Neither the game's difficulty nor reward progress is affected by the differing play styles.
Commercially, the game sold fewer copies than and , but had the highest first-month earnings for a contemporary Crash Bandicoot title, topped sales charts in some territories, and was nominated for four awards.
Crash and Coco find the Quantum Masks Akano and Kupuna-Wa and defeat N.
Tropy's role as the catalyst of the game's dimension-hopping narrative granted the artists ample opportunity for exploration.
Dom Peppiatt of felt that the amount of new characters and mechanics led to some of them, such as the Dingodile levels, feeling half-baked.
Sanely Perfect Relic, an achievement that is required for the game's full completion.