In Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, Fake Crash is the third boss in the game. In this boss fight, Fake Crash has four hit-points. Fake Crash will copy every single move Crash makes (in mirror image), so Crash uses this for advantage to get him hurt by either raising spears or a falling brick.

The hazards are not exactly in the same places on both sides, which is how Fake Crash can get hurt without Crash getting hurt, or vice versa. If Crash and Fake Crash collide, Crash will either lose a life or an Aku Aku mask, but Fake Crash will not lose a hit-point. This happens whenever Crash reaches the middle of the screen. After being defeated, Fake Crash becomes Crash's ally and helps him defeat N. Trance.