sum of money to those who help him find it. Finding the Power Crystal is impossible without the Final Key, so the Viscount boards his plane to travel to the North Atlantic Ocean in search for the Final Key. But the plane is full, and only a select number of the contestants are able to board. Propelled to the skies by an explosive volcano, the contestants are able to board the Viscount's plane.
On the Viscount's ship, the Viscount tells the group the story of an explorer who found the Final Key, but was unable to find the Power Crystal. That explorer was the Viscount's grandfather. As the explorer sailed back to his homeland to recollect his thoughts, his ship crashed into an iceberg and sank, taking the Viscount's grandfather to a watery grave. "Sounds like a movie", remarks one of the attendees. The Viscount tells them to dive to the sunken ship and retrieve the Final Key, much to their shock, considering the near-freezing temperatures. Despite this, the group is able to find the Final Key before freezing to death. With all the pieces of the puzzle at hand, the Viscount victoriously enters the Tower, where the Super Big Power Crystal awaits its owner. Just as the Viscount is about to make his wish, Crash steps forward and makes his wish of a large pile of Wumpa Fruit, much to the Viscount's grief. "May peace prevail on Earth", says Coco.
|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|