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Proto:Spyro: Year of the Dragon

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

At least six different playable demos of the game were released in the early 2000s, all featured below. Furthermore, in April 2021, two full prototypes of the game were released.

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April 25th, 2000 build
An early SCEA preview build from about five months prior to the final build, which appears to match the one used at E3 that year, as well as in a number of publications.
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Crash Bash & Spyro Demo
The earliest known demo of Spyro 3, featuring numerous differences. Seems to have been built around May 25th, 2000.
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Test Drive Demo
The Toys "R" Us "Test Drive" Demo, which was featured on many compilation demo discs. While much closer to the final game there are still some noticeable differences. Seems to have been built around July 27th, 2000.
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Demo 3
The first PAL demo, featuring the same levels as the earliest demo.
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Demo 4
The second PAL demo.
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Crash Bash Secret Demo
The demo featured in Crash Bash, only accessible with a certain cheat code. Two versions of this demo exist; the NTSC version and the PAL version, which differ only very slightly.
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September 4th, 2000 build
A late SCEA review build dated around two weeks prior to the final build.