A Real Grind is the third level available in Crash Bandicoot 4. On this page, you will find information about all gems, chests, secret levels. It also contains a detailed walkthrough.
You can get six gems on A Real Grind level.
You can get gems for:
- Getting 40% of all Wumpa fruits available on the map;
- Getting 60% of all Wumpa fruits available on the map;
- Getting 80% of all Wumpa fruits available on the map;
- Getting all 153 boxes;
- Completing the entire map while dying less than 3 times;
- Finding the hidden gem.
Number of boxes
There are 153 boxes on A Real Grind level.
In the beginning, you'll get a special mask to maneuver your surroundings. Look closely at the map. You'll see a lot of light blue elements that you can modify. By clicking the right key, you will make some items appear and others disappear. You have to constantly change your surroundings to be able to continue.
Go further. You'll find platforms that you can activate with the mask. If you want just to go forward, you don't have to change anything. But if you want to get all the boxes, you have to be very careful. You need to watch your environment, so you don't fall.
You will reach a platform that seems unmoveable at first. Don't try to jump into the abyss, attack anything, or throw yourself to the floor. Like previous objects, you can remove it using a mask. Click the right key, and your character will immediately drop to a lower level.
Going further, you'll encounter trained sharks and unstable barrels. Be careful, combined they can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, the sharks jump out with a delay. It gives you time to jump between platforms.
You're still gonna need the mask. On your way, you'll find a lot of objects that can be easily removed. Focus and change the area as you jump over the abysses.
Later on, you'll learn new mechanics. You have to squat and then double-press the jump button. That's how you get on higher platforms.
It's time for a slide down the rail. You have to move the character carefully, so it doesn't hit obstacles. Your job is to jump or move down to avoid hitting metal elements.
Remember, you can't fall off a metal rail. All you have to do is move up and down, don't worry about anything else.
Once you land on the ground, you can collect more boxes. You'll also see new boxes covered in metal pieces. If you want to break them, you have to use a double jump and then fall on them.
Time for another new mechanics. If you spot a box with an exclamation mark, you have to hit it. Thanks to that, more items may appear and will allow you to get boxes, gems, or will open the door.
Now another slide down the rail awaits. This time, you not only must move up and down but also sideways. As you move under the rail, you can bend the body to get boxes on the sides. At the top, you can jump between rails, thanks to which you'll increase your mobility.
You sill can't fall off the railing. You die only if you hit an obstacle.
Right after the rail, you're about to enter the secret level. But if you go further, you will find a new type of opponent. He flies in the air and throws bombs. You can easily avoid his shots if you focus on the signs on the floor. If you see a glowing circle appearing under your legs, run as fast as you can.
Remember the combination of barrels and sharks? Let's add some gentlemen with the grenades. Your job is to run through this deadly part of the map as quickly as possible and reach the save point.
It's almost over. Just get to the other side of the map using platforms. Remember, you can control them with the mask. So you don't have to worry about falling into the abyss.
As you continue, hop on the top and then turn right. There's a finish line there.
You can find the hidden gem at the end of the map. Jump onto the highest platform and from there into the area on the left.
Once you get on top, you have to aim carefully and bounce off the boxes. There's a gem waiting for you up there. As soon as you reach it, it'll be in your equipment.
You'll find a way to the secret level when you slide off the second rail. It is located on the right.
In this bonus level you can get 22 boxes. At the very beginning of the level, you get a mask that allows you to move boxes. Remember to think about your moves ahead, so you don't fall into the abyss.
Remember, you don't lose lives on bonus levels!