The episode begins with the bandicoots and Aku Aku relaxing outside their home. Suddenly, Cortex comes along in his airship and captures Aku Aku and Coco. He sends an ice beam at Crash but he dodges it and Crunch ends up being frozen. Crash throws one of Coco's machines at Aku Aku's cage and it falls into the forest. Crash then sets out after Aku Aku. He frees him from his cage and they encounter a Spike. Crash stuns the Spike and hijacks it. After that, both make their way to the end of the level where they fight several other Spikes.
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