Walkthrough

Controls

Spyro the Dragon
FunctionPS2GameCube
MoveD-PadD-Pad
MoveLeft Analog StickControl Stick
JumpXA
ChargeSquareB
BreathOX
Change BreathL1L
Show InventoryR1R
GlideX + XA + A
Glide and HoverX + X + TriangleA + A + Y
Head BashX + TriangleA + Y
Wing ShieldHold L2 + R2Hold L + R
Look AroundTriangleY


Tank
FunctionPS2GameCube
MoveD-PadD-Pad
MoveLeft Analog StickControl Stick
Lower GunXA
Raise GunSquareB
Fire RoundOX
Rotate Turret LeftL2L
Rotate Turret RightR2R
Look AroundTriangleY


Plane
FunctionPS2GameCube
MoveD-PadD-Pad
MoveLeft Analog StickControl Stick
Fire MissilesXA
Fire GunsOB
AccelerateSquareX?
Bank LeftL2L
Bank RightR2R


UFO
FunctionPS2GameCube
MoveD-PadD-Pad
MoveLeft Analog StickControl Stick
Tractor BeamXA
Speed UpSquareB
Fire Energy BlastsOX


Manta Ray
FunctionPS2GameCube
MoveD-PadD-Pad
MoveLeft Analog StickControl Stick
Speed UpSquareB
Breath NetOX

Gems

If you've played the previous Spyro games you'll know what gems are for. For collecting and for paying Moneybags off with. Each level has a finite number of gems within all laid out in certain places. You'll find them lying on the ground, inside baskets, inside vases, and inside Riptocs.

Red Gems are worth 1.
Green Gems are worth 2.
Purple Gems are worth 5.
Yellow Gems are worth either 10 or 25 depending on how they're feeling.

Oddly the creators of the game forgot to differentiate between 10 and 25 and instead used the same Yellow Gem for both.

Later on in the game, after defeating Ripto for the first time, you will gain the Gem Finder ability which when you press L3 + R3 (PS2) or L + R + D-Pad Up (GCN) Sparx will turn towards the direction of the nearest gem. Handy for finding those last missing bits of treasure.

Health

At full health Sparx is Yellow. Take one hit and he'll turn Blue. Another and he'll become Green. One more and he'll disappear altogether. And one final hit and you die, losing a life and returning to the last place you were zapped by Zoe, or failing that the last place you entered the level.

To regain Sparx's colour you need to feed him butterflies. You can find these all over the place, simply kill the small Fodder animals and a butterfly should pop out all ready for eating. Each level has a different creature for Fodder but you should easily spot them as they're the smallest creatures in the game.

Breath

One of a very short list of new features that the game has is that of multiple breaths. At the start of the game Bianca casts a spell that allows Spyro to gain extra breaths by bringing a Magic Rune to the Spirit Dragon in Dragon Realms. There are only three runes to do with breaths, the fourth is for Wing Shield.

Fire Breath you'll have from the very start. This is useful in defeating enemies of all shapes and sizes as long as they don't have armour.

Bubble Breath you'll gain almost straight away, the rune is directly ahead from where you first begin the game. It is used solely for capturing the missing dragonflies. Remember to switch to a useful breath afterwards, breathing bubbles at that Ninja won't do you much good.

The rune for Electric Breath / Lightning Breath (the game doesn't seem to be able to decide which) is found in the Dragonfly Dojo. This is used in much the same instances as Fire Breath, it can also be used to power machinery and kill some specific enemies.

Ice Breath is the last one that you find, the rune for it is in Cloud 9. Ice Breath freezes enemies on the spot allowing you to smash them into tiny pieces by charging at them. It is also useful for specific enemies.

Saving

The game will autosave when you go into a loading screen of any kind. You can also manually save from within the Options menu.

Zoe's zap doesn't constitute an actual save but it brings you back to that location if you happen die so that you don't have to go back to the start of the level again.

Anyway, on with the walkthrough and into Dragon Realms.


Comments
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#17 S P Y R O 07:50:15 27/12/2013
Got this for Christmas, and there's no double jump! I like double jumping. smilie
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#16 cynder fan47 18:19:42 23/12/2012
i think the game is hard.
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