Crash Bandicoot was one of the top selling Playstation games for obvious reasons: Graphics that are slightly cartooney; a story that's goofy; and it is addictive (You try putting it down after you beat the first few levels). The only thing I have to complain about is that some copies of this game freeze while you are battling one of the bosses, Papu-papu. You've been warned. But other then that, this game is one that all Playstation owners must buy.
This first game eventually spawned an entire series of Crash games, delving into racing and party games as well as the classic action/adventure we all know and love. The series is currently being made by the Sierra game company.
You'll get 'em, eventually.