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Spyro 2: Season of Flame

The second Spyro game to appear on the GameBoy Advance. Still made by Digital Eclipse as last time, they've managed to improve upon Season of Ice thankfully. The game now has a memory. Certain things you do stay forever rather then having to do them every time you die or go back into a level. The game also has a much better Atlas as it no longer just lists numbers but also pictures to help you with your collecting. And the introducion of a map is a great thing as it very useful if you're lost in a level.

Being back in the Dragon Realms rather then the Fairy ones, this game allows you to control some other characters aside from Spyro and Sparx (Sparx not being a playable character in this game). Overall both the graphics and gameplay have been improved dramatically for this second installment by Digital Eclipse.

Spyro 2: Season of Flame Spyro 2: Season of Flame
North America Sep 24th 2002 European Union Oct 25th 2002

The Story

Here's the official word on the story from the SpyrotheDragon.com website:

After a well-deserved vacation following the encounter with Grendor and the Season of Ice, Spyro returns to the Dragon Realms to discover that none of the Dragon Elders are able to breathe fire anymore! In fact, not even Spyro can use his flame breath any longer! It's been turned icy cold! (Naturally, Hunter has been frozen solid by this time.)

Someone, mysteriously, has stolen all the fireflies, the source of all fiery Dragon Power. And it's up to Spyro, Hunter, Bianca and Sparx to find out why!

And here's a basic acount of what happens as you start a brand new game.

Arriving back from their visit to the Fairy Realms, Hunter, Bianca and Spyro land back in the Dragon Realms in their hot-air balloon. Spyro notices that there's no-one there to welcome them back, and Hunter mentions that it's pretty cold in the Dragon Realms. They spot a Dragon Elder and talk to him.

The Elder informs them that all of the dragon's fireflies have been stolen by an army of Rhynocs. This means that the dragons can no longer breath fire, Spyro proves this by freezing Hunter. They all decide to investigate...

The Controls

Spyro the Dragon
AJump. Press again when in the air to glide. Press again whilst in glide to hover and end the glide.
StartBring up the start menu
SelectChange breath type
L + SelectOpen Map
Agent 9
AJump, press again to double jump
LSwitch weapon
StartBring up the start menu
Sheila the Kangaroo
AJump, press again to double jump
A + A + BStomp while performing double jump
StartBring up the start menu


And as all other Spyro games, Gems are you currency. Slightly different from the previous game, Season of Flame uses a new 25 value gem. Obviosuly not new to the series in value, but they've redesigned it so that is 'less confusing' then before.

Gem ColourGem Value

And as all other games, gems are found in the usual locations; inside flammable baskets, chargeable vases, locked chests, Rhynocs and just plain lying around on the ground.


There's never really been a major change with Sparx's system. Same as usual.

Sparx ColourHits Left

To regain your health, simply flame one of the small creatures running around the Dragon Realms that give out butterflies.

That's all for the intro. On with the main game I think. Off to the Sunny Plains!

#356 spyrothe111 02:48:58 07/05/2015
Sheila really dislikes Moneybags in this game... smilie
#355 whirlwind fan 00:53:21 08/04/2015
That reminds me, I might have one last look at Season of the Ice.
#354 Sesshomaru75 05:12:17 30/03/2015
Just completed this game today for the first time in years, haha.

This game is really good, imo, and I'd say it's better than Season of Ice too.
(though Season of Ice is still a good game, just stupidly hard on some parts)

Also, I didn't really find this game anywhere as challenging or frustrating as Season of Ice, as I died a lot more playing Season of Ice recently than playing this game.
(though I beat this game with only four lives, while I beat Season of Ice with a little over 30 lives, though, to be fair, Season of Ice has a lot more lives laying around, with the life vases respawning every time you return to a level and all)
#353 whirlwind fan 09:08:09 09/03/2015
The game play is awesome for a older, original spyro game IMO. I've watched a few YouTube videos and seen reviews on it.

Has anyone experienced a glitch while playing Spyro Season of Flame? There's one discovered on Gypsy Road (the 2nd time you had to play fairy freeze tag). The fourth fairy on the game always gets stuck behind a glass ball. It kinda gets annoying when you have to keep repeating it. But I don't blame it.

The controls don't seem difficult at all, well in my eyes, anyway. They're pretty basic, and easy to use and they remind me of the previous spyro games on GBA. Also it's very glitchy at times smilie. It's a pretty decent game and its brought a loveable and enjoyable childhood to most of the avid spyro lovers. But gee, it's much more challenging then SotI. ^~^"
#352 miniquiny999 17:22:05 02/02/2015
Got a used copy of this game, but it didn't work. wanted to try it. smilie
#351 Greeble 16:02:04 20/10/2014
Was this anything like Season of Ice, because i never got round to playing it.

I gave up on Spyro because Season of Ice was so bad.
#350 spyrothe111 21:51:50 26/08/2014
The large Tikis in the "Tiki Tropics" level make Aku Aku's noise when you flame them. smilie
#349 willspyro 01:38:15 26/11/2013
@SuperSpyroFan : they're worth it as side-games
#348 SuperSpyroFan 10:22:27 06/10/2013
@ willspyro: Is it good? Would you say it's worth me buying a Game Boy Advance just to play Season of Ice, Flame and Adventure on. I get mixed opinions about them, and I've borrowed and played Ice from a friend, and it was not too bad. Just that sometimes I would get lost a lot, and lose my sense of direction, and wonder where I can actually glide or jump to. And the speedways, and Sparx challenges seem a lot more difficult too.
#347 willspyro 17:26:15 01/10/2013
starting to play this game again smilie
#346 LoneWolf 17:45:31 18/09/2013
i used to have this game on ds the story wasnt long and it was quite hard to play because it was on ds and it was bording
#345 hunter500 18:17:12 08/09/2013
Dont like this one as much as ice.
#344 PhotonTH 00:51:19 06/09/2013
Spyro? Nintendo Exclusive? GASP!
#343 Spyrocouture01 23:36:13 06/08/2013
Got this game August 2nd of 2013. I used to have it but I lost it. Glad I got it again. I just started Starry Plains.
#342 Convexity Fury 19:17:00 19/07/2013
This game was pretty cool despite the annoying voice effects. Too bad I never defeated it.
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