Crash Bandicoot XS will mark the first time Crash has ever been on a handheld game system. It contains 20 levels featuring six unique locations that take Crash from the Mayan jungle to frigid arctic caverns, and gameplay modes include side-scrolling, 3-D chase levels, and aerial dogfight combat sequences. Crash is once again pitted against his arch-nemesis, the evil Dr Neo Cortex. Orbiting high above Earth, Cortex has decided to abandon his fixation on our hero and redirect his evil focus to world domination. Using his latest invention, a massive shrinking ray, Cortex takes aim and fires at Earth, shrinking the planet to the size of a grapefruit. Luckily, Crash´s brilliant kid sister, Coco, is feverishly working on a machine to reverse the effects, but she needs crystals from around the world to power her invention. It´s up to Crash to retrieve the crystals and help return the entire planet to its natural state.