Haunted Towers (ゴースト アーマー 5-3: Ghost Armor 5-3) is a realm in the Dream Weavers Homeworld. It is considered the second hardest realm in the whole of the original Spyro the Dragon trilogy. It features magical armored Knights, wizards who revive them, and a large castle to use the Supercharge in. There's a tall fairy in an orange dress hidden in the castle and when she kisses you the super fire breath is infinite until you leave the realm.
The Haunted Towers subworld is actually another marvelous castle of the Dream Weavers world, who I’m sure by now you just looooove castles. With blue, white, and gold stones to create their homes with, the Dream Weavers have turned Haunted Castle into just about the perfect castle among all castles in their world. The courtyard, if it could be called one, is more like a dump site for a bunch of steel-forged knight armors, that aren’t so unoccupied now as they use to be… With the power of reanimating magic, the knight suits have now become living guardians of the castle, and can even give an adult dragon some problems in combat. There are archways spanning the length of the smaller islands orbiting the castle, as well as plenty of stairs and rooms inside the castle for many dragons, not to mention the occasional fairy kiss on the head, awarded to Spyro for saving the fairy from the steel-forged knight armor. Haunted Towers is more like a comfortable getaway than a site for paranormal activity…though the bumps and strange noises in the castle at night beg to differ…
Super-charge down to the hall, go through the door on the top right, jump off the edge and onto the area near all of the Haunted Tin Soldiers, jump off the platform with the whirlwind, go round the castle turret and you are in the secret courtyard. (Note: Do this all while holding your supercharge.)
- There is a point in this realm where you can get easily and hopelessly stuck. If you supercharge into the room where the Haunted Tin Soldier is guarding the trove of treasure and you do not kill him, he will block your every move, making it impossible to pass him unless you leave the realm by pausing and selecting "Exit Level."
- In the late demo, Haunted Towers has Alpine Ridge's music, the wizards wear purple, a wall is missing, the fairy's kiss makes no sound, the gnorcs and tin soldiers make no noise when killed, a kiss from the fairy hidden in the castle makes Spyro's super-fire and red color permanent with the color remaining throughout his trip home, and some textures and structures are different.
- Haunted Towers is the first of three level names in the original trilogy with the word "towers". The others being Aquaria Towers in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Enchanted Towers in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
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