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  • Christmas Rushed: Universal Interactive forced the three developers to rush the game out for a Winter 2002 release.
  • Creator Killer: Enter the Dragonfly has the dubious honor of being the first and last game developed by Check Six Studios and Equinoxe Digital Entertainment. The next console title (and the last before the Legend Continuity Reboot) would be developed by Eurocom instead.
  • 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."
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  • Talking to Himself: Gregg Berger voices Ripto once again, and now voices his two minions Crush and Gulp, both of whom's only spoken lines are with the former.
  • The Other Darrin: Averted; this is the only Spyro game to retain all of the character's voice actors from the previous game.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Several notably mentioned in this documentary on ''Enter the Dragonfly''
      • The original pitch for the game was going to introduce an evil dragon who was stealing the essences of other dragons to become more powerful. Spyro would have to travel across the Dragon Worlds to restore those essences and defeat the evil dragon.
      • Ember, a young, pink dragon around Spyro's age, would've made her debut in this game. But the constant changes during development caused the team to not find a place for her in the game, so she was scrapped. She would later make her official debut in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.
    • The game was supposed to have 120 dragonflies, feature both Gnasty Gnorc and Ripto as villains, over 25 levels with several homeworlds, high framerate, and low loading times. 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.
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