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  • Summary: Magic fireflies are the source of fiery dragon breath, and someone has stolen them all! Spyro and his friends must capture all the fireflies and stop Ripto from activating a sleeping volcano and destroying the Dragon Realms!
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
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  1. It’s the closest thing to a vaguely taxing "Banjo Kazooie" -style adventure we might ever get.
  2. 88
    Colorful graphics combined with challenging gameplay.
  3. 85
    So much has changed...for the better. Improved, tighter controls, more tasks to complete, more variety in the level design, a longer quest, and a better use of the isometric perspective.
  4. Sadly, there's little depth in Season of Flame.
  5. Although Spyro 2: Season of Flame is a very well produced game, the difficulty of it may turn away many players, myself included.
  6. Season of Flame would benefit from better control and more objectives apart from collecting a bazillion trinkets, but the graphics, humor, and puzzles are engaging enough to warrant a purchase for devotees of the purple dragon.
  7. While the size of the game and the sheer inventiveness of the many levels are admirable, such problems with core elements of the engine make play unfulfilling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. ClonkyD.
    Dec 8, 2002
    Spyro games rock, especially this one!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 20, 2002
  3. TomG.
    Dec 6, 2003
    To be honest, I was quite pleased at how the first Spyro turned out for the GBA. The only gripe I had with it was the persp[ective in which the game was played. Once you got past that, it was a blast to play. Now, the second one is out and what do I have to say about it? Well, Season of Flame is even better. With better graphics, gameplay and control; who could ask for more? My only gripe is the ingame music. It just doesn't fit the Spyro mold. It seems forced. At any rate, though, This is a Spyro game through and through. Spyro:Season of Flame is an exceptional game. Not to be missed by the masses.... Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2014
    Much improved from the last GBA release (Season of Ice) not only in the stages themselves (all of them are fairly enjoyable as opposed to being hit or miss) but the flying has improved so the platforming isn't as hard. The graphics are also better and more colorful, the music is still nice and fitting to the area. The gameplay is still challenging and the controls are still intuitive (as they usually are). There's a lot of challenges that are take it or leave it to continue on so you can do as much as you feel.... but the deeper you go (I'm anal and have to 100% it like a freak) the more challenging the side quests become which I like despite the fact some of the side quests are taxing and repetitive.... (eg. chasing/catching leprechauns) Expand