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Spyro the Dragon makes his PlayStation 2 debut in a 3D platform game that finds the flying purple dragon on a quest to rescue a group of dragonflies scattered across nine worlds by resident rapscallion Ripto. Each world features ten missing dragonflies and up to 900 colored gems, which can be used to access new areas. As is the case with many 3D platform games, each of the included worlds varies in both theme and appearance, from the prehistoric Jurassic Jungle to the Asian-influenced Dragonfly Dojo. Ripto's dinosaur thugs freely roam about the worlds to prevent Spyro from advancing, but fortunately the dragon has more than a few moves under his wing to help tip the scales in his favor.
While fans of previous titles are familiar with Spyro's ability to charge, glide, hover, and head bash, he can now acquire new breath attacks to go along with his trademark fire. Bubble breath is needed to capture the mischievous dragonflies, which will try to dart away at the first opportunity. Electric breath is used to charge up items such as generators, while Ice breath enables Spyro to freeze enemies and then use them as stepping-stones. The resourceful dragon can also deflect projectiles by wrapping his wings around his head. Spyro isn't alone in his journey, either, and can call upon the help of trusted companions Sparx, the sorceress Bianca, and his personal trainer Hunter at certain points in the game.
The worlds in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly also feature special challenges, such as sliding down a slippery slope or jumping across platforms in his quest to catch the remaining dragonflies. Vehicle levels let the dragon fire rounds from inside a tank, swoop across the air in a plane, use tractor beams inside a UFO, and explore the depths of the ocean while riding atop a manta ray. Also found within the realms are Time Trial and Obstacle Course races to test a player's flying skills. A complete record of achievements for each world is stored in the atlas, which is viewable at any time from the pause menu. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide