How to get Blue (Sapphire) Gem in Crash Bandicoot 4.
How to get Blue (Sapphire) Gem
This part shows where to find the hidden Blue Gem Location in Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time for the Sapphire-er Acquirer trophy and achievement.
The Blue Gem is found in Map: Tranquility Falls / Level: Draggin’ On.
In order to get the Blue Gem you have to finish this entire level without destroying a single crate! Then the blue gem spawns at the very end, in front of the level exit. You can check how many crates you destroyed by pressing L2/LT. It must say 0/139 all the way to the end. You are not allowed to use Checkpoint Crates either! The lack of Checkpoint Crates is what makes this hard.
Here are a few tips to make it easier:
When using the purple mask to do the :triangle: spin, it is best to do a slide-jump first. Press :circle: > :x: > :triangle: / :b: > :a: > :y: to slide and then activate the purple spin. This will boost you up higher than just pressing :triangle: / :y: . This is in fact mandatory in some sections.
Halfway through the level be sure to step inside the Bonus Path Platform (the “?” Platform). This creates a Checkpoint without having to destroy a Checkpoint Crate.
If you destroy a crate by accident, simply let yourself die. No need to restart the level. Just dying and respawning will reset your crate count. Again, you can always check with :l2: / :lt: when in doubt. Avoid attacking enemies as they could fly into crates uncontrollably. It’s best not to attack any enemy.
When you reach the end with 0/139 crates destroyed the blue gem will spawn at the level exit. See the image below.
Make sure you step into the level exit afterward to unlock the Sapphire-er Acquirer trophy or achievement. That’s how you get the Blue Gem in Crash Bandicoot 4!