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 Spyro the Dragon
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The original Spyro the Dragon title
Genre(s) Platform game
Action game
Developer(s) Insomniac Games (1998 - 2000)
Digital Eclipse (2001 - 2003)(GBA)
Vicarious Visions (2004)
Eurocom (2004)
Amaze Entertainment (2005 - 2007) (NDS)
Krome Studios (2006 - 2007)(Console)
Griptonite Games (2007)(GBA)
Étranges Libellules (2008)(Console)
Tantalus Media (2008)(DS)
Publisher(s) Universal Interactive (1998 - 2004)
Sony Computer Entertainment (1998 - 2000)
Konami (2001-2004) (Japanese marketing)
Vivendi Universal Games (2003 - 2004)
Sierra (2005 - 2008)
Activision (2008 - present)
Creator(s) Insomniac Games
Official website http://lair.spyrothedragon.com/splash/

Spyro is a platform and action game series starring the video game character Spyro, which was originally published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation. The first game was a huge success and after 3 games on the original PlayStation, the rights were sold to Universal Interactive Studios. Many sequels and spin-off games followed on later consoles. The series has a total of thirteen games. In 2006, the series went through a reboot with the release of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Spyro was then voiced by voice actor Elijah Wood.

The Spyro series has sold more than 20 million units worldwide.[1]

Contents

Characters

Original series characters

Spyro, the main character of the series
Sparx, Spyro's best friend

Heroes

  • Spyro the Dragon is an eager, headstrong, purple dragon and the main protagonist of the series. Unlike other dragons, who are typically slow and strong, Spyro is fast and agile. Although he has proven himself many times against larger opponents, other creatures still mock his size.
  • Sparx is a dragonfly and is Spyro's constant companion. He helps protect Spyro from damage, helps collect gems, and gives out helpful information throughout the game.
  • Agent 9 is a crazed laser-gun wielding, space monkey.
  • Bartholomew is Bentley's bear-like younger brother. Unlike Bentley, Bartholomew speaks in a very informal way. He tends to get into trouble easily.
  • Bentley is a yeti who speaks with a wide vocabulary in a kind and scholarly manner. He has a huge strength, and he fights with an ice club. He has a younger brother called Bartholomew.
  • Bianca is a young anthropomorphic rabbit originally in service to the Sorceress. She later joins Spyro and helps him defeat the Sorceress. She and Hunter develop a romantic relationship.
  • Blink is a teenage mole who is The Professor's nephew. He suffers from "Fresh-Airaphobia", a fear of not being underground.
  • The Dragon Elders serve as the government and primary meditating body of the Dragon Realms. All of them are anthropomorphic, and come in various colors.
  • Elora is a faun and one of Spyro's friends who he meets in Avalar. She kisses Spyro on the cheek after he saves Avalar. She seemed to be the most level-headed character in Avalar, and filled an ambassador role, giving Spyro clues and information about different areas or exposition. She only appears considerably in Ripto's Rage, with a small appearance in Year of the Dragon.
  • Hunter is a cheetah and Spyro's best friend next to Sparx. He often challenges Spyro to various contests. He is dim-witted and forgetful but a fast runner, trained archer, and skilled pilot of many different vehicles. Hunter is voiced by Gregg Berger.
  • Moneybags is a wealthy bear who sells Spyro various abilities, as well as unlocking bridges and passageways for a fee. He is disliked by most of the other characters in the series because of his greed for gems. His greed has often come back to haunt him, such as in Ripto's Rage where he sells bombs to Ripto, who almost immediately attacked him with them when taking over the Winter Tundra castle.
  • Sgt. James Byrd is "the world's only flying penguin", due to being raised by hummingbirds. After joining the Air Corps, he helps Spyro fight the Sorceress' minions. He later returns to help Spyro in A Hero's Tail.
  • Sheila is a small kangaroo, whose large feet are extremely powerful, allowing her to kick foes out of the way and jump to tremendous heights. She has an Australian accent and a casually enthusiastic attitude.
  • The Professor is an anthropomorphic mole with memory and eye problems. He wears glasses, which he often breaks. He builds lots of gadgets to help Spyro on his adventures.
  • Zoe is a fairy who Spyro meets in Avalar. She appears in set places throughout levels, and acts as a checkpoint. She appeared in every game of the original series, except for the first game, although ostensibly her character was distilled from the helper fairies that did appear in that title. Those nameless fairies served various ancillary roles, notably hovering over dragon-stone checkpoints, a trait which Zoe retains. She also looks remarkably similar to the fairies Spyro had to rescue in the Lofty Castle area.
  • Ember is a pink female dragon who was crazy in love with Spyro, however in "Spyro: Shadow Legacy" she dumps Spyro for a armadillo named Bandit who fell in love with her at first sight. She is voiced by Tara Strong.
  • Flame A red male dragon who idolises Spyro. He is voiced by Tara Strong.

