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How to Get the Clear Gem in Snow Go in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back — the second game in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy — the Clear Gems from the first game are back. You collect them in exactly the same way you did in the previous game: break every single box in a stage.

In Snow Go, that’s not really all that difficult.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

First, you’re going to be tempted to smash the Nitro Crate at the beginning of the level. Don’t do it. Leave it alone for now. Do trigger the TNT and get the Aku Aku Mask though.

There’s a section toward the beginning of the stage where the icy surface makes getting boxes pretty awkward (skip to the 0:18 second mark in the video at the bottom of this article to see what we mean), but you should be fine as long as you’re careful around the TNT. You will have to trigger that in order to get credit for all the boxes, though, so be careful.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

Now, there are three secrets you’ll need to uncover in order to clear this stage properly, but none of them is hidden all that well.

First, there’s a pit you can fall down without hurting yourself. It’s in the second section of the stage — the side-scrolling section — and it’s marked by an arc of Wumpa fruit as well as a question mark stone.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

Fall into the pit to access this stage’s bonus level, where you can smash 10 crates.

Next, when you enter the stage’s third section, walk toward the camera.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

You’ll find a green exclamation mark box that explodes every Nitro Crate in the stage. Make sure you hit that one, because the Nitro Crates do count toward your total.

The last secret will let you access two otherwise-transparent boxes, found here:

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

Simply jump up the next cliff to find a Bounce Crate with a crate of Wumpa Fruit hovering above it.

Crash Bandicoot 2 Snow Go

Break the Wumpa Fruit Crate, and there’s an exclamation mark box over the top of it. You’ll have to bounce as high as you can and perform a spin in order to trigger it. Once you do, head back to the transparent boxes, which should now be breakable.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it.

To see our full Clear Gem run in Snow Go from Crash Bandicoot 2, check out the video below.

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