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Crash Bandicoot: Warped (クラッシュ・バンディクー3 ブッとび!世界一周, Kurasshu Bandikū 3: Buttobi! Sekai Isshu; lit. "Crash Bandicoot 3: Let's Go Around The World!" in Japan) is a platform game created and developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. It was also released for download on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, and can be played on PlayStation Vita via Remote Play. It was well-received publicly and critically, selling 7.13 million copies worldwide and scoring an average of 91% in Metacritic's aggregate. The game serves as a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. It was the last platformer in the series developed by Naughty Dog, who then developed Crash Team Racing.

In the game's story, an ancient evil entity known as the Great Uka Uka is broken free from a temple prison by a falling section of the Cortex Vortex space station. Hearing booming laughter throughout the land, the good hearted mask Aku Aku knew exactly who it was.

It is discovered that Uka Uka has been in cahoots with Doctor Neo Cortex in his previous plans and is fuming with the doctor for losing the gems and crystals. Noting that there is no other power source left on Earth, Uka Uka and Cortex decide to search for the crystals in their original time and place through the use of the Time Twister - A time machine built by master of warp technology Doctor Nefarious Tropy.

Aku Aku, determined to stop his evil twin Uka Uka, takes Crash and Coco Bandicoot to the Time Twister so they can recover the crystals before Cortex's henchmen get their clutches on them.

A remake of Warped, along with Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back was released as part of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on June 30th 2017.

Gameplay

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European box art

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Japanese box art

Crash Bandicoot: Warped is a platform game in which the player takes control of Crash and Coco Bandicoot, who must travel back and forward in time and gather 25 crystals before Uka Uka and Doctor Neo Cortex can do so. Much of the game takes place in the Time Twister which acts as the hub area of the game. The Time-Twister is split up into five chambers; only the first chamber is initially available. Each chamber has five buttons that open portals to different levels. The goal in each level is to find and obtain the crystal hidden in the level. In some levels, the crystal is located inside the level. In other levels, the crystal is earned by completing a specific challenge. After completing all five levels in a chamber, a sixth button that opens a portal to a boss level will appear. By defeating the boss, the next chamber will become available for play. When all 25 Crystals are found and all five boss characters are defeated, the player has reached the first ending.

Crash and Coco start the game with 4 lives. They lose a life when they are struck by an enemy attack or suffer any other type of damage. If they are able to obtain Aku Aku masks, they can take more damage and if they collect 3 without taking damage they become invincible for a short time. More lives can be earned by collecting 100 wumpa fruit or breaking open crates which can sometimes contain an extra life. If Crash or Coco run out of lives the game is over, but can be continued after the game over screen.

Each level (with the exception of vehicle levels) contains a bonus platform that leads to a special bonus area, where the player can navigate through a side scrolling puzzle and collect futher crates, wumpa fruit and lives. No lives are lost while in the bonus stage, leaving Crash to attempt to collect everything as many times as he likes. Once the bonus level has been completed, it is then locked for the rest of the level. Bonus levels can be accessed again if the player returns to the level later in the game.

In addition to crystals, gems are another collectable in Warped. Crash is awarded gems if all of the crates in a level are broken open, or for completing a secret area usually accessable by a platform or an alternative entrance to the level. There is a total of 45 gems in this game, which includes five colored gems which are found in particularly tricky hidden sections inside certain levels. Ther five colored gems are blue, green, purple, yellow, and red.

Relics can be won by re-entering a level where the crystal has already been retrieved and initiating time trial mode and race through a level as quickly as possible. Time trials can be activated by collecting a floating clock, usually located near the start of the level. The player must then race through the level as quickly as possible in order to try and beat a set time. Certain crates throughout the level will be changed to yellow crates with the numbers 1, 2 or 3 on them, these crates can freeze the clock for the number of seconds displayed on the crate. While in time trial mode, no lives are lost, no wumpa fruit is available and there are no checkpoints available. If you succeed in beating the level in under a certain time, you can be awarded a sapphire, gold or platinum relic. The first five relics the player receives unlocks a hidden, lower level in the Time Twister along with a hidden level. Every 5 relics opens up another level in the lower level of the Time Twister, be it an all new level or an alternative entrance into another level. There are a total of 30 relics for Crash and Coco to collect across the entire game.

