If, like many of us, you've spent a lot more time at home over the past few months, perhaps it has meant more time playing video games. And if you've managed to complete the latest Crash Bandicoot game with a high score of 106% (let's not get into how little sense that makes), you might have spotted a mysterious new logo hiding in the game.
While many were distracted by the launch of the brand new PlayStation (here's where to get your PS5), Crash Bandicoot 4 arrived on the PS4 in October – and some gamers have already finished it. Among them is Twitter user Kevin Fagaragan, who spotted the strange new logo. (Looking for logo inspiration? Our logo design guide has you covered).
There's a new image that appears on the TV after you beat the game? Teasing Crash 5 or a spinoff? #PS4share pic.twitter.com/w6cEKJwcaENovember 29, 2020
The logo appears on a TV in the game's first level, which normally cycles through the logos for Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, 3 and 4. But if (and only if) the user has hit 106%, a fifth logo also appears. The logo features an apple (sorry, 'wumpa fruit'), with orange and blue colours swirling around it. And while hardly one of the best logos of all time, it's certainly got fans scratching their heads.
As for what the hidden Easter egg might be hinting at, Fagaragan speculates that it could be teasing the next Crash Bandicoot game. To us, it looks a little like the Firefox logo – although we wouldn't put money on a Crash-themed web browser arriving any time soon.
But one of the most interesting theories on Twitter involves another video game character – Sonic the Hedgehog. Some believe the two colours could represent Crash and Sonic, and are now speculating that a crossover spin-off could be on the way:
guys you really missed the real announcement for Sega's 60th Sonic week. It's clearly a new Crash Bandicoot X Sonic and Tails game pic.twitter.com/l2VopBawjrDecember 2, 2020
Sonic Orange: The Cortex Conundrum & Crash Bandicoot Blue: The Eggman Eggscapades https://t.co/iVSTGEurBY pic.twitter.com/MtnzdaPJVvNovember 29, 2020
This guy could actually be right. I mean, Orange vs Blue, & in COD, the enemy side is different color than yours team. I would love a Crash Bandicoot PVP game, let's hope it's the PVP one, but in the replies in here, I see some people think it's a Sonic & Crash crossover game, https://t.co/uqeRDColU9 pic.twitter.com/xpecTljE6ANovember 30, 2020
Now, there's no doubt a touch of wishful thinking going on from gamers here – after all, we only have two colours to go on. But the game developers clearly added the mysterious logo for a reason, and it's fun to speculate on what the Easter egg could be hinting at (even if nobody can be 106% sure). And to be honest, a Crash/Sonic game does sound fun – or at least more fun than a Crash-themed web browser.
We'll just have to wait until the next Crash game announcement to find out if any theories will prove correct. In the meantime, if you're looking to level up your gaming setup, these unmissable after Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals are still going strong.
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