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Spyro the Dragon series
|Series' Spyro:||Spyro the Dragon (character)|
|Developer(s):|| Insomniac Games (1998-2000) |
Check Six Games (2001)
Digital Eclipse (2003-2005)
Amaze Entertainment (2005)
|Publisher(s):|| Sony Computer Entertainment (1998-2000) |
Universal Interactive Studios (1998-2003)
Konami (2002-2004) (Japan)
Vivendi Universal Games (2004-2008)
|Species:|| Dragons |
Other Various creatures
|Homeworlds:|| Dragon Realms |
|Games:|| Spyro the Dragon |
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
Spyro: Season of Ice
Spyro 2: Season of Flame
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs
Spyro: A Hero's Tail
Spyro: Shadow Legacy
The Spyro the Dragon series began in 1998 with the PlayStation game Spyro the Dragon, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Universal Interactive. Insomniac went on to develop two sequels: Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999) and Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000). These three games comprise the "Insomniac Trilogy" and are the only three games released for the PlayStation. Insomniac Games announced after the release of Year of the Dragon that they would create no more Spyro games, marking the end of what some fans consider the "golden age" of Spyro games.
After the Insomniac trilogy, the storyline diverged into two separate series. The game, Spyro: Season of Ice, was released in 2001, picking up where Year of the Dragon left off. It was the first in the series referred to as "Spyro: Advance," which contains a total of four Gameboy Advance Games and three mobile phone games. The events depicted in this sub-series are not considered to be part of the Spyro canon. In 2002, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly was released, continuing the Spyro canon and also picking up where Year of the Dragon left off. The canon series continued with the console game Spyro: A Hero's Tail (2004) and concluded in 2005 with the Nintendo DS game, Spyro: Shadow Legacy.
- Spyro the Dragon
- Sparx the Dragonfly
- Hunter the Cheetah
- Gnasty Gnorc
- Spyro the Dragon
- Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (Gateway to Glimmer)
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon
- Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
- Spyro: A Hero's Tail
- Spyro: Shadow Legacy
- Also see Spyro: Advance for games outside the canon.
- All of the games in the series are considered part of the platformer and adventure video game genres, except for Spyro: Shadow Legacy, which is considered a hybrid of the RPG and action genres.
- Ex-Police drummer and talented musician Stewart Copeland composed all of the music in the first four canon games in the Spyro series.
- The name, "Marco", has been used three times. One of the Cliff Town dragons, Marco, from Spyro the Dragon shares this name with Marco, a citizen who resides in Sunny Villa from Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Marco the Balloonist in the Artisans World from Spyro the Dragon.