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     Username: SpyroCrashJak
     E-mail Adress: tasteguy(at)msn(dot)com
     Version: 0.90
     Type: FAQ/Walkthrough
     Game: The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Playstation 2 - UK Version)
     Website: http://www.freewebs.com/4spyrogamesinfo
    
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     I - About me with guides
     II - Version History
     III - Copyright
     IV - Game Story
     V - Basic Breaths
     VI - Secondary Breaths
     VII - Fury Breaths
     VIII - Meelees
     IX - Gems
     X - Controls
     XI - Normal Levels
     XII - Dojos
     XIII - Flight Levels
     XIV - Boss Levels
     XV - Characters
     XVI - Why the guide is different in some parts
     XVII - Walkthrough
     XVIII - Dragonfly Swamp
     XIX - Fire Dojo
     XX - Cloudy Flight
     XXI - Dante's Freezer
     XXII - Ice King's Chamber
     XXIII - Electric Dojo
     XXIV - Tall Plains
     XXV - Stone Sentinel's Island
     XXVI - Ice Dojo
     XXVII - Munitions Forge
     XXVIII - The Conducter's tracks
     XXIX - Munitions Forge II
     XXX - Steam's arena
     XXXI - Escape From Cynder
     XXXII - Earth Dojo
     XXXIII - Concurrent Skies
     XXXIV - Electric King's Stand
     XXXV - Cynder's Master Room
     XXXVI - Convexity
     XXXVII - Cynder's hideout
     XXXVIII - Boss Guides
     XXXIX - Cheats and Codes
     XL - Enemies
     IXL - FAQs
     VIIIL - Misc.
     VIIL - Credits
    
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     The Legend of Spyro is the fifth/sixth guide I've witen about. Hence the name
     'SpyroCrashJak', I will write guides about Spyro, Crash & Jak and Daxter
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     Here is the story from the 'The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning' manual:
    
     THE LEGEND BEGINS...
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     In the Year of the Dragon, in a world beyond the realms, the Guardians awaited
     the birth of a purple dragon destined to restore balance to the world. But the
     Dark Master knew of this as well and sent forth a legion of his minions to
     destroy the Dragon Temple and prevent the birth of this special dragon.
    
     SEVERAL YEARS LATER...
    
     When Spyro, as a young dragon, leaves his home in search of the truth about
     his past, he makes a schocking discovery - the future of the world rests on
     his wings. In a race against time, Spyro must realize his destiny and learn
     what it takes to be a hero if he is to stop the Dark Master's latest creation,
     Cynder!
    
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     There are four breaths in this game, and you must master all four to beat
     Cynder!
    
     NOTE: Notice the green bar below your health bar? As you use your breath, this
     starts emptying, so monitor the bar carefully.
    
     FIRE
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     Ahh, the true breath of all dragons: fire. Though you should know when to use
     this deadly attack. You get this breath half way through the first fight with
     Cynder's main attackers.
    
     UPGRADES:
    
     1 - Fire Blast of the Blazing Skies
         Scorch the bad guys with a fuller, hotter breath that won't fizzle out.
    
     2 - Fire Blast of the Scorched Earth
         Turn up the heat on your flames to see enemies run around with their pants
         on fire.
    
     3 - Dragsooth's Fire Blast of the Eternal Inferno
         This ultimate burning force explodes out of Spyro's mouth like a fiery
         volcano.
    
     NOTE: You see how 1 says that it won't 'fizzle out'? Well, if you're in a
     tight spot, out of breath, a slight hope is to use the small, slow and
     extremely weak fire shot.
    
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     Although having great range and upgrades, this, I have to say, is the weakest
     of breaths, and not very helpful for the 'Evasion' move. Still, it may come in
     handy! You learn this by getting a far shot by the first fire tower in Dante's
     Freezer.
    
     UPGRADES:
    
     1 - Electric Stream of Surging Currents
         Fry your foes and throw them around using this super-charged zapper.
    
     2 - Electric Stream of Slithering Viper
         More voltage will give the goons a shocking surprise! Toss them around
         like toys.
    
     3 - Icklemar's Almighty Electric Stream
         You wanted lightning? Well here's the whole thunder storm!
    
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     Ice is a slightly amusing, though not helpful to all enemies, breath. If you
     ice a small enemy, it will be trapped in a snowball, giving yourself an easier
     defence. If you ice some medium enemies, then they'll freeze for a short
     moment. If you ice big enemies/leaders, you won't get very far. You get this
     when Kane nearly dies.
    
     1 - Ice Stream of Chilled Rapids
         Give the bad guys a cold shoulder with more freezing power.
    
     2 - Ice Stream of the Midnight Frost
         These frosty streams can spray entire enemy gangs with a winter coat.
    
     3 - Bissthalan's Hypothermic Ice Stream
         Direct from the ice age! Unleash rivers of ice over everything that stands
         in your way.
    
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     Earth, Earth, Earth. Comes first place out of all breaths! With this heck of
     an 'Earth Shot', you can hurt guys real bad, and sometimes even push some into
     they're doom! You get this in the middle of the bell tower room in Munitions
     Forge.
    
     1 - Earth Shot of the Trembling Cliffs
         A thundering blast of earth sends enemies tumbling backwards.
    
     2 - Earth Shot of the Quaking Valleys
         This double sonic boom is powerful enough to rock the mighty!
    
     3 - Yangdrithis's Shattering Earth Shot
         Become a walking earthquake, and blast your enemies into tomorrow!
    
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     Ofcourse, to beat Cynder you can't win with just upclose attacks, you need
     ranged, powerful breath attacks.
    
     NOTE: One secondary breath attack does do in your breath meter quite a bit.
    
     FIRE BOMB
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     Remember that old flame bomb you got back in Spyro: A Hero's Tail? Well, this
     is basically it, except it has a MUCH bigger explosion. You learn this from
     Ignitus in the middle of the Fire Dojo.
    
     1 - Fire Bomb of Smoke and Flame
         What's better than a Fire Bomb explosion? An even bigger one!
    
     2 - Fire Bomb of Melting Magma
         Add power, sprinkle in some shrapnel and you've got a bomb with a nasty
         kick.
    
     3 - Malak's Fire Bomb of the Burning Plains
         Break up the party for Cynder's goons with the mother of all explosions!
    
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     This is a shot that can kill some enemies in one arc! Aim at an enemy, and
     don't worry if you miss, the arc will then jump all over the place getting as
     close to that enemy as possible! Once this hits, the enemy will be trapped
     inside an electric ball, being zapped! You learn this from Volteer in the
     middle of the Electric Dojo.
    
     NOTE: Makes space for great combat moves!
    
     1 - Electric Arc of the Static Shock
         Bad guys can't run or hide from these heat-seeking bolts of thunder.
    
     2 - Electric Arc of Crackling Silence
         Imprison your enemies in an electrical cage of lightning for easy air
         combos!
    
     3 - Penagar's Thundering Electric Arcs
         This all powerful, crackling electricity will stop at nothing!
    
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     The least used element attack of all, the ice shard. It's basically a ranged
     iced attack, only it can't freeze. Seriously, even the smallest of enemies are
     unfrozen by it's patchetic chill. You learn this from Cyril in the middle of
     the Ice Dojo.
    
     1 - Ice Shards of the Cutting Crystal
         These rapid fire shards can pierce through even the toughest armor.
    
     2 - Ice Shards of the Biting Tooth
         Perfect if you're in a tight spot, because these sharp shards can also
         bounce off walls!
    
     3 - Hydrax' Ice Shards of Arctic Hail
         These giant, frosty shards of ice will crush anything they come up
         against!
    
     EARTH BOMB
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     This bundle of fun joy is generally a greeny bomb that once it hits something,
     it explodes into a sweeping volcano. Plus, I suggest upgrading this to upgrade
     3 as soon as possible. Because that massive storm will swipe enemies up from
     quite a long distance away. You learn this from Terrador in the middle of the
     Earth Dojo.
    
     1 - Earth Bomb of the Wandering Whirlwind
         A winding tornado will send your enemies flying into the sky.
    
     2 - Earth Bomb of the Whipping Winds
         This terrifying twister puts the bad guys in a spin!
    
     3 - Hargen's Earth Bomb of Spinning Terror
         The vortex of doom! Few can escape its whipping winds.
    
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     Notice that purple bar that keeps on filling at the top left around the
     picture of the selected element? That's your fury meter. And once that is
     filled up and your completely outnumbered, just hit that one magic button at
     the very back, very right of your controller.
    
     NOTE: Upgrade names not official.
    
     NOTE: To upgrade the fury attack of one element, you must fill the meters on
     that element completely (on the Level Up Screen).
    
     FIRE FURY
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     1 - Fire Fury Explosion of flamable soldiers
         Hit that button to gather the closest of fire and burn Cynder's goons to a
         crisp.
    
     2 - Fury of Ishlandur's Final Stand
         Watch as the time-bomb of doom swipes enemies to oblivion!
    
     After the fury attack, a few flames still hold around Spyro. Burn the enemy
     without using your mouth!
    
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     1 - Storm of Crackling volts
         Zapping is one thing, electrocuting is the whole new generation!
    
     2 - Fury of Angtor's Raging Storm
         How about passing all the energy through to the bone?
    
     After the fury attack, a few volts still hold around Spyro. Zap the enemy
     while it lasts!
    
     ICE FURY
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     1 - The true power of weather!
         Stick the goons to this icy new carpet until they shatter!
    
     2 - Fury of Perisher's Unending Blizzard
         Brrrr... Fr--Fr--Freeze the w--w--walls and fl-fl-floors and ceiling to
         r--r--reach unfound temp--temp--temperatures.
    
     After the fury attack, some icicles still holds round Spyro. Make the enemy
     'chill out'.
    
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     1 - Avalanche of tumbling earth
         Squash or knock out the enemy with the rocks that really hurt.
    
     2 - Fury of Kytheron's Wrath of Nature
         Hmm... leaves are normal. Put in some tornados and replace rocks with
         boulders.
    
     After the fury attack, some deadly leaves still hold around Spyro. Show them
     that Mother Nature only finishes, when it finishes.
    
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     Here are the melee moves suggested by the game, and are in the manual.
    
     Basic Melee hit: It's easy, just melee once. You asking why it hardly does
     anything? It's simple, duh.
    
     Horn Knock Up: Just holding a melee a little longer will actually knock the
     enemy in the air, making way for air combat. ...Yes - it's essential... and
     simple.
    
     Melee "Knock up" Combo: Hitting the same button - same enemy - four times may
     cause them to be triple-whacked and ascended. No, wait, it does.
    
     Tail Strike: Double-jump and hold the button to do this move only useful once
     in the game: when it's introduced to you.
    
     Air Combo: Generally ascend enemy, ascend Spyro, whackity-whack-whack
    
     Air Combo + Knockback: Ahh, my old favourite. Basically the air combo only
     it's whackity-whack-knock back
    
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     Gems, gems, gems. Better now; they're not collectables, and there's no more
     Moneybags to 'bribe' them from you.
    
     Red Gems: Notice that long red bar up the top there? That's your health bar...
     Yes, you heard me right, a health bar - Sparx is not the health meter yet.
    
     So... ya sayin' that "Dis is duh laytest Spiro gayme n' it maeks noo sense two
     say 'not yet'." Wrong! You heard? This is a PREQUEL, not another SEQUEL.
    
     *Ahem*... red gems refill your lost health.
    
     Green Gems: Notice that long green bar up the top there? That's your breath
     meter... Yes, you heard me right, a breath meter - Spyro does not have
     unlimited health yet.
    
     So... ya sayin' that "Dis is duh laytest Spiro gayme n' it maeks noo sense two
     say 'not yet'. Hay, whatcha dooin' wiff da gun in ya haaaaaaAAAAAAAAAH!"
     Wrong! You heard? This is a PREQUEL, not another SEQUEL.
    
