As well as releasing new intellectual properties, many video game developers have taken to remastering older games with modern graphics, reimagined soundtracks and refined gameplay engines. After the phenomenal success of Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, the time has come for Spyro the Dragon to throw his purple dragon shaped hat into the ring. The remaster, which has been titled Spyro Reignited Trilogy, is a collection of the dragons’ first three games, and brings them to life in a way that many developers would dream of being able to emulate.
In case you are a newcomer to the series, the Spyro franchise is mainly comprised of 3D platformers, where the goal is to help the citizens of the many areas of the Dragon Worlds by liberating captured dragons, deposing evil overlords and recovering stolen dragon eggs. Spyro’s basic move set is atypical of the platformer genre, with the industry standard jumping and gliding abilities accompanied by flame breath and horn charge attacks. Your in-game health meter is shown by the colour of Sparx the Dragonfly, who accompanies you as long as you haven’t been constantly hit by enemy attacks.
Should you need a reminder of what games have been upgraded for their inclusion in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, here is a quick reminder of each of the titles and their essential information.