This sequel to the popular Spyro Season of Ice released
last year is an improved and enjoyable game for the GameBoy
Advance. In Spyro 2: Season of Flame, all is not well in the
Dragon Realms. The Rhynocs are stealing fireflies, which
effectively turns the dragons' flames into ice--even Spyro is
search for fireflies, gems, and fiery lands, the purple dragon
(accompanied by his sidekick, Sparx) glides, hovers, and charges
his way through numerous challenging levels. New worlds, accessed
through portals, must be unlocked, which generally requires
collecting a required number of fireflies in the current level.
Dragonflies are sometimes hidden, sometimes right out in the open,
and other times must be earned. Even though Spyro can't use his
trademark fire breath at first, his ice-blowing breath can freeze
the fireflies for easy capture--and it is powerful indeed in the
face of enemies. As always, Sparx is Spyro's faithful companion as
he acts as a health meter.
This sequel adds two additional
playable characters--Agent 9 the monkey and Sheila the
Kangaroo--to the mix, which in turn adds variety to gameplay.
The graphics of the game are
strong--quite crisp and clear. A very handy Atlas can be accessed,
giving players a nice overview of the places they've been and need
to be; and maps of the various worlds serve a similar purpose on a
Rated E for Everyone (ages
For more information, user
reviews, or to buy: Spyro: Season of Flame
- Easy to learn, even for
those players new to Spyro games.
- Strong graphics.
- Appropriate difficulty
level for kids (approximately ages 8 and up)
- Mini-games somewhat
- Too short of an
adventure for experienced players.
|For Nintendo Gameboy Advance