Crash Bandicoot: On The Run! A GUIDE TO THE BOSSES YOU’LL FACE

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! is a brand-new mobile adventure from King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, which launched globally on March 25, 2021.

Drawing on inspiration from the best of the Crash Bandicoot™ franchise which is celebrating its 25 year anniversary, gamers will experience classic characters, bosses, enemies and lands all wrapped up in a new mobile game that they can play on the go.

The game has transformed the runner genre with unforgettable Crash gameplay and social features that add depth and progression to the game with a new kind of Crash adventure, featuring a whole host of top characters from the franchise, as Crash & Coco team up to put a stop to Dr. Neo Cortex’s evil plan to destroy the multiverse!

To help you recognize your Dingodiles from your Tini Tigers, we’ve compiled a complete guide to the bosses of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!… 


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot (1996)

There’s only one brain big enough to cause so much mayhem across the multiverse. The dastardly Neo Periwinkle Cortex is almost certain of victory this time around, or so he says. Best get ready to prove him wrong (again… boy, this guy is persistent)


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998)

Don’t be fooled, Dingodile is keen to show you his pearly whites, but it’s only because this trigger-happy flame-thrower wielding maniac wants to invite you to his own personal BBQ… with Bandicoot on the menu. Remember the advice to “never smile at a crocodile”? That goes double when that crocodile is also part dingo, trust us.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998)

Those eyes! Those teeth! That menacing voice! Aku Aku’s evil twin brother isn’t one to miss out on a chance for multiverse domination, so it would be no surprise that this creepy wooden mask is back to show he’s got plenty of magical bite to match his… well, bark.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage (2004)

Sure, we still don’t know if she’s Neo Cortex’s niece or daughter (some things are best left to the imagination), but one thing that’s totally certain – Nina is a smart, sadistic, steel-handed troublemaker who can’t wait to give Crash and Coco a definitely-not-affectionate-more-of-a-crush-you-till-you-pop hug.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot: On The Run! (2021)

Because what’s a raving mad scientist without a robotic doppelganger? Robo Neo Cortex is everything his creator wants in an evil minion – relentless, creepy and stylishly buffed in the classic colours of evil.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998)

Wait, who let this guy in? Yes, where there’s an opportunity to bring down Crash, the original ‘Trash Bandicoot’ is ready to spin into our hero’s place. Don’t be distracted by his goofy demeanour this dauntless doppelganger is still a danger to… okay, let’s be honest, pretty much anyone around him, friend or foe.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)

Okay, so the conspicuous missile sticking out of his head suggests that this supposed scientist may have picked up his doctorate from inside a cereal packet, but as unhinged cyborgs go, N. Gin is definitely smarter than the average goon. He’s just a little… unstable, at times. But let’s face it, you’ve seen who Dr. Neo Cortex surrounds himself with, so this should come at precisely zero surprise.


First appeared in: Crash of the Titans (2007)

What do you get when you cross the immense body of a gorilla with a scorpion’s deadly stinger, and throw in a giant-sized dose of bad attitude? You find out when you cross Scorporilla, but you’ll probably regret it soon after. This not-so-little lady is a fearsome force to be reckoned with.


First appeared in: Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008)

Guess who’s green, mean and ready to do battle on a flying machine? That’s aright, the not-so-good doctor is done with mixing mutagens and ready to mix it up with the Bandicoot family. He may be a few Bunsen burners short of a full lab, but this hulked-up menace is a serious threat.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997)

Yes, the name really is ironic – there’s nothing small about Tiny. Mutated from a Tasmanian Tiger, this henchman has changed his stripes over the years, becoming smarter and more eloquent as time passed. Not that you’d probably notice, given the intimidating claws, and monstrous teeth, and fearsome spiky clothing, and…


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot (1996)

If you thought the drop bear myth was scary, you probably haven’t encountered this self-infatuated musclebound marsupial. Sure, he lost a fair few braincells – erm… and clearly his neck too, but to overdeveloped trapezius muscles – when he got zapped by Dr. Neo Cortex’s Evolvo Ray, but Koala Kong gets by with sheer brute force. And mirrors. Lots of mirrors.


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (2020)

You didn’t think Coco could get away unscathed, did you? Nope, this delightfully deranged doppelganger of Crash’s sister may lack the sheer smarts of the original, but she makes up for that with intimidating tenacity. She probably hates butter, too, the scoundrel


First appeared in: Crash Bandicoot 99X (1998)

It’s been a while since this ghostly aberration has haunted Crash and his pals, but there was no chance someone so miserable, so vain and unsettling would ever let the gang have the spotlight for so long without him casting a little bit of gloom over it.

Gold + Platinum Bosses

Faced off against everyone across the entire multiverse? Think you’ve seen everything you need to see? Okay, brace yourself. You know Neo Cortex and his rampaging rogues that you beat before? Well, they’re back. And this time, they’re gold and platinum. No, they’ve not got a fashion upgrade – it means they’re ready for you and even more difficult to defeat. Take them on for extra points… if you dare.

Not just any runner on mobile, Crash Bandicoot: On The Run! has worlds, customization, secret missions, leaderboards and more. Players can also collaborate with friends in a true social experience to defeat bosses and rise to the top of the charts.

Completely free-to-play, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! is available to download now for Android and iOS.

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