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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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#30 Spyro Maniac 15:13:07 21/10/2006
It took me forever to beat the game!
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#29 Dragginwings 23:41:48 19/09/2006
Wul yeah... I used a cheat ta get through dis 1, but NOT aht.
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#28 Anonymous 11:26:56 07/09/2006
same here!! this game is way too hard!! i finished AHT and its much easier than this game!
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#27 snow_white658 04:29:03 06/09/2006
Yep, I find this game very hard too. I have managed to complete the 3 Spyro games for Playstation 1, the 2 for Playstation 2, also "Attack of the Rhynocs" and "Season of Flame" (got Fusion but was'nt impressed). Seems a shame that I have'nt managed to complete this one. Its ages since I had a go so not sure how far I am into the game, but maybe halfway through at a guess, but I'm definately going back on it and give it another go.
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#26 Dragginwings 22:56:40 03/09/2006
Yup.
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#25 spyroandsparx 17:53:32 03/09/2006
Three words say it all. WAY TOO HARD!!
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#24 Dragginwings 19:47:46 25/08/2006
Thanx.
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#23 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 20:12:28 22/08/2006
Well, there are but I don't know why you'd need to know where they are. In any case there's one in Market Mesa, Panda Gardens, Roman City and Dusty Trails (one in each of the worlds).
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#22 Dragginwings 20:05:11 22/08/2006
There aren't any, after all Spyro IS in the FAIRY World.
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#21 rose 18:29:26 21/08/2006
where are the egg snatchers in season of ice
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#20 me 22:59:58 18/08/2006
Yes, dark52, I found that out the hard way.
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#19 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 15:05:33 11/08/2006
The beehive challenge is quite difficult to get right as you're usually either too slow or too fast and the bee stops following you. You need to go to the beehive and charge away at the right speed so that the bee doesn't sting you and you don't go too far ahead, lead it to the flower and repeat for the others. It'll probably take quite a few attempts before you get all of them done though.
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#18 Sati 13:49:43 11/08/2006
<<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.>>

Just keep firing at him. Eventually his body will disappear and his head will turn red. When that happens, make sure you hit the head or his body will grow back again. (It took me a while to discover this.)


<<are you sure those err, THINGS at Market Mesa are llamas? They look a little too scary to be llamas.>>

I actually thought they were ostriches. But it's hard to tell. The head and especially the eyes reminded me of the ostriches in Disney's Fantasia, in the "Dance of the Hours" animation.


The problem that I'm having is the beehives in Honey Marsh. The professor said something about charging, but I don't know if that means the hive itself, or the bee that comes out, or if he means to charge away once they're out. I always get stung. I don't know if the guidebook is any help 'cause I don't have one. (I went to buy Crash Bandicoot: N-Tranced, and someone had mistakenly sold the package it so they gave me Crash AND Spyro on one cartridge - lucky me. But it's in just the Crash box.)

I have all the fairies except that one and I think the one from Space Age Speedway hard level. And I really want to get to Grendor! So can anyone help?
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#17 Hannah 01:15:06 21/07/2006
Japenes people draw weird. Did you see that picture?
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#16 me 20:51:42 17/07/2006
pleze answer my question, dark52.
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