A young cute purple dragon named Spyro has set out to free his dragon buddies, after when they had fallen victim to the villainous Gnasty Gnorc, who has turned them into crystals! It's up ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Spyro the Dragon / Useni / Marco / Hexus / Eldrid (voice)
Delbin / Obasi / Unika / Enzo / Maximos / Nestor / Titan / Boris (voice)
Gnasty Gnorc / Sadiki / Claude / Cleetus / Bruno / Cyprin / Nevin / Astor (voice)
Jamie Alcroft ...
Lateef / Cosmos / Kosoko / Zane / Interviewer / Trondo / Oswin / Tomas (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Connor ...
Gildas / Darius / Boldar / Revilo / Dragons (voice)


A young cute purple dragon named Spyro has set out to free his dragon buddies, after when they had fallen victim to the villainous Gnasty Gnorc, who has turned them into crystals! It's up to Spyro to recover their treasure hoard from the invading Gnorcs, and then confront and defeat Gnasty Gnorc himself. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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It is said that Spyro was combined with the Greek word "pyro" (meaning fire) and the Latin word "spiro" (meaning to breathe). See more »


Cleetus: Spyro, it's great to see you; but I've got to go.
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No sheep were harmed during the making of this video game. A few Gnorcs but no sheep. See more »

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Great game, now considered a classic
22 May 2005 | by (someplace) – See all my reviews

It has been years since Spyro was released, and it is still played today. It has even had a few sequels that spawned from it.

The storyline is about a universe where dragons live peacefully amongst each other. Until one day when an ugly, and very evil creature named Gnasty Gnorc, steals the dragons' beautiful treasures and turns them into his henchmen, sends out pesky little thieves to steal dragon eggs throughout a few of the worlds, and traps most of the dragons in stone, the only one he misses is Spyro, a little dragon. Now, it is up to Spyro along with his guardian, a dragonfly named sparks, to save all of the dragons, recover every dragon egg, find all of the treasure, and defeat the evil Gnasty Gnorc.

There is a wide variety of creatures that add to the creativity of the game(this is one of the most creative platform games ever). The main creatures in the game are dragons from certain worlds. The 5 dragon worlds are the artisans world, peace makers world, magic crafters world, beast makers world, and the dream weavers world. The setting of each world sort of resembles parts of our world. The artisans world is like parts of Europe, the peace makers world is all desert, but strongly resembles the Australian outback, the magic crafters is a mountain filled area, it sort of resembles Switzerland, the beast makers world is like an African village, and the dream weavers world is like an area with a lot of castles.

The other creatures in this game are Gnorcs(a mix between a gnome and an orc), fairies, dragon egg thieves(they have blue hooded cloaks), and normal animals from our world(sheep, chickens, lizards, etc.) The Gnorcs take certain forms, such as many resemble human like creatures, but many resemble animals. The fairies help guide everything in the dragon worlds. In one level, they assist Spyro if he falls from a cliff, and in many levels, if Spyro is kissed by a fairy, he will get a temporary power to destroy certain metal objects with his fire.

Along the way, Spyro learns many different techniques in order to save everything in the Dragon Kingdom. Completing the game 100% is difficult, but it can be done. It just requires plenty of thought and skill that you will probably develop while playing the game.

The game play is very fun, the animation is amazing(the villains are very cool looking), the music score is also good. If there is one thing I have a complaint about, it is the voice work for Spyro. His voice is very wimpy, and his character is kind of annoying in certain parts. If he had much better voice work done with him, the game would be even better than it already is.

Spyro is a very fun game. People of any age can play it. I was 10 the first time I played it. I absolutely loved it. Now I am well into my teens and I still enjoy playing it. Play this game at all costs, it is really fun.

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