Game Over screens appear when the player dies with the life count currently on 0. Though it doesn't actually mean the game is over and must be restarted from the beginning, it usually means players could quit and return to the title screen or continue and return to the warp room with the life count resetting to its base number, 4.
The words "GAME OVER" appear similar to how the word "CRASH" does in the start menu. A ticking noise is heard followed by the sound of an explosion and the words pop towards the screen and then fall back (as if an explosion happened behind them).
Crash is then seen running from the left to the right side of the screen with Cortex chasing him (the same animation from the first cutscene when Crash escapes).
Yes on the Continue? prompt will make the player return to the last save point with a total of 4 lives. Selecting No returns to the title screen.
Cortex's head appears and says "
Game Over" before laughing evilly.
Yes will make Cortex say " Play again, Crash" and disappear. Crash then returns to the warp room with 4 lives. Selecting No will make Cortex say " I guess you didn't have what it takes, Crash" and disappear. The player is then returned to the title screen.
Uka Uka appears with Cortex's head hidden behind him. It is similar to their Time Twister message except the vortex is dark orange instead of blue. Uka Uka says " GAME OVER!".
Yes will make Uka Uka say " When will you ever learn? You miserable bandicoots!" and both Uka Uka and Cortex disappear. Crash returns to the game with 4 lives. Selecting No will make Uka Uka move out of the way revealing Cortex's head, Cortex then says " Goodbye for now". They both disappear and the player is returned to the title screen.
The announcer says "YOU FAIL!" (or "TIME UP!" when time runs out on some challenges), after which the word "FAIL" will appear on the screen while the options to replay the arena or return to the warp room appear shortly afterwards.
Cortex appears in the room from the opening cutscene. He says "Giving up?" and subtly nods his head as to convince the player to do so.
Continue = Cortex exclaims "
Get ready to face my wrath, Crash Bandicoot!" and laughs manically or " Curse you, bandicoot!" The player is then returned to the warp room with 4 lives.
Quit = Cortex yells "
Ha ha, at last the world is ours!" or "Quitting so soon? And on such an easy level. ...Oh well. Ta ta." or "Oh dear. The lazy reluctant hero gives up. Go figure." or "Well then, it's game over." or "The world is finally ours!" and laughs manically. The player is then returned to the title screen.
Uka Uka appears on the screen. Unlike in
Warped, Uka Uka does not say anything.
Continue? Yes = The player is returned to the level select screen.
No = The player is returned to the title screen.
Notably, this is one of the few games where Crash is given five lives instead of four. This gives him an extra chance to continue the level.
Twinsanity has a different Game Over screen for each character currently being played as. Crash's shows him laying down on his back, looking up. Cortex's shows him beaten up,
Nina's shows her tied up and Crash and Cortex's shows Cortex with a broken arm and Crash laying face down with his feet in the air. Even Mecha-Bandicoot has his own screen, where it shows him laying down on his belly. Originally when the player lost all of their lives, there was going to be dialogue where the Evil Twins would taunt them at the Game Over screen. This was scrapped, possibly due to time constraints. However, the dialogue does exist.
The 'Continue' and 'Quit Game' options are exactly what the player would expect them to be.
PS2 and Wii
The overall look is similar to when an episode is finished. The words "Game Over" appear surrounded by swirly patterns and Crash's shoe print. The two options do the same as other games, they are just worded differently.
NOTE: All other games don't have Game Over screen as they don't use lives at all.
The background turns like the slot screen while the words in yellow that say "GAME OVER" appear.
The game over screen is similar to Crash 3's game over screen, sans the black background and Uka Uka appearing from the bottom of the screen. The option to retry the level or not will then appear. A few seconds after the options appear, Uka Uka will chuckle evilly.
For the remasters of Crash 1 and 2, Uka Uka is in darkness (probably to keep him mysterious).
Game Over screen in an earlier
Crash Bandicoot prototype.
The Game Over screen from
The Game Over screen from
Crash Bandicoot (Japanese Version).
Game Over screen from
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
Game Over screen in
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
Game Over screen in
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.
Crash Bandicoot The Huge Adventure!
Game Over screen for Crash in
Cortex and Crash's Game Over screen in
Cortex's Game Over screen in
Nina's Game Over screen in
Game Over for Mecha-Bandicoot in
Game Over for Mecha-Bandicoot in
Game Over screen for
Crash of the Titans.
