This article is about the boss level in the first game. You may be looking for the character or the boss level in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.
“You're toast, Gnorc!”
    —Spyro the Dragon

Gnasty Gnorc (boss) (ナスティ・ノーク Nasuti Nōku 6-3 in Japanese) is a boss realm in Gnorc Gnexus, a homeworld in Spyro the Dragon and Spyro Reignited Trilogy remaster of the first game. It is where Spyro fights the main antagonist, Gnasty Gnorc.


The final boss, Gnasty focuses on keeping his distance by running and using thieves as an advantage. Here, junk has been made into a large walkway around a Gnorc-made lake, with two entrances to a lava chamber and a maze of tunnels. Hint/Note: Gnasty runs fast for his size, so skip by holding down X and square to catch up to him.

In the lava chamber, the platforms are gradually receding. If the player does not move quick enough, they will reach them too late and will not be able to land on time. They will then fall in the lava which results in starting from the beginning of the level (since this stage contains do not contain crystal dragon checkpoints to backtrack and to autosave). An alternative way of Spyro's death is when Gnasty Gnorc uses his magical mace to zap Spyro four times.

There are no dragon portals and autosaves at this particular stage, so a blunder will lead to starting all over again.



Spyro the Dragon 120% Walkthrough - 34 - Gnasty Gnorc

Spyro the Dragon 120% Walkthrough - 34 - Gnasty Gnorc

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  • Gnasty Gnorc is one of the only two levels not to contain crystal dragons, the other level is Gnasty's Loot.
  • In early versions of the game, this level was called "Gnasty Place" and it used the Artisans homeworld theme. Originally the gem total was a lot larger than it is in the final, and a fairy would grant Spyro his enhanced flame ability. Various shortcuts are used by Gnasty, and there is an exit vortex at the end of the level.
  • Both this level and Dark Passage share the same skybox, although the former has it recolored to be a blue tinge in contrast to the latter's purple-red tinge.
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