Villans

  • Gnasty Gnorc is the main villain in Spyro the Dragon and a villain in Spyro: A Hero's Tail. He is the leader of the Gnorcs, a race of monsters said to combine the short temper of a gnome with the bad attitude of an orc. He has a green body, with metal gray armor, a metal helmet, and a mace. He is also shown to have a good understanding of magic. He is voiced by Michael Gough.
  • Ripto is a Wizard Riptoc, the villain of many of the Spyro games, originally appearing in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. He is a short but powerful sorcerer who, upon being transported to the realm of Avalar, announces that he will be taking it over. Before even meeting Spyro, Ripto is shown to have a hatred towards dragons, his confrontations with Spyro further fuel his hatred. He is also irritated whenever someone makes a comment on his size. His personality is similar to that of the Disney version of Professor Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective and Darth Vader from Star Wars Trilogy.
  • The Sorcerer is the antagonist in Spyro: Shadow Legacy. He is a darkly-cloaked wizard who can also shapeshift into a dragon-like monster.
  • The Sorceress is the main villain in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. She is a blue dinosaur-like creature with a wand containing a dragon egg. She is extremely old and powerful.
  • Grendor is a librarian and the leader of the Rhynocs and he appeared in: Spyro: Year of the Dragon and also appeared as the main villain of: Spyro: Season of Ice.
  • Red is a Blood red Dragon and was formerly a dragon elder, but he wanted more power and attempted to overthrow the leader. However, he failed and was banished. Many years passed and Red returned to the Dragon Realms with Dark Gems that he spread all around the Dragon Realms. He is also the main villain in: Spyro: A Hero's Tail. He later got a second appearance in: Spyro: Shadow Legacy.

