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Spyro: Year of the Dragon - Platinum (PS)

by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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  • The Best Platform Game BAR NONE!
  • Third title to feature popular cartoon dragon
  • Scavenger-hunt gameplay complemented by several minigames
  • Control other characters: Sheila, the kangaroo; Sergeant Byrd, the flying penguin, Bentley, the Yeti; Agent 9, the space monkey
  • Recover 150 dragon eggs from over 30 stages
  • In addition to Spyro's signature and special moves, use tanks, submarines, and speedboats
  • 6 Playable characters
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00005QAUW
  • Release Date: 12 Oct 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,892 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description Review

Following on from the hugely popular PlayStation Series Spyro is back in Spyro-The Year of the Dragon and this time he is cuter than ever.

The story starts with the same old adage of an evil leader taking hostages and then you as the only one who can save them and the world from this tyranny.

All sounds familiar so far, well you are wrong, because once you get past the cut scenes of all your family's eggs being stolen and you being the only one that can get them back, you are presented with a wonderful array of colours, scenery and graphics that play with your senses.

I know that seems to be going over the top a little, but imagine graphics that are slightly better than Rayman 2, yet with a little dragon with very hot breath and you'll get the picture.

With the exception of the Rayman series, normally when a game is this graphically luscious, the levels and actual gameplay suffers, but not here. Spyro is a full 37 levels packed with everything from running to skateboarding, with a learning curve that will suit old fans and newcomers alike.

With other characters available as well, the story isn't just about Spyro and his flames, as you chase around after the eggs and every gem you can lay your hands on to access the secret levels and add bonuses.

This title has appeal to all ages really, whether it's the younger gamer for the colours and the non-violent gameplay or the older player who is looking for a new challenge, you will find it all here. --Stuart Miles

Product Description

Sypro is back for his third PlayStation adventure. Jump down the rabbit hole to recover all the eggs stolen from Dragon World by the evil sorceress and her henchmen "Rhynocs". The cartoonish look, the goofy sounds and the scavenger-hunt gameplay will be familiar to anyone who has adventured with Spyro before. New to the series is the ability to play as Sheila the kangaroo, Sergeant Byrd the flying penguin, Bentley the Yeti, and Agent 9 the space monkey. In Year of the Dragon, Spyro still has all of his signature moves--as well as the special moves he learned in Spyro the Dragon 2--and can control such vehicles as tanks, submarines and speedboats. There are over 30 levels in which to recover 150 eggs. Also, there are several mini-games to complement the standard gameplay, including boxing and skateboarding.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Year of the dragon is pure gold 21 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
With the release of a third Sypro adventure i thought that the time would come when i bored of the little purple dragon and his dragon fly pal. But not so after playing for what seemed like a full day i was once again hooked on the firey one!
With full power ups and new characters id say its even better than the first two!!! Plus what with new levels sparx even gets to prove himself. The graphics are astounding and as ever the gameply is excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spyro 3: who says it for kids? 29 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Ape Escape, Crash 1, 2 and 3, Spyro 1, and 2. They're just some of Sonys efforts in making the ultimate platform game to beat Nintendo's somewhat tiresome Mario and Sega's Sonic seris. After several attempts of trying one game espiecially took my eye. Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the third in the seris, and it headbuts Sonics butt and toasts Mario's tash. It looks so good as well, you would think your PlayStation had turned into the highly anticipated PlayStation 2, what with its huge sight range and smooth edges, its enough to turn any competition into a pixallated mess. You can now control 4 new characters, around 4 worlds and over 30 levels. it's enouh to keep you occupied from now till your 80! So if your a game freak like me and looking for a game to get your sweaty palms on, then this is the game for you. Spyro 3 is a great game worth anyone buying. But just remember, its not just for kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Spyro? 29 April 2007
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Spyro once again has to save the world and after finally managing to go on his holiday in dragon shores he comes back to the dragon worlds and while him and his dragon friends are sleeping all of the dragon eggs that are soon to be hatched are stolen by evil rhynocs and the the apprentice of the evil sorcoress. They manage to get away just in time through a whole onto the other side of the world the forgotten worlds. And who is the only person small enough to fit throught the hole. Yep you guessed right Spyro. He is on another world saving adventure to take back the dragon eggs and on the way he can take on small tasks such as skateboarding or beating an evil marine in a submarine. This is another brilliant spyro adventure amnd is a must buy 10/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Spyro's best games 29 Dec 2006
By Ki
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Another brilliant, gem-collecting, foe-flaming game! But this time, you have more friends, and you can play as them aswell as them helping you in boss battles. There is also a few skateboard levels where you can do awsome tricks on a skateboard, collecting gems and running into gem baskets on the way down a slope!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spyro's best? 5 Dec 2006
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I absoloutely loved this game , in my personal opinion it is the best game in the Spyro series (Closely behind is Spyro 2)

