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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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#1918 SuperSpyro700 10:11:24 18/04/2015
The Greatest Hits version of this game is a masterpiece!
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#1917 Sesshomaru75 05:33:16 30/03/2015
Since I own the black label version of this game, and not the Greatest Hits version, I decided to play the Greatest Hits version of this game on an emulator (using a PS3 controller) and I was finally able to beat this game 117% and get all of the Skill Points a few days ago. lol

I've beaten this game 117% before, but I had to exploit a glitch to win in the race with the yetis.

I also wasn't able to get the skateboard Skill Points, as they were way too frustrating for me to get at the time when I first played this game, but now that I've finally gotten them and also beaten the game without glitching, I feel so proud and satisfied with myself, and I appreciate this game a lot more than I did at first.

I still sorta don't like the skateboarding parts, and this game is still my least favorite of the original three games, but I like this game a lot more now than I did when I first played it, and I'm proud to have finally completed it.

I plan on completing it again on my PS3, but I'm not sure when I'll get to it.

For me, this is easily the hardest of the original three games, but I find it very enjoyable and I definitely recommend it. smilie
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#1916 XSpyrashX 00:08:24 30/03/2015
smilie This was the 2ND game I've ever played before in my life! (The first being Crash Team Racing) I can play this game all day, everyday and it can NEVER get old! Just... anyone who has never played this game before has no childhood! smilie
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#1915 SuperSpyro700 17:08:40 15/02/2015
I got the Greatest Hits version of this game!
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#1914 darkspyro199 23:20:16 05/02/2015
Still my Fave game of all time D:
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#1913 killsociety_ 00:04:52 03/02/2015
I love this game. I've played it 3 times now. It really brings back memories when I played Spyro on the Sony PlayStation. I'm glad this game is on the PlayStation Network for download, so we can play it.
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#1912 miniquiny999 17:52:14 02/02/2015
SOOOOOOO FUN! this was my first game EVER. The Nostalgia is so plentiful. I was 3 when I first played it.
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#1911 Windbringer 21:09:27 29/01/2015
Why isn't there a Japanese version of this game?
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#1910 JamesFakeman 11:51:05 17/01/2015
Spyro 3 15th Anniversary is in this year! 15 Years ago! Time flies!
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#1909 SuperSpyroFan 09:58:05 19/11/2014
Spryo? Who's that?
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#1908 Robert2007 02:43:05 19/11/2014
Spryo is AWESOME
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#1907 stelthelffan 18:56:03 27/10/2014
smilie smilie mwhahahaha
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#1906 spyrothe111 10:26:24 16/10/2014
@Jaggedstar
Same. smilie
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#1905 Jaggedstar 17:15:38 29/09/2014
I really wish Spyro and the Sorceress had a cutscene together like Spyro and Ripto
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#1904 skylandersspyro 01:48:34 08/09/2014
Even though i am a skylanders fan this game is still Awesome!
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