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Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Nitro Crate

A Nitro Crate as seen in Cortex Strikes Back

Nitro Crates are powerful, explosive crates, filled with nitroglycerin, seen in the Crash Bandicoot series.

The most dangerous crates in the Crash series, they should not be touched under most conditions unless supplied with invincibility. In Crash of the Titans for the DS, they appear with only an "N" on them, in the GBA version of the same game, they have a yellow explosion. To destroy them, Crash must press the Nitro Switch Crate at the end of the level, which instantly blows up all Nitros in the level—however, anything near their explosion would not be destroyed while unseen; until The Wrath of Cortex.

In Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, The Wrath of Cortex, and Twinsanity, Nitro Crates occasionally hop up in the air making them more difficult to pass. In Bee-Having, a staircase of harmless Nitro Crates lead to a secret stage, containing the Purple Gem. Unlike normal Nitro Crates, these never explode when touched. In the Crash 2 prototype, however, body slamming the crates causes them to explode, making it impossible to reach the secret stage without resetting or dying.

If Crash touches them, they will explode and he will lose a mask or a life if he has no masks left. If Crash does lose a life in Cortex Strikes Back or Warped, he will die and become an angel playing the didgeridoo. However, while traveling underground beneath the crates, Crash will be killed and a grave will pop up.

In Crash Team Racing, its Nitro-Fueled remake, and Crash Nitro Kart, they are available as a weapon for racers with ten Wumpa Fruit, upgraded from TNT Crates. If hit, they explode and the player loses three Wumpa Fruit as well. Racers can get them from a ? Crate at any time. Komodo Joe and Nitros Oxide also use them in their boss races. In Nitro-Fueled, the Nitro Crate also appears as an alternate skin for the Iron Checkpoint Crate.

In Crash Bash, they appear in all Crate Crush levels except Drain Bash, they also appear in Oxide Ride as an obstacle.

In Crash Twinsanity, Crash is still blown up if he touches them, even if he has an Aku Aku mask. Nitro Crates will also destroy enemies if they are ran or knocked into. The Nitro Crates in this game are different in appearance to versions seen in previous games.

The only ways to touch a Nitro Crate without dying are by using the Sneak Shoes power up in The Wrath of Cortex, having an Aku Aku mask, or, in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, using Kupuna-Wa's ability to slow down time so that you can touch the crates and have enough time to move away from them before they explode.

Descriptions[]

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

  • Manual

"NEVER EVER touch a Nitro box. (Just a suggestion)."

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

  • Manual

"Can you say "smithereens?" Even a simple touch will blow you away!"

Crash Team Racing[]

  • Manual

"Now the crate turns into a more deadly "NITRO" Crate, which blows up as soon as someone hits it. No mercy here!"

  • Prima strategy guide

"This power-up creates a green Nitro Crate which also remains where you drop it. The Nitro Crate explodes immediately on impact."

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[]

  • Manual

"Caution should be used when close to these highly volatile boxes. Many a bandicoot has been vaporized by these green meanies."

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

  • Manual

"Caution should be used when close to these highly volatile boxes. One touch and Crash goes up in smoke!"

  • N-Tranced - Prima strategy guide

"If you touch a Nitro Crate, it explodes and you perish. So how do you finish the level with a perfect Crate score? By hitting the Nitro Switch Box, of course."

Crash Nitro Kart[]

  • Console manual

"Your TNT crate will be upgraded to a green Nitro crate that will explode as soon as someone hits it."

  • GBA & N-Gage manuals

"Your TNT crate will be upgraded to a green NITRO crate that explodes as soon as someone hits it."

Crash Twinsanity[]

  • Manual

"Explodes when touched."

  • Prima strategy guide

"Whereas TNT crates only explode when broken, nitro crates explode when touched in any way. Avoid these at all costs. If nitro crates block your path, you either need to find some way around them or find a way of safely detonating them—for example, with a detonator crate or by knocking an object or enemy into them."

Levels[]

Since their debut in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Nitro Crates have been in nearly every level of the platforming games.

Appearances[]

Gallery[]

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Arabic صندوق نايترو
sunduq naytrw
Traditional Chinese 硝酸箱 (WOC)[1]
爆轟箱 (OTR!)
Xiāosuān xiāng (WOC)
Bào hōng xiāng (OTR!)
Simplified Chinese 氮素箱
Dàn sù xiāng
Dutch Nitro-Doos
French Caisse Nitro
German Nitro-Kiste
Greek Κουτιά Νίτρο[2]
Koutiá Nítro
Italian Casse Nitro
Japanese ニトロばこ
ニトロ箱(CTR)
Nitoro bako
Korean 니트로 상자 (WOC)[3]
니트로 상자를 (OTR!)
niteulo sangja (WOC)
niteulo sangjaleul (OTR!)
Brazilian Portuguese Caixa Nitro
European Portuguese Caixas de 'Nitro'[4]
Russian нитроящиков
nitroyashchikov
Spanish Caja Nitro
Thai ลังไนโตร
Lạng nị tor
Turkish Nitro Sandıklarına
Vietnamese Thùng Nitơ

Trivia[]

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