Crash 4 hidden gems are lurking in each level, and for most of them you'll need to explore off the main path in order to track them down. If you're a completionist then you'll want to hit that 100% completion stat on every stage by filling in all six gems, and while the first five are unlocked by gathering Wumpa fruit, smashing crates, or maintaining a low death count, you have to actually find and collect the last one in a secret location.
Searching for Crash 4 hidden gems can be a stressful activity, especially on tougher levels where it's hard enough just to stay alive, which is why we're here to make things easier for you. Follow our guide for each level, and the secret gems required for 100% will soon be yours. Bear in mind that when you unlock Crash 4 N. Verted mode, these gems will change position in the flipped levels, so we have a separate Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems guide to cover them.
Crash 4 hidden gems - N. Sanity Island
After the grind rail segment you’ll come to a section where you’re required to slide under a hut. Crouch under and jump up inside the hut to obtain the gem.
N. Sanity Peak
At the end of the level you’ll be in a chase sequence. About one third of the way in, the gem is on the right behind an obstacle.
Crash 4 hidden gems - The Hazardous Wastes
A Real Grind
Right at the end of the level you’ll phase some platforms to reach higher. On the top platform, slide jump to the left and then double jump off the two crates to reach the gem.
After the grind rail section, turn around and carefully jump down to reach a platform below. Hit the metal box and jump back up. Continue and you’ll see the gem in plain sight.
Hit The Road
About halfway through Tawna’s section you'll wall jump to the top of cliff. Look to the right and you’ll see the gem hidden on a side platform.
After the second lift you’ll reach the top and notice a nitro crate and crate to the left. Slide jump under and up onto the box and reach the platform above to find the hidden gem.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Salty Wharf
Towards the end of the level you’ll re-enter a cave. On the right you’ll notice a treasure chest. Head down and to the right, jump on the moving platform, then spin into the chest to receive the hidden gem.
Thar He Blows
Towards the beginning of Dingodile's section you will see a TNT barrel. Hidden to the right is a small platform. Jump on it and grab the gem.
Hook, Line, And Sinker
About halfway through the level, you will find the gem on a platform above in plain sight. Jump up and grab it.
After the floating platform section before the jetboard section, you will see a stack of metal crates to the left. Jump up on top to find a hidden gem.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Tranquility Falls
Give It A Spin
Near the beginning of the level when you’re expected to move away from the camera, jump to the right instead and find the gem on a stack of crates.
After the first section, when you reach dry land, wall jump to the top of the cliff and find the gem hidden around a corner on the right.
After the bonus stage, start scaling the wall to the right and you’ll see an entryway. Walk in and to the left and you can walk behind the wall and use the dark power ability to jump around and find a hidden gem.
Halfway through the level, you will jump up a wind tunnel to another ledge. On the right you will notice some nitro crates. Jump between the wind tunnel and the crates to find a hidden path. Scale the challenging path and at the end you will find the gem.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Mosquito Marsh
You will reach a section when you receive one of the masks. Soon after you will find two enemies who you can phase in and out of dimension. Kill them both and jump to the right platform they were on to grab the gem.
Reach the restaurant and once inside, take a U-turn and leave the right exit. Follow the path and at the end hover across the water to find a hidden platform with a gem.
Run It Bayou
Once you reach the first jetboard section, look at the barrel to your right. Walk behind it and spin to hit a hidden box. Walk back the way you came, and you will find some metal boxes have spawned into existence, jump over and find the gem.
No Dillo Dallying
After the second boat sequence you will come to a checkpoint. To the right are four metal boxes. Hover over and jump up to reach the gem.
Crash 4 hidden gems - The 11th Dimension
Snow Way Out
Once you reach the river with moving ice platforms, jump to the far right side to find a brown platform. Here will be some crates with a gem on top.
Near the beginning when you start scaling platforms, once you’re the top, head all the way to the left. You will notice some metal blocks in the distance. Dash across, then dash again to another set to retrieve the gem.
Towards the end of the level you will come to a nitro box on some ice. Look left and jump to the higher ledge. Follow the path and make the jumps to grab them hidden gem at the end.
Near the beginning of the level inside the cave, you will come across rotating platformers. Before jumping across, slowly drop off the edge of the path and fall onto a ledge with a gem.
After wall jumping for the first time, turn and face the camera. Head forwards and there is a gem hiding in plain sight.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Eggipus Dimension
Blast To The Past
At the end of the level when you’re grinding on the branches, you will need to quickly jump to the left to avoid hitting a tree. As soon as you do, quickly jump back to the right after passing to find a gem tucked behind.
Very early on you will come across a foggy pit that you must seemingly dash over. Instead, jump into the pit and search around to find a gem.
After the second dinosaur chase sequence, you will come across a tree you must duck under to continue. Ignore that and walk behind the tree to find a hidden gem waiting.
Near the start of the level, you will be side scrolling as Dingodile. On the land with three TNT crates, destroy each one, then move towards the camera. Hover across the water to find the gem on another chuck of land.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Bermugula’s Orbit
Out For Launch
After riding the elevator and hitting the checkpoint box very early on, go behind the massive left pipe to find the hidden gem.
When you fall down the gap near the beginning of the level as Cortex, turn around and walk away from the camera. You will find a secret drop with a gem hiding away.
Once in the vents with the gravity mask you will come across a laser you must duck under to continue. Instead, activate the gravity mask and you will go up a hole above you. Walk to the right and spin to hit a switch. Now, walk all the way to the left to find the gem.
Around halfway through the level after the first creature riding section, you will come into a cave. Proceed forward till you grab the gravity mask. As soon as you do, turn around and walk till you need to jump. Activate the mask and you’ll switch to the ceiling and find the gem in front of you.
Crash 4 hidden gems - The Sn@xx Dimension
Right at the start you will need to traverse over some moving vehicles. On the second row of cars, you will notice a gem on the left-hand side. Jump over the cars to reach it.
Towards the end of Dingodile’s section, after you must jump from car to car over Nitro crates, you will come to an elevator. Ignore the left, and instead keep platforming to the right over the cars. At the end, you will see a ledge to hover to. Do so, follow the path, and grab the gem.
The Crate Escape
After traversing up the side of the first building you will reach a tunnel. Proceed inwards until you reach a bouncy metal box. Jump on it to activate another box and then walk back the way you came. A new bouncy metal box will have spawned near the beginning of the tunnel and the gem is waiting at the top of the jump.
Crash 4 hidden gems - Cortex Island
When you reach the section where you must traverse the spinning gears, navigate through until you need to jump you see the ceiling you need to jump onto to escape. Don’t jump and remain on the cog to be taken to the hidden gem.
An obvious door will be accessible near the beginning of the level if you have all four colored gems. If you do, follow the linear, challenging path to find the gem right at the end.
Once you get to the last checkpoint box, don’t hit it. Instead, turn to the left and jump on the narrow metal segment of the lasers. From there use your dark powers mask to spin on top of a floating TNT crate, followed by another jump to a crate with a gem on top.
Proceed through the level until you reach an interactive metal box and a laser wall. Look below and you will notice a metal bouncy box. Jump on it and quickly dash to the left to reach a higher platform. Follow the platforms to reach a hole in the wall. Jump in, travel all the way to the right and grab a hidden gem.