History VideoGame / SpyroYearOfTheDragon

17th Jul '16 3:54:22 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Zoe didn't expect there to be a "giant sting ray" in Starfish Reef(given it doesn't have a stinger, it was probably a manta ray).

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Zoe didn't expect there to be a "giant sting ray" in Starfish Reef(given it doesn't have a stinger, it was probably a manta ray).
11th Jul '16 10:55:32 AM Chaosenvoy
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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." In Enchanted Ridge, Jack gives you another dragon egg thinking it belonged to a golden goose, only to proclaim "That's the ugliest goose I've ever seen!" Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen. Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.

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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." In Enchanted Charmed Ridge, Jack gives you another dragon egg thinking it belonged to a golden goose, only to proclaim "That's the ugliest goose I've ever seen!" Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen. Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.
11th Jul '16 10:46:46 AM Chaosenvoy
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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen. Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.

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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." In Enchanted Ridge, Jack gives you another dragon egg thinking it belonged to a golden goose, only to proclaim "That's the ugliest goose I've ever seen!" Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen. Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.
9th Jul '16 9:40:07 PM Megachamp
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Original Playstation versions (not counting the PAL version, which plays Spikes Arena) plays '''Sunrise Spring's theme''' when you're fighting [[BigBad The Sorceress]]. That's right, while the other bosses have imposing themes, the BigBad gets the music used for the first world.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Original Playstation Playstation/Non-Greatest Hits versions of the game (not counting the PAL version, which plays Spikes Arena) plays '''Sunrise Spring's theme''' when you're fighting [[BigBad The Sorceress]]. That's right, while the other bosses have imposing themes, the BigBad gets the music used for the first world.
9th Jul '16 9:37:11 PM Megachamp
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The original Playstation version plays '''Sunrise Spring's theme''' when you're fighting [[BigBad The Sorceress]]. That's right, while the other bosses have imposing themes, the BigBad gets the music used for the first world.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The original Original Playstation version versions (not counting the PAL version, which plays Spikes Arena) plays '''Sunrise Spring's theme''' when you're fighting [[BigBad The Sorceress]]. That's right, while the other bosses have imposing themes, the BigBad gets the music used for the first world.
9th Jul '16 9:34:01 PM Megachamp
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The original Playstation version plays '''Sunrise Spring's theme''' when you're fighting [[BigBad The Sorceress]]. That's right, while the other bosses have imposing themes, the BigBad gets the music used for the first world.
16th Jun '16 1:59:32 PM Beed28
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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen.
** Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.

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* BrickJoke: In Sunny Villa, the first level in the game, the mayor gives you an egg he thinks came from one of the world's giant chickens. Once it hatches, though, he apologizes for giving Spyro "the ugliest chicken I've ever seen." Later, in the last level of the game, Dino Mines, the sheriff begs you to take away a dinosaur egg before it hatches. Once it turns out to be a dragon, though, the sheriff says that it's the cutest dinosaur he's ever seen.
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seen. Also in Sunny Villa, many characters make comments about the giant chickens around the levels, as well as the giant rhynocs all having giant chicken legs as clubs. If you destroy every Rhynoc, one will appear near the exit portal.



* CanadaEh: The residents of Icy Peak appear to exhibit this. To top it off, when you opt out of paying Moneybags for an optional side quest, the negative reply is "Take off, hoser!" In case you were wondering, the mission involves protecting a ice skater... from Rhynoc hockey players.
** The only two residents of the area you meet are named Bob and Doug.
** Also the ice skater in the side quest. All three of the native residents speak as if they are from the Great North.

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* CanadaEh: The residents of Icy Peak appear to exhibit this. To top it off, when you opt out of paying Moneybags for an optional side quest, the negative reply is "Take off, hoser!" hoser!". In case you were wondering, the mission involves protecting a ice skater... from Rhynoc hockey players.
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players. The only two native residents of the area you meet are named Bob and Doug.
** Also the
Doug, along with said ice skater in the side quest.skater. All three of the native residents speak as if they are from the Great North.



* ClimaxBoss: Scorch, the Monster to End All Monsters and penultimate boss comes after plot revelation, has greater build up, and is moderately challenging. He can even create clones of Buzz, the first boss. The only flaw was that the previous boss (Spike) is considered by many to be ThatOneBoss.

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* ClimaxBoss: ClimaxBoss:
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Scorch, the Monster to End All Monsters and penultimate boss comes after plot revelation, has greater build up, and is moderately challenging. He can even create clones of Buzz, the first boss. The only flaw was that the previous boss (Spike) is considered by many to be ThatOneBoss.



* CopyProtection: Playing a cracked copy of ''Spyro: Year of the Dragon''? Zoe the Fairy appears at the latter part of Sunrise Spring telling you that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZinR10DC3-Q your copy is hacked and may be an illegal copy, which will lead you to experience "problems" you would not experience on a legal copy]]. And as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/EarthBound'', the game recreates the "[[spoiler: save file erasure]]" thing from said game, although in a more subtle manner: instead of just [[spoiler: taking you back to an empty "select your save file" screen]], it just [[spoiler: stops the boss battle against the Sorceress and then a travel-between-worlds Saving-LoadingScreen appears, and after it, you return back to the Sunrise Spring Home with your hot air balloon, with the only difference that your save file has been written with a new status - namely, a big fat zero over everything you can collect]]. To sum it up, instead of [[spoiler: erasing your save file]], the game [[spoiler: resets it back to the beginning]]. It counts as a ShoutOut as both cases of CopyProtection interrupt the [[FinalBoss Final Bo]][[BossBattle ss Battle]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT9O62ZNQSU&feature=related You can even see it here.]]

