Rats are enemies encountered throughout the Crash Bandicoot series. Rats made their debut in the first Crash Bandicoot game.
Rats are found in Lights Out and Fumbling in the Dark. Only their red eyes can be seen in the darkness. They move in packs, like Skunks towards Crash and fall off the end of the path.
A different type of Rat appears in the sewer levels. It is armed from the side and is required to be jumped on to be defeated.
Rats were not seen again until Crash Twinsanity. Rats are found in almost every part of the game, they are first seen in the caves of N. Sanity Island, around N. Gin's Battleship, on the grounds of the Academy of Evil, in the underground Boiler Room and finally on the rooftops of the academy. The only place they do not appear is obviously in the Tenth Dimension, since there are no fauna native to Twinsanity Island.
Rats and Spike Rats, reappear in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, where they reprise the roles they had in the original versions of the first and second games.
Promotional artwork of a Spike Rat in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
A Spike Rat in Cortex Strikes Back.
Spike Rats in Cortex Strikes Back.
A Spike Rat in Cortex Strikes Back.
Rats in Crash Twinsanity.
A Spike Rat in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
| Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
|| Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Doctor Nitrus Brio • Polar
|| Ripper Roo • Komodo Brothers • Tiny Tiger • Doctor N. Gin • Doctor Neo Cortex
|| Crates (Basic Crate, ? Crate, Bounce Crate, Aku Aku Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Crash Crate, Arrow Crate, Locked Crate, TNT Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, ! Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem
|| Intro, First Warp Room (Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash) • Second Warp Room (Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal) • Third Warp Room (Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable) • Fourth Warp Room (Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having) • Fifth Warp Room (Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out) • Sixth Warp Room (Totally Bear, Totally Fly)
|| Armadillo • Bee • Bird • Cyborg Clamidosaur • Echidna • Electric Eel • Gorilla • Lab Assistant • Lizard • Mechanical Piranha • Mole • Monkey • Orca • Penguin • Polar Bear • Possum • Rat • Robot Walker • Scrubbing Bubbletron • Seal • Sparky Tentaclebot Unit • Spike Rat • Spiked Saucer • Spitter Plant • Tiki • Turtle • Venus Fly Trap
| Crash Twinsanity
|| Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Aku Aku | Nina Cortex
| Minor Characters
|| Nitros Oxide | Polar | Crunch Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Ripper Roo | Tiny Tiger | Farmer Ernest | Evil Crash | Pinstripe Potoroo | Koala Kong | Papu Papu | Rusty Walrus | Cortex's mother | Spyro the Dragon | Mecha-Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Removed: Evil Coco | Good Cortex | Capu Capu | Evil Capu Capu | Fake Crash | Komodo Brothers | N. Trance |
|| Doctor Neo Cortex | Mecha-Bandicoot | Tikimon | Uka Uka | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Dingodile | Madame Amberly | Evil Twins | Removed: | Ant Leader | Rusty Walrus
|| Crates (Crash Crate - Bounce Crate - Basic Crate - ? Crate - Locked Crate - Iron Crate - Iron Arrow Crate - Arrow Crate - Ammo Crate - Nitro Switch Crate - Nitro Crate - TNT Crate - Checkpoint Crate - World Crate - Aku Aku Crate - Detonator Crate - Activation Crate - Outline Crate) - Wumpa Fruit - Crystal - Gem - Weak platforms - Sequence platforms Removed: Unused Robot Crate - Relic
|| N. Sanity Island (Jungle Bungle, Cavern Catastrophe, Totem Hokum) | Iceberg Lab (Ice Climb, Slip Slide Icecapades, High Seas Hi-Jinks) | Academy of Evil (Boiler Room Doom, Classroom Chaos, Rooftop Rampage) | Twinsanity Island (Rockslide Rumble, Bandicoot Pursuit, Ant Agony) | Removed: Gone a Bit Coco, Megalomaniac Mind Mania, Harbor level, Uka Tree level, Lava Caves, Rehab Lab, Security Insanity, Cut Rollerbrawl level, | Train Express | 9th Dimension | 11th Dimension | Canyon Level | Wumpa Island | Komodo Bros. Race | Space Dimension | Temple Level | Ocean Dimension (Coco sub level, Ocean Commotion ) Cut UFO level | Cut Ant lab level | Cut Sport level
