Tree Tops (Spyro The Dragon)

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Traversing though the trees might not sound bad, but trust us, it is.

Tree Tops is a level from Spyro The Dragon and is remake in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, as the name applies, it is a level that takes place high in the tree tops in star night sky, it is one of the three main levels of Beast Makers, the fourth main world of the game, is the third (depending on the players' choice) and final main level of the game and overall the twelfth (eighteenth if counting the speedway and boss stages) level of the game.

Tree Tops has been among infamous by players for both its tediousness and overall high difficulty, and is often considered as one of the hardest levels in the game, especially for players that are going for 100% completion for Tree Tops.

Why It Sucks

  1. Tree Tops is a massive difficulty spike, as it appears mid-way in the game.
    • It also means farming as much lives as possible because it's a great way of falling down many times because of the sheer, unpredictable nature of this level, especially with platforms that will throw players off-guard.
  2. Tree Tops is huge, even compare to the levels before and after it, so you will get lost if this is your first time playing it.
  3. Really difficult platforming sections.
  4. Being that you can play the any of the five levels (with the exception being the Artisins World and Gnasty's Lair) in any order you want, players could potentially go though Tree Tops first, not knowing the difficulty.
  5. Tree Tops homes one of the more dangerous enemies in the game, those being the Banana Boys and Strongarms, both of which are annoying.
    • The Banana Boys can throw bananas at you, which have good accuracy.
    • The Strongarms can kick at you from point blank range at you, sending you flying.
  6. The Dragons that you rescued will barely give you any clues on what your suppose to do.
  7. To traverse though Tree Tops, you have to use a series of Super Chargers, which is easier done then said due to how fast Spyro moves.
  8. There will be times in which the Superchargers won't give you a good speed and fail.
  9. The gems are place in really confounded areas, both of which you will not know unless you looked up a guide.
  10. If you screw up a Supercharging challenge, you have to start back at the beginning of the level.
  11. In order to get the the one Thief that is far to the side, you have to use the Supercharger that is next to the dragon, down the path, then after going the second Supercharger you have to make a sharp turn to the right platform area and to the area with the second Theft, players who play this level will never realized that they have to do that, unless they experience it through trial and error.
  12. In the Spyro Reignited Trilogy remake, the Supercharging gimmick is even more tedious as the camera zooms in too close to Spyro as he does the Supercharge.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The music the plays in Tree Tops is quite nice.
  2. Great coloring.
  3. Once you get the pattern down, the level isn't all that bad, in fact, it is actually quite fun and satisfying to do the Supercharging.
  4. While confusing, the overall design and lay out of Tree Tops is quit interesting.
  5. In the Spyro Reignited Trilogy remake, you are given the Sparx Gem Tracker, so it makes Tree Tops more forgiving and manageable.
  6. Depending on how you play it, you can skip Tree Tops if you chose to.