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Spyro the Dragon (PlayStation)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
85
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3.9
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Description

The evil Gnasty Gnorc has turned all the dragons in the Dragon Lands into crystal. He has also stolen the dragons' gems by locking them up in chests or turning them into soldiers for his army. But he forgot about one little dragon: Spyro. Now Spyro has to travel through the dragon kingdom and free all the dragons from their crystal prison, recover the dragons' gems and defeat Gnasty Gnorc.

Spyro the Dragon is a 3D platform game similar to Super Mario 64. The game consists of six worlds: Artisans, Peace Keepers, Magic Crafters, Beast Makers, Dream Weavers and finally Gnasty's World. Each world consists of a home or hub area, three regular levels, one flight level and one boss level.

The goal of the game is to beat Gnasty Gnorc by working your way through all six worlds. Along the way you have to find all 80 dragons, collect all 12 dragon eggs and collect as many gems as you can. Gems are found scattered throughout the levels, in treasure chests. Also, each defeated bad guy yields a gem and end bosses hold several gems.

The inventory screen shows progress for each level, how many gems found and how many dragons, it also shows many there are in each level. The real challenge lies in completing every level 100%. To do this you really have to explore every nook and cranny, the last gems are usually located on hard to reach places.

Screenshots

Spyro the Dragon PlayStation Ending a level: your treasure bonus
Spyro the Dragon PlayStation Aha, this one can't be opened neither by burning it nor by ramming it... I guess I'll need a key
Spyro the Dragon PlayStation A beautiful level called "Dark Hollows" or something like this. Anyway, nice Chinese lamps ;)
Spyro the Dragon PlayStation Amazing interactivity: you can light this pile of woods with your flame, although it brings you nothing... just gives you more light :)

Alternate Titles

  • "スパイロ・ザ・ドラゴン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It's a gnasty world out there *Katakis* (37744) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
A surprisingly addictive platform game in the style of Super Mario 64, but with more levels. Rensch (203) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
good 3D platform game, better than crash bandicoot Xa4 (274) unrated

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Sep, 1998 95 out of 100 95
IGN Sep 09, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 30, 1998 18 out of 20 90
Meristation Dec 18, 1998 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Feb 03, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1998 B+ 83
GameSpot Sep 09, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
Power Unlimited Sep, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamezilla 1998 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Although uncredited, Carlos Alazraqui (of Reno 911! fame) provided voice talent for Spyro.

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Grant McLellan (545) added Spyro the Dragon (PlayStation) on Apr 01, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (19596) and Jeff Hazen (92)