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                                   Crash Bandicoot: Warped
                                    Platform: PlayStation
                                       Version: Final
                                  Brett "Nemesis" Franklin
                               E-Mail: nemesis@flipmode.com
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                                    bfranklin@gameshark.com
                            My website: http://faqdomain.cjb.net
    
    
    
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                             T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
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                         01. INTRODUCTION
                         02. LEGAL STUFF
                         03. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
                         04. Story
                         05. Characters
                         06. WALKTHROUGH
                             
                               Warp Room 1
                                      Toad Village
                                      Under Pressure
                                      Orient Express
                                      Bone Yard
                                      Makin' Waves
                                          Boss: Tiny
                               Warp Room 2
                                      Gee Wiz
                                      Hang 'em High
                                      Hog Ride
                                      Tomb Time
                                      Midnight Run
                                          Boss: DingoDile
                               Warp Room 3
                                      Dino Might
                                      Deep Trouble
                                      High Time
                                      Road Crash
                                      Double Header
                                          Boss: N. Trophy
                               Warp Room 4
                                      Sphynxinator
                                      Bye Bye Blimps
                                      Tell No Tales
                                      Future Frenzy
                                      Tomb Wader
                                          Boss: N. Gin
                               Warp Room 5
                                      Gone Tomorrow
                                      Orange Asphalt
                                      Flaming Passion
                                      Mad Bombers
                                      Bug Lite
                                          Boss: N. Cortex
                               Secret Warp Room
                                      Ski Crazed
                                      Hang 'em High
                                      Area 51?
                                      Future Frenzy
                                      Rings of Power
    
                         07. Tips & Strategies
                         08. Abilities & Stuff
                         09. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
                         10. Codes
                         11. Credits
                         12. Contact Info
    
    
    
    
    
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    01. INTRODUCTION
    
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    Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game in the popular Crash Bandicoot
    series by Naughty Dog, and is definitely the best game out of the three games
    in the series. The platforming elements are superb in the game, and it
    controls like a dream. The graphics are way above average for a PlayStation
    game, and it even has special effects, like Z-Buffering (which, until now,
    was thought to be only possible on the Nintendo 64). Overall, if you love
    platformers (like me ^_^), then you can do no wrong with Crash 3. You'll
    love every minute of it, and if you like to get EVERYTHING there is to get
    in a game, then you'll be here for a while. There is so much to get in
    the game, it'll take you a while to earn everything and get the "good"
    ending.
    
    Oh, and if you have any problems with my methods in this walkthrough, feel
    free to tell me about them, or just go along with what YOU know best, or
    with whatever methods that you feel are better than mine, or with whatever
    methods that you are most comfortable or experienced with. Also, if you
    have any tips or better techniques, then please send them to me so I
    can share them with everyone else who loves this great game as much as I
    do. Thanks.
    
    
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    02. Legal Stuff
    
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    ***ATTENION WEBMASTERS***
    I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT PEOPLE USING MY FAQS ON THEIR SITES. FROM
    NOW ON, I WILL ALLOW ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO USE MY FAQS ON THEIR SITES
    TO USE THEM, JUST AS LONG AS YOU E-MAIL ME AND ASK ME. ALSO, YOUR SITE
    MUST BE LEGIT; A REAL WEBSITE. I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE
    PEOPLE REGECT REQUESTS TO USE YOUR FAQS ON THEIR WEBSITES, SO THAT IS
    WHY I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND. BUT I WILL ONLY ALLOW YOU TO USE MY FAQS
    JUST AS LONG AS YOU A)E-MAIL ME AND ASK ME, AND B)GIVE ME FULL CREDIT
    FOR ANY FAQS THAT YOU ARE USING ON YOUR WEBSITE.
    
    HOWEVER, IF YOU DO PUT THIS OR ANY OF MY FAQS ON YOUR SITE WITHOUT MY
    PERMISSION, LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATLY. I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU
    FOR READING THIS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT IF YOU WANT TO PUT THIS
    OR ANY OF MY FAQS ON YOUR SITE, THE ANSWER IS STATED CLEARLY ABOVE.
    SORRY IF I'M BEING RUDE, BUT I'M SICK OF PEOPLE JUST TAKING MY FAQS
    WITHOUT MY CONSENT. THANK YOU.
    
    
    This FAQ can only appear on the following sites (w/out having to ask me):
    
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    If anyone finds it on any other site, please inform me ASAP.
    
    E-Mail Address: nemesis@flipmode.com
    
    Copyright:
    (c) Copyright 1999-2000 Brett "Nemesis" Franklin. It may not be stolen, altered,
    or used for any type of profit. It may be reproduced electronically, and
    printed for PRIVATE, PERSONAL use. It may not be placed on a CD, printed
    in a magazine or any type of publication. If you would like to contribute
    to this FAQ (you will be credited,) please e-mail me, as well as any questions,
    comments, or corrections, to the address above.
    
    
    
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    03. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
    
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    04. Story
    
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    When we last saw the cool bandicoot, he had left the evil Dr. Neo Cortex
    outraged as his dreams of world domination were blown sky high, thanks to
    Crash.
    
    
    _As we return..._
    
    
    We see huge pieces of Cortex's exploding space station hurtling towards Earth
    with chunks of metal crashing into a tropical mountain...KABOOM!
    
    
     _And the story unfolds..._
    
    
    Now an even uglier enemy looms, free again!  It's Uka Uka, Dr. Cortex's
    sinister boss-that's right, Cortex has someone he reports to!
    
    
    Meanwhile, on another part of the planet, we see Crash and Coco at home,
    relaxing and playing happily.  When suddenly, Aku Aku gets a very strange
    feeling...
    
    
    Cortex failed to retrieve the Crystals and Gems (the source of world energy and
    the key to his diabolical plans) in the last show down against Crash Bandicoot
    and has made Uka Uka very upset!
    
    
    So, Uka Uka has recruited an old friend, Dr. N. Trophy to join them.
    
    
    Dr. N. Trophy has created a time machine, the Time Twister that allows them to
    travel through time to find the Gems and Crystals in their original places. 
    Now it's up to Crash and Coco to beat Cortex's mutants to get to the Gems and
    Crystals before Cortex and once again foil his evil plans.  Oh yeah...Crash is
    back and he's ready!  With his trademark stride and famous prank-filled
    gameplay, join Crash and his little sister Coco as they warp into a whole new
    adventure!
    
