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Generally favorable reviews - based on 79 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    100
    The Reignited Trilogy comes in at exactly the right time and hits all the right notes. Spyro is just as accessible and fun for newcomers as he is for veterans, with updated visuals, audio and gameplay allowing everyone to really have a blast with these classic games. Whether you played Spyro 20 years ago and fell in love or just saw his mischievous face on the cover art and were intrigued, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is for you.
  2. Nov 30, 2018
    95
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is an absolute pleasure and a strong continuation of Activision's commitment to remastering classic games. For those who grew up with or loved the old Spyro games, I can't imagine you won't find yourself engrossed in the collective quality of these remasters. For those new to the world of Spyro, this game is a winner even without its history. Plus, a very attainable set of achievements (or trophies) means you can earn yourself some rewards along the way.
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    95
    It’s been an absolute blast playing through these games again, and it’s also served as an extended gaming history lesson.
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    95
    With three titles of great quality being redesigned to be beautiful even by today’s standards, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy burns bright. Little touches such as a unique design for every Elder Dragon, an attention to detail in the aesthetics of the levels, and a dynamic music system breathe life into what was already a lively collection. Spyro is back, and his games are exactly as good as you remember.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    92
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a seriously good remaster. It’s a relaxing and comforting jaunt back into the world of the classic 3D platformer and it was a joy to re-experience all of these worlds with Sparx by my side. If you played Spyro growing up—or always wondered what the fuss was about—there’s something in this for everyone, and I hope that we see some new young Spyro fans as a result.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2018
    90
    This package contains a huge amount – and it’s almost entirely some of the finest 3D platformer design plus enhancements that are simply gorgeous. Go on, puff the magic dragon. [Issue#157, p.90]
  7. 90
    Though some curious issues persist, there’s no denying that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a stunning effort that every platforming aficionado and fan alike should grab with both hands and not let go until every last gem is wrung out.
  8. Nov 15, 2018
    90
    The Spyro remakes are truly wonderful, offering players a trip down memory lane that is hard to top. This is the way remakes are supposed to be.
  9. Nov 14, 2018
    90
    The Reignited Trilogy only helps cement the fact that the three original Spyro games are some of the best platformer/collectathons ever made.
  10. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a wonderful recreation of three of my favorite games from my childhood. I’m so happy that I got to experience the games again in a new way, and it really excites me knowing a new generation will get to experience it as well. Is it the last time we’ll get to see Spyro and his buddy Sparx outside of the Skylanders franchise? I certainly hope not. And if this much love has gone into this remake, it would be a shame if it was.
  11. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a remake to be considered as a reworking of the original games. The work done by the development team is commendable, they not only recreated the stories of the American team with a new look, but they also enriched them in details and in the gameplay. Insomniac's work has stood the test of time, and thanks to the work of Toys For Bob, it is reborn, beautiful as ever, and able to give hours of fun to those who played it two decades ago as well as those who never had the chance.
  12. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    The Spyro games were legitimately great for the time, though, and thanks to an near-perfect balance between preservation and updating, Spyro Reignited Trilogy is every bit as excellent by today’s standards.
  13. 90
    Many video games don’t age well, but Spyro Reignited Trilogy feels like the game didn’t age at all. Toys for Bob applied the fountain of youth to a 20-year old series, and the little purple dragon is just as perky and fired up as ever.
  14. 90
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy not only does the original games justice, but successfully expands on the original vision behind them. This is Spyro at his very best.
  15. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a dream come true, a full remake that surpasses all expectations.
  16. 90
    Taking off the nostalgia goggles for a moment, Toys For Bob have done a brilliant job in revamping a classic trilogy of games. In updating the visuals and tweaking the controls, they’ve stayed true to the source material and crafted an experience so involving that you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a brand new game. Initial viewings had me concerned that they might not be able to live up to the hype; but on playing the game, for the briefest moment I was eight years old again – and I enjoyed every minute of it.
  17. Nov 22, 2018
    89
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy has arrived to show that the purple dragon that once conquered our hearts has not lost the flame with which it achieved fame on the original PlayStation. Toys for Bob has made Spyro look better than ever in a remastering focused on the graphic section, leaving the rest of sections as good as they were in the past.
  18. Nov 15, 2018
    88
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy takes us on a trip back in time so as to not only dearly remember the original but also convince the player through new visuals and a gameplay with lots of fun. Despite the fact that the game may prove as too easy for some, and there are also several issues with the camera, it is still a great option when considering the cost and general quality of the game. Spyro is definitely back for good.
  19. Nov 12, 2018
    88
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy shows in all its beauty the effort garnered by Toys for Bob. The game acquires a fluidity never seen in the original games and the attention to detail is breathtaking. There are some flaws but even the biggest doesn’t diminish the great result.
