, also known as the Ruby, is a rare type of gem belonging to the
series. Like the other colored gems, the red gem is usually collected by completing a special task. Once it is recovered, the red gem will unlock special routes by activating a platform or platforms in certain levels, known as
In the original game, the red gem is similar in shape to a clear gem, however is square-topped instead of octagonal-topped. It is a lighter shade of red than in the later games, and is sometimes called the "pink gem" as a result.
The red gem can be earned in
Slippery Climb (or The Lost City in the Japanese release) by completing the level while breaking all the crates and without dying after the first checkpoint. Acquiring this gem unlocks gem paths on the levels Native Fortress and Road to Nowhere.
The red gem can be found on the second level,
Snow Go. In order to acquire it, the player must find the secret warp exit in Air Crash which unlocks the hidden entrance to Snow Go, however the gem is visible from the normal level path to tease the player. This backfires, however, as the gem is actually (unintentionally) available to collect from the normal level path by sliding and bouncing from the nearby arrow crate, doing a glitch slide jump and belly-flopping under the gem, although this is slightly hard to pull off.
The red gem is required to obtain a
clear gem in the levels Snow Biz and Spaced Out, the latter requiring all the other colored gems as well.
The red gem returns for the next game and can be found on the second underwater level,
Deep Trouble. It is relatively difficult to acquire. Towards the end of the level, there is a split path, one that goes up and one that goes right. The right path is blocked off by a mix of iron crates and TNT crates, the latter not able to be triggered as they are blocked off by the iron crates. There is also a single outline crate at the upper left of the cluster. The player must head up to the end of the level, and trigger the ! crate. This changes the outline crate into a TNT crate. The player must then backtrack to the cluster and trigger the new TNT crate. When it explodes, the other TNTs will explode as well, the higher iron crates drop down and provides a pathway to a new section of the level. The red gem awaits at the end as well as an alternate exit to the level. There are regular crates here too so this path is required to get the normal gem for Deep Trouble.
The red gem is required to find the second clear gem in the level
Bone Yard and is one of the five gems needed for the multicolor path in Bug Lite, in the same fashion as Spaced Out. The gems appear in the same order as they did in Spaced Out with the exception of the switch-around between the purple and red gems.
The five colored gems from the latter two games appear in
Crash Team Racing, four of which also appear in the successor game, Crash Nitro Kart. There are five gem cups, one of each color, with the Red Gem Cup consisting of Crash Cove, Mystery Caves, Blizzard Bluff, and Papu's Pyramid, all of which are short races. The player must collect the four red CTR tokens to unlock the cup.
The player is awarded the red gem upon victory in the cup. This also unlocks
Ripper Roo as a playable character.
The red gem returns again, alongside the other four, and is found in the twenty-first level,
Crash and Burn, in the death route. There are some tricky jumps involving lava and fire, and the last jump is very difficult; it requires the player to slide to the edge, double jump, then tornado spin to the other end, where the red gem and the alternate level exit lies.
The red gem is required to fully complete
Banzai Bonsai, where the red gem path is located.
In this game, the red gem is back with same appearance seen in
Crash 2 and Crash 3. It is located in Star to Finish and unlocks a red gem path in Temple of Boom, which is necessary to get the second gem from that level.
In this game, it is back along with the
blue and green gems. Its shards are located in the Egyptian levels. Acquiring the four shards unlocks Wild Nile Ride, which contains the red gem.
It has the same role as in
CTR, except only three races are featured. The three races are Inferno Island, Meteor Gorge, and Assembly Lane. The player will, as in CTR, receive the red gem upon completion. The red gem also unlocks Dingodile as a playable character.
The red gem reappears in the
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remasters of the first three games where it reprises the same role it had in the original versions of those games. However in Crash 2, it's placed higher up to avoid the player glitch jumping to grab it. It is customly drawn on the pause screen and looks the same throughout all three games.
Snow Go - Red Gem Run - Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back - 100% Playthrough (Part
Deep Trouble - Clear Red Gem - Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped - 105% Playthrough (Part 10)
A Red Gem in
A Red Gem in
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
A Red Gem in
Cortex Strikes Back.
