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After 150 dragon eggs are stolen by an evil sorceress and her army of rhinocs; Spyro embarks on an adventure to rescue the eggs.

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Cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... Spyro the Dragon / Sergeant James Byrd / The Professor / Tikis (voice)
André Sogliuzzo ... Sparx the Dragonfly / Bartholomew the Yeti / Additional Voices (voice) (as Andre Sogliuzzo)
Gregg Berger ... Hunter the Cheetah (voice)
Neil Ross ... Moneybags the Bear / Bentley the Yeti / Additional Voices (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Zoe the Fairy / Tara Kroft / Elora the Faun / Handel (voice)
Edita Brychta ... Sheila the Kangaroo / Princess Ami of the Fairies (voice)
Richard Tatum ... Agent 9 (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Bianca the Apprentice Bunny / Nancy / Cloud Imps / Seals (voice)
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... The Sorceress / Fairies / Additional Voices (voice)
Victoria Hoffman ... Fairies / Rapunzel the Bear (voice)
David Lodge ... Crazy Ed / Enchanted Towers Artists / Jack in the Beanstalk (voice)
Marcelo Tubert ... Gus / Ooga / Bears / Fireflies / Tomb Pharoahs (voice)
Daisy Tormé ... Greta / Pandas (voice) (as Daisy Torme)


It's the Year of the Dragon! Every tweleve years, Dragon Kingdom has a festival where the fairies deliver a new batch of dragon eggs to the Dragon Worlds. But this year is a little different. Far away, on the opposite side of the world, an evil Sorceress plans on using the eggs for her evil magic. So all 150 eggs are stolen by her army of Rhynocs and her disciple, Bianca. It's up to Spyro, Sparx, and Hunter the Cheetah to get them back. Written by TUMEG345

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10 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Spyro the Dragon 3: Year of the Dragon See more »

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On the pause menu, if you push Square, Square, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Circle, Circle, you'll be taken to a hidden dialogue test, which allows you to listen to any character's dialogue. When you play it, the dialogue will infinitely loop over the music. If you access the Dialogue Test in Evening Lake, there will be 2 unused dialogue strings of the Professor. See more »


At the beginning of the game during Hunter's jump and glide challenge, he tells Spyro that he hates water and doesn't want to get wet. Yet later in the game, in Desert Ruins, Hunter is seen underwater and wearing a scuba suit. See more »


[first lines]
Bianca: We managed to capture the eggs your highness. Every one.
The Sorceress: Excellent. Perhaps you will amount to something after all. Now go back to the tunnels, stop anyone from coming through!
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Followed by Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (2002) See more »

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"Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon" is the weakest entry in the original Spyro Trilogy, but is still worth playing overall...
13 August 2012 | by MaximumMadnessSee all my reviews

I grew up with "Spyro." The original trilogy, before the hit-and-miss sequels and the needless, underwhelming "Legend" reboots which almost ruined the franchise.

I was 10 when the original game came out, and I played it and its first sequel several times when I was a child and young teen. They were great examples of 3D platformers done right. (Though never quite up to par with other classics like "Super Mario 64.") Tragically, I never got to play the third game until recently, when as a 24-year-old, I downloaded the three games on my PS3 for nostalgia's sake.

A few days ago, I finally started this third game, intent on finishing up the original trilogy. And it was a fun, nostalgic, but underwhelming experience.

First of all, a break-down:

Graphics: 7 out of 10. There has been essentially no upgrade over the previous two games in terms of graphics. The light-hearted style is nice to look at, but even for the Playstation, the models were a bit over-blocky, and there's a lot of texture warping and shifting and popping which drove me nuts. The animation is also a bit "wonky" at times.

Sound: 8 out of 10. The music is great and whimsical as always. Some returning themes and musical styles are nice, and the voice over work is decent as always.

Controls: 5 out of 10. Here's where the game goes a little south. Spyro controls perfectly, as he has in other games. But this game introduces a host of new characters (including a Penguin, a Kangaroo, a Yeti and a Monkey) that the player controls, and they just don't control well at all. The new characters are too loose and will cause a lot of unintended deaths and accidents. Also, the camera controls have gone out the window, and they are far less responsive in this game than the first two. Sup-par controls overall.

Overall: 7 out of 10.

The story for this one is nice, but it never quite gels as well as the first two. An evil Sorceress sends her apprentice Bianca to steal the eggs of the dragon realm, and it is up to Spyro and Hunter to follow Bianca to her world and recover the eggs. Along the way, Bianca ends up deciding to help Spyro after realizing how corrupt the Sorceress is, and without spoiling anything, there are a few nifty revelations about the history of the dragons.

Along the way, Spyro meets some new friends who the player controls, as he tries to recover around 150 eggs and thousands of gems. The game does feature some nice returning characters from the first two games and some cameos, as well as callbacks to the enemies of the prior games through vague references.

The game is bright, colorful and very fun, but has its share of problems. Mainly in the controls, the camera, and some gameplay facets that drove me nuts. (Ex. In this game, the objectives and missions feel far more like busy-work, there is an over-reliance on callbacks and the re-use of elements from the prior games, making this one feel more like an expansion pack than a sequel, etc.)

But all-in-all, "Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon" is a very fun game and well worth playing. It's the weakest of the original trilogy, but is still a very decent all-ages platformer. A 7 out of 10.

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