Crate

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Crates, also known as Basic Crates[1] and Boxes[citation needed], are objects featured in every Crash Bandicoot games, serving as obstacles to break. In most games of the franchise, the player is required to break every crates in a level to either receive a Clear Gem, or a Colored Gem.

History

Platforming games

Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

Crash Twinsanity

Crash of the Titans

Crash: Mind over Mutant

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Racing games

Crash Team Racing / Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Crash Nitro Kart

Crash Tag Team Racing

Party games

Crash Bash

Crash Boom Bang!

Types of crates

Crate First appearance Description
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Basic crate
Crash Bandicoot The most basic crate in the series. Usually contains a single Wumpa Fruit or more.
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Surprise crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate with a question mark on it. When broken, it can give the player between five and ten Wumpa Fruits.
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Bouncy crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate that contains many Wumpa Fruits in it. Jumping on the crate makes the player bounce on it and collect some fruits contained within it.
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Crash crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate with Crash's mug on it. When broken, the player can collect an Extra life. In some games where you can take control of characters other than Crash, the Crash crates will change to match the current playable character in use, for example, if the player is playing as Cortex, then the crates will become Cortex crates.
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Aku Aku crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate with Aku Aku on it. When broken, it summons Aku Aku, which lets you take a hit without dying. If 3 Aku Aku crates are broken, the player will become invincible for a short while.
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Arrow crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate with an arrow pointing upwards. Instead of breaking when jumped on, this crate will bounce the player in the air. When broken, it will give some Wumpa Fruits.
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Iron crate
Crash Bandicoot An indestructible crate made out of iron.
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Iron arrow crate
Crash Bandicoot An iron crate with an arrow pointing upwards. This crate acts exactly like normal Arrow crates, aside from the fact they cannot be destroyed.
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Iron-switch crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate made out of iron, with an exclamation mark on it. When hit, it transforms nearby Outline crates into different kinds of crates, with the Iron-switch crate becoming a normal Iron crate after being hit.
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Outline crate
Crash Bandicoot An outline of a crate, completely non-solid. When an Iron-switch crate is hit, it will transform the nearby Outline crates into different kinds of crates.
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Checkpoint crate
Crash Bandicoot A crate with the letter "C" on it. When hit, the crate will open and leave a checkpoint on the ground, which allows the player to restart from this point if he loses a life.
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TNT crate
Crash Bandicoot A red crate with the letters "TNT" written on it. When the player jumps on it, a countdown of three seconds starts, which will explode when reaching zero. Spinning the crate will instantly make it explode.
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Big TNT crate
Crash Bandicoot A bigger variant of the TNT crate that only appears during the boss fight with Ripper Roo in Crash Bandicoot. They function the same way as the normal TNT crates, aside from the bigger radius of the explosion.
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Nitro crate
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back A green crate with "Nitro" written on it. These boxes explodes on contact with the player. The best way to securely destroy every Nitro crates in a level is to hit the Nitro switch crate.
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Nitro switch crate
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back A green iron crate with an exclamation mark on it. When hit, every Nitro crates in the level will explode. After a Nitro switch crate is hit, it will become a normal Iron crate, with some games keeping its green color.
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Locked crate
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back A stronger variation of the Basic crates that cannot be destroyed with a normal attack. These crates can only be broken with strong attacks.
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Time crate
Crash Bandicoot: Warped A yellow crate with a number between one and three on it. These kind of boxes only appear in Time Trial modes, and will freeze the timer for a short period of time depending on the number on the broken crate.
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Iron Checkpoint Crate
Crash Bandicoot: Warped An iron variant of a checkpoint crate that acts the same way, but does not break, and does not count on the crate counter.
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Invisibility crate
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex A transparent crate that turns the player invisible.
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Freeze crate
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced A blue crate with a snowflake on it. When broken, every enemies on screen will be frozen in place for a short while.

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References

  1. Crash Twinsanity manual.