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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!

#60 spyroandsparx 02:41:25 16/09/2006
Guess what guys!!!!!!!!!!! I got Spyro 3!!! It is AWESOME!!!!
#59 Sarah 23:41:14 14/09/2006
I Think that game is...AMSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#58 Dragginwings 22:31:52 12/09/2006
Yeah, you're right. Steve always said that if he got injured by an animal, he'd say that ' It wad HIS fault, not the animal's '...
#57 Bianca 09:43:33 12/09/2006
I'm sure you guys are all upset, but I don't think he'd want us to kill the stingray, I know it's tempting to say you want to, even my own classmates say they wish the stingray never existed!!!
#56 Dragginwings 20:44:43 09/09/2006
Yeah? I'd burn it alive and feed it to my cat! smilie .
#55 spyroandsparx 20:19:24 08/09/2006
Yeah guys I just found that out. If I was there I would take that frigging stingray, stab him in the brain, and fling him into a valcano. My mom told me this news
#54 Dragginwings 00:56:01 06/09/2006
Well.. It says in my comment below... Anyway, IT'S SOOO SAD THAT Steve Irwin is gone!!! Well... All good things must come 2 an end... The only good things that WON'T come 2 an end are Jesus and The LORD.
#53 artiste_violet 00:45:20 06/09/2006
Man, that sad...steve irwin is dead...i cant beleave it!!!smilie WHY?!
#52 Dragginwings 20:33:16 05/09/2006
Same here!!! I just about FAINTED!!! I woke up, expecting a GREAT day, them Mom tells me that STEVE IRWIN IS DEAD!!! I'm like ''WHAT?!" And she reapeted. The day before was sooo good (I went to Build a bear workshop and got a snow leopard!) I thought i'd have a PERFECT day ahead of me. Then my ALL-TIME FAV CELERBITY AND TV SHOW HOST DIES!!! I'm shocked i'm NOT crying now...
#51 ih8u2 23:52:17 04/09/2006
I know! You wouldn't believe how surprised I was.
#50 Dragginwings 22:50:54 04/09/2006
Holy @#!$&!!! Did you guys hear about Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter??? He was swimming over some body of water and a stingray stung him in the chest, leaving a hole in his heart, and, of course, KILLING him in an instant!!! And I absolutely LOVE the croc hunter!!! He's the one man leading me to like crocs, and if i liked crocs, i saw Spyro, and i loved Spyro as well. So, technecly, Steve Irwin, famous croc hunter, led me into LOVING Spyro the dragon.
#49 spyroandsparx 23:18:10 03/09/2006
I coudn't agree more my friend
#48 Dragginwings 23:05:05 03/09/2006
My gosh other cover art makes america's look bad.. But it makes sgt byrd n smilie look stupid.
#47 spyroandsparx 18:03:34 03/09/2006
UUUUUMMMMMMMM Yeah Bianca that must be fun but I don't have the game BUT I have seen a trailer of it. It's awesome.
#46 Bianca 06:39:43 03/09/2006
It's fun pummeling and being pummeled at the same time!
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