“Meet Spyro, the adorable and mischievous little dragon on a GIGANTIC adventure. Take on an astonishing and completely 3D platform adventure game unlike any other! Take a wonderful journey as you glide, fly, roll, and frolic through fantasy worlds.” — Activision
Have you ever heard of Skylanders? Well, Spyro is a game that came before Skylanders around 1998 and 2000. It has now been remastered for modern consoles and is a collection of adventures that make up a trilogy consisting of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of The Dragon.
Similar games to Spyro include Mario and Donkey Kong, which were produced for Nintendo users.
According to Common Sense Media this game is suited for ages 8+ and instils important messages such as ‘big things come in small packages’ and ‘size doesn’t matter.’
To learn more about Spyro and to take a quick glimpse of its contents, watch the short Common Sense Media game review below.
Common Sense Media in their written review of this game do highlight some talking points that this game raises.
For instance, Spyro — despite being a classic hero — is not perfect, and therefore has his faults. This aspect of the game should encourage parents to talk about character strengths with their families and as well as discussing whether ‘bad guys’ are fairly portrayed in most games, or how their pasts influence their current behaviours.
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