Slot Crates are a type of crate. The inside contents of this crate constantly change faster and faster. When breaking it, the crate will give a prize depending on the image on the box. It can give Crash some wumpa fruit if it was showing an ?, an extra life if it was showing a Crash mug, an Aku Aku if it shows said character, a TNT crate if it was showing the word TNT in it, or even nothing if it was showing a pale white background. Different slot crates change between different prizes. Crash must break the crate at the right time in order to get the gem. These crates have a timer that starts when Crash approaches them, and the reels spin faster the more the timer depletes. Therefore, when players do not destroy the crate in time it will eventually turn into an iron crate.
In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, slot crates have 4 different patterns: Nothing - Fruit, Nothing - Fruit - Life, Fruit - TNT, and Nothing - Fruit - Aku Aku.
In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, slot crates appear as spinning crates rather than crates with white sides. Their mechanics are otherwise unchanged.
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
- Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
- Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
- Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
- Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage (As a Card)
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Through hacking (in Crash 3), it is possible to discover way more patterns. Those include (but aren't limited to): Nothing (becomes iron box really quickly), Nothing - Aku Aku, and Life - Nothing - TNT - Fruit - Life (makes life appear twice in a row).
|! | ? | Aku Aku | Ammo | Arrow | Basic | Big TNT | Block | Bounce | Checkpoint | Copter | Crash | Detonator | Freeze | Infinity | Invisibility | Iron Arrow | Iron Check Point | Iron | Locked | Magic Carpet | Nitro | Nitro Switch | Breakable Nitro Switch | Outline | Pants | Slot | Spike | Time | TNT | World | X|
|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|