“These boxes may cause something in the background to change.”
Crash Bandicoot manual

Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Iron ! Crate
! Crates usually turn the outline crates into other types of crates, often iron crates, creating a bridge that allows the player to cross gaps, and regular crates containing wumpa fruit. Occasionally, they have other purposes, such as in The Lab, where they activate doors and platforms. They don't count toward the box count because they are indestructible.

There are many variants of the ! crate. In many games, there is a green variant, which is the nitro switch crate, used to detonate all nitro crates in a level. In Crash Nitro Kart there is a wooden variant which activates traps after being broken. In Crash Bash, there is a purple variant found in many Pogo Pandemonium mini-games that turn a player's squares into points. They are also blue in the mobile version of Crash Twinsanity.



! | ? | Aku Aku | Ammo | Arrow | Basic | Big TNT | Block | Bounce | Checkpoint | Copter | Crash | Detonator | Freeze | Infinity | Invisibility | Iron Arrow | Iron Check Point | Iron | Locked | Magic Carpet | Nitro | Nitro Switch | Outline | Pants | Slot | Spike | Time | TNT | World | X

Removed: Breakable Nitro Switch | Elemental | POW | Proximity | Robot | Time Trial | Unknown