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Spyro: Season of Ice

Spyro: Season of Ice is the first Spyro game to appear on the GBA. The first Spyro game to be made by a developer other then Spyro's creators Insomniac Games, Digital Eclipse have done a decent enough job on this game to make it playable and replayable.

Season of Ice takes you, as Spyro, to the Fairy Realms in order to save them from an evil menace. Set shortly after Year of the Dragon, Season of Ice continues with a slightly linked story but really it's not the greatest story you'll have ever encountered.

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North America Oct 30th 2001 European Union Nov 16th 2001
Spyro Advance
Japan Dec 26th 2002

The Story

Here's the official word on the story from the SpyroTheDragon.com website:

After the defeat of the Sorceress, many of her old Rhynoc minions were left out of work or had to take less-than-ideal day jobs. None more so than Grendor, the Rhynoc librarian at the Grand Central Dragon Realms library. A small, meek figure, Grendor never made the cut into the Rhynoc army and desperately longed for a career change.

One day, Bianca spent a few hours in the library researching ideal vacation spots for a trip she was planning for Spyro, Hunter and herself. With all the travel books, Bianca mistakenly left the Sorceress' Spell book behind. Finding the book, Grendor was inspired by an ingenious plan. Flipping through the pages, he found himself a transformation spell to change his meager frame into a towering mass of muscle and brainpower! Wasting no more time, he read the spell aloud; too hasty even to notice the book was turned upside down. Grendor wound up with bulk and brainpower all right, but in the form of two heads, and a migraine in both of his thick skulls.

And here's my description of the opening part to the game...

The camera zooms in to see Spyro, Hunter and Bianca relaxing on a beach somewhere, probably Dragon Shores, when Hunter suddenly sees something in the sky. He thinks it's a flying sheep saucer but Spyro recognises it as a balloon. Bianca catches it and reads the note attached to it. The note is from Zoe and reads: 'Dear Spyro, I'm using every last drop of my magic to send you this message. Someone has cast a powerful spell over the Fairy World and, freezing fairies in Ice Crystals. And we can't get out! Now, the Rhynocs are back and collecting fairies one by one. I wish I knew what they were up to. Please come back before it's too late.' Spyro decides to go help the fairies and Bianca says she'll go off and check her spell book for something to help.

Hunter mentions that she hasn't been carrying the Spell Book for a few days which is news to Bianca but she finds out that she no longer has it on her. She realises that she must have left it in the library when she got the travel book for their vacation. As she sets off to find her book, Hunter, Spyro and Sparx head off to help the fairies.

The Controls

Spyro the Dragon
A Jump. Press again when in the air to glide. Press again whilst in glide to hover and end the glide.
B Flame
R Charge
Start Bring up the start menu
Select Open the Atlas

Gems are once again the currency of the world, and once again you'll be needing to collect it all to get 100% completion.

Gem Colour Gem Value
Red 1
Green 2
Purple 5
Yellow 10

Gems are once again in the same places as usual. In flammable baskets, chargeable vases, locked chests, inside Rhynocs and just lying around on the ground.

Sparx

And as usual Sparx is Spyro's health meter.

Sparx Colour Hits Left
Yellow 4
Blue 3
Green 2
None 1

To regain Sparx's health just flame a small animal such as a sheep that will give out a butterfly. Each butterfly will regain one health point.

Progress Saving

Strangely enough, for a world filled entirely with fairies, there are no progress saving fairies in the whole game. None. So every time you die, you'll be taken all the way back to the start of the level and have to redo everything except collecting gems and freeing fairies.

Well, that's enough of that then. On to the walkthrough, getting started with Autumn Fairy Home.


Comments
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#420 ilovespyro11 16:32:43 07/05/2012
can you get this game on ps2 in the uk?
will play any game with bianca in it, except i havent got a gameboy WAIT YES I HAVE MY OLD DS OMG I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!
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#419 Winston1 19:01:41 30/04/2012
This game was just as hard as the original Crash Bandicoot. Still was decent, though.
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#418 TorchSheep 13:43:40 28/04/2012
this is the best Spyro GBA ive played
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#417 DarkCynd3r 13:04:36 28/04/2012
this game is okay
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#416 MaleforSxC 19:07:03 23/04/2012
I love it. I got it on my DS and I love it! I agree with RedSpyro123 in that the Hula Hoop Rhynocs are annoying. Apart from that and the fact that there are no saving fairies I really like this game.
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#415 ghostfury 19:21:51 16/04/2012
this game is hard to get 100% complete exept with the code then its easy to complete but not fully
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#414 awesomespyros10 03:03:18 28/03/2012
this game is a great exclusive, but, sometimes you can't tell the diversity between high and low... but is still awesome (and more underrated then the also awesome spyro: enter the dragonfly)
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#413 ExtremeSpyro 09:02:46 26/03/2012
Plus the fact that Spyro walks like he's on god-dang ice.
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#412 Brokensoul 18:20:57 23/03/2012
errrgh... i still haven't beat this game ; - ; i hate the platforms because you can't tell if they're higher or lower than the one you're standing on :/
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#411 spyro8045 12:13:26 22/03/2012
thanks purple-cynder
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#410 ExtremeSpyro 13:24:35 19/03/2012
It's a good port, but MAN is it hard. It will require a lot of patience to beat 100%. 7/10. Season of flame and Attack of the rhinocs is better.
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#409 RedSpyro123 19:40:14 16/03/2012
This game is cool. I have always enjoyed seeing the many awesome levels this game has to offer. And there are a few of the rhynocs that are annoying, like the hula hoop one, but other than that they are easy to defeat!
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#408 Trix Master 100 03:58:46 13/03/2012
true......... it's sad because my little bro broke my Ds lite i think
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#407 Purple-Cynder 23:39:16 12/03/2012
actually you can play GBA games on the DS Lite, so you should better get a DS rather than a used game boy, spyro8045 smilie
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#406 spyro8045 14:09:40 12/03/2012
i don't have a game boy system but if i do get 1 i'm getting the spyro games i missed out on,THIS I SWEAR!
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