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Spyro: Fusion

Spyro: Fusion

Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy and Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage are two separate but interlocking games on the Gameboy Advance. They both have the same overall storyline and almost identical gameplay. As with some other Spyro games they also have a different name Spyro: Fusion and Crash: Fusion. The only difference is that the Fusion games have multiple languages.

The game that I will be focusing on will be the Spyro incarnation of the two. While the Crash Bandicoot game is not needed to fulfil the story mode in Spyro Fusion, it is needed if you are wanting to collect all of the cards in the game.

Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy Spyro: Fusion
North America June 3rd 2004 European Union June 25th 2004
Spyro Advance: Wakuwaku Tomodachi Daisakusen
Japan Dec 9th 2004

European European
Japan Japan

The basics of gameplay in Spyro Orange require you to wander a main 'world' in order to collect as many gems as you can to help you in opening up all of the mini-games which all require a set amount of gems to open up for the first time.

The Story

At the beginning as you enter the story mode, you will see a short dialogue between Ripto and Neo Cortex as they discuss how to take control of their worlds. The following is exactly what is said:

RIPTO: So it's agreed, then. We'll work together to rid ourselves of Spyro and Crash
CORTEX: Yes! Your army of Riptocs will be even more formidable now that I have genetically modified them.
RIPTO: True! They have strength! They know no fear! And they are cleverly disguised!
CORTEX: Activate your Portals and we shall soon conquer this measly planet!

PROFESSOR: Spyro, I'm glad you're here!
HUNTER: Something strange is happening in Dragon Castles.
PROFESSOR: Strange indeed! Mysterious Portals have been appearing across the land. Even worse, crazed orange beasts have been causing trouble.
SPYRO: It sounds like Ripto is up to no good again.
PROFESSOR: I'll see what I can find out about these Portals. Meantime, Spyro, try to get rid of those monsters.
SPARX: Let's go!

You are then thrown out into Dragon Castles ready to start your 'adventure'.

The Controls

Here are your controls for use in the homeworlds (controls per mini-game are given at the start of each one)

AJump, when able to press again to double jump, then when able to tap repeatedly to flap your wings to get a better distance.
A then L or RPerform headbash
STARTAccess pause menu
SELECTSee current dragonfly health level and gem count
D-PadMove around

Gameplay Basics

Here are a few things that you should know before playing this game:

  • The game is a side-scrolling game and as such it is much harder to avoid enemies.
  • You have no ability to charge at all.
  • There are five mini-games in each world each with a symbol on the top, once you have completed all five at least once, the end of world portal will open allowing you to access the boss.
  • Red gems are unlimited and reappear after every time you either die or re-enter the level, however all other varieties of gems that you may come across are limited and will only appear once

Now it's time to get started with the game.

#660 Agenger1 18:05:57 28/06/2021
Crash and Spyro Fusion is I like it! And I've seen my cousin Blink is known as ''Blinky'' in Spyro Fusion before AHT launch. Why he is in debut? The Crash fans met Nina Cortex instead met my cousin.
#659 Jaggedstar 00:07:57 11/02/2021
ily spyro xx
#658 G Hypernova 18:56:13 29/01/2021
I sincerely hope these two get a proper platforming crossover in the future... ¬.¬
#657 Spiros 07:30:32 16/01/2020
This was a bad game, but I finally got that 113%, 120 card completion after it had eluded me for fifteen and a half years, all thanks to this website. I registered an account here just so I could leave a comment thanking darkspyro for his absurd dedication to even the bleakest corners of the spyro universe.
#656 Doomdrao 18:09:54 04/01/2018
I found this game pretty fun - always liked Wumpa Jungles Soundtrack in it.
That being said, if you start this game I strongly suggest going through the portals Three Times as you go - backtracking to do it all after facing Cortex will take forever
#655 ghostfury 16:28:40 08/07/2016
I have no words...
None at all
This was a disaster....
#654 Mesuxelf 03:36:42 18/02/2016
This game was my childhood ohmagawd
#653 arceustheprime 04:06:33 17/10/2015
bye orange
#652 VioletEevee 08:18:20 25/08/2015
This game... was okay? I mean it's fun somewhat but the gameplay is just... Um... I like minigames, but Spyro's game series isn't really a type that should have minigames, even in a crossover with Crash.

...And well he does have minigames but... This game has literately too many.
#651 Gohan 02:30:22 13/08/2015
This game was such a waste of potential. I loved it as a small child but the more I grow older the more difficult it is to play. I did pick it up for a decent price, though!

Always thought it was so cool Spyro appeared in the Crash Bandicoot game called Twinsanity (Or, I believe it was in Twinsanity...), wish they had a collab like that again.
#650 CrystalFissure 01:04:19 10/06/2015
Loved this game as a kid, but I really wished that a project with as much potential as this was a PS2 game. Could you imagine?
#649 StriderSwag 01:55:59 06/06/2015
5 stars
#648 willspyro 04:44:50 29/03/2015
this game sux
#647 PhotonTH 03:45:28 31/12/2014
I swear thy need to make another game like this on consoles. It'll be better than the Sonic/Mario Crossover. Stupid olympics
#646 skygrin 18:55:02 07/12/2014
smilieTwo words:smiliesmilieCrash and spy?
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