Story

Much of the game takes place in Nefarious Tropy's Time Twister Machine, where Crash and Coco travel through numerous periods of time. The Time Twister consists of a main level, and a hidden underground level. The main level consists of five chambers each containing six portals. Five leading to levels and a sixth one leading to the boss for that chamber.

The game takes place immediately after Cortex Strikes Back, where Dr. N. Brio uses the 42 gems Crash had collected to power his giant laser to destroy Dr. N. Cortex's Cortex Vortex in revenge for Dr. Cortex betraying him. As a result of this, large chunks of debris from the Cortex Vortex plummet down to Earth and crash into an ancient monument. When the smoke clears, an evil entity flies off into the sky.

Back on N. Sanity Island, Crash, CocoPolar and Aku Aku are relaxing after defeating Cortex's plans when an evil laughter suddenly rings through the air. Aku Aku appears shaken and urges everyone to retreat inside. He reveals that his brother, the evil Uka Uka has been freed from his prison and that "great evil has come".

Dr. Cortex, having survived the events of the previous game is then seen kneeling and cowering before Uka Uka, who is berating him for his past failures. Cortex pleads his case, blaming Crash for all his failures but Uka Uka is now out of patience. There is no other power source on the planet as the crystals and gems have been used by Crash, Coco and N.Brio to destroy the Cortex Vortex. However, as Cortex's failure had inadvertently set him free he decides to give him one final chance to prove himself.

Uka Uka then introduces Doctor Nefarious Tropy, who is the self-proclaimed master of time and the creator of the Time Twister that the trio are currently standing in who will be working with Cortex to ensure he gets it right this time. They hatch a plan to go back to collect the crystals from their original points in time.

Inside the Bandicoot House, Aku Aku tells the story of how many eons ago he managed to lock Uka Uka in an underground prison which he sealed with magic. Now he is free he must be stopped at all costs. Crash, Coco and Aku Aku then travel to the Time Twister, where their adventure begins.

After Crash and Coco have defeated everyone in their way and collected all of the crystals, gems and gold (or higher) relics, Crash and Aku Aku battle Cortex and Uka Uka in the core of the Time Twister. When Cortex and Uka Uka are defeated, the time twister starts to implode and opens up a massive warp portal which takes Cortex, Trophy and Uka Uka to the prehistoric past, turning the former two into babies who fight over Uka Uka. Meanwhile Crash and the others escape just in time, and go back to the Bandicoot House to enjoy the snow that has fallen while they were at the time twister.

If Crash attains 104% completion then visits Coco in the time twister she will award him with a final gem, taking the final percentage up to 105% and treating the two to a fireworks show.

Bosses

Warped contains 5 bosses, one in each chamber of the time twister:

  1. Tiny Tiger - This fight is fought in a Roman coliseum, while Cortex watches on. "Tiny take them back in Gladiator arena!"
  2. Dingodile - This fight takes place in the Ice age, with Dingodile using his flamethrower to attack Crash. "Bring out the butter, gonna make toast!" "Ya thrashed me, mate. No worries, you'll soon be up against MUCH WORSE..."
  3. Dr. Nefarious Tropy - This fight takes place in the control room of the time twister, with Tropy bringing in elements from the past to try and defeat Crash with. "Now you're on my time, you little skunk! Give me the crystals!" "My time is up. But yours, soon will be, too..."
  4. Dr. N. Gin - This fight takes place in space, with N. Gin using his advanced mech to defeat Coco in her plane. "Prepare to be pulverized, Bandicoot!" "Argh!! Not again!"
  5. Dr. Neo Cortex and Uka Uka - The final fight takes place in the core of the time twister. "Crash Bandicoot, for the last time, give the crystals to me!" "Yes, it is true! The bandicoot has brought all of the Crystals and all of the Gems to me! ULTIMATE POWER IS MINE! The world as we know it IS ABOUT TO END!"

Levels

Boss fights are in bold.

