I could probably beat them a lot faster if I didn't try to complete 100%, but I feel you haven't really beat it until you do everything you can. Sort of like collecting all the star coins and completing the Secret world in Mario, as difficult as that is.
My PM box is always open to anyone who wants to talk/vent.
Man, I've been listening to that game's music over Youtube lately. They sure liked using brief vocal samples ('whoo's and 'hey's and whatnot) in their tracks.
The Fireworks Factory theme was class, in particular.
I WAS YOUNG AND I WAS FOOLISH!
Actually, I was giving away my PS1 to some day care that needed it, so I donated a good portion of my old PS1 titles with it. I didn't play any of those games after I beat them, so... Luckily, I was smart enough to keep the Crash trilogy, but I miss Spyro... All I have now are Enter the Dragonfly and A Hero's Tail, which suck. ;~;
"I am become Death, spouter of pretentious quotes and catchphrases." - Beary Scary