The story of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back takes place shortly after the events of the first Crash Bandicoot. Crash is looking for a spare laptop battery for his sister coco and when Cortex abducts him, tricking him into believing he’s changed his ways and into gathering the crystals for him.
Crash gets contacted by Coco who tries to help and Dr. Nitrus Brio, who tells him that if he wants to save the world he should collect the gems instead of the crystals.
When Crash gets all the Crystals Cortex reveals his true intentions of turning every creature into a slave, but again Crash defeats Cortex and banishes him into space. If Crash collects all the gems, N Brio uses them to destroy Cortex’s space station.
Considered superior to the first Crash Bandicoot, and praised for its graphics, control and music. It is one of the best selling PlayStation 1 games of all time.