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Native Fortress is the eighth level and the final level of the first island in Crash Bandicoot and the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the first game. This acts as the way out of Papu Papu's stronghold.

Due to the change in controls and hit detection, this level is considerably harder in the N. Sane Trilogy version than the original.


This level features a secret area, required to get all the crates in this level. Said area is notable for its structure, as it's only made of a few, thin clouds that Crash can walk on, as well as for being the best way to see this environment's beautiful background: a view of the other two islands, seen at sunset. Crash will need the red gem from Slippery Climb (or The Lost City in the Japanese version).



This corresponds to a save file at this level (21%, 0 keys, 3 gems).



Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version[]

  • Sometimes you think that you have broken all the boxes, but you still don't get perfect. That's because the disappearing color diamonds have secrets. If you have got the green one from Hog Dash, get to the jungle.
    • Note that in the Japanese version, the Green Gem lies in the level Hog Wild.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese とりでの てっぺんへ
Toride no teppen e


  • At the red gem part of the level, when on the clouds, the player can see the other two islands; Middle Island and Cortex Island.
  • In the prototype, there is no red gem and the path that requires the red gem is not there.
  • The prototype does not have the first two checkpoints present in the retail version, making it harder.
  • In the N. Sane Trilogy, the second checkpoint is moved.