Spyro: A Hero's Tail
Console icon PlayStation 2

Game icon

Developer

Eurocom

Released

November 9, 2004

Achievements

There are 71 achievements worth 553 (1,260) points.

This set has 4 missable achievements.

  • Defeat Gnasty Gnorc and unlock the Electric Breath.

    176 (110) of 430 – 40.93%

    25.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ineptune and unlock the Water Breath.

    106 (68) of 430 – 24.65%

    15.81% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Seeing Red

    (5) (10)

    Defeat Red and unlock the Ice Breath.

    88 (57) of 430 – 20.47%

    13.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Mecha Red and complete the game.

    71 (49) of 430 – 16.51%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Learn the Horn Dive from Elder Tomas.

    414 (212) of 430 – 96.28%

    49.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    96.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Learn the Pole Spin from Elder Magnus.

    230 (141) of 430 – 53.49%

    32.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    53.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Learn the Wing Shield from Elder Titan.

    134 (90) of 430 – 31.16%

    20.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Learn the Wall Kick from Elder Astor.

    93 (61) of 430 – 21.63%

    14.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect eight light gems to unlock the Ball Gadget.

    210 (127) of 430 – 48.84%

    29.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    48.84% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 24 light gems to unlock the Invincibility Gadget

    127 (82) of 430 – 29.53%

    19.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    29.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Charged Up

    (5) (9)

    Collect 40 light gems to unlock the Supercharge Gadget

    105 (69) of 430 – 24.42%

    16.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete every Sgt. Byrd Mini-Game.

    72 (50) of 430 – 16.74%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete every Blink Mini-Game.

    67 (47) of 430 – 15.58%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete every Spyro Shooter Mini-Game.

    74 (50) of 430 – 17.21%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete every Sparx Shooter Mini-Game.

    69 (47) of 430 – 16.05%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Dragon Village'.

    156 (107) of 430 – 36.28%

    24.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Crocovile Swamp'.

    79 (57) of 430 – 18.37%

    13.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Dragonfly Falls'.

    72 (50) of 430 – 16.74%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Viva la Vida

    (10) (23)

    Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Dragon Kingdom'.

    71 (50) of 430 – 16.51%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Coastal Remains'.

    79 (55) of 430 – 18.37%

    12.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Sunken Ruins'.

    68 (49) of 430 – 15.81%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Cloudy Domain'.

    68 (49) of 430 – 15.81%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Found Cities

    (10) (23)

    Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Lost Cities'.

    66 (49) of 430 – 15.35%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Frostbite Village'.

    61 (47) of 430 – 14.19%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect every item in 'Gloomy Glacier'.

    74 (54) of 430 – 17.21%

    12.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Ice Citadel'.

    71 (51) of 430 – 16.51%

    11.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Icy Wilderness'.

    61 (47) of 430 – 14.19%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Stormy Beach'.

    74 (52) of 430 – 17.21%

    12.09% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Molten Mount'.

    66 (47) of 430 – 15.35%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Magma Balls

    (5) (12)

    Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Magma Falls'.

    62 (46) of 430 – 14.42%

    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Dark Mine'.

    62 (47) of 430 – 14.42%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dee Dee!

    (5) (12)

    Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Red's Laboratory'.

    67 (48) of 430 – 15.58%

    11.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash every Dark Gem and collect every item in 'Volcanic Isle'.

    60 (46) of 430 – 13.95%

    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the first Dragon Egg set and unlock the Concept Art Viewer.

    66 (48) of 430 – 15.35%

    11.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the second Dragon Egg set and unlock the Character Model Viewer.

    63 (47) of 430 – 14.65%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the third Dragon Egg set and unlock Ember.

    71 (51) of 430 – 16.51%

    11.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the fourth Dragon Egg set and unlock Flame.

    65 (48) of 430 – 15.12%

    11.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the fifth Dragon Egg set to replay the Sgt. Byrd Mini-Games.

    65 (48) of 430 – 15.12%

    11.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the sixth Dragon Egg set to replay the Spyro Shooter Mini-Games.

