You first begin the game on N.sanity beach on the first island and of course this is the easiest level of the full game, here you will mainly get the gist of what you have to do and the controls, You hardly use any controls to do anything X is jump and O is spin and you use the D-pad to move around and these are all you need to use, the triangle button will show a drop down menu at the top of how many apples and lives you have and if you have collected any boxes so you can do a bonus level. You begin this level by having to smash crates and then defeating your first enemy which is a moving crab, you of course can jump on this or use spin but if you go into any enemies they will knock you out and you lose a life. Then through the level you have to jump over holes, defeat crabs and turtles, collect all boxes and apples available to you and go into the swirly orange light which is the end of the level. If you complete this level with perfection ( not dying at all and collecting everything available) then you will receive a gem at the end of the level and these are the achievements for the game.
There are 3 islands in total, which is 32 levels which include 4 bosses. the first level is designed to be like a jungle with boulders fortresses and creeks. The second island is building ruins like you would find in the jungles and deserted places and the last island is mechanical and a lot of machinery. You can collect 26 colour gems and 2 keys, so on every level you complete perfect except for the boss levels you should receive either a coloured gem or a key, but here's the catch you can only unlock 3 gems on the first island until you have unlocked the coloured gems on the second island this is because on the first island there are what ps call "separate gem paths" included in each level to create an alternate ending and you cannot fully complete that level and get all the gems unless you manage to unlock the secret pathway, you know where they are and what colour gem you need to unlock it because you can see it floating where the pathway is but it's just a hollow gram you can't actually get up there yet. As the levels go on you have bigger problems, harder enemies to beat and more hidden boxes you must find to complete the level in full, there are moving floors, no sides, fires, arrows, guns, enemies, moving platforms and much more which makes if difficult to complete the levels without dying.
Crash Bandicoot was one of the first games that came out when the play station 1 was first introduced back in the 90's I don't think anyone anticipated just how big Crash bandicoot would be, several games were released on the play station one such as 2 and 3, crash team racing and more along with a few games on game boy advance and also on the Nintendo DS and Crash is still a loveable character and game. The whole Crash bandicoot games revolve around beating Neo Cortex and his army of crazy enemies. Crash bandicoot has the classic side scrolling levels as well as 3D levels in both you are and control crash in order to defeat Neo Cortex you must use crash to move around the 3 islands finishing all levels which include defeating enemies, bosses, collecting crates and boxes and solve the puzzle that is the island.