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Personally, I don't care. But I think he might want his gems back.

Neo Cortex, Crash Twinsanity

I'm fired up and ready to go!

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 3: Warped/Crash Team Racing/Crash Bash

A demo for the first game in the Spyro series can be played in Crash Bandicoot 3: 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. 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
  • Acceleration: 10/10
  • Turning: 8/10
  • Difficulty: Advanced

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

Spyro appears in Crash Bandicoot Purple: 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 Crash 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 the Spyro game 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.

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.

Stats

  • Speed: 7/7
  • Acceleration: 3/7
  • Turning: 2/7
  • Difficulty: Advanced

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

Promotional Material

Gameboy Bundles

Crash Bandicoot Purple/Spyro Orange

Skylanders

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Other

In-Game

Crash Bandicoot Purple

Crash Nitro Kart (GBA)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Other

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.
  • 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.

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