When we think about popular 3D platformers from the 90’s there are many games that instantly comes to mind including Crash Bandicoot for the PS1 and Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. While the Sonic the Hedgehog series has been popular since it started back in ’91 there was no question that the 2D titles that were released on the Sega Genesis were way more memorable than any of the 3D games we saw on Dreamcast between the late 90’s-early 00’s. As cool as it was to see Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D games such as Sonic 3D Blast & Sonic Adventure those titles were not nearly as popular as Crash Bandicoot was when it came out on the PS1 back in Fall ’96. Since its release for the PS1 Crash Bandicoot has managed to reach close to seven million copies in worldwide sales and ended up becoming the eighth best selling game for the 32-bit console.
Despite, having inferior graphics in comparison to Sonic Adventure it felt like Crash Bandicoot was more of an attraction especially considering the fact that the character was brand new. By the late 90’s Sonic the Hedgehog was starting to become old in the eyes of some gamers along with the fact that Sonic Adventure was very different from what people were used to seeing from the series. Despite, all of that Sonic Adventure had great visuals, decent storyline, solid voice acting along with the option to play as multiple characters such as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose. While Sonic Adventure did end up becoming one of the top titles for the Sega Dreamcast in between ’98-’99 it was not on the same level as Crash Bandicoot was in terms of success between ’96-’97.