Trivia / Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly

  • Christmas Rushed: Universal Interactive forced the three developers to rush the game out for a Winter 2002 release.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Ted Price, president of Insomniac Games, did not mince words in saying Enter the Dragonfly was a terrible game and an embarrassing follow-up to the original Spyro games they created.
    "Spyro has become an abused stepchild. While Digital Eclipse did a great job on the GBA titles, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly on PS2 and GameCube was an absolute travesty. When it was released, I was polite about it when people asked, having not played the game. But then I played it. It seems to me at this point that consumers are going to think twice before they buy another Spyro game?. What's worse for us at Insomniac is that a lot of people assume we made Enter the Dragonfly."
  • The Other Darrin: Subverted. This is the only Spyro game to retain all of the character's voice actors from the previous game.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Enter the Dragonfly was supposed to have 120 dragonflies, feature both Gnasty Gnorc and Ripto as villains, over 25 levels with several homeworlds, high framerates and low loading-times. In short, it would have been an amazing game. Then it got rushed out the door for a Christmas release.
    • Early press releases talked about "unique environments including rainbows, tornadoes, and monsoons". A rocket and surfboard were two vehicles that were meant to appear. An "Enchanted Forest" level was also in development and even got referred to in early promotions.