     *Ahem*... using breath empties the breath bar, which can be refilled with
     green gems.
    
     Blue Gems: On the start menu there is an option called 'Level Up'. On the
     Level up screen, select a top element to upgrade the normal fire/elec/ice/
     earth breaths; or select a bottom element to upgrade the secondary elemental
     breath. Blue gems fill up the large circle in at the bottom left, you can
     fuel this energy into the selected attack to upgrade it. The energy pool never
     maxs out, so build it all up to a boss or something if you wish. Press X to
     upgrade.
    
     Once you've fully upgraded that attack don't leave it forever! You can use it
     to max out that element to upgrade it's Fury attack.
    
     Purple Gems: Purple circle around the selected element picture? It's a good
     thing! Collecting purple gems fills up your fury meter. And once it gets all
     the way round to where it started, it will flash and hit the magic button to
     do you know what!
    
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     NOTE: PS2 Version only
    
     BASIC MOVES
    
     Walk = Push Left Analog Stick a small distance
     Run = Push Left Analog Stick all the way
     Camera control (slowly) = Push Right Analog Stick a small distance
     Camera control (faster) = Push Right Analog Stick all the way
     Normal Breath = Square button
     Jump = X button
     Double Jump = X button x2 (in mid air)
     Glide = X button + X button HOLD + Left Analog Stick
     Melee Attack = O button
     Horn Knock Up = O button HOLD
     Long Range Breath = T (triangle) button
     Change/Knockback = R1 button
     Strafe/Target = L1 button HOLD + Left Analog Stick (< or >)
     Fury Breath = R2 button
     Select Fire Breath = ^ button
     Select Electric Breath = > button
     Select Ice Breath = \/ button
     Select Earth Breath = < button
    
     ADVANCED MOVES
    
     Melee "Knock Up" Combo = O button x 4
     Tail Strike = X button x2 + O button x 3 OR O button HOLD
     Horn Dive = X button + R1 button
     Evasion = L1 button HOLD + Left Analog Stick + Square button
     Air Combo = O button HOLD + X button + O button x 3
     Air Knock Back = O button HOLD + X button + R1 button
     Air Combo + Knock Back = O button HOLD + O button x 2 + R1 button
    
     FLYING CONTROLS
    
     Move around = Left Analog stick
     Shoot Homing Fire ball = T button
     Barrel Roll = Left Analog Stick (< or >) + X button
     Speed Burst = R1 button
     Slow Down = L1 button
    
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     Normal levels are levels... which are normal. Within each normal level there
     are many enemies, a source for a new breath (excluding last) and a boss that
     follows on from it. That's pretty normal of a videogame if you ask me.
    
     Uh... that's pretty much all I have to say... Oh yeah! They're the biggest
     levels of all kind.
    
     Normal Levels:
    
     Dragonfly Swamp
     Dante's Freezer
     Tall Plains
     Munitions Forge
     Concurrent Skies
    
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     There are four dojos in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, each one
     representing an element. Don't believe me? Well, you see them in a cutscene
     overlooking the dragon realms, dontcha!
    
     Dojos are training arenas with enemies simply put as dummies. After beating a
     boss, you get taught about the most recently earned breath by a dragon in the
     dojo of that element. Only once all four dragons are free, they may gather
     round a pool which you'll find more about.
    
     In the first dojo, not only do you learn of fire, but you also learn about
     melee combat and air combat. At the end you learn Fire Fury. You even get to
     fly afterwards!
    
     In the second dojo, you learn of electricity. At the end you learn Electric
     Fury.
    
     In the third dojo, you learn of ice. At the end you learn Ice Fury.
    
     In the fourth and final dojo, you learn of breath. At the end you learn Earth
     Fury. After this, your training is complete, and you're ready to fight Cynder!
    
     Dojos:
     Fire Dojo
     Electric Dojo
     Ice Dojo
     Earth Dojo
    
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     Although there are only two flight levels in the game, they are really good
     and fit in well. These are when Spyro flies off his feet and soaring through
     the air!
    
     During these, you can Speed Up (which is needed in the second one), Slow Down,
     barrel roll for defense and even fire heat-seaking missiles! You must fly
     through with permanent survival or end up back where you started. The game
     will automatically keep you flying forwards, though you still need to do all
     of the work.
    
     Er...
    
     Flight Levels:
     Cloudy Flight
     Escape From Cynder
    
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     At the end of each normal level, there is a boss level. Each boss would take
     30 to 50 fire bombs to defeat. Not only that, but the hitpoints are also
     divided into groups of 3. Once you defeat the green boss health bar, you're
     far from done, and have to take care of the yellow! After the yellow bar, the
     red bar. And after the red bar you win!
    
     Not only that, but you will then save a dragon and you'll be taken back to
     learn about a particular breath (see Dojos).
    
     Two exceptions here:
    
     1. No new dragons freed for teaching after Cynder battles.
     2. Last boss level is actually a bonus with a boss, but it will be counted as
        a boss level due to its shortness.
    
     Boss Levels:
     Ice King's Chamber
     Stone Sentinel's Island
     The Conducter's Tracks
     Steam's Arena
     The Electric King's Stand
     Cynder's Master Room
     Conexity
    
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     Spyro
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     Err... the main character. You sorta control him all the time. His the purple
     dragon thingy that is told to have been extremely special. His born away from
     where he originally came.
    
     Sparx
     -----
     Since 'Spyro the Dragon' apparently happens about 30 years after this,
     characters have different personalaties. Such as Sparx here being a very
     sarcastic and 'coolish' character. Sparx grew up with Spyro and was even born
     the same day!
    
     Ignitus
     -------
     Ignitus is not only the narrator of the game, but also stars in it. Ignitus
     looked after Spyro until the Dark Armies came and he set him across a river to
     safety. Ignitus escapes from the dark armies, even though his friends don't,
     and is master of fire (hence the name Ignitus which is Latin for something to
     with fire).
    
     Volteer
     -------
     After being captured by the dark armies, Volteer is sent to be guarded by the
     'Ice King'. Spyro must defeat the ice king to save this very fast and formal
     speaking dragon. The 'volt' in Volteer means that he's master of electricity.
    
     Cyril
     -----
     Also being captured by the armies, Cyril, in my opinion, is probably the most
     boring character of them all. Spyro must defeat the large but weak Stone
     Sentinel to free Cyril and learn about ice.
    
     Terrador
     --------
     In black and white, Terrador is the only different looking one from the other
     three dragons, due to his largeness. He is the last captured dragon and you
     must defeat Steam to free him. By the 'Terra' part, you may be able to easily
     tell he's master of Earth.
    
     Cynder
     ------
     Under the creation of the Dark Master, Cynder is the boss of the game and you
     have to fight her TWICE! Yep, you heard (read) me, she's a she. Cynder may
     seem like a deliberatley horrible dragon, but is she...?
    
     Dark Master
     -----------
     Obvious, he's master of evil and if you had to defeat him the world would be
     too nice and aliens would realise and set a war on us.
    
     Ice King
     --------
     Being as on the Dark Master's side as he is, this easy boss is the first and
     is the king of ice (duh)! He can do icy powers and controls... ice. He also
     guards Volteer.
    
     Stone Sentinel
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     A big rock creature, the Stone Sentinel (a.k.a. 'The God of the Shrine') is an
     evil-doer and is under control of the tribe called the 'Atlawa'. No, they
     don't attack you, but certainatly the sentinel and his rock monsters do very
     rough. It also guards Cyril.
    
     The Conducter
     -------------
     On the caboose of the following boss 'Steam', 'The Conducter' and his two
     little friends like to be chased by you through the tracks. Near the end of
     the battle, the caboose of Steam crashes and The Conducter is killed. You then
     have to run away from steam.
    
     Steam
     -----
     Originally carrying The Conducter, Steam is nowhere near done yet. His first
     wave of hitpoints as he rides around a circle-crossroad arena will be as easy
     as the other bosses. His second wave noticeably harder, and his third will
     have you crying if you die near the end of it.
    
     So... that's about it. Yes, I know, each enemy in the game has a different
     name, but do you really expect me to waste space doing that?
    
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     Flight levels, Boss Levels, Dojos, Normal Levels... they're all different.
    
     Also, it may be because I'm in the middle of Concurrent Skies at the mo.
    
     Anyways, onto the part you most likely looked here for...
    
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     Here we are, just press 'New Game' (obviously) on the Main Menu, and just go
     through all the info until you come to the beginning cutscene.
    
     NOTE: 'narr' means narration
    
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     Ignitus (narr): In the Year of the Dragon, in a world beyond the realms, I,
     like all the others, awaited the birth of the dragon of whom the prophecies
     foretold. But the Dark Master heard the prophecies as well. I should have
     hidden the eggs long before, but I... I thought we were ready, I thought they
     were safe... oh... how I was wrong.
    
     Volteer: Save them! The Dark Armies have come!
    
     Ignitus burns a hole in the wall and escapes through a passage and flies with
     Spyro's egg to a near river and cups him in some basket type thing
    
     Ignitus: May the Ancestors look after you. May they look after us all.
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     Another cutscene...
    
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     A Krome Studios Production
     starring Elijah Wood
     David Spade
     and Gary Oldman as Ignitus
    
     After a bit more of river flowing...
    
     Ignitus (narr): Eventually, the egg came to rest in a distant swamp, where a
     family of dragonflies gathered 'round, wondering what magnificent creature
     could possibly live inside.
    
     Spyro's egg starts hatching
    
     Ignitus (narr): They didn't have to wonder for long.
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     Ignitus (narr): What emerged from the egg frightened them at first, but
     finally amazed and astonished them.
    
     Spyro: ...eight, nine, ten... here I come!
    
     Ignitus (narr): It was a purple dragon, who they eventually adopted and raised
     as one of their own. They named him Spyro and he grew up alongside Sparx, the
     young dragonfly who was born the same day. In fact, the two were almost like
     brothers. And a more oddly-matched, yet compatible pair of brothers the world
     has never seen.
    
     Spyro running after Sparx during Ignitus' previous speech
    
     Sparx: Never catch me this time, purple boy!
    
     Ignitus (narr): As for Spyro, he, like all of us, accepted the world into
     which he was born, believing he was one of them. A big purple one of them,
     true, but one of them nontheless.
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     ...And, finally, we get to start.
    
     Unfortunately, we cannot move yet, but if you can't be bothered to just look
     at the bottom of the screen, here's whatcha have to do:
    
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     - Use the Right Analog Stick (R) to take camera control and find Sparx.
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     So, do so and push your Right Analog Stick to left and you'll see Sparx. Now
     to the right and finally back into the middle.
    
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     Spyro: I see you, my little glowing friend.
    
     Sparx: Seeing and catching are two different things, uh big boy.
    
     Sparx flies off
    
     Spyro: Yeah, you better run.
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     NOTE: In future, if you wish to skip a cutscene, about 5 to 10 seconds through
     one, just hit L1.
    
     Now we're back in control... with another obviously neccesary tip.
    
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     - Move the Left Analog Stick (L) to move Spyro.
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     Go forward (if you wish, you can pointlessly hit some mushrooms spread around)
     and when you come to the slope, walk up it all the way to the top to find
     Sparx and another tip.
    
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     - Press the (X) button to jump.
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     Now continue up the slope all the way to the cave with no top where Sparx will
     be the other side of.
    
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     Sparx: What's the matter Spyro, you can't fly? Oh that's right you walk
     everywhere. Hmm, that's too bad.
    
     Spyro: *Chuckle* You're toast when I catch you!
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     No, you can't yet breath fire.
    
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     Hold (R1) to charge
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     The tip has a reason - charge along the branches sticking through the wall in
     line 'til the other end. If you don't charge, the branches will let go of you
     and you'll fall and have to climb up again.
    
