We all hate when a game is to easy or to hard ( unless your up for the challenge ) good games have a variety of levels hard , medium and easy, but today were going to be looking at one game in particular which is Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy now your probably thinking you can remember from playing the game before but it will not be that simple, today we are going to list out the top ten hardest, most infuriating levels in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
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10. Totally Bear (Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back)
This hidden level in Crash Bandicoot 2 is a short one.
But while it may take less than a couple of minutes to complete, Totally Bear is the most difficult of all the bear-riding levels.
Essentially, it takes the bear-riding mechanic and makes it more difficult by reducing the visibility… add in a number of quick hurdles and some long-distance jumps, and it’s not long before you’ll be tearing your hair out.
If you want to give this a try, play Un-Bearable and then double back after the bear-riding section.
There, you’ll find Polar who will transport you to the warp gate of the hidden level.
9. Native Fortress (Crash Bandicoot)
It’s one of the first truly difficult levels in Crash Bandicoot – Native Fortress is a real doozy.
It marks the exact point where the game turns from a simple, whimsical platformer into one of the most frustrating gaming experiences of all time.
And it’s all because of its tricky obstacles.
At this point, Crash goes from smashing a few boxes and jumping over small crevices to leaping over fire pits and spiky death spikes of doom.
The addition of annoying hula guys who can rebound you off a platform makes this even worse… and the checkpoints are far enough apart to make each section annoying as hell.
Oh, and you’ll need expert timing to bounce across the three fire pits near the end.
8. Hog Wild (Crash Bandicoot)
It’s another riding level – Hog Wild is the first hog-riding level you encounter in Crash Bandicoot… but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.
This time, we find Crash riding on the back of a hog as he traverses obstacles and leaps, with a piggy squeal at every jump.
And it’s surprisingly difficult if you’re unprepared.
Much like Totally Bear, it’s a short level.
But it comes with one of the most annoying obstacles of the game – rotating hog roasts which require you to think ahead with a split-second to get it right.
Add in those annoying hula guys once more and it’s a real tough one to crack.
7. Bee-Having (Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back)
Crash Bandicoot 2 is far more forgiving than the original.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some annoyingly difficult levels that will end up giving you a headache.
Bee-Having is one of them.
Here, Crash finds himself periodically chased by a swarm of angry bees… and the only way to escape them is to outrun them, or dive underground in certain muddy areas and tunnel your way to freedom.
Easy enough, right?
Except when you throw in a collection of Nitro boxes and crazy, mallet-wielding dudes, you end up with a frustratingly complex level.
And the bonus level is just as bad.
Nitro boxes everywhere.
6. Castle Machinery (Crash Bandicoot)
It’s one of the last few levels of Crash Bandicoot – Castle Machinery puts you up against the machinations of Dr Cortex.
And with the end portal in sight right at the very beginning, it’s a cruel glimpse before it all goes down the tube…
There’s a fiendish array of enemies and gizmos on display in Castle Machinery.
And with lifts that squash you into burning hot pipes as well as conveyor belts which trundle you along into the firing line of your enemies, you need some well-timed jumps to get through this one.
Oh, and watch where you step.
Those trampolines don’t always give you a hand.
5. Fumbling in the Dark (Crash Bandicoot)
Another secret level – Fumbling in the Dark is a really tricky one.
First of all, you need to unlock it.
This is done by completing the N. Cortex bonus level in Jaws of Darkness… which is trickier than it sounds.
Then, once you’ve got the key from Cortex, the real fun begins.
Based on the earlier level, Lights Out, you’re plunged into the dark corridors of Castle Cortex.
And only Aku Aku can keep the lights on.
If you can navigate its platforms and perils quick enough, you’ll make it to another Aku Aku mask before the light runs out.
Otherwise, you’re trapped in the dark, surrounded by traps, guillotines, spiders and rats. Yeah.
4. Cold Hard Crash (Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back)
This is the longest level in Crash Bandicoot 2 with a whopping 155 boxes to smash… and it’s also probably the most fiendishly difficult level in the game.
Cold Hard Crash takes the most annoying elements of the game and adds in some ice for good measure.
And that means a lot of sliding around.
The problem? You’re expected to make the same kinds of intricate leaps and well-timed dashes through a level which is covered in slippery stuff.
Throw in a few crushing pillars and the odd porcupine and you’ll be losing lives left, right and centre.
Oh, and don’t get me started on the falling icicles.
3. Road to Nowhere (Crash Bandicoot)
Ah yes… the bridges.
Road to Nowhere is one of two bridge-themed levels in Crash Bandicoot, and both of them make our list.
They’re ridiculously tough, with planks of wood falling beneath your feet and even the odd wild hog to really mess up your day.
Oh, and there’s ice here too.
That’s right – those ice blue platforms are covered in ice, and that means you’ll be sliding right off them in no time.
Then there’s the half-broken planks which give you a false sense of security just before you smash right through them.
2. Slippery Climb (Crash Bandicoot)
It doesn’t get much tougher than this – Slippery Climb is a real slog.
It’s a side scrolling nightmare of a level, with checkpoints so far apart you’ll be praying for them every time you leap off the edge of a moving platform.
Slippery Climb is an incredibly long level… and it’s made even worse with the introduction of various new traps.
There are platforms which slide in and out of the castle walls, while other slippery slopes need to be climbed with pinpoint accuracy as they switch between stepped and sloped mode.
In fact, timing is a key issue here – some of the trickiest parts of the level need incredibly timed jumps to get from one side to the other.
Even the bonus round is infamous for its difficulty.
1. The High Road (Crash Bandicoot)
That’s right – The High Road is still the most frustrating Crash Bandicoot level.
It’s one of the most difficult levels in the original PS1 classic and The High Road hasn’t gotten any easier in the N. Sane Trilogy. In fact, it’s even harder than we remember.
We’re back to another rope-bridge level and this time The High Road ramps up the difficulty.
If you thought Road to Nowhere was bad, nothing will prepare you for the hellish, fingernail-chomping frustration of The High Road.
It’s far more complex than its predecessor, and much more brutal.
The trap placement is an absolute nightmare and, with those wild hogs running amok to make things even worse, you can easily spend hours on this one… and still not get through it.
Yes, you can run along the ropes on the side.
But even with that little tip, it remains one of the most frustrating gaming experiences of all time.
My advice? Stockpile some lives and take your time.
This is going to take a while.