Nightmare Fuel / Crash Bandicoot

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/uka_uka_game_over_0.jpg

You think that because these videogames have an excellent palette of colors doesn't mean it has something potentially creepy? Then you think wrong.

Games with their own pages:

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex

  • Fahrenheit Frenzy, level 15. It first starts in volcanic cave with screen swirling from heat with this music playing in the background. It then continues to a canyon with open lava which looks like literal hell, where flying too low will kill Crash with the parts of his helicopter jumping around, which can scare some people. The contrasting green lasers and sprays don't make things better. The second part, mostly factory, is no better either thanks to hellish red tint. And, of course, there are those X-ray segments.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

  • The Ski-boarding levels, despite the cheery theme and Crash is just skiing on an ocean, are actually chase levels against a Threatening Shark, and once it's in range to attack you, the music suddenly changes to a modified version of the infamous and terrifying Jaws' Shark Attack theme.

Crash Twinsanity

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NightmareFuel/CrashBandicoot