Bear It (しろくま ダッシュ lit. White Bear Dash in Japanese) is the eighth level and is the third level of the second warp room in . This level introduces Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Crash to his first ally in the game, Polar, a polar bear cub that he can ride. This gameplay idea is very, very similar to the hog-riding in the levels Hog Wild and Whole Hog of the previous game in the series. The bear/bandicoot team is tasked with dodging totem poles, seals, killer whales, and TNT crates in a snowy valley climate.
Coco is denied entry to this level in the
N. Sane Trilogy remake.
Types of crates
Aku Aku Crates: 0
TNT Crates: 6
Nitro Crates: 12
Other Crates: 30
Bear It - Clear Gem - Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back - 100% Playthrough (Part
Level icon from the load/save screen.
Crash raising his eyebrows to the viewer before starting.
Bear It is based off the phrase "grin and bear it", which means to deal with something unpleasant in good humor.
Outside of the level warp door, if Crash jumps on Polar enough times, he gets ten lives. This can only be done once without starting a new game.
Polar, the polar bear Crash rides in this level among others, is later angry at Crash for riding on him. He then joins Crash's "birthday party", in , in which Crash's enemies from previous games have a gathering with Crash Twinsanity Dr. Neo Cortex.
This could also refer to on how you get free 10 extra lives in the second Warp Room by jumping on Polar exactly 10 times.
In the beta version of this game, Polar says "Nyeh" instead of his usual barking. This was just a placeholder until the bark could be added in.
As with the other bear levels in this game, Aku Aku is banned from this level, so even if the player has an Aku Aku mask when entering the level, the player loses the mask.
This was the level present in the Official UK PlayStation Magazine Demo Disc 10, Volume 2. It was similar to the retail version, but some sound effects were different or non-existent, and the dynamic difficulty adjustment wasn't set properly, so all extra checkpoints were normal checkpoints. There is also a glitch where the player can fall through the ground while going uphill.
The original version contained three TNT crates that explode before they can be seen on the screen. In the N. Sane Trilogy, these crates were removed.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Doctor Nitrus Brio • Polar
Ripper Roo • Komodo Brothers • Tiny Tiger • Doctor N. Gin • Doctor Neo Cortex
Crates ( Basic Crate, ? Crate, Bounce Crate, Aku Aku Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Crash Crate, Arrow Crate, Locked Crate, TNT Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, ! Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem
Intro, First Warp Room ( Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash) • Second Warp Room ( Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal) • Third Warp Room ( Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable) • Fourth Warp Room ( Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having) • Fifth Warp Room ( Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out) • Sixth Warp Room ( Totally Bear, Totally Fly)
Armadillo • Bee • Bird • Cyborg Clamidosaur • Echidna • Electric Eel • Gorilla • Lab Assistant • Lizard • Mechanical Piranha • Monkey • Orca • Penguin • Polar Bear • Possum • Rat • Robot Walker • Scrubbing Bubbletron • Seal • Sparky Tentaclebot Unit • Spike Rat • Spiked Saucer • Spitter Plant • Tiki • Turtle • Venus Fly Trap
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Tawna | Coco Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T
Levels Crash Bandicoot N. Sanity Island ( N. Sanity Beach • Jungle Rollers • The Great Gate • Boulders • Upstream • Rolling Stones • Hog Wild • Native Fortress) | Wumpa Island ( Up the Creek • The Lost City • Temple Ruins • Road to Nowhere • Boulder Dash • Whole Hog • Sunset Vista) | Cortex Island ( Heavy Machinery • Cortex Power • Generator Room • Toxic Waste • The High Road • Slippery Climb • Lights Out • Fumbling in the Dark • Jaws of Darkness • Castle Machinery • The Lab • The Great Hall) | DLC ( Stormy Ascent)
Cortex Strikes Back Intro, First Warp Room ( Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash) • Second Warp Room ( Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal) • Third Warp Room ( Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable) • Fourth Warp Room ( Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having) • Fifth Warp Room ( Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out) • Sixth Warp Room ( Totally Bear, Totally Fly)
Warped First Chamber ( Toad Village, Under Pressure, Orient Express, Bone Yard, Makin' Waves) | Second Chamber ( Gee Wiz, Hang'em High, Hog Ride, Tomb Time, Midnight Run) | Third Chamber ( Dino Might!, Deep Trouble, High Time, Road Crash, Double Header) | Fourth Chamber ( Sphynxinator, Bye Bye Blimps, Tell No Tales, Future Frenzy, Tomb Wader) | Fifth Chamber ( Gone Tomorrow, Orange Asphalt, Flaming Passion, Mad Bombers, Bug Lite) | Sixth Chamber ( Ski Crazed, Area 51?, Rings of Power) | Secret Levels ( Hot Coco, Eggipus Rex)
Items Crates ( Basic Crate • Aku Aku Crate • Bounce Crate • Arrow Crate • ? Crate • Time Crate • ! Crate • TNT Crate • Big TNT Crate • Crash Crate • Checkpoint Crate • Iron Crate • Iron Arrow Crate • Nitro Crate • Nitro Switch Crate • Locked Crate • Slot Crate • Iron Checkpoint Crate) | Wumpa Fruit | Gem | Key | Relic | Crystal
Enemies Crab | Turtle | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Monkey | Tribesman | Flying Fish | Bat | Lizard | Snake | Spider | Hog | Holo-Projector | Crawling | Robot | Spiked Saucer | Machine Gunner | Barrel Thrower | Bird | Evil Hand | Lab Assistant | Beaker-Throwing Lab Assistant | Rat | Blob | Electric Lab Assistant | Armadillo | Echidna | Penguin | Seal | Mechanical Piranha | Orca | Electric Eel | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Spike Rat | Sewer Worker Lab Assistant | Parka Lab Assistant | Cyborg Clamidosaur | Gorilla | Possum | Hunter Lab Assistant | Polar Bear | Bee | Sledgehammer Lab Assistant | Spitter Plant | Tiki | Barricading Lab Assistant | Robot Walker | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Frog | Goat | Knight Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Pufferfish | Shark | Pterodactyl | Triceratops | Wave Lab Assistant | Seagull | Wizard Lab Assistant | Scorpion | Crocodile | Bandifish | Arsonist | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Beetle
Bosses Papu Papu | Ripper Roo | Koala Kong | Pinstripe Potoroo | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Doctor Neo Cortex | Komodo Brothers | Tiny Tiger | Doctor N. Gin | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Uka Uka