The Cortex Island is an isle located in the coast of the Wumpa Islands that previously served as Doctor Neo Cortex's primary base of operations in the Crash Bandicoot series and the exact location of his lair known as the Cortex Castle.

The island formerly had only beaches, palm trees, native rope bridges, mountains, a temple where Uka Uka was imprisoned and ruins. But with the Neo Cortex and N. Brio's arrival that island, a castle was built on the mountain where is the Uka Uka's temple prison and a toxic waste refinery in beach. Because of these 2 head offices, contains: machineries, a factory, a generator room, towers, corridors and sewers.

Eons ago, this island was inhabited only by a big primates flock making the Uka Uka's prison for his twin brother Aku Aku. Several eons later, this island serves as Cortex and Brio's refuge to hide from various military forces in that two evil scientists are wanted. It was here on this island which Cortex started the Cortex Commandos creating various mutant animals with Evolvo-Ray, include: Crash Bandicoot and Tawna Bandicoot.

During the Cortex's control, this island was overwhelmed by pollution affecting the entire archipelago and watched by his henchmen. The destruction from Cortex's seats caused by Crash resulted in the development of vegetation when same save his girlfriend Tawna.

One year with Cortex's defeat, this island is abandoned serving as N. Brio's living in castle ruins preparing a laser weapon for destroy the Cortex Vortex spacestation and secret Warp Room.

The island was last seen when Uka Uka's temple prison is destroyed by station piece releasing the same.






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Cortex Island (PS4)
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  • The name of Cortex Island is a pun to that of a real-life island.
  • Despite being a major location in past Crash Bandicoot games, the island hasn't got a official name. Although it was once referred to as N. Trapment Island by some fans and those at Bioware who worked on the Nintendo DS version of Crash of the Titans, this name has not been confirmed as the island's true name.
  • This island is a reference to other wasted islands/worlds ruled by villains such as Crocodile Isle.