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Spyro: Year of the Dragon

The third game in the Spyro series, and the last to be made by Insomniac Games. Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the biggest of all the Spyro games so far made. It incorporates several new playable characters as well as a new evil to fight.

In this game you play mainly as Spyro, but there are certain levels and parts of levels where you can only play as a different character. The playable characters in this game are: Spyro, Sparx, Hunter, Sheila the Kangaroo, Sgt. James Byrd, Bently the Yeti and Agent 9.

Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon
North America Oct 11th 2000 European Union Nov 10th 2000

The Story

Every twelve years, the Dragon Kingdom celebrates its most important event: the "Year of the Dragon" Festival. Fairies deliver a new batch of dragon eggs and dragons come from all around to dance and feast until everyone drops from...eggshaustion.

The Year of the Dragon is upon us again and the fairies have brought 150 eggs to the Dragon Worlds. However, unbeknownst to the celebrating dragons, a sinister plot is about to unfold...

Far away - on the opposite side of the world - lies a kingdom long since forgotten by dragonkind. So forgotten, in fact, that even the legends about these "Forgotten Worlds" have now been forgotten.

This kingdom is ruled by a mean and spiteful Sorceress who has frankly become quite fed up with being forgotten. As she sits on her forgotten throne, the Sorceress has hatched a fiendishly evil plan. A plan to restore the fading magic to her forgotten realm. A plan to conquer the dragons once and for all. All she needs is a little help from her army of horn-nosed 'rhynocs', the cooperation of her mysterious disciple Bianca and of course, those 150 magical dragon eggs.

The Controls

Spyro the Dragon
ButtonAction
XJump. Press again when in the air to glide
SquareCharge
CircleFlame/Spit out rock
TriangleLook around/Aim rock/Drop out of glide/Headbash when just jumped
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Spyro fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Sheila the Kangaroo
ButtonAction
XJump. Press again when in the air to go higher. Press again the moment you land to double jump
SquareKick
CircleKick
TriangleLook around/Headbash when just jumped
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Sheila fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Sgt. Byrd
ButtonAction
XFly, hold to go higher
SquareDrop bomb/projectile
CircleFire guns
TriangleLook around/Aim
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Sgt. Byrd fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Bentley the Yeti
ButtonAction
XJump
SquareThump
CircleSpin club
TriangleLook around
R1/L1Bring the camera behind Bentley fast
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)
Agent 9
ButtonAction
XJump
SquareThrow Bomb
Square (hold)Aim Bomb
CircleFire Weapon
TriangleSniper Mode
R1/L1Zoom in/out in sniper mode
R1/L1Dodge left/right
R2/L2Turn the camera
R1+R2+L1+L2Sparx points at nearest gem (only available when you've earned it)

Gems are strangely identical to the last game. Strangely because Avalar and The Forgotten Worlds are most likely further away from each other then the Dragon Realms is from the Forgotten Worlds. Strange how they have the Avalar set of gems rather than the Dragon Realms set, maybe the Sorceress had the GemCutters in from Avalar though.

Gem ColourGem Value
Red1
Green2
Purple5
Yellow10
Pink25

The same containers for the gems as in Avalar. However here you get gems from killing the Rhynocs whereas in Avalar they released a Spirit Particle. Also this game sees the return of a locked chest, slightly different in appearence from the first game, but you will still need to find a key to open them.

Anyway, on with the walkthrough, and on to Sunrise Spring!


Comments
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#150 matt 10:46:30 15/02/2007
i love this game i used to play it all the time smilie smilie haaaa! xx
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#149 artiste_violet 21:29:50 14/02/2007
ok thanks!
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#148 spyroandsparx 12:49:34 14/02/2007
Sorry. smilie RR doesn't have a site, but STD does! I'll post the link to it in the STD section.
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#147 artiste_violet 12:42:09 14/02/2007
To spyroandsparx: awesome spyro year of the dragon site! Do u know a Ripto's rage site?
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#146 Danjcb 22:40:51 13/02/2007
This overall is my favourite spyro game

Danjcb
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#145 spyroandsparx 15:51:06 27/01/2007
It took me FOREVER to find this site!!

Link
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#144 Miyuki 00:09:04 24/01/2007
does anyone know any cool ways to glitch spyro in any of the games? Im serching....... ty!!
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#143 spyroandsparx 19:05:43 20/01/2007
Well,the American cover doesn't have Sparx or Hunter! smilie smilie
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#142 artiste_violet 17:35:34 20/01/2007
If u ask me, i prefer the american cover.
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#141 Miyuki 00:45:39 20/01/2007
haha whatever u say spyroandsparx. I do like the red colors in the other one tho...but yeah the characters look ugly on the english version. =P
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#140 spyroandsparx 00:09:38 20/01/2007
It IS the greatest,doncha think?
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#139 spyroandsparx 22:01:58 19/01/2007
I prefer this cover:


Posted Image: //www.darkspyro.net/year/images/cover_eu_large.jpg
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#138 Miyuki 02:24:44 14/01/2007
yea exactly..i rly like the skateboard, though too. but the energy in the other one is good... =D
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#137 spyroandsparx 00:23:47 13/01/2007
Atleast there's Sparx on the English version.
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#136 Miyuki 17:14:52 07/01/2007
lol i like the english version better actually.
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