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 mysterious living beings 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 potion which turns him into a monstrous version of himself. Purple potions also act as the main weapon of the Lab Assistants in the levels Slippery Climb and Stormy Ascent. Additionally, the Blobs N. Brio creates with the green potion re-appear as enemies in The Lab.
N. Brio's Beaker appears as a usable weapon in Crash Team Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Papu Papu and Nitros Oxide use both kinds of beakers in boss battles. 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 though, 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 .
In Crash Twinsanity. After being blown off N. Gin's ship, the player enters a boss fight against N. Tropy and N. Brio on a small iceberg. N. Tropy tells N. Brio to "get changed" and he drinks a potion. Then he does a back-flip into the water. N. Tropy disappears and then N. Brio appears as a monster. This monster appears to be much more frog-like than the monster he transformed into in Crash Bandicoot. It is possible that this is either a different variant of the potion or that it doesn't always have the same effect.
- The potions inside the beakers can explode and cause damage to others. When a stronger version of this potion is used, the explosion can also cause the victim to be temporarily followed by a dark and stormy cloud which will rain on them and slow them down.
- The potion itself can turn into a blob monster.
- In Crash Bandicoot, a specific mixture of the potions was able to turn N. Brio into a more monstrous version of himself. In Crash: Mind Over Mutant, Cortex uses one of N. Brio's potions for the same effect.
- Crash Bandicoot
- Crash Team Racing
- Crash Twinsanity
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant (though as a test tube, not a beaker)
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
|Crash Mind Over Mutant|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot|
|Antagonists||Dr. N. Cortex | Dr. N. Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Uka Uka|
|Titans||Spike | Ratcicle | Magmadon | TK | Sludge | Rhinoroller | Scorporilla | Grimly | Battler | Stench | Yuktopus | Snipe | Titan Heroes|
|Items||TNT Crate | Basic Crate | Wumpa Fruit | Mojo | NV|
|Levels|| Console: Wumpa Island | Ratcicle Kingdom | Wasteland | Junkyard | Mount Grimly | Space Head|
DS: Crystal Mountains | Deserted Wasteland | N. Jin Labs
|Enemies||Ratnician | Brat Girl | Doom Monkey | Znu | Slap-E | Spike Crate|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled|
|Racers|| Default: Crash Bandicoot | Dr. Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Dr. N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Crunch Bandicoot | Geary|
Unlockable (Bosses): Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe | Nitros Oxide
Unlockable (Misc.): Penta Penguin | Fake Crash | Dr. N. Tropy | King Chicken | Iron Checkpoint Crate
Pit Stop Purchases: Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Zam | Zem
Bonus: Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Baby T | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | Dr. N. Brio | Nina Cortex | Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Megamix | Emperor Velo XXVII | Lab Assistant | Baby Cortex | Baby N. Tropy | Fixed Rilla Roo
|Supporting characters||Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Sparx | Velo Mask | Apo-Apo|
|Customization||Skins | Bodies and Decals | Wheels | Paint Jobs | Stickers|
N. Sanity Beach: Crash Cove | Mystery Caves | Sewer Speedway | Roo's Tubes
|Battle Arenas|| Original: Skull Rock | Nitro Court | Parking Lot | Rocky Road | Lab Basement | Rampage Ruins | The North Bowl|
From Crash Nitro Kart: Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
|Collectibles||Trophy | Crystal | Gem | Relic | CTR Token | Key | Wumpa Coin|
|Power Ups||Missile | Bowling Bomb | Warp Orb | TNT Crate/Nitro Crate | Power Shield | N. Tropy Clock | N. Brio's Beaker | Turbo | Invisibility | Super Engine | Invincibility Mask (Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Mask/Sparx/Apo-Apo)|
|Misc.||Pit Stop | Grand Prix (Nitro Tour | Back N. Time | Spyro N. Friends | Spooky | Neon Circus | Winter Festival | Rustland | Gasmoxia | Post Grand-Prix)|