     Now just walk right from the cave and laugh when you see Sparx eaten.
    
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     Sparx: Ahhh, must be tough to lose all the time, Sp--aah!
    
     Sparx gets caught by frogweed
    
     Sparx (muffled voice): Alright, let me outta here, you overgrown fungus!
     Spyro, seriously, lend me a hand here, will ya brother?
    
     Spyro: Geez, Sparx, I dunno. Frogweed's gotta eat too.
    
     Sparx (muffled voice): Spyro, whack it! Do something. I'm your buddy... my
     wings are getting mouldy.
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     Press (O) to do the melee attack. Hit the frogweed several times to defeat it.
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     Do so and whack the frogweed quickly three times. (NOTE: If you get killed by
     the frogweed, I'm guessing your either dead yourself or you're controller is
     not working. If not, you'll get nowhere in the game with that 0 effort.)
    
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     Sparx flies out of frogweed as it dies and bangs into Spyro
    
     Sparx: Blegh! Now I smell almost as bad as you. Heh, heh. And that's pretty
     bad. See ya later sucker!
    
     Sparx flies off
    
     Spyro: So much for gratitude.
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     Press (O) to melee the barrier
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     Melee the barrier to go into a small area of 5 or 6 frogweeds. If you think
     "Woah, this must be the hardest battle in the game", *chuckle* man, are you
     wrong!
    
     Since the melee attack can hit more than one enemy at a time, you'll have them
     drowning in no time! A tip will now pop up. A pointless one for this place.
    
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     Collect red gems to restore your health
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     Go right to smash another barrier over to Sparx to find yet another cutscene
     (don't worry, this is the only level absolubetly jam-packed with them).
    
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     Spyro: Hey, that's cheating! We're not allowed in there!
    
     Sparx: Pffft... Excuses, excuses. Catch up or give up, chunky!
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     Press (X)(O)(O)(O) to do the triple tail whip to smash open the barrier
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     Do so by running up, jumping and hitting circle thrice to smash the enormous
     teeth off the enormous skull originally from an enormous animal and go through
     to the most pointless cutscene of all pointless cutscenes.
    
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     Spyro: Where's that little gnat gone now?
    
     Sparx: Has anyone seen a giant purple thing around here? I seemed to have lost
     mine.
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     Just walk through the swampy cave killing a few frogweed on the way to Sparx,
     then follow him some more killing more frogweed to where he stops.
    
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     Sparx: You know, this is getting a little boring-- AAAAAAH!!
    
     Sparx gets caught by a Swamp Leader
    
     Spyro: Sparx!
    
     Leader: I thought all you guys was gone.
    
     Sparx: You miserable coward, let me go!
    
     Leader: Grrrr, *LOL*. Don't let him get away.
    
     A couple of small swamp soldiers jump down and Spyro glares at them
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     So... we now go into a big battle, just discovery frogweeds aren't the only
     enemies in the game, but here's some of the large Dark Army.
    
     So, now melee each good attacking SSS (small swamp soldiers) 5 times to kill
     each. As soon as you hit one once some more SSSs jump down for more fighting.
     Kill all of these and go through about 15 or so more to see that Leader throw
     some dynamite.
    
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     Melee the dynamite to knock it away before it explodes
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     Since you'll probably be moving around the whole time (and the dynamite
     explosions are very small) these should be no trouble. That's unless if they
     surround you, then you'll need to melee at least one. (Also, try to make some
     of the SSSs be caught in the explosions!)
    
     Deal with about as many SSSs as you already have until you come to the end of
     the battle.
    
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     Sparx: Let me outta here and fight me like a... thing... whatever you are. You
     pathetic wretch!
    
     Leader: Nnnn, I've had about enough of you!
    
     Leader raises foot to stamp on Sparx
    
     Spyro: Sparx, look out! Noooooo...
    
     Spyro quickly breaths fire and scares off Leader and two other SSSs
    
     Sparx: Woah!... Was that fire, dude?
    
     Leader: Take care of 'em... I gotta report to Cynder!
    
     Leader runs off
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     So now just fightin' a few more SSSs. Don't use your flame breath on all of
     them, since this will empty out your breath meter. Also note that if you go on
     the Main Menu you can go on Level up screen (no point, though).
    
     So, just flight off them annoyin' monkeys until they're all gone and the music
     goes back to normal.
    
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     Sparx: Get me outta here, Spyro... I think my wings are singed.
    
     Spyro whacks Sparx's cage
    
     Spyro: You okay?
    
     Sparx: You almost torched me, dude... Wait...
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     Sparx: You breathed fire! So I'm just about ready to blow the top off that
     place and kick that guys booty, when Spyro let loose with some serious flame,
     dude... No Joke. Flames. From the mouth.
    
     Spyro: I was just trying to help.
    
     Sparx: Ha ha, some help. You nearly turned me to ashes, dude. Mom, dad, you
     shoulda seen him. He came out breathing fire... alright? I tell you, it was
     crazy!
    
     Flash (Sparx's Dad) and Nina (Sparx's Mum) look at each other in a disagreeing
     way
    
     Sparx: You don't believe me? Spyro, tell 'em...
    
     Spyro: It's true, dad. I swear. I just got real mad, opened my mouth, and
     whoosh... flame city.
    
     Flash: It's not that, Spyro. I believe you both. It's just that your mother
     and I knew this day would come.
    
     Spyro: What day?
    
     Flash: The day when we would have to tell you the truth.
    
     Ignitus (narr): So that was the night that Spyro learned he wasn't a dragonfly
     after all. But in fact an exilr from an unknown, distant land.
    
     Spyro: So.. you mean.. I'm not your real son?
    
     Nina: You are our real son. It's just that you came from somewhere else. Far
     away, where wars rage on and on, and the innocent seem to always pays the
     price.
    
     Ignitus (narr): It wasn't long after that night that Spyro decided to venture
     forth and find his home.
    
     Spyro moping along with his head down
    
     Sparx flies in
    
     Sparx: So that's it, huh? Leaving Sparx behind at the old homestead? Not a
     care in the world, don't look back.
    
     Spyro: This is your home, Sparx, but I just found out that my home is out
     there somewhere... and I've got to find it. Besides, I'm not leaving you
     behind. I'm just leaving you where you belong.
    
     Sparx: Well I though I belonged with you, 'coz I'm always with you. But I
     guess I was wrong, huh? I'm sure I'm wrong on a lot of things. You know what?
     You're right, I'm wrong.
    
     Sparx flies out
    
     Flash: Don't worry about him, Spyro You know how hotheaded he can be. You'll
     see him when you get back. Now, now, son, keep your head up, your nose clean,
     and use that breath of your wisely. All gifts come with a price.
    
     Nina: Don't listen to your father's preaching, Spyro. Just be yourself. It's
     all any of us can do.
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     Ignitus (narr): So, hard as it was, Spyro left the only family he'd ever known
     and journeyed on. To where? He did not know.
    
     Shows some SSSs and MSSs (Medium Swamp Soldiers) jumping over the chasm above
     This attracts Spyro's attention
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     The game will finally save and you'll be confronted with three frogweed, kick
     their butts then explore this area if you wanna kill another two. After this,
     venture up the slope to a mushroom which will pop up alive as a spider! Just
     whack it four times then tap square on it and that's all ya need to do.
    
     Go up to another 'Mushroom Spider', kill it then go up to where a new tip will
     come up.
    
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     So, double jump and continue to hold X while pushing forward to glide to the
     other side.
    
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     Sparx flies in
    
     Sparx: Spyro, so, ah, me and the old man were chattin' and this whole
     belonging thing, you know, came up, and we decided that... best friends belong
     together. Even if one of them is purple and does have some weight issues.
    
     Spyro: Weight issues, huh? Well, at least I've never been turned into a
     lantern.
    
     Sparx: Oh please, lantern schmantern. Now let's see what's out there.
    
     Sparx points down path
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     So, now Sparx will stay with you... helping you by being a sort of a lantern.
    
     Continue forward to another pair of Mushroom Spiders and kill them both. Be
     careful and try to attack both at once, or most likely be hit by their spin
     attack. Continue round and at the tip of the steps three SSSs will run up with
     an MSS.
    
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     Do so and jump then smash into one of the now two MSSs and continue to attack
     them. An MSS only has about twice as many hitpoints as an SSS, but can throw
     dynamite.
    
     Another wave of about 5 SSSs and an MSS will attack and then a third and
     finally a forth wave. After this the camera will concentrate round the corner.
     The wall there will smash open and three 'Growths' will stomp in.
    
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     Sorry about earlier, I got mixed up. The move above is actually the evasion OR
     in other words the strafe, and the one I talked about earlier I have no idea
     of a name.
    
     Anyway, rather than strafing, use my special L1 + L stick + SQUARE move to
     make quick work on the Growths. Collect the gems they leave behind after
     defeating one or come to the last one your breath meter will be empty. If you
     find defeating the Growths too hard, just skip them and go where they came
     from.
    
     Jump onto the platform ahead and if you fall just defeat the enemies,
     otherwise ignore them. Then when your the other side of the pit, get further
     in so as not to be knocked down and quickly defeat the MSS then concentrate on
     one SSS at a time.
    
     Continue along until you get to the thorns. Sparx will gesture where to go.
     Glide to the platform in the thorns and if you fail it will prick you back to
     the start. Glide a further glide and one more short one to ground. Walk along
     until the game takes over and you can relax.
    
     WARNING: TWO EXTREMELY LONG CUTSCENES RIGHT AHEAD!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!
    
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     Mysterious sound (probably Cynder): RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
    
     Sparx and Spyro: Aaaah! Aaah Aaah! AAAAAAAAAAH!
    
     Sparx: Breathe, Sparx old boy...
    
     Spyro: What in the world was that?!
    
     Sparx: I have no idea, but I'm going this way... far from it.
    
     Spyro and Sparx run into a cave ahead
    
     Ignitus (narr): ...Which brings us to the moment that Spyro's journey really
     began. When he and I finally met... again... for the very first time... ahhh,
     it's a long, long story.
    
     (It definitely is)
    
     Spyro and Sparx bump into Ignitus
    
     Sparx: Woah ho! nd I thought you were a big one. Goodness.
    
     Ignitus: *Gasp* You're... you're alive?... But it's too late, too late.
    
     Spyro: Too late for what? Do you know me? Who are you? Where do you come from?
     What are you? What are we? What am I?!?!
    
     Ignitus: You mean you don't know?
    
     Sparx: Does it sound like he knows.
    
     Ignitus: Why, you're a dragon... When you were just an egg, it was my job to
     protect you... it was my job to protect you all.
    
     Spyro: There are others?
    
     Ignitus: Others? There were. There were four of us, Guardians, that is, and we
     had one job: to ensure that all the eggs were hatched. It was the Year of the
     Dragon, after all, and our very survival depended on those eggs... but the
     temple and grotto are now gone, overrun by...
    
     Spyro: Temple? What temple? Can you take me? Can I see it? Where I came from,
     I mean?
    
     Ignitus: No, no. Who knows what forces occupy the temple now. What state it's
     in. You don't understand. After they came for you...
    
     Spyro: They? Who's they? And why did they come for me?
    
     Ignitus: Because the prophecies spoke of a purple dragon, a dragon born only
     once every ten generation. Ee-you.
    
     Sparx: Ee-you? Does that mean him? Wait, this guy? Spyro's some special once
     in a purple thing? Ahaha! I think you might have mixed that one up. Wooo,
     that's a little... bit of a stretch. Ha ha, I've heard some a-doozies in my
     day but, boy, that takes the cake!
    
     Ignitus: Spyro, is it? Well, Spyro, I assure you that I am telling you the
     truth. The Dark Armies attacked, intent on destroying the eggs and killing the
     rest of us. They nearly succeeded... and then they'll lay seige on other
     islands.
    
