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Gorillas are rare enemies that appear in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Their bodies contain different shades of purple and they have a larger body compared to most enemies encountered in Cortex Strikes Back. The gorillas appear in the death and gem routes of the ancient ruin levels like Road to Ruin and Ruination.


The Gorillas are buff enemies with very large torsos and arms, but very short legs. Despite their name, they have dark blue fur with a lighter patch of fur on their shoulder and a small lock of hair on top of their heads. The face and torso has visibile dark-yellow skin.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

Gorillas stand on a stone pillar and constantly throw logs in front of them that bounce over the other stone pillars in front of them. While it may not seem obvious, these logs can be spun away with proper timing. They receive their logs from a mysterious source in the darkness under them, probably another gorilla. They can be defeated by a spin attack, making them lose balance and fall backward in the dark under the platform they were previously standing on.

The gorillas act similar to Pinstripe's henchmen in the original Crash Bandicoot game, where they throw barrels towards Crash's direction in Toxic Waste. Crash must use the same method to defeat them as he did with the gorillas, in which he must dodge the barrels and spin the minions away when he gets close to them.

Crash Bandicoot: Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken[]

An unnamed gorilla character briefly appears towards the end of the fourth chapter of volume two, Get Them Back! The Power Stones!. He attacks Rihu and tries to take over his territory and steal the Power Stones, but is quickly defeated by Crash.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[]

Gorillas reprise their role from the original Cortex Strikes Back, with the only significant change being their lighter fur color.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[]

In Nitro-Fueled, a gorilla can be seen in Tiger Temple. The ape is on the outside of the turn usually skipped by the shortcut.



Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese ドンちゃん
Don Chan