In the start of the game, Doctor Vortex Cortex has survived his fall and hid in a scary damp cave, where he found a very large crystal that has significance to his upcoming plans. But to get power, he needs to get 25 crystals that is scattered throughout the islands.
Now he has no allies to help him get the crystals he needed for his evil plans. So ha captures Crash Bandicoot and told him to gather all the crystals because the planets are aligning and catastrophic events will occur.
Crash have gathered all the crystals need for vortex evil plans but coco( crash sister ) told crash that vortex is only using the crystals for evil so in time they fought Doctor Cortex Vortex and save the world.
The design of Crash Bandicoot 2: cortex Strikes back is the same as the old one. But has more stages to finish and very good back ground.
The good about the game is that they included warp paths instead of level rooms to start the quests. In my opinion the games has upgraded more stages for us to finish.
The mechanics of the games. You should collect wumpa fruit so that you can gain extra life when it reach 100. The mask of Aku Aku is also helpful because they serve as a protection to you, Its like an extra life when you are hit by an enemy.
Crash can kill enemies by jumping over them or used his special skill the tornado spin.
The main goal is to collect all the gems and beat all the boss enemy.
The game is great. The best thing about Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes back is that it has many level to finish and it is very challenging too.
Well to tell you the truth the game is very hard to finish you need skills, perseverance and huge amount of luck to even finish 3 stages.
I would have to say that the Crash Bandicoot 2 : Cortex Strikes Back has really live up to the first Crash Bandicoot because it too has some stages that is impossible to finish and it took me almost 5 grueling months to really finish all the stages and beat Doctor Cortex Vortex.
I would recommend to all those who have their old Playstation 1 to try and play this game, because it would really challenge your skill in finishing stage game.