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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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#105 Lover of Spyro 07:58:53 02/12/2006
i'm so sad!
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#104 Lover of Spyro 08:35:36 01/12/2006
BUT DINOSAURS CAN'T GROW WINGS,SO THATS WHY SHE GOT DRAGONS!
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#103 Bianca 07:35:31 01/12/2006
Boy, is the Sorceress LAZY! If she were truly a powerful--uh, magician or dino, she could've just picked off the wings herself!
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#102 Lover of Spyro 08:31:16 30/11/2006
and, spyroandsparx why wink??!!??
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#101 Lover of Spyro 16:31:35 28/11/2006
hey!soz!i got a bit frustrated!(thats all!)SOZ!!!
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#100 spyroandsparx 22:44:49 27/11/2006
Sorry Lover of Spyro it's just that you shouldn't be rude like that. There are rules on this site you know. smilie
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#99 spyroandsparx 22:05:56 27/11/2006
SHUT UP Lover of Spyro!!! You too firebird!!!! I can report yuu 2 to dark52!!!!
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#98 Lover of Spyro 09:48:09 26/11/2006
yeah!you can!though i don't realy like Hunter cos he's allwats coming back in the games telling you how t glide!!!(when u already know!)
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#97 YAR 00:50:46 26/11/2006
oh.......
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#96 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 23:40:27 25/11/2006
Sure you can, you play as him in parts of the speedways.
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#95 Yar 23:30:42 25/11/2006
WTH you cant play as Hunter!
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#94 Lover of Spyro 15:26:27 25/11/2006
oh!i thought he had something to do with the professer!
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#93 artiste_violet 14:19:27 25/11/2006
The monkey is Agent9, one of the proffessor's creations.
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#92 Lover of Spyro 08:59:33 25/11/2006
HEY! who's the monkey!!!???!!!i know i'v completed it 8 times(cos its too easy!) but i still dnt know who the monkey iz!!!
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#91 Lover of Spyro 07:58:55 24/11/2006
oh! and can i just say that the bosses are tooooooooooooooo EASY!!!!!MAKE EM ARDER!!!!!

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