N. Brio's beaker is a recurring item in the Crash Bandicoot series. It is a glass beaker containing a potion which can be green, red or purple.
N. Brio's beakers first appear in Crash Bandicoot. They are used by N. Brio in his boss fight. When he throws the green ones, they turn into enemies known as blobs. Jumping on these will defeat them and also remove a portion of Brio's health. He also throws red potions which explode (in the N. Sane Trilogy, the red potions have been changed to purple). Later in the fight, he drinks his own potions, turning him into a monstrous version of himself.
N. Brio's beaker appears as a usable weapon in Crash Team Racing. When it is not juiced up, it appears green. When an unsuspecting driver hits it, it makes them briefly spin out of control. When juiced up, it appears red and will inflict one of three effects, chosen randomly. The victim may have their item wheel randomized, have their wheels become slippery or simply slow down for a period of time. Other nearby explosions, such as TNT or nitro explosions, set it off too. The player normally drops the beaker behind them, but can also launch beakers forward by holding and pressing . Papu Papu and Nitros Oxide use both kinds of beakers in their boss races.
In Crash Twinsanity, Brio's beaker returns. After being blown off N. Gin's ship, a boss fight begins against N. Tropy and N. Brio on a small iceberg. Here, N. Brio downs a potion from one of his beakers to transform into a new, frog-like monster, chasing Crash around the iceberg before returning to the water for N. Tropy's phases of the fight.
N. Brio's beakers return in the game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Unlike before, the juiced up version of the beaker has the same effect every time: causing a racer to spin out, and creating a storm cloud above their head, slowing them down for eight seconds.
- Crash Bandicoot
- Crash Bandicoot (manga)
- Crash Team Racing
- Crash Twinsanity
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- Crash Bandicoot: On the Run
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
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|DLC Content|| Crash Bandicoot: Stormy Ascent|
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