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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Spyro

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Spyro

While Spyro the Dragon is synonymous with the little purple guy, he was almost Pete the Dragon. Whether it be the worry that Disney might shut that name down — after all, Pete’s Dragon is quite similar — or that sounds way cooler (it does), history shows that Insomniac Games made the right call back in 1998. Toys for Bob Activision

While  the dragon has many unique features about him, none stand out more than the strikingly deep purple skin (or scale) color he dons. While we can’t see Spyro donning any other color, Insomniac Games almost stuck with his original green color. Whether it be the worry that Disney might shut that name down — after all, Pete’s Dragon is quite similar — or that Spyro sounds way cooler (it does), history shows that Insomniac Games made the right call back in 1998. Toys for Bob Activision

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist,” is a phrase you’ve likely heard at least once in your life in regards to completing something simple. Surprisingly, for as simple as Spyro’s glide mechanic might feel, it’s far from it. In fact, it was so difficult to develop back in the 1990s that Insomniac Games actually hired a rocket scientist to ensure Spyro’s gliding was just right. Toys for Bob Activision

Before o the Dragon was released back in 1998, players were actually able to play a short demo for the game. They could only do so if they owned Crash Bandicoot Warped. By inputting up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right and then square, a third option on the Warped menu screen would appear that let you enter the Spyro demo. Toys for Bob Activision

You read that right. While Spongebob himself isn’t a part of Spyro, the voice behind the yellow sponge is because like Spongebob, is voiced by Tom Kenny in Ripto’s Rage and Year of the Dragon. As the fan favorite voice of Spyro, it’s no surprise that Kenny was brought back to voice the purple dragon in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Toys for Bob Activision

The original  title,  the Dragon, was released by Insomniac Games on September 9, 1998. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy was originally set to release on Sept. 21 of this year, which would have been roughly two weeks after his 20th birthday, but it was delayed to Nov. 13. So, when you pick up your copy of Spyro Reignited Trilogy, you’re playing as a character who’s been around almost long enough to drink a beer in America.  Toys for Bob Activision

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