This is the only Spyro game I've ever played, but I'm willing to bet it's the worst of all of them. All you do is go around doing tasks for a bunch of poor helpless idiots for a bunch of people who are to lazy and stupid to do it themselves.
There are two bosses and two mini-bosses. The second mini-boss is only a slightly longer version of the first, but the second time you face Ripto (while it is the hardest) is only mildly tough. The best word in my vocabulary for this game is LAME!