Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Windows)
|Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
Not unlike a certain other triad of remasters, it's also the first time they've been multiplatform releases: initially debuting on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Switch and PC ports following about a year later. This page focuses on the PC version.
An early model for Sparx, which appears to be more in line with its classic design... except higher on the uncanny scale. This model has three animations: "Chomp_Topdown" (for when he eats a butterfly), "Idle_Topdown" (for when he is idle), and "Run_Topdown" (for when he dashes). These animations, along with the mention of "topdown", indicate that this model was once a placeholder for the one used in the Sparx-only levels found in the third game.
In the games' directory labelled "Falcon/Plugins/UserInterface/Textures" are a few graphics which didn't quite made the cut:
A render of Sparx as he appears in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, internally labelled as "UI_Sparx_001". Its intended use is unknown.
Found among the difficulty graphics is this artwork of a sheep internally labeled "UI_Difficulty_001". While the final game doesn't have a way to change the difficulty, it's likely this was intended for an "Easy" difficulty setting.
Artwork of Spyro found among the difficulty graphics, labelled as "UI_Difficulty_Hard".
Artwork of Gnasty Gnorc found among the difficulty graphics, labelled "UI_Difficulty_Nightmare".
Found in the games' "Falcon/Content/Cursors" directory is this unused cursor graphic which looks more like a standard mouse cursor, while the final one is an animated, shining prism with Sparx next to it. Both the used and unused version are labelled "DefaultPointer", with the unused one having the .cur extension and the used one the .ani extension.
There's possibly more where this came from!
Found in the game's data are various lines of dialouge that go unused, be they new lines created for this remake or simply leftovers from the original games.
|N/A||Title Screen||Spyro||Spyro...Reignited Trilogy!||Spyro saying the name of the game. It may have been intended to play on the title screen.|
|Spyro the Dragon!||Spyro saying the name of the first game enthusiastically, possibly intended to be used when selecting the game in question.|
|Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!||Spyro saying the second game's name much like the first. All but this file (and a duplicate of the "Spyro Reignited Trilogy" line) exist in VO_Name_Title.bnk.|
|Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer!||Same as the others, except for Ripto's Rage's European title counterpart.|
|Spyro: Year of the Dragon!||Same as the others, except for the third game.|
|Spyro the Dragon||Intro Cutscene||Gnasty Gnorc||Ugly? That does it!||While this line is used in the intro cutscene for Spyro the Dragon, it is baked into a video file. The fact that this line exists independently of the FMV suggests that this cutscene may have originally been done in-game.|
|Artisans Homeworld||Nestor||Thank you for releasing me, Spyro. Free 10 dragons in the Artisan World, then find Marco, the balloonist. He'll transport you to the next world.||An alternate take of Nestor's line where he mentions the balloonist by his name, Marco. In the final version, Marco is not referred to by his actual name.|
|Tomas||Hey Spyro! Press the Jump button twice to glide, and then press the Action button at the end of your glide to hover. And... uh... and don't be afraid.||In the final game hovering is limited to the second and third game, and as expected Tomas' dialogue is the same as in the original.|
|Toasty||Nevin||Be careful Spyro! This boss has many tricks up his sleeve.||An alternate take of Nevin's line where, similar to the original game, Toasty is only referred to as "this boss". In the final version, Nevin refers to Toasty by name.|
|Dr. Shemp||Trondo||This guy thinks he's sooo cool. You don't know what it's been like listening to him over and over, but I'll tell you one thing: he should watch his back.||An alternate take of Trondo's dialogue. While in the original game he does refer to Dr. Shemp simply as "this guy", the final Reignited version of this line actually mentions Dr. Shemp by name.|
|Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!||Autumn Plains||Moneybags||Sorry Spyro, but it seems you don't have enough cash to activate this speedway portal. I bet you spent all your money on those flirtatious Fauns in Fracture Hills, eh? You always were a sucker for a pretty face.||From the second game. This line was replaced with a less suggestive variant in which Moneybags claims Spyro was spending money on "fanciful frivolities".|
