Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs

"Spyro Adventure" redirects here. For Skylanders game, see Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.
'Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs

North American cover art
Developer(s) Digital Eclipse
Publisher(s) Universal Interactive
Distributor(s) Vivendi Universal Games
Producer(s) Lorie Clay
Caroline Trujillo
Designer(s) Ryan Slemko
Darren Schebek
Composer(s) Robert Baffy
Series Spyro
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA: October 27, 2003
  • EU: November 20, 2003
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs (known in Europe as Spyro Adventure) is platform game released for the Game Boy Advance for North America and Europe in 2003. It was the first game that did not feature a lives system and was the third game in the franchise to appear on the Game Boy Advance.


In the Professor's lab, The Professor shows Spyro and Sparx his two new inventions. The first is a projector-like peephole machine, enabling them to spy on Ripto. The Professor then displays his next new invention - Butler, a large mechanical bear designed to help him in his lab. Unfortunately Butler malfunctions and the Professor has failed to equip it with an "off" switch. Spyro manages to short Butler out by luring him into a power generator, then the peephole machine malfunctions and the hole in the fabric of space begins to expand rapidly.

A terrified Professor tells Spyro about "Hearts" - magical objects with very special properties and the only way to control the problem. The Professor is about to give him a warp device that will allow him to travel to all the other lands, when Ripto appears through the hole and claims the device for himself with the advantage he can rapidly conquer the surrounding lands. Ripto warps out Spyro along with Sparx and Butler to the Dragon Shores.

After Spyro is able to travel back to the Professor's Lab and travel through the peephole's vortex to Ripto's Chateau, he finds Ripto about to lower the Professor into a pit of lava, but engages in combat with Spyro. After being defeated, Ripto captures him and Sparx. Butler reappears, and the Professor orders him to trap Ripto. Ripto, now incapacitated, yields the final heart and the Professor permanently seals the hole in space.


Aggregate scores
Review scores

Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs received mixed to positive reviews. It has an aggregate score of 74.50% on GameRankings[1] and 72/100 on Metacritic.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs for GBA". GameRankings. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs for GBA Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  3. Steinberg, Steve (November 19, 2003). "Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs". GameSpy. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  4. Harris, Craig (November 11, 2003). "Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs". IGN. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
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