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Spyro: Year of the Dragon

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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#1815 SuperSpyroFan 20:44:08 12/07/2013
Oh yeah, and getting your own back on Moneybags was good too. Forgot to mention that in my previous comment.
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#1814 SuperSpyroFan 20:43:35 12/07/2013
I gotten everything on this game too, and found it disappointing. I prefer the way the first two ended, Gnasty's Loot was a great level, the ending, and story was meh. Ripto was a wicked boss to fight, and the story seems to be improved upon giving you more insight to the characters, in Spyro 3, there's no cutscene with the Sorceress towards the end, there's nothing really. It's so random. And the Super Bonus Round felt more like a chore than anything, apart from blasting down UFO's, that was the only satisfying thing.
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#1813 LoneWolf 23:04:35 11/07/2013
I gotten everything on this game its awesome
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#1812 Jaggedstar 19:46:55 11/07/2013
vI had one egg left and zero gems left, and it glitched. FEEL THE PAIN.
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#1811 huge dotd freak 12:42:21 11/07/2013
I had three eggs and less then two hundred gems to get, but now I can't play it t-t
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#1810 LoneWolf 03:07:15 11/07/2013
Lol awesoness
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#1809 SuperSpyro700 14:44:43 10/07/2013
V Me too!
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#1808 LoneWolf 03:03:07 10/07/2013
I love this game smilie
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#1807 spyrothe111 02:31:01 09/07/2013
Spyro Skateboarding FTW! smilie
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#1806 Jaggedstar 19:55:30 08/07/2013
Sorry SiA
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#1804 LoneWolf 22:06:43 07/07/2013
Really u think sign whatever i don't care anymore I'm just going to lock myself away forever don't looks like anybody cares about me.....
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#1803 Jaggedstar 20:42:04 07/07/2013
....Uh okay let's stop this now, it's the Spyro YOTD page, not a GB system
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#1802 LoneWolf 13:17:26 06/07/2013
Why would u why would anybody
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#1801 Jaggedstar 09:23:48 06/07/2013
@LoneWolf-

I can't forgive you. After all those things you've said.

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