Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Although Spyro 2: Season of Flame is a very well produced game, the difficulty of it may turn away many players, myself included.
  2. 60
    While not the most complicated game of the year, does deliver a small serving of fun. At the least it's the sort of title that forces players to work up a bit of the old hand-eye coordination.
  3. 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.
  4. Nintendo Power
    56
    The action is presented in the same style and is shown from the same isometric perspective as Spyro's last GBA adventure. [Nov 2002, p.228]
  5. Spyro 2’s major and quite glaring shortcoming – boredom. There’s plenty to do here, but none of it really makes you want to carry on the story through to its end because none of it is particularly fun.
  6. It's all pretty standard platforming fare with nothing to really distinguish it from the rest of similar titles except for the license.
  7. 50
    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.

Awards & Rankings

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#20 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#22 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    9
    Much improved from the last GBA release (Season of Ice) not only in the stages themselves (all of them are fairly enjoyable as opposed toMuch 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) Full Review »
  2. Jul 22, 2016
    9
    VU Games should just make GBA games of spyro then ds or home console games cause this game is amazing! Sure it has some flaws and not asVU Games should just make GBA games of spyro then ds or home console games cause this game is amazing! Sure it has some flaws and not as memorable as the games on the ps1 but it is still great! Full Review »
  3. Oct 11, 2015
    4
    This is one of the hardest games I've ever played. Not because the difficulty level is too high, but because the mind-numbing boredom it gaveThis is one of the hardest games I've ever played. Not because the difficulty level is too high, but because the mind-numbing boredom it gave me made me want to kill myself before I played more of it. There is absolutely no substance to this game whatsoever, with the game mostly based around the boring collection of gems and occasionally attacking easy to defeat enemies. While it has good graphics for a GBA game, these are cancelled out by the completely uninspired and forgettable soundtrack. Maybe diehard Spyro fans could enjoy this game, but I was sorely disappointed with it. If you're looking for a good platformer on the GBA, there are much better choices. Full Review »