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Trouble Brewing is the boss fight and the final story level of Tranquility Falls and the thirteenth main level of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. It is based on the boss fight against N. Brio from Crash Bandicoot.


Crash and Coco confront Doctor Nitrus Brio. The battle starts when he throws his beakers to hit the player character, then he throws his beakers to free his blobs. Just like in the first Crash Bandicoot game, the player must jump on or slide into the blobs to hit N. Brio until he transforms into a hulking monstrosity. The player must use Akano to spin him off the edge of the platform. After that, N. Brio is defeated, accidentally transforming into a pterodactyl and choosing to launch one last assault. He instead lays an egg and flies off, mortified; Coco is also shocked by this, but Crash claims the egg before getting dragged out by his sister.

After winning this boss fight, the player unlocks the N. Verted Mode, with Brio scattering N. Verted Gems and Bumpa Berries across dimensions.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic جرعة المشاكل
jureatan almashakil
Potion Problems
French Ennuis à l'horizon Trouble on the Horizon
German Da braut sich was zusammen! Something's brewing! (idiom)
Italian Guai in vista Troubles in sight
Japanese あやしいじっけんしつ
Ayashī jikken-shitsu
Suspicious Laboratory
Polish Nadchodzą kłopoty Trouble is Coming
Portuguese Confusão Fermentada Fermented Confusion
Russian Ох, уж эти алхимики!
Okh, uzh eti alkhimiki!
Oh, darn those Alchemists!
Spanish Mezcla problemática Problematic Mix



  • Code exists for an extra, fourth round of this fight, before Brio transforms himself. Updating the game removes it.[1]