A Nitro Crate from
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. Nitro Crates are powerful, explosive crates, filled with nitroglycerin, seen in the Crash Bandicoot series.
These explosive crates are extremely sensitive and should not be touched under most conditions (even while in the ground) unless supplied with invincibility. These are the most dangerous Crates on the
Crash series. In for the DS, they appear with only an "N" on them. In the GBA version of Crash of the Titans Crash of the Titans, they have a yellow explosion. To destroy them at the end of a level, Crash must press the Nitro Switch Crate, which instantly blows up all Nitros in the level—however, anything near them would not explode while unseen until .
The Wrath of Cortex
, Cortex Strikes Back , Warped The Wrath of Cortex, and , Nitro Crates occasionally hop up in the air making passing them more difficult. There is also a staircase of tougher Nitro Crates in Twinsanity Bee-Having that the player can touch without being harmed, which leads to a secret stage, containing the Purple Gem. Unlike normal Nitro Crates, these never explode as it would be impossible to enter the route without them. In the Crash 2 prototype, however, they will explode if the player body slams them, which will make it impossible to obtain the purple gem without restarting the level or killing themselves after they exploded.
If Crash touches them, they will explode and he will lose one of his masks or lose a life if he has none. If Crash does lose a life in this fashion in
Cortex Strikes Back or Warped, he will be shown as an angel, except he will also be playing the didgeridoo. However, while underground, a grave will pop up.
, Crash Team Racing , and the Crash Nitro Kart remaster of Nitro Fueled Crash Team Racing, they are one of the weapons available, as an upgraded TNT Crate for racers with a maximum of ten Wumpa Fruit. As usual, if it is hit, it explodes. The player loses three Wumpa Fruits as well. Any racer can get them at any time. Komodo Joe and Nitros Oxide also use them in boss challenges.
, they appear in Crash Bash Crate Crush levels except Drain Bash and also appear in Oxide Ride as an obstacle.
Crash Twinsanity, players will still be blown up if Crash touches them, even if he has an Aku Aku mask. Nitro Crates will destroy enemies also if they're knocked them into them or if they run into them. The Nitro Crates in this game appear very different to the versions in the previous games.
The only ways to touch a Nitro Crates and not be blown up are by using the
Sneak Shoes power up in The Wrath of Cortex, or having an Aku Aku mask.
Since their debut in
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Nitro Crates have been in nearly every level of the platforming games.
In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, they appeared in every level except for The Pits, Totally Bear, and the Intro. However, in Turtle Woods, Hang Eight, and Road to Ruin, they didn't appear anywhere on the main path on the level, and are only found in secret areas of those levels.
In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, they appeared in exactly half of the levels. The levels that contain Nitro Crates are Bone Yard, Gee Wiz, Hang'em High, Dino Might!, Deep Trouble, Double Header, Sphynxinator, Future Frenzy, Tomb Wader, Gone Tomorrow, Flaming Passion, Bug Lite, Ski Crazed, Rings of Power, and Hot Coco. In Gone Tomorrow and Flaming Passion, the Nitro Crates only appear in the respective Bonus Rounds of those levels, where they must be shot with the Fruit Bazooka since there is no Nitro Switch Crate.
In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, they appeared in every level with the exception of Tornado Alley, That Sinking Feeling, Smokey and the Bandicoot, and Crashteroids.
In Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, they appeared in every level except for Jungle Jam, Shipwrecked, Temple of Boom, and Sunken City. Three of the four levels without nitro crates are the first three levels of the game.
In Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, they appeared in every level with the exception of Prints of Persia, Run from the Sun, and Water Logged. However, in Pharaoh's Funhouse, they did not appear on the main path on the level, and are only found in the gem shard path. Additionally, they appeared in the Evil Crunch boss fight.
In for the GBA, they appear in almost every level.
Crash of the Titans
A Nitro Crate from the instruction manual of
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
A Nitro Crate from
Cortex Strikes Back.
Crash standing on fake Nitro Crates in
Cortex Strikes Back.
A Nitro Crate from
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
Nitro Crate Icon from
Crash Team Racing.
A Nitro Crate from
A Nitro Crate from
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.
