In this Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Trophy roadmap, we're going to reveal how to get the Platinum Trophy in this brand new Crash game on PS5 and PS4. As part of our Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time guide, we're going to tell you about all the Trophies, as well as their descriptions and how to unlock each one. You'll also find a Trophy roadmap, outlining the general order you can unlock the Trophies as you play Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time: How to Get the Platinum Trophy
Because Crash Bandicoot 4 is quite linear, the roadmap to the platinum is fairly straightforward. You will need to play each level several times in order to get all the Trophies, and some of the achievements will be pretty tough. We've outlined an order of doing things below, but nothing is missable, so you can complete the game in whatever way you prefer.
To start with, you should focus on just playing through the game's levels normally to unlock the story Trophies. Don't worry about getting all the gems or anything to start with. Once you've beaten the story, you can dive back in and finish up collecting gems.
There are four coloured gems to find throughout the game, and there are six clear gems on most levels (all but the boss stages). There are a number of Trophies related to finding all these gems. If you're trying to find all hidden and colored gems, see our guide through the link. Finding gems also unlocks new skins for Crash and Coco. For more on these skins and costumes, see our guide: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Skins and How to Unlock Them.
Next up are the N. Verted levels. Every level of the game has an N. Verted version. You'll need to beat all these to get a couple more Trophies, as well as collect a whole new set of gems.
Then, you have to find and play through all the Flashback Tape levels. Flashback Tapes can be found in certain levels, and to get them, you need to reach them without dying beforehand. They unlock fiendishly hard stages that you'll need to play though for more Trophies. In order to get the Platinum Flashback Relics, you need to play through these levels and get every box in one run.
There are also N. Sanely Perfect Relics to get. Every level except boss stages have an N. Sanely Perfect Relic. They're earned by 100% completing a level with no deaths — this means getting most of the Wumpa Fruits, every box, and every gem without dying once.
Lastly are the Time Trial Relics. Every level except the boss levels have Time Trials, and you earn Relics for beating certain times. You need to beat every Platinum Relic time.
When you finally complete all the above, you should reach 106% completion, which means you're done — and should have the Platinum.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time: All Trophies
There are 52 Trophies to unlock in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on PS5 and PS4. Here's a full list of every Trophy, along with their descriptions and some words of advice on how to collect them.
Platinum: Get EVERY Trophy
As usual, to get the Platinum Trophy, you need to first earn every other Trophy in the game.
Beat 'Em Any Which Way
Bronze: Beat any boss in N. Verted mode
Defeat any of the bosses while playing in N. Verted mode.
Backwards & Forwards
Silver: Complete ALL levels in N. Verted mode
For this Trophy, you just need to get to the end of every N. Verted mode level.
IT'S MESSING WITH MY HEAD, MAN!!!
Bronze: Beat a level in N. Verted mode
All you need to do for this one is complete one N. Verted mode level.
Taking the Side Road
Bronze: Complete a Bonus Path
Find a Bonus stage in any level and complete it. Look for circular platforms with a question mark on them.
The Whole Picture
Silver: Complete all Timelines
Complete all Timelines.
Putting Things In Perspective
Bronze: Complete any Timeline
Complete any Timeline.
Fleet of Feet
Bronze: Play a game of Checkpoint Race
Play just one game of the Checkpoint Race multiplayer mode. Multiplayer modes are accessed on the main menu under Bandicoot Battle.
Settle the Score
Bronze: Play a game of Crate Combo
Play just one game of the Crate Combo multiplayer mode. Multiplayer modes are accessed on the main menu under Bandicoot Battle.
What Has Been, Will Be Again
Gold: Defeat Dr. Neo Cortex… again.
Beat Neo Cortex for the second time.
The Fourth Time
Bronze: Defeat Dr. Neo Cortex
Beat Neo Cortex for the first time.
Bronze: Defeat N. Brio
Beat N. Brio.
Beaten With His Own Drum
Bronze: Defeat N. Gin and his Weapon of Mass Percussion
Beat N. Gin.
Silver: Defeat the Doctors N. Tropy
Beat the two N. Tropys.
Silver: Watch the 100% bonus ending
Complete the game 100% and watch the ending.
Gold: Watch the 106% bonus ending
Complete the game 106% and watch the ending.
Bronze: Find the hidden Blue Gem
Find the hidden Blue Gem.
Like a Rhinestone Bandicoot
Bronze: Earn half of the Clear Gems
Find half of the Clear Gems. See the following guide for more info: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Hidden and Colored Gems Locations.
King of Bling
Silver: Earn ALL of the Clear Gems
Find every Clear Gem. See the following guide for more info: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Hidden and Colored Gems Locations.
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Silver: Earn ALL N. Verted Gems
Find every Gem in N. Verted mode levels.
