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This armor-plated beast rolls himself into a ball to knock down enemies, or even friends that look at him funny.

The RhinoRoller (also known simply as Roller) is a hybrid titan found in both Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. Its ability to curl into a ball lets Crash roll through air grind slopes and other obstacles.

In Crash: Mind Over Mutant, special gate-opening generators called Roller Switches are scattered throughout Wumpa Island. They are powered by RhinoRoller's spin. A group of RhinoRollers free from Cortex's control can be found in a cave in the Wasteland. A RhinoRoller cub will give Crash minigames when spoken to after beating Cortex.

Biology

RhinoRoller appears to be a mix between a rhinoceros, an armadillo, and a lion. Bulky and aggressive, it sports thick armor plates, tough claws, and large horns and fangs. RhinoRoller's most notable feature is its ability to curl into a ball. While sluggish in its quadrupedal form, it gains great speed by rolling, which is its primary method of attack. In Crash of the Titans, it enters ball form with the 'heavy attack' button; in Mind Over Mutant it is permanently balled while jacked. It can be found in the Lumber Yard in Crash of the Titans and the Wasteland in Mind Over Mutant. RhinoRoller cubs lack the armor, horns and canines of the adults.

Abilities

Horn Attack/Light Attack: An ability exclusive to Crash of the Titans. RhinoRoller jabs an opponent with its horn just once.

Pound/Light Attack: Exclusive to Mind Over Mutant, this replaces the Horn Attack. RhinoRoller pounds the ground, flattening whatever's beneath it. Can be combined with a jump for greater area of effect.

Heavy Attack: Exclusive to Crash of the Titans. RhinoRoller curls into a ball and charges forward for a few seconds. Any enemies in its path take damage and are pushed away. RhinoRoller can be steered slightly left or right while attacking.

Speed Boost: In Mind Over Mutant, RhinoRoller gains this ability in place of a heavy attack. It gets a quick burst of speed while rolling, useful for crossing wide gaps, or for building momentum on U-shaped ramps and loops in the Wasteland. For these ramps, simply pressing the 'heavy attack' button builds sufficient momentum; manually turning is not necessary as RhinoRoller changes direction automatically.

Thunderbowl: RhinoRoller is surrounded by energy as it speeds up, leaving fire and smoke in its wake. In this state, RhinoRoller damages everything it touches, is invincible to enemy attacks, and deflects projectiles. In Crash of the Titans, this attack ends after ten seconds; in Mind Over Mutant, it continuously drains the Titan Meter and ends only once it is fully depleted. In either game, it cannot be restarted until the Titan Meter is full again. RhinoRoller automatically enters its Thunderbowl state on air grind slopes without depleting the Titan Meter.

Block: In Crash of the Titans only, RhinoRoller guards itself from attack.

Brake: In Mind Over Mutant, pressing the 'block' button allows RhinoRoller to brake while rolling.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish Næsehornsruller portmanteau of 'næsehorn' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'rulle' (lit. roll)
Dutch Rinoroller portmanteau of 'rinoceros' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'rollen' (lit. to roll)
Finnish Sarvikieppo portmanteau of 'sarvikuono' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'kieppi' (lit. coil)
French Rhinoroller same as English
German Rhinoroller portmanteau of 'Rhinozeros' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'rollen' (lit. to roll)
Italian Rinorotante portmanteau of 'rinoceronte' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'rotare' (lit. rotate/spin)
Norwegian Neshornball portmanteau of 'neshorn' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'ball' (lit. ball)
Russian Динокат
Dinokat
portmanteau of 'дино' (lit. Dino) and the root of 'кататься' (lit. to ride/drive)
Spanish Rinorrodante portmanteau of 'rinoceronte' (lit. rhinoceros) and 'rodante' (lit. rolling (adj.))
Swedish Noshörnsrullare portmanteau of 'noshörning' and 'rulla' (lit. roll)

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Trivia

  • They may be knocked into the air when hitting or being hit by some titans in Crash of the Titans. Enemy RhinoRoller take additional damage upon landing after being hit, generally enough to stun them.
  • The RhinoRoller's original name was Roller. In Mind Over Mutant, Aku Aku still calls them this.
  • If Crash speaks to the villagers of Ratcicle Kingdom while riding a RhinoRoller, they may comment on it.
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