Gems are found throughout all levels, either in containers (which must be destroyed in a variety of ways) or simply lying about.In most games they can also be obtained by defeating enemies. Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Spyro: Season of Ice Spyro 2: Season of Flame Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs Spyro (Mobile) Spyro: Ripto Quest Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy Spyro the Dragon (Mobile) Spyro: Shadow Legacy Spyro Reignited Trilogy The Spyro the Dragon series is a cult franchise of platformer/adventure video games (except Shadow Legacy, which is RPG/action) released by Universal Interactive Studios starring the titular Spyro the Dragon, a tiny young purple dragon.
Additionally, several handheld spin-off games were released, developed by Digital Eclipse and Vicarious Visions.
The series' rights are currently held by Activision.
The gems are finite in all games and must be collected for 100% completion, except in Hero’s Tail, The Cortex Conspiracy, and Shadow Legacy, where they are infinite and must be used to purchase items from Moneybags’ shops.
The enemies inhabiting the levels will attack Spyro on sight and must be defeated, usually by flaming or charging.
If Spyro receives damage without Sparx, the player loses a life and returns to the last save point.
Hit points can be recovered by feeding Sparx butterflies, which can be obtained by defeating the harmless fodder in each level, such as sheep. In certain games, he can gain additional abilities, such as pointing towards uncollected gems or receiving an extra hit point.Charging and fire breathing are used to attack enemies and destroy obstacles and treasure containers, while gliding is used to maneuver around the levels.Unlike in a typical platformer, in Spyro gliding allows the player to traverse vast horizontal distances rather than vertical while jumping.The original Spyro the Dragon series was succeeded by The Legend of Spyro series and the Skylanders franchise, both of which use certain elements from it but are considered non-canon in the franchise.In 2018, a collection of remasters on the original Spyro trilogy was announcd called Spyro Reignited Trilogy.All Spyro games offer a different collectable, with the main objective of the games being to explore every level and collect all collectables, allowing players to unlock new levels and progress.