  20. Nov 12, 2018
    88
    The new, vibrant graphics make Spyro a playable fantasy cartoon. It’s one of the most attractive kid-friendly games you’ll find.
  21. Nov 12, 2018
    88
    One of the most beautiful remakes on which we have ever laid eyes: a precious work, not exempt from slight technical flaws, but enchanting and dreamy even more so than it was in the era of its debut.
  22. Dec 16, 2018
    85
    With the Spyro Reignited Trilogy fans get a more than worthy remake and newcomers get one of the best platformers of all time for the PS4.
  23. Dec 5, 2018
    85
    There aren’t a ton of games that can make a two-decade jump and remain unscathed, but Spyro Reignited Trilogy does just that.
  24. Nov 26, 2018
    85
    The charm of the original trilogy of Spyro games has endured through the years and with this collection, where everything looks shiny, beautiful and modern, the adventures of Spyro are better than ever.
  25. Nov 22, 2018
    85
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the best way players have to experience the first three entries in the Spyro the Dragon series. The remasters are extremely faithful to the originals, with a couple of additions and smoother controls that make all three games a joy to play. Sadly, some technical issues prevent the Trilogy from being the best remaster ever released, but it's definitely close to it.
  26. Nov 21, 2018
    85
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a successful remake of the original title(s), which is similar to the case of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy. The developers have done a great job by refreshing the graphics and tweaking some gameplay mechanics. Also, modern controls have been implemented. All these aspects make this game pack a joyful experience.
  27. Nov 19, 2018
    85
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a great way to introduce your children to video games from your own childhood.
  28. Nov 16, 2018
    85
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a fantastic visual remake that brings the game feel of the original trilogy intact. It’s not absent of some technical issues and camera problems nonetheless.
  29. Nov 15, 2018
    85
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the remastered collection that longtime fans deserve and the means to get newcomers interested in the purple dragon’s adventures. Toys for Bob has captured the spirit of the original three entries in the platforming series, popped in a few helpful updates, and created a beautiful visual landscape that gives new life to Spyro’s early journeys. The long load times and past mistakes from the original developers still pop up, but there’s no denying that this remastered trilogy is Spyro’s triumphant return.
  30. Nov 15, 2018
    85
    20 years after its original release, it is still a great platform game, with the perfect balance between classic gameplay and new technical elements.
  31. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Three of the most iconic PlayStation titles are back with a great new face. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great remade versions of these classics.
  32. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is undoubtedly a great remaster that respects the genuine game while providing enhanced visuals and still very good gameplay mechanics. A must-have for any platformer fan.
  33. Nov 12, 2018
    85
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a perfect example of what a good remake should be. Toys for Bob took everything special about the original trilogy and made it better with a fresh coat of paint. This is the definitive way of playing Spyro the Dragon.
  34. Nov 12, 2018
    85
    At the end of the day even if you were someone who played it twenty years ago, there’s still something completely satisfying about playing this revamped ode to the classic Spyro all this time later and that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
  35. Nov 12, 2018
    85
    Toys for Bob has done a great job of filling Spyro’s first three adventures with such reinvigorated life. Worlds a are packed to the brim with more detail, animations are consistently endearing, and the quality of life improvements make revisiting these once analog stick-less platformers a joy to play. They’re definitely easier thanks to some of those changes, but no less charming to play.
  36. Dec 13, 2018
    84
    If you're looking for a challenging modern platformer, you won't find it here. However, the game has plenty of charm that will attract new fans in addition to providing a comforting nostalgic experience to gamers who came up in the 90s. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great choice for kids, providing them with hours of frustration-free fun.
  37. Dec 1, 2018
    84
    If you're a fan of Spyro or 3D platformers in general then Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a must-play compilation. The amount of variety and charm contained within these 3 games is superb and each of them holds up beautifully today.
  38. Nov 15, 2018
    84
    Toys for Bob managed to do justice to the original gameplay, improving (almost) everything else. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is great for the hardcore fans of the purple dragon, but it’s also suitable for the younger audience.
  39. Nov 20, 2018
    82
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a fantastic remake of some flawed games and with that comes a mixed bag of a recommendation. If you’re a series veteran and absolutely love collect-a-thons now as much as you did then, pick it up and you’ll have a lot of fun. If you’re new to the series and have access to the PS1 games via a PS1, PS2, or PS3 digitally, see if the formula is for you. As remakes go, this is a far more thorough one than even the Crash Bandicoot one and in that sense, it’s a better collection for PS1 classic fans – but the game themselves lack variety and feel a bit too similar to one another to recommend a full-price purchase right out of the gate.
  40. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 21, 2018
    81
    The studio redrew every model and changed the engine, but managed to keep the gameplay faithful to the original. Level architecture, Spyro’s abilities and his enemies – Reignited Trilogy plays just like the originals, only with modern graphics. [Issue#234, p.63]
  41. Nov 26, 2018
    81
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great way to experience a fantastic collection of games. Accessibility tweaks and small additions make this the definitive way to play the original trilogy regardless of whether you're experiencing it for the first time or revisiting one of your favorites.
