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Tnt

A TNT Crate.

The TNT Crate is an explosive crate that appears in many games of the Crash Bandicoot series. As its name suggests, it is filled with TNT/dynamite. It is by far one of the most dangerous crates, even though destroying it is required to get all the crates in the level. Unlike Nitro Crates, there are no crates designed for detonating all the TNT crates in a level. Trying to destroy a TNT Crate with spin attack is deadly. Instead, they are dealt with individually by jumping on them (or simply headbutting them in space or while underwater), which starts a visible three mark countdown. The player should then retreat to a safe distance as the TNT crate will explode once the countdown expires. Most other methods of attacking it will cause it to detonate immediately, making the player lose a life, or a Aku Aku mask.

In the Polar riding levels of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, TNT crates start the timer automatically without Crash touching them. In the Ripper Roo boss fight of Cortex Strikes Back and El Pogo Loco in Crash Bash, he places TNT and nitro tiles on the ground, which count down from six seconds in the former.

In Crash Team Racing, Crash Nitro Kart, and the Nitro-Fueled remake of Crash Team Racing, the TNT Crate appears as a Power-Up for racers. When one is hit, the driver must jump repeatedly to try and get it off their head before it explodes. If successful, the crate goes flying behind them and explodes upon hitting the floor, damaging anyone too close. If they fail, it sends the driver crashing. If the player is Juiced Up, it becomes a Nitro Crate, which explodes immediately on contact. Ripper Roo uses TNT crates normally in his boss challenge, and Komodo Joe and Nitros Oxide launch TNT crates which explode on impact, as if they were on their head, in conjunction with deploying Nitro Crates as normal. In Nitro-Fueled, the TNT Crate also appears as an alternate skin for the Iron Checkpoint Crate.

In Crash Twinsanity, the TNT crates are used to clear paths, by exploding near Nitro Crates, and take down nearby obstacles. During the battle against N. Gin, he throws TNT crates, and are used to explode his crow's nest.

TNT crates in Crash: Mind Over Mutant count down when touched at all, as opposed to only when bounced on like in most other games. They damage Crash, titans and other crates around them when they explode.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, TNT crates, as well as the new TNT barrels, can be picked up and carried by Dingodile using his vacuum gun, with the crates counting down upon doing so. These can be shot at enemies or at obstacles to demolish them. TNT barrels spawn indefinitely in one place and are not included in the level's crate count. TNT crates can also be held by the Nitro Drone enemies in the Sn@xx Dimension, and will begin their countdown when the drone begins its pursuit of the player.

In Crash Team Rumble, TNT Drones return as the Epic Relic Station in City Scrape, chasing after opponents who come too close. Unlike their Crash 4 counterparts, the TNT crates held by these drones begin their countdown at 6 seconds instead of the usual 3 seconds. The production logos for the game also feature a TNT crate with the letters "TFB" that explodes into confetti, revealing the Toys For Bob logo. The TNT Sticky Bomb was added as an equippable Power during Season 1. When activated, a TNT crate appears above the user's head and begins counting down from 15 seconds. The player can then pass the TNT onto other players through physical contact, and whomever is holding it when the countdown finishes will receive a large amount of damage. TNT Balloons also appear in the Balloon Bounce minigame in Party Mode.

In Skylanders Imaginators, Crash's attacks include throwing TNT crates and spinning them into foes.

In Japan, this crate usually has a bomb symbol instead of "TNT".

Descriptions[]

Crash Bandicoot[]

  • Manual

"Jump on this to start the 3 second fuse. Don't hang around for the explosion or Crash will need more than some glue to be reassembled. NEVER EVER Spin Attack a TNT box. (Just a suggestion.)"

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back[]

  • Manual

"Jump on these to start a 3 second fuse. Don't hang around for the explosion or Crash will need more than some glue to be reassembled. Beware also of starting a chain reaction with other TNT boxes."

Crash Bandicoot (99X)[]

  • Manual

"Smash this and it explodes killing Crash."

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

  • Manual

"Jump on it to light the 3-second delay fuse. Then run away. Spin these and...BOOM!"