    
    
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    05. Characters
    
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    Crash Bandicoot
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    The main character in Crash: Warped, and the hero of the game. He is the
    arch-nemesis (heh) of Dr. Neo Cortex, and has foiled all of his evil doings
    in the past. Crash ol' boy is back for yet another adventure...
    
    
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    Coco Bandicoot
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    Crash's sister, Coco is a supporting hero in Crash: Warped. She is playable
    in some levels, and befriends lots of animals throughout the game. Even
    though she looks weak, she's got more courage than other lady bandicoots.
    
    
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    Tiny the Tiger
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    Unleash this roaring Goliath who keeps hungry lions at bay.
    
    
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    Uka Uka
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    The Big Boss...the rottenest thing in the universe even before Aku Aku 
    locked him up. The years in prison made him even worse. Now he always has
    time for crime.
    
    
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    Dr. N (Nefarious) Trophy
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    A master of time -- a minute spent with him seems like a life sentence!
    
    
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    Dr. Neo Cortex
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    Cortex won't rest until bandicoots are extinct.
    
    
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    Dr. N. Gin
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    A bad-tempered wacko. Never disagree with someone who has an unexploded
    nuclear weapon stuck in his head.
    
    
    
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    06. Walkthrough
    
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    This isn't a walkthrough in a sense that I guide you step-by-step through
    the levels. That, my friend, would be pointless, since the levels are linear
    and go one way (straight) until you reach the end of the level. Instead, I
    will show you the requirements for each level, how many boxes there are, the
    times you need to beat to get the Relics, etc. I will also give you tips
    and general walkthroughs for some key areas in each level to get you through
    these tough parts.
    
    
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                               W A R P   R O O M   1
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    Level 1: Toad Village
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    Boxes: 42
    Sapphire Relic: 1"03"00
    Gold Relic: 00"57"53
    Platinum Relic: 00"44"06
    
    
    Since this is the first level in the game, it's probably the easiest
    level in the entire game. All you need to do is make sure you break
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you 
    also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. Also, be sure to watch out
    for the frogs, since they jump right at you at times, and this can
    lead to a un-needed death fast. As for the knights, just wait for them
    to swing their swords, then when the sword is stuck in the ground
    momentarily, spin them away. Oh, and be sure to hop onto the Bonus
    Platform that is just beyond the first bridge. In this bonus area,
    be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too count towards your
    Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as
    you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will
    need later on in the game. Trust me. The Crystal in this level is
    on the second bridge, and you can't miss it. At the end of the level, 
    just break the remaining boxes, and the Gem will appear. Grab it, 
    then jump into the portal.
    
    
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    Level 2: Under Pressure
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    Boxes: 92(!)
    Sapphire Relic: 1"46"00
    Gold Relic: 1"17"93
    Platinum Relic: 1"10"50
    
    
    This is the first water level in the game, and it's pretty easy for
    the most part. Some of the things that you need to be aware of are
    the sharks, the puffer fish, and the floating dynamite balls. To 
    avoid the sharks or kill them without injuring yourself, just wait
    until the shark has turned around and starts swimming away from you.
    Quickly swim up behind him and spin to get rid of the shark. As for
    the puffer fish, just wait until they have stopped puffing, turn
    small again, then attack them. For the exploding balls, just swim
    either above or below them. Pretty easy. Another thing is the electric
    tunnel. This doesn't sound all that bad, but when you add the element
    of a fan that blows you towards the electric disc, well, that makes 
    it all the more difficult to avoid. The best advice is to just go
    on your instincts, and swim past the electric disc whenever you feel
    the need to.
    
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you 
    also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as 
    many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. Also avoid the eels that come
    out of the side of the coral reefs, and make sure that you definitely
    take the underwater sled, since it has missiles that can uncover
    hidden boxes, as well as kill enemies fast and easy. Be sure to blow
    up any red coral reefs with the missiles to reveal hidden boxes. The
    crystal in this level is right before the last tunnel that leads to
    the Box Gem and the level exit portal. The Gem is at the end of the
    level, but it only appears if you have broken all of the boxes.
    
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    Level 3: Orient Express
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    Boxes: 51
    Sapphire Relic: 00"41"00
    Gold Relic: 00"27"80
    Platinum Relic: 00"18"10
    
    
    This is the first level where Coco is playable, and she's riding a
    tiger to boot! Orient Express is one of the cooler levels in the game,
    and is damn fun. Beware of the brick layers that can hurt you when
    you run past them, as well as the flying dragons that swoop across
    your path many times during the level. Also, when you reach the first
    small hut with a ramp, you can go one of two ways. 
    
    A) Jump on the ramp to get on top of the hut, and to collect a 1-Up
    
    Or...
    
    B) Ignore the ramp, and smash all of the boxes that are inside the
       hut.
    
    
    I recommend that you choose B for your first time through the level,
    then do A after you have earned the Gem for this level. At some points
    throughout the level you will reach a hard to reach box that is 
    floating on a kite. To get to these boxes, just hit the boost button
    (square), then the jump button (X). You will jump extra high, and you
    will be able to smash that floating box. Another annoyance in this
    level is the fact that sometimes Coco's tiger runs TOO fast. What 
    does this mean? Well it means that you can run past some boxes while
    trying to smash others. If this happens (and it will), then re-start
    the level until you get all of the boxes.
    
    At the second hut with a ramp, make sure you hit the ramp so you can
    get on top of the hut, and smash the boxes that are there. The
    Crystal is just past the second hut area, and is behind some boxes.
    At the third hut area, be sure to MISS the ramp, and get underneath
    the hut, since there are some boxes inside. On the other hand, there
    is a 1-Up on top of the hut, so it's your choice. Once again, I 
    recommend that you get the boxes first so you can earn the Gem,
    then get the 1-Up later on.
    
