Spiders are enemies that appear in the original Crash Bandicoot game and as an obstacles in Crash Team Racing. They are large black, red, and dark purple spiders with eight legs that inhibit dark areas and ancient ruins. In both games, they attack by descending from the ceiling on their web every few seconds, and then rising back out of view.
In Crash Bandicoot, the spiders appear in the ancient ruins levels: (Temple Ruins, Jaws of Darkness, and a dark level: Fumbling in the Dark) where they can be found in various places throughout the levels. The spiders can be defeated by Crash's spinning, and jumping.
They appear in the Cortex Castle race track as obstacles in Crash Team Racing. When they are descending from the ceiling in this game, their shadow can be seen, which gives the racers a heads up when they are dropping. They also appear in the cut test level from Crash Bandicoot. In Crash Team Racing they can be defeated by some items like bombs, or missiles.
Spiders reappear in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled where they reprise the same role that they had in the original version of Crash Team Racing. Additionally, differently-colored spiders make an appearance inside the lava cave on Inferno Island track.