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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning review

Teach an old dragon some new tricks in this prequel to an almost forgotten franchise

More action-heavy than the previous games in the Spyro series, Beginning has players whomping almost non-stop on giant frost monsters, floating skeletons and semi-intelligent, dynamite-hucking gibbons. Here, the game offers a series of air- and ground-based attacks, including combination strikes, but seems content to provide an endless blur of monsters that can be handled with simple tail-whips.

It's suitably mindless fare, and only really bogs down when enemies clog the screen and the game - which loves its speed lines and crazy particle effects -tends to make it all but impossible for players to see what's going on and who, exactly, is pummeling who.

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DescriptionThe forgotten gaming franchise attempts a comeback by giving its dragon hero a cinematic backstory.
Franchise nameSpyro
UK franchise nameSpyro
PlatformGBA, GameCube, Xbox, PS2, DS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor ratingRating Pending