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Spyro: Season of Ice

Spyro: Season of Ice is the first Spyro game to appear on the GBA. The first Spyro game to be made by a developer other then Spyro's creators Insomniac Games, Digital Eclipse have done a decent enough job on this game to make it playable and replayable.

Season of Ice takes you, as Spyro, to the Fairy Realms in order to save them from an evil menace. Set shortly after Year of the Dragon, Season of Ice continues with a slightly linked story but really it's not the greatest story you'll have ever encountered.

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North America Oct 30th 2001 European Union Nov 16th 2001
Spyro Advance
Japan Dec 26th 2002

The Story

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

After the defeat of the Sorceress, many of her old Rhynoc minions were left out of work or had to take less-than-ideal day jobs. None more so than Grendor, the Rhynoc librarian at the Grand Central Dragon Realms library. A small, meek figure, Grendor never made the cut into the Rhynoc army and desperately longed for a career change.

One day, Bianca spent a few hours in the library researching ideal vacation spots for a trip she was planning for Spyro, Hunter and herself. With all the travel books, Bianca mistakenly left the Sorceress' Spell book behind. Finding the book, Grendor was inspired by an ingenious plan. Flipping through the pages, he found himself a transformation spell to change his meager frame into a towering mass of muscle and brainpower! Wasting no more time, he read the spell aloud; too hasty even to notice the book was turned upside down. Grendor wound up with bulk and brainpower all right, but in the form of two heads, and a migraine in both of his thick skulls.

And here's my description of the opening part to the game...

The camera zooms in to see Spyro, Hunter and Bianca relaxing on a beach somewhere, probably Dragon Shores, when Hunter suddenly sees something in the sky. He thinks it's a flying sheep saucer but Spyro recognises it as a balloon. Bianca catches it and reads the note attached to it. The note is from Zoe and reads: 'Dear Spyro, I'm using every last drop of my magic to send you this message. Someone has cast a powerful spell over the Fairy World and, freezing fairies in Ice Crystals. And we can't get out! Now, the Rhynocs are back and collecting fairies one by one. I wish I knew what they were up to. Please come back before it's too late.' Spyro decides to go help the fairies and Bianca says she'll go off and check her spell book for something to help.

Hunter mentions that she hasn't been carrying the Spell Book for a few days which is news to Bianca but she finds out that she no longer has it on her. She realises that she must have left it in the library when she got the travel book for their vacation. As she sets off to find her book, Hunter, Spyro and Sparx head off to help the fairies.

The Controls

Spyro the Dragon
A Jump. Press again when in the air to glide. Press again whilst in glide to hover and end the glide.
B Flame
R Charge
Start Bring up the start menu
Select Open the Atlas

Gems are once again the currency of the world, and once again you'll be needing to collect it all to get 100% completion.

Gem Colour Gem Value
Red 1
Green 2
Purple 5
Yellow 10

Gems are once again in the same places as usual. In flammable baskets, chargeable vases, locked chests, inside Rhynocs and just lying around on the ground.

Sparx

And as usual Sparx is Spyro's health meter.

Sparx Colour Hits Left
Yellow 4
Blue 3
Green 2
None 1

To regain Sparx's health just flame a small animal such as a sheep that will give out a butterfly. Each butterfly will regain one health point.

Progress Saving

Strangely enough, for a world filled entirely with fairies, there are no progress saving fairies in the whole game. None. So every time you die, you'll be taken all the way back to the start of the level and have to redo everything except collecting gems and freeing fairies.

Well, that's enough of that then. On to the walkthrough, getting started with Autumn Fairy Home.


