Lava is a common hazard in several Crash games, and it is one of the many recurring hazards throughout the series.

Crash Bandicoot

A river of lava separates the player from Koala Kong in his boss fight. It can also harm the player if they attempt to get to Koala Kong. It was also meant to be part of a cut level.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Lava can be found in the secret path of Hangin' Out, on the route to Totally Fly. Some lava is also visible on the floor in the fourth warp room, as well as the entrance and exit portals of the five levels in this room (Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, and Bee-Having).

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Lava is a generic hazard in the prehistoric levels and in the triceratops chase. It can be found in small pools or large streams; touching them without a mask will burn Crash and kill him (jumping into it will cause Crash to bounce in it three times before killing him).

Crash Team Racing

Lava is seen pouring out of statue mouths in the track Mystery Caves, but it cannot harm the player in any way. The lava streams also form a large pool. There is also lava beneath the spiral bridge in Dragon Mines.

Crash Bash

Lava is in the center of the arena in Dante's Dash in the prehistoric segment as a hazard.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

In Fahrenheit Frenzy streams of lava can be seen. In Crash and Burn, lava is pouring from a volcano at the center of the level.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

There are lava streams and drizzles in the ruin levels.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

Lava appears in the island levels and the Coco boss fight.

Crash Nitro Kart

Lava is a background object in the track Inferno Island. In Meteor Gorge and Barin Ruins, it is a hazard if the player suffers a fall.

Crash Twinsanity

Lava is a hazard in Dingodile's boss fight to prevent the player escaping from him, and it is a hazard in one segment of Ant Agony.

Crash Tag Team Racing

Lava is a hazard in Midway upon a stream of it pouring out from an exhibit. It also is a hazard in Tyrannosaurus Wrecks.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Lava returns in the N. Sane Trilogy, reprising the role it had in the first three games.