Crash Bandicoot (May 11, 1996 prototype)

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Crash Bandicoot (May 11, 1996 prototype)
Build date May 11, 1996
Build name E3
Dump status Released
Dumped by Bryan Veepsx-collector
Released by Bryan Veepsx-collector
Origin CD-R
Labels CRASH BANDICOOT ev 5.14.96
Game Crash Bandicoot
System PlayStation
Genre Platform
Final build US Jul 31, 1996
EU Sep 16, 1996
JP Oct 7, 1996
Release date US Sep 9, 1996
EU Nov 8, 1996
JP Dec 6, 1996
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A prototype of Crash Bandicoot for the Sony PlayStation.


The Cutting Room Floor research

This build originates from three different sources - a SCEA disc, a SCEE disc, and a bootleg copy with SCEI license. While all of them are identical content-wise, neither of them are perfect matches.

  • An NTSC-U build, that seems to match the demo used at E3 1996.
  • The game cannot be saved onto memory card.
  • In the map screen, hold down L1 + L2 + R2 + Left and press R1 to unlock all levels and receive all collectibles.
    • However, this build is restricted to the first two islands.



A huge thanks to psx-collector for providing the SCEA and SCEE dumps, and giving the original disc scans containing this build.

Bootleg images provided by Bryan Vee, and jj_ayda (via Reddit).

See also