Bronze: Find the hidden Green Gem
Find the hidden Green Gem.
Bronze: Find the hidden Red Gem
Find the hidden Red Gem. See the following guide for more info: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Hidden and Colored Gems Locations.
Bronze: Find the hidden Yellow Gem
Find the hidden Yellow Gem.
Bronze: Crouch or slide into a double jump
Perform a crouch or a slide, then do a double jump.
Bronze: Meet 'Akano
Meet 'Akano. This is unlocked by playing through the story.
Ups & Downs
Bronze: Meet Ika-Ika
Meet Ika-Ika. This is unlocked by playing through the story.
Bronze: Meet Lani-Loli
Meet Lani-Loli. This is unlocked by playing through the story.
I Can See Through Time
Bronze: Meet Kupuna-Wa
Meet Kupuna-Wa. This is unlocked by playing through the story.
No It’s MY Turn
Bronze: Complete a level with Pass N. Play enabled
Beat a level using the Pass N. Play co-op mode.
Bronze: Complete a level as Coco
Use Coco instead of Crash to beat a level. You can swap between Crash and Coco on the Dimensional Map by pressing Square.
Sudden But Inevitable
Bronze: Betrayed! By your worst enemy.
This is unlocked by playing through the story.
Model Test Subject
Bronze: Earn any Flashback Relic
Play a Flashback Tape stage and get any Relic.
Closing the Experiment Log
Silver: Earn ALL of the platinum Flashback Relics
Earn every platinum Relic on the Flashback Tape levels.
Silver: Earn ALL N.Sanely Perfect Relics
Earn every N.Sanely Perfect Relic. This requires you to break every box and find every gem in every level without dying.
Bronze: Earn any N.Sanely Perfect Relic
Earn any N.Sanely Perfect Relic. This requires you to break every box and find every gem in a level without dying.
Faster Than a Tortoise
Bronze: Earn any Time Trial Relic
Earn any Time Trial Relic.
Faster Than Sound
Silver: Earn ALL of the platinum Time Trial Relics
Earn every platinum Time Trial Relic.
All Gussied Up
Bronze: Try on a Skin
Equip a costume for Crash or Coco. The skins menu is accessed on the Dimensional Map by pressing Triangle. For more on skins, check our guide: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - All Skins and How to Unlock Them.
Bronze: Pull off a Triple Spin
Do a Triple Spin. To unlock the Triple Spin move, you must first beat the story.
Bronze: Defeat an enemy with Triple Spin
Defeat an enemy with the Triple Spin move. To unlock the Triple Spin move, you must first beat the story.
Bronze: Beat a story level without dying
Beat any regular level without dying.
A/V Club Founder
Bronze: Acquire a Flashback Tape
Find any Flashback Tape. The first level in which you can find a Flashback Tape is Crash Compactor.
Bronze: Find the source of the Bumpa Berries
On the level Off-Balance, right at the start is a tree. Break the boxes on the right, then jump up and spin the overhanging tree branch. This will drop a bumpa berry and stun Crash, and you'll collect this Trophy.
Here Kitty Kitty
Bronze: Scare the cat hiding from a party
In the level Off Beat, you'll reach a checkpoint after jumping over four Nitro boxes. To the right is a dumpster. Spin attack it — you'll hear a cat and the Trophy will pop.
Give 'Em a Broadside!
Bronze: Aim and fire!
Aim and fire!
Bronze: Do some target practice
In the level Home Cookin', you'll find five bat signs dotted around the stage. You need to shoot them all down with Dingodile's cannon.
Bronze: Make music in an unlikely place
Make music in an unlike place. N. Gin boss?
Bronze: Grabbed a bushel of Bumpa
At the start of the level A Hole in Space, there's a rail grind section. There are 18 bumpa berries along the way that you need to grab. Get all of them to unlock this Trophy.
Silence the Scientist
Bronze: Shut N. Brio up
In the level Give it a Spin, N. Brio will start talking after you jump over the first set of TNT boxes. You'll see a green beaker with smoke coming out of it. Destroy it to unlock this Trophy.
Megaphoning It In
Bronze: Shut N. Gin up
In the level A Real Grind, there’s a megaphone speaker on the right-hand side near the start. Spin attack the megaphone to destroy it and earn this Trophy.
Hammer it Home
Bronze: Make some noise!
On the level Draggin' On, there are golden gongs above archways. Jump up and spin each of them as you go through the stage to get this Trophy.
Bronze: Spend some time surfin' the waves
At the very start of the first level, Rude Awakening, spin attack the TV four times to flick between channels.
Have you unlocked the Platinum Trophy in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time yet on PS5 and PS4? Let us know, and head back to our Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time guide for more information on the game.