Below, you will find information on fighting dr. Nitrus Gin in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, which makes up Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This is the fourth boss of the game and the battle and, just like in the case of the battle you fought with him in the second part, you first have to destroy his mech.
Key information on the boss fight
- This one is the longest boss battle you have fought so far and you should realize that, because your energy bar does not regenerate after you progress to the second phase of the battle and therefore, you will have to make do with that throughout the entire battle. In both phases of the battle, you can destroy individual elements of the mech in any order, but destroying some of them earlier may increase your chances of survival (see the battle description for details).
- For defeating Nitrus Gin, you will receive a silver trophy "Mech Wrecked, Again!".
Note - Just like in the previous stage, where you flew the plane, it is possible to reverse controls in the vertical axis, which may help you control Coco's blimp.
The first phase of the battle
To survive the first phase of the battle, you have to destroy five different elements of the mech. The first three have been shown in the above screenshot - two rocket launchers and the central hole. You will be able to tell the elements by the yellow color and some of the elements will be opening and closing, so you cannot attack them incessantly.
The rocket launchers will, of course, fire projectiles at Coco on a regular basis. You do not have to shoot the rockets down straight away, because they will travel for a while before they reach their target.
The remaining two elements to shoot down are laser cannons on the sides of the mech. They are not used as often, but they are a threat greater than rockets. You have to fly under, or over areas caught in the fire of the laser cannons (the boss will be moving from one side of the screen to the other). Additionally, after you avoid the fire, try to firing at the cannons as quickly as possible, to damage them before they activate again.
Shoot down one element of the mech after the other. After the boss lo9ses five hwealth points, you will see a cutscene.
The second phase of the battle
In the second phase, you will have to deprive the mech of as many as seven energy health, where each point corresponds to a single element of the mech. First of all, focus on the three elements shown in the above screenshot. These are and exposed fragment of the armor and two side cannons firing big balls of plasma (move to the sides to avoid them). The components are not too resistant and you can destroy them quite easily.
Only after you have shot down the above three elements, turn to the four rocket launchers (the rockets themselves had to be destroyed earlier, of course). You can shoot them down in any order you want and they do not pose too much threat now. Thanks to destroying the mech, you will complete the boss fight.
Note - After the battle, you will receive a new ability - Fruit Bazooka. This is a launcher for firing fruits (L2 to aim, Circle to fire), which you can use to fire at opponents and elements in the distance.