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 the events of the game Rilla Roo wished to become Koala Kong's agent so he opened up a restaurant in Hollywood with Dingodile.

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Rilla Roo makes a cameo on a banner in the Koala Carnival track. He is depicted wearing boxing gloves and is shown fighting in a match against Koala Kong. This marks his first appearance since his only appearance in Crash Bash.

Rilla Roo appears as a playable racer as part of the Winter Festival Grand Prix. He can be purchased from the Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins. He appears to have undergone a redesign since Crash Bash.


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 can often be seen jumping around, hooting wildly and laughing as he taunts his foes. Along with his circus-like attire and tendency to linger around in a battle, he appears to have a clownish, prankster personality. Making fools out of his opponents seems to be equally important to serving his master Uka Uka. His eagerness to go into business with Dingodile and Koala Kong in the Japanese epilogue to Crash Bash also suggests that he is surprisingly entrepreneurial and possibly a bit of a spendthrift. 



See: Rilla Roo/Gallery


  • 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.
  • He is one of the two kangaroo characters that have been mutated. The other is Ripper Roo.
    • In the outro credits of the Japanese version of Crash Bash, N. Brio states that Rilla Roo was created with the genes of 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.
  • 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.

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