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    Level 4: Bone Yard
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    Boxes: 66
    Special Gem: Red (Can only be earned through Level 12), White Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 1"45"00
    Gold Relic: 1"40"21
    Platinum Relic: 1"21"00
    
    
    Bone Yard is the first 'pre-historic' level in the game, and boy is
    it a doozy. Even though it is extremely fun, and a really cool level,
    Bone Yard can be tough too. Especially when the dinosaur is chasing
    you for some of the level. For this part, just run as fast as you
    can, and make sure you know the level well enough that you can
    judge on-coming obstacles and whatnot. Oh, and don't worry about
    breaking the boxes that are in your way while the dino is giving
    chase; The large beast will automatically smash the boxes while
    he is running at you, thus saving you time and energy.
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you 
    also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as 
    many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. Oh, and be sure to hop onto 
    the Bonus Platform that is just beyond the red-gem platform (which
    is inactive BTW at this moment). In this bonus area, be sure to get 
    all of the boxes, since these too count towards your Gem at the end 
    of the level. And for the grassy areas that get in your way during
    the second half of the chase, spin in them to get through them faster.
    At the end of the chase, hit the Nitro "!" box to blow up all of
    the nitro boxes in the level BEFORE exiting, that way you can get
    the Gem.
    
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    Level 5: Makin' Waves 
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    Boxes: 37
    Sapphire Relic: 1"08"00
    Gold Relic: 00"58"23
    Platinum Relic: 00"53"26
    
    
    Yet another level featuring Coco, but this time it's on a Jet Ski.
    Damn cool if you ask me. This level is extremely reminiscent of the
    Nintendo Classic, Waverace 64. Hell, even the water effects are
    great. The Crystal is just past a row of floating bombs, which is
    about at the halfway point in the level.
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you 
    also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as 
    many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. Also, if you miss a box or 
    two in the level while going too fast on your Jet Ski, then just 
    stop and turn around and get it. This happens a lot, so you should
    always retrieve any boxes you happen to miss.
    
    
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                                    BOSS: TINY
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    Tiny is one of the easiest bosses in the game, which is normal, since
    he is the very first boss in the game. He has multiple attacks, but
    none of them should pose a problem to you.
    
    First off, he'll come at you and jump towards you. Just avoid him, and
    soon enough he'll get his trident stuck in the ground, so use this time
    to spin attack him. When you have done this, he'll send out some
    lions to eat you. Just stand near the openings where the lions will
    come out, and spin like crazy. The lions will get spun away right when
    they come out of the tunnel. Another strategy that is admittedly
    easier, is to just run around and avoid the lions altogether. This
    can be easier, but the downside is that you might get trapped by
    some lions, and be eaten. Repeat this process until you have hit
    Tiny three times to beat him. After you have defeated him, you 
    will get the Super Belly Flop ability. Nice.
    
    
    
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    Level 6: Gee Wiz
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    Boxes: 100
    Sapphire Relic: 1"35"00
    Gold Relic: 1"22"73
    Platinum Relic: 1"05"93
    
    
    Gee Wiz is almost exactly like the very first level, Toad Village,
    only now it has some wizard enemies (hence the name of the level).
    To defeat these wizards, just get near them, and avoid their magic,
    then spin them before they shoot the magical balls at you. Pretty
    simple. All you need to do is make sure you break open each and 
    every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also get the 
    Aku Aku boxes in this level. Also, be sure to watch out for the
    frogs, since they jump right at you at times, and this can lead 
    to a un-needed death fast. As for the knights, just wait for them
    to swing their swords, then when the sword is stuck in the ground
    momentarily, spin them away. 
    
    Oh, and be sure to hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just beyond the 
    second bridge. In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, 
    since these too count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make 
    sure you collect as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 
    1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later on in the game. The 
    Crystal in this level is next to the pair of sword swinging knights,
    just past the Bonus Area drop off point. At the end of the level,
    just kill the knight, hit the Nitro "!" Box, then grab the gem, and
    exit the level.
    
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    Level 7: Hang 'em High
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    Boxes: 81
    Special Gem: Yellow (But can only be accessed through level 27), White Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 1"24"00
    Gold Relic: 00"52"66 
    Platinum Relic: 00"43"80
    
    
    This level is pretty easy, except for the damn jumpy things and the
    sword guys. To get across the jumpy things, just use your shadow to
    see where you will land. As for the sword guys, you need to wait until
    they are not facing you to attack, or else they'll chop you up fast.
    The Crystal in this level is near the end of a hanging section, above
    the Bonus Platform. Grab the Crystal, and hop onto the Bonus Platform. 
    In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too 
    count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect 
    as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. 
    
    Beware of the scorpions that are on the hanging sections, as well as
    the floating carpet guys too. Just spin them away before they get
    near you, and you will be fine.
    
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    Level 8: Hog Ride
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    Boxes: 13
    Sapphire Relic: 00"46"00
    Gold Relic: 00"41"46
    Platinum Relic: 00"35"06
    
    
    In Hog Ride, you will be racing some of Cortex's goons with a 
    motorcycle. Don't ask me why, but the level is damn fun. The catch is
    that in order to get the Crystal, you will need to come in first
    place. I suggest that you concentrate on getting in first place 
    your first time through, then come back and concentrate on getting
    all of the boxes to get the Gem your second time though. You can
    only do one at a time. Be sure to always hit every single booster
    pad to get as much of an advantage as you can, and pop a wheelie to
    go even faster. Watch out for those pigs (the cops), and their 
    cars on the sides of the roads.
    
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    Level 9: Tomb Time
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    Boxes: 95
    Special Gem: Purple (You can only get it through level 13), White Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 1"42"00
    Gold Relic: 1"10"00
    Platinum Relic: 00"53"93
    
    
    This level is sort of pointless, since you can only get the Crystal
    your first time through. Why? Good question. You will need to come
    back on the Purple Gem Platform in level 13 to get all of the boxes
    in this level, as well as the Purple Gem. Sort of odd. Anyways, beware
    of the many hazards in this level. Snakes, slippery floors, traps,
    falling walkways, jumping alligators, and so on. When you reach
    the first set of falling platforms, just run across the green platforms
    that have letters on them. These won't fall. At the end is a Bonus
    Platform. Now hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just beyond the 
    second bridge. In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, 
    since these too count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make 
    sure you collect as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 
    1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later on in the game. 
    
    
    Eventually you will meet some monkeys in some jars. Just spin them
    away as fast as you can before they can attack you. The Crystal is
    near the end of the level, on some falling platforms, so be careful.
    
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    Level 10: Midnight Run
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    Boxes: 35
    Sapphire Relic: 00"53"00
    Gold Relic: 00"38"23
    Platinum Relic: 00"18"20
    
    
    Midnight Run is almost exactly like the Orient Express level, since
    you play as Coco, and you are riding a tiger again. It even has most
    of the same enemies too. The only differences are that it's at night,
    and some things have been changed. At the first hut, Also, when you 
    reach the first small hut with a ramp, you can go one of two ways. 
    
