|Spyro: Shadow Legacy|
|Publisher(s)||Vivendi Universal Games|
|Preceded by||Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy|
|Followed by||The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning|
|Series||Spyro the Dragon|
|Neoseeker Related Pages|
|Twitch||Spyro: Shadow Legacy Channel|
Spyro: Shadow Legacy (known during development as Spyro: Action & RPG Light) is the fifth handheld game and sixth installment in the Spyro the Dragon series of video games. It is a hybrid action/RPG game designed for the Nintendo DS. It is the last game in the Spyro series to take place in the "original" continuity, as the next game in the Spyro series, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, serves as a reboot of the series
The game starts at the end of a vacation at Dragon Shores, with Spyro's friends departing back to their homelands before wishing him the best of luck with some magic training at the Dragon Temple. Not long after he falls asleep on the beach prior to going there, a dark storm appears and trapped everyone within the Dragon Realms, Avalar and the Forgotten Realms in a strange dimension known as the Shadow Realms. After initial guidance and being granted the Shadowstone from Elder Tomas, Spyro embarks on an adventure to master the martial art of dragon-kata and the use of magic, rescue everyone and unravel the mystery of the Shadow Realm.
The game contains many RPG elements: when players defeat an enemy or complete a quest they will gain 4 experience points, when they gain 6000 experience points they will level up, allowing them to return to the Dragon Temple and learn two new skills. There are side quests which the player can complete to gain additional experience points. Spyro: Shadow Legacy utilises many of the Nintendo DS functions, The player can draw symbols on the touchpad with the stylus to cast spells.