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Spyro the Dragon

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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.


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 Die, cheap Gandalf's clone!
Spyro the Dragon PlayStation Spyro looks at the tower
Spyro the Dragon PlayStation Looking at the beautiful violet mountains on the other side of the river

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 PlayStation *Katakis* (37850)
A surprisingly addictive platform game in the style of Super Mario 64, but with more levels. PlayStation Rensch (203)
good 3D platform game, better than crash bandicoot PlayStation Xa4 (272)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1998 95 out of 100 95
IGN PlayStation Sep 09, 1998 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers PlayStation Feb 03, 2013 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation Dec 30, 1998 18 out of 20 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution PlayStation Sep 01, 1998 B+ 83
Power Unlimited PlayStation Sep, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Console Obsession PlayStation 3 Jul 20, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GamezGeneration PlayStation 3 Feb 06, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75


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

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