Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex - Trivia

General Trivia

  • The original concept for the game was helmed by Mark Cerny and was meant to feature open levels.
  • This is one of very few games to sport major enhancements in its PlayStation 2 Platinum/Greatest Hits re-release. The re-release has much shorter loading times.
  • Py-Ro was originally intended to be fought after Lo-Lo. Uka Uka's dialog wasn't changed to reflect the switch.
  • Polar was planned to be in the game. He can be seen in concept art.
  • Coincidentally, there is a song called Elements by a production trio called Neo Cortex.


  • The main theme and the music in the bonus segments is remixed from Crash 3.


  • The Mech that Crash uses in the space station levels bears a striking resemblance to the mech from the movie Aliens.
  • There is a book called Tornado Alley.
  • Smokey and the Bandicoot is a reference to the movie Smokey and the Bandit.
  • Weathering Heights refers to the book called Wuthering Heights.
  • Ice Station Bandicoot is a reference to a novel named Ice Station Zebra.
  • Crashes to Ashes is a pun on the biblical metaphor, "ashes to ashes".

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