|Game:||Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex|
|Boxes:||209 (36 in bonus)|
|Gems:|| Power Crystal, Clear Gem, |
|Relic Times:||Sapphire: 2:15:00/Gold: 1:45:00/Platinum:|
|Previous level||Crash and Burn|
|Next level||Medieval Madness|
- Scorpions - Crash will come across scorpions in many different areas in the level. He can find them roaming the path he travels, where they will snap their claws while walking back and forth along the path. Crash can easily defeat them by spinning them away or by jumping on them. He will also find them walking across the ceiling grafts.
- Vultures - The vultures will attack Crash by swooping down in on him when he approaches. Crash can defeat them by jumping on them while they are swarming in on him.
- Donkeys - These donkeys can be seen wearing hats and will attack Crash by kicking their hooves in Crash's direction. Crash can avoid their attacks by simply jumping over them or timing their movement. They can also be defeated by spinning them away.
- Cacti - These cacti appear throughout the level, and will attack Crash by inflating their bodies. While inflating their body, spikes will protrude out of them, causing Crash damage if he tries to spin attack them. Once their body deflates, Crash can dispose of them by using a spin attack on them.
- Gold Miners - Not really enemies as they don't interfere with Crash in any way. However, they will stand on a cliff or a high spot and blow up charges of TNT with a an interval of a few seconds. If Crash hits one of these TNT charges, or doesn't make it through it before it goes off, he will be harmed like he will be with any other enemy. The gold miners are the only enemies in this level which can't be defeated in any way. The Death Path in this level is particularly full of the gold miners, which makes it quite hard if the player has problems timing their actions.
- Gold Rush contains the most crates that Crash must break in a specific level throughout the Crash Bandicoot series.
- Gold Rush refers to a Gold Mine.
- The name of the level also refers to the real-life event in the 1800s.