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.
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.
- 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
 Homeworlds and Realms
Stone Hill Dark Hollow Town Square Toasty (boss) Sunny Flight
Cliff Town Dry Canyon Ice Cavern Night Flight Doctor Shemp (boss)
Alpine Ridge High Caves Crystal Flight Wizard Peak Blowhard (boss with a rather suggestive name)
Terrace Village Misty Bog Tree Tops Wild Flight Metalhead (boss)
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)
Stewart Copeland, the ex-drummer of The Police, composed all the music in this game, up until Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly.
5 dragons end up getting rescued twice, strangely.Gnasty Gnorc appears again in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.