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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
XJump. Press again when in the air to glide
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
XJump. Press again when in the air to go higher. Press again the moment you land to double jump
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
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
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
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

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!

#1875 SirFortesque90 17:22:06 06/02/2014
@Hawaii Five o Watch this instead of Spyro was the second game that I played and when I had finished I was saddened because then something exciting .... However it for me is better than the other two though the second I like more though goes well this I finished so I'm waiting and I arrive the first that I think should be a great game!
#1874 SirFortesque90 22:25:27 04/02/2014
@SpyroMaster02 I look there and I've done well and I assure you that it is a huge game in my opinion trust
#1873 SuperSpyroFan 23:05:39 31/01/2014
*Hugs Spyro*
#1872 Jaggedstar 11:57:11 30/01/2014
*hugs game*
#1871 huge dotd freak 22:55:30 26/01/2014
*Pets and whispers softly* I miss you.
#1870 Jaggedstar 15:09:17 17/01/2014
vTell us how it goes!
#1869 SpyroMaster02 01:09:51 02/01/2014
I just bought this on eBay and it should get it tomorrow...im sure it will be awesome
#1868 Jaggedstar 23:32:53 24/12/2013
#1867 Hawaii Five o 00:27:49 16/12/2013
ok well this was the first spyro game i ever played and im sad to say it has quit working and we need a new one. this one to me is better than the other two............... smilie
#1866 SuperSpyroFan 10:10:12 07/12/2013
@cowpowa23: I'm sure your wait will be worth it.
#1865 cowpowa23 16:12:44 06/12/2013
Just ordered this game a few days ago and I'm STILL waiting impatiently for it to come. XP
#1864 SpyroDragon1ST 14:37:45 29/11/2013
Hi My name is Ziko Alves de Oliveira. I'm 24 years I have lived in Brazil I am a big fan of Spyro already finalized all but 1 and Spyro year of the dragon. every time I get On the last boss the game it self deletes and with the error anterios worlds disappear and so is the first and last world so I can not finish i already tried to complete all the screens but the error still you do not have a version without errors. is that I want to finish all the spyro games so I need a version of al smoothly
#1863 JamesFakeman 08:11:26 27/11/2013
The Hacked Version of this game is brutal! When i was younger i had the hacked version! But now i got the normal one! Anyone else had the hacked version?
#1862 Jaggedstar 13:11:02 18/11/2013
#1861 Hunter413 01:15:20 23/10/2013
No Japanese release then? 8(

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