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Spyro the Dragon, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Spyro the Dragon is a dragon character from the Dragon Realms and is the main protagonist of his own series, Spyro the Dragon. He has also appeared in a few Crash Bandicoot games.

History with the Crash Bandicoot series

The Spyro the Dragon series is considered the sister series to Crash Bandicoot and this relationship goes back many years. When the games first started being created, their developers (Naughty Dog and Insomniac) worked in close proximity to each other and employees often went to parties together and became close friends. This had an impact on their games.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped/Crash Team Racing/Crash Bash

A demo for the first game in the Spyro series can be played in Crash Bandicoot: Warped by inputting a special code (similarly, a demo for Warped is accessible in the first Spyro game via the same method): up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, square(this code is noticeably similar to the Konami Code). A demo for the second game in the Spyro series can be accessed in Crash Team Racing using the same method. Also, in Crash Bash, a demo of Spyro: Year of the Dragon is playable by holding L1 and R1 and pressing square then Start at the Universal Interactive Studios screen.

Crash Nitro Kart

Spyro appears as an unlockable character in the Game Boy Advance version of Crash Nitro Kart. He is unlocked after beating Velo for the first time. In contrast to his traditional depiction as a hero, Spyro in this game races for Team Trance, and uses Uka Uka as his mask.

Stats (GBA)

Speed: 10/10
Accel: 10/10
Turn: 8/10
Difficulty: Advanced

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage/Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy

Spyro appears in Ripto's Rampage which is part of a pair of games that crossover the Crash and Spyro series (the other being Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy). Crash and Spyro start a fight when they first meet each other, due to Ripto's minions having been altered to resemble Spyro and Crash in their respective worlds. However, they realized they had been tricked by their archenemies after this fight, and teamed up to put an end to Cortex and Ripto's plan.

Crash Twinsanity

Spyro makes a small cameo in a Twinsanity cutscene, where he is seen defending his gems from N. Tropy, N. Brio and N. Gin. His model and fire effects are from Spyro: A Hero's Tail, which released a couple months after Twinsanity. A trailer for Hero's Tail is also the 100% completion reward in the NTSC-U versions of the game.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Spyro acts as one of the NPCs in the Skylanders: Imaginators adventure pack level based on the Crash Bandicoot franchise; Thumpin' Wumpa Islands or he can be played as in the level.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Spyro appears as a playable character in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled as part of the Spyro N. Friends Grand Prix, using his Reignited Trilogy design. He is later purchasable in the Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins as of the Winter Festival Grand Prix update.

Stats

Speed: 7/7
Accel: 3/7
Turn: 2/7
Difficulty: Advanced
Driving Style: Speed

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Spyro has some cameo appearances within It's About Time. The first is as an inflatable pool toy at the beginning of the level Rude Awakening, which floats away into the sea if spun. The second cameo is in the level Off Beat, where he appears as a balloon float in the parade.

In Tawna's 100% ending illustration, a stack of games can be seen sitting beside her. Among this stack is a copy of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

Characteristics

Personality

Spyro is a cocky, heroic young dragon. He can be arrogant at times, but cares deeply about his friends, charging (sometimes literally) into the face of danger to fight those who threaten him, his friends or his home. He's very headstrong and fiery, being impatient and irresponsible at times. He can also be mischievous and a little bratty.

Physical Appearance

Spyro is a small, purple child dragon. He has a yellow mohawk and horns on his head, yellow wings with orange webbing, a yellow spike on the tip of his tail, a yellow plated belly. He has purple eyes with heavy eyebrow ridges and grey claws.

See also

The Spyro Wiki's page on Spyro.

Quotes

I'm positive, I saw this guy way up the mountain, dancing around in some kind of giant, crazy… robo-suit… badly. He's so off-beat it's creating all these bad vibes across the island.

Spyro, Skylanders: Imaginators

Maybe you can beat me if you stop "dragon" your feet!

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Appearances

Gallery

See: Spyro the Dragon/Gallery

Trivia

  • Spyro was voiced by Jess Harnell in Spyro: A Hero's Tail. Crash was voiced by the same voice actor starting with Crash Tag Team Racing, which came out a year later. His current voice actor, Tom Kenny, is best known for voicing SpongeBob SquarePants; Tom Kenny also voices Dr. Nitrus Brio in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.
  • Crash himself has made various cameos in Spyro games, including The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning & The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, as well as being referenced in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. A trailer for Twinsanity is also included as an unlockable in A Hero's Tail.
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