When you are in the first level, Arctic Antics , At the end of the level, there is a mammoth up on a cliff. Jump onto the furry rascal and you will get an extra life.
To get easy lives, you must have beaten the fourth boss and have the bazooka. Then go to level 1. Around the place are those big elephants. Shoot them. There are three elephants. For each time you kill one, you gain 1 life. A better way, is to shoot the elephants, go to the beginning of the level, die, then shoot them again.
5 Second Time Trial
On Level 4, Wizards & Lizards, When you are able to go on the time trial you can have a time trial of only 5 SECONDS To do this you run into the clock and then press select and you are taken straight to the end of the level to get the Platinum Relic.
Belly flop power
When you get the red gem in banzai bonsani.jump on to the red gem the go to the end find the gem and bellyfloop on it and the move is all yours
When you die, and get gameover, keep pressing x very fast while the screen is black.Continue pressing it when Cortex comes up, but keep watching the screen. His actions should be different to the voice.
Alternate ending sequence
Collect all 46 gems to view an alternate ending sequence.
On level 1 after you get the crystal, do it again. Don't get the time trial yet. Get the berries and boxes. Then go get the clock and kill yourself. Do this over and over again and you will have many lives.
On the Crash and Burn level there is an easier way to get the red gem on the death route. After you pass all the nitro boxes and lava you will get to the part where you can see the red gem from across a gorge. Hit the gem with your bazooka and you get the gem. Then die and it will take you back to the last check point and finish the game from there. You will finish with the red gem. This way you don't have to cross the gorge with the long jump: slide, double jump and spin.
Defeating Crunch Time
Every time freezeballs, beams, or fire comes out, jump over the fence into the inside platform. They cannot touch you there, but fireballs will land everywhere -- just watch for their shadows. There is a series of elements you have to avoid. Then shoot Crunch with the bazooka and spin Cortex. The series is: fireballs, shoot Crunch, spin Cortex, freezeballs, fireballs, shoot Crunch, spin Cortex, fire, fireballs, freezeballs, fire, shoot Crunch, spin Cortex, beams, fireballs, fire, beams, freezballs, fireballs, beams, shoot Crunch, spin Cortex. If you win, you will unlock five secret levels for which you must collect a certain amount of relics in order to open the doors.
Watch where the mask floats and shoot there.
Hold Circle to charge the water cannon or you will never hit.
Roll around the side of the area without going in the center. Every rock will come near you, and Crunch will mostly miss you.
Defeating Wa Wa
When you are facing Wa Wa, crunch will shoot things at you. He will fire blue beams that you should jump over. When he fires green things, duck. Hop from one panel to another. When you reach Crunch quickly spin. Watch out -- the panels will sink. Try to get a head start on each run. Once Crunch jumps back at the beginning, run. When you spin him the next two times, do not stop running.
Game Shark Codes
|Master Code Must Be On||EC8B0AE8 1438F9CC|
|Infinite Lives||3CF30E58 1456E788|
|Invincible Hold Select to Disable||DC988022 03094967
|Have All Powers||3CCDF2A2 1456E70C|
|Unlock Secret Levels||3CCDEEC4 1456E70C|
|Low Time For All Trials||1CCD5FE4 1456E781|
|All Levels Unlocked & Completed||4CCDEEB4 1456E70C
|All Secret Items||3CCDF1C4 1456E7CF
|All Items For All Levels||7CCDEEC8 144DE7A8