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The three original types of relics (from left to right): sapphire, gold and platinum.

Time relics are collectibles in the Crash Bandicoot franchise that are won after completing a level in time trial or relic race mode below a certain time. They first appeared in Crash Bandicoot: Warped. There are three main tiers of relic: sapphire, gold, and platinum.

  • The sapphire relic is the usually the lowest tier of relic, and the easiest to obtain. These do not appear in Crash Bash.
  • The gold relic is typically the mid-tier relic, except in Crash Bash, where it is the lowest tier. These are the minimum requirement for full completion in most games.
  • The platinum relic is the highest possible reward from a time trial. Some levels' platinum relics are only obtainable with a special power-up, such as the Speed Shoes or the Triple Spin, which allow the player character to move faster. In Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time platinum relics are required for full completion.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has a fourth relic type, a purple relic with golden ornaments, marking a level's developer time. These are not tracked for game completion, however.


Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

Relics were first introduced in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, along with the time trial mode. Collecting five relics of any color opens up the secret warp room in the Time Twister. For every multiple of five (up to twenty-five), a new level is unlocked. Earning every relic (gold or platinum) grants Crash a gem. There are thirty relics total to be collected. The platinum relic times are only displayed after beating Cortex for the 100% completion ending after collecting 25 crystals, 42 gems and 28 relics.

Crash Team Racing[]

In Crash Team Racing, Relics are obtainable in a track's relic race, accessible once its trophy has been won and the hub's boss has been defeated. Collecting ten relics of any color unlocks Slide Coliseum in the Adventure Mode. Once all eighteen relics are obtained, the player can face the final boss, Nitros Oxide, again for an alternate ending.

Crash Bash[]

Relics work differently in Crash Bash, which does not have a time trial mode. There are only gold and platinum relics, obtained by defeating the arena's champions two and three times in a row respectively. Gold relic challenges are unlocked when the player reaches the fourth warp room, and platinum relic challenges are unlocked once the trophy for Mallet Mash is earned. The player must have a level's gold relic before they can attempt its platinum relic challenge.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex[]

As in Warped, relics in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex unlock the secret warp room and the levels in it (one new level for every five relics, up to twenty-five). There are thirty in total.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

Relics return as rewards for completing a time trial in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. Obtaining all relics (either gold or platinum) unlocks a bonus boss fight against Mega-Mix. There are twenty relics in total.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced[]

Relics are obtainable in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, but are not needed to unlock the game's alternate ending. There are twenty-four in total. Twenty-three platinum relics and one gold relic are the minimum amount necessary for full completion in the game.

Crash Nitro Kart[]

Relics have the same role in Crash Nitro Kart that they did in Crash Team Racing. Once all the relics are gathered, along with the CNK tokens and gems, the player can face Emperor Velo XXVII a second time for an alternate ending. There are thirteen relics in total for the console versions, and twelve in total for the GBA version.

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage[]

Relics make cameo appearances on trading cards, but there is no time trial mode in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[]

Relics reprise their role from the original version of Warped in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. In addition, new relic times have been added for the remade versions of Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Obtaining them all can raise the game completion higher than 100 percent. However, in the first two games, the time trials are merely optional challenges for the player as they do not unlock anything extra.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[]

Relics reprise their role from the original Crash Team Racing. Additionally, a relic race mode has been added to the Local Arcade menu, allowing for relics to be earned on the Nitro Kart and bonus tracks, though these are completely optional and do not contribute to any game progress in the Adventure Mode. There are thirty-nine relics in total: eighteen from the adventure mode tracks, thirteen from Nitro Kart and eight from the bonus tracks. An additional fortieth relic can be obtained from Retro Stadium in the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time[]

Relics return in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, but platinum is the minimum requirement for full completion. In addition, purple relics, marking a level's developer time, have been added. There are thirty-eight relics in total.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run![]

Sapphire, gold and platinum relics reappear in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, in their usual role as prizes for completing time trials. Relics do not serve any significant purpose given that this game has no completion percentage.

Crash Team Rumble[]

In Crash Team Rumble, relics are collectibles scattered across each map similarly to Wumpa Fruit. Map-specific power ups called Relic Stations are able to be activated by collecting a certain amount of relics.



Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Arabic أثرية
Traditional Chinese 神器 (WOC)[1]
聖物 (OTR!)
Shénqì (WOC)
Shèng wù (OTR!)
Simplified Chinese 圣物
Shèng wù
Dutch Reliek
Finnish Reliikit[2]
French Relique
German Relikt
Greek Κειμηλια[3]
Italian Reliquia
Japanese トロフィー (pre-N. Sane)
レリック (post-N. Sane)
Torofī (pre-N. Sane)
Rerikku (post-N. Sane)
Korean 트로피 (WOC)[4]
유물 (OTR!)
teulopi (WOC)
yumul (OTR!)
Polish Relikt
Portuguese Relíquia
Russian Реликвия
Spanish Reliquia
Thai รีลิค
Rī likh
Turkish Yadigar
Vietnamese Cổ vật


  • The lowest tier of time relics went through various color changes during the development of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, such as silver and bronze, seen in public demo builds.[5][6]
  • The design for the relics is based on the ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life and eternity.
  • The Japanese versions of the games (up until N. Sane Trilogy) referred to them as "trophies" instead.