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* CopyProtection: CopyProtection:
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Playing a cracked copy of ''Spyro: Year of the Dragon''? Zoe the Fairy appears at the latter part of Sunrise Spring telling you that [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZinR10DC3-Q com/watch?v=nqEx_euxPfA your copy is hacked and may be an illegal copy, which will lead you to experience "problems" you would not experience on a legal copy]]. And as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/EarthBound'', the game recreates the "[[spoiler: save file erasure]]" thing from said game, although in a more subtle manner: instead of just [[spoiler: taking you back to an empty "select your save file" screen]], it just [[spoiler: stops the boss battle against the Sorceress and then a travel-between-worlds Saving-LoadingScreen appears, and after it, you return back to the Sunrise Spring Home with your hot air balloon, with the only difference that your save file has been written with a new status - namely, a big fat zero over everything you can collect]]. To sum it up, instead of [[spoiler: erasing your save file]], the game [[spoiler: resets it back to the beginning]]. It counts as a ShoutOut as both cases of CopyProtection interrupt the [[FinalBoss Final Bo]][[BossBattle ss Battle]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT9O62ZNQSU&feature=related You can even see it here.]]



** A world where Moneybags exists is guaranteed to be a terrible one.

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** %%** A world where Moneybags exists is guaranteed to be a terrible one.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When you beat up Moneybags at the end and get your gems back, it will only count the gems you actually gave Moneybags. If you manage to skip him at any point, he won't give that amount of gems you didn't pay.
** Also see CopyProtection.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: When you beat up Moneybags at the end and get your gems back, it will only count the gems you actually gave Moneybags. If you manage to skip him at any point, he won't give that amount of gems you didn't pay.
** Also see CopyProtection.
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* DynamicDifficulty: The game has this. The difficulty level changes the amount of enemies in the level or how hard the minigames are, decreasing the more times you fail or increasing the more times you succeed, and there are cheat codes that can change the difficulty at will. Playing the game with a low difficulty [[EasyModeMockery may prevent you you from obtaining 100% on certain levels]] due to certain enemies not spawning so you can collect their gems, but on the other hand, playing on the hardest difficulty renders the last two races in the game [[UnwinnableByDesign literally unwinnable]] (see FakeDifficulty).

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* DynamicDifficulty: The game has this. The difficulty level changes the amount of enemies in the level or how hard the minigames are, decreasing the more times you fail or increasing the more times you succeed, and there are cheat codes that can change the difficulty at will. Playing the game with a low difficulty [[EasyModeMockery may prevent you you from obtaining 100% on certain levels]] due to certain enemies not spawning so you can collect their gems, but on the other hand, playing on the hardest difficulty renders the last two races in the game [[UnwinnableByDesign almost literally unwinnable]] unwinnable (see FakeDifficulty).



* FakeDifficulty: Both the blue-footed boobie race in Harbour Speedway and the yeti race in Super Bonus Round are set up so that on the game's harder difficulty they're '''''literally impossible''''' to win in 1st place and you'll keep losing until DynamicDifficulty kicks in or you use a cheat code to change the difficulty to a lower one.

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* FakeDifficulty: Both the blue-footed boobie race in Harbour Speedway and the yeti race in Super Bonus Round are set up so that on the game's harder difficulty they're '''''literally impossible''''' borderline impossible to win in 1st place and you'll keep losing until DynamicDifficulty kicks in or you use a cheat code to change the difficulty to a lower one.
6th Jun '16 8:00:24 PM Megachamp
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** The trick names for the harder and hardest tricks ifor Score-based Skate Boarding are named [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Gulp (plus Big Gulp)]], [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Crush (plus Orange Crush)]], [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 Toasty]], [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 Docter Shemp]], [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 Gnasty Gnorc]] and [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Raging Ripto]].


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** Shella's (an Australian Mammal) mission in Desert Ruins is in the form 2D platformer, in which upon entering Shelia mentions how she reminiscies about the good ol' days. The Egg missions in this sublevel are titled "Krash Kangaroo I" and "Krash Kangaroo II". Looks like Shella's a big fan of a [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot certain bandicoot]].
6th Jun '16 4:59:53 PM Megachamp
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** TakeThatScrappy: ...MoneyBags gets his ass kicked by every unlockable rebel character, each upon release.[[spoiler: Even Spyro beats the money out of him in a post-game "mission".]] '''Oh!'', according the epilogue, '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext he gets mugged by Cowboy Dinosaur Bandits]]''', just to add the cherry on top.

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** TakeThatScrappy: ...MoneyBags Moneybags gets his ass kicked by every unlockable rebel character, each upon release.[[spoiler: Even Spyro beats the money out of him in a post-game "mission".]] '''Oh!'', '''Oh!''', according the epilogue, '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext he gets mugged by Cowboy Dinosaur Bandits]]''', just to add the cherry on top.
6th Jun '16 4:58:44 PM Megachamp
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* HereThereWereDragons: The Forgotten Worlds were once inhabited by Dragons, but the Sorceress banished them to the other side of the world, ignorant of the fact that dragons were the source of the worlds' magic, and thus magic is slowly dying out.

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* HereThereWereDragons: Literally: The Forgotten Worlds were once inhabited by Dragons, but the Sorceress banished them to the other side of the world, ignorant of the fact that dragons were the source of the worlds' magic, and thus magic is slowly dying out.


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* TheScrappy: Moneybags is this InUniverse, nobody likes him, hero or villain, and because of that...
**TakeThatScrappy: ...MoneyBags gets his ass kicked by every unlockable rebel character, each upon release.[[spoiler: Even Spyro beats the money out of him in a post-game "mission".]] '''Oh!'', according the epilogue, '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext he gets mugged by Cowboy Dinosaur Bandits]]''', just to add the cherry on top.
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