     Ignitus looks up
    
     Ignitus: We were at war.
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     Shows map of Dragon Realms
    
     Ignitus: For many years we fought all over the islands. Brutal clashes with
     the armies of the Dark Master,
    
     Shows Ignitus battling army
    
     Ignitus: who was intent on preventing the prophecies from coming true.
    
     Shows various scenes of other 3 guardians battling
    
     Ignitus: The other three guardiands and I led our small but valiant forces
     into battle after battle against our ruthless, mercenary foe.
    
     Map stops
    
     Ignitus: Then, when we were beginning to turn the tide... Cynder came.
    
     Spyro: Cynder?
    
     Ignitus: Yes, Cynder.
    
     Map reappears
    
     Ignitus: Cynder was... is... monstrous, horrific, ferocious, a black dragon
     that fills the skies with terror, an unstoppable force of nature...
    
     Sparx: Ah, yeah, you had me at ferocious. Listen, sounds like that thing that
     was chasing us, Spyro.
    
     Ignitus: Yes... she still searches for me... and years ago I watched as Cynder
     plucked the other Guardians from the fields of battle, like so many ripe
     grapes from a vine. Without them, our cause is lost. Only I, Ignitus, managed
     to escape. Now that it matters, Cynders now rules all... and I sit here
     wondering what might have been. What else I might have done.
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     Sparx: Wow... sounds... fffun. I wanna hang out with this guy.
    
     Spyro: Yeah, why have you given up? I just find out that I'm this special
     dragon, and you tell me all is lost? That I have no home or family left?...
     I've come way too far to give up now. I wanna see where I come from.
    
     Sparx: Hold up, saviour boy, were you not listening to this guy?... He's
     talking about... flying dragons, and war, and horrible-- this is bad stuff,
     alright?... I don't know if we're hearing the same thing.
    
     Ignitus: Yes, Spyro, it's not as simple as that. It's true, the prophecies
     spoke of a purple dragon destined to put his stamp on this age, but the
     prophecies didn't foretell the devastation that surrounds us now.
    
     Spyro: Maybe you're right, but I'm willing to try. I wanna take the first
     step.
    
     Sparx: You're actually going to go along with this lunatic?!
    
     Ignitus: Very well then... We'll go. You deserve to see your beginning...
     before it all ends.
    
     Ignitus and Spyro continue through caves
    
     Sparx: Am I the only one sane here? He's telling us we're doomed alright?
     That's when I go, ah, maybe we should go back before us with the flowers and
     the fun stuff.
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     You're finally under control again, but go forward and you're not |(.
    
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     Ignitus: Cynder's soldiers must have knocked the other two statues out of
     place... heathens.
    
     Spyro: What other to statues?
    
     Ignitus: On the other side of this door are two statues just like these. When
     all four statues are positioned correctly, the door opens.
    
     Sparx: Yeah, good. I was never good at geometry. So what do you want us to do?
    
     Ignitus: Spyro, I need you to get in there and move the statues in place.
    
     Spyro: Me? How?
    
     Ignitus: There's a small tunnel that animals use to access the caves. Find it,
     and use it.
    
     Sparx: Yeah, animals, okay. You know what? You do that, and I'll wait here.
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     - Find the cave entrance used by animals and smash it open.
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     Just go left and double jump up there then melee the entrance and you're done.
     Go round the corner to a Mushroom Spider, you know what to do. Whack, Whack,
     Whack, Whack, Flame.
    
     Now go along to another and kill it then another and kill it. Go to the
     stepped platforms and go along then to the right for another cave. Follow this
     through destroying everything in your path until Sparx says...
    
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     Sparx: Ooh looky over here!
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     Run up to the covered hole in the ground his gesturing.
    
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     Sparx: Right, when in doubt break it... go nuts!
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     Press (X)(X)(O) to peform the tail strike to smash through
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     Now do so and double jump then hit circle and you'll either accidently tail
     whip or your smash down and tail strike the barrier below.
    
     Now for another battle, this time with Mushroom Spiders! As the flee of
     spiders flip down to the ground, smack 'em to death. Just note, when you hear
     the spinning sound of a Mushroom Spider trying to spin you, either take the
     risk and whack it or back away.
    
     After defeating about 20, they'll stop coming down and do as the tip says.
    
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     Push against the statues and put them into place.
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     So, run into the left golden dragon statue and run against it as it slowly
     moves along and eventually it will get into its hole and be stuck there. Then
     run against the second one and once it's in place the door will open.
    
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     Ignitus: Any trouble?
    
     Spyro: A little insect trouble... nothing I couldn't handle.
    
     Sparx: LITTLE insects?! My tail section.
    
     Ignitus walks through the room to another closed temple door
    
     Ignitus: (to the door) The past is prelude, tomarrow a dim promise. Allow us
     entrance, do not reject us.
    
     Sparx: Are you making that up?
    
     Ignitus: It should open for us but there is a... disturbance. It seems my
     fears have been realized: they've desecrated the interior as well. Guess we'll
     have to open it the old-fashioned way. Make your way through the connecting
     rooms, restoring every statue you can find.
    
     Sparx: Hey, you know what? Let's don't and say we didn't. Why don't you do it?
    
     Ignitus: You want my help?
    
     Ignitus walks to where the spiders were coming from
    
     Ignitus: Very well. Hop up.
    
     Sparx: Alright... the old guy's coming to life!
    
     Spyro hops onto Ignitus' back then his head into the caves
    
     Ignitus: Careful, Spyro. Cynder's forces are surely on their way.
    
     Sparx: Oh, goody.
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     Walk.
    
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     Sparx: Have a look at this!
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     Go to the big purple 'spirit gem' and melee it thrice to destroy it and get a
     bunch of gems.
    
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     Sparx: Hey Spyro, what was that about?
    
     Spyro: I don't really know, I just felt like I had to hit it... and when I did
     the power of a thousand suns surged through my body!
    
     Sparx: Right, okay. Well you know what? You should really sleep better.
     Y'know, I'm gonna stop buggin you, you really need to get eight hours.
    
     Spyro: Forget I said anything. Let's go.
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     Go right to find a few SSSs and then you should push the statue into its hole.
     Run over to an opening and kill the spider at the bottom and then the one at
     the top. Glide over from here to another cave and another dragon statue.
    
     Get it into place then carry on down the path to meet with two more Spirit
     Gems. Notice that some blue gems will burst out when you destroy one this
     time. If you go onto the Level Up screen you can upgrade your flame breath a
     little bit, though let's leave that to the next level.
    
     Now go along to be greeted with thorns like those ones you had to go over
     earlier. Glide to the platform in the midle then over to the door.
    
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     Spyro breathes fire into the door and spins back to Ignitus
    
     Ignitus: That's quite an entrance, young dragon.
    
     Ignitus starts walking through the door
    
     Ignitus: There might be hope for us yet.
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     Down to a couple more Spirit Gems.
    
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     Spyro: What are these things?
    
     Ignitus: These are Spirit Gems... a gift, from the Ancestors.
    
     Spyro: What kind of gift?
    
     Ignitus: A gift that speaks across generations... a gift that empowers you
     with the spirit of the past, strengthening you with the wisdom of the ages.
    
     Spyro: I feel more powerful already.
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     Lonnnnng tip now:
    
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     Spirit Gems provide Blue Gems which will build up a pool on the 'Level Up'
     Screen. Go onto the Main Menu and select Level Up then choose a breath and
     hold down the (X) button to upgrade it.
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     Smash the two Spirit Gems for some more gems.
    
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     Mysterious sound (probably Cynder): RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
    
     Ignitus: Do you hear that?
    
     Spyro: What is it?
    
     Ignitus: Exactly what I feared. Look, Spyro, perhaps we should turn back.
    
     Spyro: What?! After coming this far?!
    
     Ignitus: If this door is closed, it means there are intruders behind. It's how
     the temple protects itself.
    
     Sparx: Ah, yeah. Doesn't work too well, does it.
    
     Spyro: So what are you saying, Ignitus?
    
     Ignitus: What I'm saying is the only way the door will open...
    
     Sparx: Don't say it!
    
     Spyro: ...is if the intruders *sigh* are kicked out of there.
    
     Spyro and Ignitus walk along
    
     Sparx: Didn't I just say don't say it?
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     If you're stuck, just find Sparx. Notice the pillar that he's by is cracked?
     Hit the pillar for a short
     cutscene of that pillar falling on another falling on another falling to smash
     the wall.
    
     Go through the opening and go through the tunnel. You'll come out seing 3
     SSSs, an MSS and another statue. Concentrate on the MSS and once his dead kill
     the 3 SSSs.
    
     After this, a Leader will send a couple more SSSs through and out to you. Kill
     them as normal then continue through the tunnel to *Gasp* a Leader!
    
     Leader's are one of the hardest and largest enemies in the game. They can
     throw dynamite if you're far away, can cause elemental schockwaves (and
     sometimes walls) from nearer. If you're right next to it and you're not quick
     enough he'll whack you so hard that you lose between a quater and a third of
     your health!!! Watch out!
    
     Some of the time use my breath move I told you about and sometimes just try to
     whack it without it whacking you. Try some advanced moves to make the job
     really easy. If you can't escape from an incoming whack, quickly flame the
     Leader and he'll stop. Once his dead continue down the tunnel.
    
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     Light the fuse to trigger the explosives.
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     So jump down to where 3 SSSs are asleep guarding the explosives and an awake
     MSS who doesn't do anything. Burn the end of the long fuse for a bit and it
     will start running down to the explosives. Take cover for the massive
     explosion it makes.
    
     The explosion will kill the SSSs but not the MSS. No worry though since you'll
     only have to whack him once now.
    
     Now just continue through the cave and you'll get back to Ignitus.
    
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     A Leader, 2 MSSs and 4 SSSs run in and Spyro looks suprised
    
     Leader: Well, Ignitus, we nabbed your Guardian buddies but you managed to
     escape our clutches... until now!
    
     Ignitus: Stand back, Spyro, and let me show what a dragon trained in the
     ancient ways can do.
    
     As SSSs run up, Ignitus breaths fire randomly and fires a flame bomb at the
     enemies, killing 2 SSSs, then whacks Leader away and whips SSSs dead, Leader
     comes running up and Ignitus pushing him into MSSs
    
     Sparx: Woah! The big guy's got some moves!
    
     Ignitus hits dodges and pushes Leader then MSSs and Leader charge up, Ignitus
     covers then uses Fire Fury to finish them off
    
     Spyro: Are you okay, Ignitus?
    
     Ignitus: Yes,... as I get older it takes longer to recover...
    
     Spyro: You were incredible, Ignitus. Can you show me how to do that?
    
     Ignitus: Patience, young dragon. Soon enough you'll learn all I have to teach.
     But right now...
    
     Door flips open
    
     ...you must fight!
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     The following battle will be easy if you watched Ignitus, but never mind since
     you'll learn all those moves in a mo.
    
     In the room will be a Leader, an MSS and 2 SSSs (also 2 Spirit Gems if you
     need them). Defeat the SSs and a 2nd wave of 2 MSSs and 3 SSSs will jump down,
     then a wave of an MSS and 4 SSSs. The forth and final one will involve the
     Leader now charging up to you an an MSS and 2 SSSs. Defeat the SSs and then
     the Leader.
    
     Now quickly level up your flame breath to the Second Upgrade!
    
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     Ignitus: If Cynder's force were here, there will certainly be more of them in
     the temple.
    
     Starts walking to Level 2
    
     Sparx: Oh goody.
    
     Spyro: They won't be there for long!
    
