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Conjectural title
No official name has been given to this subject in any licensed Crash Bandicoot media; as such, a descriptive name was chosen.
Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Crash Crate

The Life Crate is a crate which releases one life. "Life Crate" is an unofficial name, and their official name changes depending on the game or the character depicted on the side; for example, crates with Crash's face are officially referred to as Crash Crates[1][2].

When the player character dies, any Life Crates broken before reaching the next checkpoint come back as ? Crates. This lasts until the player exits or restarts the level. Life Crates in bonus rounds and flashback tapes are an exception to this rule, as they never change into ? Crates.

Typically, Crash Bandicoot's face is displayed on the sides of the crate. In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Crash Twinsanity, and Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, the other playable characters have their mugs on life crates as well.

Life Crates also appear in Skylanders: Imaginators, occasionally summoned through Crash's tertiary attack, Crate Going. They grant him an extra life, a mechanic unique to Crash in that game.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Life Crates appear only in Retro Mode. They contain both an extra life and a Golden Wumpa Fruit, which awards the player with 25 Wumpa Fruit. If the player dies after breaking one, it will respawn as a Golden Wumpa Crate, containing only the Golden Wumpa Fruit. All Life Crates are replaced with Golden Wumpa Crates when playing in Modern Mode. There are also two crates in Rush Hour that spawn as Golden Wumpa Crates by default, even in Retro Mode.

Descriptions[]

Crash Bandicoot[]

  • Manual

"If you see a box with a heroic-type mug on it, it's usually containing a 1-UP for Crash. Collect this to earn a free life."

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

  • Manual

"If you see a box with a handsome and heroic-type mug on it, it should contain a 1-UP for Crash. Collect this to earn a free life."

Crash Bandicoot (99X)[]

  • Manual

"Smash this and Crash gets another life."

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

  • Manual

"Get an extra life."

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[]

  • Manual

"An extra life in every box! On levels with Coco these crates will be replaced with Coco Crates."

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

  • Manual

"Break these open and collect the Crash head to get a free life!"

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[3] & Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[]

  • Manual

"An extra life in every box!"

  • N-Tranced - Prima strategy guide

"Collect the floating Crash head for an extra life."

Crash Twinsanity[]

  • Prima strategy guide

"Break crates with Crash's handsome mug on them to earn one extra life. As you might expect, these are some of the handiest crates in the entire game. They're often the reward for making a tricky jump or figuring out a puzzle."

Appearances[]

Gallery[]

Names in Other Languages[]

Crash Crate
Language Name
Traditional Chinese 克瑞許箱[4]
Kè ruì xǔ xiāng
Dutch Crashdoos
French Caisse Crash
German Crash-Kiste
Greek Κουτιά με τον Crash[5]
Koutiá me ton Crash
Italian Cassa Crash
Japanese 1UPばこ[6]
1UPbako
Korean 1UP 상자[7]
1UP sangja
Portuguese Caixas do Crash[8]
Spanish Caja Crash

Notes[]

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
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