FakeNina - 02:34pm Mar 5, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #21The hooks that Nina grabs hold of and swings from were originally meant to be cute birdies and lizards. She was going to grab the animal because she loves animals so much, but would accidentally squeeze them until their eyes popped out. This idea got cut, because it is a bit gross.
FakeNina - 02:42pm Mar 5, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #22
Another level was cut at a very early stage called MEGALOMANIAC MIND MANIA. The Psychetron transports Crash into Dr. Cortex's Brainovial Hyperbarium. The aim was to explore Cortex's twisted mind and discover the identity of the Evil Twins. Every enemy character was an ugly version of Dr. Cortex (that is where SpaceCat Trivia picture #20 is from). The whole level was to be a musical number, sung by Dr. Cortex called 'Take a walk through My brains'
FakeNina - 02:47pm Mar 5, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #23
The area of Crash's brain into which the Psychetron sends Dr. Cortex is called the Brainovial Hyperbarium.
Dr. Cortex: Interesting. The malfunction has opened a portal into Coco's Brainovial Hyperbarium- the well from which her personality springs, like sugar water.
(with fear in his voice) What pastel-colored horrors await in there, I wonder...
SpaceCat - 06:30am Mar 6, 2005 PST
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SpaceCat Trivia #24
(...erm that's it...)
FakeNina - 12:51pm Mar 6, 2005 PST
SpaceCat will now post concept art from MEGALOMANIAC MIND MANIA, won't you SpaceCat?
SpaceCat - 06:50am Mar 7, 2005 PST
King Of The Universe
FakeNina - 11:16am Mar 8, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #25
Here are some lyrics from the introduction to the song. The song was never worked on much beyond these ideas, since the level was dropped at a very early stage. The introduction was to be spoken/sung.
I remember with dismay/ The mishap with evolvo-ray/ From the moment my machine went wrong/ It's been clear we don't get along/ You embody all that I despise,/ I'm sure that comes as no surprise./
Of all the creatures I'd created/ How could I've anticipated/ A bandicoot with special needs/ Would spoil all my evil deeds./
And just when things could get no worse/ Back from another universe,/ Twin parrots driven half-insane/ Returned with plans to steal my brain./ Two products of my selfish gene/ (The wreckage of a childhood dream)/ Have forced us to work as a team/
I've tried so hard to make amends/ And we've become -dare I say?- friends./ We've grown through adversity,/ And now you've seen the inner me/ You think old Cortex ain't so bad/ I'm sorry to say - you've been had.../
FakeNina - 02:49pm Mar 22, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #26
Okay you greedy Trivia fans. Here's the dialogue from The Deleted Cutscene featuring Evil Coco:
EXT. EVIL CRASH'S HOUSE - DAY
Cortex and Nina try to hug each other. We hear a creaking sound, like timber under stress, as Dr. Cortex forces his body to display some affection.
An unfamiliar voice interrupts their reunion.
EVIL COCO (OS) Ain't that sweet?
A lissom, feminine figure stands silhouetted in the doorway of Evil Crash's house.
EVIL COCO It's a real man who ain't afraid to show his feelings - And my Mom tells me real men prefer their Coco hot and bitter.
Evil Coco slips from the doorway into the light. She is the polar opposite of Coco - dumb, flirtatious and trashy - who Crash's sister would be if she had made all the wrong life choices.
Wide-eyed, Cortex swallows hard.
DR. CORTEX (stammers) I'm not thirsty. Let's go.
DR. CORTEX (stammers) I’m not thirsty. Let’s go.
FakeNina - 12:07pm Mar 25, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #27 Boy, you're all so hard to please ;) Okay, here's some more triva, Crash fans. Even more dialogue from Dr. Cortex, spoken when he has been thrown to activate a switch, or push a button.
Dr. Cortex reluctantly finds and triggers switches.
DRC118_01 DR. CORTEX (grumbling) Lousy, stinkin' Bandicoot!
DRC118_02 DR. CORTEX (whiny) 'Pull the lever Cortex, Push the button Cortex, throw the switch Cortex.'
DRC118_03 DR. CORTEX (shouts) I have a heart condition!
DRC118_04 DR. CORTEX (bitterly) Did Frankenstein throw his own switches? Did Jekyll push his own buttons?
DRC118_05 DR. CORTEX (relenting) I'll do it, I'll do it.
DRC118_06 DR. CORTEX (under his breath) ...pathetic...loser...
FakeNina - 11:37am Apr 20, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #28 SpaceCat came back, with two trivial facts back to back.
Here is a deleted scene, from the journey to the 10th dimension:
The team are ready to attempt the jump to the 10th dimension. But first there is work to be done.
DRC298_P01 DR. CORTEX (very quickly, with authority) To confibrillate the Psychetron these six disjunctal globiforms must be interphasified with the positron receptors before the quantum dilation stage calamitizes.
Crash looks blank.
DRC298_P02 DR. CORTEX (sighs) (pronouncing every syllable, loudly, like trying to explain something while on holiday in France) PUSH THE BALLS INTO THE HOLES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
FakeNina - 11:39am Apr 20, 2005 PSTSpaceCat Trivia #29 The twins' famous logo:
FakeNina - 10:20am Jul 15, 2005 PST
SpaceCat Trivia #30:
To Smaz from SpaceCat via Fake Nina,Ntrance was included to try to make some crossover between the different storylines of the nd/tt and vv games. Ntrance was built and textured but was cut because there were so many characters appearing in some cutscenes and it was becoming slow to load. The treasure room is an especially character-heavy scene. so the egg got dropped.