Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy are two platform games published byVivendi Universal Games and developed by Vicarious Visions for the Game Boy Advance. They were released in North America on June 3, 2004, In Europe on June 25, 2004 (under the names Crash Fusion and Spyro Fusion) and in Japan on December 9, 2004 (under the names: Crash Bandicoot Advance Wakuwaku Tomodachi Daisakusen! and Spyro Advance Wakuwaku Tomodachi Daisakusen!).
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage is the tenth installment in the Crash Bandicoot series of video games, while Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy is the eighth installment in the Spyro series of video games (and the first Spyro title to be developed by Vicarious Visions). For both series, the games are the fourth installments made for the Game Boy Advance. The story of the games center on a plot to wreak havoc on the universe by the main antagonists Doctor Neo Cortex and Ripto, who have recently joined forces. The protagonists of the story, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, must team up and defeat Doctor Cortex and Ripto along with their genetically modified minions.