Spyro: A Heros Tail for XBOX
Fans rejoin the continuing adventures of gaming's favorite friendly dragon in this 128-bit cross-console adventure. It seems that a rival dragon has hidden a great number of sinister magical objects throughout the Dragon Realms. These "Dark Gems" cast an aura of evil across otherwise safe and sunny areas. In order to set things right once again, players can take the role of Spryo himself, as well as four other distinctively able characters. Hunter the cheetah is a master of weapons, while the penguin Sergeant Byrd employs a useful dive-bombing technique. Sparx the dragonfly returns to offer support in this adventure, as does Blink the mole, both sporting new powers and abilities. Spyro also has a few new tricks to help him out of tight spots, including platform talents -- like "wall jump," "tail swing," and "ledge grab" -- and breath attacks, such as Flame, Freeze, Electric, and Water. The original Spyro the Dragon was created by Insomniac Games, but Hero's Tail was developed by Eurocom Entertainment and its creative direction carries its own pedigree of successful fantasy comedy. The game's storyline was written by J. Stewart Burns, whose television credits include scripts for Futurama, the Simpsons, and the stuffed bunny sitcom Unhappily Ever After.