This week, we’re taking a deeper look at Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The game, as known as Spyro 3 by most players, was released in Europe on November 10, 2000; it was actually first released in North America on October 24th and the following year 2001 on June 8th. Spyro is off flying into the Forgotten Realms, where he must gather the stolen dragon eggs scattered throughout several areas. He meets some new friends while bring a few familiar ones.
For this episode, we’ll be listening to tracks from each of the five Homeworlds. We’ll also be listening to their covers and remixes in addition to the original tracks. I’m well aware there are already remixed versions of the tracks but I’ll save those for another episode or three.
Admittedly, I’ve never played any games from the series, but after listening to these tracks, I may consider loading Spyro Reignited Trilogy into my Switch…
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(all original tracks were composed by Stewart Copeland and Ryan Beveridge)
Intro and BGM: “Title/Sparx Levels”
“Sunrise Spring Home”
“Spyro – Year of the Dragon – Sunrise Spring [Theme Song Remix]” – remixed by SS MUSIC
“Midday Gardens Home”
“Acoustic Fields [Midday Gardens]” – remixed by Arceace
“Evening Lake Home”
“Evening Lake – Arrangement – Spyro: Year of the Dragon -” – arranged by Nanashima
“Midnight Mountain Home”
“Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon – Midnight Mountain Home (Synth/Metal Version)” – covered by Dacian Grada
Outro: “Spyro the Dragon (End Credits Theme) ||DnB Remix” – remixed by Alt3R