Sprite of a Nitro Crate from
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure.
A Nitro Crate from
Crash Nitro Kart.
Nitro Crate Icon from
Nitro crates from
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage.
Nitro Crate sprite from
A Nitro Crate from
A Nitro Crate from the mobile version of
Nitro Crates from the DS version of
Crash of the Titans.
A stack of Nitro Crates from the GBA version of
Crash of the Titans.
A Nitro Crate from the
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Doctor Nitrus Brio • Polar
Ripper Roo • Komodo Brothers • Tiny Tiger • Doctor N. Gin • Doctor Neo Cortex
Crates ( Basic Crate, ? Crate, Bounce Crate, Aku Aku Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Crash Crate, Arrow Crate, Locked Crate, TNT Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, ! Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem
Intro, First Warp Room ( Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash) • Second Warp Room ( Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal) • Third Warp Room ( Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable) • Fourth Warp Room ( Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having) • Fifth Warp Room ( Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out) • Sixth Warp Room ( Totally Bear, Totally Fly)
Armadillo • Bee • Cyborg Clamidosaur • Echidna • Electric Eel • Gorilla • Lab Assistant • Lizard • Mechanical Piranha • Mole • Monkey • Orca • Penguin • Polar Bear • Possum • Rat • Robot Walker • Scrubbing Bubbletron • Seal • Sparky Tentaclebot Unit • Spike Rat • Spiked Saucer • Spitter Plant • Tiki • Turtle • Venus Fly Trap
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Polar | Fake Crash
Bosses Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Relics
Levels First Chamber ( Toad Village, Under Pressure, Orient Express, Bone Yard, Makin' Waves) | Second Chamber ( Gee Wiz, Hang'em High, Hog Ride, Tomb Time, Midnight Run) | Third Chamber ( Dino Might!, Deep Trouble, High Time, Road Crash, Double Header) | Fourth Chamber ( Sphynxinator, Bye Bye Blimps, Tell No Tales, Future Frenzy, Tomb Wader) | Fifth Chamber ( Gone Tomorrow, Orange Asphalt, Flaming Passion, Mad Bombers, Bug Lite) | Sixth Chamber ( Ski Crazed, Area 51?, Rings of Power) | Secret Levels ( Hot Coco, Eggipus Rex)
Enemies Bandifish | Beetle | Snake | Arsonist | Crocodile | Eel | Goat | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Pufferfish | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Triceratops | Pterodactyl | Wave Lab Assistant | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Wizard Lab Assistant | Frog
Crash Team Racing
Racers Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Coco Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Fake Crash | Penta Penguin
Bosses Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe Potoroo | Nitros Oxide
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Ami | Isabella | Liz | Megumi
Race tracks ( N. Sanity Beach Crash Cove, Roo's Tubes, Mystery Caves, Sewer Speedway) ( The Lost Ruins Coco Park, Tiger Temple, Papu's Pyramid, Dingo Canyon) ( Glacier Park Blizzard Bluff, Dragon Mines, Polar Pass, Tiny Arena) ( Citadel City N. Gin Labs, Cortex Castle, Hot Air Skyway, Oxide Station) ( Gem Stone Valley Slide Coliseum, Turbo Track)
Battle Arenas Skull Rock | Rampage Ruins | Rocky Road | Nitro Court | The North Bowl | Parking Lot | Lab Basement
Items Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CTR Tokens | Keys
Power Ups Missiles | Bowling Bombs | Warp Orbs | Power Shields | N. Tropy Clocks | N. Brio's Beakers | Turbos | Invisibility | Super Engines | Aku Aku/Uka Uka Masks
Good Aku Aku | Crash Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Tiny Tiger | Dingodile
