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 ;). 

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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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