     Sparx: Wonderful... now he's getting cocky.
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     Level complete (finally)!!!
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XIX \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Fire Dojo////////////////////////////// XIX
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     Two SSSs will charge up to you, so take quick care of them then an MSS and 4
     more SSSs will rush up. Kill each then wait as Ignitus slowly walks round the
     large statue to the other side of the Dojo.
    
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     Ignitus: Ahhh, home... sweet home.
    
     Sparx: Spyro, we're not in Kansas anymore...
    
     Spyro (looking over edge): What happened here?
    
     Ignitus: ...This is what Cynder has done... Put all the islands under her iron
     rule.
    
     Spyro: I wanted to see where I came from... but I didn't know it was going to
     be like this.
    
     Sparx: Er, yeah, no offense, but this place is a bit of a dump.
    
     Ignitus: This was once our home, Spyro... Together we can make it our home
     once again... reclaim what's rightfully ours.
    
     Spyro: What do you mean?
    
     Ignitus: I mean that my time for heroics is past... but with your help, we
     might be able to BEAT Cynder.
    
     Spyro: I... I can't Ignitus. I just learned what I am.
    
     Ignitus looks down at Spyro
    
     Ignitus: You can, Spyro, you can. You are a purple dragon, a very special
     creature. You've given me hope again. Now it's time to give hope to all of
     them.
    
     Spyro: I'm not sure what help I can be but... I'll try... I'll try.
    
     Ignitus: Good. That's all I can ask. Now, come with me. I have something for
     you. The style you used earlier is crude, archaic and obvious, Spyro, but you
     got the job done. Not bad, considering you haven't been taught anything about
     what it means to be a dragon.
    
     Spyro: Thanks... I think.
    
     Ignitus: But if you're going to have a chance against Cynder and her army,
     you're going to need to learn a lot more.
    
     Sparx: Oh good, school.
    
     Ignitus: Unlike any school you've ever known, young friend.
    
     Start walking in
    
     Ignitus: Now... it's time to unleash the true dragon within you.
    
     Giant statue starts lowering
    
     Ignitus: Each of the Guardians is master of an element. I, as you may have
     surmised, am master of fire. Pay attention and you may be someday too. Let's
     begin.
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     Sorry, I will not show the speeches or tips in the dojos, due to the fact that
     there are too many to remember.
    
     First up is an attack by 5 SDDs (small dojo dummy) and an MDD (medium dojo
     dummy), rather than just meleeing them, just burn them to death since your
     breath meter is unlimited here. Just burn them 'til the point that they all
     fall dead. Yes, they can attack.
    
     Before going back to Ignitus, collect the gems and if you wish start upgrading
     your secondary fire breath (flame bomb - cannot yet be used but can be
     upgraded).
    
     Now go back to Ignitus to do the next thing. The reason why I recommended
     upgrading your normal flame breath earlier is now known. The challenge is now
     basically the same as the first, but that the SDDs will be running away from
     you.
    
     Breathe fire all the time to make this quicker, since all dojo challenges from
     now on have a time limit! Once you get a dummy, just continue to burn it until
     you hear the collapsing sound. Burn all about 6 to 8 SDDs before the unshown
     time limit expires to win. Collect the gems then go back to Ignitus.
    
     Next ones plain easy, go to the MDD in the middle of the dojo and hold the O
     button as instructed to hit the MDD into the air. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     Now you'll have to do what you just did though this time do a combo! Hold O on
     the MDD to lift it, then quickly jump before it falls and hit O thrice to side
     whack, front whack and push it down. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     You now have to do something you already know: horn dive. As instructed, go up
     to each dummy, jump then hit R1 to slam onto the SDD. Do this to all 6 SDDs to
     win. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     Now you must go to the MDD in the room and tap, not hold, the O button four
     times to get the MDD into the air, then XOOO to do the air combo. Go back to
     Ignitus.
    
     Next up you'll have to hold O on the MDD then jump and this time hit R1 and
     Spyro will kick it across the floor. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     Now simply OOOOX and R1 to knockback instead of triple hit. Go back to
     Ignitus.
    
     Now for the hardest one! You have to Knock one SDD into another. Simple? No,
     that's not all. You have to do that FIVE times before the time expires! Here's
     a little tip: If you push right while air comboing an enemy, you can aim it
     left, and go right to fire left. Aim quickly though before the SDD drops back
     down again. Once you're finally done with this difficult challenge, go back to
     Ignitus.
    
     Now you'll have to knockback the MDD into the 5 SDDs. Not only that, but the
     MDD can move and attack! Get it to run close to the SDDs, then hold O on it
     and jump and knock it into all five SDDs to win. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     Y'know that new fire bomb I told you about? Now you can use it! Simply press
     Triangle to fire a fire bomb over the fire wall and into the wooden targets.
     Bomb all four targets to win. Go back to Ignitus.
    
     Now to use that fire bomb in combat! Stay on the ground to kill the 3 SDDs,
     then, while avoiding the dynamite, use the evasion or double jump and throw a
     fire bomb at the MDDs the other side of the fire wall. Continue to bomb them
     until all 3 are dead. Now, rather than going back to Ignitus, go to the middle
     of the room for the 'real challenge'.
    
     You eventually have to use your Fire Fury, but first, you have to kill all the
     SDDs. Whether it's burning, bombing or meleeing, just kill the dummies then
     make sure to atleast collect the purple gems.
    
     Purple gems fill up the purple meter called your fury meter. If you have
     learnt a particular elemental fury, you can use it if your meter is full to
     kill all the enemies in the area. Collect the purple gems to be presented with
     another 4 SDDs. Then another 4 then another 4 and eventually your meter will
     be filled up and the next wave will be several MDDs.
    
     This is an example of a good time to use your Fury attack. As soon as the MDDs
     pop up, hit R2 to turn invincible and start floating into the air. In a few
     seconds a firey explosion will erupt from Spyro and kill all the MDDs. If you
     upgrade the first and secondary breath of one element all the way, that Fury
     attack will be better.
    
     The statue will start re-rising from the ground and eventually bring you to
     another cutscene.
    
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     Ignitus looking into green pool
    
     Sparx: So what's with the pool, big guy?
    
     Ignitus: If you must know, certain dragons have the ability to see visions...
     the thoughts, memories, and dreams of others... and to see what's happening in
     places far, far away. I am one such dragon, and in this pool the visions come
     forth.
    
     Sparx: Oh really, is that so? Okay... what am I thinking now?... What am I
     thinking now? Okay, now? Now? Now, now, now, now, now, now?
    
     Ignitus: I'm afraid it's not that easy, Sparx. It takes time, reflection and
     patience. What I do see in the Pool of Visions is that Volteer, one of the
     Guardians, is being held on Dante's Freezer. Spyro, while I look for details
     on the others, I want you to venture there and find out what you can.
     Remember, just look around. If you encounter Cynder, run... you're not ready
     to face her yet.
    
     Sparx: Okay, so when people are trying to kill me I run. Got it.
    
     Spyro: But Ignitus, how'd we get there?
    
     Ignitus (smiling at Sparx): I'm glad you asked.
    
     Sparx: Why are you smiling. I don't like it.
    
     Spyro: Let me get this straight, you're saying that I... can fly?
    
     Sparx: Maybe you've been hanging in those caves a little too long, Old Man.
     Spyro can't fly. We all know that.
    
     Spyro: Yeah, a bit of fresh air might do you good. I've never flown in my
     life!
    
     Ignitus: It's you that will be getting some fresh air, Spyro. Now... close
     your eyes, take a deep breath, and empty your mind... yes, yes, that's it. Now
     feel the power of your ancestors coursing through your body. In times of
     crisis they will come to you and teach you... unlocking powers you never knew
     you had.
    
     Sparx: Boy, this I gotta see.
    
     Ignitus: Just forget everything you ever though you knew... forget yourself.
     Only through forgetting will you remember what your ancient blood already
     knows...
    
     Spyro lifts into air
    
     Ignitus: ...you can fly!
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     Congratulations on learning how to use advanced melee and fire attacks!!!
    
     ...And flying.
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XX \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Cloudy Flight///////////////////////////// XX
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     Time to fly!... To fly to Dante's Freezer, beat the Ice King, learn advanced
     electricity breath, go to Tall Plains, beat the Stone Sentinel, learn advanced
     ice breath, go to Munitions Forge... *ahem* To save Volteer.
    
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     Sparx: Are you kidding! He's flying!
    
     Spyro opens his eyes to find himself flying
    
     Sparx: Welcome to the club, big guy!
    
     Spyro: Would that be the annoying pest club?
    
     Sparx: No, smart aleck, the flying club.
    
     Spyro: Ha ha, Yeah, I could get used to this.
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     You're in da sky! The game will fly through for you, so all you need to do at
     the mo is follow the tip if you wish.
    
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     - Hold (L1) to Slow Down and (R1) to Speed Up
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     There's no point of doing this yet, unless if you wish to go through this
     quickly. Soon enough, another tip comes up.
    
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     - Press (Triangle) to fire homing missiles.
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     Just after this, you'll start getting out of the clouds and down above the
     sea. A weird giant turtle will swim along, don't worry about him. Soon enough,
     SDDs being fired out of SFCs (Super Fire Cannon) will come towards you, now
     you learn how to 'barrel roll' or in other words plainly 'evade'.
    
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     - Hold down (L1) and push left or right with the Left Analog Stick and press
      (X) to barrel roll.
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     Barrel roll away from the flying SDDs and if you wish use your homing missiles
     since they'll charge up again after a couple of seconds. Fly through shooting
     or charging and when you find an iceberg fall onto another, speed through the
     gaps.
    
     Basically, you have to survive to the end and if you die go back to the
     beginning. The earthy land will soon be icebergs with more and more SFCs.
     Eventually, you'll come to a large icy spike way with 2 Dreadwings flying
     across, this will be the end.
    
     Well, that was quick.
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXI \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Dante's Freezer/////////////////////////// XXI
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     Ignitus (flashback): Dante's Freezer is a desolate arctic expanse that's
     littered with the machinery of war... soldiers and weapons frozen forever in
     the posture of destruction. You must find Volteer before he's lost forever.
    
     Spyro wobbly flying
    
     Spyro: How the heck do I land? Coming in too fast!
    
     Sparx: This... doesn't look good.
    
     Spyro: INCOMING!!
    
     Spyro crashes with an "Ow"
    
     Sparx: That's gonna hurt. Nice landing... ace.
    
     Spyro: Yeah. Maybe this flying thing ain't for me.
    
     Sparx: Well, it sure doesn't help that you're carrying all that weight.
    
     Spyro glares at Sparx
    
     Sparx: You know, throw a salad in every once in a while, You might be okay.
    
     Spyro: Yeah, I think I'll stick to the ground for a while.
    
     Sparx: Good idea.
    
     Spyro walks a bit further
    
     Spyro: Not exactly a friendly place, huh? Wonder where we should start.
    
     Sparx: Well, I'm no hero like you, but maybe we should take that clearly
     marked path leading to the interior.
    
     Sparx checks out frozen fire soldiers
    
     Sparx: Is it weird that that blinked at me?
    
     Spyro: Just keep moving.
    
     Fire Soldiers break free of ice
    
     Sparx: Ice cubes alive!
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     Yaaah! The Fire Soldiers are alive, either flame the SFSs (Small Fire Soldier)
     or melee them. They have 5 hitpoints as with Cynder's soldiers but weirdly get
     up after pushed down.
    
     Now here's the war story: The evil fire lords have controlled the level and
     taken over this land from the dragons long ago. Now Cynder's goons are also
     after this land, so are at war with the fire lords.
    
     Next turn around and go to the left where the catapult is, kill the SFS then
     read the tip.
    
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     - Melee the tree to get snowballs down and melee it at the catapult
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     Sparx: Why don't we use this thing to knock that bad boy down?
    
