Game Trivia

  • Spyro the Dragon was originally planned to be green, but since he blended in too well with the grass, he was eventually made to be purple.

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  • The staff for the original Spyro game consisted of six people. Among them was only one animator, who did all of the work in animating the title.

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  • In developing Spyro, the development team chose a lighthearted adventure game for a few reasons - two being that they were tired of DOOM-clone FPS games, and that they wanted to appeal to a younger audience. That latter was influenced by the declining average age of PlayStation players.

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  • Insomniac wanted enemies that were dynamic, unlike enemies in other games that followed a specific path and had no reaction to the player (such as Crash Bandicoot). Spyro was unique in that enemies would ready themselves and taunt Spyro when he approached and laugh whenever he took damage.

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  • The soundtrack for the level Wizard Peak was remixed and used as the theme song for "The Amanda Show" on Nickelodeon.

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  • Most Playstation games dealt with memory limitations by using fog to cover areas in the distance that couldn't be rendered properly. Spyro the Dragon eschews this technique in favor of a texture scaling system where objects and locations receive more/less detail depending on your proximity to them.

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Famous Quote

  • Spyro: Looks like I've got some things to do.

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  • Elder Dragon: Thank you for releasing me!

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  • Nervous Dragon: Be on the lookout for attack frogs. They're cold-blooded killers!

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Connection to Other Media

  • Stewart Copeland, the game's composer, was once a member of the incredibly popular band The Police.

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  • When rescuing Tomas in the Gnorc Cave level, Spyro ends with the phrase, "You gotta believeeee!" This is said in the same way as the catchphrase from Parappa the Rapper (1996).

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