The demo available at E3 2005 had more than just a few differences:
- This is the tutorial area for the game, so no one but Crash should be here. No hints are given in this demo, either.
- Crunch has a basic, blue exclamation mark over his head to indicate possible interaction. The exclamation mark in the final version looks a lot different.
- The crates look identical to those from Crash Twinsanity.
The collapsing bridge from the tutorial is different. It's made of 2 segments, one of which is used in the final version near Mystery Island's combat arena.
Pasadena has her PSP-exclusive car in this demo. Later versions show her in this car, which suggests this was a late switch.