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It's a gnasty world out there Katakis | カタキス (39520) 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 (218) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
good 3D platform game, better than crash bandicoot Xa4 (311) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (52 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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When a game has it all, you might just as well know it right from the get go. The gameplay in Spyro is flawless and addicting. If you make a mistake, it's because YOU made the mistake, not some crappy camera angle or lame character control. Playing this game is almost effortless because it is just so damn engrossing.
HonestGamers (Feb 03, 2013)
I feel comfortable saying that Spyro the Dragon will remain a favorite game of mine for a long time to come. While it may not offer the improvements that its sequels did, its overall quality remains undisputed. Diverse worlds, unique level designs, tricky platforming segments and strategic combat all combine to keep this older game current. And let’s face it: this is one of a few series in which you can actually play as a proper dragon. Isn’t that awesome enough to merit a look?
Meristation (Dec 18, 1998)
¡Ya esta aquí! Es pequeño, violeta, puede volar y hacer enemigos a la brasa. Un personaje muy especial: un cachorro de dragón con ganas de darle caña al malo de turno, Gnasty Gnorc.
90 (Dec 30, 1998)
Un must absolu. Spyro est un vrai moment de détente et de plaisir. Bon, si vous êtes plutôt du genre Duke Nukem, passez votre chemin, mais pour ceux qui sont des fans de Crash Bandicoot, vous retrouverez la patte d'Universal. Un jeu magnifique à tous points de vue.
IGN (Sep 09, 1998)
Sony unleashes yet another platform hero on its system – we've got Bandicoots and Devils, and now Spyro the Dragon enters the fray. Spyro may look like a cute little thing, but this purple, four-footed, winged creature packs a mean punch.
Mega Fun (Oct, 1998)
Aus technischer Sicht gibt es kaum zu mäkeln, auch das Gameplay überzeugt. Leider wurde Spyro jedoch sichtlich für junge PlayStation-Fans zugeschnitten, und das könnte wiederum viele ältere abschrecken, obwohl dies der kleine Drache gar nicht verdient hat. Mich beschlich aber während des Tests das Gefühl, daß das Spiel nicht ganz das angestrebte Leveldesign wie angekündigt bietet, sprich Extras und Abschnitte. Ob dies nun auf einen zweiten Teil, auf Zeitdruck oder auf Tester-Inkompetenz schließen läßt, bleibt im Dunkeln. Es schlägt sich aber nicht negativ auf die Spielspaßwertung nieder, sondern zeigt nur, daß dieses Spiel noch mehr Potential gehabt hätte. Deshalb bleibt Super Mario bis auf Weiteres der König der 3D-Jump&Runs. Trotzdem hat Spyro das Zeug zum Star
Power Unlimited (Sep, 1998)
Net als Banjo Kazooie ziet Spyro the Dragon er kinderlijk uit, maar deze titel richt zich dan ook echt op de kleintjes. Voor die groep is Spyro een prachtig avontuur. Vooral door de mooie graphics en strakke gameplay onderscheidt Spyro zich in een overspoeld genre.
Game Revolution (Sep 01, 1998)
PlayStation gamers will also be happy to note that this game is gigantic. Each world has four huge levels as well as a couple bonus levels and, of course, a boss stage. Since there is so much to explore, the ending you get is dependent on how many items you collected. Sound familiar? Well, if you've played either of the Crash Bandicoot titles, this game will ring a number of bells for you. It is, after all, a product the very same team that brought you that lovable marsupial.
GameSpot (Sep 09, 1998)
Yes, it's taken some time, but there's finally a proficient, fully 3D platform game for the PlayStation. It's impossible to escape not mentioning the last attempt at this, SISA's Blasto, so let's get that out of the way right here in the beginning: Insomniac's Spyro the Dragon excels over Blasto in every way imaginable. It has better graphics, a far more useable camera setup, tighter control, it isn't incredibly difficult, and is much, much more fun.
Video Games (Oct, 1998)
Der extreme Niedlichkeits-Touch ist natürlich allgegenwärtig, und das Spiel scheint auch eher für Kleinkinder geschaffen, was jedoch nicht heißt, daß Erwachsene damit keinen Spaß haben werden. Allerdings ist es schon verblüffend, wenn über drei Stunden vergehen müssen, bis man mal sein erstes „Game Over“ erlebt. Ich habe trotzdem nie aufgehört zu spielen, solange, bis ich Gnasty besiegt hatte. Spyro ist für mich beinahe das beste 3D-Jump‘n-Run auf Sonys 32-Bit-er. Der zu geringe Schwierigkeitsgrad und die fehlende spielerische Abwechlsung lassen Gex jedoch auf seinem Thron verweilen.
Gamezilla (1998)
While I found the gameplay to be a little on the repetitive side and was not very motivated to keep going to try to find all of the gems, there is no doubt that the graphics are awesome. I recommend this game just so you can pop it in whenever your obnoxious Nintendo-owning friend comes over and starts talking his 64-bit trash. This game will shut him up quicker than you could ever imagine. I wish they spent a little more time making the sub-levels look and feel a bit different from each other, but I guess you can't have everything.
80 (Aug 18, 2003)
La gente que se siente dominada con plataformas 2D en entornos 3D debería echarle un ojo. Jugabilidad, buenos gráficos y, sobretodo, libertad para decidir uno mismo.
While it won't satisfy those who expect a healthy dose of thumb-blistering action or edge-of-your-seat excitement, it is a captivating game that's well worth your time. Plus, how can you resist such a cute dragon?
The Video Game Critic (Jul 15, 1999)
Spyro's ability to glide is great fun, as is using his fire breath as a weapon. The scenery in Spyro the Dragon has a cool medieval thing happening that I find appealing. The difficulty climbs at a gradual pace until you reach the "big tree top" stage, which is insanely hard. Aside from that however Spyro is a charming little adventure that will appeal to all ages.