Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gems Locations Guide

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Gems Locations Guide will help you find all colored gems in the remastered version of Crash Bandicoot which was just released on the PS4 as the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. It has three games bundled together on a single disc. As you play the game, you will come across different gems that you can collect to unlock achievements.

These are not your regular find-and-collect-type of gems. Before getting these gems, you will first need to complete some tasks. There are two main types of gems in the game. The first ones are the Colored Gems while the others are the Clear Gems.

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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Gems Locations

To obtain colored gems you will need to complete some challenging tasks and then later you can obtain the clear gems as well which require you to clear a level after destroying all the crates. This method of obtaining gems is similar to all three games.

Breaking up boxes to obtain gems might sound easy, however, it is not. Expect many deaths in trying to accomplish this feat and some of the colored gems require you to clear certain areas without dying. This guide will tell you how to obtain all the gems along with the locations where you need to complete the tasks.

In our N. Sane Trilogy Gems Locations Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about collecting all the Colored Gems in Crash Bandicoot.

The following tables contain the gem colors along with their locations and the challenges needed to obtain the gems from all three games.

Crash Bandicoot Gems

Each stage has 1 gem, unlocked by smashing all the crates. Levels that get you the white gem can be completed even after losing a life, but for coloured gems, it must be a perfect run without losing a life. In special levels however, you can die as many times as you like and still get the gems.

Island Stage Gem Required Gems Unlocked
1 N. Sanity beach none white
1 Jungle rollers Green white
1 The Great gate Yellow white
1 Boulders None white
1 Upstream Yellow white
1 Rolling Stones Blue white
1 Hog Wind None white
1 Native Fortress Red white
2 Up the Creek None white
2 The Lost City None green
2 Temple Ruins None white
2 Road to Nowhere Red white
2 Boulder Dash Purple white
2 Whole Hog (secret) None white
2 Sunset Vista None White, key 1
3 Heavy Machinery None white
3 Cortex Power Blue white
3 Generator Rooms None orange
3 Toxic Waste None blue
3 The High Road None white
3 Slippery Climb None red
3 Lights Out Yellow purple
3 Fumbling In the Dark(secret) None white
3 Jaws of Darkness Blue White, key 2
3 Castle Machinery None white
3 The Lab None yellow
3 The Great hall N/A N/A

Crash Bandicoot 2 Gems

With Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, the gem system was made more complex as with added objectives to get the coloured gems. Here’s a handy guide to help you get to all.

Warp Room Level White Gem Coloured Gem
Jungle Turtle woods Destroy all crates Blue- finish without destroying any crate
Jungle Snow go Destroy all crates Red- from bonus entrance via air crash level.
Jungle Hang eight Destroy all crates (requires blue gem) Beat the time trail None
Jungle The pits Destroy all crates None
Jungle Crash dash Destroy all crates None
Ice Snow biz Destroy all crates None
Ice Air crash Clear death path. Destroy all crates (required secret entrance via Bear Down) Secret Wrap to Snow go
Ice Bear it Destroy all crates None
Ice Crash Cruse Destroy all crates Noone
Ice The eel deal Destroy all crates Green-go right on fork, walk through wall behind nitro crate
Sewer Plant food Destroy all crates None
Sewer Bear down Destroy all crates Secret wrap to air crash
Sewer Road to ruin Clear the death path Destroy all crates(requires access through Diggin’ it secret wrap) None
Sewer Un-bearable Destroy all crates Secret wrap room to totally bear
Sewer Sewer or later Destroy all crates Access platform(requires yellow gem) None
Alpine Hangin’ out Destroy all crates Secret wrap to totally fly
Alpine Diggin’ it Clear the Death path Destroy all crates Secret  wrap to road to ruin
Alpine Cold hard crash Destroy all crates Clear death path None
Alpine Ruination Destroy all crates Clear green path (requires green gem) None
Alpine Bee-haveing Destroy all crates Purple- jump on nitro stairs
High-Tech Piston it away Clear death path Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Rock it Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Night fight Clear death path Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Pack attack Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Spaced out Destroy all crates Complete all levels( required all coloured gems) None

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Gems Locations

The third entry in the series is also build on the Warp concept of the second. While with less secret areas, the idea of getting gems is still not easy. Here’s a guide to help you through.

Warp Room Level White Gem Coloured Gem and Secrets
Medieval Toad Village Destroy all crates None
Medieval Under Pressure Destroy all crates None
Medieval Orient Express Destroy all crates None
Medieval Bone Yard 1. Destroy all crates 2. Red Gem path None
Medieval Makin’ Waves Destroy all crates None
Arabian Gee Wiz Destroy all crates None
Arabian Hang’em high Destroy all crates None
Arabian Hog ride Destroy all crates None
Arabian Tomb Time 1. Destroy all crates 2. Death Route None
Arabian Midnight Run Destroy all crates None
Oriental Dino Might! 1. Destroy all crates 2. Yellow Gem path On Yellow Gem Path, jump on the second Pterodactyl sitting on the tree trunk after the dinosaur chase to access Hot Coco.
Oriental Deep Trouble Destroy all crates Red Gem – shoot ! crate near the end of the level, then backtrack to wall of TNT and metal crates, detonate them, and complete exta level section.
Oriental High Time Destroy all crates Purple Gem – on Death Route.
Oriental Road Crash Destroy all crates Knock over the Yellow sign with a black alien head on it to access Eggipus Rex.
Oriental Double Header Destroy all crates None
Egyptian Sphynxinator 1. Destroy all crates 2. Blue Gem path None
Egyptian Bye Bye Blimps Destroy all crates None
Egyptian Tell No Tales Destroy all crates None
Egyptian Future Frenzy 1. Destroy all crates 2. Destroy all crates on secret route None
Egyptian Tomb Wader Destroy all crates Blue Gem – on Death Route
Future Gone Tomorrow 1. Destroy all crates 2. Green Gem path None
Future Orange Asphalt Destroy all crates None
Future Flaming Passion Destroy all crates Green gem – on Death Route
Future Mad Bombers Destroy all crates None
Future Bug lite 1. Destroy all crates 2. on Multicoloured Gem path, requires all coloured Gems None
Neo-Cortex System (Basement Warp) Ski Crazed Destroy all crates Accessed via secret Basement Warp Room, which requies 5 Relics. This level requires 5 Relics to unlock.
Neo-Cortex System (Basement Warp) Hang’em High (secret) Destroy all crates Accessed via secret Basement Warp Room, which requies 5 Relics. This level requires 10 Relics to unlock. Yellow Gem – end of level.
Neo-Cortex System (Basement Warp) Area 51? 1. Destroy all crates 2. Win race. Accessed via secret Basement Warp Room, which requies 5 Relics. This level requires 15 Relics to unlock.
Neo-Cortex System (Basement Warp) Future Frenzy (secret) Destroy all crates Accessed via secret Basement Warp Room, which requies 5 Relics. This level requires 20 Relics to unlock.
Neo-Cortex System (Basement Warp) Rings of Power 1. Destroy all crates 2. Win race. Accessed via secret Basement Warp Room, which requies 5 Relics. This level requires 25 Relics to unlock.
Secret Levels Hot Coco Destroy all crates Accessed via Warp in Road Crash.
Secret Levels Eggipus Rex Destroy all crates Accessed via Warp in Dino Might!

Complete the challenges to get the gems. Some of the gems allow dying while some of them are very difficult as dying makes the challenge void. Take your time completing levels and never try to rush the difficult sections. Find all the gems to unlock a trophy.

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