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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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#45 Lover of Spyro 14:35:48 31/12/2006
well its the worst GBA game!
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#44 BlueGiraffe 15:48:53 28/12/2006
This game is rubbish smilie I don't like the bird's eye view thing & I just gave up in the end!
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#43 Lover of Spyro 11:44:01 27/12/2006
well a lot of people call me a skilled gamer........but some times it gets anoying frm my skool mates!
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#42 Lover of Spyro 15:26:29 26/12/2006
i give this game.....hmmmmm....7.5/10
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#41 spyroandsparx 04:17:11 25/12/2006
Well that was because you were rude. Anyway I give this game 7.0/10
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#40 Lover of Spyro 14:26:19 24/12/2006
more like:WTE!and you copied that phrase from wot Dark52 said in another topic!and i have the same right as you do to say shut up cos you said it to me and firebird!(i think it was firebird!.....)
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#39 Dragginwings 04:43:14 23/12/2006
Yes, spyroandsparx is right. This is Spyro: WTH (not what the heck, waay too hard.)
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#38 spyroandsparx 02:11:05 23/12/2006
HOW DARE YOU SAY SHUT UP TO ME! smilie Anyway if you think this game is easy you are a very skilled gamer! smilie
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#37 Lover of Spyro 20:10:03 22/12/2006
shut up!(soz i did'nt mean it) but we all think games are easy and hard, like you might think that shadow the hedgehog is hard but i don't, its quite easy!
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#36 spyroandsparx 00:47:34 22/12/2006
Lover of Spyro stop your constant exadgerating. smilie
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#35 Foxy Red01 19:39:15 17/12/2006
I dont belive you
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#34 Foxy Red01 17:58:37 16/12/2006
Too hard for me.
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#33 Lover of Spyro 09:28:01 25/11/2006
beating this game...TOO EASY!!!!!!!!getting all the fairys is easy,completing the levels are easy and completing the game all together is easy!!!!!!!!
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#32 spyro 21:27:06 29/10/2006
I have a spyro toy
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#31 Sarah 23:13:21 27/10/2006
Jeeze methinks that the games too hard meaning I have it and ...yeah its hard
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