Round Spyro Is The Only Spyro We Care About Now

Spyro – everyone’s favorite little purple dragon – accompanied most of us throughout our childhood, and because of that we’ll always have a soft spot for him. But it seems he’s just gotten a whole lot cuter, if you can believe it.

The modders we have to thank are Coldsteelj and Reyriders, who both created mods that let you play Spyro Reignited Trilogy with a somewhat chonkier Spyro in the lead role.

The Chunky Spyro mods basically just make Spyro a little more “filled out” – as though he “has gotten his claws on one too many BBQ Sheep while trouble was brewing within the worlds.” And the result? It’s pretty much the cutest damn thing you’ll see all day. Just look at the podgy little ball!

The latest Spyro instalment – the Spyro Reignited Trilogy – was released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in November 2018, and Nintendo Switch the following year. The Trilogy comprises remakes of the original three PlayStation classics: Spyro The Dragon, Spyro: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, released between 1998 and 2000.

Unfortunately, the Chunky Spyro mods can only be installed in the PC versions of these games; such is the way of the mod. So console players will have to settle for living vicariously through their peers for now.

For those who want to know where and how to install the mods for PC, here are the simple instructions:

Download the zip file from Reyriders on GameBanana or Coldsteelj via MediaFire. If you’d like a preview of what Spyro will look like with the latter mod, though, you’ll have to go through ColdSteelj’s DeviantArt page first. And fun fact: you may be prompted to sign in or sign up to do so, as it “contains mature content”? Probably because things are arguably veering a bit close to the more deviant-y side of DeviantArt with this one, but let’s perhaps not dwell too much on that fact. I kinda feel compelled to keep baby Podgy Spyro as innocent as possible, thanks!

Anyway, once downloaded, all you need to do is unpack the zip archive to your Spyro Reignited Trilogy folder. Then you should be good to go!

Now go forth and squeal at the cuteness.

Source: DeviantArt, GameBanana

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