    A) Jump on the ramp to get on top of the hut, and to collect a 1-Up
    
    Or...
    
    B) Ignore the ramp, and smash all of the boxes that are inside the
       hut.
    
    
    I recommend that you choose B for your first time through the level,
    then do A after you have earned the Gem for this level. At some points
    throughout the level you will reach a hard to reach box that is 
    floating on a kite. To get to these boxes, just hit the boost button
    (square), then the jump button (X). You will jump extra high, and you
    will be able to smash that floating box. Another annoyance in this
    level is the fact that sometimes Coco's tiger runs TOO fast. What 
    does this mean? Well it means that you can run past some boxes while
    trying to smash others. If this happens (and it will), then re-start
    the level until you get all of the boxes.
    
    At the second hut, just hop on the ramp, smash the boxes, then get a
    super running start and jump off the roof. If you did it well enough, 
    then you should have been able to smash both of the floating
    1-Up boxes in the kites. Beware of the bricklayers that can hurt you 
    when you run past them, as well as the flying dragons that swoop across
    your path many times during the level. The Crystal is just beyond
    the third hut. Remember that each hut either has some goodies or
    boxes, so choose wisely.
    
    
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                                 BOSS: DINGODILE
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    Dingodile is a pretty tough boss until you can actually figure out
    what his weakness is, and how to defeat him. He has two phases of
    attacks: The Air shot, and the laser blast.
    
    The first phase is when he'll shoot balls of fire at you in the sky, 
    and they'll land near you. Just watch the shadows of the balls of
    fire as you run in one direction, then when one gets near you, stop
    and run the other way. After this, he'll start to shoot at you.
    
    The second phase is when he starts shooting through the crystals that
    are surrounding him, and shooting at you. Just run in one direction until
    he stops to aim, then turn and run into the other direction. After
    a while there will be some gaps in the crystals, which is your chance
    to hit him. Wait until he stops shooting, run at him, and spin him.
    He'll fall over, and his backpack will blow up, so get out of there 
    as fast as you can. Repeat this process three times to defeat him.
    NOTE: Even though the phases might change a bit (like the amount
    of firepower he uses, and the length of his attacks), it doesn't
    make much of a difference. Just use the same basic techniques to 
    defeat him.
    
    
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    Level 11: Dino Might!
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    Boxes: 112
    Special Gems: White Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 1"34"00
    Gold Relic: 1"25"76
    Platinum Relic: 1"03"00
    
    
    This is yet another level that is very similar to the Bone Yard
    level, in that the entire level is almost the same design, and has
    the same enemies, plus some extras. Also, this is the first level where
    Crash himself gets to ride a animal...in this case it's a baby
    dino. You will find the Dino Egg near the beginning of the level,
    and it should hatch. Hop on and go at it. You will find the Crystal
    near where the Dino throws you off of him, and it's right before 
    the Bonus Platform.
    
    Now hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just beyond the second bridge. 
    In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too 
    count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect 
    as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. For the newer spinning enemies,
    just wait until they have stopped spinning to attack. This is very easy
    BTW, so you should have no trouble getting rid of these pests.
    
    Also once again, the big ol' dinosaur will give chase again. For this part, 
    just run as fast as you can, and make sure you know the level well enough 
    that you can judge on-coming obstacles and whatnot. Oh, and don't worry 
    about breaking the boxes that are in your way while the dino is giving
    chase; The large beast will automatically smash the boxes while he is 
    running at you, thus saving you time and energy.
    
    A cool secret here is when you come back with the Yellow Gem. Head 
    through the level as normal, but let the second Pterodactyl (flying dino)
    pick you up, and he'll fly you over to a secret level.
    
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    Level 12: Deep Trouble
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    Boxes: 88
    Special Gem: Red
    Sapphire Relic: 1"47"00
    Gold Relic: 1"25"16
    Platinum Relic: 1"18"36
    
    
    Here is another underwater level similar to Under Pressure, only this time
    it's tougher, and you will get the Red Gem in this level. Also, you will
    be able to access the underwater sled right off the bat. Beware of the
    new elements in this level: The Whirlpools. These things can get very
    annoying, and will kill you fast if you're not careful. 
    
    Some more of the additional elements that you need to be aware of are
    the sharks, the puffer fish, and the floating dynamite balls. To 
    avoid the sharks or kill them without injuring yourself, just wait
    until the shark has turned around and starts swimming away from you.
    Quickly swim up behind him and spin to get rid of the shark. As for
    the puffer fish, just wait until they have stopped puffing, turn
    small again, then attack them. For the exploding balls, just swim
    either above or below them. Pretty easy. Another thing is the electric
    tunnel. This doesn't sound all that bad, but when you add the element
    of a fan that blows you towards the electric disc, well, that makes 
    it all the more difficult to avoid. The best advice is to just go
    on your instincts, and swim past the electric disc whenever you feel
    the need to.
    
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you 
    also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as 
    many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. Also avoid the eels that come
    out of the side of the coral reefs, and make sure that you definitely
    take the underwater sled, since it has missiles that can uncover
    hidden boxes, as well as kill enemies fast and easy. Be sure to blow
    up any red coral reefs with the missiles to reveal hidden boxes.
    
    The Crystal in this level is near some more sharks, and isn't hard to
    find. If you want to get all of the boxes and the Red Gem, take the
    upper route into the last tunnel near the end, where there are some
    steel boxes blocking your way to the right. Head to the end, and break
    the steel "!" box, then head back to where your path was blocked. Swim
    near the TNT Box, and let it explode. Now take this route, and be sure
    to avoid all the Nitro Boxes, sharks, puffer fish, and whirlpools. At
    the end you should get the White Gem for the boxes, and the Red Gem
    is just beyond it.
    
    
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    Level 13: High Time
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    Boxes: 89
    Special Gem: Purple Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 2"12"00
    Gold Relic: 1"04"12
    Platinum Relic: 00"56"96
    
    
    Here is another variation of the Hang 'em High level, only this time
    it takes place at night, and contains more enemies and obstacles.
    
    NOTE: If you want the Purple Gem, then you need to make it to the
    clear platform WITHOUT dying. If you die, then restart the level.
    