A Red Gem in
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
A Red Gem from
Crash Team Racing.
A Red Gem in
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.
A Red Gem in
Crash Nitro Kart.
Red Gem sprite from
Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage.
A Red Gem in
A Red Gem in the
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
An icon of the Red Gem from the
N. Sane Trilogy.
In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the Red Gem is a Box Gem with the coloration changed to red. In Crash Bandicoot and the Wrath of Cortex it is a Grey Gem with the coloration changed to red.
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 • 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 Bandicoot 3: Warped
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Pura | Penta Penguin | Baby T | Polar | Fake Crash
Bosses Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Doctor N. Gin | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Relics
Levels 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)
Enemies Bandifish | Beetle | Snake | Arsonist | Crocodile | Eel | Goat | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Pufferfish | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Triceratops | Pterodactyl | Wave Lab Assistant | Double-Headed Lab Assistant | Wizard Lab Assistant | Frog
Crash Team Racing
Racers Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Coco Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Fake Crash | Penta Penguin
Bosses Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe Potoroo | Nitros Oxide
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Ami | Isabella | Liz | Megumi
Race tracks ( N. Sanity Beach Crash Cove, Roo's Tubes, Mystery Caves, Sewer Speedway) ( The Lost Ruins Coco Park, Tiger Temple, Papu's Pyramid, Dingo Canyon) ( Glacier Park Blizzard Bluff, Dragon Mines, Polar Pass, Tiny Arena) ( Citadel City N. Gin Labs, Cortex Castle, Hot Air Skyway, Oxide Station) ( Gem Stone Valley Slide Coliseum, Turbo Track)
Battle Arenas Skull Rock | Rampage Ruins | Rocky Road | Nitro Court | The North Bowl | Parking Lot | Lab Basement
Items Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CTR Tokens | Keys
Power Ups Missiles | Bowling Bombs | Warp Orbs | Power Shields | N. Tropy Clocks | N. Brio's Beakers | Turbos | Invisibility | Super Engines | Aku Aku/Uka Uka Masks
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Crash Bandicoot • Aku Aku • Coco Bandicoot • Pura
Doctor Neo Cortex • Crunch Bandicoot • The Elementals (Rok-Ko, Wa-Wa, Lo-Lo and Py-Ro) • Uka Uka • Doctor Nefarious Tropy • Doctor N. Gin • Tiny Tiger • Dingodile
Crates ( Basic Crate, ? Crate, ! Crate, Activation Crate, Outline Crate, Crash Crate, Locked Crate, Invisibility Crate, Iron Crate, Iron Arrow Crate, Checkpoint Crate, Arrow Crate, Nitro Crate, Nitro Switch Crate, TNT Crate) • Wumpa Fruit • Crystal • Gem • Relic
Tip Toe • Double Jump • Death Tornado Spin • Fruit Bazooka • Crash Dash (Super Power) • Super Belly Flop
First Chamber ( Arctic Antics, Tornado Alley, Bamboozled, Wizards and Lizards, Compactor Reactor) • Second Chamber ( Jungle Rumble, Sea Shell Shenanigans, Banzai Bonsai, That Sinking Feeling, H2 Oh No) • Third Chamber ( The Gauntlet, Tsunami, Smokey and the Bandicoot, Eskimo Roll, Fahrenheit Frenzy) • Fourth Chamber ( Avalanche, Droid Void, Crashteroids, Coral Canyon, Weathering Heights) • Fifth Chamber ( Crash and Burn, Gold Rush, Medieval Madness, Crate Balls of Fire, Cortex Vortex) • Boss Levels ( Rumble in the Roks, Drain Damage, Crashes to Ashes, Atmospheric Pressure, Crunch Time) • Sixth Chamber ( Knight Time, Ghost Town, Ice Station Bandicoot, Solar Bowler, Force of Nature) • Cut levels ( Cut Chinese harbour level, Cut scooter level, Cut Glider level, Cut oriental level, Fire Island)
