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Episode 1: A New Hop is the first episode in Crash of the Titans, as well as the first one to take place on Wumpa Island.


The episode begins with the bandicoot family relaxing outside their home, when suddenly, Cortex arrives in his airship and captures Aku Aku and Coco. Though successful in knocking Aku Aku's cage free from the ship, Crash is unable to save Coco and only narrowly dodges Cortex's ice beam, which freezes Crunch instead.

Crash makes use of some basic moves in his skill set: jumping, punching, swinging on ropes, and the spin hover. He encounters Cortex's ineffectual minions, the Ratnicians, and must defeat them. Further in the forest, he finds and frees Aku Aku. They also find a Spike, an aggressive mutant creature unlike any they've ever seen before. Crash is able to jack the Spike and control its powers by stunning it and riding on its back. The episode ends with a fight against other, wild Spike.

Hidden Items

Listed by the order in which they are found:

Item Location
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Concept art doll
Obtained early on by bouncing on a large mushroom (on the right side of the path).
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Spybot #1
A little ways after the spin hover tutorial stone. It is surrounded by breakable plants.
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Spybot #2
In plain view just before Aku Aku is rescued.
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Spybot #3
In plain view after crossing the first bridge past Uka Uka's magic barrier.



Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish Episode 1: Et Nyt Hop (same as English)
Finnish Jakso 1: Uusi Hyppy (same as English)
French Episode 1: Un Bond Trop Loin Episode 1: A Leap Too Far
German Episode 1: Ein Neuer Hüpfer (same as English)
Italian Episodio 1: Un Salto Più in Là Episode 1: A Leap More There
Norwegian Episode 1: Et Nytt Hopp (same as English)
Russian Эпизод 1: Оттяжный прыжок
Epizod 1: Ottyazhnyy pryzhok
Episode 1: Pull Jump
Spanish Episodio 1: El Nuevo Salto Episode 1: The New Jump
Swedish Episod 1: Ett Nytt Hopp (same as English)


  • The name of the level is a parody of the movie Star Wars IV: A New Hope.
  • It's possible to enter Crash's house. When inside, the player will hear some noises such as Crash going to the bathroom, something falling on Crash, and a sheep screaming.