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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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#60 CynderLightLife 05:50:57 20/04/2007
Dont know if this is on topic or not, but:

what should i buy? game boy advance or the DS? Im leaning towards GBA because its got more spyro on it.
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#59 spyromaster 06:50:43 08/04/2007
lol wat wrong with him walking fast
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#58 daida 13:47:05 03/04/2007
spyro walks to fast
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#57 Faerie_Dust 23:32:22 24/03/2007
i <3 this game
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#56 spyromaster 17:48:01 16/03/2007
This game is harder then the spyros on ps1 and ps2 probley caz its on gameboy
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#55 spyroandsparx 01:51:24 04/02/2007
I have no clue what you just said.
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#54 J Dixon 08:16:56 31/01/2007
YEA, I LIKE IT [SO AS MY MONTHER]
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#53 Dragginwings 03:46:44 15/01/2007
smilie Whatever!! I never completed one cuz they're sooo hard!!!
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#52 Lover of Spyro 08:44:37 04/01/2007
the speedways on hard are easy 4 me!
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#51 BlueGiraffe 19:05:45 03/01/2007
Lol, I hope so! I hate the speedways on hard
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#50 Lover of Spyro 08:09:07 03/01/2007
i could'nt du it at 1st but just keep trying and you'll get it aventually!smilie
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#49 BlueGiraffe 17:56:18 02/01/2007
has anyone got any tips on doing the space age speedway on hard coz I can't do itsmilie
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#48 spyroandsparx 14:42:00 02/01/2007
Oh, I like him for his character and how he's sssoooooooo adorable. (I can't belive I said that 'cause I'm a boy.)
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#47 Lover of Spyro 10:05:35 02/01/2007
yep!i never thought you'de say some thing bad about sparx!
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#46 spyroandsparx 20:57:26 01/01/2007
I hated the Sparx missions! They are so hard! I liked them alot more in YOTD. They were fun I guess.
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