Since its launch earlier this year, the new game Spyro 2 has been on our radar more than once. With its gorgeous graphics and smooth gameplay, this mobile reimagining of the classic franchise stood out among its multiplayer counterparts. But did you know that there are 12 playable speedways in this mobile game? Here, we’ll dive into the details of how many speedways there are in Spyro 2, as well as which tracks offer the most rewards.
How Many Speedy Ways Are There In Spyro 2?
Like many video games these days, the newest entry in the long-running Mario franchise drops you into an open world where you can go anywhere and do anything. But while the gameplay may be open, the level design in Spyro 2 is quite limited. In fact, there are only 12 speedways in this mobile game, one of which is hidden inside the game’s optional DLC.
If you’d like to dive into these 12 unique speedways and see what all the hype is about, then continue reading.
What Is A Speedway?
To start, let’s discuss what exactly a speedway is. At its most basic form, a speedway is a straight course through a small city or village. The goal is to travel as quickly as possible without deviating from the course too much or getting stuck in traffic.
While a traditional road in a video game usually leads to a destination after a fixed amount of time has passed, speedways in mobile games are designed for speed. This means that you won’t get very far exploring them, as the goal is to reach the end as quickly as possible without breaking the rules of the track.
Most mobile games these days feature a mixture of open world exploration and linear level design. And while this combination is a great fit for mobile devices with less storage, it doesn’t work as well for games like Spyro 2, which already offers a limited open world. So how does the developer get around this issue? Easy! They make use of what they call speedways.
How Do Speedways Work In Spyro 2?
As we’ve established, speedways in Spyro 2 are meant for speed. But how is this measured? The game’s metrics system allows for more precise speed controls than perhaps any other mobile game before it. When you select any track, you’ll see a blue line that represents the path you’re going to take. This path is dynamic and changes as you make your way around the track. Naturally, some parts of the track may be shorter than others, depending on the direction you’re headed. Naturally, some parts of the track may be longer than others, depending on the direction you’re headed.
What Is The Purpose Of The Hidden Speedway?
One of the 12 speedways in Spyro 2 is hidden within the game’s optional DLC. To access this hidden track, you’ll have to pay $5.99 for the Season Pass. Naturally, the pass also gives you access to all the upcoming map updates. While the main game already offers 12 unique courses, the pass will add a further three.
If you’d like to learn more about the hidden speedway, then continue reading. Or, if you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to expand your gameplay, then you can buy the Season Pass now and save yourself $5.99.
How Do I Use The Hidden Speedway?
Once you’ve purchased the Season Pass, you’ll gain access to the hidden speedway. Naturally, you may wish to avoid this track as it requires a bit of backtracking. But, much like the other 11 tracks, this one too will offer some awesome shortcuts that will shave a ton of time off your journey. The best way to find out how to use the hidden speedway is by watching the in-game tutorials. These walk you through the rules and quirks of each track, as well as showing you where the hidden shortcuts are. We can’t stress enough how beneficial these can be for new players. Without them, the already arduous task of finding all the secrets could be very difficult.
Which Course Is The Most Expensive?
If you’ve ever played Genshin Impact, then you’ll know exactly what kind of racing game Spyro 2 is. Despite the game’s amazing setting and beautiful graphics, Genshin Impact is arguably one of the most expensive games ever made. Naturally, this is mostly thanks to the game’s unique card system and the many vehicles you can unlock. But another factor that contributes is the fact that it has a secret speedway. Naturally, this is mostly because the game’s developers wanted to make sure that the track remained a secret. Why? Well, it’s because they want you to find it yourself! This way, you’ll have the pride of discovering a new route in your own city. Or village.
In terms of cost per mile, Genshin Impact‘s hidden speedway is the longest of the game. This makes sense because it is the last track you’ll need to complete in order to find all the secrets. Naturally, it’s a great chance to rack up some serious miles under your belt. And, naturally, these are all just assumptions. We don’t actually know how fast this particular track is because we can’t read the game’s metrics easily. This is because the game’s metrics are presented in a way that’s difficult for non-Japanese speakers to understand.
Which Course Is The Shortest?
If you’re looking for a short and snappy gaming experience, then you may want to skip over to Crash Racing, where the goal is to rush from point A to point B as quickly as possible. While the main game’s 12 tracks are all different sizes, the shortest one is actually cut out of the center. Naturally, most of the game’s action takes place on the outskirts of the track, so the center is rarely driven upon. Naturally, this means that the center is the shortest track. Just a few seconds will shave off your journey. But it’s also one of the most expensive.
In terms of cost per mile, the shortest track is Spyro 2’s first course. This makes sense because it is the first track you’ll play when you first launch the game. Naturally, you’ll want to explore as much of it as possible, as it will help you determine how the rest of the game plays. While most mobile games these days are open world, Spyro 2‘s first course is a classic case of limited level design. This means that you’ll be racing against the clock and have to beat the level’s time limit.
And now you’re probably wondering, how much does it cost to buy all the shortcuts? Well, it takes a bit of a time analysis to figure that out. But, luckily, we have a spreadsheet at hand. Thanks to Rafflecopter’s amazing tools, we were able to import all the information from our My Steam account and cross-reference it with our Google Drive. Doing this for every single level gave us a nice little overview of how much all the shortcuts cost us. And boy, did they add up. But that’s a story for another day.