The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning


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DS Version

Developed by the same people that made Spyro's previous outing on the Nintendo DS, Spyro: Shadow Legacy, A New Beginning is similar of a similar style but not of gameplay. Much like the console and GBA versions of the game, the DS version plays out the same story and general feel to the game, interrupted by its own individual elements such as the crystal light minigames.


Button Action
A Breath Attack
B Jump
B + B Double Jump
B + B (Hold) Glide
X Secondary Breath Attack
Y Melee Attack
L Change Target
R Choose Breath
X + A Fury Attack
B, A Shield
B, Y Tail Sweep
D-Pad Move


Red Gems heal you, you'll find these in mushrooms, rocks, weeds, barrels, etc which you'll need to smash open with the stylus. Unlike the console and GBA versions of the game, you won't get these from killing enemies.

Green Gems will replenish your breath, these drop from enemies once you kill them.

Blue Gems will raise your experience which is used to better your elemental moves.

Crystal Shards are white gems which appear after completing a light puzzle. Collecting all 40 of these in the game opens up extra rewards.


Unlike the console version, your Fury meter goes up when you kill an enemy; there are no purple gems in the DS version. And unlike the console and GBA versions you need to do something extra to set off your Fury successfully. You need to touch the enemies in the order that targets circles appear around them when you start the Fury attack, if you don't get them in the correct order or fail to touch them all in time the Fury attack will merely damage the enemies rather than obliterate them.

Elemental Powers

Throughout the game you'll learn new breath attacks and along with them a shield powerup each type of which helps you in a different way. From the Level Up screen you can put to use the blue spirit gems that enemies drop all over the place and improve the strength and length of the abilities. When you have at least one ability that is affordable to level up a blue icon will appear on the top screen.

Power Crystal Puzzles

Throughout the game you'll come across lots of these puzzles which you will need to complete in order to turn off the magical fences and barriers that are keeping you hemmed in. Each puzzle will have a limited amount of mirrors to arrange on the board in order to redirect, split and change the colour of the light beams in order to hit all of the targets.


Easy to kill but there are lots of them.
Watch for his bombs. Touch his shield.
Heals enemies.
Stationary. Weakness: Fire
Magma Worm
Tough combo attack. Weakness: Ice
Touch to squish!
Spider Tank
Slow but tough to kill. Weakness: Ice
Teleports around. Weakness: Electric
Watch for his long axe! Weakness: Electric
Touch to stun him. Weakness: Fire
Rock Brute
Stay away from his pound attack. Weakness: Ice
Angler Fish
Erratic movement. Weakness: Electric
Can drain your Fury energy. Weakness: Earth
Dodge his rapid fire. Weakness: Earth
Training Dummy
Not terribly intelligent or mobile.

And that just about wraps up all the information you'll might need to play the game.

In order to solve the game though, you might want to view the solutions to all eighty of the puzzles available.

#45 WhamShell795 19:49:44 21/07/2012
How do you pass the valcano level???
#44 dragonguy45 19:10:12 21/10/2011
This game is epic!
#43 Spyrofan37 14:42:28 10/08/2011
crap is not a bad word, so there is no reason to bleep it out
#42 spyroxxx4 01:55:23 24/11/2009
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa... whoa are those the ONLY enemies in the game? other then bosses.... 15 enemies of different types...
#41 Cynder 19 06:32:41 25/09/2009
Angler fish and Nataloids annoy the c**p out of me!!! Curse them to their very soul!!!!! smilie
#40 Hufflepuff 18:44:28 25/06/2009
The DS version sounds complicated... smilie
#39 pikachu 17:59:33 28/03/2009
what dose it look like the/n I can tell you
#38 spyroxxx4 20:04:39 07/01/2009
hmm in the console version theres this boss called electric king does he appear in the ds version please reply
#37 spyro 17:07:55 18/12/2008
ohmygiddygods pjs
#36 krispy 07:57:59 30/11/2008
umm i need help ........ i cant seem to kill the trolls on like some level and it tells me to use the electric gate thing to kill it buut i dont know how please help
#35 cynder dragon 09:06:42 29/11/2008
Hi aliceg12. The answer to that question is yes, becoz I finished the game like 10 times and I unlocked all the cheats. (Disco the second cheat is really bad)
#34 dingodile555 21:34:53 09/10/2008
This game is really good. The angler fish are annoying but just target them and use the secondary thunder attack and it will perish!
#33 SpyroCrazy 16:52:35 30/08/2008
I'm in covexity.
Why there are Apes in there is what I want to know.
I hate hate hate angler fish.
I don't like Fire Beetles either. Why are THEY in Convexity.
#32 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 16:20:13 24/08/2008
Complete the first set of Extra Puzzles to get more shards.
#31 aliceg12 16:17:19 24/08/2008
after you have got 40 shards how do you unlock the rest of them so that you can unlock cheats?????? please reply soon coz i really need 2 know
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