Bandipedia

Welcome to Bandipedia!

READ MORE

Bandipedia
Advertisement
Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Check Point Crate

Checkpoint Crates are a type of crate that appears in several titles of the Crash Bandicoot series, acting as a save point for the player. When the player loses a life, they will respawn at the last checkpoint crate they broke. When broken, yellow letters will appear saying Check Point and from Crash Bandicoot: Warped onward, they emit a chime. In Crash Twinsanity, they break automatically when approached. In Crash of the Titans on the GBA and DS they appear with a check instead of "C". In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, they can also be hidden as ? crates and will only turn into a checkpoint after 12 deaths near them. In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, checkpoint crates also release ten Wumpa Fruit when broken.

This crate has a variant, the Iron Checkpoint Crate, found in some special paths that are not required for the box gem.

Substitutions[]

Checkpoints can also be set in other ways besides Checkpoint Crates:

  • In Crash Bandicoot, exiting a Bonus Round whether by success or failure will set a checkpoint where the last Token was found. For Tawna and Cortex's Bonus Rounds, completing it successfully will permanently transform the crate containing the last Token into a Checkpoint Crate.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, Bonus Rounds have their own separate checkpoint system:
    • When entering the Bonus Round, a temporary checkpoint is set at its entrance. If the player dies in the Bonus Round, they will respawn there. If they die again in the main level, they will restart from the last actual checkpoint.
    • When finishing the Bonus Round, all boxes that were broken and Tiki Masks that were collected are added to the existing checkpoint data. If the player dies after finishing the Bonus Round, they will respawn at the last actual checkpoint, but with the Bonus Round having already been finished.
  • In every game from The Huge Adventure onwards, including the N. Sane Trilogy, Bonus Rounds will set a checkpoint beside their entrance both when entering and when exiting.
  • In The Huge Adventure and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Gem Paths will set a checkpoint both when entering and when exiting. The latter game will set the checkpoint near the Gem Path's entrance, while the former will set it at the start of the Gem Path proper.
  • In The Huge Adventure, destroying a blimp in the Jet Pack levels will set a checkpoint.
  • In Crash Twinsanity, breaking a World Crate will set a checkpoint as well as autosave the player's current save file.
  • In the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, entering a new loading zone will set a checkpoint.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, in-level cutscenes such as the ship explosion in Snow Way Out/Ship Happens will set a checkpoint. This will not trigger the next player's turn in multiplayer.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, completing a new phase of a boss fight will set a checkpoint. If Pass N. Play is active and set to Checkpoint Mode, this will trigger the next player's turn.

Other Names[]

  • C boxes - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back manual

Descriptions[]

Crash Bandicoot[]

  • Manual

"Allows you to return to the stage where you opened the first box. If you opened more than one box in a stage, you'll return to the location of the last opened box."

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

  • Manual

"Check Point. If you are attacked by an enemy, fall down a hole, are electricuted [sic] - basically, if you mess up and die, opening one of these boxes allowed you to return to the stage where you opened the box. If you opened more than one box in a stage, you'll return to the location of the last opened box."

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

  • Manual

"Checkpoint. Lose a life and you'll re-start from this point instead of at the beginning of the level."

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex & Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

  • Manual

"Busting these crates open will allow you to restart from that point if you happen to lose a life, instead of restarting at the beginning of the level."

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[]

  • Manual

"If you happen to lose a life, bust these crates open to restart from that point instead of restarting at the beginning of the level."

  • Prima strategy guide

"If Crash loses a life, he restarts from the last Checkpoint Crate he busted open. Every level has at least one Checkpoint Crate."

Crash Twinsanity[]

  • Manual

"Triggered by proximity, these crates record Crash's position. If you lose a life, you will restart at the last Checkpoint that you've activated."

  • Prima strategy guide

"Whenever you lose a life, you reappear next to the last checkpoint crate you passed. You don't have to hit checkpoint crates; they're automatically triggered as you pass them."

Appearances[]

Gallery[]

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Traditional Chinese 檢查點箱
Jiǎnchá diǎn xiāng
Simplified Chinese 检查点木箱
Jiǎnchá diǎn mù xiāng
Dutch Controlepuntdoos
French Caisse Point de Contrôle
German Checkpoint-Kiste
Italian Cassa Checkpoint
Japanese Cばこ
チェックポイント(C)の箱 (OtR!)
Cbako
Chekkupointo (C) no hako (OtR!)
Korean C 상자 (WOC)[1]
체크포인트 상자를 (OtR!)
C sangja (WOC)
chekeupointeu sangjaleul (OtR!)
Portuguese Caixa de Ponto de controle
Russian ящик контрольной точки
yashchik kontrol'noy tochki
Spanish Caja de punto de control
Thai ลังเช็กพอยต์
Lạng chĕk phx yt̒
Turkish Kontrol Noktası Sandığını
Vietnamese Thùng Điểm lưu

Trivia[]

  • In Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Checkpoint crates cannot be broken with the Fruit Bazooka, unlike other crates; however, they can in The Wrath of Cortex.
  • In all of the Crash games prior to Crash Twinsanity, checkpoint crates had the mechanics of any other box; they had to be broken to be activated. However, in Crash Twinsanity, the checkpoint crates are activated when Crash is within their range. This is the only game where the player can see the top side of the crate lying on top of the broken crate after breaking it and the only game where a checkpoint crate can close back up to its original, unopened position.
  • In the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance games, checkpoint crates have a "C" on both the top and all four sides. This is contrary to every other type of crate in the series, which only shows the type of crate on the four sides. This is not the case with iron checkpoint crates & checkpoint crates from Rock It and Pack Attack.
  • In the GBA version of Crash of the Titans, checkpoint crates can also give the player rewards when broken.
  • In Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, the text that reads "CHECK POINT" is colored orange, whereas in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped it's yellow.
  • The checkpoint sound from Crash Bandicoot: Warped is used when the player completes a lap in Crash Team Racing.
  • The original Checkpoint sound from Crash Bandicoot: Warped is recycled and used in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.
Crates
Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Iron ! Crate ! Crate | Crash Bandicoot The Huge Adventure ? Crate ? Crate | COTR-Activator-Crate Activation | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Aku Aku Crate Aku Aku | Ammo | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Wooden Arrow Crate Arrow | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Basic Crate Basic | Beenox Crate Beenox | Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Big TNT Big TNT | Crash Bash Block Block | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Bounce Crate Bounce | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Check Point Crate Checkpoint | Coin | Copter crate Copter | Detonator | Feather | Flamethrower | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Freeze Crate Freeze | Giant | Golden Golden | Infinity | Invisibility | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Iron Crate Iron | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Iron Aku Aku Crate Iron Aku Aku | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Iron Arrow Crate Iron Arrow | Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped Iron Check Point Crate Iron Checkpoint | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Life Crate Life | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Locked Crate Locked | Magic Carpet Crate Magic Carpet | Crash Nitro Kart X Crate Icon Multiplier | Nitro Crate Huge Adventure Nitro | Nitro Bounce | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Green Iron ! Nitro Switch Crate Nitro Switch | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Outline Crate Outline | Yellow Pants Crate Pants | Crash Bash Purple ! Crate Purple ! | Crash Bash Purple ? Crate Purple ? | Rainbow Rainbow | Crash Bandicoot The Huge Adventure Slot Crate Slot | Spike | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage Time Crate Time | Crash Bandicoot Purple Ripto's Rampage TNT Crate TNT | World
Advertisement