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    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
    Boss FAQ
    By James "Lagunathemoron" Wardle
    14th December 2002
    
    Introduction: Welcome to Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of 
    Cortex Boss FAQ. At the moment, Gamefaqs does not have a 
    Boss FAQ for any of the three versions, and since this game 
    has very, very hard bosses I thought to lend a hand.
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    1) Disclaimer
    2) Bosses
    a) Ball Crunch
    b) Tidal Crunch 
    c) Fire Crunch
    d) Giant Crunch
    e) Final Battle
    3) Credits
    4) Version History
    5) Contact
    
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    1) DISCLAIMER
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    Disclaimer: This is my Boss FAQ for Crash Bandicoot: The 
    Wrath of Cortex. I have taken my time and effort in to 
    creating this FAQ and I except that nobody will rip it off. 
    Please, if you want this Script on your website, please 
    contact me and ask for permission and I will add you to the 
    list, and make sure nothing is changed, nothing at all, 
    doing so violates copyright laws. Please do not distribute 
    this in anyway to make money, again without my permission 
    and a fair slice ;). 
    
    The following sites may have this FAQ, if you want your 
    site to have it and I say yes, it will be listed here:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
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    www.neoseeker.com
    
    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex FAQ is Copyright (C) 
    James "Lagunathemoron" Wardle 2003
    
    
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    2) BOSSES
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    First Boss: Ball Crunch
    Character: Crash Bandicoot
    Crash's Health: 100%
    Crunch's Health 3
    
    You are controlling Crash Bandicoot in the ball from 
    Bamboozled. In the arena, both you and Crunch are aiming to 
    go around hitting the rocks. Hitting a rolling rock the 
    colour blue will transfer the rock on to your side for a 
    limited amount of time, in this time you must get the 
    remaining rocks the same colour. meanwhile Crunch will 
    attack you in his much bigger ball he too will change the 
    colour of the rocks. If you touch any of Crunch's rocks you 
    will lose around 10% of your health, If Crunch touches you 
    you will lose around 20%. To actually hit him, you have to 
    make all the rocks blue, the first phase makes you change 
    two rocks, the second three and finally four rocks. After 
    getting all the rocks one colour Crash will perform a 
    special attack. 
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    Second Boss: Tidal Crunch
    Character: Crash Bandicoot
    Crash's Health: one
    Crunch's Health: four
    
    This fight is HARD! One hit and you're dead! There are four 
    parts to this fight, all involve jumping over platforms and 
    hitting Crunch, fail once and you have to start all over 
    again. The first part is easy enough, jump over each 
    platform, jumping over the blue energy rays. Time correctly 
    and spin attack Crunch when you get to him. The second part 
    involves both blue and green energy rays, the green follow 
    the blue and go over Crash, so instead of jumping just stay 
    on the platform, but be careful as the platform sinks after 
    about ten seconds. The third stage is basically the same as 
    the second one except he uses a more powerful attack, he 
    shakes the platforms causing you to fall off so jump 
    carefully. Finally the fourth and hardest one, he never 
    stops using his rays and shaking so be on your guard. The 
    best way to do it is to crouch and then jump when bubbles 
    appear, then jump again once the blue energy comes.
    TIP: Time jumps carefully, watch his attacks for a bit 
    before eading in, there is no time limit, jump over blue, 
    duck under green.
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    Third Boss: Fire Crunch
    Character: Crash Bandicoot
    Crash's Health: one
    Crunch's Health: three
    
    This is a typical chase. Run away from him jumping over the 
    rocks he throws, he throws from left to right to left 
    again. By this time you will have gotten to a bridge, jump 
    in the robot and start chasing him, pressing SQUARE to fire 
    water, aim and fire at Crunch. Secondly he throws rocks 
    faster and the distance is longer, to the middle of the 
    bridge. Again chase him down with the robot but JUMP over 
    the fire rocks he drops behind, if he treads right, you go 
    left but aim for the right and vice-versa. For his third 
    and final attempt at burning Crash Bandicoot he will throw 
    rocks more violently, some of right split in to two rocks, 
    and the distance is even longer plus he gets a head start 
    in the robot stage, again avoid his fire rocks and wet him. 
    If you fail to hit him and go back to the start point, you 
    will have to repeat the current stage again. If you die, 
    you have to do it from the start.
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    Fourth Boss: Giant Crunch
    Character: Crash Bandicoot
    Crash's Health: 100%
    Crunch's Health: 100
    
