Crash Bandicoot 4 Hidden Gem Locations And Coloured Gem Locations | PS4 and Xbox Guide
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Crash Bandicoot 4 Hidden Gem Locations And Coloured Gem Locations | PS4 and Xbox Guide

James Wright
2 October 2020

How and where to find hidden gems in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

As if Crash Bandicoot games aren't already incredibly difficult and frustrating as you spin jump and dodge your way to the end of each level.

But the developers aren't content with you simply surviving in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

They want you hunting down hidden gems through each level as well to make sure you're 100% alert and on your toes at all times. 

Admittedly, some gems you'll earn from completing everyday tasks, which isn't so bad. But others are tucked away and hard to find.

Before we get to explain where to find these hidden gems, let's just have a quick overview to catch you up to speed.

Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time - Gems Explained

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, players can earn up to 6 gems per level.

3 of these are obtained by finding 80% of the Wumba Fruits in each level. 1 is for destroying all Crates and another 1 is granted for completing the level without dying more than 3 times. The sixth and final gem is hidden, in the level itself. Some are clear, others red, green and all sorts of colours, but as you can imagine, they're not easy to find.

In total that means players have 38 Hidden Gems to locate throughout the game in normal levels.

There's also a further 38 found in the games N.Verted Levels.

You'll need the gems if you want to unlock the games best collectibles like new character skins. Not to mention, if you're a completionist who wants that 100% rank to boast about.

And that's it. So without further ado, let's help you find those gems! But please keep in mind this guide is a work in progress. The game only just came out and some gems are harder to locate than others. So please keep checking back on this page for updates across the weekend.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Hidden Gems Locations

We've split this into each level. For the time being it's only text so we'll do our best to explain each location but will endeavor to add images ASAP.

Rude Awakening

Almost straight after the first rail grind, you'll come to a hut which you need to crawl under to get past. When you've underneath the hut, jump up, and you'll get the hidden gem.

N.Sanity Peak

After reaching Lani-Loli you'll trigger the games first chase sequence (where you run towards the screen). The hidden gem can be found right at the start of this chase on the left-hand side. Obscrurred slightly by some boxes.

A Real Grind

You'll find this right before you finish the level. You should spot It on a high platform on the left. To reach the gem you'll have to perform a couple of double jumps, using a crate to jump off in order to get to the top.

Crash Compactor

After the levels first rail grind you need to hit the ! silver crate. Then just after the Nitro boxes you'll encounter a big enemy. Just beyond him is a gem. You'll need to jump off the bouncy create and you'll get the gem.

Hit the Road

Not the easiest of locations to describe so we'll hand it over to (one of this writers favorite YouTubers) Esoterickk. The video should start roughly 2 mins in and the hidden Gem can be found at roughly 3.30.

BONUS - Green Gem Location: Found at the checkpoint in the middle of the levels chase sequence. Again, you can checkout the video below for more help. Have a watch from around the 5-minute mark.

Truck Stopped

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Stage Dive (Boss Level)

There is no Hidden Gem in this level as it is a boss level.

Booty Calls

Near the end of the level as you jump down the platforms there should be a platform to your right. A bit of a leap of faith is required with this one. Check out the below video around the 5 minute mark for more help.

Thar He Blows!

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Hook, Line, And Sinker

Pretty easy this one. Found just after the first checkpoint. You shouldn't miss it, but just to be sure, watch the below from around the 1 minute 20 seconds mark.

Jetboard Jetty

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Give It a Spin

Again you should see this one pretty easily. It's not exactly hidden. You should see it next to the first TNT crates on the far right side of the screen.

Potion Commotion

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Draggin’ On

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Off-Balance

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Trouble Brewing (Boss Level)

There is no Hidden Gem in this level as it is a boss level.

Off Beat

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Home Cookin’

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Run It Bayou

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

No Dillo Dallying

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Snow Way Out

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Ship Happens

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Stay Frosty

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Bears Repeating

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Building Bridges

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

4th Time’s A Charm (Boss Level)

There is no Hidden Gem in this level as it is a boss level.

Blast To The Past

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Fossil Fueled

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Dino Dash

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Rock Blocked

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Out For Launch

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Shipping Error

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Stowing Away

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Crash Landed

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

A Hole in Space (Boss Level)

There is no Hidden Gem in this level as it is a boss level.

Food Run

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Rush Hour

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

The Crate Escape

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Nitro Processing

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Toxic Tunnels

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Cortex Castle

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

Seeing Double

TBC - We're still looking for this hidden gem location so bare with us.

The Past Unmasked (Boss Level)

There is no Hidden Gem in this level as it is a boss level.

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