SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY
PS4, Xbox One
Around this time last year, the world of video games was reintroduced to a spunky marsupial with a penchant for wumpa fruit, box-smashing and miscalculating the most basic of jumps (we’ve even got the broken Playstation controllers to prove it).
Since the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a massive sales hit, it’s no surprise that another ’90s Playstation icon will be resurrected for modern consoles. Spyro is back, and being suckers for nostalgia, we’re pretty glad to see the purple platform-hopper.
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a ground-up remake of the first three games in the series: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. You’ll be firebreathing your way through the same 100+ levels, but they’ve been given a veritable HD bucket of paint, with spruced-up environments, revamped cinematics and lighting effects that wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago. Yes, it really was that long ago. The controls have also been tweaked to make the most of today’s pads.
If, like us, you have fond memories of the simple platforming, wacky characters (there really aren’t enough skateboarding cheetahs in games for our liking) and brightly coloured worlds, you’re going to have a tough time resisting this fiery blast from the past.