Rilla Roo is a character that was introduced in Crash Bash. He is a cross between a gorilla and a kangaroo.


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Rilla Roo's icon in Crash Bash.

Rilla Roo is one of the playable characters in the game. He helps Uka Uka's team against Aku Aku's team. He is the same type of player as Dingodile. In pogo stick levels, he uses a power drill as a pogo stick but has weak throwing power in Crate Crush levels. This is his only appearance to date. In the out-tro credits, of the Japanese version of Crash Bash, it reveals that after Crash Bash, Rilla Roo wished to become Koala Kong's agent, so he opened up a restaurant in Hollywood with Dingodile.


According to the Crash Bash Manual, Rilla Roo has the disposition of a train wreck and prefers to take his time around the arena, suggesting that he is rather patient. Despite this, the same manual also states that he is a first stringer and that he considers himself a closer.




  • Rilla Roo was allegedly going to be a playable character in Crash Nitro Kart, but got cut along with N. Brio, Nina Cortex, and The Komodo Brothers.
  • He was called Kanga-Rilla when the game was in production. It is similar to the names of mutants Dingodile created after Crash Team Racing, the Kanga-Rooster and the Dingo-Rilla. Taking the CTR ending into account, it is possible that Rilla Roo might be one of Dingodile's creations, but it has never been confirmed.
    • This is also supported by the fact that Rilla Roo started working with Dingodile, as talked about in the out-ro credits of the Japanese version.
  • Both he and Dingodile have the same abilities, weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages.
  • He is one of the two kangaroo characters that have been mutated. The other is Ripper Roo.
  • In the Crash Bash manual, he is explained as having "the disposition of a train wreck", and his photo is a black silhouette with a description saying "he doesn't like having his photo taken".
  • He is one of the only two major characters before Crash of the Titans whose species is a hybrid. The other is Dingodile.
  • Even though he is a cross between a gorilla and a kangaroo, the only obvious parts of him that are kangaroo are his tail and feet.
  • He was featured on MTV Multiplayer's blog as part of their article, "Who Is The Best Video Game Monkey, Ape Or Other Primate?". The Doom Monkeys were also featured in that article.
  • In the out-ro credits, in the Japanese version of Crash Bash, Dr. Nitrus Brio states that Rilla Roo was created with the genes of Ripper Roo.
    • Because of this, it is possible that N. Brio actually created Rilla Roo, since he knew how Rilla Roo was created.

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    • When there are two possible origins for a character, I like to look at the games where they come from. The origin of Rilla Roo, where he...
    • I think what EH28 suggested regarding Dingodile starting Rilla Roo off is plausible, but I also agree that yeah, Brio probably would have used ...