Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is a fun level-based endless runner game for Android and iOS mobile devices. Millions of Crash fans have had plenty of fun with this Bandicoot franchise spinoff on their mobiles. On the Run features many familiar enemies, level areas, and hazards from Bandicoot platform games of the past. If you haven’t already added this free-to-play game to your mobile, what are you waiting for? If you have, check out these Crash Bandicoot: On the Run tips.
1. Do the Body Slam
Body Slam is something On the Run’s introductory tutorial forgets to mention. It’s a strange omission considering Body Slam is one of the best moves Crash has in his repertoire. You can do a Body Slam by quickly swiping down when Crash is in mid-air. Then Crash (and Coco) will crash down to the ground belly-flop style.
The Body Slam is a good move for breaking crates to collect items. It’s best to utilize the Body Slam whenever there are two crates directly opposite each other on the left and right sides of the track. By doing so, you’ll be able to crash down on both crates to collect their items with the Body Slam. This move also comes in handy when you need to quickly drop down to the ground to reposition yourself.
2. Don’t waste your gems
Gems are a very valuable resource in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. Don’t waste them on hurrying production for portal weapons and eggs. Preserve your gems for purchasing new item production slots and character skins. Skins can set you back anywhere between 60 to 400 gems and provide invaluable ingredient collection bonuses of up to 80 percent. So, snapping up a few skins will boost the number of ingredients you pick up from Collection Runs.
3. Get skins that provide egg material bonuses
There are currently 120 character skins to choose from Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. The best ones to go for are those that provide collection rate bonuses for egg ingredients. To be a bit more specific, get skins that boost collection rates for Pop Blossoms (for green eggs), Chill Berries (blue eggs), Flame Orb (cinder eggs), and Atom Stone (Atom Egg). Those are very important ingredients because you’ll often need those eggs to produce portal weapons and unlock levels. Purchasing skins with collection bonuses for those egg ingredients will reduce the amount of Collection Run grinding you need to do.
4. Chuck purple berries at mushrooms
Some levels include purple berries you can pick up and toss at enemies. Did you know that those purple berries also bounce off mushrooms? Try chucking a berry at a mushroom to see it bounce off it. Bouncing berries off mushrooms can come in handy for clearing obstacles directly behind them.
5. Record Crash Badicoot: On the Run macros with Bluestacks
A lot of Collection Run ingredient grinding is required to unlock the story missions in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. Regular ingredient grinding can get a little tedious. If you prefer to skimp on some grinding, try recording Collection Run macros with the BlueStacks Android emulator for Windows. As Collection Run stages are always exactly the same (with maximum ingredients to collect), you can record macros for them. Then you can play the recorded macros for full collection runs whenever you need to amass some ingredients. Thus, BlueStack macros will automate ingredient grinding.
Aside from its macro-recording feature, you’ll be able to play Crash Bandicoot: On the Run on an expanded Windows PC display with the BlueStacks emulator. That Android emulator enables you to play mobile games with higher definition graphics and at higher frame rates than you would on mobile devices. Furthermore, you’ll have a more flexible control scheme for On the Run, and other mobile games, when playing it in BlueStacks. Click Download BlueStacks 5 now on the BS 5 website to save the setup wizard for that emulator.
6. Look far down the levels
This Crash Bandicoot: On the Run tip will actually help in all endless runner games. When you’re playing On the Run, or any other endless runner, look far down the levels and don’t focus on the character’s animation too much. By looking far down the level, you’ll see obstacles approaching sooner rather than later, which will give you more time to respond to them. If you focus more on character running, you’ll get caught out by obstacles that you could have spotted sooner.
7. Make the most of Survival Run seasons
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run includes regular multiplayer Survival Run seasons to play in. The Survival Run mode pits three players against each other to see who can keep running the longest. You’ll gain trophies for yourself and the team you join by playing Survival Run mode, which can amount to prizes and many bonuses. You can win anywhere between 5-200 gems depending on where your team finishes in a season. You’ll also receive Bandicoot Pass bonuses for the trophies you collect during a season. So, make the most of Survival Run seasons by joining a big and active team and doing some trophy runs for bonuses and prizes.
Those Crash Bandicoot: On the Run tips will help you speed through the game. Now you can go and teach Dr. Neo Cortex and his henchmen a lesson!