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Crash Bandicoot 2 : N-Tranced Boss FAQ 
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by megabassxz
   megabassxz@yahoo.com

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Table of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. Version History
3. Controls
   3.1 Basic Controls
   3.2 Special Moves 
4. Boss Strategies
   4.1 Evil Crunch
   4.2 Evil Coco  
   4.3 Fake Crash 
   4.4 N. Trance
   4.5 N. Tropy
5. Credits
6. Disclaimer
7. Copyright Info



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1. Introduction
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This a Boss FAQ for Crash Bandicoot 2 : N-Tranced for the Gameboy Advance.
I made this to help people who has a hard time in defeating the bosses and 
because Crash Bandicoot 2 : N-Tranced for GBA is the only Crash Bandicoot 
game without a Boss FAQ.


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2. Version History
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Version 1.2
Dec. 16,2006 - Added supercheats.com to list of allowed websites.


Version 1.1 
April 30, 2005 - Some minor updates. 


Version 1.0
Feb. 12, 2003 - Started the FAQ.


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3. Controls
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3.1 Basic Controls
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Directional Button - Move / Run
A - Jump 
B - Spin
R - Duck / Crouch
Directional Button + R - Slide
R [Hold] + A - High Jump
Start
  - Pause    
Select
  - View Status [no. of Wumpa fruits , boxes crushed , lives]        


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3.2 Special Moves
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  Default :

Super Body Slam - Press A to Jump , at the top of the Jump , Press R.

Double Jump - Press A twice in succession.


  Earned :

Super Slide - Hold L and press D-button + R.

Rocket Jump - Hold L and press A.

Tornado Spin - Press B three times in rapid succession.

Turbo Run - Press and Hold L while running. 



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4. Boss Strategies
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4.1 Evil Crunch
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Very Easy. This battle takes place in air in an Arabian Stage. Crunch has 
a metal shield and a machine gun. You will be on a flying carpet , while 
Crunch will be on a jetpack. Crunch will only attack you by firing 
bullets at you. To make things easier , simply go to the "safe spot" at 
the bottom most part of the screen and shoot Nitro crates that block your 
path. When Crunch is hurt by a Nitro crate , that's the only time you can 
hurt him. Shoot him quickly before he wakes up. After that , quickly go 
back again at the bottom of the screen and wait for him to get hurt again. 
Again , shoot Nitro crates out of your path. After two more hits , he will 
be defeated.

You Earn : Super Slide (Hold L and press D-button + R)


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4.2 Evil Coco  
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Some what easy. This battle resembles the battle with Dingodile in the 
previous game. The only difference is that Coco is the one above, and you 
are the one below. Coco will be in her ship protected by a force field , 
while you will be in your mini helicopter. She will attack you by dropping
missile bombs and firing a laser beam . To make things easier , simply go 
the "safe spot" at the bottom-left of the screen [but not directly in the 
floor]. While in the "safe spot" , you will not worry dodging many missiles 
and her laser , because you only have to dodge one missile and 
her laser does not reach that part. After a while, Coco's ship will stop 
moving and the force field will be turned off. That's the time you can 
attack her. Go back quickly at the "safe spot" and dodge again one missile 
and the laser. Just Repeat. When she has only one life the wooden floor 
will be destroyed , which makes you prominent to the lava. Just hold left 
when on the "safe spot" and you will not touch it.     

You Earn : Rocket Jump (Hold L and press A)


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4.3 Fake Crash
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Tricky at first. It's like a looking at a mirror. He will never attack you, 
but he will do whatever you do , so never try to touch or attack him. 
You can only hurt him by going to an alternating trap. When you start , go 
down and you will find two alternating trap. After he takes the 2 hits 
from the 2 traps , go up to find 3 alternating traps , the top most platform 
has 2 traps close to each other , so that part might be the tricky one. 
It's advisable to bring an Aku Aku mask with you because from time-to-time, 
there are some bricks that will fall from above that are fast and hard to 
avoid. All-in-all it takes 4 hits to defeat him.


You Earn : Tornado Spin (Press B three times in rapid succession)



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4.4 N. Trance
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Somewhat Difficult. The first form is very easy , the 2nd form is the one
that might trouble you. In his first form , N.Trance will attack you by 
jumping at you , super slide under him to avoid being crushed. When he stops
jumping , he will fire his chain at you , so prepare to rocker jump quickly to 
avoid it. After you avoid that , his chain will be stucked in the wall which 
makes him prominent to your attacks. Spin him fast and duck quickly after,
because the chain will come back which can hurt you. Repeat . After taking
2 hits , he will jump farther than before. Just use the same strategy above
and you will survive. After taking again 2 hits , his first form will be
defeated.

On the second form , you will be in your mini helicopter again and N. Trance
will be floating in the air protected by a force field. He will attack you
by firing small laser projectiles in a spreading pattern. Stay on the bottom 
right of the screen to easily avoid the laser projectiles. After firing them, 
he will fire one medium-sized projectile which will home right to you.
It will not hurt you but can cause you to stop in place or pull you towards
N. Trance. After he fires that , his force field will be temporarily gone
and you can spin him towards the bottom left of the screen near the lava, 
in which Fake Crash will pump out lava to hurt him. The hard part here is 
spining him on the correct direction. I suggest that you spin him from top.
Repeat until he has taken 5 hits to defeat him.


You Earn : The Bad Ending [If you missed a gem shard]
           The Bonus Levels [If you have collected all gem shards]



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4.5 N. Tropy
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A boring battle. This battle resembles your battle with him in Crash 
Bandicoot 3: Warped , but easier and less challenging. He has 3 forms. The
third form is the one that may trouble you a lot. He attacks you by firing 
red projectiles and blue fireballs . Avoid the red projectiles by jumping 
above them , and the blue fireballs by ducking / crouching. After you avoid 
his attacks , he will fly to a platform in front of you using a white gem , 
and will be unconscious. When he is unconscious, blue gems will appear 
infront of you forming a bridge. Use them to reach N. Tropy quickly , before 
he wakes up , then spin him. Repeat 2 more times to defeat his first form.

For the second form , use the same strategy above. The only difference is 
that he fires two projectiles and fireballs instead of one, and the 
platform that he fly into is farther than before. Hit him 3 times to defeat
his second form. 

For the third form , use again the same strategy above. Again, the only 
difference is that he fires faster than before , and the platform in 
which he flies into is farther than the one in the second form. I suggest 
maintaining 1 or 2 Aku Aku mask/s for the third form , because his attacks 
are very fast and hard to dodge. After you hit him 3 times , N. Tropy will
be finally defeated. And the game's over. But will evil truly end?


You Earn : The Good Ending [Enjoy!!!]   



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5. Credits
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Me - for typing this FAQ.

Naughty Dog - for making the Crash series.

Universal - for bringing the series to the Game Boy Advance.

Vicarious Visions - for the good development of the 2 Crash games on the 
                    Game Boy Advance.  

CJayC - for running the best gamesite , GameFAQs.

You - for reading this FAQ.

God - for everything that he's done for me.


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6. Disclaimer
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
respective trademark and copyright holders. I'm in no way affiliated to them.



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7. Copyright Info
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This document is (C)Copyright 2003 to megabassxz (a.k.a. JA Dizon).
This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public 
display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. 

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