I'm playing Crash Bandicoot remastered for the PS4 and when I fall into water or a pit, Crash mumbles something like "... to the devil". Does anyone know what he really says? It doesn't happen every time, seems only to happen when falling in the same pit often

  • I watched a few videos of Crash death animations, and for the pit ones, I don't hear him say a thing. Does it happen every time? – Timmy Jim Jul 25 '17 at 19:09
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    Related. – Kaizerwolf Jul 25 '17 at 20:04
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    Is this specific to any single game in the collection? – Vemonus Jul 25 '17 at 20:50
  • After having played this extensively in the last week, I can't say I remember any instance where he does say anything upon death, at least not in the first two games. When he takes a hit (when he has an Aku Aku mask) he does say something, but it just sounds like gibberish. – Ben Jul 26 '17 at 10:27
  • AFAIK you get free Aku-Aku when you die too much, and getting Aku-Aku in normal circumstances will produce gibberish voice. Perhaps you misheard that? – antimo Aug 8 '17 at 7:59

When Crash dies he typically utters single-word phrases (see below) or makes unintelligible sounds.

According to WikiFur in discussing Crash Bandicoot's speech:

He does not speak much, but his style of talking consists of gibberish, which the other characters can understand, and simple words like "Coco" and "Pancakes", and he says "Whoa!" in the games when he dies.

According to the Fandom page regarding the N Sane Trilogy, these are all the phrases Crash Bandicoot says:

  • "Uh oh!"
  • "Bada-baaaah!!!"
  • [ending cutscene] "Yeee-HAW!"
  • "Oh!"
  • "Whoa!"

However, Crash was never intended to be a particularly talkative character. From Digital Spy:

There's a reason why Crash never utters more than a "Whoa" or a "Yeehah" in the series.

"We felt that he should be goofy and fun-loving, and never talk – on the theory that voices for video game characters were always lame, negative, and distracted from identification with them," explained Crash Bandicoot co-creator Andy Gavin in an extensive blog post.

The quote within the quoted text comes from here.


He doesn't say anything. It's gibberish that occasionally sounds like English, but it isn't.

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