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Attacks Barrel Throwing
Appearances Crash Bandicoot 2

Gorillas are common enemies that appear in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Their bodies contain different shades of purple and they have a larger body compared to most enemies encountered in Cortex Strikes Back.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

The gorillas primarily appear in the ancient ruin levels like Road to Ruin and Ruination. They attack Crash by throwing logs in his direction, in which he must avoid in order to get past the gorillas. Crash can avoid the logs by either timing their bounces or by spinning the logs away. If Crash is hit by a log, he will either lose his Aku Aku mask, or he will lose a life if he does not have a mask with him. Once Crash gets close enough to a gorilla, he can defeat them by spinning them away, which knocks them off the platform. Crash has to be careful though when he gets close to a gorilla, as they might throw a log while he is right in front of them.

The gorillas act similar to Pinstripe's henchmen in the original Crash Bandicoot game, where they throw barrels towards Crash's direction in Toxic Waste. Crash must use the same method to defeat them as he did with the gorillas, in which he must dodge the barrels and spin the minions away when he gets close to them.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

In Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, a gorilla would have kidnapped Coco, with the intention of throwing her into the volcano, in Crash and Burn and Crash would presumably come to the rescue and defeat the gorilla.



  • It's possible that the gorilla is a homage to the ape Donkey Kong in the arcade classic Donkey Kong, where Donkey Kong throws barrels at Mario, in which he must try to avoid.
  • Gorillas were going to be in other levels in Wrath of Cortex other than Crash and Burn, due to its model being found in the files of a jungle level.

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