Warp Room Character Level Type Level Items Boxes Enemies/Obstacles Entry Requirements

Chamber 1 (Medieval)

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Medieval 1. Toad Village Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 42 Frog, Goat, Knight Lab Assistant Available from the beginning
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Underwater 2. Under Pressure Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 92 Mine, Moray Eel, Pufferfish, Shark Available from the beginning
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Pura/Oriental 3. Orient Express Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 51 Chinese Dragon, Oriental Lab Assistant, Rolling Barrel Available from the beginning
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Prehistoric 4. Bone Yard Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 66 Lava, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Wave Lab Assistant Available from the beginning
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Jet Ski 5. Makin' Waves Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 37 Bomb, Cannon Ball, Sailor Lab Assistant, Seagull Available from the beginning
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Boss/Roman Coliseum Tiny Tiger Body Slam icon N/A Lion, Tiny Tiger 5 crystals

Chamber 2 (Arabian)

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Medieval 6. Gee Wiz Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 100 Frog, Goat, Knight Lab Assistant, Wizard Lab Assistant Defeat Tiny Tiger
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Arabian 7. Hang'em High Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Yellow gem icon Sapphire relic icon 96 Genie Lab Assistant, Monkey with Jars, Scorpion, Slashing Scimitar Lab Assistant Defeat Tiny Tiger
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Motorcycle/Race 8. Hog Ride Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 13 Hot Rod Lab Assistant, Police Car Defeat Tiny Tiger
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Egypt 9. Tomb Time Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 95 Cobra, Crocodile, Flamethrower Lab Assistant, Giant Concrete Block, Lever Pulling Lab Assistant, Oil, Projectile Throwing Monkey, Spotlight Defeat Tiny Tiger
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Pura/Oriental 10. Midnight Run Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 35 Brick Basket Lab Assistant, Chinese Dragon, Oriental Lab Assistant, Rolling Barrel Defeat Tiny Tiger
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Boss/Ice Age Dingodile Double Jump icon N/A Dingodile, Flamethrower, Gas Canister, Icicle 10 Crystals

Chamber 3 (Oriental)

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Prehistoric 11. Dino Might! Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 112 Bandifish, Lava, Mini Volcano, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Wave Lab Assistant Defeat Dingodile
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Underwater 12. Deep Trouble Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Red gem icon Sapphire relic icon 83 Mine, Moray Eel, Pufferfish, Shark, Whirlpool Making Machine Defeat Dingodile
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Arabian 13. High Time Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Purple gem icon Sapphire relic icon 85 Arsonist, Blade Throwing Lab Assistant, Fire, Genie Lab Assistant, Monkey with Jars, Scorpion, Slashing Scimitar Lab Assistant Defeat Dingodile
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Motorcycle/Race 14. Road Crash Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 25 Barricade, Hot Rod Lab Assistant, Police Car Defeat Dingodile
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Medieval 15. Double Header Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 91 Double-Headed Lab Assistant, Frog, Goat, Knight Lab Assistant, Wizard Lab Assistant Defeat Dingodile
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Boss/Oriental Temples N. Tropy Tornado Spin icon N/A Fireball, Fire-Beam, N. Tropy, Tuning Fork 15 Crystals

Chamber 4 (Egyptian)

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Egypt 16. Sphynxinator Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 105 Cobra, Flamethrower Lab Assistant, Giant Concrete Block, Lever Pulling Lab Assistant, Oil, Projectile Throwing Monkey, Raising Spear, Sarcophagus Mummy Lab Assistant, Spotlight Defeat N. Tropy
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Plane 17. Bye Bye Blimps Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 11 Blimp, Pilot Lab Assistant Defeat N. Tropy
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Jet Ski 18. Tell No Tales Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 61 Bomb, Cannon Ball, Pirate Lab Assistant, Sailor Lab Assistant, Seagull, Shark Defeat N. Tropy
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Future 19. Future Frenzy Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 133 Plasma Gate, Shield Robot, Spiked Shell, UFO Lab Assistant Defeat N. Tropy
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Egypt 20. Tomb Wader Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Blue gem icon Sapphire relic icon 88 Scarab Beetle, Shield Lab Assistant, Spiked Coffin Mummy Lab Assistant, Water Defeat N. Tropy
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Boss/Spaceship N. Gin Bazooka icon N/A Energy Ball, Golden Projectile, Machine Gun, Missile, N. Gin 20 Crystals

Chamber 5 (Future)