Comments
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#15 Dancinkayley 04:38:14 17/07/2006
I hate this game now. I'm wrecking it. How am I doing that? Removing the game pak while the DS is on. It works well. And, it's triggered a glitch! There's 2 gems I've already gotten, when you save, remove the game pak after saving (when the power is on, I advice you turn the sound off it can be quite noisy) and powering off. Then you power back on. Search around the Summer fairy home and you should find 2 gems!
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#14 me 21:44:27 28/06/2006
dark52, are you sure those err, THINGS at Market Mesa are llamas? They look a little too scary to be llamas.
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#13 atgodsfoot29 18:50:58 21/06/2006
smilie
of you can help me with the spyro season of ice just e-mail at sweettexasgirl28@yahoo.com thank you very much i am pat
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#12 atgodsfoot29 18:47:31 21/06/2006
i need help with spyro season of ice please thank you very much God bless you and have a nice bless day...Jesus loves you all...
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#11 me 19:10:00 20/06/2006
SOI is just fine!!! I mistakenly set music to off. The super pak is OK. Oh,*BEEP*, I just got SOI by itself off of Amazon!!! smilie Ifeel like the stupidest person on the face of the earth smilie . MY DAD WILL LITARLY KILL ME NOW!!!!!!!! Nice knowing you, people of darkspyro.net!!!!!!! ( smilie sobs)
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#10 Kelsey 16:56:25 12/06/2006
Hey in the Sparx World were you have to kill the giant catipillar, how do you kill him. I'v played it at least a hundred times and I can never kill him.
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#9 Dancinkayley 10:47:19 08/06/2006
I got this in a Crash 'n' Spyro Superpack. It's Spyro: Season of Ice and Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced. The instructions weren't too good, it's just the menu controls and the story for both games. I beat Spyro: Season of Ice (after some excessive cheating 0_o) and Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced up to N-Trance, without cheating.
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#8 me 00:59:19 04/06/2006
Look, I know this comes in a super pak with sof, but buy them seperate!!!!!! I purchased the value pak and this one malfunctioned. The music dosn't work!!! It's ssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooo dull playing with no music. My dad cleaned it but it didn't make a difference. Sof is fine. (sof and soi are together on one cartridge)
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#7 Me 22:51:14 19/04/2006
Conner Cohan, I think that Spyro is an Artisan(from SPYRO THE DRAGON)because Artisans have slightly curved horns(like Spyro)and Spyro is seen torching sheeps at the beginning of SPYRO THE DRAGON.He could also be Artisan because he started there in SPYRO THE DRAGON.
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#6 Junie B. Jones 22:44:14 19/04/2006
HEY PEOPLE!!! IT'S ME!!! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES!!! AND SPYRO THE DRAGON IS THE BESTEST GAME EVER!!! EVEN MY BESTEST FRIEND THAT GRACE THINKS SO!!! PLUS I EVEN BEATED HER ON THE Sgt. Byrd BATTLE!!! HOORAY FOR ME!!!
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#5 Me 22:40:04 19/04/2006
HEY PEOPLE!!! IT'S ME!!!YESTERDAY I RECIEVED A PLUSH SPYRO FROM Ebay AS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!! HE IS SO CUTE!!!YA GOTTA GET ONE!!!
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#4 Me 22:36:09 19/04/2006
Anonymous,this game DOES indeed have a map. Press L and A.
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#3 pravin 21:41:28 11/01/2006
how do you get cheatcode
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#2 Anonymous >_> 06:27:11 10/09/2005
AHHHHH!!!!! WALL OF TEXT!!!!!

Anyway, this game is confusing without a map >_
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#1 Conner Cohan 21:58:14 31/07/2005
This is How To Beat Grender's Lair:The First Place You Battle Him is The Libary of Flame.But My Sister Will Tell You About That.Maybe Never.Becuase She Does Not Know About Dark Spyro.in The Libary of Ice The Water Looks Like Ice(Just Like in Star Park)But it's Really Water.Just Coutiue The Libary.When You Get To This Part With Snow Sheeps(From Winter Fariy Home And Star Park)And Go Around.Fly At The Middle And You'll See Grender.To Defeat Him You'll Need To Charge Hime Ten Times.Ouch!That Better Got To Hurt.When You Enter it Again When You Defeat Him(The Spyro U. Told Me This)The Credits Sroll And You Come Back With Another Fariy And That is True.I Did it Before.And Here's Another Thing That The Spyro U. Told Me.Zoe(The Really Strongest Fariy)is A Autumm Fariy.I Think I Know Why She's One.Becuase Autumm Faries Are Happy 100%.That's What I Think.Don't You?
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