    Take the Purple platform to get to the Purple Gem. Along the way through-
    out the level, you will find many elements that get in your way. Some
    are like the scorpions on the hanging sections, the monkey's with the
    jars, the sword men, and the fire guys. These are the toughest, since
    you must watch them and how they toss the fire jars onto the walkways.
    
    Other enemies need strategies too. As for the sword guys, you need to wait 
    until they are not facing you to attack, or else they'll chop you up fast.
    The Crystal in this level is near the Bonus Platform. Grab the Crystal, 
    and hop onto the Bonus Platform. In this bonus area, be sure to get all 
    of the boxes, since these too count towards your Gem at the end of the level. 
    Make sure you collect as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 
    1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later on in the game. 
    
    Beware of the scorpions that are on the hanging sections, as well as
    the floating carpet guys too. Just spin them away before they get
    near you, and you will be fine. This level is pretty tough, but you
    must get all of the Gems and Crystals your first time through so you 
    can save time and energy.
    
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    Level 14: Road Crash
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    Boxes: 29
    Sapphire Relic: 1"25"00
    Gold Relic: 1"20"73
    Platinum Relic: 1"17"10
    
    
    This level is EXACTLY like the Hog Ride level. You will be racing some 
    of Cortex's goons with a motorcycle. Don't ask me why, but the level is 
    damn fun. The catch is that in order to get the Crystal, you will need 
    to come in first place. I suggest that you concentrate on getting in 
    first place your first time through, then come back and concentrate on 
    getting all of the boxes to get the Gem your second time though. You can
    only do one at a time. Be sure to always hit every single booster
    pad to get as much of an advantage as you can, and pop a wheelie to
    go even faster. Watch out for those pigs (the cops), and their 
    cars on the sides of the roads.
    
    For a cool secret, look near the diner, near some barriers. Look
    for a yellow road sign that has an Alien Face on it, and ram into it
    to find a secret level.
    
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    Level 15: Double Header
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    Boxes: 91
    Sapphire Relic: 1"27"00
    Gold Relic: 1"21"16
    Platinum Relic: 00"59"43
    
    
    Once again, here is another Toad Village clone level. The difference?
    There are some two-headed enemies in this level. Big whoop. Anyways,
    to defeat these monstrosities, just get near them, and do a super
    belly flop to squish them into the ground.  Now you can even use their
    bellies as a trampoline! Then there are the wizards...
    
    To defeat these wizards, just get near them, and avoid their magic,
    then spin them before they shoot the magical balls at you. Pretty
    simple. All you need to do is make sure you break open each and 
    every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also get the 
    Aku Aku boxes in this level. Also, be sure to watch out for the
    frogs, since they jump right at you at times, and this can lead 
    to a un-needed death fast. As for the knights, just wait for them
    to swing their swords, then when the sword is stuck in the ground
    momentarily, spin them away. 
    
    Once more, be sure to hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just beyond the 
    second bridge. In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since 
    these too count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you 
    collect as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and 
    extra lives, which you will need later on in the game. The Crystal in this 
    level is near the end of the level, near a goat, and just before the third 
    bridge with a wizard. At the end of the level be sure to hit the Nitro "!" 
    box to get all of the nitro boxes, and to collect your White Gem.
     
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                               BOSS: N. TROPHY
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    N. Trophy is the toughest boss so far in the game, and you will need
    to be pretty quick to defeat him. There are three phases total, but in 
    each one of these phases he will have two attacks: The first is a
    Fireball attack, where he'll shoot fireballs at you. The second is
    a laser wave, where some lasers roll across the area in a wave. To 
    dodge the fireballs, just double jump over the lower ones, and try
    to run or duck under the higher ones. Pretty simple.
    
    For the waves of lasers, just hop over the lasers as they pass by. The
    number of laser waves will increase as you defeat each phase of N. 
    Trophy. After you have dodged his phase of attacks, the platforms will
    re-arrange, allowing you access to N. Trophy while he recharges. Jump
    across these platforms and hit him. Repeat this 3 times to defeat him, 
    and to get the Death Tornado Spin ability from him.
    
    
    
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    Level 16: Sphynxinator
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    Boxes: 104
    Special Gem: White (Need Blue Gem from level 20, Tomb Wader)
    Sapphire Relic: 1"42"00
    Gold Relic: 1"22"66
    Platinum Relic: 00"56"70
    
    
    Sphynxinator is another "inner-tomb" level, and is a pretty easy one at that.
    There is also a fork in the road, and you can get across the path to the other
    side to the left, although it does seem impossible. You have to run, then
    double jump, then do a Death Tornado Spin to the other side. This is a slightly
    easier path than the one to the right. You will get some extra 1-Ups at the end
    of this path as a reward too. The Crystal is towards the end of the level, 
    near some platforms.
    
    Now hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just outside of a tunnel. In this 
    bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too count towards 
    your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as 
    you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need 
    later on in the game. Eventually you will meet some monkeys in some jars. Just 
    spin them away as fast as you can before they can attack you. 
    
    A note: You cannot get the second White Gem until you get the Blue Gem from
    level 20, Tomb Wader.
    
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    Level 17: Bye Bye Blimps
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    Boxes: 11
    Sapphire Relic: 1"09"00
    Gold Relic: 00"58"43
    Platinum Relic: 00"51"50
    
    
    This is one of the easiest, and most straightforward levels in the game. 
    The basic premise of the level is to blow up all of the golden balloons 
    with the boxes attached, fend off the enemy planes, and shoot down the Enemy 
    Blimps, all at the same time. To avoid the other planes, just barrel roll, 
    or fly past them. If you get hurt (which you probably will), then shoot 
    down the white balloons with the Red Cross on them, and your health will be 
    increased by a good margin.
    
    
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    Level 18: Tell No Tales
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    Boxes: 61
    Sapphire Relic: 1"42"00
    Gold Relic: 1"25"66
    Platinum Relic" 1"05"26
    
    
    Here is another water level, with you playing as Coco Bandicoot, while 
    racing on a Jet Ski. Tell No Tales is almost exactly like the previous 
    water level, Makin' Waves, except this one is a lot harder. You will have 
    to face a lot more floating bombs, and more enemies like the Boatmen, sharks, 
    and anchor men. There are also multiple paths, so be aware that there are 
    hidden boxes behind islands, some trees, and pirate ships. Watch out for 
    flying cannon balls from the ships as well. The Crystal is just past a row 
    of floating bombs, which is about at the halfway point in the level, or just 
    near one of the pirate ships.
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break open each and 
    every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also get the Aku Aku 
    boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as you can so 
    you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later on 
    in the game. Also, if you miss a box or two in the level while going too 
    fast on your Jet Ski, then just stop and turn around and get it. This 
    happens a lot, so you should always retrieve any boxes you happen to miss.
    
