In this level, there are energon spheres which must be rolled into the pit switches nearby. Rolling them into the switches will open doors, allowing Crash to proceed. Often, there are multiple spheres used as obstacles and puzzles. The level also features stationary or motioned purple platforms made of light. Seconds after touching one, it disappears, usually above a bottomless chasm, which can cause Crash to lose a life. There are also blue light bulbs which must be spun or jumped on to deactivate purple electric fences blocking Crash's path.
Sequence platforms can also be found. They appear and disappear in sequential order: red, green, blue, then yellow. This cycle of colors is continuous, and Crash must hop from platform to platform in the correct order to proceed through the level. There are also switches which must be stepped on to activate platforms, which Crash can then travel across. Frequently, they are located underneath a plasma force-fields, which can be deactivated by destroying a certain amount of enemies in the vicinity.
The boss of this level, and the final boss of the game, are the Evil Twins.
Green gem: After the first section with the moving pink platforms, look to the right. There'll be a platform leading up to the structure on the right. The green gem is on top.
Red gem: After the second pink platform section, jump onto the structure on the right. The red gem will be there.
Blue gem: At the first section with the multi-coloured sequence platforms, the blue gem can be found on a regular platform off to the right. Jump over there to get it.
Yellow gem: After the open section with moving pink platforms and glass buttons, there are two ants that roll exploding Energon Spheres at Crash. Defeat the ants and start rolling a sphere back down the slope, then spin or slide it off to the right to hit a ! crate, making platforms appear for Crash to jump over to the gem.
Clear gem: A while after the yellow gem, after going over colour changing platforms through a corridor, there is another open area where Crash must stand on a button to make pink platforms slide across the opening to cross the gap. When Crash stands on the button, however, another pink platform also appears to the left, allowing Crash to jump up some platforms and reach the clear gem, above the door he just came through.
Purple gem: After the section with platforms that have lasers going around them, and after the colour changing platforms, there are metal crates that go up the side of the structure there. Jump up these and find the purple gem on the top.
Names in other languages
|French||Fourmi Furieuse||Furious Ant|
|Italian||Il Formicaio||The Ants' Nest|
Bachibachi ari nkoji goku
|Crackling Ants Hell|
- For some reason, the last Fire Ant in this level can be defeated with only one hit.
- Even though it is the longest level, it doesn't have the most crates.