     Spyro: Ha, ha. I knew I brought you along for a reason.
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     Now melee the tree to the left to send 3 large snowballs down, kill the SIS
     (Small ice Soldier) that comes charging up to you. Now roll a snowball by
     'herding' it, into the large fire catapult and melee it to send it bombing the
     large wall ahead.
    
     Do this again... then again and the wall will be destroyed.
    
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     Spyro: That was a good idea... glad I thought of it.
    
     Sparx: YOU, glad?! YOU?!
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     Now go behind you to find 4 more Spirit Gems, whack 'em thrice each then go
     from the catapult killing a SIS and go through the broken wall.
    
     You are now confronted by an Ice Leader, who'll defend himself with an ice
     wall, and several SISs. Load the nearby catapult and fire to hit the
     explosives which'll kill them all, then go up and kill a surving MIS. The
     Leader here tends to kill himself so he's not important. Another Leader coming
     with 4 SISs and 2 MISs.
    
     Kill the SISs as normal, then go further the MISs and kill them carefully. Now
     a cutscene will show 2 dreadwings carrying exploding barrels containing 5 SISs
     each. If you can, this would probably be a good time to use your Fire Fury,
     unless if you're up for battle anyway. The Leader will destroy the ice wall
     and run off.
    
     Go round the now open corner and to your left you'll see a new enemy, the SIC
     (Super ice Cannon). Don't worry, the ice barely hurts Spyro, so break down the
     spikes and the fence to get to the cannon then smash it to bits. Collect its
     gems.
    
     Now go along the path to the right and you'll eventually come to another
     cutscene.
    
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     Cynder: RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
    
     Sparx: You think that was Cynder?
    
     Spyro: I sure hope so.
    
     Sparx: What?!
    
     Views sky to see Cynder (it is Cynder - I recognize her)
    
     Spyro: Well, if it wasn't, it means there's more than one giant, evil dragon
     around here.
    
     Sparx: Oh yeah, I hope that was Cynder too.
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     That was Cynder, but there are still Dreadwings!
    
     Go forward to find another new enemy, the LFS (Large Fire Soldier). Go up and
     melee it, notice how it's health bar is orange? That's right, it has 2 layers
     of hitpoints!!!
    
     Melee it about 10 times for its first layer, you can't whack it up, though! If
     it tries to axe you, quickly flame it to stop it, eventually it's first layer
     is done. Now back away and use my flame and turn trick until it the skeleton
     dies.
    
     Kill a couple SFSs and go left through the passage to another LFS and couple
     of SFSs. Kill the smalls first then full concentration of the large. Collect
     all in this area then whack the tree in it.
    
     Bring a snowball to the catapult and quickly fire it before an exploding
     barrel hits you. This will destroy a SIC and 2 SISs and the scardey-cat Leader
     from before.
    
     Now go up to there, blowing up dynamite pointlessly if you wish, then head
     North-East to where a fire watch tower is.
    
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     Strike of electricity heads at Spyro
    
     Sparx: Look out!
    
     Spyro gets zapped
    
     Sparx: Spyro? You okay, buddy?
    
     Spyro electrocutes oncoming SFSs
    
     Sparx: Wooo! I guess so.
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     - You have learned how to breathe electricity, which you can now upgrade on
     the Level Up Screen. Find and save the Dragon Volteer to learn more on
     electric breath.
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     Yay! We now have electric breath! Don't bother upgrading it yet, though.
    
     Zap 3 more oncoming SFSs which will continuously come out of the watchtower
     until it's destroyed. Then melee the tree and roll a snowball to the catapult
     to your right and melee the catapult to damage the watchtower.
    
     Zap enemies the snowball along (running over attack SFSs) to the catapult. Do
     not go near the watch tower yet or it'll electrocute you to death. Quickly get
     the last snowball onto the catapult and eliminate the watchtower.
    
     Kill the remaining SFSs then continue past the watchtower to a doorway and
     when you come out the other end 4 SFSs and 2 LFSs will surround you. If you
     have a full fury meter now, concentrate on getting layer 1 off the LFSs and
     then use your fire fury to eliminate all the soldiers and skeletons.
    
     Now back away from the exploding barrels which will release the exact same
     assortment of enemies as just done. Once all are dead, a couple of dreadwings
     will destroy the fire tower and a Leader with 2 SISs will come through.
    
     Kill the SISs and then you can make quick work of the Leader by knocking him
     off the edge of the cliff. Now go through to find a turn to make. Follow the
     SIS into a bridge and :O, you'll be trapped!
    
     A Dreadwing will drop a barrel containing several more SISs, clobber them then
     a door at the other end will unlock :I. However, a Leader will guard the door!
     Push him into the other MISs  then kill seversl SISs.
    
     Once dead, throw the Leader into the 2 MISs again and continue to do this
     until the MISs are dead. Now defeat the leader, easier WITHOUT the electric
     breath.
    
     Now run through the little gap in the corner of this 'room' to find yourself
     in a second train track sorta place. Go along and eventually a whole load of
     icicles will start falling. Charge along the track continuosly to avoid being
     pricked and once you reach the end they'll stop.
    
     A SIS will notice you and set the dynamite on a fire tower going. It will run
     along and destroy the tower with the SFSs. Do not be relieved! A large battle
     is coming up!
    
     Go in and a couple of explosive barrels containing several SISs will fall. Do
     NOT under any circumstances yet use the Fire Fury. Defeat the wave closest to
     you and once you do another wave will come nearby. Defeat that for another
     wave. Defeat that for another wave. Defeat the final wave.
    
     Now the gate over there will open, go into this creepily open space and once
     in the middle a door will open revealing a...
    
     ...FIRE SOLDIER ON A LARGE RHINOCEROUS (FSLR)!!!
    
     Unfortunately, these are extremely tough enemies. Fortunately, this is one of
     three in the game. Whack it, evade it, breath-spin it, do whatever you can to
     it!
    
     Eventually, the FSLR will keel over. Another four SFSs will run in, but not
     only that, but the OTHER TWO FSLRS!!! You can now use your Fire Fury, but I
     recommend saving it until the next bit, which is even harder. Work your way
     through the 6 fire enemies until all are defeated.
    
     Continue through the now open to you door to 3, count them, 3 LFSs! Whack them
     one at a time until they all burst into skeletons with axes. NOW use the Fire
     Fury to take off about a third of their health each.
    
     Defeat the rest of them as normal and once defeated a Leader will run through
     and zap the fire tower to pieces. Continue to where the leader was and go
     along the third track easily.
    
     In this room, go along and a MIS will run in and trap you in an elemental wall
     in the middle. Avoid the dynamite and keep on throwing fire bombs at the MIS.
     Waves of SISs will randomly pop out of the ground, take care of them smashing
     the Spirit Gems when you need to.
    
     After bombing the MIS to death, a Leader will run in with a couple more MISs.
     The Leader will charge up to you, dodge this attack then whack the Leader into
     the 2 MISs. Continue to do so and once the Leader is dead the elemental wall
     will disappear.
    
     Go through the door across another room to a darker room. Watch out for the
     SISs falling from the sky and once you've taken care of him fire a bomb at the
     MIS up high. He'll fall to his death and then you have to continue through the
     gap.
    
     Do the same as you just dead, kill SISs, bomb MIS, then go through the door.
     Smash down the fencing and continue until a wave of SISs jump in. Defeat them
     then triple tail strike the door to your right.
    
     Run up to the Leader guarding another door and he'll spawn some SISs, kill the
     Leader first, or he'll keep on spawning them. Afterwards kill those other
     SISs.
    
     Smash through the wooden door and ascend the steps to find 2 MISs behind
     fences. Destroy the fencing then defeat the MISs followed by smashing open the
     door next to them.
    
     Walk through catiously to the 'Spirit Gem Crates' and as you go in some SISs
     will drop in a barrel. Kill the wave of them then melee the crates for many
     gems. Smash down the fencing blocking the door then go through it.
    
     Plainly go left and destroy yet another fence. Kill the SISs and then continue
     down the large area to find several MISs. Take care of them carefully.
    
     Smash down another piece of fencing in the doorway to another pointless room.
     Triple smash the door down to save for once in a long while. Destroy some
     Spirit Gems then go up the steps, jump on the bridge then immediately jump
     back as the bridge crumbles.
    
     Some bits of the bridge will remain for you to jump between. Once the other
     side, go forward to an extremely large area. 2 Dreadwings will come up the far
     end dropping several SISs and MISs.
    
     Go all the way over there and defeat this large wave like every other wave in
     the game so far. Now it's time to battle some of those Dreadwings for real!
     Go up to a Dreadwing, strafing if it starts using its invisible ranged attack
     on you.
    
     An easy way to defeat all of these Dreadwings is to either knock them over the
     cliff or zapping and throwing (by turning) them off the cliffs. Either way,
     they are very hard to beat, and will prove quite a challenge to you.
    
     Go to another Dreadwing and throw it off then another along with some more
     SISs and MISs. Defeat them all (is there any other way to put it?) then go
     back to ANOTHER Dreadwing with MORE SISs and MISs.
    
     Kill them then back some more to a final Dreadwing and finally the battle is
     over and the far door is o-pen.
    
     No need going through, since (finally) another cutscene will play.
    
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     Sparx: Maybe we should head this way, genius.
    
     Spyro starts walking into small pitch black tunnel
    
     Sparx: Hey, Sp-- Oh, check this out... (echo) Echo!
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     Moving on a bit...
    
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     Sparx (echo): ...ooo!
    
     Spyro: Ha ha, alright, my turn... (echo) Helloooooooo!
    
     Spyro jumps down to area full of SISs
    
     SIS: Hello.
    
     Spyro pushes SIS over the other side of the room
    
     Spyro (to Sparx): Who's the genius now, echo man?
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     Defeat all of the other SISs and once defeated go through the only cave here.
     Smash open the Spirit Gems, it's time to Level Up!
    
     Level your electric breath first then when all 3 breath types are equal head
     for Upgrade 3 of the flame breath, then flame bomb and so on.
    
     Continue through a bit to a dead end and the one we've been looking for.
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Ice King's Chamber///////////////////////// XXII
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
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     Spyro's eyes widen at the site of Volteer
    
     Sparx: Hey, that's him. We did it! Bye.
    
     Spyro: Hmm, I don't like this. It's too quiet... too easy.
    
     Sparx flies over to frozen skeleton dude
    
     Sparx: Now, what part was easy? Getting chased by frozen madmen and gorillas?
    
     Ice King starts unfreezing and crumbling out
    
     Spyro: Uh, Sparx...
    
     Sparx: Is that...
    
     Ice King stands up
    
     Sparx: ...what I think it is?... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
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     Time to take this bad boy out!
    
     Bosses have THREE layers of health, each about as long as 2 and a half or so
     Leaders! Don't go risking attacking him close up, just use the fire bomb when
     you can. Anyway, onto the battle!
    
     The green bar. Bomb the Ice King all you can until an icy shield surrounds him
     turning him almost invincible. He'll send some icicles flying down. Just dodge
     them then once done smash them for some gems if needed. Start running away
     from the striding Ice King until he stops to throw a few spikey ice things in
     your way. Just jump over them when they come and the ice shield will go down.
     Bomb and bomb all you can again and then icicles, spikes, bomb, icicles,
     spikes, bomb and eventually the Ice King will look a bit damaged and his
     health bar will start refilling.
    
     The orange bar. Not much to say here since its icicle, spikes, bomb all over
     again. Soon enough the bar will refill and the Ice King's skeleton self will
     start showing.
    
     The red bar. Not much new here, except that the Ice King walks two steps at a
     time so you'll have to keep your distance even more. Plus, once the spikes are
     done you should move sideways to dodge an ice breath attack, which will freeze
     you if it hits. This will also mess up the pattern of the ice shield so bomb
     in a different strategy this time. Eventually the Ice King will keel over and
     is dead.
    