    67 (49) of 430 – 15.58%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the seventh Dragon Egg set to replay the Sparx Shooter Mini-Games.

    63 (47) of 430 – 14.65%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the eighth Dragon Egg set to replay the Blink Mini-Games.

    62 (47) of 430 – 14.42%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dark Master

    (10) (22)

    Smash all 40 Dark Gems.

    77 (52) of 430 – 17.91%

    12.09% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all 80 Dragon Eggs.

    61 (47) of 430 – 14.19%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all 100 Light Gems.

    60 (46) of 430 – 13.95%

    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Purchase every upgrade in Moneybag's shop.

    67 (50) of 430 – 15.58%

    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open the door to the secret area in 'Dragonfly Falls'.

    70 (49) of 430 – 16.28%

    11.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open the door to the secret area in 'Coastal Remains'.

    138 (91) of 430 – 32.09%

    21.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    32.09% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open the door to the secret area in 'Frostbite Village'.

    63 (47) of 430 – 14.65%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Open the door to the secret area in 'Dark Mine'.

    78 (52) of 430 – 18.14%

    12.09% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.14% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the Secret Entrance to the Professor's Lab and its 'not-so-secret' exit.

    307 (173) of 430 – 71.40%

    40.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    71.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Gnasty Gnorc without taking any damage.

    91 (77) of 430 – 21.16%

    17.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ineptune without taking any damage.

    63 (51) of 430 – 14.65%

    11.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Red without taking any damage or using the Wing Shield.

    50 (41) of 430 – 11.63%

    9.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Mecha Red without taking any damage.

    47 (39) of 430 – 10.93%

    9.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Island Speedway' on Hard in under 1:18.00. (Must have Light Gem).

    53 (47) of 430 – 12.33%

    10.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Cloudy Speedway' on Hard in under 1:58.00. (Must have Light Gem).

    43 (39) of 430 – 10.00%

    9.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Titanicn't

    (10) (28)

    Complete 'Iceberg Aerobatics' on Hard in under 1:07.00. (Must have Light Gem).

    43 (39) of 430 – 10.00%

    9.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Lava Palaver' on Hard in under 1:08.00. (Must have Light Gem).

    42 (38) of 430 – 9.77%

    8.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Naturalist

    (10) (18)

    Complete 'Completely Swamped' on Hard without shooting or losing all your health.

    81 (71) of 430 – 18.84%

    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.84% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'All Washed Up' on Hard without shooting or losing all your health.

    60 (51) of 430 – 13.95%

    11.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Snow Day

    (10) (27)

    Complete 'Snowed Under' on Hard without shooting or losing all your health.

    46 (41) of 430 – 10.70%

    9.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Mined Out' on Hard without shooting or losing all your health.

    46 (40) of 430 – 10.70%

    9.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Critter Calamity' on Hard without losing any supplies.

    146 (107) of 430 – 33.95%

    24.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Shell Shocked

    (10) (18)

    Complete 'Turtle Turmoil' on Hard without losing any turtles.

    84 (67) of 430 – 19.53%

    15.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Iced TNT' on Hard without taking any damage.

    54 (44) of 430 – 12.56%

    10.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Storming the Beach' on Hard without the red meter reaching halfway.

    57 (45) of 430 – 13.26%

    10.47% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Cavern Chaos' on Hard without taking any damage.

    83 (75) of 430 – 19.30%

    17.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Outlandish Inlet' on Hard without taking any damage.

    65 (55) of 430 – 15.12%

    12.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Stay Frosty

    (5) (11)

    Complete 'Frosty Flight' on Hard without taking any damage.

    63 (51) of 430 – 14.65%

    11.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 'Sparx Will Fly' on Hard without taking any damage.

    58 (45) of 430 – 13.49%

    10.47% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch the 100% ending.

