This is the creature who keeps sabotaging your master plan? HA! You gotta be kidding! I'll exterminate this field rat in no time!
~ Crunch's first quote in Wrath of Cortex.
I obey! EAT... ENOUGH... FIBER!
~ Brainwashed Crunch in Mind Over Mutant.

Crunch Bandicoot is the secondary antagonist (along with the Elementals) in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. He is one of Dr. Neo Cortex's former henchmen and Crash's best friend.

Crunch Bandicoot was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who also voices Goro in Mortal Kombat, Gantu in Lilo & Stitch, Heihachi Mishima in Soulcalibur II, in Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Darkseid in Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, Joker in The Batman, Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Willem Viceroy in Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja, Ammag in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), PandaBubba in Xiaolin Showdown, Mammoth, and Trigon, the latter two in Teen Titans Animated Series. In Crash Tag Team Racing and following games, he is voiced by Chris Williams. In Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, he is voiced by Ike Amadi.


Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Crunch was created by Cortex to kill Crash by using the Elementals. Using the Elemental's power, Crunch took on different forms to fight Crash but was eventually defeated each time. After the final battle, Crunch was free from Cortex's mind control and became good, escaping with Crash and thanking him and his allies for saving him.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Tranced

Crunch was captured along with Coco and Fake Crash by Dr. Nefarious Tropy and brainwashed by N. Trance to help the pair achieve world domination. Crunch was outfitted with a shield, gun and jetpack before facing off against Crash in an aerial battle. Crash managed to defeat Crunch and free him from mind control once again. Crunch would then aid Crash in foiling the villain's plans.

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Crunch became one of the unfortunate victims of the NV entertainment devices. Transforming him into a monstrous version of himself under the control of Dr. Neo Cortex and Dr. Nitrus Brio. When Crash and Aku Aku confronted N. Brio at the junkyard, the doctor orders Crunch to destroy them. But the heroes take control of Crunch and make him attack N. Brio instead. After N. Brio's defeat, Crash managed to pull off the NV device from Crunch's head which reverted him back to normal and restored his free will again.

Other Games

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Evil Crunch reappears as a skin for Crunch and is based off his design from Crash: Mind Over Mutant. The skin can be unlocked during the Spyro N. Friends Grand Prix by earning Nitro Points.



  • The original developers and creators of the Crash games from Naughty Dog had stated that Crunch did not fit the universe and style of the game for some reason.
  • It is unknown why Crunch has a mechanical arm, but it seems the arm can modified to fire projectiles, as seen in Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced and Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
  • In concept art for Crash Twinsanity, there appears to be a little island with Crunch and Fake Crash being surrounded by sharks.


           Crashnewlogo.png Villains

Dr. Neo Cortex | Dr. Nefarious Tropy (Female) | Dr. Nitrus Brio | Dr. N. Gin | Nina Cortex | Papu Papu | Madame Amberly

Crunch Bandicoot | Dingodile | Tiny Tiger| Ripper Roo | Scorporilla | Evil Twins | Fake Crash | Koala Kong | Komodo Brothers | Mega-Mix | Pinstripe Potoroo | Rilla Roo | Rusty Walrus | Evil Coco | Evil Crash

Nitros Oxide | Emperor Velo XXVII | Norm | Zam and Zem | Krunk | Nash | N. Trance

Uka Uka | Mr. Crumb| Thorn Thing | Louise | Ant Drones | Crush | The Elementals | Geary | Gnasty Gnorc | Gulp | Lab Assistants | Ripto | Tikimon | Willie Wumpa Cheeks | Kaos | The Noid

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