Spyro the Dragon (PS1)

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Developer  Insomniac Games  Publisher   Universal Interactive  Platform   Sony Playstation, Playstation Network
This was the first Spyro game, and developer Insomniac’s second game. Produced by Michael John and Mark Cerny and designed by Charles Zembillas the game was released in 1998 in Europe and North America for the Sony Playstation 1 and was met with much praise achieving high scores by reviewers and pushed the early hardware to the max.The game is in the style of a traditional 3D platformer of the late 90’s and very similar to games like Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot. Like those the game is completely single player and is laid out as many hub levels which transport you to the different levels in that realm getting  harder as you progress right up until the final battle with Gnasty Gnorc.

Cheats:

Crash Demo Secret! – To play a demo of Crash Bandicoot: Warped Hold down L1 and Triangle. You have to restart to get back to Spyro.

99 Lives – To max out your lives to the cap of 99 go to the inventory screen and press the Square button six times, Circle, Up, Circle, Left, Circle, Right, Circle.

World Select – To get the balloonist to take you to any of the realms at whether or not you meet the requirements go to your inventory and press: Square, Square, Circle, Square, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, Up, Right, Down.

Credits – To watch the credits at any time  go into your inventory and press: Left, Right, Up, Down, Circle, Circle, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2.

Alternate ENDING:

At the end of the game there is a cut scene where Spyro mentions he still has  treasure to find. If you collect everything in the game so in your inventory screen it says 100% complete (this includes all treasure, trapped dragons, stolen dragon eggs and perfectly completing all the flight levels)  and then you defeat Gnasty Gnorc another time you will be shown an alternate ending cut scene and then you will have access to a secret portal in Gnasty’s World (the final realm) which will take you to Gnasty’s Loot.

In this level you have unlimited flight (like the flight time challenges) and there is treasure everywhere and lots of it. As you collect more treasure the further you can progress through the level as you will be able to fly higher the more treasure you have. There is somuch treasure in this level it brings your total completion (check your inventory) up to 120%. It was cool for Insomniac to put this in to reward players who put the time in and appreciate all of their game.

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3 responses to “Spyro the Dragon (PS1)

  1. Michael Metcalf

    Best game ever made in the history of technology. I have beaten this game so many times that i could probably beat it with my eyes closed, but i still play it all the time on my ps1.

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  3. you just have to believe and get gnasty nork its not like the new games yet i somewhat test myself through the game im really returned to being that perple dragon and im now soon to retire my heart and sol because there’s no replacements of the playstation games so check my penterest pens to know im missing the cord and controler set up and ive checked the original spyro the dragon for playstion and tree tops was the most scary place viewing youtube so if you can train me to do a shorter reply thats fine i did not need or want to super charge and something strange happened and my story makeing is pretty good so its Questbelcher@icloud.com
    (hereing peace keepers theme song)

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