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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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#1800 LoneWolf 13:31:03 29/06/2013
V lol epic smilie
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#1799 spyrothe111 12:47:54 29/06/2013
*Facepalm*

I just realized those "ants" are actually crayfish, so of course they look like lobsters...

Now i'm embarrassed... smilie
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#1798 spyrothe111 02:22:25 28/06/2013
Whoops. I ment "Crawdad Farm". smilie
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#1797 spyrothe111 02:16:30 28/06/2013
Well I liked Ant Farm the best. smilie
Even though those ants look like mutated lobsters to me... smilie
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#1796 spyrothe111 15:13:23 26/06/2013
Who else enjoyed Sparx's levels?
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#1795 Jaggedstar 19:35:23 22/06/2013
She is indeed.
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#1794 TorchSheep 13:45:08 22/06/2013
Bianca is amazing.
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#1793 Jaggedstar 21:23:17 20/06/2013
vLol nope.
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#1792 LoneWolf 04:43:25 17/06/2013
V hahahaha u r so wrong
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#1791 Jaggedstar 21:14:49 14/06/2013
@ThroneOfMalefor

IS BEAUTIFUL
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#1790 Firesfrost 16:01:27 13/06/2013
For all of the first three of the original series, the discs I have are for PS1. Guess it's a bit outdated, but hey, it still works, no scratches or anything.
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#1789 ThroneOfMalefor 02:28:28 13/06/2013
BIANCA.
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#1788 ThroneOfMalefor 20:21:40 10/06/2013
THIS GAME.
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#1787 LoneWolf 15:21:43 20/05/2013
sigh hm.....
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#1786 Jaggedstar 10:50:47 19/05/2013
Yeah, it is pretty weird smilie

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