Dr. Neo Cortex is the main antagonist and final boss of the Crash Bandicoot franchise, he has appeared in every game in the series and is the final boss in almost every installments, while the battle agents Cortex in every installments has be well praised for both being challenging, epic and fun, the battle with him in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back has been widely regarded as being the most infamous boss fight by fans.

Why He Sucks as a Boss in this Game

  1. Very easy, all you do is just chase Cortex and Spin Attack him three times to defeat him, making this boss battle extremely anti-climactic.
  2. Cortex himself NEVER attacks you, all he does is just run away from you like a coward, and to add insult to injury, in the original PlayStation version, if you look very closely, you can see that Cortex is holding his laser gun (the same one he used in the first game), and yet he never uses it.
  3. Boring atmosphere compared to the first game; it's nothing but space, rings, bombs, rocks, rocks and more rocks.
  4. The jet-pack controls are horrible.
  5. Nothing in this battle can kill you, the rocks and bombs will only stun you. The only real way to lose is if Cortex makes it to his space station, but even that's very rare because if you are too far behind Cortex, he will wait for you.
  6. To add insalt to injury, this battle comes right after the battle agents Dr. N Gin, a boss who has a wide arsenal of attacks and a lot of HP.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Awesome music, especially its remake in the N. Sane Trilogy remake.
  2. In the N. Sane Trilogy remake, Cortex is holding a crystal, better explaining why he never attacks you.
  3. Also in the remake, the jet-pack controls are better handled.