By Lakyn Gardner
“Spyro The Dragon” is a 3D platforming game made for the PlayStation and developed by Insomniac Games. Spyro released on Sept. 9, 1998, starting a trilogy of games. Spyro was the PlayStation’s first attempt at making a mascot.
“Spyro the Dragon” is a 3D platformer following the m
ain character Spyro and his best friend Sparks the dragonfly on their journey to rescue all the Dragons in the village from a terrible incident that turned them into stone. Additionally, you have side quests to save eggs and collect gemstones which all help the main goal.
This game is an amazing platformer that did a lot of things right; however, it does have its fair share of flaws. When the game was first released they only had a control pad which was all that was available before the analog sticks were added. Without analog sticks, moving around in a 3D world was quite difficult and added quite some frustration for a young boy like myself. The story is lackluster; however, the gameplay and lovable characters make up for everything.
Considering this game was a pioneer of the 3D world, it gets a bonus for me. In conclusion, I believe this game deserves a 9 out of 10 rating, if only the controls had a bit more work for the control pad.