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This sneaky character likes attacking bandicoots from below, petty larceny, and romance novels—all very bad habits.

Aku Aku, Crash of the Titans

The Spike is a titan appearing in both Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. It is the first titan Crash encounters in Crash of the Titans. In Mind Over Mutant, Crash defeats a group of Spike who are harassing the RhinoRoller villagers in the Wasteland. Afterwards, the Spike team up with Snipe to destroy the Bandicoots' house and create chaos on Wumpa Island. Crash must track down and defeat the Spike Hero, who holds the key to the Junkyard.

Biology

Spike is a brown-colored, bipedal titan created from a mutated porcupine. It has a flat head with narrow eyes and a distinct overbite. Its muscular arms and back are covered with spines, which protrude when Spike guards itself. Spike travel in packs, and are known to terrorize smaller creatures, attacking with their large claws and spike-summoning powers.

Abilities

Claw Combo: Spike swipes at an enemy with its claws up to three times.

Heavy Attack: Spike extends an arm, then butts an opponent with its right shoulder, breaking its guard. This attack can be charged for greater damage.

Spike's Surprise: Spike's ultimate attack. It raises spikes from the ground around itself, damaging all enemies within range. The spikes last for two seconds before retracting. This attack instantly consumes all stamina once used, and cannot be used again until it is full. It also breaks through an enemy's block.

Jump Combo: Performed by using a light attack while jumping. Spike curls into a ball and hurls itself at an enemy from in the air.

Block Attack: Exclusive to Crash: Mind Over Mutant. When blocking, pressing the 'light attack' button causes Spike to extend its spines, damaging any titan that attacks it. It will even damage an enemy that is blocking themselves, if Spike is close enough.

Claw Combo Extended: Also exclusive to Mind Over Mutant. Performed by using a heavy attack immediately after completing a full Claw Combo. Much like the Jump Combo, Spike curls into a ball and launches itself forward. Although the standard Claw Combo does not break an enemy's guard, the final blow of this combo does.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
SpanishPúasderived from 'púa' (lit. spike)
FrenchSpikesame as English
DutchStekelderived from 'steek' (lit. spike)
GermanStachlerderived from 'Stachel' (lit. spike)
ItalianTecnoriccioprefix 'tecno-' (lit. techno-) + 'riccio' (lit. hedgehog)
FinnishVaarnaderived from 'vaara' (lit. danger)
DanishSpidslit. peak/point
NorwegianSpiker'nderived from 'spiker' (lit. nail)
SwedishTagglit. thorn
RussianВредень
Vreden'
derived from 'вредный' (lit. harmful)

Appearances

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Trivia

  • Spike debuted in the Crash of the Titans promotional short "Titan Idol", where it had a speaking role.
  • In Crash of the Titans, Uka Uka has a similar attack to the Spike's Surprise.
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