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Crash Bandicoot Gems walkthrough: All green, white, red, blue, purple, yellow coloured Gem locations, Key locations, Secret Levels and how to 100% each game

How to fully unlock everything in each game.

Crash Bandicoot is back! The N Sane trilogy features remakes of the original three PlayStation adventures, with a glossy facelift that keeps the levels and incredible challenge intact.

While completing each stage is one thing, finishing them 100% is another thing entirely. Not only that, but the way you find all Gem locations and Key locations is slightly different in each game, so knowing how that works will save you a lot of time and hassle.

If you're looking for more general tips and an explanation of what's new meanwhile, you'll want to take a look at our Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Guide and tips.

Crash Bandicoot Gem Locations, Coloured Gems and Key Locations

Each stage has one Gem to unlock by smashing every crate. On White Gem stages, you can lose a life while you attempt this, but coloured Gems require you to complete it in a single attempt. In both cases, you need to also clear their special stages, but you can die as many times as you like in those without risk of losing a life or the Gem.

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IslandStageGem RequiredGem 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 Wild None White
1 Native Fortress Red White
2 Up The Creak 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 Room 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 Gem Locations, Coloured Gems and Secret Levels

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back mixed things up, introducing Warp Rooms and Crystals for the first time, and with them a series of pretty complex secret entrances and exits to various levels.

There's also an added layer of complexity to how you get coloured Gems. Instead of simply clearing a level without dying, you now have to perform a variety of actions - like finishing a level without destroying any crates.

Finally, Death Routes were introduced. These are special platforms that take you to Bonus Rounds, but are only available if you reach them without dying in that level. Throw in the fact that you'll need to double back for one or two of them, and they're a pretty dastardly mechanic. Good luck!

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Warp RoomLevelWhite GemColoured Gem and Secrets
Jungle Turtle Woods Destroy all crates Blue - Finish level without destroying any crates.
Jungle Snow Go Destroy all crates Red - from bonus entrance, via Air Crash level.
Jungle Hang Eight 1. Destroy all crates (requires Blue Gem)
2. Beat the time trial
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 1. Clear the Death Path
2. Destroy all crates (requires access via secret entrance from Bear Down)
Secret Warp to Snow Go - after the first checkpoint crate by arrow crate, hop over the jetski to right-hand platform via the floating crates.
Ice Bear It Destroy all crates None
Ice Crash Crush Destroy all crates None
Ice The Eel Deal Destroy all crates Green - go right on the fork, walk through back wall behind nitro crates.
Sewer Plant Food Destroy all crates Yellow - complete the timed section.
Sewer Sewer or Later 1. Destroy all crates
2. Access platform (requires Yellow Gem)
None
Sewer Bear Down Destroy all crates Secret Warp to Air Crash - at the very end of the level, double back across the floating platforms on foot.
Sewer Road to Ruin 1. Clear the Death Path
2. Destroy all crates (requires access via Diggin' It Secret Warp)
None
Sewer Un-Bearable Destroy all crates Secret Warp to Totally Bear - When you get thrown off the bear at the end, walk back to it by slide-jumping over the chasm and jumping behind the cub.
Alpine Hangin' Out Destroy all crates Secret Warp to Totally Fly - After dropping into the hole that takes you to a checkpoint and the Crystal, walk towards the camera to drop down another hole, and a short secret passage.
Alpine Diggin' It 1. Clear the Death Path
2. Destroy all crates.
Secret Warp to Road to Ruin - Jump on the platform with the bomb-throwing plant near the end of the level and kill it with belly flop.
Alpine Cold Hard Crash 1. Clear the Death Path
2. Destroy all crates.
None
Alpine Ruination 1. Destroy all crates
2. Clear the Green path (requires Green Gem).
None
Alpine Bee-Having Destroy all crates Purple - jump onto Nitro stairs.
High-Tech Piston It Away 1. Clear Death Path
2. Destroy all crates and double back to exit via Death Path.
None
High-Tech Rock It Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Night Fight 1. Clear Death Path
2. Destroy all crates
None
High-Tech Pack Attack Destroy all crates None
High-Tech Spaced Out 1. Destroy all crates
2. Complete level (requires all coloured Gems)
None
Secret (via Un-Bearable) Totally Bear Destroy all crates None
Secret (via Hangin' Out) Totally Fly Destroy all crates None

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Gem Locations, Coloured Gems and Secret Levels

The final game in the trilogy, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped built on the concept of the Warp Rooms and Crystals added in Crash 2. While the secret entrances and exits are slightly less complicated than those in the previous entry, that certainly doesn't make them easy.

Two completely hidden levels, a 105 per cent maximum completion rate, and hidden Warps all mean this Crash is still as challenging as ever.

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Warp RoomLevelWhite GemColoured 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!

For more general tips and an explanation of what's new, be sure to take a look at our Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Guide and tips.

Additional reporting by Matthew Reynolds.

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