The game revolves around a sorceress who steals the dragon eggs from the dragon realms.Working with her is her trainee sorceress Bianca.Spyro is yet again off to save the day

The gameplay style is a bit different as you can not only play as Spyro you can also play as:

Sheila the kangaroo

Sgt.James Byrd

Bentley the yeti

Agent 9 the monkey

Spyro's controls are basically the same however he can ride in many vehicles from Tanks to sheep UFO's

This game is indeed a joy to play and definately worth buying
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best Spyro game ever! 12 April 2006
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is by far the best Spyro game ever created.

This game has large, colourful levels to explore and mini-games from blasting tanks to rescuing wolf cubs. Master tricks in the skatepark and skills in the submarine. This game is packed with activities that can be played over again for hours on end.

The glitches make the game even more facinating. Turn Spyro different colours, swim in mid air, and even skate on a squidboard.

Play as Sparx the dragonfly, Sheila the kangaroo, Sargent Byrd the penguin, Bentley the yeti and Agent 9 the space-monkey as well as the purple dragon himself in his third adventure.

Buy it! There's far too much to do to rent it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spyro just gets better!! 24 Nov 2000
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
I only ordered this game from Amazon on Wednesday - it arrived on Thursday and I couldn't stop playing!! All the excellent moves etc from Spryro 2 plus MORE. I am looking forward to the weekend now as I can get in some serious game play!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spyro 3 Year Of The Dragon 29 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Spyro 3 is the best graphical game ever feauturing Spyro and Sparx on a journey to save dragon eggs from an evil sorceros and her cronies who stole them.The game is set over 30 Worlds!!It also feautures four new playable characters-Sheila the Kangaroo,Sgt. Byrd,Agent 9, and Bently all with stunning attacks moves and more skills to learn and...The Professor,Hunter and Moneybags are back to help you.A couple of words to you best game of the year and enjoy!!Review by Neal Schafer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game
Published 4 days ago by Holly Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Bought for a birthday present. Fantastic [I guess you could now call it] Retro game. Brought back some memories :]
Published 3 months ago by Dean Cooper
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good condition.
Fun game.
Worth a buy if your a spyro fan.

Not as fun as spyro 1 or 3 though
Published 4 months ago by Natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane
This is definitely the greatest Spyro game made, and takes you right back to your early gamer years! Read more
Published 4 months ago by CeruleanSun
4.0 out of 5 stars re write of previous review
when I originally wrote my review I did not give a full description of the game,the purchase price was very reasonable and reflected the age and condition of the disc,my grandson... Read more
Published 5 months ago by john martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Game
The game was delivered quickly and was well packaged. My daughter loves this game as she used to play Spyro games when she was younger and found this just as entertaining.
Published 7 months ago by ter4glen
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall Perfect
Got exactly what I ordered. No problems, delivered quickly as far as I can remember. To whoever I bought this from I would definitely recommend!
Published 8 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it
I bought it as a Christmas present for my boyfriend as he used to Love this when he was kid..

He Loves it, he was as excited as he was when he was a kid.. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Damla
5.0 out of 5 stars present for friend
Purchased for a friend who's original game had been damaged they never thought they would be able to get another copy made them so happy
Published 11 months ago by Ms. J. E. Shorthouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Old favourite!
Despite the fact the game is made for small children, i cant help but love it!
I've always been a fan of spyro the dragon but i feel the newer games are a lot darker, less... Read more
Published 12 months ago by K. Short
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