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Blast from the past: SpyroHints.com

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 20:14
Section: Geek

SpyroHints.com screenshot

With the release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Tuesday, I went and dusted off a website I first created in 1998 and haven’t updated since 2003: SpyroHints.com.

The site has the same hints from 1998 through 2003 about Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Enter the Dragon and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, although I updated the web page background (it turns out most users have a screen width larger than 1300 characters wide now) and updated the Amazon links on the store. (Fifteen years is along time to expect those links to remain viable on Amazon.)

One person counseled me to fully update the site to modern standards, but there’s something fun to me about the 1998 Web aesthetic, the animated Harry Potter knock-off logo, etc. Hopefully others feel the same way and, more importantly, still find it useful in 2018 and beyond.


4 Comments »

  1. I legit still replay the original trilogy–and still use your site to remember skill points and such. I grew up with Spyro–and typing spyrohints.com is as much muscle memory as facebook.com or tumblr.com. I hope you’ll consider adding a new section to help detail the differences between the original and Reignited and help with strategies for some of thew updated challenges. =D

    Comment by Robin — November 18, 2018 @ 20:48

  2. I love the 2003 look to the website. Please keep it that way. Just bought the remastered spyro and I am using the site. Nice work keeping it up all this time.

    Comment by Paul — November 21, 2018 @ 22:24

  3. Thank you for keeping Spyro the Dragpn alive! Heart warming nostalgy is coming

    Comment by Benjamin Wallace — November 26, 2018 @ 4:57

  4. I remember Spyro. Sweet 2003…Now I am working at https://best-vegas.com/upcoming-concerts/ and I have an opportunity to visit sometimes some great events. Everything that connected with retro games is my favorite. Thank you for your work!

    Comment by Morgan Cartwright — November 27, 2018 @ 7:24

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