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This colorful creature prefers to keep its distance and throw razor-sharp feathers to slice you up like warm cheese!

Aku Aku, Crash of the Titans

The Snipe is a titan that appears in Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. It is considered a "small titan", a class that specializes in long-range projectile attacks. For this reason, Snipe is useful for hitting spinning targets that are scattered around Wumpa Island, which usually offer Crash a Voodoo doll or other collectibles.

Snipe are first encountered in the jungle in Crash of the Titans. In Mind Over Mutant, they invade Crash's home and serve their leader, the Snipe Hero, in the Wasteland.

Biology

Snipe is a lean and agile titan with brown fur and bright violet plumage, a hybrid of a parrot and a fox. In Crash of the Titans, its feathers turn aqua-colored when jacked. Although it is bipedal, it assumes a hunched posture when running or fighting. Snipe attacks from a distance by plucking and throwing its sharp feathers. It may also strike opponents using its claws if they get too close. Snipe vocalizes in short chirps and chitters, and is also known to camoflauge itself as a bush to catch unsuspecting prey.

Abilities

Light Attack: Snipe picks a target at random (or the nearest enemy) and fires a single sharp feather at it. In PlayStation/Xbox versions of the games, its accuracy may be improved by entering Sniper Mode.

Heavy Attack: Snipe rears up, then lashes out at the opponent with its claws. Enemy Snipe kick as well, but jacked Snipe do not (possibly to avoid bucking Crash off of its back).

Sniper Mode: A special mode for all "small-sized" titans, Snipe included. When holding down L1, Snipe stands in place and the player is given control of a reticle with which to aim at an enemy. Pressing X allows for multiple targets to be selected and attacked simultaneously. If Snipe is hurt while in Sniper Mode, it is canceled. In Wii versions of the games, this mode does not exist; the player instead takes aim using the Wiimote.

Gambler's Hand: Snipe's ultimate attack. In Crash of the Titans, Snipe rapid-fires up to four feathers at random targets, or one feather each at 4 selected targets when in Sniper Mode. The technique returns in Mind Over Mutant, albeit altered slightly. Holding the 'light attack' button allows Snipe to rapid-fire until its stamina fully depletes, or until the player lets go of the button. Gambler's Hand cannot be used again until the stamina bar is full.

A Leap of Woo: Snipe can strafe left or right while blocking.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
SpanishTiradorlit. shooter, gunner
FrenchRapeurderived from 'rapide' (lit. quick/fast)?
DutchVeerwerperderived from 'werpen' (lit. to throw/pitch)(?)
GermanStechtderived from 'stechen' (lit. to sting)
ItalianCecchinolit. sniper
FinnishVäijyderived from 'väijytys' (lit. ambush)
DanishSnigerlit. sniper
NorwegianSnipaderived from English 'sniper'(?)
SwedishSnikderived from English 'snipe'(?)
RussianЯзвилла
Yazvilla
derived from 'язвить' (lit. to precisely pierce/sting, to talk in a particularly sarcastic manner)

Appearances

Gallery

Trivia

  • Snipe is the first titan introduced in the series to possess a long-ranged attack.
  • Snipe is called Parafox in the Game Boy Advance version of Crash of the Titans. This appears to have been its original name.
    • In the console versions' soundtrack, there is a track named "Parafox Music".
  • The name 'Snipe' also refers to various real-life species of bird.
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