A TNT Crate.
is an explosive
that appears in many
games. As its name suggests, it is filled with
. It is by far one of the most dangerous crates, even though destroying it is required to get all the crates in the level. Unlike
, there are no crates designed for detonating all the TNT crates in a level. Most methods of attacking it will make the player lose a life or
mask. However, by jumping on it or giving it a headbutt underwater or in space, it will count down from three to one before exploding, giving a chance to escape.
Polar riding levels of , TNT crates start the timer automatically without Crash touching them.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
and Crash Team Racing , when one is hit the driver must jump repeatedly to try and get it off their head before it explodes. If the driver succeeds, the crate goes flying behind them and explodes upon hitting the floor, damaging anyone too close. If they fail, it sends the driver crashing. Ripper Roo uses TNT crates normally in his boss challenge, and Crash Nitro Kart Komodo Joe and Nitros Oxide use TNT crates as if they were on their head in conjunction with nitro crates.
, the TNT crates are used to clear paths, by exploding near Crash Twinsanity Nitro Crates, and take down nearby trees. During the battle with N. Gin, he throws TNT crates, and are used to explode the crows nest, and defeat the Mini-Boss. On the following scene, Rusty Walrus is the unique enemy in the entire game that isn't vulnerable to TNT crates nor Nitro Crates, to which Rusty doesn't get defeated.
In Japan, this crate has a bomb symbol instead of the "TNT". In
, Crash's attcks include throwing TNT crates and spinning them into foes.
Red with bomb symbol
Japanese versions of the series
Gray with red LEDs
Gray with dynamite bar icon
Red with big yellow letters saying TNT and yellow LEDs
Crash Bandicoot (only in the Ripper Roo boss level).
Crash: Mind Over Mutant (fight with Crunch)
A TNT Crate in
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
Sprite of the TNT Crate in
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure.
TNT Crate Icon in
Crash Nitro Kart.
A TNT Crate in
A TNT Crate in
Crash: Mind over Mutant.
A TNT Crate in the
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy.
The big red TNTs from countdown from proximity (even from the side) as opposed to only touching the top like in most other games.
Mind Over Mutant The TNT crate was first introduced in the second level of the first Crash game.
In the prototype version of the first Crash game, the TNT doesn't have a countdown until it explodes, but it just flashes, while sounds are emitted slower then faster, similar to how the Big TNT crates explode.
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 • Echidna • Electric Eel • Gorilla • Lab Assistant • Lizard • Monkey • Orca • Penguin • Piranha • Polar Bear • Rat • Robot Walker • Scrubbing Bubbletron • Seal • Sparky Tentaclebot Unit • Spike Lizard • Spike Rat • Spiked Saucer • Spitter Plant • Tiki • Turtle • Venus Fly Trap
Good Aku Aku | Crash Bandicoot | Coco Bandicoot | Tiny Tiger | Dingodile
Evil Uka Uka | Doctor Neo Cortex | Doctor Nitrus Brio | Koala Kong | Rilla Roo
Others Doctor N. Gin | Ripper Roo | Penta Penguin | Fake Crash
Items Anvil | Arrow | Balloon | Block | Bomb | Crystal | Electro Stun Beam | Force Field | Gem | Gold Relic | Homing Energy Orb | Hover Boots | Jewel | Lightning | Locked Crate | Mine | Missile | Mushroom | Nitro Crate | Padlock | Platinum Relic | Pogo Stick | Powder Keg | Purple ? and ! crate | Shock Wave | Sonic Ring | Speedy Boots | TNT Crate | Trophy | Vacuum Cleaner | Wumpa Fruit | Z
Minigames ( Crate Crush Jungle Bash, Space Bash, Snow Bash, Drain Bash, Tie Breaker) ( Polar Push Polar Panic, Tilt Panic, Melt Panic, Manic Panic) ( Ballistix Crashball, Beach Ball, N. Ballism, Sky Balls) ( Pogo Pandemonium Pogo Painter, Pogo-a-Gogo, El Pogo Loco, Pogo Padlock, cut minigame) ( Tank Wars Desert Fox, Metal Fox, Jungle Fox, Swamp Fox) ( Crash Dash Dot Dash, Toxic Dash, Dante's Dash, Splash Dash) ( Medieval Mayhem Ring Ding, Dragon Drop, Mallet Mash, Keg Kaboom)
Bosses Papu Pummel ( Papu Papu) | Bearminator ( Bearminator) | Big Bad Fox ( Komodo Brothers) | Oxide Ride ( Nitros Oxide)
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 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