The Cortex Hoverboard, also known as Cortex's Hoverboard is a hoverboard seldom used and owned by its namesake designer, the maniacal genius Doctor Neo Cortex.
Dr. Cortex uses this hoverboard when battling the hero Crash Bandicoot, when he uses his laser gun to attack. So far, it has been destroyed in every one of its appearances within the Crash Bandicoot series.
Doctor Cortex uses his hoverboard when battling Crash in his final boss fight, where he rides it out of the Cortex Castle to confront Crash aboard his airship. The hoverboard was destroyed at the end of the fight, blasting Cortex off down to the island.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
The hoverboard can be briefly seen when Cortex is falling off his airship in the intro, where it explodes behind him.
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Cortex uses his Hoverboard when fighting Crash and Aku Aku in a constructed laboratory lair at Uka Uka's temple prison, where it appears to have two copies.
The hoverboard reappears with a brand new model, where Cortex uses it in his boss fight, where it has 3 copies. When a missile from Mecha-Bandicoot accidentally hits the hoverboard, it goes out of control and flies into a mine with Crash and Dr. Cortex, where it is last seen jammed into the ground. There is also a glitch where Crash Bandicoot can ride the hoverboard.
- In the first Crash Bandicoot game, when Cortex is defeated, his hoverboard explodes and he falls. But in the intro of the second Crash Bandicoot game, he is seen falling with it before it explodes.
- Cortex'shoverboard in an accessory in Series 1 of the Crash Bandicoot Action Figures, although it was painted blue instead of red.
- In Crash Bandicoot: Warped, if Crash touched the hoverboard when Cortex was off it, it would disappear in a small white cloud. However, if Cortex has 1 or 2 hit points left then Uka Uka will drop Cortex onto his hoverboard again.
- When Crash knocks Cortex off of the board in Crash Bandocoot Warped, the player can have Crash jump on and stand on it.