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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!

#75 Anon 05:23:12 08/10/2006
if u have answer plz post it to quikboy50@hotmail.com
#74 Anon 05:20:45 08/10/2006
i m in spooky swamp in sheila place, how do i open gates
#73 snow_white658 08:27:34 01/10/2006
I really enjoyed this game although I thougt it was tough at times.
I thought Agent 9s "Your'e Doomed 1 & 2 in the "Fire Factory was tough, but my worst nightmare was the "Fire Dragons", Gee, took me at least 2 years of trying to kill those horrors, LOL. Very frustrating , the way they kept growing back all the time, so as you may guess, I'n not a big fan of the "Firework Factory".
I have only played and completed this game once and would like to play and complete it again, but don't think I could handle those horrible dragons again!!!! Don't fancy any more nightmares or another 2 years of tring to kill them!!!!
#72 Sarah 11:32:37 30/09/2006
How did Elora aperr in this game!?
#71 samvan 01:24:21 30/09/2006
hey I found a cave!!!!!!!!
#70 samvan 01:11:11 30/09/2006
yay I am in Yay!!!
#69 spyroandsparx 23:36:10 29/09/2006
I found the gems! smilie. It was the balloon-vase in the middle of the level that was really high.
#68 DDR_Maniac 02:07:37 28/09/2006
This is a great game. I liked the skateboarding, and the exciting story. It was a well thought out game.
#67 Dragginwings 00:18:25 27/09/2006
Congrats, ih8u2!!! U got signed in!!! smilie
#66 ih8u2 01:40:47 26/09/2006
I bet I know the gems in the base that you're talking about. I'm trying to think really hard about it but I'll have to sit down and play again. I miss the same ones all the time.
#65 xx -SPARX- xx 16:57:20 23/09/2006
omg this game rocks soooooooo much!! nd ur walkthrough is great! thanx for helping me through ma game =P
xx -SPARX- xx
#64 spyroandsparx 04:40:17 23/09/2006
I love this game but I can't find the last 5 gems in Sgt. Byrd's Base!!! Please help me!!!
#63 Dragginwings 23:36:54 19/09/2006
We'll see... smilie
#62 bloodspyro 05:42:46 19/09/2006
This game is great but i bet spyro a new beginning will be even better.
#61 spyroandsparx 22:11:23 16/09/2006
Hunter and James are so funny!! It's hilarious in Midday Gardens when you free James and he says-I didn't understand a word he was saying-n,fhrgfdhfgBAMfhgjsdfesdfsdfhsvedmfvedhj And I have been saving them for this!!! (Shoots Moneybags) Now that's gotta make ya laugh.
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