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The Electric Eel is an enemy that appears in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, and the N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the second game. They can be found in the sewer levels.


They look like long bony fishes with red glowing eyes, chubby heads, flat snake-like bodies with very thin sails in the top and the bottom that follow the body and connect at the end of the tail. They are teal in color, with darker stripes all over their body.

A variant appears in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, sporting a green look with light green eyes and yellow stripes.


They stand still in one place in the water and electrify the surrounding area. They can't be defeated or interacted with at all.

Crash can cross this sizzling hazard by jumping on to floating pads (which may sometimes be moving). However, Crash can walk in the water while the eel has temporarily discharged all of his electricity but the player must move or act fast or else he will be fried. There are eels that always electrocute the water, not giving Crash a chance to touch the water without getting electrocuted. These special eels are only found on the yellow gem path of Sewer or Later.

In Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, they appear only in one level and are treated as normal enemies that get electrically charged sporadically. They can be defeated when no electrical charge goes though their bodies.

Electric eels reappear in the N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the second game where they reprise the same role they had in the original version of the game.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
From biribiri, Japanese omonatopeia for shocking, and eel; Literally Bireel
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