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Upstream is the twelfth and final level in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, as well as the fourth level of N. Sanity Island. It is unlocked after collecting 175 Power Gems and takes 5 hours and 30 minutes to regenerate its items.


Deadly Flying Fish are just some of the challenges you'll face in the wet, so stay dry. Things might get a little rough, but always remember: just keep spinning, just keep spinning...

Official level description.[3]

Level Design[]

The level takes place in within a great waterfall. This level brings back the rolling boulders from Turtle Woods and the Iron Arrow Crates from The Great Gate, as well as introducing floating log platforms which Crash or Coco cannot spend more than a second on, as they will sink immediately after Crash or Coco come into contact with them. Spitter Plant enemies can be found here, as well a new enemy: Flying Fish.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Chinese 逆流而上
Nìliú ér shàng
French À Contre-Courant
German Stromaufwärts
Japanese さかなにきをつける
sakana ni ki wo tsukeru
Korean 상류
Portuguese Contracorrente
Russian Вверх По Течению
Vverkh Po Techeniyu
Spanish Río Arriba
Thai ต้นน้ำ
Turkish Ters Akıntı
Vietnamese Thượng Nguồn




  • Prior to an update, this level was erroneously labelled as Road to Ruin.
  • The official level description references the Finding Nemo series and Dory's song of "Just keep swimming..."


  1. The rolling boulders in the level can crush 2 of the Atom Stone crates. One of them is above ground, one of them underground. This makes it impossible to collect all 38 Atom Stones, with 37 being the most you can collect.
  2. The rolling boulders in the level can crush 1 of the Fizzle Flake crates, this crate is in the underground section.