  42. Spyro Reignited Trilogy, sure keeps the main mechanics of the first three games and adds fancy graphics with intense remastered soundtracks.
  43. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    80
    Reignited Trilogy looks like a Pixar movie and proves that while many other genres have changed significantly over the last 20 years, the recipe for an enjoyable platformer stayed the same, at least in many aspects. Of course nowadays people expect more from any game and Spyro does feel archaic but its wise design stood the test of time, especially if you look at the remake through the eyes of a child (either literally or metaphorically). [01/2019, p.50]
  44. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    80
    An excellent choice for the upcoming Christmas holiday in the family circle. Spyro is a playful and appealing rebel who will be loved by old fans and their children as well. [Issue#291]
  45. Dec 6, 2018
    80
    Everything looks, feels, and sounds as if it could have come out this year as a brand new game.
  46. Dec 4, 2018
    80
    The games and their level design definitely hold up in 2018, with plenty of content and charm to keep you coming back. On top of this, the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is not a full priced game. If you love Spyro, and like what you see and hear of the game, then there'll be no catches to disappoint you. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a blast from the past, with an amazing and impressive passion put into bringing the games back, better than ever.
  47. 80
    This is an immaculate remake of a set of fun, important, though imperfect games, breathing new life in Spyro's early adventures and serving as a reminder that the franchise really was great; worthy of the same fond remembering afforded to Crash Bandicoot and Banjo Kazooie.
  48. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    With beautiful worlds and family-friendly action, Spyro Reignited Trilogy Spyro delivers pure gaming joy and is perfect for both nostalgics and kids who have not played a Spyro game before. It is somewhat noticeable that the core mechanics are over 15 years old, but overall the annoyances are easy to forgive.
  49. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    No open worlds, no map full of nonsense symbols, no rush to finish it, just an old school, old fashion 5th Gen platform experience. Spyro comes reignited in a game that takes its three and best adventures and gives them a new and polished look without sacrificing the original style.
  50. Nov 25, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  51. 80
    Lovingly and lavishly recreated, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the perfect introduction to three of the best platformers of the PlayStation generation.
  52. 80
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy offers three enjoyable 3D platformers in one package. As someone who didn't play the original games I had a lot of fun, the minor tweaks to gameplay and the huge graphical overhaul bringing the games up to a modern standard and the desire to get 100% level completion being as powerful as ever.
  53. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    At $39.99, Spyro Reignited is quite the steal. This is a very good set of remasters that drastically improves the visuals while preserving the style of the originals. All three games show some signs of aging to various degrees, but they all manage to hold up surprisingly well. Throw in a few new improvements and additions, and you have a solid collection of platforming games that appeal to both newcomers and veterans alike.
  54. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    From the moment the first dragon, Nestor, tells you how to find the balloonist until the end of the Super Bonus World in Spyro 3, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is an utter delight.
  55. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a fan's dream. This heartfelt remake is bursting with colour, character and adventure, even if it has been developed with an cautious approach to reinvention. Though some might find its retro-fused action a little simplistic in this convoluted era of gaming, Spyro has the ability to entertain even the most cynical player with its wonderful worlds, slick design, and ability to spark the flames of nostalgia.
  56. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Toys for Bob has done an excellent job translating the lovable dragon’s adventures to modern platforms, building upon the original outings with brave new additions.
  57. Nov 16, 2018
    80
    Toys for Bob has done an exemplary job of bringing Spyro into 2018.
  58. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Spyro is back with a beautiful remaster, hindered by some technical issues. We hope Toys for Bob patches it to enhance the experience, because other than that, it’s a great collection of classic platforms that still hold up very well.
  59. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a fantastic remake of the original Spyro trilogy. It expertly toes the line between loyalty to the classics and updating the originals. I would absolutely put it in the high end of remasters, and I felt it did an even better job than the recent Crash Bandicoot remaster. The only real flaw is that it's still a port of PS1-era games, so if that play style isn't up your alley, Spyro Reignited probably won't change your mind.
  60. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    This bundle offers three fantastic remasters of the platformers. The gameplay feels a bit outdated, but the visuals definitely do not. A great nostalgia trip if you ask us.
  61. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    The games might ask many GB's from your console and they do they their sweet time to load, but what you get is so beautiful that you tend to forget about all of that. Spyro looks amazing.
  62. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is another cracking remake from Activision. The purple dragon's original trio of adventures holds up brilliantly, with beautiful, colourful visuals and meticulously rebuilt levels. The controls are faithful to a fault; Spyro turns on a dime, but camera issues can frustrate occasionally, and loading times are perhaps a little too long. Overall, however, this is a remake Spyro fans can be proud of, and a threesome of old-school 3D platformers that a new generation of players will come to love.