The Legend of Spyro Trilogy characters

  • Spyro the Dragon is a purple dragon that prophecies say will direct the fate of his era. He is the primary protagonist in The Legend of Spyro. He is compassionate for others and always willing to help. He uses the following four elements: Fire, Electricity, Ice and Earth. He is voiced by Elijah Wood.
  • Cynder was originally a powerful black dragon, the size of an adult, but still the same age as Spyro, who serves as the primary antagonist in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Corrupted by Malefor, she is given a powerful size despite being the same age as Spyro. After being defeated, she returns to her normal size and becomes Spyro's companion. She continually expresses regret and guilt for her actions as a servant of the Dark Master and at the end of Dawn of the Dragon she admits that she loves Spyro. Her following elements are Poison, Fear, Wind and Shadow. She is voiced by Cree Summer (A New beginning), Mae Whitman (The Eternal Night) and Christina Ricci (Dawn of the Dragon).
  • Sparx is Spyro's foster brother, born on the same day as Spyro. Sparx serves primarily as a traveling companion and the comic relief character. He is also known for having comical elements in his personality. He is voiced by David Spade (A New Beginning), Billy West (The Eternal Night), and Wayne Brady (Dawn of the Dragon).
  • Malefor, also known as the Dark Master, is the main villain of the series. Malefor was said to be the first purple dragon ever to be born, but he later says that there were many before him. Being a purple dragon, he quickly learned to use all the breaths despite not being a dragon of those types. He developed a belief that the role of the purple dragons is to resurrect an ancient monster called the Destroyer and similar creatures called the Golems of the Deep in order to bring about the end of the world. Realizing that he was corrupted, the Ancients banished him, and his own monstrous power brought about his first downfall. The ruins of his first fortress became known as the Mountain of Malefor, or the Well of Souls, where the souls of evil beings gravitate towards. He was accidentally set free by Cynder and Spyro and set about continuing his quest, and almost succeeded, but was defeated by Spyro and Cynder and sealed away forever by the spirits of the Ancients. He is voiced by Mark Hamill.
  • The Chronicler (しカン Shikan) is an ancient gray dragon with light blue scales who is over 9,000 years old with telekinesis. He knows the past, present, and pieces of the future of every dragon ever born. Ignitus claims the Chronicler appears when the end of the world is imminent in order to provide guidance and assistance to people to prevent the end from happening. He helps Spyro reawaken his powers through a series of dreams and visions during the events of The Eternal Night. At the end of Dawn of the Dragon Ignitus inherits the role of the Chronicler. He is voiced by Martin Jarvis.
  • Cyril (シリル Shiriru) is a blue dragon and a master of ice. He is a wise but proud dragon to the point of being arrogant. He is voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Flash and Nina are the biological parents of Sparx and adoptive parents of Spyro. They find Spyro's egg, which hatches the same day Sparx was born, and raise Spyro as their adopted son. Flash was voiced by Jeff Bennett, while Nina was done by Vanessa Marshall.
  • Gaul is the Ape King, who plans to resurrect Malefor in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night in order to obtain revenge on the dragons. The Chronicler reveals to Spyro that it was Gaul that led the raid on the grotto when Spyro and Cynder's eggs were laid and was the one that captured Cynder's egg. He is destroyed by Spyro, and his minions are cursed by Malefor. He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Hunter is a cheetah warrior who lives in a valley called Avalar. He has heard of Spyro and hopes that one day they will meet. He managed to save Spyro, Sparx, and Cynder from the catacombs. He is voiced by Blair Underwood.
  • Ignitus (イグニツス Igunitsusu) is a redish-orange dragon, and a master of fire, who is the first Guardian Spyro encounters and becomes very close to him, Spyro sees him as a father-figure and is devastated because he seemingly sacrifice himself. At the end of DotD, he becomes the new age's Chronicler. He is voiced by Gary Oldman.
  • Mole-Yair is the leader of the Manweersmalls, a race of moles that takes refuge underground in Munitions Forge, to hide from the volcano, He is mainly seen as a guiding figure, instructing Spyro to save his people and his brother, Exhumor, in exchange for information on Terrador's location. He and his kin are seen again in Eternal Night, taken prisoner on the pirates' ship and forced to work as slaves since they are too weak to fight. Spyro helps liberate them during the apes' attack on the ship. A race of moles is also seen during the events of Dawn of the Dragon. He is voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Terrador (テルラドル Teruradoru) is a green battle-scarred warrior dragon, and a master of Earth. Terrador is the most militant guardian. Dedicated and focused on practical art of battle, he is straight forward and agenda-less. He is also shown to be a very honorable but kind-hearted warrior and seems to act as Ignitus' second-in-command and takes the role of the leader of the Guardians. He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Volteer (ボルテエル Boruteeru) is a yellow dragon, and a master of electricity. He is very smart, with an extended vocabulary, but he has a habit of talking too much, due to his fast tongue and is quite energetic. He is voiced by Corey Burton.

