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  • Approval of God:
    • Insomniac Games has thanked Toys for Bob for bringing back their original games, and stated that they're rooting for them. Toys for Bob has also said that they have consulted with Insomniac Games to stay true to the originals. After the game was released, Insomniac Games has even started running their own streams of it.
    • Stewart Copeland has also given Toys for Bob his blessing in regards to the remastered version of the soundtrack.
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  • Blooper: Normally, while playing the other characters in Year of the Dragon, their leitmotif (or a remix in the case for Enchanted Towers) plays in the background. However, in Haunted Tomb, the regular theme continues to play during Agent 9's segment.
  • Christmas Rushed:
    • Toys for Bob spent a lot of time just on the original game, which left little time for Ripto's Rage and Year of the Dragon. Giving all the dragons unique designs is but one of the cited reasons: note that while they all do have unique designs, the baby dragons in the third game are arguably even more copy/paste than in the PS1 game, having fewer designs and animations.
    • There are several implications that the remake of Year of the Dragon was rushed out before the game itself was fully polished: there's multiple glitches and bugs that aren't present in the other two games, and some of the animations are noticeably stiffer (with several facial animations outright failing to animate correctly) than in the other games. It later turned out that the third game was outsourced to Sanzaru Games rather than being done in-house like the first two, explaining some of the oddities present (including slightly different takes on surfaces such as cliffs and tiles compared to Toys for Bob's work in 1 and 2).
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  • Creator Backlash: While Oliver Wade (character designer for the original games) didn't hate all of the redesigns and thought the remakes were still aesthetically loyal, he did express a dislike for some of the more drastic ones, especially Sheila's who he considered "awful".
  • Directed by Cast Member: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Luis Daniel Ramírez is both Spyro's voice actor and also the dub's ADR director.
  • Doing It for the Art:
    • The redesigning of the dragons. In the original game, the dragons were little more than palette swaps of each other, with only a few variations on body type. Toys for Bob originally intended on doing a more advanced version of this, but what they ended up doing was creating original designs for every single dragon, each with their own unique clothing, appearance and accessories that give them way more character. Keep in mind, most of these dragons only appear for a mere few seconds each. Andy Salvo, the cinematics lead, even stated that if he was given the chance to make a new Spyro game, he would have more dragons designed as an excuse to animate them and expand the lore of the dragon realms. Then there's the Art of Spyro artbook, which has an entire section dedicated to the dragons (50 pages).
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    • The reworking of the cutscenes, as noted in this interview with Andy Salvo. One cutscene cited in particular being the intro for the first game, with Gnasty's parts reworked entirely to provide more context for his personality, and show how he is able to watch the dragons' vox pop interviews. This included having to design a CRT TV set in the style of the 1990s, with all its footage painstakingly displayed in full-screen 4:3 aspect ratio without clashing with the rest of the visuals. All this, for a brief setup for the game's events.
  • Fake Brit: Sgt. Byrd and Bentley are voiced by Americans, Tom Kenny and Dave B. Mitchell respectively.
  • Fake Nationality: Notably averted with Sheila, as she was recast with an actual Australian actor (Chantelle Barry).
  • Fan Nickname: Fans frequently refer to the redesigned adult dragons as "dragon daddies", as a joke about how they seem very popular with a certain fandom.
  • Jossed:
    • As far as it goes considering it's a leak, when the remaster was first heard about, the rumours circulated that it would be a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive, with other platforms to follow a year later, and would be developed by Vicarious Visions. When the game was officially revealed, it was revealed to be multi-platform at launch (with the Xbox One getting same day release as the PS4), and was developed by Toys for Bob. That said, Vicarious Visions is credited among those who helped Toys for Bob out during development, so they did play a part, they just weren't the main developers.
    • Given that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy opted to get the characters' more recent voice actors instead of the originals from the PlayStation trilogy, some thought that Reignited Trilogy would do the same. While it's unknown how many were replaced overall, The Original Darrin below shows that they were able to get at least some of the voice actors from the PS1 games.
  • Meme Acknowledgement:
    • On October 12, 2018, Toys for Bob posted this on the official Spyro Twitter account...
    • The trophy for completing the infamous trolley mini-game in Breeze Harbor is called "Trouble No More". It being That One Achievement is also acknowledged by it being the only non-boss sidequest to yield a gold trophy.
  • Milestone Celebration: Played with. The trilogy was originally set to be released on September 21, 2018, coinciding with the first game's 20th anniversary. However, it was delayed to November 13th by Activision due to controversy surrounding the physical copies. That being said, it was still released in the 20th anniversary year.
  • No Dub for You: Finally averted in Latin American Spanish, as previous games of the franchise didn't had Latin American voice acting, but this is the first one featuring one. (Excluding Skylanders Academy's dub, of course)
  • The Original Darrin:
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Tom Kenny voices Spyro in the remake of the first game, replacing Carlos Alazraqui.
    • Despite Gregg Berger coming back to voice Ripto, he's been replaced as Hunter by Robbie Daymond.
    • Cassandra Lee Morris voices Elora and Handel, replacing Melissa Disney (Ripto's Rage!) and Carolyn Lawrence (Year of the Dragon).
    • Catherine Taber voices Zoe, replacing Mary Linda Phillips (Ripto's Rage) and Carolyn Lawrence (again, Year of the Dragon).
    • Melissa Hutchison voices Bianca, replacing Pamela Adlon.
    • JB Blanc voices Moneybags, replacing Milton Jones (Ripto's Rage) and Neil Ross (Year of the Dragon).
    • Chantelle Barry replaces Edita Brychta as Sheila. Notably, the former actually is Australian, averting Fake Nationality.
    • Dave B. Mitchell replaces Neil Ross as Bentley.
    • Cissy Jones replaces Flo Di Re as the Sorceress. Notably, she's the only villain not to have their original actor, as Gnasty Gnorc's (Michael J. Gough) and Ripto's (Gregg Berger) both reprise their roles.
    • None of the European Spanish actors of the original trilogy and next generation games reprised their roles. The trilogy was dubbed in London instead of Spain, which is something unusual these days. Even then when the Spyro games passed on next generation games and received Spain produced dubs, none did return, not even Jorge Saudinós (Spyro in Skylanders).
  • Role Reprise:
    • On top of Spyro, Tom Kenny also returns as The Professor, Sgt. Byrd, and Astor.
    • Richard Tatum, the original voice of Agent 9, Bartholomew the Yeti, and the Mountain Goats confirmed on Twitter that he’s reprising his roles.
    • Gregg Berger confirmed he's reprising his role as Ripto, Crush, and Gulp, though Hunter was recast with Robbie Daymond.
    • Andre Sogliuzzo announced he would reprise his role as Sparx.
    • The developers stated early on that they have tried their best to contact as many of the original voice actors as possible. Many of the original series' actors have been steadily confirming their involvement in the remakes.
  • Schedule Slip: Originally announced to be released on September 21st, 2018 only to be delayed to November 13th, 2018.
  • Sequel Gap: Well, not so much a sequel as it is a remake, but it's still worth noting that the last work to be set in the original Spyro continuity was Spyro: Shadow Legacy, which was released in 2005.
  • Trolling Creator: The infamous line "Trouble with the trolley, eh?" is even more annoying in this version.


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