Does Crash Bandicoot Have a ‘Fast’ Metabolism?

Carl Naybour


This paper describes the process of calculating Crash Bandicoot’s expended energy on spinning, jumping and running through the entirety of the first game released in the series, with his total calorific intake via wumpa fruit also being calculated. With these values, it was then possible to estimate Crash’s metabolism, and compare it to that expected from a character of his nature. It is found that Crash Bandicoot has an extremely fast metabolism, burning an estimated 41 times his recommended intake.


Computer game; Biology; Metabolism; Power-Energy; Crash Bandicoot

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