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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.

#75 dingodile555 18:09:23 28/08/2007
Can any of you tell me which GBA game you think is best? I have Fusion and ANB on DS (heard the GBA version sucks) so dont count those two.
#74 Spyrofan12345 00:03:56 27/08/2007
I lost my GBA a couple years ago, but I'm getting a Nintendo DS soon, and my best friend is holding my GBA games for me, so I can't wait to play this game again! smilie

~Grace~ smilie
#73 Sati 12:26:16 18/08/2007
Hah! I forgot I posted on here about the bees in honey marsh. I found a way to do it, happily. The one I was having trouble with was the flower where you have to go up stairs to get to it, but I found that if you jump, glide and hover all very quickly, the bee grabs the flower for some reason. Seems to work every time, at least it's worked about 6 or 8 times for me so far.

I'm another one who finds this game easier than the others, but maybe that's just because it was the first one I played. Also it's my favourite so I've played it a lot more than others. I bought Glimmer for the PS1 a week ago and I'm finding that it's really difficult! A lot harder than any of the GBA ones, certainly, but I don't know if it's because I'm not used to it, or I just don't like the 3-D setting, or what.

Either way, this is still my favourite, although I kind of like Season of Flame. Every time I play it I flash back to the first time, and it makes me all happy. =) (Plus I love autumn, so starting in Autumn Fairy World always grabs my attention. I love the brown and the pumpkins and the falling leaves, makes me want to enrol in college and buy pencils.)

(Autumn soon - whoohoo!)
#72 Sati 22:14:41 17/08/2007
I'm surprised that most people don't like this one much, because I like it best of all the Spyro games I've played. I like the isometric world much better than the 3-D world, too. Maybe it's not as interesting, but I find it more enjoyable to play.
#71 spyroandsparx 16:23:29 15/08/2007
The only thing I like about this game is that it's about Spyro.
#70 Dragginwings 20:00:48 11/08/2007
The only thing I like about this game is the boxart.
#69 Spyro Fanatic - Hunter 04:27:36 11/08/2007
I am so bad at this game smilie
#68 robby 08:13:40 29/07/2007
this game is coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
#67 devin 19:33:21 24/07/2007
you are asome
#66 Spyrodude25 17:36:37 14/07/2007
I could never get the 20 fairies you need to to winter fairy home.
#65 spyro legend 00:33:42 14/07/2007
this game is pullin the brains outta me
#64 Dragginwings 16:42:10 04/07/2007
You bet it is!
#63 Nathan 1 fan 16:22:24 03/07/2007
This game is hard onest !
#62 peanutboy2 18:20:49 24/05/2007
this game is better than season of flame, he walks faster.
#61 artiste_violet 11:36:43 23/04/2007
U should probobly by a DS since u can play GBA games on a DS and there are Spyro DS games too.
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