    59 (44) of 430 – 13.72%

    10.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

BadWulph BadWulph

26 Feb 2024, 5:32am

Spyro is roaming around 'Crocovile Swamp'... [ 💎2020 | 🗝️1 ] [ 🥚5/80 | 🔮3/40 | 💍7/100 | ⏱️1:39.46 ]

El El

25 Feb 2024, 11:40pm

Spyro is roaming around 'Sunken Ruins'... [ 💎27803 | 🗝️3 ] [ 🥚54/80 | 🔮30/40 | 💍69/100 | ⏱️8:24.08 ]

RetroOverlord395 RetroOverlord395

25 Feb 2024, 8:54pm

Spyro is roaming around 'Dragon Village'... [ 💎154 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚0/80 | 🔮0/40 | 💍0/100 | ⏱️0:02.55 ]

Jason83380 Jason83380

25 Feb 2024, 5:59pm

Spyro is fighting against Gnasty Gnorc... [ 💎10185 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚16/80 | 🔮10/40 | 💍22/100 | ⏱️2:23.05 ]

MilitaryHifi MilitaryHifi

25 Feb 2024, 4:56pm

Spyro is roaming around 'Crocovile Swamp'... [ 💎3559 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚1/80 | 🔮3/40 | 💍1/100 | ⏱️0:45.26 ]

Mowcno Mowcno

25 Feb 2024, 4:11pm

Spyro is roaming around 'Dragon Village'... [ 💎674 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚0/80 | 🔮1/40 | 💍0/100 | ⏱️0:09.40 ]

matheus243mp matheus243mp

25 Feb 2024, 3:20pm

Blink is exploring the depths of 'Completely Swamped'... [ 💎393 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚4/80 | 🔮4/40 | 💍3/100 | ⏱️1:06.75 ]

Gilgamang Gilgamang

25 Feb 2024, 3:50am

Spyro is roaming around 'Crocovile Swamp'... [ 💎4373 | 🗝️0 ] [ 🥚7/80 | 🔮4/40 | 💍8/100 | ⏱️1:00.38 ]

keithadr keithadr

25 Feb 2024, 12:01am

Viewing a video...

LemonLatias LemonLatias

24 Feb 2024, 11:34pm

Sgt. Byrd is flying through 'Island Speedway'... [ 💎0 | 🗝️1 ] [ 🥚4/80 | 🔮2/40 | 💍4/100 | ⏱️0:28.96 ]

Recent comments

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ChrisMDB 24 Mar 2023 17:56
Only had the issue once during my playthrough (honestly always thought it was a joystick issue), and I've found that it doesn't seem to happen if you don't return the stick completely to neutral. Could be completely unrelated, not sure what the specifics are, but that's what I did and I only had it happen once as I said.
dericobanjo 25 Mar 2023 03:21
What do you mean by returning the stick to neutral?
ChrisMDB 25 Mar 2023 23:56
The stick is in neutral when it's centered, look at it when you aren't touching it and that's its center. When moving around avoid letting it go there and it doesn't seem to make Spyro spaz out and walk in circles.

So for example, say you're walking left and want to turn right, don't let the stick return completely to neutral while crossing the axis, do a small half circle up or down.

