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Proto:Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.

Two demos of the game were made available during development. In addition, four full prototypes of the game were released.


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June 15th, 1997 build
This version was first playable at E3 1997 and was later repurposed as a preview, sent out by SCEA and SCEE for preview purposes. It is the first of two pre-release builds to be distributed by SCEE, from a black label disc labeled "V2".
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Bear It Demo
The earliest publicly playable demo of the game, released in PAL regions.
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Snow Go Demo
A slightly later demo of the game.
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September 13th, 1997 build
A review version. It contains a lot of small differences.
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September 14th, 1997 build
A PAL variant dated one day later, sent out exclusively by SCEE for review purposes. It is the last pre-release build distributed by SCEE, from a black label disc labeled "V3", and from the red "Review Version" disc.
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September 29th, 1997 build
A late review version with even less differences.