By breathing fire into one of the Tiki statues of the level Tiki Tropics, the sound that Aku Aku from the Crash Bandicoot series makes when breaking open an Aku Aku Crate will play.
On the back of the European box, it states that Spyro can swim. However, in the final game, this feature was removed and Spyro does not swim at any point during the game.
At one stage during development, Spyro was able to swim. His swimming animation had over 500 frames of animation, but it was cut from the game as the developers didn't feel that it added to the gameplay.
There is a spelling mistake which occurs twice in the introduction. Instead of 'breathe', the word 'breath' is used.