The Warp Orb is an item seen in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Crash Team Racing, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, the N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the third game, and the Nitro-Fueled remaster of Crash Team Racing.
In Crash Team Racing, warp orbs are used as a race-exclusive weapon. It homes in on the racer in first place and deals damage to them. It may also hit other racers in the way. When juiced up, it targets all the players in front of the user. Unlike other weapons, the Warp Orb actually has its own map icon, being a 'W' in single player or the Warp Orb item box icon in multiplayer. It is much like the tornado top in the game's sequel, Crash Nitro Kart.
In The Huge Adventure, they function similarly like they did in Warped. The only difference is that they don't take Crash to a different time period, but just to a different location in this game.
Warp Orbs reappear in the N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the third game where they reprise the role they had in the original version of the third game. However, a small Warp Orb also appears in the first and second games as well which Coco uses to travel through time.
Warp Orbs reappear in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled where they reprise the same role that they had in the original version of Crash Team Racing.
Following the Winter Festival Grand Prix, the Warp Orb now travels signficantly faster. Prior to this change the Warp Orb could be outran for a decent amount of time if enough player speed was gained.
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
- Crash Team Racing
- Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- Warp Orbs are probably based off the time traveling technique used in the Terminator film series, which was heavily referenced in some promotional martial for Warped.
- In Crash Team Racing, the Warp Orb functions similarly to Mario Kart's Spiny Shell, often referred to as the Blue Shell.
|Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot|
|Bosses||Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix|
|Items||Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems|
First Chamber: Jungle Jam | Shipwrecked | Temple of Boom | Frostbite Cavern | Just in Slime
|Enemies||Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubber | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Sewer Mech | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled|
|Racers|| Default: Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Tiny Tiger | Coco Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Dingodile | Polar | Pura|
Unlockable (Bosses): Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe Potoroo | Nitros Oxide
Unlockable (Misc.): Penta Penguin | Fake Crash | Doctor Nefarious Tropy
Pit Stop Purchases: Crunch Bandicoot | Krunk | Small Norm | Big Norm | Nash | N. Trance | Real Velo | Geary | Zam | Zem
Bonus: Tawna | Ami | Megumi | Liz | Isabella | Baby Crash | Baby Coco | Baby T | Spyro | Hunter | Gnasty Gnorc | Komodo Moe | N. Brio | Nina Cortex | King Chicken
Grand Prix Limited: Koala Kong | Pasadena O'Possum | Ebenezer Von Clutch | Rilla Roo | Yaya Panda | Hasty | Chick | Stew | Mega-Mix
|Supporting characters||Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Sparx | Velo Mask | Apo Apo|
|Customization||Skins | Bodies and Decals | Wheels | Paint Jobs | Stickers|
N. Sanity Beach: Crash Cove | Mystery Caves | Sewer Speedway | Roo's Tubes
|Battle Arenas|| Original: Skull Rock | Nitro Court | Parking Lot | Rocky Road | Lab Basement | Rampage Ruins | The North Bowl|
From Crash Nitro Kart: Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
|Collectibles||Trophy | Crystal | Gem | Relic | CTR Token | Key | Wumpa Coin|
|Power Ups||Missile | Bowling Bomb | Warp Orb | TNT Crate/Nitro Crate | Power Shield | N. Tropy Clock | N. Brio's Beaker | Turbo | Invisibility | Super Engine | Invincibility Mask (Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Mask/Sparx/Apo-Apo)|
|Misc.||Pit Stop | Grand Prix (Nitro Tour | Back N. Time | Spyro N. Friends | Spooky | Neon Circus | Winter Festival | Rustland)|