Game Vortex writes: "Spyro has come a long way from his days as a simple platformer. On the consoles, he has evolved into a purely action adventure game. For those of you that miss the old school platformer, you might be a lot happier with the DS version of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.
Graphically, it is simpler than the console versions of course, but that doesn't mean that it isn't still beautiful. The level of detail on the characters is wonderful. They have as many vibrant colors and smooth lines as the console version, but they don't look pixilated from the transition to the smaller screen. The various areas have their own unique feel to them. It was wonderful looking forward to seeing what the next area was going to look like. I never got bored of the scenery. Even while flying, there was no choppiness in the framerate."