Crash Bandicoot: Warped
(From front-right to back-left) Crash on his motorcycle, Coco on Pura, and Baby-T featured in the North American cover.
Developer(s) Naughty Dog
Publisher(s) SCEA (NTSC U/C)
PlayStation Platform(s) PlayStation, PSN
Release date(s) NA October 10, 1998
EU December 5, 1998
JP December 17, 1998
JP September 27, 2007 (PSN)
NA February 7, 2008 (PSN)
PAL October 23, 2008 (PSN)
Genre Platform
Rating(s) E
Mode(s) Single Player
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (known as Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped in Europe and Australia) is the sequel to Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. The game introduced Aku Aku's evil brother, Uka Uka and "master of time" Dr. Nefarious Tropy, who built Time Twister device. The game offers more 'rides' such as Crash's motorcycle and Coco's pet tiger, Pura.


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This article contains plot details.

The game starts with a cutscene of the debris of the Cortex Vortex smashing into a monument. A spirit comes out of it while laughing evily then says "Free at last". The cutscene then shows Crash, Coco, Aku Aku, and Polar relaxing outside Crash's house. Aku Aku hears the laugh and then says "Uka Uka is free? No. This cannot be". The Bandicoot family then goes inside their house. Except Crash, who is confused. He then goes back inside. It then shows Uka Uka talking to Cortex, disappointedly. After they talk, N. Trophy appears from his warp room. The cutscene then shows Aku Aku telling the Bandicoots the story of how he locked his brother (Uka Uka) into the tomb.

Level ThemesEdit


Regular no-ride levels Crash must complete where castles, knights, wizards, etc. can be found.

Levels that have this theme include:

  • Toad Village (Level 1)
  • Gee Wiz (Level 6)
  • Double Header (Level 15)


Levels where Crash must swim underwater with a scuba suit.

Levels that have this theme include:

  • Under Pressure (Level 2)
  • Deep Trouble (Level 12)


The game got many positive reviews. The best ratings the game got was 5/5 (GamePro), 4.5/5 stars (Allgame), and B+ (Game Revolution).



  • This is the first Crash Bandicoot game to let the player get more than 100%
  • This is the first Crash Bandicoot game that lets the player take control of Coco
  • This is the first Crash Bandicoot game to have different covers for North America, Europe, and Japan