Sure, it's added work and as far as I know it might not be related to this glitch you speak of at all (again, always thought it was a joystick issue rather than a glitch to begin with), but it worked when I played and I only had it happen once in my entire playthrough.
Empovyle 3 Apr 2023 12:16
Mastered, definitely one of the best, if not THE best post-Insomniac Spyro game, although I must say I feel like I spent over half my playtime playing minigames or other characters lol. Such is just the nature of these kinds of platformers
Zytahui 4 Apr 2023 06:19
ill never understand why games with unskippable dialogues and cutscenes exist
foxsevent 4 Apr 2023 19:22
My run is ruined :/ warning to everyone else there's a bug in Frostbite Village - Ice camp that's not very well known, there's a dark gem in a upper cave that you have to open with a cannon, once you destroy the dark gem inside it will cause floating platforms to rotate around a pillar to access a light gem, but If for some reason you die or reset the game after destroying the dark gem but before getting the light gem you no longer be able to get the light gem as the floating platforms will no longer will nove, and since the game uses a auto saves my run is ruined
TheJohanx 8 Apr 2023 02:58
Is not ruined, i had this same problem happened to me but you can use the double jump glitch to reach the gem, better than scrapping the save for good i guess, look it up on youtube its pretty easy to do
GeneralMotors 10 Apr 2023 21:19
It would be really great if someone could also add the European version (PAL) as a supported version. Would that be possible?
ConfluentOhm 9 Jun 2023 14:08
It's amazing how a decent game can be bogged down entirely by one horrible gameplay segment. This game would be a 3/5 normally, but honestly after mastering it, Blink makes the game unbelievably painful to play through and puts it at a 1/5. Everything else was sort of fun, though.
ChrisMDB 10 Jun 2023 01:47
@ConfluentOhm - Anything in particular that made the Blink segments that painful for you?
lxtsolivxr 15 Aug 2023 13:23
anyone else having corrupted data issues? :(
Darkfang114 28 Aug 2023 16:06
I’m wondering if anyone has any tips for the wonderwingless achievement? I feel like there may be an easier way that I’m overlooking/ not thinking about
Darkfang114 28 Aug 2023 17:54
Well a few hours in and I figured out you can shoot the ice balls with your flame. Maybe someone else won’t realize that. On the 3rd phase with the lasers you want to run left with the first batch of lasers instead of jumping them. I found that a lot easier. You can look at the electrodes in the back of the room to see where their starting position is so you can know where to stand before they turn on
ExplorerBlaze 15 Sep 2023 03:18
Can someone please tell me how to get the PS2 emulator to work on Retroarch for Steam Deck? I'm using the standalone version of RetrtoArch because the Steam version doesn’t seem to detect stuff. I already did all the stuff YouTube said to do like getting the standalone version of PCSX2 and getting the bios and putting everything where it should be in system but still no luck! am I missing something? am I out of luck on steam deck? I wish the GCN version of this had achievements. all tutorials on YouTube talk about how to do this on windows not linux/steam deck.
ChrisMDB 15 Sep 2023 03:35
@ExplorerBlaze - Don't use the retroarch plugin, it doesn't work (at least not on my deck). Add PCSX2 to your steam library and launch it like that, then go to settings and plug your log in stuff in under achievements and you're good to go.
ExplorerBlaze 15 Sep 2023 06:29
@ChrisMDB - Oh thanks! I’ve never actually tried achievement hunting a game outside of RetroArch does PCSX2 have that built in somewhere I just didn’t notice? And do you know how to get PCSX2 to run even closer to normal speed? On my deck it’s perfectly running at normal speed when I’m getting all the company logos popping up then when the regular game is on it’s really slow Maybe like almost half speed? I’ve done some reading and the deck should be able to run it pretty well. (Please note this is my first time using this emulator so any guidance on how to make everything run smoothly on deck is greatly appreciated)
ChrisMDB 15 Sep 2023 13:09
I'll DM you
LightingFlame 29 Sep 2023 14:06
I'm sorry to say it, but it's WORST platinum for this game...

you would only do "go through the bosses without damage, find all the items, all this here."... but why was it necessary to add THIS?
Everything is already in abundance, but no, it was necessary to add an analogue of the TFB relic from CB4 for Byrd, and also go through the shooting section without losses, and oh yes... would you just leave to go through the Blink levels without death (it's fu**ed up, but passable), but nooooo, you can't use a laser gun, only grenades that you can't even throw UP... and only HARD difficulty.

Why?? Just why??
Xyghost 23 Oct 2023 23:48
Mastered! Pretty alright game Red damageless made me quit the set for a few months but once you pass that the rest isn't bad at all
ShadwSonic 16 Nov 2023 09:39
Be careful, out of the four times I completed this game on official hardware, two of them glitched in ways that prevented 100% completion, and in different manners. I recommend backing up your saves often, especially after the Realm 3 Hub's Dark Gems (one didn't trigger the platforms) and the Walrus shooting minigame (it just didn't give me the egg).