You may be looking for the level named after this level from Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!.

Road to Ruin (まよいの はいきょ lit. Ruins of Illusion in Japanese) is the fourteenth level and the fourth level of the third warp room in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. It is somewhat similar to the city ruin-themed levels from the first game, specifically The Lost City and Sunset Vista, though this time it takes place at night.

In order to gain this level's box gem, Crash must break all the level's crates, which can be achieved by entering the level via the Secret Warp Room through the portal found in Diggin' It.



Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version


  • The level's name is a reference to the idiom 'on the road to ruin.'
  • As with Ruination, the Cortex Island can be seen in the background.
  • It is possible to reach this level's secret area using glitches.
  • This level only has four nitro crates, all located in the secret area. Unlike Turtle Woods and Hang Eight, the nitro switch appears along the main path of the level, as there were originally going to be Nitro Crates on the main path of the level.
  • This level and Air Crash are the only levels in the game which have two alternate routes (both a secret entrance and a death route).
  • This is one of the three levels in the game that is dark but still has light, and the others being Ruination and Totally Bear.
  • In the secret area, there is a wumpa fruit above a crate indicating a TNT crate is underneath.  This wumpa was removed in N. Sane Trilogy, but then added back via update on June 29, 2018 (which coincided with the release on other platforms).