Spyro 2: Season of Flame Game Boy Advance

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. Cheat Code Central
    90
    The sound effects are brilliant and blend well with the cartoonish atmosphere of the game.
  2. Game Informer
    75
    The jumping portions of the game are still a little iffy, and I killed myself quite a lot from misreading the view, but in the end I enjoyed exploring the worlds. [Dec 2002, p.152]
  3. Sadly, there's little depth in Season of Flame.
  4. 80
    The only downside to this fabulous adventure is the tricky controls. The digital directional pad doesn’t allow for smooth diagonal movement, which Spyro does a lot in each world.
  5. It looks better, it sounds better, it plays better, and it's ultimately more enjoyable than the original.
  6. 88
    Colorful graphics combined with challenging gameplay.
  7. A great game...The only things that slightly detract are the shortness of the overall game, and the sameness of many of the mini-games.
  8. 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.
  9. The controls are tight, the graphics are great and the gameplay is diverse and filled with mini-games.
  10. Controlling Spyro hasn't improved. It’s still incredibly awkward trying to control him while gliding, as he'll go zooming off all over the place with the slightest touch.
  11. It’s the closest thing to a vaguely taxing "Banjo Kazooie" -style adventure we might ever get.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
#16 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 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 »