Island Intro (しまの いりぐち lit. Island Entrance in Japanese) is the first level in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced. It teaches Crash about his abilities (including the moves that are already available and the crates). When played for the first time, N. Tropy and N. Trance abduct Coco and Crunch about halfway through the level and at the end unsuccessfully attempt to abduct Crash, who was saved by Aku Aku, abducting Fake Crash instead. Panels marked with a question mark are scattered throughout the level, giving tips from Aku Aku when touched. These panels go away when Crash begins time trial.
- This is the first level of any Crash Bandicoot game to have a series of cutscenes while playing it.
- Unlike the Intro level from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, this one is fully incorporated as a level and has a crystal, a gem and a set of relics to obtain. Naturally this means it can also be returned to and is unskippable.
- This is the only level in the game where the Super Slide is mandatory for gaining the Platinum Relic.
- Coincidentally, only the two Crash games titled as Crash Bandicoot 2 happen to feature an Intro of this kind.
|Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku|
|Antagonists||Doctor Nefarious Tropy | N. Trance | Uka Uka | Crunch Bandicoot (Under Hypnosis) | Coco Bandicoot (Under Hypnosis) | Fake Crash (Under Hypnosis)|
|Items||Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Gem Shards | Super Slide | Rocket Jump | Death Tornado Spin | Crash Dash|
|Levels|| First Chamber: Island Intro | Prints of Persia | Lagoony Tunes | Globe Trottin' | Pharaoh's Funhouse | Runaway Rug|
Second Chamber: Tiki Torture | Hoppin' Coffins | Barrel Roll | Flockful of Seagulls | Magma Mania
|Enemies||Arsonist | Scarab |Crocodile | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Snake|