The Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems can only be collected once you've beaten a certain boss during the main story in It's About Time, after which you'll unlock the Crash 4 N. Verted mode. Replaying all of the levels again in that new mode introduces even more of a challenge, with stages being mirrored and different visual filters applied to mix up the art style. If you reckon you know where to find these collectibles after previously picking up the Crash 4 hidden gems then think again, as these secret items have moved to fresh locations that are even harder to reach than before. Fear not though, as we've documented every one of the Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems locations to guide you on your way.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - N. Sanity Island
Right at the beginning of the level, turn around and walk to the right side of the beach to find the gem.
N. Sanity Peak
At the end of the level you will be in a chase sequence. When you jump on the role, climb up to find the gem at the top.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - The Hazardous Wastes
A Real Grind
About a third of the way through the level, you will come across six floating crates, one of which needs to be phased in. Jump on the metal box and look to the right side of the screen to see a box in the air. Slide jump to it and then double jump off the box to get the gem off screen.
At the end of the level when dropping down between phasing platforms, climb back up the other side and scale the wall to the right to find the gem at the top.
Hit The Road
After the first checkpoint, continue forward over the ramp, turn around and then slide under the metal grating to find the gem.
After swinging across the second rope, jump off the TNT crate onto the platform above. Slowly walk away from the screen off the edge to grab the gem hanging off the edge
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Salty Wharf
After the wall is blown up in front of you, run down the stairs and jump on the moving platform in the water. Whilst it’s moving, jump onto the dock on the right and find the gem hidden behind the boxes.
Thar He Blows
Once you reach the section as Crash, immediately walk behind the left pillar to find the gem.
Hook, Line, And Sinker
About two thirds of the way through, you will be avoiding spikes and cannons. An enemy will be patrolling in front. Jump on its head to grab the gem in the air.
Once you reach the final jetboard section, don’t get on it. Instead, turn around and walk behind the left side of the stairs to find gem.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Tranquility Falls
Give It A Spin
After scaling a wall to a door with a dog enemy behind it, ignore it and instead use the dark power ability to spin to the right of the door and find the gem in the air.
Once you reach Crash’s section, run to the right, and fall off the edge to find the gem on a platform.
Once you reach the first wall you scale, proceed upwards to the top. Once you have scaled it, use the dark power ability to jump behind the Chinese lanterns to find the gem hidden behind.
Once you reach a bridge with two dragons spinning around it, run across and allow some of the platforms to fall. You will see a gem hidden underneath them.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Mosquito Marsh
Reach the checkpoint box with a massive bin to the left. The gem is hidden behind it.
About halfway through you will be destroying mixing machines with TNT boxes. After the first one you will be on a conveyor. Jump onto the bridge in the background, walk to the left and find the gem.
Run It Bayou
At the beginning of the level, ignore the jetboard. Instead, slide jump across the water onto the platform on the left. Double jump onto the cover above and double jump again to find a gem.
No Dillo Dallying
After Crash’s first jetboard section, turn around. Slide jump towards the screen to jump on a platform and find a gem.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - The 11th Dimension
Snow Way Out
When you reach the river with all the ice platforms, platform your way to the waterfall at the end. On the right, you can jump into the waterfall and grab the gem.
Once you reach the river in this level, you will notice a stack of crates on a platform on the right side. Jump onto the platform and onto a crate to reach the top of the stack, then double jump off that to find the gem off screen.
On the grind rail section. After jumping through the spiky hoop, immediately hang off the rail to find the gem.
When you reach the side scrolling section and are on the platforms that move with your weight, bring the right platform down, immediately jump to the left and find the gem in the air.
At the polar bear riding section, you will come to a point where Cortex is causing trees to fall. Jump on the left side of the first tree to find the gem.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Eggipus Dimension
Blast To The Past
Half-way through you reach a couple of boxes - one bouncy, two harder ones. Angle the jump off the bouncy platform to the left-hand side of the screen to find the gem hidden.
Early on you will find a bouncy crate and a TNT box. Make the enemy in front of you turn into a bouncy platform, bounce off onto the TNT crate and jump above to find the gem.
Just before the first dinosaur chase sequence, you will walk into a tree trunk. Inside, jump to the left to find the gem.
Towards the end of Dingodile’s section when scaling the wall you will find a TNT box with crates on top. Jump off the top crate and then hover to propel yourself even higher and find the gem.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Bermugula’s Orbit
Out For Launch
At the beginning, walk into the first room and immediately high jump to find the hidden gem above you.
Before getting on a lift towards the end, high jump to find the gem hidden.
After coming down a lift, walk towards the screen to find the gem.
Take the blue gem path. Once you have completed the side-scrolling section walking left, jump towards the screen to find a platform. Jump towards the screen again to find another and the gem.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - The Sn@xx Dimension
At the end of the level when phasing between boxes and walls, you will find a gem hidden in one of the phased boxes you are jumping between.
Right at the beginning you will jump across platforms that fall. On the final platform, let it fall to find the gem. Quickly hover again to survive.
The Crate Escape
When scaling the wall at the beginning, turn the first enemy into a bounce pad. Jump off it onto a crate on the right, then immediately dash to the left. You will find the gem on a small ledge.
Crash 4 N. Verted hidden gems - Cortex Island
Once you reach the checkpoint after navigating the gravity section with the gears, look to the left side of the screen to find a gem tucked behind the wall.
At the end when jumping on the spinning platforms, instead of continuing to the left, use them to reach the right side of the screen. You will find a gem in the air to slide jump to.
After exiting the castle and retrieving the dark power mask, jump to the TNT crates on the left. Immediately jump off the right as high as you can to grab the hidden gem.
At the end when you are on the gauntlet with all the masks, you will get the ability to slow time. Do so and jump between the saw blade to get to jump up to the crate at the end. Double jump off to find a hidden gem.