6. N. Sanely Perfect Relic Run On Toxic Tunnels - Crash 4: It's About Time
So when it comes to thinking of moments that made you look like a Wumpa Chumpa in the Crash Bandicoot series your mind might think back to some of the original games levels like Hog Wild, Native Fortress, and of course EVERYONES FAVOURITE The High Road, but you know what? Crash Bandicoot 4 eats levels like these for breakfast.
You see because Toys For Bob were clearly very intent on making players break theirs, It's About Time features a slew of levels that will make you yearn for the days of Hot Coco and The Lab, as thanks to the increased amount of moves at your disposal and some utterly crushing level design, you'll likely be stuck on areas like Seeing Double, Cortex Castle and Draggin' On.
Making matters worse though was the inclusion of the N.Sanely Perfect Relic Runs, which require you to get all the Hidden Gems in an area and break all the boxes without dying once. So many elements of that last segment make my soul weep, but Toxic Tunnels sends it into complete breakdown.
This is by far one of the hardest levels of the game, and also possesses one of the hardest optional routes, which in itself requires four coloured gems to open. This optional route goes on for ages and is filled with so many hazards that it will erode your very essence as you die over and over.
Trying to obtain this perfect relic here was by far the hardest challenge in the entire game, and will likely be the sole reason so many players fail to 100% this title.