Under Pressure (かいてい たからさがし lit. Treasure Hunting Undersea in Japanese) is the second level of the first warp room in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and its HD remake in the N. Sane Trilogy. It is the first of two levels set in the deep sub-aquatic ocean depth sea trenches. The submergible is used for the first time in this level.

Because this level is specially made for Crash, Coco will be denied entry to this level in the N. Sane Trilogy remake.

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Translation of Aku Aku Hints in the Japanese Version

  • When the porcupine fish have spikes out, don't come close to them. If you touch them, you'll inflate!



  • When Crash enters the portal at the end of the level, his underpants can be seen floating away along with his diving gear. This is most likely due to his death animation for hitting a mine being recycled. This also applies to Deep Trouble.
  • This is the first underwater level in the game and series. The second in this game is Deep Trouble.
  • Early footage show how at one point in the development of the level, the underwater mines used to have a different design, looking more green and sporting flashlights.
  • The title of this level is a reference to three things at once: the first is obviously being underwater, and hence under (increased) pressure. The second could be a reference to the term "under pressure", meaning going through some stressful situation, in this case, the stress coming from the various enemies and dangerous obstacles. And the third could also be a reference to the famous 1981 song, "Under Pressure," sung by David Bowie and Queen. Therefore, the title of this level could be in fact a triple entendre.
    • And if you count beating the clock to gain a relic as being under pressure (people often say they are "under pressure" when working within a deadline/beating the clock), then it could in fact be a quadruple entendre.