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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!

#90 Lover of Spyro 07:57:45 24/11/2006
your right firebird!Get outta here!!!Cody Russell, i'm the biggest spyro fan!!!! i mean, i;v completed them all,i'v got 20 spyro teddys and got bed covers(with pillow n curtains!)
#89 Yar 00:39:55 15/11/2006
HOW DID ELORA APER IN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!?
#88 firebird 20:30:27 12/11/2006
Spyroandsparx you are the stupidest member here!!!! smilie You always correct people and it gets annoying! Get outta here.
#87 firebird 20:22:57 12/11/2006
This game is funny! ha ha ha!
#86 crunchy1234 19:04:28 05/11/2006
that's ok, spyroandsparx
#85 Cody Russell 00:18:35 05/11/2006
I loved your walkthroughs and FAQ'S. I,m a big sypro fan!!
#84 spyroandsparx 21:35:05 04/11/2006
Sorry crunchy. But when I said that I meant that you said YotD stinks. Dark52 please ban me.
#83 crunchy1234 21:07:58 04/11/2006
dear spyroandsparx, you should be a better spyro fan. this is what me and you said: crunchy1234: spyro rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spyroandsparx: GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! i hate it when somebody says that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. see. like crunchy1234
#82 spyroandsparx 20:57:42 03/11/2006
GRRRRRR!!!!! I HATE IT WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THAT! Well for ur information check the top 5. HA HA! smilie smilie smilie
#81 crunchy1234 19:26:46 27/10/2006
spyro is cool. I think I'm going to like the Legend Of Spyro better than boring old Year Of The Dragon.....................................................
#80 crunchy1234 19:24:30 27/10/2006
this game is boring............................. sorry, but i have not made it to Midnight Mt. in a long timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
#79 spyrothelegend 15:55:15 22/10/2006
my favourite game ever, spyro is a legend and i hope the new storyline lives up to the hype. 117%
#78 spyroandsparx 14:39:37 21/10/2006
Well Bianca your game must be hacked!
#77 spyroandsparx 21:05:49 19/10/2006
This game is the best game ever!
#76 snow_white658 04:36:18 09/10/2006
Are you after the gem behind the gate? if so:

You'll have to go to the very end of the level to get it. Look out for a large, plain. blue-coloured wall. There are no cracks to give us a hint that it can break, but if you kick a hole in it you can get the gem.

Hope this is what you're after, if so. Good Luck.
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