As well as the Clear Gems that will be collected along your journey to defeat Dr. Cortex for the second time, you will also need to recover the gemstones known as the Coloured Gems with their magical properties. They are five of them in total in Crash Bandicoot 2 and can be collected by completing certain objectives in the level where the gem resides.
Unlike the first game, it is not necessary to complete these tasks without losing a life. Below is the list of each coloured gem and their location within the second Crash title as part of the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy.
|Gem Colour||Location In Game||How To Obtain The Gem|
|Blue Gem||Level 1: Turtle Woods||Complete the level without breaking a single box.|
|Green Gem||Level 10: The Eel Deal||At the end of the level, you will come to a fork in the road. Take the right path, evade the Nitro boxes and jump through the hidden door at the end of the passage to find the gem.|
|Yellow Gem||Level 11: Plant Food||Complete the level within the time limit that appears on screen after the first checkpoint.|
|Red Gem||Level 2: Snow Go||First of all, you will need to reach the Secret Exit platform hidden in Level 7: Air Crash. After the first checkpoint, bounce across several boxes in the water to reach the Secret Exit.|
Next, you will need to use the Snow Go warp portal that is unlocked in the Secret Warp Room. Complete this newly accessed area to reach the gem.
|Purple Gem||Level 20: Bee-Havin||Climb the fake Nitro box staircase to be warped to a bonus round. Complete this area to get the gem.|