The Crystal Dragon Health Glitch is a glitch that only occurs in the original Spyro the Dragon.
The Crystal Dragon Health Glitch is caused when Spyro is killed whilst rescuing a dragon in Spyro 1, when this happens, the game will register you dying, but will also play the cutscene of the dragon, after which will end leaving you in a mode which the game deems dead, meaning that any physical properties that Spyro had (drowning, ability to feed Sparx, dying etc.) will be unprocessed by the game.
This can be related to the Dead Mode Glitch that can be found in Spyro 2 and Spyro 3.
Pros and Cons
- No enemies will be able to damage your health with their attacks.
- You will be able to fly over water without drowning.
- You cannot pause the game via Start or Select.
- You cannot eat butterflies spawned from fodder, though invincibility makes the use of the butterflies obsolete anyhow.
- Though you can use the Return Home portal, you will not be able to enter any portals (Dark Hollow, Town Square, etc.). However, you can still talk to the Balloonist. Before you perform the glitch, pull up the inventory screen and input the following cheat: Square, Square, Circle, Left, Right, Circle, Up, Right, Down. This will allow you to travel to any homeworld.
- If you crash while gliding over water, you will get stuck and repeat the crashing motion in that area
- If you glide so far out in the water and you reach the end of the area, you will fall forever.
|Swim in the air - Skip through the game - Double Jump - Dead Mode - Proxy Run - Proxy Jump - Collision Free - Unlimited Fall - Lost Gem - Fluffy|
|Air Rolling - Dark Spyro - Unlimited Fall|
|Spyro the Dragon - Sparx the Dragonfly|
Fairies - Balloonists
Toasty - Doctor Shemp - Blowhard - Metalhead - Jacques - Egg Thieves
|Artisans - Peace Keepers - Magic Crafters - Beast Makers - Dream Weavers - Gnorc Gnexus|
|Stone Hill - Dark Hollow - Town Square - Dry Canyon - Cliff Town - Ice Cavern - Alpine Ridge|
High Caves - Wizard Peak - Terrace Village - Misty Bog - Tree Tops - Dark Passage - Lofty Castle
- Haunted Towers - Gnorc Cove - Twilight Harbour - Gnasty's Loot
|Sunny Flight - Night Flight - Crystal Flight - Wild Flight - Icy Flight|
|Toasty - Doctor Shemp - Blowhard - Metalhead - Jacques - Gnasty Gnorc|
|Dragons - Treasure - Dragon Eggs|