Evil Uka Uka | Doctor Neo Cortex | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Koala Kong | Rilla Roo
Others Doctor N. Gin | Ripper Roo | Fake Crash
Items Anvil | Arrow | Balloon | Block | Bomb | Crystal | Electro Stun Beam | Force Field | Gem | Gold Relic | Homing Energy Orb | Hover Boots | Jewel | Lightning | Locked Crate | Mine | Missile | Mushroom | Nitro Crate | Padlock | Platinum Relic | Pogo Stick | Powder Keg | Purple ? and ! crate | Shock Wave | Sonic Ring | Speedy Boots | TNT Crate | Trophy | Vacuum Cleaner | Wumpa Fruit | Z
Minigames ( Crate Crush Jungle Bash, Space Bash, Snow Bash, Drain Bash, Tie Breaker) ( Polar Push Polar Panic, Tilt Panic, Melt Panic, Manic Panic) ( Ballistix Crashball, Beach Ball, N. Ballism, Sky Balls) ( Pogo Pandemonium Pogo Painter, Pogo-a-Gogo, El Pogo Loco, Pogo Padlock, cut minigame) ( Tank Wars Desert Fox, Metal Fox, Jungle Fox, Swamp Fox) ( Crash Dash Dot Dash, Toxic Dash, Dante's Dash, Splash Dash) ( Medieval Mayhem Ring Ding, Dragon Drop, Mallet Mash, Keg Kaboom)
Bosses Papu Pummel ( Papu Papu) | Bearminator ( Bearminator) | Big Bad Fox ( Komodo Brothers) | Oxide Ride ( Nitros Oxide)
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Pura
Doctor Neo Cortex • Crunch Bandicoot • The Elementals ( Rok-Ko • Wa-Wa • Py-Ro • Lo-Lo) • Uka Uka • Doctor Nefarious Tropy • Doctor N. Gin • Tiny Tiger • Dingodile
Crates ( Basic Crate, ? Crate, ! Crate, Activation Crate, Outline Crate, Crash Crate, Locked Crate, Invisibility Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Arrow Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, TNT Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem • Relic
Tip Toe • Double Jump • Death Tornado Spin • Fruit Bazooka • Crash Dash (Super Power) • Super Belly Flop
First Chamber ( Arctic Antics, Tornado Alley, Bamboozled, Wizards and Lizards, Compactor Reactor) • Second Chamber ( Jungle Rumble, Sea Shell Shenanigans, Banzai Bonsai, That Sinking Feeling, H2 Oh No) • Third Chamber ( The Gauntlet, Tsunami, Smokey and the Bandicoot, Eskimo Roll, Fahrenheit Frenzy) • Fourth Chamber ( Avalanche, Droid Void, Crashteroids, Coral Canyon, Weathering Heights) • Fifth Chamber ( Crash and Burn, Gold Rush, Medieval Madness, Crate Balls of Fire, Cortex Vortex) • Boss Levels ( Rumble in the Roks, Drain Damage, Crashes to Ashes, Atmospheric Pressure, Crunch Time) • Sixth Chamber ( Knight Time, Ghost Town, Ice Station Bandicoot, Solar Bowler, Force of Nature) • Cut levels ( Cut Chinese harbour level, Tsunami, Cut Glider level, Cut oriental level, Fire Island)
Seal • Penguin • Narwhale • Lab Assistant • Bat • Lionfish • Anglerfish • Koi Fish • Crane • Salmon • Monkey • Parrot • Crab • Donkey • Inflating Cactus • Scorpion • Knight Lab Assistant • Ninja Lab Assistant • Skiing Lab Assistant • Gold Miners
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot
Bosses Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems
Levels First Chamber ( Jungle Jam, Shipwrecked, Temple of Boom, Frostbite Cavern, Just in Slime) | Second Chamber ( Snow Crash, Rocket Racket, Just Hangin', Shark Attack, Ruined) | Third Chamber ( Snow Job, Ace of Space, Sunken City, Down the Hole, Blimp Bonanza) | Fourth Chamber ( Star to Finish, Air Supply, No-Fly Zone, Drip, Drip, Drip, Final Countdown)
Enemies Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Steam-Powered Hover-Spike-O-Tron | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Fake Crash
Antagonists Doctor Nefarious Tropy | N. Trance | Uka Uka | Evil Crunch | Evil Coco
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Gem Shards | Super Slide | Rocket Jump | Death Tornado Spin | Crash Dash
