Spyro the Dragon

Spyro the Dragon
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  • Insomniac Games
  • Universal Interactive Studios

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Release Dates: Flag of Japan.png June 22nd, 1998
Flag of the United States.png September 10th, 1998
Flag of Europe.png June 22nd, 1998
Flag of Australia3.png November 15, 1998
Genre: Platform; Fantasy Adventure
Rating: (E) Everyone



Single Player


[edit] Background

Spyro the Dragon stars in this game for PlayStation, the very first in the long series of Spyro games.

One day Spyro, the youngest dragon in the Dragon Realms, is out chasing sheep. But little does he know, his friends, family, and all the other resident dragons are being imprisoned as statues by the evil Gnasty Gnorc. Gnasty had been banished from the realm, and during an interview, a dragon started saying things that Gnasty didn't quite agree with. For revenge he decided to attack the realm with a freezing spell, turning everything (except Spyro) into crystalline statues, then stealing treasure. Soon enough, Spyro realizes what has happened and what he must travel through six worlds, freeing his friends and finding the stolen treasure.

[edit] Gameplay

You play as Spyro himself, and in order to save the day you must discover and explore six different homeworlds. On the way you will defeat opponents, find stolen treasure, and free dragons. After finishing a level, you will return to the homeworld, where the portals to other realms are found. Once you have found enough dragons or treasure, you'll be able to open up a new realm. Each homeworld has a boss level, and a flight level.

[edit] Features

  • One player gameplay
  • Six realms to complete
  • Fast moving adventure game
  • Defeat the evil Gnasty Gnorc and his minions
  • 80 Dragons to free
  • 14000 Gems to Find
  • 12 Egg Thieves to Kill
  • Special Hidden Level, Gnasty's Loot

[edit] Homeworlds and Realms


    Stone Hill
    Dark Hollow
    Town Square
    Toasty (boss)
    Sunny Flight

Peace Keepers

    Cliff Town
    Dry Canyon
    Ice Cavern
    Night Flight
    Doctor Shemp (boss)

Magic Crafters

    Alpine Ridge
    High Caves
    Crystal Flight
    Wizard Peak
    Blowhard (boss with a rather suggestive name)

Beast Makers

    Terrace Village
    Misty Bog
    Tree Tops
    Wild Flight
    Metalhead (boss)

Dream Weavers

    Dark Passage
    Lofty Castle
    Haunted Towers
    Jacques (boss)
    Icy Flight

Gnasty's World (AKA the Gnorc Gnexus)

    Gnorc Cove
    Twilight Harbor
    Gnasty Gnorc (boss)
    Gnasty's Loot (bonus, unlocked after freeing all dragons, and collecting all dragons and eggs)

[edit] Trivia

Stewart Copeland, the ex-drummer of The Police, composed all the music in this game, up until Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly. The music in the level Wizard Peak is the theme from the Nickelodeon show The Amanda Show, which was also composedby Copeland.

5 dragons end up getting rescued twice, strangely.

Gnasty Gnorc appears again in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.

On the title screen, if you hold L1 and Triangle, you will be taken to a demo of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (and vise versa, except you then have to push Up, up, down, down, down, left, right, left, right, Square).

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