|| Crab | Fish | Chicken | Tikimon's Minions | Monkey | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Worm | Ant | Rat | Bees | Bear | Tribesman | Hog | Bat | Penguin | Hologram Probe | Barrel Throwing Rhino | Guard Dog | Hall Monitor | Robot Dummy | Robotic Janitor | Experimental Frog | Beetle | Gargolye | Removed: Ant Pet | Flying Swordfish | Greyscale Ant | Pink Elephant | Flowers | Teddy Bear | Robots | Lizards | Pigs | Turtles | Solid Rock Bee | Walking fly trap | Fire-Breathing Creature | Striped Snake | Lab Assistant | Twin Tech Robotic Snake | Lion | Ostrich | Snake Pirates | Pirate Platypus | Piranhas | Sharks | Sea Monster
| Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
| Protagonists || Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Tawna | Coco Bandicoot | Fake Crash | Polar | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Doctor Nitrus Brio (Crash 2 only)
| Levels || Crash Bandicoot || N. Sanity Island: N. Sanity Beach • Jungle Rollers • The Great Gate • Boulders • Upstream • Rolling Stones • Hog Wild • Native Fortress|
Wumpa Island: Up the Creek • The Lost City • Temple Ruins • Road to Nowhere • Boulder Dash • Whole Hog • Sunset Vista
Cortex Island: Heavy Machinery • Cortex Power • Generator Room • Toxic Waste • The High Road • Slippery Climb • Lights Out • Fumbling in the Dark • Jaws of Darkness • Castle Machinery • The Lab • The Great Hall
DLC: Stormy Ascent
| Cortex Strikes Back || Intro|
First Warp Room: Turtle Woods, Snow Go, Hang Eight, The Pits, Crash Dash
Second Warp Room: Snow Biz, Air Crash, Bear It, Crash Crush, The Eel Deal
Third Warp Room: Plant Food, Sewer or Later, Bear Down, Road to Ruin, Un-Bearable
Fourth Warp Room: Hangin' Out, Diggin' It, Cold Hard Crash, Ruination, Bee-Having
Fifth Warp Room: Piston It Away, Rock It, Night Fight, Pack Attack, Spaced Out
Sixth Warp Room: Totally Bear, Totally Fly
| Warped || First Chamber: Toad Village, Under Pressure, Orient Express, Bone Yard, Makin' Waves|
Second Chamber: Gee Wiz, Hang'em High, Hog Ride, Tomb Time, Midnight Run
Third Chamber: Dino Might!, Deep Trouble, High Time, Road Crash, Double Header
Fourth Chamber: Sphynxinator, Bye Bye Blimps, Tell No Tales, Future Frenzy, Tomb Wader
Fifth Chamber: Gone Tomorrow, Orange Asphalt, Flaming Passion, Mad Bombers, Bug Lite
Sixth Chamber: Ski Crazed, Area 51?, Rings of Power
Secret Levels: Hot Coco, Eggipus Rex
Seventh Chamber (DLC): Future Tense
| Items || Crates (Basic Crate • Aku Aku Crate • Bounce Crate • Arrow Crate • ? Crate • Time Crate • ! Crate • TNT Crate • Big TNT Crate • Crash Crate • Checkpoint Crate • Iron Crate • Iron Arrow Crate • Nitro Crate • Nitro Switch Crate • Locked Crate • Slot Crate • Iron Checkpoint Crate) | Wumpa Fruit | Gem | Key | Relic | Crystal
| Enemies || Crab | Turtle | Skunk | Venus Fly Trap | Monkey | Tribesman | Flying Fish | Bat | Lizard | Snake | Spider | Hog | Holo-Projector | Crawling | Robot | Spiked Saucer | Machine Gunner | Barrel Thrower | Bird | Evil Hand | Lab Assistant | Beaker-Throwing Lab Assistant | Rat | Blob | Electric Lab Assistant | Armadillo | Echidna | Penguin | Seal | Mechanical Piranha | Orca | Electric Eel | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Spike Rat | Sewer Worker Lab Assistant | Parka Lab Assistant | Cyborg Clamidosaur | Gorilla | Possum | Hunter Lab Assistant | Polar Bear | Bee | Sledgehammer Lab Assistant | Spitter Plant | Tiki | Barricading Lab Assistant | Robot Walker | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Frog | Goat | Knight Lab Assistant | Moray Eel | Pufferfish | Shark | Pterodactyl | Triceratops | Wave Lab Assistant | Seagull | Wizard Lab Assistant | Scorpion | Crocodile | Bandifish | Arsonist | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Beetle
| Bosses || Papu Papu | Ripper Roo | Koala Kong | Pinstripe Potoroo | Doctor Nitrus Brio (Crash 1 only) | Doctor Neo Cortex | Komodo Brothers | Tiny Tiger | Doctor N. Gin | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Uka Uka