    
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    Level 19: Future Frenzy
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    Boxes: 134
    Sapphire Relic: 2"01"00
    Gold Relic: 1"34"00
    Platinum Relic: 1"19"66
    
    
    Ahhhh...an new level that is original, and actually DIFFERENT from the 
    levels before it. But beware, because there are more levels where this one 
    came from. Future Frenzy is a pretty easy level, except that it is longer 
    than usual, and has TONS of boxes that you need to break, and you need to 
    break them all, which can be tough at times. The Crystal is just past some 
    rows of lasers, near a platform where you have to jump across. Some cool 
    things about this level are the spinning platforms, and the elevators.
    
    Be sure to hop onto the Bonus Platform that is halfway through the level. 
    In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too count 
    towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as many 
    peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you 
    will need later on in the game. 
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break open each 
    and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also get the Aku 
    Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as you can 
    so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later 
    on in the game.
    
    
    
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    Level 20: Tomb Wader
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    Boxes: 88
    Special Gem: Blue Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 2"44"00
    Gold Relic: 1"45"06
    Platinum Relic: 1"24"00
    
    
    Ack. Yet another "inner-tomb" clone level, and this one is irritating as 
    they come, since the rising water levels are a pain in the ass sometimes. 
    But this can be overcome by sheer patience. Just be patient, and wait for 
    the water to lower and run to the next set of stairs or platform. But be 
    wise when doing this, because if you get greedy and try to make a long run 
    while the water is down, then the water will rise while you are running, 
    causing you to drown. 
    
    Watch out for the enemies like the water bugs, the spiky mummies, and 
    the unblockable statue guys. To get past these guys, just slide into their 
    legs and they will get out of your way fast. The Crystal in this level is 
    near some water, and at the top of some stairs. 
    
    Now hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just outside of a tunnel. In this 
    bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too count towards 
    your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as 
    you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need 
    later on in the game. 
    
    But other than that, all you need to do is make sure you break open each 
    and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also get the Aku 
    Aku boxes in this level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as you can 
    so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will need later 
    on in the game.
    
    NOTE: If you want the Blue Gem, then make it to the clear platform WITHOUT
    dying at all. If you die, then restart the level. You will know that you
    have done this correctly if you see an odd looking platform to the right
    somewhere in the level. Take this route to get a much harder route, complete
    with Nitro Boxes and lots of enemies, but at the end you will find the Blue
    Gem.
    
    
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                                   BOSS: N. GIN
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    The fight with N. Gin is reminiscent of yet another Nintendo Classic: Starfox 
    64. You fight N. Gin as Coco Bandicoot, inside a space ship in space. N. Gin 
    is inside of a large space ship, and you have to defeat him without losing 
    all of your health percentage. Be careful though, since you cannot replenish 
    your health at all during the fight. 
    
    The first phase of N. Gin is his robot's Machine Gun arms and shoulder 
    cannons. At certain times throughout the fight, these will open, revealing 
    a yellow area. When you see yellow that means you can damage it. So whenever 
    something opens, then you blast it with as much firepower as you can. To get 
    rid of the machine guns, wait for him to start shooting, dodge the fire, then 
    blast it until it closes up. Do the same for his shoulder cannons. Be sure to 
    blow up all of the rockets that he shoots at you or else you will be severely 
    damaged.
    
    The second phase begins when you get rid of his first life bar, and Coco's 
    tiger joins the fight, and latches on to your back. This part is the hardest, 
    since N. Gin has about 6-7 different yellow areas to destroy, and they're all 
    firing at you. Dodge the fire, missiles, and purple balls of fire, and blast 
    the yellow exposed parts until they blow up one at a time.
    
    When you have defeated N. Gin, he'll blow up, and you will receive the 
    infamous Fruit Bazooka. This is one of the coolest abilities in the game, 
    and is damn cool and useful at the same time.
    
    
    
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    Level 21: Gone Tomorrow
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    Boxes: 88
    Special Gem: White Gem (Can only get after getting Green Gem from level 
                            23)
    Sapphire Relic: 2"05:00
    Gold Relic: 1"25"60
    Platinum Relic: 1"02"13 
    
    
    Gone Tomorrow is a futuristic level that is just like the previous one, 
    Future Frenzy, only it has newer enemies, more hidden boxes, and has
    some areas where you must implement the Fruit Bazooka to get all of
    the boxes and to kill certain enemies, like the giant robots you find 
    in the level.
    
    To beat these robots, you'll have to wait for them to stop firing their
    missiles at you (they are shot in a pattern if you didn't notice), then
    shoot the green target that they so idiotically reveal to you, with your
    Fruit Bazooka. Pretty easy stuff. Be sure to hit the floating steel
    "!" Boxes that activate normal boxes. Oh, and you cannot get the second
    White Gem until you get the Green Gem from level 23.
    
    Be sure to hop onto the Bonus Platform that is halfway through the level. 
    In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too 
    count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as 
    many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. 
    
    The Crystal in this level is near the halfway point in the level, but
    is before the Bonus Platform. All you need to do is make sure you break 
    open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make sure you also 
    get the Aku Aku boxes in this level. 
    
    
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    Level 22: Orange Asphalt
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    Boxes: 20
    Sapphire Relic: 1"36"00
    Gold Relic: 1"31"30
    Platinum Relic: 1"21"80
    
    
    Once again, here is a motorcycle racing level, featuring Crash. Ugh.
    This level is EXACTLY like the Road Crash level. You will be racing some 
    of Cortex's goons with a motorcycle. Don't ask me why, but the level is 
    damn fun. The catch is that in order to get the Crystal, you will need 
    to come in first place. I suggest that you concentrate on getting in 
    first place your first time through, then come back and concentrate on 
    getting all of the boxes to get the Gem your second time though. You can
    only do one at a time. Be sure to always hit every single booster
    pad to get as much of an advantage as you can, and pop a wheelie to
    go even faster. Watch out for those pigs (the cops), and their 
    cars on the sides of the roads.
    
