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Wumpa Fruit in the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy.

Wumpa Fruit are Crash's favorite food and a common object in all Crash Bandicoot games.

Collecting 100 Wumpa Fruit will give Crash an extra life (platformers from Crash Bandicoot to the N. Sane Trilogy). If Crash spins at any Wumpa Fruit, they will fly away, but if Crash slides into them, they will be collected normally. In most games, losing a life, dying in any context or failing a challenge often causes the current amount of Wumpa Fruit collected upon entering an area to be instantly lost, as they will be visually subtracted from Crash's Wumpa Fruit count on the HUD. During Doctor N. Gin's boss fight in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash launches Wumpa Fruit at N. Gin's Mech to damage it. He also uses Wumpa Fruit as ammo for the Fruit Bazooka powerup in Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

The fruit serve a different purpose in Crash Team Racing, Crash Nitro Kart, and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. In Crash Team Racing, and in the Nitro-Fueled remake, fruit crates placed around the tracks award between 5 and 9 Wumpa Fruit, based on luck. In Crash Nitro Kart, 3-4 Wumpa Fruit are awarded. The most Wumpa Fruit a racer can carry is 10, at which point their weapons will be "juiced up" (i.e. made more powerful in some way). A racer may lose some of their Wumpa Fruit if hit by a track hazard or another racer's weapon, or if they fall off the track. In Nitro-Fueled, golden Wumpa Fruit occasionally spawn inside crates, causing them to glow. Breaking open these crates will release the Golden Wumpa, which floats around the track in much the same way that ghosts do. When collected, the player will earn a bonus 200 Wumpa Coins upon completing the race.

In Crash Bash, Wumpa Fruit serve as either health or speed boosts, like in the Crash Dash minigames.

In Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, Crash has infinite lives. Wumpa Fruit is instead used to access some levels and buy trading cards.

In Crash of the Titans, they are used to replenish health. There is also a golden Wumpa Fruit that gives the player lives. They are obtained when the player sacrifices a titan to a large mojo sphere or when a spybot is destroyed. In Crash: Mind Over Mutant, golden Wumpa Fruit upgrade Crash's health bar when collected. There are 14 golden Wumpa Fruit in this game, and each can only be collected once.

Wumpa Fruit reappear in Skylanders: Imaginators, and they only appear in the Thumpin' Wumpa Islands level. They now have a sparkly effect surrounding them, and are found on paths and in different types of crates. Unlike the Crash Bandicoot games, when collected they will give the current Skylander one piece of gold.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, collecting enough of these fruits will also give you a certain number of gems; the more Wumpa Fruit collected, the more gems can be earned. At maximum, the player can only get three of the level's gems this way. There is also a golden Wumpa Fruit with the value of 25 regular Wumpa Fruits. In N. Verted Mode, Wumpa Fruits are replaced by Bumpa Berries, having the same function as Wumpa Fruits in normal mode.

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Trivia

  • In Crash Bandicoot and in the N. Sane Trilogy, if players happen to leave Crash standing for too long, Crash will hit himself with a Wumpa Fruit, breaking it apart which reveals purple juice. In some other games and in Crash Tag Team Racing, the juice used for the Wumpa Whip is orange instead.
  • Many of Crash's idle stances throughout the series involve Wumpa Fruit in some way.
  • Their appearance is based off that of a mango and an apple, although their insides are purple instead of orange or yellow.
  • In the Japanese localisations, Wumpa Fruit are generally called リンゴ, ringo (apples) instead.
  • Wumpa Fruit were originally supposed to be appear in Crash Tag Team Racing as collectibles. Wumpa Coins and Wumpa Whip appeared as collectibles instead.
  • The first arcade cup of Crash Team Racing, Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is called the Wumpa Cup.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, according to N. Brio, Doctor Neo Cortex is allergic to wumpa.


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