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Sunset Vista is the sixteenth level (fifteenth in prototype versions), including boss fights, in Crash Bandicoot and the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the first game and is the final non-boss level on the middle island (In the retail version). This level shares a theme similar to The Lost City and is the last level with the same kind of design, but this time, it is accompanied with more obstacles and tricky jumps. This level features the first of two Cortex bonus rounds in the game, where the player can collect a key to unlock the secret level, Whole Hog.

Level Design[]

Sunset Vista takes place at the site of ancient ruins like in The Lost City. Sunset Vista is filled with many traps and obstacles that often require Crash to time his jumps. Some of the obstacles include flaming platforms and blocks that try and push Crash off the path. In addition, the level is also filled with bats and lizards that are often a part of a puzzle in different areas of the level. Crash must traverse up three levels of this level before reaching his portal. On the upper floor of this level, Crash can collect three Cortex tokens to unlock a rare Cortex bonus round.



Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version[]

  • Now, Cortex's faces are hidden here. Try to collect three, and you'll rush into Cortex's challenge. If you solve it skillfully, you'll get a secret key.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese ゆうやけの はいきょ
Yū yake no wa iki ~yo


  • This is the longest level in the game.
  • In the Japanese version, this level was swapped with Slippery Climb in the level order.
  • Subsequently, due to a localization error, in the Japanese version of the N. Sane Trilogy, this level takes the Japanese name of Slippery Climb, and vice versa.
  • In the prototype, Sunset Vista is even longer and harder, because of the addition of rotating flames and more complex jumps.
  • The same out-of-bounds glitch in The Lost City can be done in this level too.
  • In N. Sane Trilogy, due to this level's length it has the longest relic time in the entire series, with a sapphire time of 5 minutes and 30 seconds and a platinum time of 3 minutes and 41 seconds.