Banzai Bonsai (にんじゃやしきで ござる lit. The Ninja Residence in Japanese) is the eighth level and is the third level of the second warp room in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. It is the first Japanese-styled level in the game and the first level where the player plays as Coco. It is also possible to get the super belly flop through this level's red gem path.


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Hazard Count

Retracting Platforms:
Jumping Shrimp:
Komodo Dragons:
Ninja Lab Assistants:
Torch Platforms:
Gong Lab Assistants:


  • This is Coco's third oriental-related level in the series, following Orient Express and Midnight Run from the previous game.
  • This is the first of two levels in the game you control Coco fully on foot, the other being Knight Time.
  • Originally, a flamingo was going to appear in the beginning of the level. Instead, it was replaced with a crane wearing oriental clothing. The flamingo supposedly attacked the same way, but it was likely removed because it didn't suit the oriental theme.
  • The game's box claims that this level is "the first time Coco is playable on foot." This is not true however, as she is playable on foot in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped before she rides on Pura, and she is playable on foot in Crash Bash in the Warp Room and during the Crate Crush mini-games.
  • This is the only non-boss level in the series where a super power is obtained. All other super powers are obtained by completing a boss fight.
  • The level's design is reminiscent to the sunset ruins in the first game.
  • This is the first level that was based on Ancient Japan.

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