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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!

#135 Lover of Spyro 08:56:27 06/01/2007
he looks dodjey on the english version!
#134 Dragginwings 23:04:09 05/01/2007
Yeah! And bently looks dim-witted on that one, too smilie
#133 spyro rawks 13:25:18 05/01/2007
And sheilas not on the front cover of the european one! (i no its not important or anythin i jus wondered y lol)
#132 spyro rawks 13:23:16 05/01/2007
Bentley looks mean in the american version............. smilie
#131 Lover of Spyro 07:25:37 03/01/2007
well maybe a couple of times but i do it eventually!smilie
#130 spyroandsparx 22:51:05 02/01/2007
You'll most likley get hurt if you do that.....
#129 Lover of Spyro 09:15:33 01/01/2007
i don't hide or run,i just atak!!!!!!!
#128 spyroandsparx 18:33:38 31/12/2006
Oh,Yeah smilie Dino Mines. smilie The way I did it is charging away once they flip their guns. Or I hide behind a wall smilie
#127 Miyuki 17:52:14 31/12/2006
thanks! you did. i mean, i got the dragon chasing and i finished agent 9s lab plenty of times .. but with agent 9 its like i know i have to go back to get that 100% on that level, but then i say "uhh lets go back to haunted tomb ill do that later." its kind of like cleaning yor room haha. but yeah the other level i struggle with is dino mines, like the same reason i struggle with agent 9s lab - because the guns shoot at you and im so bad at dodging them. ugh =O
#126 spyroandsparx 17:38:00 31/12/2006
OK,heres the trick. You are in a fully 3D ring you know. Just move and hit him when u have da chance. Also for fireworks factory,it's pretty easy. Concentrate on 1 and then the other 1. For agent nines lab,just make sure you are far away from the enemies and dodge left and right. The chemichal beaker fodder regenerates quickley you know. smilie
#125 Lover of Spyro 14:29:49 31/12/2006
i find just about every thing on games easy but i do admit, i get stuk on sertan bits!smilie
#124 Miyuki 04:01:35 31/12/2006
the one thing i cant do is the second yeti boxing match is impossible, but some other things i kind of get stuck on. it took me ten years to figure out the dragon chasing challenge with handel in fireworks factory. i also tend to struggle in agent 9s lab because i always get shot with the lasers...im not one of those people who arent that great at spyro but go online and pretend their the greatest. im one of the biggest spyro fans out there but im not nearly the best...but yeah. =[ i do get stuck at times...
#123 spyroandsparx 21:10:29 27/12/2006
What do you need help on?
#122 Miyuki 02:02:38 27/12/2006
i havent completed this one, but of all of them, its my favourite, too.
#121 spyroandsparx 22:20:39 25/12/2006
In this game I have collected all the eggs,gems,and skill points, plus I read the epilouge and watched all the cutsenes! I'm thinking about starting another game file... smilie

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