    Crunch has gone giant so its time to take to the skies. He 
    has many attacks which are:
    
    Ball throw - Crunch fires an energy ball at you. Use a 
    barrel roll to avoid
    Energy storm - Crunch fires multiple balls at you, pilot to 
    avoid them
    Energy beam - Crunch uses a huge beam to try and wipe you 
    out, again use a barrel roll
    Energy wave - When Crunch is using this, he leaves one 
    space and you can see this when he prepares for his attack, 
    get in that space.
    
    You cannot hurt Crunch because of his force field, however 
    you can hit him when he is using one of these attacks, so 
    when he is either using it or getting ready, shoot his huge 
    body, he will look like he is getting electrocuted. After 
    you have hit him enough he will cancel one of these 
    attacks, then he will cancel another leaving two, these are 
    often random but he likes to leave his Energy Wave. If you 
    take too long Crunch might just leave one attack which is 
    handy if one keeps harming Crash for 20% per go.
    
    AND Remember, attack when he is preparing for an attack.  
    
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    Final Boss: Crunch
    Character: Crash Bandicoot
    Crash's Health: one
    Crunch's Health: N/A
    
    This is it! The final battle! Crunch now has all four masks 
    and will use them whenever he wants. Unlike the previous 
    times, all these masks do now if cause a hazard for example 
    rocks on the screen or energy beams which can be easily 
    jumped over, especially with your new super jump ability. 
    At the start he uses rocks to fall down, not a problem, 
    just run through them. Once he has done it, Aku Aku the 
    evil mask glows around him, quickly press L1 and get the 
    Bazooka ready and shoot Crunch before Aku Aku can 
    regenerate him. Crunch will now send Cortex down to hurt 
    you so spin attack him. Crunch will now send ice balls on 
    to you as well as falling rocks. Once he has done it, Aku 
    Aku the evil mask glows around him, quickly press L1 and 
    get the Bazooka ready and shoot Crunch before Aku Aku can 
    regenerate him. Crunch will now send Cortex down to hurt 
    you so spin attack him. Crunch will now press the third 
    button causing two grates on the floor to burn, jump to 
    another one quickly, then avoid the ice balls and then the 
    falling rocks. Once he has done it, Aku Aku the evil mask 
    glows around him, quickly press L1 and get the Bazooka 
    ready and shoot Crunch before Aku Aku can regenerate him. 
    Crunch will now send Cortex down to hurt you so spin attack 
    him. Finally energy rays will come, make use of your double 
    jump and jump over all of them. Once he has done it, Aku 
    Aku the evil mask glows around him, quickly press L1 and 
    get the Bazooka ready and shoot Crunch before Aku Aku can 
    regenerate him. Crunch will now send Cortex down to hurt 
    you so spin attack him. Congratulations, you have completed 
    the game. Too bad you didn't exactly fight Crunch on a one 
    on one fight... oh well, looking forward to Crash Bandicoot 
    5!
    
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    3) CREDITS
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    James Wardle - For writing this Boss FAQ
    CjayC - For hosting Gamefaqs and for posting this FAQ
    
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    4) VERSION HISTORY
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    1.0	This is the first version, I have wrote strategies for 
    all five bosses.
    2.0	Added several tips and a new Contact greeting
    
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    5) CONTACT
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    If you wish to contact me about this FAQ, please send an e 
    mail with "Crash Bandicoot 4 Boss" or something like it in 
    the subject to
    james@planter.karoo.co.uk and I will try my best to answer 
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