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The Eel Deal is the tenth level and is the last level of the second warp room in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remake of the second game. It is the first sewer level in the game, introducing Crash to a series of new obstacles including spinning fan blades, rolling barrels of toxic waste, mutant rats, scrubbers and electric eels that will shock Crash if he steps into the water at the wrong time.

Crash will encounter two forks in this level's path. At the first, the right fork seems to lead to a useless dead-end room, filled with nitro crates. Clever players, however, will see this field of greenness and take the hint, as they can walk straight through the back wall to a secret path that takes them to the green gem. They will still need to return to the fork and take the left path to continue in the level. At the second fork in the road, the right path leads to the end of the level, but players will have to take a brief detour to the left to find one of the few almost slightly hidden crystals in the game.



View of the level[]

Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version[]

  • You can't enter the water if it's glowing. It's the Electric Eels' ripping.
  • In Rainy Jungle, try to reach the end without breaking the boxes. You'll get the Blue Gem.
  • If I should say, in Surprising Surfing, have you landed on the footing in the river that is hard to step on?
  • The Green ! box will break all the nitro boxes for you.
  • The Spike Rats in the underpass can be defeated by stomping.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese ジャブジャブ ちかどう
Jabujabu Chika dō


  • The level's title is a pun on "the real deal", a popular saying referring to something that is genuine or authentic.
  • Outside of the bonus round, there are no pits in this level, other than a small pit that leads to another section of the level, so this is the first non-boss level in the series where all types of death can be protected by Aku Aku.
  • This is the first ever sewer-themed level in the game and in the series.
  • This is the only level where a checkpoint crate is placed sideways.