    Watch out for the cop cars though, since they now drive back and forth
    through the road, and can sometimes block your way. Just anticipate
    where they will move, and go into the opposite direction as not to
    ram into them.
    
    
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    Level 23: Flaming Passion
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    Boxes: 76
    Special Gem: Green Gem
    Sapphire Relic: 1"43"00
    Gold Relic: 1"31"10 
    Platinum Relic: 00"59"40
    
    
    The Crystal is just past a set of TNT Boxes, right after a carpet ride
    to your location. When you get to the Green Gem path, be very careful,
    since there is only one Checkpoint box in this path. Also, the sword
    throwers are the worst enemies here, and the very last one that comes
    before the Green Gem is a real pain in the ass. Just time him right, and
    eventually you will get to him to attack. To get across the trampolines, 
    just use your shadow to see where you will land. As for the sword guys, 
    you need to wait until they are not facing you to attack, or else 
    they'll chop you up fast. Or you can just blast them with your Fruit
    Bazooka. Hop onto the Bonus Platform that is just past the checkpoint 
    that you get after getting the Green Gem.
    
    In this bonus area, be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too 
    count towards your Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect 
    as many peaches as you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, 
    which you will need later on in the game. All you need to do is make 
    sure you break open each and every box in order to get the Gem, and make 
    sure you also get the Aku Aku boxes in this level, so you have some 
    insurance if someone or something DOES hit you. :)
    
    
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    Level 24: Mad Bombers
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    Boxes: 11
    Sapphire Relic: 2"08"00
    Gold Relic: 1"55"23
    Platinum Relic: 1"38"16
    
    
    Mad Bombers is still one of the most straightforward levels in the 
    game. The basic premise of the level is to blow up all of the golden 
    balloons with the boxes attached, fend off the enemy planes, and shoot 
    down the Enemy Places, all at the same time. To avoid the other planes, 
    just barrel roll, or fly past them. If you get hurt (which you probably 
    will), then shoot down the white balloons with the Red Cross on them, 
    and your health will be increased by a good margin. One more thing. This
    level is considerably harder than the Bye Bye Blimps level, since you 
    have to aim and blow up the two engines on each biplane, of which there
    are 5 total biplanes.
    
    
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    Level 25: Bug Lite
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    Boxes: 120
    Special Gem: White Gem (Need all 5 colored Gems)
    Sapphire Relic: 1"49"00
    Gold Relic: 1"34"86
    Platinum Relic: 1"14"93
    
    
    Here is another similar level to the "inner-tomb" levels, and it is
    one of the hardest ones in the game, since you must be fast in order
    to keep up with the firefly that provides you with light. So basically
    you rely on a bug, hence the name, Bug Lite. Another catch to this level
    is that you cannot get the second White Gem until you have all 5 of
    the colored Gems. Anyways, beware of the many hazards in this level. 
    Snakes, slippery floors, traps, falling walkways, jumping alligators, 
    and so on. When you reach the first set of falling platforms, they are
    red, and will fall. Towards the end is a Bonus Platform. Now hop onto 
    the Bonus Platform that is just beyond a tunnel. In this bonus area, 
    be sure to get all of the boxes, since these too count towards your 
    Gem at the end of the level. Make sure you collect as many peaches as 
    you can so you can get some easy 1-Ups and extra lives, which you will 
    need later on in the game. 
    
    
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                                 BOSS: N. CORTEX
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    This boss fight is one of the hardest, if not THE hardest boss battles in
    the entire game. You see, it's not Cortex who's a pain for people to beat.
    Oh no. It's Uka Uka and Aku Aku who are the trouble. The fight during
    the time you and Cortex are duking it out, and their fighting leads to
    death for you. If you touch them at all, then you're history. For the
    entire battle, make sure you do not touch them PERIOD. Anyways, Cortex
    and the masks have 3 phases.
    
    The first phase is the same for Cortex for the entire battle. He'll start
    to shoot balls of fire at you, then he'll toss mines. Avoid both of these,
    and when he's done with the mines, his shield will disappear, allowing you
    to spin him. After you have done this, a hole will appear, so spin him
    into the hole. 
    
    The second phase is the same for Cortex, only this time the masks are 
    spinning around the platform. A key strategy is to stay as far back as
    you can, so you can see the entire platform, and know when the masks are
    coming. Avoid Cortex's attacks as usual, then spin him into the hole once
    again.
    
    The last phase is, once more, the same for Cortex, only this time the
    masks are battling, then blowing up in a certain area. Again, stay
    back so that you can see everything, and move out of the way when the
    two masks blow up. Spin Cortex into the hole for a third time to finally
    defeat him. 
    
    After beating Cortex, you will get a new ability: The Super Run. This
    allows you to run Extra fast, which lets you earn more Relics easier,
    and make farther jumps easier than before. Very useful indeed.
    
    
    
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                           S E C R E T   W A R P   R O O M   
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    For these special levels, I will not give any type of walkthrough, or any
    tips or strategies. I will only tell you if there is a special Gem in here, 
    as well as the Relic Times you will need to either meet or beat to get
    a Relic. Why you ask? Simple. Because these levels are almost the same 
    as previous levels, and I would be wasting my time and energy if I re-wrote
    more walkthroughs for these levels.
    
    
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    Level 26: Ski Crazed
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    Boxes: 100
    Special Gem: None
    Sapphire Relic: 1:16:00
    Gold Relic: 00:50:50
    Platinum Relic: 00:33:33
    
    
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    Level 27: Hang 'em High
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    Boxes: 81
    Special Gem: Yellow Gem
    Sapphire Relic: N/A
    Gold Relic: N/A
    Platinum Relic: N/A
    
    
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    Level 28: Area 51?
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    Boxes: 24
    Special Gem: White Gem 
    Sapphire Relic: 1:53:00 
    Gold Relic: 1:49:83
    Platinum Relic: 1:44:50
    
    
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    Level 29: Future Frenzy
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    Boxes: 134
    Special Gem: None 
    Sapphire Relic: N/A
    Gold Relic: N/A
    Platinum Relic: N/A
     
    
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    Level 30: Rings of Power
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    Boxes: 33
    Special Gem: None
    Sapphire Relic: 1:20:00
    Gold Relic: 1:01:46
    Platinum Relic: 00:50:76
    
    
    
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    07. Tips & Strategies
    
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    GET TO KNOW THE LEVELS WELL
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    If you know the levels well enough, then you can run through them fast, and
    without running into obstacles that would otherwise slow you down. By playing
    through the levels a lot before attempting to grab that Platinum or Gold
    Relic, you will know everything that is coming, and you can pass that obstacle
    with relative ease, and you can beat the levels much faster than if you 
    played it for the first time and tried to get a fast time.
    