Levels First Chamber ( Island Intro, Prints of Persia, Lagoony Tunes, Globe Trottin', Pharaoh's Funhouse, Runaway Rug) | Second Chamber ( Tiki Torture, Hoppin' Coffins, Barrel Roll, Flockful of Seagulls, Magma Mania) | Third Chamber ( Run from the Sun, Now It's Istanbul, Mister Lava Lava, Water Logged, Slip-N-Slidin' Sphinx) | Fourth Chamber ( Rocks Can Roll, Rock the Casaba, Eruption Disruption, Spaced Out, King Too Uncommon) | Fifth Chamber ( Wild Nile Ride, 101 Arabian Kites, Fire Walker)
Enemies Arsonist | Beetle | Crocodile | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Snake
Crash Nitro Kart
Racers ( Team Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Crunch Bandicoot, Fake Crash) | ( Team Cortex Doctor Neo Cortex, Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger, Doctor Nefarious Tropy) | ( Team Oxide Nitros Oxide, Zem, Zam, Velo) | ( Team Trance N. Trance, Polar, Dingodile, Pura) | GBA Only ( Krunk, Nash, Norm, Geary, Spyro the Dragon) | Removed: ( Nina, Doctor Nitrus Brio, Rilla Roo, Komodo Brothers, Ripper Roo)
Bosses Krunk | Nash | Norm | Geary | Emperor Velo XXVII
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka
Race tracks ( Terra Inferno Island, Jungle Boogie, Tiny Temple) | ( Barin Meteor Gorge, Barin Ruins, Deep Sea Driving (Crash Nitro Kart)) | ( Fenomena Out of Time, Clockwork Wumpa, Thunder Struck) | ( Teknee Assembly Lane, Android Alley, Electron Avenue) | ( Velo's Vault Gem Cups, Hyper Spaceway)
Battle Arenas Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
Items Wumpa Fruit | ? Crates | Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CNK Tokens | Keys
Power Ups Missiles | Bowling Bombs | TNT Crates | Static Orbs | N. Tropy Clocks | Turbo | Ice Mines | Power Shields | Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Masks | Tornado Tops | Invisibility | Super Engines | Red Eye Missiles | Removed: Voodoo Doll
Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Aku Aku | Nina Cortex
Nitros Oxide | Polar | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Ripper Roo | Tiny Tiger | Farmer Ernest | Evil Crash | Pinstripe Potoroo | Koala Kong | Papu Papu | Rusty Walrus | Cortex's mother | Spyro the Dragon | Mecha-Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Removed: Evil Coco | Good Cortex | Capu Capu | Evil Capu Capu | Fake Crash | Komodo Brothers | N. Trance |
Doctor Neo Cortex | Mecha-Bandicoot | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Dingodile | Madame Amberly | Evil Twins | Removed: | Ant Leader | Rusty Walrus
Crates ( Cortex Crate - Crash Crate - Nina Crate - Bounce Crate - Basic Crate - ? Crate - Locked Crate - Iron Crate - Iron Arrow Crate - Arrow Crate - Ammo Crate - Nitro Switch Crate - Nitro Crate - TNT Crate - Checkpoint Crate - World Crate - Aku Aku Crate - Uka Uka Crate - Detonator Crate - Activation Crate - Outline Crate) - Wumpa Fruit - Crystal - Gem - Weak platforms - Sequence platforms Removed: Relic
( N. Sanity Island Jungle Bungle, Cavern Catastrophe, Totem Hokum) | ( Iceberg Lab Ice Climb, Slip Slide Icecapades, High Seas Hi-Jinks) | ( Academy of Evil Boiler Room Doom, Classroom Chaos, Rooftop Rampage) | ( Twinsanity Island Rockslide Rumble, Bandicoot Pursuit, Ant Agony) | Removed: Gone a Bit Coco, Megalomaniac Mind Mania, Harbor level, Uka Tree level, Lava Caves, Rehab Lab, Security Insanity, Cut Rollerbrawl level, | Train Express | | 9th Dimension | 11th Dimension Canyon Level | | Wumpa Island Komodo Bros. Race | | Space Dimension | Temple Level ( Ocean Dimension Coco sub level, Ocean Commotion ) Cut UFO level | Cut Ant lab level | Cut Sport level
