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Scrubbers are enemies that appear in all three sewer levels in the games Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the second game, and the Nitro-Fueled remake of Crash Team Racing. Being the generic enemy in the sewer levels, they can be defeated using any attack.


The machines are generally red-brown and white in color with large eyes and an antenna coming out the top. They have an N emblazoned on their front suggesting they were made by Cortex to clean up the sewers and have brushes on the bottom to clean up messes, just like vacuums.


Scrubbers perform different functions in each level
  • Scaling pipes in a circle: in Sewer or Later three scrubbers scale the pipes in a spring-like fashion. They can also be used as fodder to destroy nearby turbines, but are most useful for destroying the turbines of the fans that spin way too fast.
  • In Hangin' Out, a conveyor of scrubbers try to hurl themselves at Crash until he gets to the end of the tunnel.




  • In the prototype of Cortex Strikes Back, scrubbers would appear around corners, taking Crash by surprise.
  • In the Nitro-Fueled remake of the Crash Nitro Kart track Android Alley, the scrubbers appear instead of the Cleaning Bots that appeared in the original version of the track.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バボー
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