Items

  • Gems are the hoard of dragons and often used as currency. In many of the Spyro games, there were a set number of gems per level, and these were counted towards the player's overall percentage of game completion. In the older games they would be used to pay the character Moneybags who would make later parts of the level accessible. However, ever since A Hero's Tail, this was no longer the case: gems could be collected by defeating enemies, and used to purchase consumable power-up items from shops. In the Legend of Spyro series, the gems are used as powerups themselves, eliminating "Fodder" from the game. In A Hero's Tail there were two special gems: Light and Dark, the player had to destroy dark gems to proceed to new areas within the game while collecting light gems allowed use of some of the professor's inventions and opened certain doors.
  • Special collectibles appear in different forms in different games. Most of the games involve finding special items by completing quests and searching levels. They are used to reach new levels but become harder to obtain as the games progress. These special items are unique to each game and include; the orbs from "Ripto's Rage", the Dragon Eggs in "Year of the Dragon", and the Light Gems in "A Hero's Tail".
  • Orbs appeared in the first two games, Spyro the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, but having a different use in each game. In the first, an enemy whose gem you had previously collected would drop an orb when defeated, and after a certain amount of these orbs are collected, you would be awarded with an extra life. In the second game, orbs were obtained from side missions such as riding a manta ray or destroying special boxes. There were 64 in total in the entire game. They were used to access new levels and bosses. If you collected all of the orbs and all of the gems, you unlocked the permanent superflame powerup.
  • Dragon Eggs have appeared in several of the Spyro games. Depending on the game, collecting enough Dragon Eggs can unlock secrets or allow passage to consecutive worlds. Some Dragon Eggs may be found lying on the ground or hovering in the air; some could be obtained by completing specific challenges; some could be recovered from locked treasure chests; other Dragon Eggs are in the possession of thieves, who must be chased down and attacked to recover the egg. Collecting these eggs was the main objective in Year of the Dragon. Dragon Eggs appeared in the first game Spyro the Dragon and the third game Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
  • Fodder and Butterflies were used as health power-ups in the original canon. Fodder were wild, yet harmless, animals that could be killed by breathing flame on them or charging into them. When it is killed, it releases a butterfly that Sparx will eat and one piece of health is restored. In later games, some special butterflies could give you a life. These special butterflies would often appear in difficult to reach jars, which wouldn't reappear until you left the world.
  • Lives are special units of health; if the player loses Sparx and takes another hit, they will lose a life and go back to the last checkpoint they reached. In the first Spyro game, lives were earned by collecting dragon statues and orbs, while in later games you could get lives from rare blue butterflies. Since the release of Attack of the Rhynocs, the lives concept was discarded entirely. In The Legend of Spyro series, Spyro has a separate health bar.
  • Portals are special doors that appeared in the first five games. When Spyro would walk into these portals he would be transported to another world. In Spyro: Ripto's Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon they were treated like machines; needing sources of power. In Spyro: Ripto's Rage it was shown that portals could be altered to change the location that other portals would link to. It has been shown that portals can be both one and two way. Some portals would simply leave Spyro in the middle of a level, while other portals would eject him out of another portal.
  • Red Life crystals

Red Life Crystals first appeared in The Legend of Spyro Dawn of the Dragon (2008)[1] As a way to upgrade your life. The previous Spyro games did not have these crystals.

  • Green Magic Crystals

Green Magic crystals first appeared in The Legend of Spyro Dawn of the dragon (As seen above in Red Life Crystals) That where used to upgrade your Magic So you could use breaths longer.

  • Blue Magic Crystals

Blue Magic Crystals first appeared in the Legend of Spyro A new beginning. They were earned by Defeating enemies, breaking ambient objects, or smashing blue crystal formations, (A new beginning, The Eternal night, and dawn of the dragon) Which gave the player ability to upgrade their elements to make them a more formidable opponent against bosses and regular enemies.

  • Fury Gems

Fury Gems first appeared in The Legend of Spyro A new Beginning [2] as a way to build up the Fury Meter in the game, When the Fury meter was full, it flashed. When used you could Destroy enemies almost in a matter of seconds, although for bosses this might not work. These fury gems were purple and were earned by Defeating enemies and sometimes bosses.

  • Armor

Armor first appeared in The Legend of Spyro dawn of the dragon. There were 3 sets of armor for both Spyro and Cynder that were collected by locating them in Levels, or they appear after defeating Bosses/Elite Enemies. When using a set of Armour, it grants you a special ability, such as the fury breath unlocked or resistant to sting, or a nuclear (Spyro) or poisonous hit (Cynder) Armour was able to be Mixed and matched in many different ways, 9 armor pieces where for both Characters, in total there are 18 armor pieces.

