Review by dumbndumber9999

Reviewed: 06/23/03 | Updated: 06/23/03

Look out it's Spyro the Dragon!

Spyro the Dragon is a great game for the Sony PlayStation that should be in everybody's collection. It's has excellent game play, awesome graphics, and controls that won't spin your head off. Let's get started with the review:

Storyline/Point of game 10/10

IN THE BEGINNING, the five dragon families lived in their five dragon worlds in harmony. Their lives were happy and peaceful...until the day a Gnorc broke the rules!

Gnasty Gnorc was an unpleasant creature from the bottom of his dirty boots to the top of his unwashed head. He wasn't pretty, and his personality combined the short temper of a gnome and the bad attitude of an orc!

Gnasty resented the happy dragon families. More than anything he detested their beautiful shiny jewels, which were not only nice to look at, but showed him reflections of his only ugly mug everytime he did so. Gnasty became such a problem that he was banished to the dragon junkyard. This was a world that the dragons weren't fond of, though it suited Gnasty just fine. He renamed it Gnasty's World as soon as he got there.

Gnasty began to fool around with the magic spells. After a while, he hit on the two he wanted: A giant spell to trap all the dragons in crystal and a potion to animate those radiant gems and turn them into Gnorc soldiers.

On a nice sunny day Gnasty crystallized all the dragons and turned all the gems he could find into his willing minions. He began turning the dragon worlds into Gnorc worlds! But the one little detail he couldn't count on was Spyro the Dragon. Spyro just happened to be playing hooky-again-and missed getting crystallized by Gnasty's spell.

Now Spyro the only unfrozen dragon must travel the six worlds-including Gnasty's industrial world-releasing all the dragons and collecting their stolen treasure. In the meantime, Gnasty's minions are doing their best to stop him. Not that Spyro is without friends...the dragons he releases gives him hints, and all along the way he is accompanied by Sparx the Dragonfly, his best friend.

What seems like a fun time flaming Gnorc's soon turned into the adventure of Spyro's young life. When he meets Gnasty Gnorc for the final conflict, his destiny can truly be fulfilled! Go get 'em Spyro.

Game play 10/10

The game play on Spyro the Dragon is awesome. You simply go around levels freeing the dragons and collecting treasure and other important items. The game play is a lot of fun, and is perfect for a perfect game. It gets a ten.

Controls 10/10

The controls are very, very easy. Basic controls are the X button to jump, circle button to blow a flame, and square button to charge. To pause you press the start button and to check inventory press select. The controls get a ten due to the easier than average controls.

Graphics and visualizations 10/10

The graphics for this game are awesome. Everything is clear to tell what it is, which is good, cause if they were bad it would be harder to beat the game. Graphics and visualizations gets a ten.

Sound and sound effects 10/10

The sound is perfect on this game. Music is cool, sound effects aren't a second off. The sound is perfect- thats all there is to it.

Buy it or rent it???

Buy it if you love action/adventure games. Buy it if you love trying new game genres. Rent it if your the kind who play if safe than sorry.


Spyro the Dragon is an awesome game for the Sony PlayStation. Buy it if you like these kind of games. Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful in some way.

Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

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