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.

#30 Anonymous 19:49:24 22/08/2008
i need help on aquamarine 2 ive been at it for 3 days now
#29 spyro_madgirl 21:19:01 12/08/2008
Angler fish are the most annoying things in the world...
#28 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 16:09:03 18/06/2008
Check the Puzzles page for solutions to all of the Power Crystal Puzzles.
#27 Ice Dragon 15:35:24 18/06/2008
I just love this game, Spyro fights well,you can get Earth,Ice,Thunder, and Fire! The Angler fish ar ANNOYING but I always kill them when I set a target on them and then I use Thunder, and the Boss Battles are AWESOME, but now i'm stuck at Aquamarine 2, can somebody PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#26 101ghost1 06:48:18 23/04/2008
How do i complete puzzle Aquamarine 2?
#25 TrueSpyroFAN 09:56:35 05/04/2008
#24 TrueSpyroFAN 16:55:47 11/03/2008
Why ever not?!?
#23 Cynder90 22:07:34 27/02/2008
i didn't like the DS version of this game smilie
#22 TrueSpyroFAN 17:51:27 14/02/2008
For eternal night that is!! smilie
#21 TrueSpyroFAN 18:22:41 13/02/2008
That's good news!!! do you know???
CAUSE I'M DESPERATE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#20 jimmy dragon 21:31:40 02/02/2008
dark52 will you put up the walkthrough for the ds if you have it.
#19 TrueSpyroFAN 17:46:28 28/01/2008
No need to reply!
I've remembered now!!!
#18 TrueSpyroFAN 17:52:23 16/01/2008
I've forgotten what the Nataloid is!!
I simply cannot remember!
#17 TrueSpyroFAN 17:50:23 16/01/2008
I HATE those angler fish!!!!!
They are so annoying!!
I wish they didn't put'em in the game!
#16 thenewbiedragon 15:21:46 06/01/2008
Lol i accidently put hard mode from the beginning of this game and i forgot.

after 1 week and 1/2 i finished it and came to replay the story to find more shards.

when i came to the difficulty menu i saw the marker was on hard and was like WTH?
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