Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a collection of three three-dimensional platform games (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon) originally released on first PlayStation during years 1998-2000. The protagonist of these games is a charming, purple dragon named Spyro. The original games were developed by Insomniac Games, the creators of Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive. The remake collection was developed by Toys For Bob.
The games available in Spyro Reignited Trilogy take place in a funny fantasy world (actually, in two worlds – Artisan and Avalar) and they tell the tale of adventures of Spyro – a small, purple dragon with a brave heart. He saves his friends from various troubles and he faces dangerous witches and wizards.
The games available in Spyro Reignited Trilogy are classic three-dimensional platform games. They are remakes of games that shaped the genre during the nineties. The gameplay focuses on beating levels by jumping, fighting enemies (the protagonist can breathe fire) and solving simple riddles. During the adventure, the players can also gather collectibles and complete tasks for non-playable characters. This is awarded with unlocking special rewards like additional level or true ending.
Each entry in the series expands the gameplay with new features. In Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage the dragon gains the ability to swim and climb. Spyro: Year of the Dragon features other playable characters with unique skills – Shiela the kangaroo, Bentley the yeti, Agent 9 the monkey and Byrd the penguin.
It is worth mentioning that the developers from Toys For Bob designed the controls from scratch. Thanks to that, the games support two analog sticks that weren’t the standard during the late nineties.
The games available in Spyro Reignited Trilogy feature only a single player mode.
The graphics of Spyro Reignited Trilogy are the greatest change in comparison to the original versions of the games. The visuals were designed from scratch – the developers faithfully recreated original levels on a completely new graphics engine, with new models, textures etc. The game looks very impressively.