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     Volteer (fast speaking all the time): ...miraculous, incredile, stupendous...
     a dragon your size defeating that... that... thing. Thank you... er, ah, ah...
    
     Spyro: Spyro.
    
     Volteer: A purple dragon named Spyro. Amazing. Of course, there were
     unsubstantiated rumors of a purple dragon countless generations ago, but most
     considered it hearsay, gossip, legend. It's hard to believe, difficult to
     fathom, amazing to comprehend... er... um...
    
     Sparx No wonder they gagged this guy.
    
     Volteer: ...so much time has passed, so many things have been learned, and
     now, here he is, standing right before me...
    
     Sparx: Excuse me... Mr. Volt.
    
     Volteer (looking around for Sparx): What, what, what is it?
    
     Sparx: Sir, should... shouldn't we get going?
    
     Volteer: Oh, of course, but where to?
    
     Spyro: Well... back to the Temple.
    
     Sparx: A friend of yours is waiting.
    
     Volteer: Ignitus?
    
     Sparx: Yes, Ignitus.
    
     Volteer: Of course! I've much to tell him, many hypotheses to pose. I believe
     that...
    
     Voice starts drifting away with camera
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     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXIII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Electric Dojo////////////////////////// XXIII
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     Ignitus: Yes, yes, Volteer, it's good to see you as well, but we don't have
     time to waste on sentiment. Back to Cynder... she was doing WHAT to you?
    
     Sparx: Cynder's a chick?
    
     Volteer: It's hard to be absolutely sure, Ignitus, but it seems she was using
     me as some sort of a suspended, organic power source...
    
     Sparx: Huh?!
    
     Spyro: She was using him as a battery.
    
     Sparx: Why didn't he just say so?
    
     Volteer: Not only that, she also left with a glowing yellow orb... and I
     believe that I somehow powered it. Does this mean anything to you, Ignitus?
    
     Ignitus: Perhaps... perhaps. What I do know is that we need to rescue the
     other Guardians... before Cynder can power any more of those orbs.
    
     Volteer: I agree, Ignitus, but first I'd like to impart some useful knowledge
     to Spyro, 't seems his recently-acquired electricity-based exhalation device.
    
     Sparx: What?
    
     Spyro: He says he'd like to teach me some things about that Electricity
     Breath.
    
     Sparx (sigh): Oi, why doesn't he just say so?!
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     Volteer will come through to the Dojo in a minute and you can start once the
     statue has spun down. Time to learn the advanced electricity moves!
    
     Firstly, you'll have to do that thing I recomended to you earlier with the
     Dreadwings. A dummy will be standing next to a target, zap it and turn with
     the SDD into the target to smash it (this will be much easier with electric
     breath upgrade three). Do this with the other SDDs. Go back to Volteer.
    
     Remember from the Fire Dojo when you had to chase the running SDDs and then
     burn them to death? This time you'll have to zap 'em! Get fairly close then
     electrocute them 'til they fall. Go back to Volteer.
    
     Time for secondary... The Electric Arc! This electrical cage will hold up your
     enemies and zap them hard. Just go up to the MDD, Triangle him then jump and
     melee him as instructed. Go back to Volteer.
    
     The next one is once again when you chase after the SDDs then zap 'em to
     death... though with a twist: You have to use your Electric Arc on them! This
     is quite tricky. Get close then zap and an SDD will soon be hit then you have
     to air combo it THRICE! Do this with all SDDs. Go into the middle.
    
     Fury time! Zap, trap or whack the SDDs for several waves then once your Fury
     Meter is full, the MDDs will come. Hit R2 and unleash one heck of a storm.
    
     You're training is half complete.
    
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     Ignitus: Spyro... Cyril, the Ice Guardian, was taken to Tall Plains... you and
     Sparx must go there at once... and find him.
    
     Spyro: Yes sir.
    
     Sparx: But if we see danger we should run... right?
    
     Ignitus: There are times when all of us need to stand up to danger, young
     Sparx.
    
     Sparx: Yeah, maybe next month, next summer, perhaps next year--
    
     Ignitus: Just go... now!
    
     Spyro: Yes sir.
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     Time to look for Mr. C
    
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     XXIV \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Tall Plains//////////////////////////// XXIX
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     Ignitus (flashback): Tall Plains was once home to a pround ancient tribe
     called... the Atlawa.
    
     Sparx (flashback): Bless you.
    
     Spyro (flashback): Sparx.
    
     Ignitus (flashback): The Atwala were a people in tune with the rythms of the
     seasons, focused on their relationship to crops, their surroundings, their
     gods. They've all been driven underground by Cynder and her forces, who've
     taken over the tribe's Shrine. I sense that's where Cynder is keeping Cyril,
     trying to power another crystal. You must find him before she succeeds.
    
     Sparx: Right... it's never easy, is it?
    
     Spyro: Nothing worthwhile ever is.
    
     Sparx: So now you're spouting wisdom, hero boy?
    
     Spyro: C'mon.
    
     Spyro walks ahead
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     Welcome to Tall Plains! After that ferocious arctic blob, we now come to the
     pleasent, sunny rocks... even though they are infested with Cynder's forces.
    
     You'll be on a small island in the sky, glide over to the one ahead so as not
     to fall and die. You'll see a totem rock, useless here... unless you jump on
     it and charge... not so helpful if you're trying some sort of 'non-death
     test'.
    
     Glide over once more to find an SES (Small Earth Soldier), he'll run into the
     cave. Jump onto the platform North West and smash open a couple of vases for
     gems. Now go into the cave and round to find several SESs and an MES, armed
     with a knife.
    
     Knock up, whack, whack and push the MES into the SESs. Eventually the MES will
     be dead, leaving you with the remaining SEDs to pummel. Now run down the
     inside of the large log to find three MESs, several SESs and not forgetting:
     a Leader.
    
     Try to lift two MESs at once then whack them both twice and Double Knockback
     into SESs. Keep doing this and you won't have to even touch the SESs. Finish
     off the MESs and three SESs will run in. Kill them while avoiding the Dynamite
     from the Earth Leader.
    
     Continue right through another log to find a button. Do NOT touch it or a
     totem will fire Earth at you, a form of booby traps. Go into another log and
     watch out as you run through for the Earth Cannon.
    
     Once you reach it, destroy it then drop down to the left. Go left and charge
     into the spikes ahead, being careful of the movement-detecting booby traps.
     Run the other side to defeat a couple of MESs and several more SESs.
    
     Smash everything open then go up to the cube it the ground.
    
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     - Tail Strike the totem blocks to trigger switches.
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     Tail strike the block as said and one of the totem poles will raise in the
     previous area. Not only that but three MESs will pop out of nowhere, seeking
     to bully someone.
    
     After the tough fight, hurry back across the trap and up the other side of the
     'chasm'. Jump left from here for a couple of Spirit Gems, then back down and
     ahead to a big battle, guarding an Atwalan.
    
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     Dreadwing flies in with Kane in a cage (the Atwalan)
    
     Spyro: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    
     Sparx: Does that mean what I think it does?
    
     Spyro: Yeah, we've gotta help him.
    
     Sparx: Oh brother.
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     ...A whole load of SESs, an MES, and a Leader! Woohoo! Smack the SDDs to their
     death, prefably knocking them or zapping them over the edge. After this, head
     to the Leader for a little trick.
    
     For this, zap the Leader and drag him round to knock into the MES. If you did
     it in the right position, the MES will fall off the edge along with the Leader
     you've now most probably let go of.
    
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     Spyro charges the cage from Kane
    
     Kane: Watch it, would ya?
    
     Spyro: I was just trying to help.
    
     Kane: Well, the Atwala and Kane need no help.
    
     Spyro: Oh, just about to spring into action, huh?!
    
     Sparx: Forget this guy, Spyro. Come on.
    
     Spyro (ignoring Sparx): What did they want with you anyway?
    
     Kane: It's none of your business. Now move (pushes Spyro aside)! I've gotta
     tribe to save.
    
     Sparx (shouting): Oh, you're welcome!
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     Collect the gems then glide to the lowest platform and destroy the Spirit Gems
     on it. Work Spyro back up to the beginning then go right and round to be
     confronted with another block to Strike, though it's a booby trap too!
    
     Once the totem pole has raised, go up to find that Leader you saw earlier.
     Yep, we've come round the end of a circle! Just knock the Leader off the edge
     to take quick care of it and now all 3 poles are raised! Jump onto the first
     one, and turn left to find some explosive crates.
    
     Bomb them and don't worry about the slight damage the explosion gives you. Go
     up there and collect the freely spread gems, now carefully jump down onto the
     second pole. The third pole was actually quite useless.
    
     Glide on top of the log you entered in and go up until you find an opening at
     your left. Go through and along.
    
     Turn left and round to find three Armourdillos! They like to roll into you to
     hurt ya, so use something quick and easy on them, like fire or tail strike.
     Once all three are dead, go left once again to find yourself in a soldier-full
     pit.
    
     Several MESs will be hiding behind a piece of a totem pole, of which can be
     smashed. Do the obvious thing with them then kill the MESs behind, pushing
     them into the SESs all you can. If you find yourself overrun and you want to
     save you Fury, flame the dynamites to make quick work.
    
     Once all are defeated, tail strike the two switches and for each one a pole
     will raise. Ascend the poles to be on a dodgy platform, perfect for a see-saw.
    
     Jump one side of the see-saw for a whole bunch of gems, then you're going to
     have to go up the high end. To do this without missing the jump, run to the
     tip of the see-saw to flip it one end, then quickly run to the other and jump
     before it falls.
    
     TWO MESs will be really close up, so watch it! try to get them to fall in the
     leaf traps and die. The other end will be a Leader, but there's one problem:
     he doesn't die in a leaf pit. Kill him generally with flame bombs or possibly
     your new Electric Arc.
    
     Jump over the pit and quickly kill the Armourdillos, then run ahead along the
     short path to meet up with your first Stone Golem.
    
     A flame bomb will knock this big rock guy out of balance, of which allows you
     to freely hit it. Keep doing the bomb and whack until the brute is dead.
     Continue along behind where he was to another nice, open area.
    
     Start running across the long, winding bridge where three SESs will charge up.
     Laugh at them as you easily knock them off the edge with your electric breath
     immediately. Continue up the bridge to another island with a Dreadwing on it.
    
     Basically zap the bat overside as it strangely falls to its death rather than
     just make use of its wings. Scurry down the bridge and up to an island with a
     huge cliff in the middle. Charge up to the Stone Golem and whack and knock him
     through the fencing (NOTE: He may wildly spin back at you like a boomerang).
    
     A couple of Armourdillos will now roll straight at you, so be careful as you
     flame both at once. Throw them off as normal round the mountain to find
     another Golem! Do all you can to him while keeping your distance 'til his a
     pile of rocks.
    
     Climb the mountain for a couple of vases then drop to the bridge, which'll be
     broken. Glide down and several Dreadwing will fly overhead, so, rather than
     waisting time trying to defeat them, run into the stadium for your life.
    
     A Leader will run in the other end and block your exits (typical) with an
     Earth wall. Several Armourdillos will roll in for you to give them a funeral.
    
     Next, a wave of SESs will pop up, so smack 'em, whack 'em or plainly burn
     them. Once all are defeated another wave will appear on the ledge above. To
     make quick and easy work, just throw them to the bottom for an easy death then
     yet another wave will appear above.
    
     After them, another wave above then after them a final wave at the top along
     with a MES or two. Chuck them to the bottom and when only a few are left, the
     Leader will charge through the wall, knocking all SESs and MESs off with him.
    
     Once the Leader turns to whack you, show him who's boss and zap him, then
     hook up, whack, whack and knockback straight to the bottom. The earth walls
     will fall and you can now get those Spirit Gems spread all over.
    
