|The Great Hall|
|Number of crates||None|
|Previous level||The Lab|
|Next level||Dr. Neo Cortex|
The Great Hall is a level of sorts in the original Crash Bandicoot. At first glance it is not much of a level, with the exit accessible immediately upon entering the level. Its secret is revealed once the player has obtained every Clear Gem in the game, however, as they form a pathway to a secluded balcony. By clearing the hall and reaching the balcony, you will see Tawna sitting on a bird waiting for Crash. Then the two bandicoots will ride the bird and fly out of Cortex's Castle. Then the alternate ending begins by showing epilogues for the bosses, depicting what happened to them after the events of the first game. Then the credits role as we still see Crash and Tawna flying away on the bird.
- When the player reaches the end where Tawna is waiting, you will notice that she's wearing her original green skirt, but when they fly away she's back to her blue skirt. This could possibly be a small error that the producers forgot to fix.
- None of the colored gems are in this level.
- This is the shortest level in the series.
- If you have almost all of the clear gems, there is a glitch that allows you to jump to Tawna without acquiring the last gem.