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Spyro: Year of the Dragon

The third game in the Spyro series, and the last to be made by Insomniac Games. Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the biggest of all the Spyro games so far made. It incorporates several new playable characters as well as a new evil to fight.

In this game you play mainly as Spyro, but there are certain levels and parts of levels where you can only play as a different character. The playable characters in this game are: Spyro, Sparx, Hunter, Sheila the Kangaroo, Sgt. James Byrd, Bently the Yeti and Agent 9.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon
North America Oct 11th 2000 European Union Nov 10th 2000

The Story

Every twelve years, the Dragon Kingdom celebrates its most important event: the "Year of the Dragon" Festival. Fairies deliver a new batch of dragon eggs and dragons come from all around to dance and feast until everyone drops from...eggshaustion.

The Year of the Dragon is upon us again and the fairies have brought 150 eggs to the Dragon Worlds. However, unbeknownst to the celebrating dragons, a sinister plot is about to unfold...

Far away - on the opposite side of the world - lies a kingdom long since forgotten by dragonkind. So forgotten, in fact, that even the legends about these "Forgotten Worlds" have now been forgotten.

This kingdom is ruled by a mean and spiteful Sorceress who has frankly become quite fed up with being forgotten. As she sits on her forgotten throne, the Sorceress has hatched a fiendishly evil plan. A plan to restore the fading magic to her forgotten realm. A plan to conquer the dragons once and for all. All she needs is a little help from her army of horn-nosed 'rhynocs', the cooperation of her mysterious disciple Bianca and of course, those 150 magical dragon eggs.

The Controls

Spyro the Dragon
ButtonAction
XJump. Press again when in the air to glide
SquareCharge
CircleFlame/Spit out rock
TriangleLook around/Aim rock/Drop out of glide/Headbash when just jumped
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Spyro fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Sheila the Kangaroo
ButtonAction
XJump. Press again when in the air to go higher. Press again the moment you land to double jump
SquareKick
CircleKick
TriangleLook around/Headbash when just jumped
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Sheila fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Sgt. Byrd
ButtonAction
XFly, hold to go higher
SquareDrop bomb/projectile
CircleFire guns
TriangleLook around/Aim
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Sgt. Byrd fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Bentley the Yeti
ButtonAction
XJump
SquareThump
CircleSpin club
TriangleLook around
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Bentley fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Agent 9
ButtonAction
XJump
SquareThrow Bomb
Square (hold)Aim Bomb
CircleFire Weapon
TriangleSniper Mode
R1/L1Zoom in/out in sniper mode
R1/L1Dodge left/right
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)

Gems are strangely identical to the last game. Strangely because Avalar and The Forgotten Worlds are most likely further away from each other then the Dragon Realms is from the Forgotten Worlds. Strange how they have the Avalar set of gems rather than the Dragon Realms set, maybe the Sorceress had the GemCutters in from Avalar though.

Gem ColourGem Value
Red1
Green2
Purple5
Yellow10
Pink25

The same containers for the gems as in Avalar. However here you get gems from killing the Rhynocs whereas in Avalar they released a Spirit Particle. Also this game sees the return of a locked chest, slightly different in appearence from the first game, but you will still need to find a key to open them.

Anyway, on with the walkthrough, and on to Sunrise Spring!


Comments
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#1889 SuperSpyroFan 11:58:17 13/04/2014
Wait, you can't get any of the Spyro games on PC. Unless you're using an emulator?

If you think about it, the Spyro games aren't really that long. It's mainly the challenges that slow you down, especially when you get stuck on one for a while. And the levels are extremly short, I used to think that they were a lot longer, when they're not.
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#1888 bash fan 00:13:20 10/04/2014
I haven't been on this site for three days because I was playing this game on my laptop. This is now my favourite Spyro game, it's so fun now I'm up to Midnight Mountain!smiliesmiliesmiliesmilie