  63. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    The Reignited Trilogy is the best kind of collection that not only brings a beloved series up to current visual standards but also proves just how well-built the original titles were. Granted, the originals were done by a little studio called Insomniac, and it's not exactly surprising something that team did is a fine example of the genre. But the Reignited Trilogy's developer, Toys for Bob, deserves major kudos for bringing Insomniac's vision to life in the way we could've only dreamed in 1998.
  64. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    A perfect gift for Spyro's fans. A colorful trio of adventures, right from the 90's. Those who loved Spyro will continue to love it, those who hated it will not change their minds.
  65. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    As a package, Spyro Reignited is a fantastic experience, and Toys for Bob have done an amazing job in updating the series whilst maintaining its feel. This truly is a Spyro for today rather than a quick cash-in that plays off your nostalgia. Each game stands on its own as well as illustrating the development of the series.
  66. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    It's great to see Spyro back in the picture, and with the remasters it doesn't look out of place in today's day and age. It's a joy to play, but the charging and camera angles let it down somewhat.
  67. Nov 21, 2018
    75
    The original three Spyro games have been completely remade and you can feel it when it comes to the controls and camera. Luckily it goes unnoticed more often than not as you’ll be smitten with a fairy-tale story and beautiful music.
  68. Nov 14, 2018
    75
    A perfect visual and audio upgrade to a bonafide classic that sadly can do little to bring its dated game play and simplistic design to a modern audience. Fans and kids alike however will no doubt find many hours of enjoyment in this expertly presented package.
  69. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    Were Spyro games actually good 20 years ago? That’s what we wondered when we first launched Spyro Reignited Trilogy until we gladly discover that yes, they were. And still are, despite an outdated first episode.
  70. Nov 12, 2018
    75
    The Reignited Trilogy is Sypro in his best purple suit, with a stunning recreation of his three adventures making you forget how rough and aged they’ve become over two decades. Its gameplay is retrospectively simplistic but still engaging, with only persisting camera issues and troublesome audio implementations getting in the way of a special return journey.
  71. Dec 2, 2018
    70
    Whether you buy Spyro Reignited out of sheer nostalgia or just because you need a nice game to play together with your kids, this remake will not disappoint. It’s still one of the best family arcade games around.
  72. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a solid remaster for those looking to play as gaming’s most famous purple dragons.
  73. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy plays well, looks fantastic, and is rarely an overwhelming or difficult set of adventures, with small worlds that are simple to conquer and ideal for a younger audience. By the time of the third game, things are a little more gimmicky, and there is a repetitive nature about the constant running around and collecting, but these colourful platformers still manage to deliver real delight if you try not to blast through each game one after the other.
  74. Nov 20, 2018
    70
    For anyone exhausted by endless upgrade systems, infinite unlockables, new skins and every other contrivance meant to ensnare the contemporary player, Spyro’s uncynical good time is a worthy escape. This is one that shouldn’t be put away.
  75. Nov 16, 2018
    70
    It’s a faithful and fun remaster, although it doesn’t push the boat out in any way.
  76. 70
    Although Spyro the Dragon and its subsequent two sequels haven’t aged as well as one would hope, Toys for Bob has done a good effort to put out a remaster that does the nostalgia justice. Control and design issues were part and parcel to 3D platformers from the era, but while can't be celebrated except when viewed through an incredibly thick pair of rose-tinted glasses, the overall series remains charming, delightful, and well worth checking out for interest's sake, if nothing else.
  77. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Remakes so good they flatter the original games, but whether or not they deserve this level of star treatment the end result is three enjoyable and accessible 3D platformers for all ages.
  78. Nov 12, 2018
    70
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a good compilation with three excellent platform games from the first PlayStation. Redone from scratch, the game offers a nice new design with some technical flaws, and the gameplay feels a bit old, but it's still a good nostalgic trip for the whole family this Christmas.
  79. Nov 19, 2018
    50
    It’s a visually rich release that’s bound to appeal to new and veteran players, but it’s also one of the shallowest remasters this console generation has seen thus far.
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  1. Nov 13, 2018
    Toys for Bob delivers another beautifully restored slice of 90s nostalgia, although the mechanics could have also done with a polish.
  2. Nov 19, 2018
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy retains the magic of what made the franchise such a hit in the late 90s and early 2000s. There’s a timelessness that lives in the core of the Spyro games, proving that the franchise can easily contend with other big names in the nostalgia wave. 20 years later, I’m delighted I can still experience the same feeling of wonder and awe in the games that defined my childhood.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    A rarity, in that it’s an Activision release without a nasty predatory catch, Spyro is a ton of fun and it’s held up incredibly well.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 543 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 543
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    This is an outstanding remaster in the same vein as Crash Bandicoot. It stays true to the originals with only the major graphic overhaul andThis is an outstanding remaster in the same vein as Crash Bandicoot. It stays true to the originals with only the major graphic overhaul and some minor improvements in other areas (mostly menu related). The controls are fluid and responsive, nothing feels stiff at all. The price for all three games is damn good. Spyro was the first Playstation game I got back in the 90s and I loved it then, and it was strange realizing how dated the polygons looked when I tried revisiting it a few years ago. The dragons look fantastic. Being able to play this is a dream come true.

