Piston it Away
Piston it Away is level 21 in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. This is a new type of level, set in Cortex's machine factory. The enemies are modified versions of the robot creatures from the sewers. There are 2 forms:
One had tentacles with electricity sparking from the tips, touching the flashing parts will zap Crash.
The other is a robot with legs, and a lava ring around the head, so that you'll get burned bad unless you slide attack or jump on top of it.
There are also pistons that slam down and then rise up again. You just have to walk past them before they slam down again or Crash will be flattened to a pancake.
Another thing to watch out for is shrink rays. They are activated when you step on a tile with an arrow on it, the direction of the arrow determines the direction of the shrink ray's fire. If the ball of energy hits you and you have no protection, Crash will slowly begin to shrink on the screen until he is nothing. You can still move and attack and do everything you normally can while you are shrinking, but once you're hit it's a certain doom for Crash.
There is a skull route on this level.
- Colored Gem: No
- Clear Gem: 2 (one from a skull route)
- Boxes: 69 (24 from the bonus stage)
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