Crab | Chicken | Tikimon's Minions | Monkey | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Worm | Ant | Rat | Bees | Bear | Tribesman | Hog | Bat | Penguin | Hologram Probe | Barrel Throwing Rhino | Guard Dog | Hall Monitor | Robot Dummy | Robotic Janitor | Experimental Frog | Beetle | Gargolye | Removed: Ant Pet | Flying Swordfish | Greyscale Ant | Pink Elephant | Flowers | Teddy Bear | Robots | Pigs | Turtles | Solid Rock Bee | Walking fly trap | Fire-Breathing Creature | Striped Snake | Lab Assistant | Twin Tech Robotic Snake | Lion | Ostrich | Snake Pirates | Pirate Platypus | Piranhas | Sharks | Sea Monster
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Tawna | Coco Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Doctor Nitrus Brio (Crash 2 only)
Levels Crash Bandicoot N. Sanity Island: N. Sanity Beach • Jungle Rollers • The Great Gate • Boulders • Upstream • Rolling Stones • Hog Wild • Native Fortress
Wumpa Island: Up the Creek • The Lost City • Temple Ruins • Road to Nowhere • Boulder Dash • Whole Hog • Sunset Vista
Cortex Island: Heavy Machinery • Cortex Power • Generator Room • Toxic Waste • The High Road • Slippery Climb • Lights Out • Fumbling in the Dark • Jaws of Darkness • Castle Machinery • The Lab • The Great Hall
DLC: Stormy Ascent
Cortex Strikes Back Intro
First Warp Room: Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash
Second Warp Room: Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal
Third Warp Room: Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable
Fourth Warp Room: Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having
Fifth Warp Room: Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out
Sixth Warp Room: Totally Bear, Totally Fly
Warped First Chamber: Toad Village, Under Pressure, Orient Express, Bone Yard, Makin' Waves
Second Chamber: Gee Wiz, Hang'em High, Hog Ride, Tomb Time, Midnight Run
Third Chamber: Dino Might!, Deep Trouble, High Time, Road Crash, Double Header
Fourth Chamber: Sphynxinator, Bye Bye Blimps, Tell No Tales, Future Frenzy, Tomb Wader
Fifth Chamber: Gone Tomorrow, Orange Asphalt, Flaming Passion, Mad Bombers, Bug Lite
Sixth Chamber: Ski Crazed, Area 51?, Rings of Power
Secret Levels: Hot Coco, Eggipus Rex
Seventh Chamber (DLC): Future Tense
Items Crates ( Basic Crate • Aku Aku Crate • Bounce Crate • Arrow Crate • ? Crate • Time Crate • ! Crate • TNT Crate • Big TNT Crate • Crash Crate • Checkpoint Crate • Iron Crate • Iron Arrow Crate • Nitro Crate • Nitro Switch Crate • Locked Crate • Slot Crate • Iron Checkpoint Crate) | Wumpa Fruit | Gem | Key | Relic | Crystal
Enemies Crab | Turtle | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Monkey | Tribesman | Flying Fish | Bat | Snake | Spider | Hog | Holo-Projector | Crawling | Spiked Saucer | Machine Gunner | Barrel Thrower | Evil Hand | Lab Assistant | Beaker-Throwing Lab Assistant | Rat | Blob | Electric Lab Assistant | Armadillo | Echidna | Penguin | Seal | Mechanical Piranha | Orca | Electric Eel | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Spike Rat | Sewer Worker Lab Assistant | Parka Lab Assistant | Cyborg Clamidosaur | Gorilla | Possum | Hunter Lab Assistant | Polar Bear | Bee | Sledgehammer Lab Assistant | Spitter Plant | Tiki | Barricading Lab Assistant | Robot Walker | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Frog | Goat | Knight Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Pufferfish | Shark | Pterodactyl | Triceratops | Wave Lab Assistant | Seagull | Wizard Lab Assistant | Scorpion | Crocodile | Bandifish | Arsonist | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Beetle
Bosses Papu Papu | Ripper Roo | Koala Kong | Pinstripe Potoroo | Doctor Nitrus Brio (Crash 1 only) | Doctor Neo Cortex | Komodo Brothers | Tiny Tiger | Doctor N. Gin | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Uka Uka