Penta Penguin is a character in the Crash Bandicoot series. He's based on the penguins in who walk aimlessly and then take a moment to spin. Similar penguins also appear in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex .
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Penta first appears in
as a minor character. He was later included in Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken as an unlockable character via a secret button combination in the main menu. Aside from the Crash Team Racing N. Sane Trilogy, this is the only game where the name Penta appears.
remake of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Warped implies that Penta is the penguin that appears in the boss fight against Dingodile.
Penta as he appears in Crash Bandicoot Dansu! de Jump! na Daibouken
st appearance is in
Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken
. He tends to be very greedy since most of the time he's a merchant selling items for high prices. He has a girlfriend named
and is head over heels for her and will do anything to win her affections. He is later seen in another chapter selling jet packs when Crash and
decided to go into space to find the
Crash Team Racing
Penta is only unlockable via cheat code. If players hold down R1 and L1 and press down, right, triangle, down, left, triangle, and up, at the main menu, he will become a playable character. Intended to be a "joke" secret character, he is the only racer with maxed out stats. In the NTSC-U version of the game however, Penta has the same stats as
Polar and Pura, being good at turning but not having much speed. He has a different appearance to other penguins: he's a black penguin, with a scarf, his eyes are closer together, and his beak is smaller, though his podium model reuses the standard penguin model instead.
Penta and his kart as they appear in Crash Team Racing
PAL & NTSC-J
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Penta appears in
Warped as the penguin running away from Dingodile before the fight and coming back afterwards only to jump on him.
Penta means "Five" in the Greek language.
Penta is one of the only three characters players cannot be raced against as a computer controlled character in 8-player races (along with Fake Crash and N. Tropy).
In the NTSC version of CTR, Penta is left largely unfinished. Examples of this include him being protected by Aku Aku, but having Uka Uka show up in the item box. Also, as well as penguin noises, the sounds he usually makes, Penta also makes various statements which are actually placeholder lines. For example, sometimes when boosting, Penta will say "Penguin Yay One" or "Penguin Yay Two."
This is fixed in other versions.
Penta Penguin is one of five racers not to reappear in , the other four being Crash Nitro Kart Papu Papu, Pinstripe, Komodo Joe and Ripper Roo. Also, Penta is the only one of the non-returning racers who wasn't a boss (however, all of them are secret characters).
Penta is the only secret character to have Aku Aku as a mask during a power up.
Penta's victory theme is the same as Ripper Roo and Papu Papu.
Out of all of the characters that appear in CTR (other than the masks and Fake Crash), Penta is the only one who does not have a text entry in the closing credits.
The beta version for CTR claims that Penta became a weather forecaster, and kept predicting another Ice Age.
Penta makes an appearance in the CTR intro, when Polar appears (behind him), though he's hard to spot as he's very small.
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
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