Game Over screen from the
N. Sane Trilogy.
N-Sane Trilogy Game Over Screen For Crash 1 And 2
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 • Mole • 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 3: Warped
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Polar | Fake Crash
Bosses Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Relics
Levels 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)
Enemies Bandifish | Beetle | Snake | Arsonist | Crocodile | Eel | Goat | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Pufferfish | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Triceratops | Pterodactyl | Wave Lab Assistant | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Wizard Lab Assistant | Frog
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Pura
Doctor Neo Cortex • Crunch Bandicoot • The Elementals (Rok-Ko, Wa-Wa, Lo-Lo and Py-Ro) • Uka Uka • Doctor Nefarious Tropy • Doctor N. Gin • Tiny Tiger • Dingodile
Crates ( Basic Crate, ? Crate, ! Crate, Activation Crate, Outline Crate, Crash Crate, Locked Crate, Invisibility Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Arrow Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, TNT Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem • Relic
Tip Toe • Double Jump • Death Tornado Spin • Fruit Bazooka • Crash Dash (Super Power) • Super Belly Flop
First Chamber ( Arctic Antics, Tornado Alley, Bamboozled, Wizards and Lizards, Compactor Reactor) • Second Chamber ( Jungle Rumble, Sea Shell Shenanigans, Banzai Bonsai, That Sinking Feeling, H2 Oh No) • Third Chamber ( The Gauntlet, Tsunami, Smokey and the Bandicoot, Eskimo Roll, Fahrenheit Frenzy) • Fourth Chamber ( Avalanche, Droid Void, Crashteroids, Coral Canyon, Weathering Heights) • Fifth Chamber ( Crash and Burn, Gold Rush, Medieval Madness, Crate Balls of Fire, Cortex Vortex) • Boss Levels ( Rumble in the Roks, Drain Damage, Crashes to Ashes, Atmospheric Pressure, Crunch Time) • Sixth Chamber ( Knight Time, Ghost Town, Ice Station Bandicoot, Solar Bowler, Force of Nature) • Cut levels ( Cut Chinese harbour level, Tsunami, Cut Glider level, Cut oriental level, Fire Island)
Seal • Penguin • Narwhale • Lab Assistant • Bat • Fish • Lizard • Koi Fish • Crane • Salmon • Robot • Monkey • Parrot • Crab • Donkey • Inflating Cactus • Scorpion • Knight Lab Assistant • Ninja Lab Assistant • Skiing Lab Assistant • Gold Miners
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot
Bosses Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems
Levels First Chamber ( Jungle Jam, Shipwrecked, Temple of Boom, Frostbite Cavern, Just in Slime) | Second Chamber ( Snow Crash, Rocket Racket, Just Hangin', Shark Attack, Ruined) | Third Chamber ( Snow Job, Ace of Space, Sunken City, Down the Hole, Blimp Bonanza) | Fourth Chamber ( Star to Finish, Air Supply, No-Fly Zone, Drip, Drip, Drip, Final Countdown)
Enemies Bird | Eel | Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Lizard | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Steam-Powered Hover-Spike-O-Trons | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Fake Crash
Antagonists Doctor Nefarious Tropy | N. Trance | Uka Uka | Evil Crunch | Evil Coco
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Gem Shards | Super Slide | Rocket Jump | Death Tornado Spin | Crash Dash
Levels First Chamber ( Island Intro, Prints of Persia, Lagoony Tunes, Globe Trottin', Pharaoh's Funhouse, Runaway Rug) | Second Chamber ( Tiki Torture, Hoppin' Coffins, Barrel Roll, Flockful of Seagulls, Magma Mania) | Third Chamber ( Run from the Sun, Now It's Istanbul, Mister Lava Lava, Water Logged, Slip-N-Slidin' Sphinx) | Fourth Chamber ( Rocks Can Roll, Rock the Casaba, Eruption Disruption, Spaced Out, King Too Uncommon) | Fifth Chamber ( Wild Nile Ride, 101 Arabian Kites, Fire Walker)
Enemies Arsonist | Beetle | Crocodile | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Snake
Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Aku Aku | Nina Cortex
Nitros Oxide | Polar | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Ripper Roo | Tiny Tiger | Farmer Ernest | Evil Crash | Pinstripe Potoroo | Koala Kong | Papu Papu | Rusty Walrus | Cortex's mother | Spyro the Dragon | Mecha-Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Removed: Evil Coco | Good Cortex | Capu Capu | Evil Capu Capu | Fake Crash | Komodo Brothers | N. Trance |
Doctor Neo Cortex | Mecha-Bandicoot | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Dingodile | Madame Amberly | Evil Twins | Removed: | Ant Leader | Rusty Walrus
Crates ( Crash Crate - Bounce Crate - Basic Crate - ? Crate - Locked Crate - Iron Crate - Iron Arrow Crate - Arrow Crate - Ammo Crate - Nitro Switch Crate - Nitro Crate - TNT Crate - Checkpoint Crate - World Crate - Aku Aku Crate - Detonator Crate - Activation Crate - Outline Crate) - Wumpa Fruit - Crystal - Gem - Weak platforms - Sequence platforms Removed: Unused Robot Crate - Relic
( N. Sanity Island Jungle Bungle, Cavern Catastrophe, Totem Hokum) | ( Iceberg Lab Ice Climb, Slip Slide Icecapades, High Seas Hi-Jinks) | ( Academy of Evil Boiler Room Doom, Classroom Chaos, Rooftop Rampage) | ( Twinsanity Island Rockslide Rumble, Bandicoot Pursuit, Ant Agony) | Removed: Gone a Bit Coco, Megalomaniac Mind Mania, Harbor level, Uka Tree level, Lava Caves, Rehab Lab, Security Insanity, Cut Rollerbrawl level, | Train Express | | 9th Dimension | 11th Dimension Canyon Level | | Wumpa Island Komodo Bros. Race | | Space Dimension | Temple Level ( Ocean Dimension Coco sub level, Ocean Commotion ) Cut UFO level | Cut Ant lab level | Cut Sport level
Crab | Fish | Chicken | Tikimon's Minions | Monkey | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Worm | Ant | Rat | Bees | Bear | Tribesman | Hog | Bat | Penguin | Hologram Probe | Barrel Throwing Rhino | Guard Dog | Hall Monitor | Robot Dummy | Robotic Janitor | Experimental Frog | Beetle | Gargolye | Removed: Ant Pet | Flying Swordfish | Greyscale Ant | Pink Elephant | Flowers | Teddy Bear | Robots | Lizards | Pigs | Turtles | Solid Rock Bee | Walking fly trap | Fire-Breathing Creature | Striped Snake | Lab Assistant | Twin Tech Robotic Snake | Lion | Ostrich | Snake Pirates | Pirate Platypus | Piranhas | Sharks | Sea Monster
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Tawna | Coco Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Doctor Nitrus Brio (Crash 2 only)
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
Seventh Chamber (DLC): Future Tense
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 (Crash 1 only) | Doctor Neo Cortex | Komodo Brothers | Tiny Tiger | Doctor N. Gin | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Uka Uka