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How to Get the Blue Gem in Turtle Woods in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot 2 Turtle Woods

If you played through the first Crash Bandicoot game, then you’re familiar with the concept of smashing every box in a level in order to collect a gem. Well, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back throws a reverse spin on the idea. But we’ll get to that in a moment.

First up, we should let you know that this is a guide to getting the Blue Gem in Turtle Woods, not the Clear Gem. If you’re looking for a guide on how to get the Clear Gem, we’ve got one.

If you’re looking for the Blue Gem, there’s a pretty obvious hint as to how to get it in this stage’s loading screen.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Turtle Woods

To get the Blue Gem in Turtle Woods in Crash Bandicoot 2 — the second game in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy — you must clear the stage without breaking a single box. Not a one. Not even a checkpoint box.

It’s actually pretty easy. Just be careful to not spin attack enemies (besides the moles in the pits), or you might accidentally smash a box.

There’s one tricky part in the stage, where you’ll encounter a double-stacked wall of boxes.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Turtle Woods

You’ll need to use your slide move and then jump to get some extra height. (Skip to about the 0:54 mark in our video below to see this move in action.) Simply press circle to trigger the slide move (be careful of the checkpoint box) and press X to jump. Crash will pull up his legs in the air to clear the obstacle. Time this section right, and you don’t have much to worry about.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Turtle Woods

To see our full Blue Gem run of Turtle Woods in Crash Bandicoot 2, check out the video below.

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