Spyro: A Hero's Tail (PS2)
- Innovative Real--Time Morphing Environments
- Travel across dark, mysterious lands which change and morph from evil to good during gameplay
- Five Playable Characters
- Four Spyro Breath Attacks: Fire, Ice, Electricity and the all--new Water
- New Power--Ups: Including the supercharged Horn Dive, explosive Brimstone Bombs, and deadly Ice Shards
- New Spyro Abilities: Wall Kick, Tail Swing and Ledge Grab
- New Gadgets: Including Dragonball for rolling ball madness and the Aqualung for unlimited underwater action
- Brand New Enemies
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to capture and control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the lands back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control.
Players guide the fiery purple dragon across dark, mysterious lands which change and morph from evil to good during gameplay, affecting enemies, environments, music, lighting, objects, and more. In addition to playing as the heroic leader Spyro, gamers will also have the opportunity to play as weapons master Hunter the Cheetah, dive-bombing penguin Sgt. Byrd, loyal sidekick Sparx the Dragonfly or the all-new burrowing, climbing Blink the Mole. Equipped with mighty new abilities including the Wall Kick, Tail Swing and Ledge Grab; brand-new power-ups such as the supercharged Horn Dive, explosive Brimstone Bombs and deadly Ice Shards. Spyro also battles his enemies with powerful breath attacks Fire, Ice, Electricity and the all-new Water.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the story - All is not well in the Dragon Realms.... The fallen Dragon red and his ghastly crew are using the Dark gems to drain the life from the dragon world and its up to a group of five friends to stop them! Playing as Spyro, Hunter, Sparx, Sgt. Bird and Blink you must fight your way through 4 gigantic realms and over 40 different levels in an attempt to stop Red and the forces of evil! New features to the game include devices such as the ball gadget, the invincibility gadget, 3 new forms of power breath, 4 types of fun rewarding mini games and graphics that are far better than those in the previous games! Spyro a Heros Tail is fun for all ages! Dont bother buying any other adventure games for the family this christmas! Spyro a Heros Tail is all you need! And Dont forget......... THE ADVENTURE HAS JUST BEGUN!
But onto the game at hand. Spyro: A Hero's Tail has mixed views from me despite me giving it 4/5 stars. This story isn't all that good, especially when it destroys the fact that dragons were a good people, but now are becoming corrupted. This happens later in the franchise. Players won't be going through portals to new places but instead linger around extremely large lobbies exploring. It's rather fun but if you get stuck, you'll not be finding out what to do immediately.
We have old characters returning like Hunter and Sgt. Byrd, who make some brilliant wise-cracks and even our purple friend himself breaks the 4th wall a few times. Plus we have new characters like Red and Blink, both of which have their own great personal traits. Fans of Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer will be more familiar with this game, than fans of the 3rd installment.
As for gameplay, it's pretty new and revamped a LOT. Spryo's flame and charge controls have been reversed which can take some getting used to. Also as one critic here said "Spyro moves like a sheep", and he's not wrong. Spyro doesn't charge but instead gallabants through the country as if he's a pony. His attacks have seen better days, and so's his voice.
Either way, the it's a great addition to the franchise and if you're forgiving, it'll let you off a few times and make things real easy. It doesn't have all the frustrations and free rides of other games, but it's still punishing in other areas. A must buy for Spyro fans, but be ready for change.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disc came with a big scratch on it. A gift for my niece which she's unable to use.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gripping game with the ability to play more than one character. The game's difficulty progressively increases making you more intent on completing the game. Not my favourite game.Published 9 months ago by Alina
Different engine than the other Spyro games. But a great deal better than Enter the Dragonfly.Published 12 months ago by Caroline Ann
Really enjoyed A Hero's Tail, has a few elements that brought memories back from the classics. Packaged arrived on time and in very good condition.Published 12 months ago by Michael Allen
Quick delivery, love this game no scratches on disk. Overall very happy with this game.Published 15 months ago by Beth Clezy