Yes! I defeated the smilie just yesterday in one go! But it took me many attempts to beat Crush! It was fun when you had to chase smilie to get all your gems back, and the Bonus Worlds are awesome. So far I have completed 108% of the game.
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#1887 SpyroFan1113 22:38:48 07/04/2014
@SuperSpyroFan it IS a great game, and sadly Insomniac's last one.
And i feel you man.
*hugs Spyro*
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#1886 SirFortesque90 00:05:27 28/03/2014
Anyway I on this great game (Spyro 3) that in the world of Midnight at Dinosaur mine I discovered there is a scary bugs that basically if you electrocute underwater by Zoe fairy and you take hit from seahorse gunman goes well that you die but then (if you have more lives) there is a bug in swimming plane practically swim in the air and plus there is a secret level that if we you are entering into a sort of rodeo but doesn't do anything but if you leave the secret level in practice see that exit from the wall and this is a level which the Insomniac Games has added but that has not been used but then had taken away because if no the breaking balls (a figure of speech). that discovery huh!?!? If we take the case as you play try to do this thing and then tell me what you think
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#1885 SaphiDragoness 00:06:17 22/03/2014
Plus, I wached a walkthrough of this on YouTube. It said It was a movie of some sort.
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#1884 SaphiDragoness 23:12:27 05/03/2014
I <3 Spyro.
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#1883 SuperSpyro700 22:51:31 05/03/2014
Dragons are awesome! smilie
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#1882 SirFortesque90 00:38:27 01/03/2014
But because there was a demo version before this great game? because if there was did not know and thanks for the tip and I'll try to fix it if it is possible ... anyway you again (unless you have already mentioned) I think it is much better that Spyro Spyro 3 2 (but even that is beautiful) but this more because there are a lot of levels and lots of quests to do than some are difficult others are easy that (honestly) easy facade was decorated with the order you find yourself always more difficult to go on missions and levels and for this reason Spyro 3 is more beautiful than Spyro 2 because there are also 4 of those characters who make the missions that do not tell you watch though at least eventually you can also play those great characters especially when you fight with Bentley the Yeti against the yeti, which at that time no longer Spyro 3 but becomes Tekken because when you come against that yeti on level "Frozen Altars" seems you're doing a game of Tekken instead of Spyro 3 and that is why it is more beautiful than Spyro 2 then made by Insomniac Games another story but this is all another speech...
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#1881 spyrothe111 03:53:27 27/02/2014
The Early Demo version of this game was the first time I ever played Spyro! smilie
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#1880 SirFortesque90 23:21:21 09/02/2014
@robbiepayne97 Watch in my opinion the Insomniac Games has done a great job for the Spyro series but unfortunately has only made the first three Spyro games, however, I would like to continue to do the series of Spyro so at least I have fun!! but instead of Spyro 3 the level that I like most is "Fireworks Factory" because (apart from that there are the ninja that come out from everywhere and then you find them hanging from the ceiling) is a Japanese level "to say", then why is the sister of Handel (the kid) who at one point enters a kind of House (put it this way) and makes the ninja moves (though it's always a little girl) a normal girl would never since then (apart from that they are brothers and sisters) you find there to Spyro 2 to level "SUNBURN" understood? so then that's why IMHO Spyro 3 is the best of Spyro 2 because there are these kind of levels and beautiful!!
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#1879 robbiepayne97 22:38:47 09/02/2014
@SirFortesque90 yes I agree with you on this one! I didn't really care for 2, but I mean it was an awesome game, don't get me wrong, but I loved 2 as much as the next person, but I just loved Spyro 3 more. I LOVE the skateboarding levels! Those were so fun! I wish Insomniac made a Spyro skateboarding game just for skateboarding. That would be awesome!
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#1878 robbiepayne97 22:38:17 09/02/2014
SirFortesque90 yes I agree with you on this one! I didn't really care for 2, but I mean it was an awesome game, don't get me wrong, but I loved 2 as much as the next person, but I just loved Spyro 3 more. I LOVE the skateboarding levels! Those were so fun! I wish Insomniac made a Spyro skateboarding game just for skateboarding. That would be awesome!
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#1877 SirFortesque90 22:24:02 09/02/2014
@robbiepayne97 who doesn't love this game .... then I reckon Spyro 3 is better than 2 (although that's nice) but this more because it has multiple levels, has more things .... so for me is the best place!! However then why I ordered on ebay a few weeks ago but then eventually I liked it a lot!
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#1876 robbiepayne97 22:03:10 09/02/2014
I love this game! I remember playing this game at Walmart and I got this game when it first came out in 2000!
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#1875 SirFortesque90 17:22:06 06/02/2014
@Hawaii Five o Watch this instead of Spyro was the second game that I played and when I had finished I was saddened because then something exciting .... However it for me is better than the other two though the second I like more though goes well this I finished so I'm waiting and I arrive the first that I think should be a great game!
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