History VideoGame / SpyroYearOftheDragon

13th Sep '17 5:40:44 PM EBsessed
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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]].

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** Shella's Sheila'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 Sheila's a big fan of a [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot certain bandicoot]].
7th Sep '17 11:11:37 AM EBsessed
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* KillEnemiesToOpen: On each level you need to defeat a certain number of enemies before special pedestals with powerups become active.
7th Sep '17 11:09:04 AM EBsessed
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* HornyVikings: The rhynocs of Cloud Spires wear horned helmets and have a decidedly opera and Norse Mythology themes.

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* HornyVikings: The rhynocs of Cloud Spires wear horned helmets and have a decidedly opera and Norse Mythology themes.
7th Sep '17 11:08:20 AM EBsessed
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* HornyVikings: The rhynocs of Cloud Spires where horned helmets and have a decidedly opera and Norse Mythology themes.

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* HornyVikings: The rhynocs of Cloud Spires where wear horned helmets and have a decidedly opera and Norse Mythology themes.
15th Aug '17 5:58:23 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* ArtisticLicenseOrnithology: In Harbor Speedway, the flock of birds Spyro races against are referred to as blue-footed boobies...except they look more like seagulls than anything else. In fact, they have ''yellow'' feet!

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* ArtisticLicenseOrnithology: In Harbor Speedway, the flock of birds Spyro races against are referred to as blue-footed boobies... except they look more like seagulls than anything else. In fact, they have ''yellow'' feet!



** The enemies from Metropolis in the previous game return as Hunter's mortal enemies in this game's speedways, especially the [[FlyingSaucer sheep saucers]].

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** The enemies farmyard animals from Metropolis in the previous game return as Hunter's mortal enemies in this game's speedways, especially the [[FlyingSaucer sheep saucers]].



** Playing a cracked copy of ''Spyro: Year of the Dragon''? Zoe the Fairy appears at the latter part of Sunrise Spring telling you that [[https://www.youtube.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.]]

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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 [[https://www.youtube.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 [[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 [[spoiler:erasing your save file]], the game [[spoiler: resets [[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 com/watch?v=ZT9O62ZNQSU You can even see it here.]]



* {{Expy}}: The Rhynocs wearing tiny bucklers are this to the cowering gnorcs of the [[VideoGame.SpyroTheDragon1998 Artisans Home]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Rhynocs wearing tiny bucklers are this to the cowering gnorcs of the [[VideoGame.SpyroTheDragon1998 [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 Artisans Home]].



** Spooky Swamp = rural Japan; inhabited by anthropomorphic fireflies who speak in all haiku.

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** Spooky Swamp = rural Japan; Japan (with some [[TheBigEasy Louisiana]]); inhabited by anthropomorphic fireflies who speak in all haiku.haiku, with [[RaginCajun Cajun accents]].



** [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Ruins]] = the ancient runes of the Middle East, loosely; inhabited by archaeologist rats.

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** [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Ruins]] = the ancient runes ruins of the Middle East, loosely; inhabited by archaeologist rats.



* HateSink: Nobody likes Moneybags, hero or villain, and because of that, he 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, and according to the epilogue you get from collecting all the skill points, '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext he gets mugged by cowboy dinosaur bandits]]''', just to add the cherry on top.

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* HateSink: Nobody likes Moneybags, hero or villain, and because of that, he gets his ass kicked by every unlockable rebel character, each upon release. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even Spyro beats the money out of him in a post-game "mission".]] Oh, and according to the epilogue you get from collecting all the skill points, '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext he gets mugged by cowboy dinosaur bandits]]''', just to add the cherry on top.



* IneptMage: Crystal Islands got its name after thieves who stole magic from The Sorceress fled their and ended up encasing much of it in crystal by accident.

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* IneptMage: Crystal Islands got its name after thieves who stole magic from The Sorceress fled their there and ended up encasing much of it in crystal by accident.



* LethalLavaLand: Molten Crater and Fireworks Factory: ([[IncompetenceInc it's a wonder the latter still stands]]).

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* LethalLavaLand: Molten Crater and Fireworks Factory: Factory ([[IncompetenceInc it's a wonder the latter still stands]]).



