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Sharks are recurring enemies in the Crash Bandicoot series.

Overview

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

The first official appearance of the shark enemy is in Warped, in the levels Under Pressure, Deep Trouble, Tell No Tales and Hot Coco. Two versions of the shark can be found in the game: One is blue with a lighter belly, while the other is entirely light gray or white. The blue variant is seen in underwater levels wandering from left to right in certain areas. They can be defeated by spinning or by shooting torpedoes from the Submergible. The white variant, seen in waterski levels, swims on the surface in and aims for Coco, trying to eat her.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Sharks appear in The Wrath Of Cortex, red and much smaller than the ones in the previous game. They appear in the levels Sea Shell Shenanigans, H2 Oh No, Coral Canyon and Crash and Burn. They quickly swim from left to right. They can be defeated by a simple spin attack or, if in the submarine, by the torpedoes or mines.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

The blue shark variant appears in The Huge Adventure. They look and act exactly as they did in Warped. They appear in the levels Shipwrecked, Shark Attack, Sunken City and Air Supply. They also appear as obstacles in Dingodile's boss fight.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

In N-Tranced a giant gray shark chases Crash while he's riding a surfboard. It appears in the levels Lagoony Tunes, Flockful of Seagulls and Water Logged. A meter on the left side of the screen alerts the player as to how close the shark is. When the shark is close enough, it will open its jaws, trying to eat Crash. During this part the music changes to a more dramatic tune, similar to the famous tune from the movie Jaws.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

A blue shark appears as a trading card in Ripto's Rampage.

Crash Twinsanity

A shark makes a cameo in Twinsanity, at the beginning of the level High Seas Hi-Jinks. If the player looks under the surface of the ice sheets in the snow area prior to entering the ship, one is visible frozen beneath the surface. Concept art of the shark also exists.

Crash Tag Team Racing

Sharks, in Tag Team Racing, are gray with a white belly. They appear in some Die-O-Ramas like "Sharked", "Soupy Swimmer", and "Jawed", and gags like "Shark Bait".

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Sharks reappear in the N. Sane Trilogy, reprising the same roles they had in Warped.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Sharks also make appearances in Nitro-Fueled as background objects in certain tracks. In Crash Cove, white variants can be seen in the water at several places throughout the course. In Roo's Tubes, blue sharks can be seen swimming in one of the track's underwater sections. In Polar Pass, a blue shark can be seen swimming in one of the snowy's track's icy water sections.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

In It's About Time, the Hazardous Wastes are home to a new variety of shark known as Sawbites. They are wildly different from previous kinds of shark, swimming through the sands of the desert and jumping up to attack the player. They are sandy brown in colour and have cybernetic parts added by their master, N. Gin. They can be seen in the levels A Real Grind and Truck Stopped. A dead Sawbite can also be seen at the beginning of Truck Stopped, hanging from a wooden frame.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アトランシャーク
Atoran Shāku
Atlan Shark

Trivia

  • Charles Zembillas, the main character concept artist for the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy, designed a shark enemy that was supposed to appear in the original game. Like a few other characters and enemies this design was not used, but it was recycled for Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
  • In Crash Tag Team Racing, sharks are never seen in the Mystery Island area itself, only appearing in Die-O-Ramas and a gag video.
  • This is the only known enemy to appear in Naughty Dog, Traveller's Tales, and Radical Entertainment games, and not be changed at all.
  • Sawbites, N. Gin's cybernetic shark minions in It's About Time, are a possible reference to N. Gin's wish for cybernetic shark minions, which he expressed in Crash Nitro Kart after defeating Nash.
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