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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.


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.

#525 Rattlebuckler 16:49:02 09/05/2014
one of my favorite spyro games of al time
#524 Jaggedstar 09:29:17 31/03/2014
@DragonDog same omg
#523 DragonDog 02:00:23 14/02/2014
I want to play this game suddenly.... Even if I never past the first speedway..... What is wrong with me?
#522 Jaggedstar 15:10:20 17/01/2014
I want the Japanese version smilie
#521 Hawaii Five o 01:43:57 16/12/2013
i dont remember these games very much but i could always play them since we have them i do beleive.
#520 rfishi 19:56:43 16/11/2013
I was playin this and go to Winter Fairy home, and Grendorsmilie said his intentions, and was like: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT... NO WAAAAAY!
#519 rfishi 22:39:24 06/11/2013
where can i download this onto my computer for free
#518 rfishi 04:05:16 04/11/2013
I got this game and played it on a Game Boy Advance. Shortly after starting the game, I gave up because the screen on the GBA was very dark, and reflected my face on the screen. I guess I'll just get a Game Boy player and a gamecube
#517 Ezila01 06:44:11 12/10/2013
I just wanted to say that this game was released shortly after I was born.
#516 SuperSpyroFan 10:19:46 06/10/2013
@ Grilla Jet 5000: I think Season of Ice, Season of Flame, and Adventure/Attack of the Rhynocs, whatever you want to call it, are supposed to be similar to one another. Just that they're supposed to improve on the gameplay between each other.
#515 LoneWolf 17:46:00 18/09/2013
V no....
#514 Grilla Jet 5000 16:09:57 18/09/2013
I haven't played this. Is it the same as the season of flame?
#513 hunter500 18:17:34 08/09/2013
This game is awsome.
#512 PhotonTH 05:10:05 08/09/2013
Gotta love Japanese box art
#511 PhotonTH 05:30:24 07/09/2013
You wasted so much of my time!
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