The fifth Spyro the Dragon
game, released on the PlayStation 2
, Nintendo GameCube
It's that time of year again when all the baby dragons in the land get their guardian dragonflies, who will guide and protect them through life (just like Sparx does). But Ripto decides to interrupt the festivities, and he scatters the easily-frightened baby dragonflies all around the world. Once again, Spyro gets roped into helping track the baby dragonflies down, and defeating Ripto.
This game contains examples of:
- Back from the Dead: Ripto and his minions, for some unexplained reason.
- Chickification: Compare Bianca from Year of the Dragon to how she is in Enter the Dragonfly. Even her voice was affected. It's a lot more high pitched than before and has a different generic sound to it in contrast to her original Little Miss Snarker one; this is despite the fact she has the same voice actress as before.
- Christmas Rushed: The game 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. Then it got rushed out the door for a Christmas release.
- Demoted to Extra: Moneybags appears in just one level, doing his usual gem-coercing schtick. Despite this, he's listed in the manual along with Hunter and Bianca as if he's a prominent character.
- Bianca, despite appearing in the opening cinematic, shows up only one other time at the beginning of the game and is never seen again.
- Department of Redundancy Department: The loading screen for the loading screen.
- The Goomba: Ninja Riptocs.
- Lethal Lava Land: Ripto's Arena.
- Loads and Loads of Loading: One of the games most major faults. You know it's bad when the loading screens have loading screens.
- Obvious Beta: Freeze during load screens, some Game Breaking Bugs and more, the PS2 version is particularly bad.
- Palm Tree Panic: Luau Island.
- Prehistoria: Jurassic Jungle.
- Remember the New Guy: The talking dragon statue that gives Spyro new types of elemental breath.
- Slippy Slidey Ice World: Monkey Monastery.
- Suddenly Voiced: Crush and Gulp.
- Unexplained Recovery: Ripto, Crush and Gulp are all alive... somehow.
- The Unfought: Surprisingly, Crush and Gulp. They appear in two cutscenes with Ripto but never make any appearances during actual gameplay and are nowhere to be seen during the battles against Ripto.
- Villain Decay: Ripto is nowhere near as competent or threatening in this game as he was in Spyro 2. It takes half the game for him to figure out that his spell didn't go as planned!