Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 40
    Even the bosses are cliché. They're all pattern-based, take three hits to defeat, and are unlikely to pose a challenge for anyone but the younger set who will find some of the platform action too hard.
  2. Essentially the video game equivalent of sleeping with your eyes open. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  3. 70
    Despite its downfalls, it still maintains solid gameplay and will be a winner with the kids.
  4. Spyro's newly expanded roster doesn't manage to save A Hero's Tail from monotony, and even the title's targeted younger demographic will probably soon tire of the game's reliance on boring collectible gathering.
  5. Perfect for younger gamers. Kids will love the cheerful colors, and all the cutesy characters like butterflies, sheep and fairies. Even the baddies look cute.
  6. A Hero's Tail isn't a revolutionary game. It's not bad, either. It's just very simple. It seems just simple enough, in fact, for children who are at least learning to read and have the motor skills to follow relatively easy control instructions.
  7. 70
    A definite improvement over "Enter the Dragonfly." It's a solid, albeit simple and slightly unimaginative platformer.
  8. It's got great control and lots of zany action. [Jan 2005, p.138]
  9. While not the best 3D platformer on the market, it is definitely a massive improvement from "Enter the Dragonfly" and will provide gamers with some good fun.
  10. 40
    We grew bored of the sheer repetitiveness of the game play, and not even Spyro's smart-ass remarks could keep us amused. Just talk to the hand, Spyro. Snap!
  11. We've all seen the future and the harsh reality is Spyro: A Hero's Tail is unnecessary with the superior competition around.
  12. 60
    What's sad is that as nice as the game looks it just fails on gameplay.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BryanB.
    Mar 17, 2005
    10
    Very fun and challenging game......if only Spyro were real ahhh...