On the following page of the guide to Crash Bandicoot 4 you will find information about the N.Verted levels, how the N.Verted mode impacts the gameplay, and whether you must play the game in this mode in order to beat it.
How the N.Verted levels look like
The N.Verted levels are inverted versions of regular levels. Except for an unique graphics style present on each level, the levels don't differ much. Sadly, most of these graphics styles are very tiring for eyes. One of the levels is completely black, on another one each move generates a rainbow wave. You will also encounter a level that looks as if it was drawn with crayons.
The location of the gem is a significant difference between the regular and N.Verted levels. None of the gems is placed in the same spot as in the basic levels.
There is a page in the guide with the descriptions of each gem available in the N.Verted levels. If you want to find them all, check the page Gems (N.Verted Levels).
You can obtain gems in the N.Verted Levels in similar way as in regular levels. The gems are mostly used for unlocking new skins.
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 the crates;
- Completing the entire map while dying less than 3 times;
- Finding the hidden gem.
We have prepared pages where you will find information about skins and requirements for unlocking them:
As mentioned above, the main reward is unlocking new skins. You need to obtain a specific number of gems in order to unlock a new character skin. This will enable your character to be always fashionably dressed.
Required for completing the game
No. You don't need to complete the N.Verted levels in order to beat the game. However, if you want to complete the game in 106%, then you must complete all activities, including maxing-out the N.Verted levels.