In Boulder Dash of the original Crash Bandicoot, the purple gem path is located directly below a pit at the end of the level. As in many other places in the game, there is an invisible wall between the main level and the purple gem path so that Crash can't fall down to the purple gem path. Whenever Crash reaches this invisible wall, the game will make the death animation and sound for falling into a bottomless pit. However, while inside the purple gem path, it is possible to reach the invisible wall from the other side causing Crash to die. This is done by jumping off the side of an arrow crate and onto a bounce crate or by bouncing way too high on an arrow crate.