The tenth Spyro the Dragon
game, released on the Nintendo DS
in 2005 and the last in the original continuity.
This game contains examples of:
- Dual-World Gameplay: It pits the eponymous hero against enemies from the Shadow Realm. These creatures are impervious to standard attacks, which makes it easy for them to capture just about everyone; even Spyro himself is initially powerless against them. After undergoing a crash course in new combat techniques, Spyro hops back and forth constantly between the material and shadow planes; some bosses require you to switch worlds multiple times to bring them down.
- Interspecies Romance: An armadillo cowboy falls in love with a dragon.
- Man Behind the Man: The Sorceror is revealed to have been controlling Red throughout his tenure as an antagonist, even through A Hero's Tail. Red promptly does a Heel-Face Turn when he reveals this to you, going on to resume his Dragon Elder post in the epilogue.