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Future 21. Gone Tomorrow Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 87 Missile Robot, Plasma Gate, Shield Robot, Spiked Shell, UFO Lab Assistant Defeat N. Gin
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Motorcycle/Race 22. Orange Asphalt Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 20 Barricade, Hot Rod Lab Assistant, Police Car Defeat N. Gin
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Arabian 23. Flaming Passion Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Green gem icon Sapphire relic icon 75 Arsonist, Blade Throwing Lab Assistant, Fire, Monkey with Jars, Slashing Scimitar Lab Assistant Defeat N. Gin
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Plane 24. Mad Bombers Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 11 Biplane, Pilot Lab Assistant Defeat N. Gin
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Egypt 25. Bug Lite Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 120 Cobra, Crocodile, Sarcophagus Mummy Lab Assistant, Spiked Coffin Mummy Lab Assistant, Spotlight Defeat N. Gin
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Boss/Time Twister Core Neo Cortex Crash Dash icon N/A Aku Aku and Uka Uka, Energy Bolt, Force Field, Mine, N. Cortex 25 Crystals

Chamber 6 (Neo-Cor System)

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Jet Ski 26. Ski Crazed Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 100 Bomb 5 relics
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Arabian 27. Hang'em High (second entrance) Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Yellow gem icon 96 Genie Lab Assistant, Monkey with Jars, Scorpion, Slashing Scimitar Lab Assistant 10 relics
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Motorcycle 28. Area 51? Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 24 Barricade, Police Car, UFO 15 relics
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Future 29. Future Frenzy (second entrance) Power crystal icon Clear gem icon Clear gem icon 133 Plasma Gate, Shield Robot, Spiked Shell, UFO Lab Assistant 20 relics
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Plane/Race 30. Rings of Power Clear gem icon Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 33 Pilot Lab Assistant, Ring 25 relics
Hidden Levels
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Jet Ski 31. Hot Coco Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 70 Bomb, Shark Warp in Road Crash
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Prehistoric 32. Eggipus Rex Clear gem icon Sapphire relic icon 0 Mini Volcano, Pterodactyl Warp in Dino Might!

Reception

Crash Bandicoot: Warped was universally acclaimed by critics, who noted a high quality in many areas, including gameplay, graphics and audio. The game went on to sell 5.7 million units as of 2002, making it the tenth best-selling PlayStation video game of all time. In Japan, the game surpassed the sales of its two predecessors and became the first non-Japanese title to sell over one million units in the country.

Johnny Ballgame of Gamepro concluded that the game was "a very strong contender for PlayStation game of the year" and that the "rowdy rowdy" gameplay will "keep your head spinning for days." Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine considered the game to be "the best 2.5D platformer ever released." Ryan MacDonald of Gamespot said that Crash Bandicoot: Warped is "easily the best Crash yet," describing how all of its aspects were superior to previous installments in the series, and concluded that the game was "the most fun I've had with a 3D platform game in a long, long time." Mark Cooke of Game Revolution called the game "a barrage of good things" and said that the game's elements "all come together perfectly." Scott Alan Marriott of Allgame ("All Game Guide" at the time) considered the game to be "so impressive to watch that you'll have to keep one hand firmly below your chin to keep it from falling to the floor."

The game's graphics were lauded by critics. Johnny Ballgame praised the game's graphics as "incredibly clean" and "detailed", citing the water in the jet ski levels as "the most realistic-looking waves of any PlayStation game we've seen so far". Randy Nelson called the game "drop-dead gorgeous", detailing that "the textures are impeccable, the animation's top-notch, and the special effects kick some serious booty." Ryan MacDonald called the game "one of the most beautiful PlayStation games ever", citing the game's "smooth" character animations, "bright" and "colorful" landscapes, "gorgeous" lighting effects and a "refreshingly fast and steady" frame rate. Mark Cooke praised the game's "smooth" and "cartoonish" animation as "top of the line, bested by no other game" and its "limitless" rendering distance and "beautiful" 3D models as "the pinnacle of PlayStation rendering". However, he criticized the absence of death animations for the enemy characters. Scott Alan Marriott described the graphics as "unbelievable" and said that "everything is crystal clear, colorful, smoothly animated and extremely detailed."

The game's audio was also critically praised. Johnny Ballgame said that the sound "gets you pumped to play, especially the wicked drum beats that blare when you're charging through a level with the invincibility mask." He also commented positively on the other audio effects, such as "the boiling lava", "the raging pterodactyls" and the "zany movie voice-overs". Randy Nelson was thankful for the game's increased musical diversity in comparison to Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Ryan MacDonald praised the music, sound effects and character voice-overs as "outstanding" and "extremely well done" and noted that the onscreen lip-synching is "almost perfectly matched to the voice." Mark Cooke said that the game's "over-exaggerated" voice-acting is "like those in good cartoons, and sometimes even better", and cited an "equally cartoonish" aspect in the music. Scott Alan Marriott described the voice-acting as "five-star quality all the way" and noted that the music "captures the level setting(s) perfectly."

