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This article refers to the island itself. For the hub world in Crash Twinsanity, see N. Sanity Island (Hub).

This island has it all. Beaches, jungles, rivers, gates that are great, and ruined roads.

In-game description, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

N. Sanity Island (also spelt N-Sanity Island) is one of the three main islands in a small archipelago of islands near the southeastern coast of Australia, referred to as the Wumpa Islands. N. Sanity Island is a tropical paradise similar to the other two islands (before Cortex took over the archipelago and damaged the ecosystem of the third island) with lush rain forests, beaches, and ancient temples.


The island is usually depicted as a small piece of land with a big mountain in the center in which a big skull is carved in one of the sides. A large waterfall flows out from within the skull rock, leading to a river that separates the jungle from Papu Papu's village. The village itself is located protected by two large wooden gates, which the natives patrol constantly.

The island also has an intricate underground cave system where mining operations are sometimes executed, as can be seen in Crash Twinsanity in the Cavern Catastrophe level.

Aside from the natives, the island is sometimes home to Crash and Coco Bandicoot, the witch doctor (and bandicoots' adoptive father) Aku Aku, their pets Polar, Pura, and Baby T.

One of the most famous and recognizable locations on the island is N. Sanity Beach, a sandy area usually depicted with a big wooden boat shipwrecked on the side and a small narrow path that leads into the mysterious jungles of the island. In Crash Twinsanity the part of the beach that is available to explore is a more open area that extends from Crash's house to a geyser mountain.

The depiction of the island in Crash Twinsanity is overall quite different from the previous games. The island appears to be smaller in size, with the waterfall located inside the native's territory and far away from N. Sanity Beach, now located right next to the beach. Also, the river is not present anymore and the waterfall leads directly into the ocean. Papu's village was relocated to a high up cliff near the ocean, and the natives' territory is much smaller in scope. A river traverses the island, but it doesn't seem to be related to the waterfall any more. Farmer Ernest also owns a farm on the island.

In the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, the island is taken over by Cortex and his henchmen, leaving the island defenceless against the doctor. Cortex built a lair on the east part of the island, while N. Gin partially destroyed the west part of the island to build his factory, where he built the parts needed by Cortex to finish his Cortexbot.




  • The island had at least 2 different names during the pitching and development of Crash Bandicoot: South Sanity Island[1] and Gilligan' Island. At that time, N. Sanity Island was the name of Cortex Island, with the N standing for North.


Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Arabic جزيرة إن سانيتي
jazirat 'iin saniti
Traditional Chinese 癲狂島
Diānkuáng dǎo
Simplified Chinese 癫狂岛
Diānkuáng dǎo
French Île N. Sanity
German N. Sanity Insel
Italian Isola N. Sanity
Japanese ヘンテコドッキリじま
Hentekodokkiriji ma
Polish Wyspa Obłędu
Portuguese Ilha N. Sanity
Russian Остров Эн-Тузиазма
Ostrov En-Tuziazma
Spanish Isla Locura (Twinsanity)
Isla N. Sanity (OtR!)
Thai เกาะเอ็ม.เเซมมิตื้
Keāa xĕm.Esem mitụ̄̂
Vietnamese Đảo N. Sanity