Spyro: A Hero's Tail
|Spyro: A Hero's Tail|
This game has a demo and it's *completely* different.
Spyro: A Hero's Tail was the first game of the franchise to be totally developed in Europe (more specifically, the UK). Replacing a hub-world with a semi-open world map, among other changes, it's quite divisive as to where it stands in the Spyro Franchise as a whole among its fans, though at least it was better received than its predecessor... though that's not a very high bar to begin with.
| Unused Maps|
This game has quite a few areas that can't be accessed through normal means.
A text file listing the files to load in a publisher-only build of the game. Publisher builds are usually meant to show the publisher current progress on the game and to see if various milestones on the game's development have been hit.
// // // // Level list - files included on a publisher build.. // // Test_TL.edb,START,"Blinky Test 1" Test_PB.edb,START,"Blinky Test 2" model.edb,START,"Model Viewer"
The Model Viewer is actually an extra feature present in the final game, which shows most if not all of the models used in-game (excluding unused ones).
The speech files work completely different than the music, despite having the same file format. If anyone can get around and see if there is any unused one it would be cool.
Much like previous Spyro games, A Hero's Tail has unused tracks that can only be heard by ripping them from the game. These are actually leftovers from the demos of the game.
_mus_mfx_ball_gadget_1.sfxis an unused Ball Gadget music (possibly intended for the Dragonfly Falls ball gadget level):
_mus_mfx_challenge_lost.sfxis an unused Ball Gadget loss sound:
_mus_mfx_challenge_won.sfxis an unused Ball Gadget victory sound:
_mus_mfx_minigame_sgt_1.sfxis an unused music track for the Sgt. Byrd mini-games:
_mus_mfx_minigame_spy_1.sfxis also an unused track that would be used in Spyro's turret mini-games:
_mus_mfx_realm1z_safe.sfxis a completely unused track that would probably take place after defeating Gnasty Gnorc:
_mus_mfx_realm1z_victory.sfxis an unused victory sound that would play when defeating Gnasty Gnorc:
Cut Fifth Hub
Check NTSC-U version to see if there's more info about this fifth hub.
One of the game's music files is named
_mus_mfx_realm5b_roam.sfx, suggesting that a fifth world was eventually cut while in development. This track, however, corresponds to the Hunter section of Dragonfly Falls.
Enter the Dragonfly Leftovers
The Spyro model used in Enter the Dragonfly is present in this game's files, labelled as
spyro.edb. The Spyro model used in-game is