Mad Bombers (げきついおう オレンジバロン lit. Shootdown King Orange Baron in Japanese) is the twenty-fourth level overall and the fourth level of the fifth warp room in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the third game. The level is based over snow-covered hills, and mountains (N. Sane Trilogy only), under a dark grey sky during World War I, with Crash in his biplane, the Orange Baron. His objective is to obtain the crystal by shooting down Cortex's five, red, double-winged airplanes, whilst shooting down his minions in smaller red planes, as well as white balloons with red-crosses, which restores health and holds crates, and yellow balloons also holding crates. This level is considered a lot harder than Bye Bye Blimps, as it takes a lot more effort to shoot down the airplanes since there are a total of ten engines which have to be destroyed, plus the fact that the airplanes are constantly on the move.

Hazard Count

  • Biplanes: 5

Stage Parameters




  • The name of this level is a reference to the term "mad bomber", which means an insane person who uses bombs to cause death and destruction.
  • Aku Aku is banned from this level. That is, even if the player enters the level with an Aku Aku mask, the player loses the mask. This is because a single hit does not kill Crash in this level, so Aku Aku's purpose would not make sense.
  • Mad Bombers, as well as the other two flying stages Bye Bye Blimps and Rings of Power, are the only stages in the game that don't feature a box counter, which is because there is no exit in either of these levels. Crash acquires the box gem instantly when the last box is broken.
  • In the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the third game, Coco is playable in this level.