Spyro the Dragon, the first video game featuring the irascible, fire-breathing purple dragon turns 20 years old this week, which is still extremely young in dragon years! In those 20 years, Spyro has brought joy to the countless fans who experienced his games on the original PlayStation and beyond. Currently, Spyro is poised to create even more lifelong memories when the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is released on November 13 this year.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the touching messages and artwork that fans from around the world have been sharing as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Spyro the Dragon, with many more yet to come!
i posted this on my art twitter a few months back after reignited was announced, but i decided to go back to it and add some more details. happy birthday to this purple boy!! can't wait for him to return home on november 13th 💜 #Spyro20th#SpyroTheDragonpic.twitter.com/3Do1dghtyk
Happy Anniversary to my favorite Purple Dragon. Spyro is my favorite 3D Platformer of all time, and probably always will be. God bless the fine folks at @ToysForBob for all their hard work, and bringing the Spyro we all know and love back. Happy #Spyro20th everybody.
I was 7 years old when Spyro 2 came out. My favorite memory was getting to Autumn plains for the first time and being in complete awe, I spent so many hours exploring the giant castle as a kid. It's always been a huge inspiration to me~ #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/tdlHmUVLO8
We’ve come a long way,together, my dude. I remember the day my dad got me this game one random afternoon. The hours I’d spend playing this game with no memory card built my endurance for long gameplay time lol#Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/tchaV7cf5t
Spyro Year of the Dragon was my first game I played on my brand new PlayStation. I still remember coming home after school and would immediately jump on to find more eggs in new worlds. I can’t wait to explore the forgotten worlds once again 💜 #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/ptvQ88segn
After seeing the credits roll when I beat Spyro: Year of the Dragon, I knew I wanted to be a video game developer. Not many kids stick with the career they wanted when they were 5, but now I'm 19 and in college as a Game Design and Development major. Thank you, Spyro #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/4JPQ9iLht1
I remember my Mom and Dad getting my brothers and I a PS1 and this was among our first games that we ever played on it. 20 years later, it’s still one of my favorite games of all time. 💙💜 #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/TPg3jtsAMV
Spyro was my first console game. It really helped lay down the foundation of gaming mechanics for me when I was younger. I think the #SpyroReignitedTrilogy will do the same for kids who are just getting into gaming. #Spyro20th
Celebrating #Spyro20th while getting ready for my trip to London in less than a week. Weird to think I have my job today because I opened my first video game 20 years ago and loved every second of it! See you in November @SpyroTheDragon. I promise to recreate this video pic.twitter.com/VsRCezasz4
I remember when I 1st played Spyro as a kid, I was in awe of this awesome purple dragon & beating gnasty gnork was such an accomplishment for me as a young one. Then Ripto's rage came out and again my breath was taken away & now I can share Spyro with my kids💜🐲 #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/lrK1vj51l1
Kinda late to the party, but I've been wanting to draw Spyro for his 20th birthday! Always loved playing the classic games ever since I was a young kid, still enjoy playing them to this day and can't wait until I get Reignited on my hands someday! #Spyro20thpic.twitter.com/1NyBq4cO53