Spyro: Season of Ice Game Boy Advance

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
Buy On
  1. THIS IS THE BEST ADVENTURE ON THE GAME BOY ADVANCE!
  2. 84
    It's a tad easy, but it's also so fun and addictive that any platform game fan will enjoy it.
  3. 80
    A good game with a lengthy quest and a decent challenge.
  4. The only real sticking point with Spyro is a seeming ultra-sensitivity to the controls.
  5. Pocket Games
    80
    Although things can get tedious, it's a solid mix of adventuring and action. [Winter 2001, p.55]
  6. If you’re not a Spyro fan, this is still a passable and thoroughly engrossing game that exhausts you with all the item searching – but hey, that’s what a good platform game does.
  7. 80
    The game’s only real flaw is that Spyro kind of handles like a broken bicycle, and steering him/her/it through the pseudo-3D landscape can get frustrating after the nine-hundredth time you’ve inadvertently come too close to a puddle of lethal water.
  8. Once you're used to floating diagonally and hopping ledges toward loftier areas, the game becomes quite fun.
  9. Together, the sum of these interesting parts holds up quite well.
  10. Spyro has definitely not lost its audio-visual lustre since its first inception, but it has some ways to go to dislodge Mario on the handheld platform.
  11. In the end any substantial complaints I have regarding Spryo: Season of Ice are centered on the fact that current platformers have turned into giant scavenger hunts. Those may be fun but I’ve had my fill already.
  12. Nintendo Power
    70
    Eye-popping visuals and slick game play. [Dec 2001, p.172]
  13. Game Informer
    60
    The new territory of the Game Boy Advance isn't too hospitable to our fiery friend. [Jan 2002, p.98]
  14. It may border on blasphemy to say so, but Spyro: Season of Ice might have been better off as a side-scrolling platformer, ala Sonic or Klonoa.
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    45
    It's not bad, but it could have been much more. [Dec 2001, p.264]
  16. It runs poorly, presents itself poorly, and simply is true and utter trash. The only area of remote interest is the 3D level, but that alone isn't worth the price of the game.

Awards & Rankings

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#12 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
21
#21 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    9
    VU games does better on the GBA now cause I guess it is less complicated. Not as memorable as the playstation trilogy but is memorable in theVU games does better on the GBA now cause I guess it is less complicated. Not as memorable as the playstation trilogy but is memorable in the GBA library. Full Review »
  2. Jul 31, 2014
    8
    Although this played very much like a typical spyro game and had your typical arsenal of spyro abilities, the levels were really hit or missAlthough this played very much like a typical spyro game and had your typical arsenal of spyro abilities, the levels were really hit or miss with me. Some of them were really fun and just the right amount of challenging while others I just didn't like or didn't care about or the quests simply became too frustrating for me to enjoy. The music is good and the graphics are good, Overall I still really like the game....there are just some parts I don't particularly care for. Still, for a GBA game, I like the things they added in (moving levels, different themes, different creatures and actually helping the fairies) and it's still a good game worth the play. Full Review »
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    7
    Spyro's Game Boy Advance adventure isn't without it's flaws, it's graphics are ok, as is the sound, controls are good, the story is good, andSpyro's Game Boy Advance adventure isn't without it's flaws, it's graphics are ok, as is the sound, controls are good, the story is good, and the gameplay is solid, it suffers from some flying issues which mess up the plat forming, all in all even with it's flaws it's a good game. Full Review »