Top Ten Hardest Crash Bandicoot Levels

Crash Bandicoot over the years has given us a lot of memorable and fun levels but they also have given us some of the most frustrating levels that will really test your platforming skills.

The Top Ten

1 Slippery Climb - Crash  1 Slippery Climb - Crash  1

Gave me a pulmonary edema, twice.

Not even done yet and it's me over

A lot of these are from crash 1 - B1ueNew

This level will leave you asking “are there any checkpoints? ”

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2 High Road - Crash 1 High Road - Crash 1

There are a lot of tricky jumps in this level. - egnomac

Getting the Gold Relic Time is basically impossible without abusing the rope mechanics... and putting in at least 5-8 hours.

And the remake version is even harder.

The high road is a crap level similar to Slippery Climb. and really hate it. and Road To Nowhere is hard enough.

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3 Stormy Ascent - Crash Bandicoot/ Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Stormy Ascent - Crash Bandicoot/ Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy

The level was so hard it was removed from the original Crash Bandicoot game only accessible by a game shark and became available as a DLC for the remake. - egnomac

When I first played thorough in the remake I started with 50 lives when I finally finished the level I was down to 2 Lives.

Normally I would say this doesn't count, because it isn't in the game. But now it's DLC for the remakes. So it counts.

Have to be number 1 - Kjellalbintomas

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4 Native Fortress - Crash 1 Native Fortress - Crash 1

I'm trying to beat it currently and have probably hit myself in the face 100 times out of frustration

Native fortress was very hard for me I was so glad when I passed it

It was hard when I was a kid and now it's still just as hard!

Very Easy..

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5 Totally Bear - Crash 2 Totally Bear - Crash 2

What makes this level hard is not only do you ride the polar bear but its very dark and hard to see where your going or how far you need to jump, making it through to end gives you no reward meaning you have to break all the crates to get the gem which is easier said then done. - egnomac

I died so many times because I ended up missing at least two or more crates while trying to get the gem.

This level was hell the first time I played through this level.

See my opinion in the post!

6 Piston it Away - Crash 2 Piston it Away - Crash 2

It's a very frustrating level and considered to be the hardest to break all the crates in the game to get the clear gem youll have to do some backtracking to get all the crates. - egnomac

7 Fumbling in the Dark - Crash Bandicoot 1 Fumbling in the Dark - Crash Bandicoot 1

Another dark level you need your mask just to see where your going if you lose it then your screwed plus there's so many obstacles in the level. - egnomac

Lose your only light source and your literally left fumbling in the dark no pun intended. - egnomac

8 Area 51 - Crash Bandicoot Warped Area 51 - Crash Bandicoot Warped

First time I played this level I kept falling into the pits and kept smashing into the police cars those UFO's are super cheap.

In this level you race spaceships while in the dark its very hard to see and too many times will find yoursef falling down pits. - egnomac

THOSE UFOs which knock you off the road, and the countless bottomless pits in the road guarantee that you will have a time going for the relics.

9 Night Fight - Crash 2 Night Fight - Crash 2

Its another dark level where you need the light thw most frustrating part is the backtracking in the dark. - egnomac

10 That Sinking Feeling - Crash The Wrath of Cortex That Sinking Feeling - Crash The Wrath of Cortex

One of the hardest flying stages in Crash the vehicle you control the firefly is difficult to control. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Tomb Wader - Crash Warped Tomb Wader - Crash Warped

This level has rising water you have time it to avoid drowning its espically harder during the time trial run. - egnomac

12 Mad Bombers - Crash Warped Mad Bombers - Crash Warped

A lot hatder than the first flying stage due to the fact that it takes a lot more to take down each plane its even more difficult in the time trial. - egnomac

I hated that level - Kjellalbintomas

13 Sunset Vista - Crash Bandicoot Sunset Vista - Crash Bandicoot
14 Road to Nowhere - Crash 1 Road to Nowhere - Crash 1

The jumps... Kill me

15 Spaced Out - Crash 2 Spaced Out - Crash 2
16 Totally Fly - Crash 2 Totally Fly - Crash 2

I really hate these dark stages. - egnomac

17 Hog Wild - Crash Bandicoot Hog Wild - Crash Bandicoot

! This is like a High Road. Even harder Than slippery Climb, what is number two

Very hard and definitely most frustrating level in all of games

That level make me wanna turn pad at wall

My childhood dificulty

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18 Un-Bearable - Crash 2 Un-Bearable - Crash 2

In this level you are pursued by a giant polar bear it can be very difficult to tell when your suppose to jump. - egnomac

This took me tons of tries, you either need to memorize this level to beat it, or have very fast reflexes

19 The Lost City - Crash 1 The Lost City - Crash 1
20 Crate Balls of Fire - Crash The Wrath of Cortex Crate Balls of Fire - Crash The Wrath of Cortex
21 N.Sanity Beach - Crash 1

So frustrating this level, especially where you had to jump on the boxes at the start

22 Gone Tomorrow - Crash Warped Gone Tomorrow - Crash Warped
23 Cold Hard Crash - Crash 2

Getting through the level is okay, but getting the box gem is the hardest in the game.

Espically since one box in the bonus stage is well hidden and very easy to miss which can make getting the gem for breaking all the boxes incredibly frustrating. - egnomac

24 Ruination - Crash 2
25 Tsunami - Crash The Wrath of Cortex

The level has you playing as Coco as try to out run a huge tsunami and if going through the secret path you need to hit the Nitro switch box other wise its going to be near impossible to get through it. - egnomac

26 Makin' Waves/Hot Coco - Crash Bandicoot: Warped

These are both long, open ended, hard to see where you're going levels. Don't even try to get the box gem on these, or you'll be spending hours of your life being annoyed by cheaply hidden boxes. Don't even get me started on the relics, these levels are so open ended, you'll be going in circles, and the levels are really long, while the you have to do it for a short amount of time?

27 Turtle Woods - Crash 2

Someone had to of been joking around when adding this!

28 The Lab - Crash Bandicoot

Its should be on list

29 N.Sanity Island - Crash Twinsanity

God, this level is so hard, it can't get past the first checkpoint where you meet coco, it's so hard

30 Hangin' Out - Crash 2
31 Lights Out/Fumbling In The Dark - Crash 1
32 Get Up Here - Crash 1
33 Ant Agony - Crash Twinsanity
34 Rockslide Rumble - Crash Twinsanity
35 Cavern Catastrophe - Crash Twinsanity
36 Rings Of Power - Crash 3
37 Dr Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot 1
38 Ski Crazed - Crash 3
39 Bear Down - Crash Bandicoot 2
40 Sky Balls - Crash Bash
41 Toxic Waste - Crash 1
42 N. Ballism - Crash Bash
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Top Remixes

1. Fumbling in the Dark - Crash Bandicoot 1
2. Slippery Climb - Crash  1
3. Piston it Away - Crash 2
1. Spaced Out - Crash 2
2. Piston it Away - Crash 2
3. Totally Fly - Crash 2
1. Stormy Ascent - Crash Bandicoot/ Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
2. Totally Bear - Crash 2
3. Native Fortress - Crash 1


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