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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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#45 Sly Cooper 17:24:05 02/09/2006
I love the two player yeti boxing!
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#44 spyro 00:05:23 31/08/2006
i cant find dragon eggs ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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#43 Dragginwings 14:02:20 27/08/2006
Yup, same here.
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#42 Bianca 03:01:32 26/08/2006
That's just it, I can't. smilie
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#41 Dragginwings 22:22:08 23/08/2006
She falls in the lava. She escapes lava. Get 100% to kill her completely!
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#40 Bianca 10:28:11 22/08/2006
What happens when you beat the Sorceress? My own game doesn't allow me to beat Sorceress, I suddenly go back to Sunrise Spring and can't go to Midnight Mountain. (And my rocket ends up looking like a 'rocket-hot-air balloon.)
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#39 Black Minx 10:59:03 20/08/2006
The agony is that (siye) they just dont make spyro games like that any more.
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#38 Dragginwings 20:37:07 19/08/2006
The skateboarding is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
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#37 Bianca 06:44:10 16/08/2006
Skateboardin' rocks! Me and my siblings compete sometimes!
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#36 Bianca 02:01:08 06/08/2006
I'm sad Insomniac quit after this, I like Ratchet and Clank too but still, I'm sure they can keep Spyro, both game series are SO great.
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#35 Spyrofan123 17:05:26 04/08/2006
I love this game, except the bosses are too scary for me to fight, so i usually have my dad fight them when i'm at his house. But i'm getting a PS2 of my own and the first three games so i'll have to fight them by myself. I'm scared.........
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#34 Spyro's girlfriend 23:39:58 26/07/2006
I skated until my fingers were numb in this game.
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#33 Ami 03:09:09 25/07/2006
This game rules, but I love the 2nd one
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#32 Shammii 08:08:55 23/07/2006
BEST SPYRO EVA! I LOVED AGENT 9!!!!!!!!!!!
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#31 Mark 21:09:55 16/07/2006
In echanted towes the skate place the most trick points trike is a raging ripto right/
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