Crash Team Racing[]

  • Manual

"Release this box of boom onto the track and if a player runs over it, the box lands on their head. After a short countdown, the big bang hurls the driver into a tumbling crash. The player can try to hop enough times to get the crate off their head before the TNT blows up."

  • Prima strategy guide

"This power-up creates a red TNT Crate which will remain where you drop it. If a kart hits it, the TNT crate will attach to the rider and start counting down to detonation. NOTE: When you run into a TNT Crate, your kart speed will decrease as it counts down to detonation. However, you can remove this crate by hopping repeatedly. Watch out when driving near an opponent who has a TNT crate attached - if he or she shakes it off, it can explode on you!"

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[]

  • Manual

"Hop on these to trigger the 3-second delay fuse. Stand clear before they blow! Careful not to spin these or...BLAMMO!"

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure and Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[]

"Hop on these to trigger the three-second delay fuse. Stand clear before they blow! Be careful not to spin these or...BLAMMO!"

  • N-Tranced - Prima strategy guide

"Jump on a TNT Crate and it counts down from three, then blows up. Don't spin into a TNT Crate, or it instantly blows up."

Crash Nitro Kart[]

  • Console manual

"Drop these on the track to give the racers behind you a nasty surprise. If you run into one of these killer crates, it'll latch onto your head and start counting down. When the timer runs out, you'll wipe out when it explodes in your face. Try hopping madly to get it off your head."

  • GBA manual

"Drop these on the track to give the racers behind you a nasty surprise. If you run into one of these killer crates, it'll latch onto your head and start counting down. If the timer runs out, you'll wipe out when it explodes in your face. If you jump enough times while the crate is on your head, it will come loose and fly off into the air."

  • N-Gage manual

"Drop these on the track to give the racers behind you a nasty surprise. If they drive into one of these killer crates, it'll latch onto their head and start counting down. If the fuse runs out, they'll wipe out when it explodes in their face. If they jump enough times while the crate is on their head, it will come loose and fly off into the air."

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage[]

  • Manual

"These explode on contact."[1]

Crash Twinsanity[]

  • Manual

"Explodes immediately if broken, or counts down from 3 before exploding if jumped on."

  • Prima strategy guide

"TNT crates explode immediately if broken—which means instant death. If you jump on them, they count down from three and then explode. (Obviously, jumping on them is the safe way of dealing with them.) TNT crates are often placed near rows of nitro crates and serve as timers. Hop on the TNT crate and get away fast to detonate the nitro crates safely."

Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D[]

  • In-game

"A crate of explosives dropped behind the kart. Blasts anyone getting too close to kingdom come!"

Appearances[]

Variations[]

Red with bomb symbol[]

  • Japanese versions of the series

Gray with red LEDs[]

  • Crash of the Titans

Gray with dynamite bar icon[]

Red with big yellow letters saying TNT and yellow LEDs[]

Big TNT[]

  • Crash Bandicoot.

TNT Barrel[]

TNT Balloon[]

Gallery[]

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Arabic صندوق متفجرات
sunduq mutafajirat
Traditional Chinese 炸藥箱 (WOC)[2]
TNT 箱 (OTR!)
Zhàyào xiāng (WOC)
TNT xiāng (OTR!)
Simplified Chinese 炸药箱
Zhàyào xiāng
Dutch TNT-Doos
French Caisse TNT
German TNT-Kiste
Greek Κουτιά ΤΝΤ[3]
Koutiá TNT
Italian Casse TNT
Japanese 💣ばこ (1)
バクダンばこ (2/3)
ばくだん箱 (CTR)
TNTばこ (CTR-NF)
💣bako (1)
Bakudan bako (2/3)
Bakudan hako (CTR)
TNT bako (CTR-NF)
Korean 폭탄 상자 (WOC)[4]
TNT 상자를 (OTR!)
pogtan sangja (WOC)
TNT sangjaleul (OTR!)
Brazilian Portuguese Caixa TNT
European Portuguese Caixas de TNT[5]
Russian ящиков с динамитом
yashchikov s dinamitom
Spanish Caja TNT
Thai ลัง TNT
Lạng TNT
Turkish TNT Sandıklarına
Vietnamese Thùng TNT

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