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

Very very difficult, and you need to beat it without dying in order to get the red gem and unlock many areas throughout the game

I got game over at least 10 times doing this level the first time.

Hardly any checkpoints in this one, requires incredibly precise jumps, and there is no trick like jumping on top of the ropes.

Gave me a pulmonary edema, twice.

2 High Road - Crash 1

Road to Nowhere was hard enough. This level takes that level and doubles the madness.

This level was very hard, I fell off many times, I had to use the rope to pass it

There are a lot of tricky jumps in this level.

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

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

Tried like 100 times before ending, every time there is another annoying sequence

This level is a nightmare! How is it possible that "slippery climb" is ranked #1? This is "slippery climb" 10 times harder!

Thisi is the hardest level in the game so you will need 99 lives to beat this. The last part is extremely hard. No part of this level is easy.

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.

4 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!

Died hundred times at least

5 Piston it Away - Crash 2

If going for 100%, getting every crate requires not dying throughout the level with backtracking. Easily the level out of all the games that took me the longest to get every crate

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.

6 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.

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!

7 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.

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


8 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.

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.

Damn UFOs

9 Sunset Vista - Crash Bandicoot

The hardest and longest level to get the key and the gem in the original first version.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Road to Nowhere - Crash 1

The jumps... Kill me

Pain. Pure pain

12 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.

I hated that level

13 Night Fight - Crash 2

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

14 Toxic Waste - Crash 1
15 Tomb Wader - Crash Warped

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

16 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.

17 Spaced Out - Crash 2
18 Totally Fly - Crash 2

I really hate these dark stages.

19 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.

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

2 hours with this level. Crash turning back to see the bear was annoying.

20 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

Why is this still honorable mention? It's harder than slippery climb,dude! Definitely should be already on this list. Without this It's worse, you guy!

21 The Lab - Crash Bandicoot

Its should be on list

How is this not higher

22 The Lost City - Crash 1
23 Crate Balls of Fire - Crash The Wrath of Cortex
24 Rings Of Power - Crash 3

This should be higher on the list!

25 N.Sanity Beach - Crash 1

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

26 Ruination - Crash 2

Broke my controller

27 Gone Tomorrow - Crash Warped
28 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?

29 Turtle Woods - Crash 2

Someone had to of been joking around when adding this!

30 Lights Out/Fumbling In The Dark - Crash 1

Haha this level sucks

31 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.

32 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

33 Ant Agony - Crash Twinsanity

Took me awhile to beat it but now I can beat it no problem, and I feel good bout that.

34 Hangin' Out - Crash 2
35 Bear Down - Crash Bandicoot 2
36 Get Up Here - Crash 1
37 Sky Balls - Crash Bash
38 N. Ballism - Crash Bash
39 Adolt Edumacation - Crash of the Titans

Uka Uka was a hard boss fight, especially with all the other enemies running at you

40 Road Crash - Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Numbers 45

41 The Great Hall

Absolute hardest level ever

42 Rockslide Rumble - Crash Twinsanity
43 Cavern Catastrophe - Crash Twinsanity

My dad hates this level, he thinks it's so hard.

44 Dr Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot 1
45 Ski Crazed - Crash 3
46 Generator Room - Crash Bandicoot

Level design sucks. You just don't have the feeling of depth in this level

47 Flaming Passion - Crash Bandicoot: Warped

This level burns me out

48 Bear It - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

It ils hard

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