|Magma Cone||Chedda the Faun||Here we are on the night of the big party, and we don't have anything to celebrate with. If you could fly, maybe you could do something about it.||An unused line leftover from the second game. Can actually be heard if the player avoids killing any enemies, but since it's very unlikely anyone would do that the line remains unheard for most.|
|Metropolis||Inventor Droid||I've successfully developed a super powerup here Spyro... knock off just a few more enemies and you can be the first ever to use it!||Another unused line leftover from the second game. Unlike the other this one can't be heard as the unavoidable self-destructing enemies in this level count towards the kill total, making it impossible to reach the powerup gate without defeating any enemies.|
|Spyro: Year of the Dragon||Sunrise Spring||Zoe||I'm sorry Spyro, but you seem to be playing a hacked version of this game. This may be an illegal copy. Since this copy has been modified, you may experience problems that would not occur on a legal copy.||The third game's infamous "illegal copy" spiel was re-recorded, despite there being no way of activating it. Even modding the game doesn't make this clip play.|
|Sheila||Thanks for freeing me. Why don't you come visit me in my home world?||An unused line leftover from the third game.|
|Sunny Villa||Hunter||This is the most fun I've had since we chased King Flippy on the manta ray!||Another leftover line from Year of the Dragon, in reference to King Flippy from Aquaria Towers.|
|Buzz's Dungeon||Sheila||If you can charge toad boy into the lava I think I can finish him off.||An unused line leftover from the third game.|
|Midday Gardens||Zoe||Excellent work, Sparx, I see that you've gained another new ability. Spyro, if you hold down the treasure button combination Sparx will point to any treasure still hanging around.||A leftover from the third game which goes unused since all of Sparx's abilities are unlocked from the start.|
|Sgt. Byrd||Thanks for freeing me. Why don't you come visit me in my home world?||More unused lines leftover from the third game.|
|Enchanted Towers||Jasper||And now, for my latest experiment... 'Blast Sculpting!' I shall attempt to carve an image of you with a single explosive detonation.|
|Spike's Arena||Sgt. Byrd||If you charge into the lava boulders after I drop them they'll explode against anything they hit.|
|Evening Lake||Bentley||Thanks for freeing me. Why don't you come visit me in my home world?|
|The Professor||Oh dear... Oh dear, I've been trying to build a rocket to take you to Midnight Mountain, but I appear to have misplaced my plans! Now I can't even remember where I was working...|
|Don't worry about me, I'm just gathering my thoughts- eh, let's see... I was working on the plans, some ninjas appeared... eeh, geh, then everything gets fuzzy.|
|Midnight Mountain||Zoe||That last egg must have had some extra magic because it game Sparx TWO new abilities. Now he can break open treasure chests, and, using the Atlas, warp you to any level you want.||Another leftover from the third game which goes unused since all of Sparx's abilities are unlocked from the start.|
In the games' movie directory ("Falcon\Content\Movies") are four test videos which, unsurprisingly, go unused:
An image of an annoyed Spyro with the words "Cinematic Placeholder" zooming onto the image. Has a duplicate.
A minute-long test video.
A loading bar video that doesn't play unless the intro logo cinematics are deleted or renamed.
- The graphics for Sparx's health bar used in the third game's Sparx levels are all internally labelled as "UI_Difficulty_002", with the later two having "Blue" and "Green" after the "002". Seeing how they are found after the unused sheep graphic (see #Unused Graphics) then they may have been intended for a "Normal" difficulty setting (or at the very least only the golden/standard version of Sparx).
- While most other dialogue oddities from the original second game were fixed, Widgie the Icebuilder's namedrop of "Colossus Valley" still remains.
- In the original Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Sparx referred to Honey Speedway as "Honeycomb Speedway". This was not corrected in Reignited.
- In the original version of Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Fireworks Factory contains an unused cave near the start of the level that contains a 1-up butterfly jar. The cave is no longer part of the level geometry in the remake, but the jar was inexplicably not removed and is left floating in the void.