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Spiders are enemies that appear in the original Crash Bandicoot game and as an obstacles in Crash Team Racing. They are large black, red, yellow, and dark purple spiders with eight legs that inhabit 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.


Crash Bandicoot[]

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 or by jumping.

Crash Bandicoot (99X)[]

Spiders, referred to as Crawlies in the manual, appear as enemies in one of the game's four areas, the Catacombs. They are defeated by being spun or jumped on.

Crash Team Racing[]

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. In Crash Team Racing they can be defeated by some items like bombs, or missiles.

Crash Nitro Kart[]

There is a pink spider visible on the wall of the cave in Inferno Island as background decoration.

Crash Bandicoot & Spyro Adventure World[]

Spiders appear as common enemies in the Explore The Islands hub world. They walk back and forth on a set path, alternating between slow and fast speeds and dealing damage upon contact with the player.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[]

Spiders reappears as enemies in the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the first game, where they reprise the same role they had in the original version.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[]

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.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[]

Spiders appear as enemies in the first level of the game, Rude Awakening. They hang from the ceiling in the ruins areas, and drop down on web strands to attack Crash/Coco if they stay under them for too long. Green venom drips from their fangs, leaving a small puddle of it on the ground beneath them. They can be defeated by jumping and spinning at them, or simply avoided.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run![]

In On the Run!, there are two distinct varieties of spider. The first is a white spider with blue markings, which crawls along the floor in a straight line towards the player and can be defeated with a spin, slide or bodyslam. The second is a black spider with red markings, which hangs down from the ceiling on a web. These spiders cannot be defeated with normal attacks, but they can be blown up by detonating TNT or Nitro crates. One variety of gem challenge involves destroying every spider in a level.

Crash Team Rumble[]

No spiders physically appear in Rumble, but a picture of one can be seen in the unlockable Spider emblem.



Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Chinese 蜘蛛
French Araignée
German Spinne
Italian Ragno
Japanese ビッグスパイダー
Biggu Supaidā
Korean 스파이더
Portuguese Aranha
Russian Паук
Spanish Araña
Thai แมงมุม
Turkish Örümcek
Vietnamese Nhện