Games

Title Release date Released for Information
Spyro the Dragon 1998 PlayStation, PlayStation Network Spyro The Dragon was first released in North America on September 10, 1998, for the PlayStation. It was released in Europe on October 23, 1998, In Australia on November 15, 1998 and in Japan on April 1, 1999. It is a platform game that placed the player as Spyro, a small, purple dragon set with the task of freeing his fellow dragons from crystal prisons, which are scattered around their world. Each level is accessed through 'portals' from a main world. The game concludes with a fight between Spyro and the primary antagonist, Gnasty Gnorc. Although there were other boss levels guarding each home world, many of these were optional and did not have to be beaten to progress in the game. Spyro's primary abilities were gliding, charging and fire-breathing. The game sold well, most critics giving it favorable reviews.[2] It also received acclaim for its musical score by Stewart Copeland.
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! 1999 PlayStation, PlayStation Network Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (also known Spyro: Gateway to Glimmer in Europe and Australia and Spyro X Sparx Tondemo Tours in Japan) followed on from the success of the first title, making its release on November 2, 1999 in North America. It was released three days later in Europe and Australia and in Japan on March 16, 2000. In the game, Spyro and Sparx, enter a portal to Dragon Shores in search of a vacation. However, in another land (Avalar) it is shown that a professor has altered the path of a portal, thus causing Spyro and Sparx to end up in Avalar. They learn from their new friends that a malicious wizard and main antagonist Ripto, aided by his magical scepter and two lackeys, Crush and Gulp, is taking over the once-peaceful lands. The game introduced many new characters including Hunter, a cheetah; Elora, a faun; the Professor, a mole; and Zoe, a fairy. The structure of the game is similar to the first, with levels being accessed from the three main home worlds, Summer Forest, Autumn Plains, and Winter Tundra. The game introduces some new abilities for Spyro, including hovering after a glide, swimming underwater, climbing ladders, head-bashing, and the ability to use power-ups. Unlike the original game, boss fights were now mandatory to advance to the next home world. Like its predecessor it got very good critical acclaim.[3]
Spyro: Year of the Dragon 2000 PlayStation, PlayStation Network Spyro: Year of the Dragon was released in Autumn 2000 for North America, Europe and Australia, and it was the last Spyro game to be created by Insomniac Games..[4]

In this game, the dragons are celebrating the coming of dragon eggs, an event that takes place every twelve years. A mysterious anthropomorphic rabbit girl, Bianca, along with an army of rhynocs, comes to the dragon worlds by rabbit holes and steals all the eggs. Spyro, the only dragon small enough, follows her down a rabbit hole to the other side of the world—to the Forgotten Realms. There they meet many new allies, some of which are also playable characters in their own miniature levels - Sheila the kangaroo, Sgt. Byrd the flying, missile-shooting penguin, Bentley the kindly yeti, and Agent 9 the hyperactive, laser-wielding monkey. They find that the mastermind behind the egg stealing is the Sorceress. As they go through the worlds, they find out that the Sorceress stole the eggs in order to use the baby dragons' wings to create a potion to grant her eternal life. As in the previous games, levels are accessed from a central home world, of which there are four: Sunrise Spring, Midday Gardens, Evening Lake, and Midnight Mountain. The third installment of the Spyro series also features levels in which the player controls Sparx in a bird's eye view shooting game. Insomniac Games President Ted Price stated in an interview about Resistance: Fall of Man that they stopped creating Spyro games because the player character, Spyro, was too limited for them to add new features and actions (Ted states, as an example, that "he didn't even have hands, he couldn't even hold a gun.")[5]

Spyro: Season of Ice 2001 Game Boy Advance Spyro: Season of Ice was the first Spyro game not to be developed by Insomniac Games or be on a Sony Console.
Spyro 2: Season of Flame 2002 Game Boy Advance Spyro 2: Season of Flame this Spyro game introduced new features such as Spyro being able to breathe multiple breaths.
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly 2002 PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube and was developed by Equinox Digital Entertainment and Check Six Studios. Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly had mixed responses from reviewers,[6] referring to the numerous glitches, lack of storyline, originality, and long load times.

The story kicks off right after the Sorceress was defeated in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The baby dragons are now preparing to receive their dragonflies, a rite of passage in any dragon's life (although in the earlier games, none of the dragons besides Spyro have a dragonfly). It's a huge celebration filled with joy and happiness until Ripto comes to capture the dragonflies, making the dragons helpless. He attempts to cast a spell, but he makes a mistake which causes them to be scattered across the world.

Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs 2003 Game Boy Advance Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs In Europe and Australia: it was titled: "Spyro Adventure". It allowed Spyro to breathe fire, ice, wind and electricity. This is the first game not to feature a lives system.
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy 2004 Game Boy Advance Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy This Spyro was the first to introduce mutiple game screening It was a crossover game between Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. In this game, you travel through Crash's Universe in a side-scroller, rather than the traditional top-down view. This game was also known as Spyro Fusion.
Spyro: A Hero's Tail 2004 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube Spyro: A Hero's Tail is the fifth installment in the Spyro series, is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube, and was created by Eurocom Entertainment Software. Red, a former Dragon Elder, sent Gnasty Gnorc to the Dragon Realms to plant Dark Gems—structures that flood the world with evil energy. Spyro travels across the Dragon Realms, destroy all the Dark Gems and defeat Red and his army.
Spyro: Shadow Legacy 2005 Nintendo DS Spyro: Shadow Legacy added RPG elements to the series, as well as a parallel Shadow Realm of each of the individual realms of the Dragon Kingdom, Avalar, and the Forgotten Realms.
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning 2006 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning marked the third title to be released on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube and the second on the Xbox, released in Autumn 2006 and developed by Krome Studios. Portrayed as a reboot to the series, Spyro is sent on a quest to find the captured Guardian dragons so the Dark Master does not return from his prison. An evil dragoness named Cynder uses her dark minions to harness the power of the four Guardian dragons (fire, electricity, ice, and earth) in order to open the Dark Master's prison, bringing terror throughout the lands. The cast includes Elijah Wood as Spyro, David Spade as Sparx, Gary Oldman as Ignitus, and Cree Summer as Cynder.

Although it was first advertised as a prequel to the first Spyro game, this game is in fact a reboot to the series, starting off from scratch and having nothing to do with the previous games.

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning has received average, but mostly decent reviews and ratings from critics, often in agreement as being a good start for the trilogy, but open for improvement on the future installments as well.

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night 2007 PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night was a sequel to A New Beginning, was released on October 2007 for the PlayStation 2 and Wii consoles and was once again developed by Krome Studios. In this game, the Ape King Gaul planned to free the Dark Master from the Well of Souls on the Night of Eternal Darkness, and Spyro—having faced several visions of the threat—embarked on a journey to stop him. Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman reprised their roles for the game, with Billy West taking over the role for Sparx, and Mae Whitman taking over the role for Cynder.

The Eternal Night received less acclaim than its predecessor, usually in part to its difficulty, controls and usual linear setup. Regardless, its sales warranted for continuation, but also improvement of the trilogy.

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon 2008 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is the third and final installment in The Legend of Spyro trilogy, as well as the tenth anniversary game of the series. It was released on October, 2008 for the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 for North America, and was devolped by Etranges Libellules. In the game, Spyro and Cynder awaken in the future, and set out to stop Malefor, the Dark Master, from spreading his evil across the world. Unlike previous Spyro games, this game features the ability to switch between Spyro and Cynder at any time. There is also a two player mode, with two players either playing as Spyro and Cynder simultaneously. Along with this new freedom comes "Free Flight," which allows Spyro and Cynder to fly at any time. Once again, Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman reprise their roles while Billy West is replaced as the voice of Sparx by Wayne Brady, Christina Ricci replaces Mae Whitman as the voice of Cynder, and Blair Underwood voices Hunter of Avalar. Mark Hamill does the voice for Malefor, the Dark Master.

