Their first appearance was in Crash Bandicoot, where they did nothing more than be obstacles and enemies to get in Crash's way, by either ramming him with their shields or blocking him from proceeding forward. They can be seen in the levels The Great Gate, Hog Wild, Native Fortress and Whole Hog.
They were later seen in Crash Twinsanity, found in the levels Jungle Bungle and Totem Hokum. They proceeded to kidnap Cortex under the orders of Papu Papu. However, Crash eventually saved him from their clutches.
They largely appear as regular enemies, wandering around while wielding spears and attacking Crash if he gets too close. There is a variant that carries spiked shields and must be slid into to defeat, seen only in Jungle Bungle. Another variant can be seen in the stealth segments of Totem Hokum, looking out for intruders with binoculars. Tribesmen can also be seen riding around in rowboats in the river parts of the aforementioned stealth segment - these guys are completely harmless and will not hurt Crash.
Tribesmen also appear in the Thumpin' Wumpa Islands level of Skylanders Imaginators as NPCs, speaking fluent English in a way slightly reminiscent of a stereotypical Californian surfer. Unlike in other games, they are friendly, helpful characters rather than enemies.
In the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the first game, the tribesmen repeat the same role which they had in the original with no significant changes.
- Crash Bandicoot
- Crash Twinsanity
- Skylanders: Imaginators
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Names in other languages
- In Crash Twinsanity, the Tribesmen are voiced by Michael Ensign, Dwight Schultz and Mel Winkler who provided the voices of Doctor Nefarious Tropy, Dingodile and Aku Aku in the same game, respectively.
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