As was expected, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy brings back some of the popular easter eggs from the original games, but remasters them with glorious 4K visuals. One of these easter eggs, the notorious “Fake Crash” from Crash Bandicoot: Warped, is no exception, though he now appears in an extra location that he didn’t before.
Before we get to all four locations where players can find Fake Crash in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it’s worth explaining exactly who the character is. Fake Crash, known in some circles as Trash Bandicoot, first appeared in Crash Bandicoot: Warped as a background easter egg, though later games gave him a bigger role in the story as a villain.
For those wanting to find Fake Crash in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, he appears in the collection at four different points. There are three Fake Crash locations in Crash Bandicoot: Warped and one in the original Crash Bandicoot, though it appears as though players have to beat the trilogy before they can find him in the first game.
We’ve compiled all four Fake Crash locations below, but for those that would rather use a video guide, we recommend this one by ProsafiaGaming:
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Crash Bandicoot: Warped is the third game in the series, and it is where Fake Crash made his franchise debut. Fake Crash is found in the same spots he was hiding in the original Crash Bandicoot: Warped release, dancing in the background just like he was 19 years ago.
The first level players can find Fake Crash is in Toad Village. To find him, just follow the path straight through the level until reaching the second checkpoint box. On the right side of the path will be a stone fence, a house, and a small yard. Fake Crash can be found doing his dorky dance in the yard, in relatively plain sight.
The second level Fake Crash is hiding in is Makin’ Waves, where players ride a jet-ski as Crash’s sister Coco Bandicoot. Once again, Fake Crash is fairly easy to find, this time hanging out on an island early on in the level. To find him, hug the right side of the path where the yellow buoys are until reaching a larger island with some foliage.
The third and final level where Fake Crash can be found in Crash Bandicoot: Warped is Hog Ride. To find Fake Crash in Hog Ride, just go through the race as normal until seeing the Dingo’s Diner sign on the right side of the road. Across the street will be a gas station, so hug the left side and slow down. Fake Crash will be found dancing in the desert on the left side, not too far down the road from the gas station.
While it can’t be said with 100% certainty at this time, it seems as though Fake Crash only spawns in the original game after players beat all three games in the trilogy. However, it’s possible that there are other necessary conditions that players must fulfill that have yet to be discovered.
At any rate, Fake Crash can be found in the N. Sanity Beach level, aka the very first level in the Crash Bandicoot series. Luckily, players don’t have to get far in the level to find him, as he can be found dancing to the left of the stone stairs located right before the first checkpoint box.
After going back and finding Fake Crash in the first game, players will have discovered all of the deformed bandicoot’s locations in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. At the time of this writing, it doesn’t appear as though there’s any real reason to go about doing this, but it’s still a cool easter egg for longtime fans of the franchise.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available now for PS4.