3D Animated Film

On October 25, 2007, it was announced that the film rights for Spyro the Dragon had been purchased by The Animation Picture Company.[7] Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere will write the script which is going to be based on the recently released The Legend of Spyro trilogy of games in the Spyro the Dragon series. The film will be coming out from Los Angeles, California and will be animated in Korea by a South Korean Animation studio, Wonderworld Studios. It will also produce the movie along with Universal Animation Studios. The film will be produced by John Davis, Dan Chuba, Mark A.Z. Dippé, Brian Manis and Ash Shah. The film will be distributed and advertised by Velvet Octopus along with Universal Studios. Mark Dippe will be directing the film. This film was originally supposed to be released in theaters on Christmas 2009 for the United States, but it has been delayed and it is now due to be released on April 10, 2010. Actors have been confirmed and the MPAA will give this film a PG rating for violence. Many of the trailers are fanmade, but currently, no official trailer is found. Recently there has been found a possible leak of The Legend of Spyro 3D soundtrack on YouTube. The song shows a combination of the epic tone from the latest games releases and Electronica music. It is unknown if the song will be confirmed to be in the movie's credits.

Music

Aggregate review scores
As of January 5, 2010.
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Spyro the Dragon 85.42%[8] -
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage 86.57%[9] -
Spyro: Year of the Dragon 90.59%[10] 91[11]
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (PS2) 55.20%[12]
(GC) 48.94%[13]
(PS2) 56[14]
(GC) 48[15]
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (PS2) 64.59%[16]
(Xbox) 63.95%[17]
(GC) 63.29%[18]
(Xbox) 64[19]
(GC) 62[20]
(PS2) 60[21]
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Xbox) 71.27%[22]
(NDS) 68.22%[23]
(GC) 67.17%[24]
(PS2) 63.18%[25]
(GBA) 44.67%[26]
(Xbox) 69[27]
(NDS) 68[28]
(GC) 67[29]
(PS2) 64[30]
(GBA) 44[31]
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (GBA) 81.75%[32]
(Wii) 63.79%[33]
(PS2) 58.71%[34]
(NDS) 56.33%[35]
(GBA) 80[36]
(Wii) 60[37]
(NDS) 56[38]
(PS2) 54[39]
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Wii) 65.09%[40]
(X360) 64.14%[41]
(NDS) 60.60%[42]
(PS2) 59.00%[43]
(PS3) 58.60%[44]
(Wii) 64[45]
(X360) 62[46]
(PS3) 59[47]
(NDS) 57[48]
(PS2) -[49]

Stewart Copeland, the drummer of the band The Police, composed the soundtracks for the first four Spyro games. The score for Spyro the Dragon was given high praise for its originality, portraying oriental/fantasy-like themes for the Dragon Worlds.

Copeland made music for each world in the games as well as music devoted to each level, giving them each their own feel according to the natural surroundings, architecture and inhabitants of the place. For example, in Spyro the Dragon the Artisan's world of shepherds, sheeps, medieval towers and endless green knolls has an oriental-sounding mixture of bells and drums where as the Beast Makers' midnight swamp has a solid rhythm. It is the stage for all kinds of sounds, including strange vocals and exotic instruments in styles from all over the world.

Rebecca Kneubuhl and Gabriel Mann

Kneubuhl and Mann have composed and probably put together many of the musical pieces for each game of the The Legend of Spyro trilogy. Kneubuhl and Mann have also performed songs with lyrics which are based on the protagonist's bonds with his closest allies, such as This Broken Soul in The Eternal Night, and Guide You Home (I Would Die For You) in Dawn of the Dragon.

References

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Spyro is a platform and action adventure game series starring the video game character Spyro, which was originally released for the Sony PlayStation. The first game was a huge success, and many sequels and spin-off games followed. In 2006, the series went through a reboot with the release of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning.

Games

This list refers to games in the original timeline, before the reboot of the storyline, often called the Spyro the Dragon Series

  • Spyro the Dragon, PS1
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (US)/ Gateway to Glimmer (PAL), PS1
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon, PS1
  • Spyro: Season of Ice, Gameboy Advance
  • Spyro 2: Season of Flame, Gameboy Advance
  • Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, Gameboy Advance
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, PS2, GameCube
  • Spyro: A Heroes Tail, PS2, X-Box, GameCube
  • Spyro: Shadow Legacy, Nintendo DS

This list refers to games in the new timeline, after the reboot of the storyline, often called the Legend of Spyro Series

  • The Legend of Spyro: A New Begining, PS2, X-Box, Nintendo DS
  • The legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, PS2, X-Box, Nintendo DS, Wii
  • The legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, PS2, PS3, X-Box 360, Wii
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