-->'''Sorceress:''' Here's a spellbook. Whip up a monster, and eliminate him.
-->'''Bianca:''' ''*hesitantly*'' Uhh... kill him?
-->'''Sorceress:''' I don't care ''what'' you do, you useless brat! As long as you get rid of him!

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-->'''Sorceress:''' Here's a spellbook. Whip up a monster, and eliminate him.
-->'''Bianca:'''
him.\\
'''Bianca:'''
''*hesitantly*'' Uhh... kill him?
-->'''Sorceress:'''
him?\\
'''Sorceress:'''
I don't care ''what'' you do, you useless brat! As long as you get rid of him!



* PapaWolf: Though he isn't actually the dad Spyro acts in this way when Moneybags reveals [[spoiler:he found an egg and has no intentions of giving it to you. After putting up with him the whole game, you literally beat the gems out of him.]]

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* PapaWolf: Though he isn't actually the dad dad, Spyro acts in this way when Moneybags reveals [[spoiler:he found an egg and has no intentions of giving it to you. After putting up with him the whole game, you literally beat the gems out of him.]]



* RacingMinigame: Vs giant butterflies on the first available speedway. And this time you have to win. The difficult ups to propeller planes in the second. Then giant bees, which are strangely harder than the planes, then blue-footed boobies whom you'll probably need the help of super charge to beat. Also, the skateboarding rhynocs of Lost Fleet.

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* RacingMinigame: Vs giant butterflies on the first available speedway. And this time you have to win. The difficult difficulty ups to propeller planes in the second. Then giant bees, which are strangely harder than the planes, then blue-footed boobies whom you'll probably need the help of super charge to beat. Also, the skateboarding rhynocs of Lost Fleet.



** The baby dragon inside the whale from Evening Lake is appropiately named "[[Literature/TheBible Jonah]]".

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** The baby dragon inside the whale from Evening Lake is appropiately appropriately named "[[Literature/TheBible Jonah]]".



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bianca is merely doing her master's bidding and stealing the dragon eggs in order to bring magic back to the Forgotten Worlds. She explicitly doesn't want Spyro or Hunter to get harmed from intervening and even has every intent of caring for the newborns. [[spoiler:She finally breaks when she realises the Sorceress is a not so well intentioned despot whose methods will involve killing all the dragons so she can make a spell with their wings, and promptly makes a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bianca is merely doing her master's bidding and stealing the dragon eggs in order to bring magic back to the Forgotten Worlds. She explicitly doesn't want Spyro or Hunter to get harmed from intervening and even has every intent of caring for the newborns. [[spoiler:She finally breaks when she realises the Sorceress is a not so well intentioned not-so-well-intentioned despot whose methods will involve killing all the dragons so she can make a spell with their wings, and promptly makes a HeelFaceTurn.]]
21st Jul '17 1:12:08 PM schoi30
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** Bentley's Outpost = the Himalayas; inhabited by yetis.

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** Bentley's Outpost = the Himalayas; Himalayas (with some Pacific Northwest); inhabited by yetis.
8th Jul '17 10:55:04 PM ecuvulle6267
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* {{Oktoberfest}}: The goats and [[{{Mooks}} Rhynocs]] of the level Sheila's Alp are obviously based on this. Despite that, [[PlayerCharacter Sheila]] herself is an out of place [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia Aussie-accented kangaroo]].
13th Jun '17 11:32:28 PM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicenseOrnithology: In Harbor Speedway, the flock of birds Spyro races against are referred to as blue-footed boobies...except they look more like seagulls than anything else. In fact, they have ''yellow'' feet!
13th Jun '17 11:08:34 PM schoi30
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** Averted with the Polar Bears and Pandas of Icy Peak and Bamboo Terrace respectively, who are friendly.

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** Averted with the * BearyFriendly: The Polar Bears and Pandas of Icy Peak and Bamboo Terrace respectively, who respectively are friendly.


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* PandaingToTheAudience: Bamboo Terrace is, unsurprisingly, inhabited by pandas.
13th Jun '17 10:51:52 PM schoi30
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* TyrannosaurusRex: Cowboy ones in Dino Mines. Will either shoot you with deadly aim or throw dynamite sticks at you.
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