As of 2002, Crash Bandicoot: Warped has sold over 5.7 million units worldwide. The game's success resulted in its re-release for the Sony Greatest Hits line-up on August 23, 1999 and for the Platinum Range in 2000.Crash Bandicoot: Warped was a bestseller in Japan, and was the first non-Japanese title to receive a "Platinum Prize" in Japan for selling over 1,000,000 units. GameInformer have placed it as their 109th best game of all time.

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Gallery

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Trivia

  • Naughty Dog intended for this to be their last game in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, but they would go on to create Crash Team Racing as their final game.
  • Fake Crash can be seen dancing in various levels once the player achieves 100%. these levels are Toad Village, Makin' Waves, and Hog Ride (PAL exclusive).
  • The title menu is completely different in the Japanese release. Crash pops up and dances, and his dance includes new moves not present in his dances in other versions.
  • In the PAL version, N. Tropy can't be heard saying his defeated quote. He can only be heard by jumping over to his platform, this was likely a developer oversight.
  • The font used in the warp area for the level numbers is the same font (possibly AustereCapsSSK) that was used as the main font in the prototype version of the original Crash Bandicoot game. It is also a very similar font to the main typeface in many Spyro the Dragon games.
  • The Japanese version has FMV movies in the game.
  • In the beginning intro, you can see Crash's old, slightly bigger surfboard hanging on the wall from Cortex Strikes Back. There are also photos of both Crash and Tawna on the mantlepiece.
  • The Arabian themed levels appear to be based on Agrabah from Disney's Aladdin. The enemies are in red and black robes, similar to Jafar. The monkeys wear purple clothes like Abu. And there are genies on magic carpets wearing white puffy robes like Aladdin when he's transformed into Prince Ali.
  • A demo version of Spyro the Dragon can be unlocked. At the title screen, press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right and square. A new option will appear on the menu which will allow you to play the demo.
  • This game has the most levels out of any Crash Bandicoot game, along with Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex with 30 levels, excluding boss fights.
  • A special limited edition of Warped was released, containing the game, a t-shirt and a few other extras, all inside a steel box.
  • This game is Aku Aku's debut in a speaking role and an active mentor to the player.
  • Coco has no speaking role in this game, due to her status as a playable character.
  • In this game, Crash has about 30,000 frames of animation, which Naughty Dog claimed was more than any other video game character at the time.
  • This was one of the few games to have PocketStation compatibility in Japan.
  • The Egyptian themed levels have hieroglyphs which depict Morgan T. Dog, the pet mascot from Naughty Dog.
  • The shape of the relics was most likely inspired by the Egyptian hieroglyphic for "ankh", meaning "to live". The ankh also features on the moving platforms in some of the Egyptian levels.
  • Cortex uses three different models over the course of the game, which results in his hair reguarly changing colour. During Tiny's boss battle his hair is purple, during talking cutscenes between levels it appears to be blue, and during his boss battle it's black.
  • The monument destroyed during the intro cutscene bears a strong resemblance to the Sunset Vista temple, seen in the map of the original Crash Bandicoot.
  • There are 1,961 boxes in the game.
  • If the player takes longer than 10 minutes in time trial mode, the mode will end the the level will revert to normal.However in the PAL version, the timer freezes at 9:59:96.
  • Instead of choosing the "Warp Room" option on the pause screen, the player can alternately exit a level by pressing Start to pause the game and then Select on the pause screen. These controls are left over from Crash Bandicoot and also worked in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
  • Bonus rounds, death routes, secret entrances and gem paths feature remixes of their main level music.
  • Music was composed for baron, highroad and ocean levels which didn't make it to the game. The highroad dversion of the death route can be heard on Josh Mancell's official SoundCloud page.
  • There are special vortex messages from Aku Aku reminiscent of Cortex in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, where he appears gradually disappointed if the player fails to find a level's crystal.
  • This was one of the few games to have PocketStation compatibility in Japan.
  • Unlike the NTSC-U version, the PAL version has Crash say "Whoa" on all Death Animations (excluding pufferfish & Genie Jars)

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