Seal • Penguin • Narwhale • Lab Assistant • Bat • Fish • Lizard • Koi Fish • Crane • Salmon • Robot • Monkey • Parrot • Crab • Donkey • Inflating Cactus • Scorpion • Knight Lab Assistant • Ninja Lab Assistant • Skiing Lab Assistant • Gold Miners
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot
Bosses Dingodile | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Doctor Neo Cortex | Uka Uka | Mega-Mix
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems
Levels First Chamber ( Jungle Jam, Shipwrecked, Temple of Boom, Frostbite Cavern, Just in Slime) | Second Chamber ( Snow Crash, Rocket Racket, Just Hangin', Shark Attack, Ruined) | Third Chamber ( Snow Job, Ace of Space, Sunken City, Down the Hole, Blimp Bonanza) | Fourth Chamber ( Star to Finish, Air Supply, No-Fly Zone, Drip, Drip, Drip, Final Countdown)
Enemies Bird | Eel | Electric Eel | Frog | Jellyfish | Lab Assistant | Lizard | Penguin | Polar Bear | Pufferfish | Rat | Scrubbing Bubbletron | Seal | Shark | Sparky Tentaclebot Unit | Spike Lizard | Squid | Steam-Powered Hover-Spike-O-Trons | Venus Fly Trap | Yeti
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
Protagonists Crash Bandicoot | Aku Aku | Coco Bandicoot | Crunch Bandicoot | Fake Crash
Antagonists Doctor Nefarious Tropy | N. Trance | Uka Uka | Evil Crunch | Evil Coco
Items Crates | Wumpa Fruit | Crystals | Gems | Gem Shards | Super Slide | Rocket Jump | Death Tornado Spin | Crash Dash
Levels First Chamber ( Island Intro, Prints of Persia, Lagoony Tunes, Globe Trottin', Pharaoh's Funhouse, Runaway Rug) | Second Chamber ( Tiki Torture, Hoppin' Coffins, Barrel Roll, Flockful of Seagulls, Magma Mania) | Third Chamber ( Run from the Sun, Now It's Istanbul, Mister Lava Lava, Water Logged, Slip-N-Slidin' Sphinx) | Fourth Chamber ( Rocks Can Roll, Rock the Casaba, Eruption Disruption, Spaced Out, King Too Uncommon) | Fifth Chamber ( Wild Nile Ride, 101 Arabian Kites, Fire Walker)
Enemies Arsonist | Beetle | Crocodile | Lab Assistant | Monkey | Scorpion | Seagull | Shark | Snake
Crash Nitro Kart
Racers ( Team Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Crunch Bandicoot, Fake Crash) | ( Team Cortex Doctor Neo Cortex, Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger, Doctor Nefarious Tropy) | ( Team Oxide Nitros Oxide, Zem, Zam, Velo) | ( Team Trance N. Trance, Polar, Dingodile, Pura) | GBA Only ( Krunk, Nash, Norm, Geary, Spyro the Dragon) | Removed: ( Nina, Doctor Nitrus Brio, Rilla Roo, Komodo Brothers, Ripper Roo)
Bosses Krunk | Nash | Norm | Geary | Emperor Velo XXVII
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka
Race tracks ( Terra Inferno Island, Jungle Boogie, Tiny Temple) | ( Barin Meteor Gorge, Barin Ruins, Deep Sea Driving (Crash Nitro Kart)) | ( Fenomena Out of Time, Clockwork Wumpa, Thunder Struck) | ( Teknee Assembly Lane, Android Alley, Electron Avenue) | ( Velo's Vault Gem Cups, Hyper Spaceway)
Battle Arenas Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
Items Wumpa Fruit | ? Crates | Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CNK Tokens | Keys
Power Ups Missiles | Bowling Bombs | TNT Crates | Static Orbs | N. Tropy Clocks | Turbo | Ice Mines | Power Shields | Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Masks | Tornado Tops | Invisibility | Super Engines | Red Eye Missiles | Removed: Voodoo Doll
Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Aku Aku | Nina Cortex
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 - Unused Crate
( 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)
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