- Mutant in your Pocket – Not only does Crash keep the ability to control his enemies when he jacks them, now he can store his favourite monsters in his pocket, upgrade them and use their powers when they are most needed.
- Free-Romping free-romping
- Girl Power! – Your co-op partner is Crash's sister, Coco, playable for the first time in the cooperative mode. Not only does Coco make the game that much more inviting for girls to pick up and play, she also brings with her a new tactile "treasure hunt" ability.
- Roll and Counter Combat System – Crash has a fun, agile dodge move and a countermove that inflicts extra damage on his enemies.
- Digging – Crash can now dig underground as real-life bandicoots do,enabling players to unlock bonus items.Climbing – Crash climbs vertical surfaces and jumps side to side to dodge hazards.
- Crash is an established gaming character