    
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    BREAK ALL OF THE AKU AKU BOXES
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    Each time you break a Aku Aku box, you get a Aku Aku mask or spirit on your
    side and it joins you. This mask acts as a "extra life" in a sense, since
    it takes a hit for you if you take any damage. If you get 3 Aku Aku Masks,
    then you become invincible for a short time. This is great, and these
    Masks can help you a lot throughout the game.
    
    
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    USE YOUR BAZOOKA
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    You should always use your Bazooka to break boxes ahead of you to save time
    and to get additional health if you need it. Also, blow up any enemies
    that are in your way from afar, because those enemies can become dangerous
    at close range. It's better to just get rid of them as fast as possible.
    
    
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    HIT THE TIMER CLOCKS AS LATE AS YOU CAN
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    You should run forward in the levels with the clock timer (to get Relics),
    and attempt to clear as much of the level as you can before activating the
    timer, so that you can just basically run through the level without worrying
    about enemies, and traps and whatnot. One thing though: DO NOT BREAK THE
    BOXES, since these can be used as time-stoppers to help you get a faster
    time. But you should kill enemies and stuff though. Use your Bazooka to 
    activate the timer from afar, so you don't have to run all the way back, then
    all the way through the level again; Make sure it's in your range though.
    
    
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    09. Abilities & Stuff
    
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                                     ABILITIES
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    Super Body Slam: Press the X and the O buttons at the same time to perform
                     a cool ass body slam. Very useful.
    
    
    Super Double Jump: Press X then X again at the peak of your jump to perform
                       a double jump that comes in handy A LOT.
    
    
    Crash Dash: Hit R2, then use your control pad or analog stick to control
                Crash, who is now running faster than a er...normal bandicoot.
    
    
    Bazooka: Hold R2, then use the O button to fire peaches at enemies and boxes. 
             It even has a aiming mechanism, which makes hitting targets easy as
             hell.
    
    
    Death Tornado: Tap the [] button rapidly to spin like mad, and to take out
                   multiple enemies at once. Also very useful and deadly.
    
    
    
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                                  BOXES and CRATES
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    |                                                                           |
    | BOX TYPE                         WHAT IT IS                               |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    |                                                                           |
    | Normal (most common box)         Jump on these to get 10 of one thing     |
    |                                                                           |
    | Timer Boxes                      Changes items in a certain time          |
    |                                                                           |
    | Arrow Boxes                      Let's you jump higher than normal        |
    |                                                                           |
    | ? Boxes                          Surprise in each box                     |
    |                                                                           |
    | Steel "!" Box                    Changes something in the level           |
    |                                                                           |
    | Aku Aku Boxes                    Crash gets the Aid of Aku Aku            |
    |                                                                           |
    | Crash Boxes                      Contain 1-Ups                            |
    |                                                                           |
    | Checkpoint Boxes                 Break these to save your level progress  |
    |                                                                           |
    | TNT Boxes                        Jump on these to set a fuse for 3 sec... |
    |                                                                           |
    | Nitro Boxes                      Touch these and they'll blow up          |
    |                                                                           |
    | Green "!" Boxes                  Blows up every Nitro Box in the level    |
    |                                                                           |
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    10. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    
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    1) Q: Is this the 3rd game in the series? I don't think it is, since there
          is no "3" in the title.
    
       A: Yes it is, and even though it doesn't have the "3" in the title, it
          continues where Crash Bandicoot 2 left off.
    
    
    
    2) Q: How many secret levels are there in the game?
    
       A: There are 2 Super Secret levels, and 7 if you include the ones that are
          located in the secret Warp Room.
    
    
    
    3) Q: Secret Warp room? How do I get that?
    
       A: Simple. Just get at least 5 Relics to access the room itself, and you 
          will need a certain amount of Relics to enter each extra level, each 
          needing more Relics than the previous one.
    
    
    
    4) Q: Why can't I ride onto the sandy beaches in the water levels with my Jet
          Ski.
    
       A: Because you can't. Go ask the developers.
    
    
    
    5) Q: Can I get over 100% completed?
    
       A: Yes. You can get a maximum of 105% done if you get all 44 Gems, all 
          Crystals, and all 30 Relics (as many Platinum's as possible, although it 
          is not required).
    
    
    
    
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    11. Secrets
    
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    MULTIPLE ENDINGS
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    There are 2 different endings to Crash 3. One is the "bad" ending, which you
    get if you just beat the game without getting 105%. The other is the "good"
    ending, which you get if you get EVERYTHING in the game, and get a 105%
    completion rating.
    
    
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    SECRET WARP ROOM
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    Just get at least 5 Relics to access the room itself, and you will need a 
    certain amount of Relics to enter each extra level, each needing more Relics 
    than the previous one.
    
    
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    SECRET EGGIPUS REX LEVEL
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    This can only be accessed through level 11: Dino Might!
    
    A cool secret here is when you come back with the Yellow Gem. Head through 
    the level as normal, but let the second Pterodactyl (flying dino) pick you 
    up, and he'll fly you over to a secret level.
    
    
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    SECRET HOT COCO LEVEL
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    This can only be accessed through level 14: Road Crash.
    
    For a cool secret, look near the diner, near some barriers. Look for a yellow 
    road sign that has an Alien Face on it, and ram into it to find a secret 
    level.
    
    
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    105% COMPLETION
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    You can get a maximum of 105% done if you get all 44 Gems, all Crystals, and 
    all 30 Relics (as many Platinum's as possible, although it is not required).
    
    
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    HIDDEN SPYRO THE DRAGON DEMO
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    At the Main Menu screen (with the Load and New options), press up, up, down,
    down, left, right, left, right, SQUARE to unlock a Spyro the Dragon
    demo.
    
    
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                         best platformers ever, and definitely the best platform
                         game on the PlayStation, bar none.
    
    
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