    These games aren't difficult by any means nor are they terribly long. If you played the Crash Bandicoot remaster then know this follows a similar formula as do most PS1 platformers.

    The flight levels could give some people trouble but that's about it. You have to be perfect with some objectives. These games are remembered for their fantastical elements and whimsy, not brutal difficulty. Most people would probably rate this an 8-9, but I give it a 10 based purely on my own nostalgia of the franchise and how grateful I am that we got an honest remaster without bloating the game with extra content to make it seem relevant. It knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything more.
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  2. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    Thank you for returning my childhood! Everything is just amazing. Bright and colorful graphics, wonderful and so different levels. It can beThank you for returning my childhood! Everything is just amazing. Bright and colorful graphics, wonderful and so different levels. It can be seen that the developers treated with great respect to the original source. I am delighted, guys! Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Firstly I just wanted to point out you can access sunny flight sooner than you should be able too , because in the original games you had to save a dragon so he could tell you about it first. So yeah i found something to nitpick about Lol.

    Big 67Gb hard drive space required is a negative , no option to install each one by itself.

    Certain boxes are harder to glide to due to the textures for example the head bash crate where you need to glide to a green hand in the original the green hand was straighter.

    The gems now can get hidden by grass making some gems possible to miss. (This is a posite accept where your doing the golden goose mini egg as the seed is hard to see (1 bounces ,1 doesn't they should both bounce to indicate there position).

    Gulp achievement requires perfection no hits at all or a very long time to do and its a nightmare cause the boss is much harder and spams the green gun more which hits more often now.

    When escorting a lost dog home to its master you can mess up the puzzle and glitch the dog into the wall meaning you have to reset level.

    Certain hard sections seem harder as corridors seem narrower.

    The super jump is not like remembered, feels slightly faster.

    The fire rate of the submarine should be slightly faster.

    The Twin dragon boss battle is annoying as your gun fires slower than it used too and the targets are smaller.

    No option to inverse flight so up is up and down is down like originals (i tried the camera options they didn't work).

    The whack a mo mini game is harder with the yeti.

    + Positives

    Fully voice cast +
    Nice Dragons on Spyro 1.
    Nice animations
    The new worlds are visually stunning and I like the changes to the beast makers world the most. ++
    Much better visibility in ocean +++.
    Sometimes not being able to see a gym due to grass +
    Nice list of trophies and variance +
    Added details in certain areas (That both hinder or enhance players experience see the green hand further up)

    So in summary better in some areas but worse than others. Overall its not bad and most people are just complaining about the discs not being all digital.
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