Flashback Tapes in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time allow you to access one of the Flashback Levels at the end of a level. Finding a Flashback Tape will also unlock the ‘A/V Club Founder’ trophy/achievement. In this Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time guide, we’ve shared the locations of all the Flashback Tapes collectible in the game.
Crash Bandicoot 4 Flashback Tapes Locations
Before you start hunting for these Flashback Tapes, remember that they can also be found in the game’s main levels – don’t go on wasting your time looking for them in the Timeline and N. Verted levels.
Another important thing to keep in mind is not to die before picking up a Flashback Tape. In case you die before collecting a Flashback Tape, you won’t be able to do so. You’ll need to reset the level to get it. You can, however, die after collecting a Flashback Tape. Reaching the end of a level with a Flashback Tape in your inventory will unlock one of the Flashback Levels to explore.
The first Flashback Tape can be found at the very beginning of the Crash Compactor level. It’s very hard to miss this one.
After you slide under a burning tree near the 6th checkpoint, you’ll find the collectible near an Aku Aku Crate.
Snow Way Out
After you go past the 4th checkpoint, you’ll come to an area with icy platforms suspended in water. This is where you’ll find the Flashback Tape on a stone platform – pretty simple to find.
Hit the Road
It’s near the entrance of the Bonus Level, immediately after the metal grate.
Immediately after the 1st checkpoint, you’ll come to a cave. The tape is on the opposite end of a cannon in the cave area.
This one is also near the entrance of the Bonus Level, immediately after the initial Jetboard sequence – pretty easy to find.
Give it a Spin
Immediately after the 1st checkpoint, it should be on the wooden platform just before the first lilypad section.
About midway through the level, you’ll find it on an incline near 3 stone lions.
It’s in the area where the dragon starts spewing fire for the very first time.
You’ll find it immediately after the 2nd checkpoint – it should be on the right side, near a dumpster and a few Nitro boxes.
Run it Bayou
Near the very end of the level, stay on the top of the boat and you’ll see it atop a couple of TNT boxes.
Near the very end of the level, grab the Kupuna-Wa mask and find it on the other side of the water.
While you’re riding the bear, you’ll need to make a large jump – after a checkpoint – and find it on the right side.
Blast to the Past
You’ll find it during the side-scrolling section with lava spewing through the volcano.
You’ll find it near the very end of the level – immediately after the final water wheel.
Our guide to finding all the Flashback Tapes is still a work-in-progress. We’ll continue to update it in the coming days. Be sure to check back for an updated version.
These are all the Flashback Tapes that can be found in Crash Bandicoot 4. For more helpful tips and tricks, check out our detailed Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time wiki guides.