History YMMV / SpyroYearOfTheDragon

25th Jan '17 10:52:21 AM LordDynasmon
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** The Sorceress' boss battle on the original NTSC version. Due to a glitch, your final battle is being conducted to the tune of Sunrise Spring. The battle was SUPPOSED to have it's own theme as it is present in the disc, though this was fixed in the Greatest Hits version. Both PAL versions also use an incorrect tune, though the more fitting Spike boss theme.

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** The Sorceress' boss battle on the original NTSC version. Due to a glitch, your final battle is being conducted to the tune of Sunrise Spring. The battle was SUPPOSED to have it's its own theme as it is present in the disc, though this was fixed in the Greatest Hits version. Both PAL versions also use an incorrect tune, though the more fitting Spike boss theme.
25th Jan '17 10:48:59 AM LordDynasmon
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** Scorch is a fine boss by himself but he comes after a Spike, the toughest fight in the series save Finals, so the devs decided to throw you a bone. The missiles Bently throw to you lock in on Scorch so easily that you almost have to try to miss. The battle format also allows you to hit him every time that he attacks, which is often, and Bently throws more healing items than normal as aposed to Spike's battle where S. Bird rarely, if ever, throws any healing items.

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** Scorch is a fine boss by himself but he comes after a Spike, the toughest fight in the series save Finals, so the devs decided to throw you a bone. The missiles Bently throw throws to you lock in on Scorch so easily that you almost have to try to miss. The battle format also allows you to hit him every time that he attacks, which is often, and Bently throws more healing items than normal as aposed to Spike's battle where S. Bird rarely, if ever, throws any healing items.
7th Dec '16 1:27:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: This game was released in Year 2000, the actual Year of the Dragon.



* ShipTease: Between Spyro and Elora during the ending (although only on Elora's side). She asks him if he's going to visit her any time soon and tells him to enjoy the fireworks show (with her) while [[spoiler:Bianca and Hunter are kissing]].



* TalkingToHimself: Neil Ross voices both Moneybags the Bear and Bentley the Yeti. Which makes the scene between them also a case of "beat the crap out of yourself with a giant club."
* ThatOneBoss:
** The Giant Stingray is this for Sparx.
** Spike. He's similar to Ripto, attacking with energy balls that are ridiculously hard to dodge consistently and, in the second and third phases, can take the powerups for himself. In addition, the first phase requires incredible precision and speed to the point where you will likely get hit, and the latter two phases, while easier, are still a challenge.

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* TalkingToHimself: Neil Ross voices both Moneybags the Bear and Bentley the Yeti. Which makes the scene between them also a case of "beat the crap out of yourself with a giant club."
* ThatOneBoss:
** The Giant Stingray is this for Sparx.
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ThatOneBoss: Spike. He's similar to Ripto, attacking with energy balls that are ridiculously hard to dodge consistently and, in the second and third phases, can take the powerups for himself. In addition, the first phase requires incredible precision and speed to the point where you will likely get hit, and the latter two phases, while easier, are still a challenge.challenge.
%%** The Giant Stingray is this for Sparx.



* TheWoobie: Bianca.

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* %%* TheWoobie: Bianca.
7th Dec '16 1:20:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GameBreakingBug: Flaming Fluffy, the cat-shaped fairy that gives the egg to Spyro upon completing Cloud Spires, at the same time he (or she) speaks with you will not trigger the cutscene. Speak with Fluffy again, and he'll act like the cutscene has played, but will not give out the egg and just disappear into an invisible portal. This will trick the game into thinking that the realm has not been completed. Entering and exiting the sub-level with the sun seeds will bring Fluffy back, but he cannot be spoken to. The only way to complete the realm is to exit and reenter Cloud Spires.
** The glitch was discovered in 2011, and dubbed the "Fluffy Glitch" by [=GastrodonAmy=]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=156GVI5IQN0 Here is her video on the glitch]].
7th Dec '16 1:18:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, the Sorceress chastises her for thinking this. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill three hundred infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn. Without any comedic elements or a sense of [[LackOfEmpathy empathy]] , The Sorceress is the vilest villain in the classic franchise.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, the Sorceress chastises her for thinking this. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill three hundred infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn. Without any comedic elements or a sense of [[LackOfEmpathy empathy]] , The Sorceress is the vilest villain in the classic franchise.
7th Dec '16 1:12:48 PM Nuk3dragon
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, the Sorceress chastises her for thinking this. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill three hundred infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, the Sorceress chastises her for thinking this. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill three hundred infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn. Without any comedic elements or a sense of [[LackOfEmpathy empathy]] , The Sorceress is the vilest villain in the classic franchise.
15th Nov '16 12:59:32 PM AmarhC
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** Another annoying Agent 9 mission is done in an automated RailShooter, and you would have to clear out some dinosaurs. The problem with this is that the mission can take a while to get done and the later half can be exceptionally brutal with the number of dinosaurs on-screen.

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** Another annoying Agent 9 mission mission, this time in Dino Mines, is done in an automated RailShooter, RailShooter and you would have to clear it's about clearing out some dinosaurs. The problem These said dinosaurs are a pain to get rid of; sniping three or four of them on-screen requires you to be sharp-witted with perfect accuracy on top of it. If not, prepare to be constantly shot at. Health restoration is also missing (besides a Skill Point dino being available halfway, but the player would have to be ''extremely'' quick otherwise it's a lost chance) so you can only take about four or five hits before going down, and it doesn't help with this is that the mission can take taking a while to get done and the later half can be exceptionally brutal with the number of dinosaurs on-screen.complete.
5th Nov '16 7:46:01 PM Drope
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* DemonicSpiders: The gun-totting T-Rexes in Dino Mines will absolutely murder you if you don't murder them first, as their shots are surprisingly accurate and dodging at close to mid-range is almost impossible. The dynamite-tossing ones are just as bad too, due to them aiming their explosives to where Spyro will go instead of his current position.

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* DemonicSpiders: The gun-totting gun-toting T-Rexes in Dino Mines will absolutely murder you if you don't murder them first, as their shots are surprisingly accurate and dodging at close to mid-range is almost impossible. The dynamite-tossing ones are just as bad too, due to them aiming their explosives to where Spyro will go instead of his current position.
24th Oct '16 9:22:44 PM Drope
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** Haunted Tomb also has the tank battle minigame, where you have to blast some tank-riding Rhynocs with your own. The first round is reasonably fair, but the championship round is almost impossible to do normally due to the tank being very slow and 3 or 4 Rhynocs constantly ganging up on you. It's possible to snipe half of them away, but it requires patience and only works for the last remaining ones which are away from the central arena.
24th Oct '16 9:14:01 PM Drope
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* ThatOneLevel: Dino Mines is well-justified in being the final level before the FinalBoss. It features some of the game's [[DemonicSpiders toughest enemies]] as well as two of the game's hardest side-missions (an Agent 9 RailShooter described below and a fast-paced underwater tunnel segment where you cannot get hit ''once'', which becomes ridiculous once you see the amount of explosive crates floating around at the tunnel's very end).
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