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Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy


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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.

#630 LoneWolf 22:54:53 07/10/2013
SuperSpyroFan u have this game for sale
#629 SuperSpyroFan 10:25:47 06/10/2013
@LoneWolf: Yep, they do. I get quite a few results in the UK, but not so much from the US.
#628 LoneWolf 17:43:52 18/09/2013
they still sell this game on ebay right
#627 hunter500 18:15:08 08/09/2013
Hmm the two of my favorite characters meet each other.
#626 LoneWolf 22:05:51 04/09/2013
shroom boom was it a fun game smilie
#625 PhotonTH 06:13:48 30/08/2013
They really need to do this again. But with LOS Spyro and Mutant Crash. That'd be a great game. And make sure it's an actual platformer or co-op where you can fight along side one another.
#624 Chairman 09:21:25 14/08/2013
this was fun smilie
#623 GillGrunt08 14:11:36 20/07/2013
Jk it is okay
#622 GillGrunt08 14:02:53 20/07/2013
Boo it is horrible.
#621 Spyrocouture01 22:12:40 18/07/2013
I least favorite this game of the Spyro series. Because the graphics are weird and having to go back all the way to the beginning just to go back in the portals to get to Cortex and Ripto's base. Honestly did not like that smilie But I still like it.
#620 shroom boom 08:02:53 02/07/2013
@longwolf what do you mean? my parents got me this game when i ws 6
#619 willspyro 19:27:36 01/07/2013
they put too many mini games in this game smilie
#618 LoneWolf 14:32:41 29/06/2013
Shroom boom Like what kind man smilie
#617 shroom boom 10:02:34 25/06/2013
got this game it brings back so many mermories lol smilie
#616 ThroneOfMalefor 02:31:13 13/06/2013
The game was okay. Gem Hop is fun. smilie