     Once done, return to the top of the stadium and out. Another Dreadwing will
     swoop down so kick his butt through the sky. Kill the SESs that run after you
     and another Leader that charges in once they're dead. Continue along until
     another cutscene plays.
    
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     Spyro looks around
    
     Spyro: We're going to have to use the waterwheels to move ahead.
    
     Sparx: Oh, it's never easy.
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     You're now in a dangerous, large area for a slight challenge, also decorated
     with long grass to block your view. Wonderful.
    
     To get the first waterwheel working, firstly go to the right and tail strike
     another block, trigger three Armourdillos to ambush. Kill them then go right
     to the wall to trigger another Armourdillo ambush.
    
     Now head for the far left corner to strike yet another block for yet another
     ambush. Though along with this the native pole will swing round, causing the
     first waterwheel to start spinning.
    
     Jump on a blade of the waterwheel and jump off once you reach the second
     level of the large area! An Earth Cannon will immidiately start shooting at
     you, so dodge then give it the bashing of its life.
    
     Tail Strike the block behind the cannon ruins to get another ambush, along
     with a second to the right of the ruins. The third block is right in front of
     the waterwheel, so go up straight after bashing it.
    
     Smash the cannon shooting at the far left, then tread catiously to smash the
     block near it, so as to not get hit by the cannons above. Smash the block near
     the wheel you came up, then jump over the river to the third and you can then
     reach the top.
    
     Two Earth Cannons will shoot from both sides, so don't dodge sideways. Smash
     the first cannon with the evasion in mind then charge for the second. Blocking
     the exit is a Stone Golem! Take him out with difficulty then behind him is a
     room of FOUR GOLEMS!
    
     Take them out with your almighty mightiness (*ahem*) and... the door will
     open! Here Kane has a death sentence from two Golems!
    
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     Kane falls off cliff and starts flowing along river to waterfall
    
     Spyro: Kane!
    
     Sparx: Yeah, I know the guy's an ingrate, but you gotta do something, and
     fast!
    
     Spyro freezes river with ice breath
    
     Sparx: Buddy, you're gettin' weirder and weirder by the second!
    
     Spyro nodds in agreement!
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     Ta da-d-d--daaaa - ICE BREATH!...
    
     ...only to be confronted by four golems.
    
     You can try out your new ice breath on them, though they are too big and
     unfreezable to be frozen (duh). Plus, this is a really, really good time to
     make your Fury handy. So, whether it's Fire or Electric, take them out!
    
     ...Though this will do hardly any damage at all. So take them out with as many
     Fire Bombs as you can, using melee sometimes to conserve breath. Once all four
     tough but slow Golems are piles, go through the door that just opened.
    
     Kill the three SESs ahead of you, and once dead more will jump at the Leader's
     command (above) and try pathetically to squash you. Show them how it's done
     then go up to the steps to find some athletics.
    
     ...(man, what's up with those ...s) Three MESs having a running race. Prize =
     Spyro. Show them that prizes can win sometimes instead of competitors. Plus,
     it's easy 'cause they happened to be atop a cliff.
    
     Fortunately for the Leader, he decided for some frontier defenses being an
     Earth Cannon and a couple of SESs. Unfortunately for him, aswell as the
     defenses being rubbish, he didn't take notice to the MESs and is perched even
     higher. Nasty.
    
     Stream down the hollow tree trunk and go right to go to next to pointlessness,
     or go left to continue with the level. You'll be in an over-full, dark area.
     An Earth Cannon will greet you in a nasty way along with three SESs that
     forgot how to brake. How rude.
    
     Rudefully, smash down the barricades where a swinging log will rudefully hit
     a MES to death and go up to rudefully knock the other MES off. Run a short
     distance and go left to where a Leader rudefully tries to kill you, while you
     try to rudefully kill him (sorry about rudefully ruding the rude).
    
     You'll be in an area with a type of drained pool with two level in the middle,
     jump down there to find a Leader guarding himself with an Earth wall. Keep on
     attacking the waves of SESs he summons.
    
     If you get to a point you have a bad feeling too many SESs are coming up,
     instead of waisting your Fury, freeze the remainding SES in a snowball and
     when the SESs come, melee him at them for extra time.
    
     Once all are dead, the Earth Wall will change into a small wave of SESs, so
     kill them and once dead the Leader will get angry and use all his ranged
     attacks in a rage. So calm him down by knocking him about to sleep (forever).
    
     A couple of does the back end will open, so take either one and go through to
     another large and complicated area. Of which has the space for a cutscene.
    
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     Kane whacks MESs off edge and spots Spyro below
    
     Kane: You again?! Why don't you just get outta 'ere and leave me in peace. I'm
     the boss here... nobody else!
    
     Sparx: Boss of what?
    
     Spyro: Shhh (to Sparx)! You're all alone?
    
     Kane: Only 'til I kick these bums out. Which reminds me, I can't stand around
     chattin' with purple dragons and mosquitoes--
    
     Sparx: Woah, woah, woah. Okay, who you callin' a mosquito?!
    
     Kane: Besides, it's not safe for you here.
    
     Sparx: Oh, concerned about our welfare now?!
    
     Spyro: No need, we can take care of ourselves. Anyway, we need to get to the
     shrine.
    
     Kane: You'll never make it.
    
     Kane exits
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     Turn right and charge forward with an MES and when you clash his proves
     weakest, so show him by how much and go left to a wave of SESs. Kill them as
     normal and go along then left to a Leader on a platform.
    
     Take care of him and go right to a stone platform, glide across and climb the
     pyramid and wait for the Earth Cannon to miss you before you jump to attack.
    
     Once his ruins, glide back down but behind to a large platform with a platform
     on it with an Earth Cannon on it. Destroy the cannon being careful of the
     opposite cannon then destroy that. Whack open the Spirit Gems and Tail Strike
     the two blocks which'll open a passage below you.
    
     Drop down in there to find four round rocks, about the size of a frozen SES.
     Roll one rock back to the beginning of this 'labyrinth', and push it into the
     curved holder and it will stick in there.
    
     If you turn around you'll see another holder ahead, so push a second rock into
     that to activate it. Now grab another rock and roll it the opposite way and
     right, where you'll find a third holder. And finally grab the last rock, roll
     it left and round 'til you find the holder.
    
     A wooden gate up high will lift, so get to the top of the pyramid that had the
     Earth Cannon again and glide through it from there.
    
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     Kane: The Shrine God has not been appeased since Cynder's forces came... he is
     not happy.
    
     Sparx: So is anyone fun around here?
    
     Kane: You can't possibly face the God of the Shrine alone.
    
     Spyro: Not all of us are loners, Kane. I'm not going alone. Maybe someday
     you'll learn that two heads are better that one... (looking at Sparx) Even if
     one is a pin head.
    
     Sparx: Yeah... what?!
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     Now glide across to the floating platform ahead and in the distance you'll see
     a large ship. Glide to the next and the next and so on until you're right
     infront of the ship. From that platform take the bridge and hop aboard!
    
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     Spyro: I'm not sure I like the looks of this thing.
    
     Sparx: Now you tell me.
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     The air-ship will immediately start moving away from the land. So we're now
     taking a nice, long flight to the main shrine.
    
     Though it's not that simple! You'll firstly be greeted by a MES leading a wave
     of SESs. Push the MES into the SESs to knock them down like skittles, then
     finish off the MES by zapping him overboard.
    
     Another wave of this and eventually a MES will run out of a door, while
     another follows. Zap him off the edge and another MES will run out. Zap him
     off the edge and a Leader will come out.
    
     Followed by another Leader, another Leader and a fourth Leader!!! Repeat this
     and once done Sparx will gesture you get get off the ship.
    
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     Sparx: Well, that was... fun.
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     Your game will save. Hop up the platforms to find three Armourdillos that like
     meat, so show them to eat vegetables instead. Smash through the spikes ahead
     and smash carefully since there is a swinging log trying to catch you.
    
     Smash along the spikes beside it to get through then turn left and left again
     to a swinging tree trunk. The block is pretty usless so go left from the trunk
     to a row of booby traps.
    
     Charge along the pressure pads to just pass the spike-shooters and go through
     and left and ahead. Ignore Kane for now and bomb the Golem all you can 'til
     it's another worthless pile. Take care of the one behind it and go to Kane
     now.
    
     W-w-wait a sec. How did-- Kane... He, there, how? *Long Pause* HOW DID HE GET
     THERE WITHOUT TAKING THE SHIP?!?! *Sigh*. Oh well. Here he is for chat.
    
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     Kane: I have to admit, you've done better than I though possible.
    
     Sparx: Saying that had to hurt.
    
     Kane: More than you can imagine. There are some things you should know about
     the Shrine before you enter--
    
     Sparx: And I think we're done here...
    
     Spyro: Not before we rescue Cyril.
    
     Kane: ...The Atwala Shrine has been desecrated, and the God of the Shrine has
     not been given tribute since Cynder's forces arrived. But if you can subdue
     his anger, the balance will be returned. And my people can come home.
    
     Spyro: That's fine, but I came to free Cyril.
    
     Kane: You must go through the God of the Shrine to free him.
    
     Spyro and Kane start walking ahead.
    
     Sparx: 'KNEW you were gonna say that.
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     Into the Shrine we go! Smash the Spirit Gems either side of the island and now
     is the time to upgrade. Go to the Level Up Screen and upgrade all your
     breaths, especially the Fire Bomb if you haven't already. Cross the bridge to
     the Shrine.
    
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     Spyro: Be careful. Remember last time.
    
     Sparx (looking around): I know, I know, but Cynder left and I don't see any
     Ice Kings hanging around this place.
    
     Pile of rock form together to make Stone Sentinel
    
     Sparx: *Sigh* When will I learn? When things look good, run for the hills.
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     Time to take on the almighty clump of rocks!
    
     Don't fear though, because you know what they say "Nevvr juj a buuc bi itz
     cuvvr."
    
     Anyway, just run away from the Stone Sentinel, turning and firing bombs as
     much as you can. Don't do so too much though, sometime just stand there for
     him to get you, and he'll fire his arm at you. So dodge when you hear it
     coming and while it's stuck in the ground, fire, fire, fire! You can get an
     easy target here, so you can hit his weak spots. So after about three good
     shots, he'll pull his arms up and you should start running. You know the
     drill, Distance, fire, fire, fire, stop, dodge, fire, fire, fire! After a few
     of these, recharge your breath meter to the top and fire again to rid of his
     green bar.
    
     The orange bar. You know what to do, just run as usual firing as you can, then
     dodge his whack and fire all you can. Eventually his orange bar will be
     depleted.
    
     The red bar. This does not have any official difference, but by now your
     meter will probably be greenless. So, unfortunately, you cannot use breath
     attacks, since the Spirit Gems are all gone. So instead, make him fire at you
     and whack his arm when it's stuck. You can get two weak whacks and a third if
     you're quick. Soon enough the Stone Sentinel will be like the Golems: a pile
     of rocks.
    
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     Atwalas worshipping Spyro and Sparx
    
     Kane: You have subdued the God of the Shrine, restored balance to seasons, the
     land, our world. The Atwalas want to worship you now!
    
     Sparx: Worship?! Okay, now that's what I'm talkin' about... I've never gotten
     the respect I deserve, the praise that should be mine.
    
     Spyro: That's very nice, Kane, but we have to get back to our home, figure out
     how to stop Cynder for good.
    
     Sparx: My dear Atwalas, I am the mighty Sparx, scrouge of despots...
    
     Cyril: Yes, yes, old boy, we'd like nothing more than to stay and be part of
     your primitive, barbaric society, but duty calls... duty calls.
    
     Kane: If you must, you must. But know that you're now part of the Atwala
     tribe, one of us.
    
     Sparx: I am the mighty Spar-- whatever.
    
     Kane: By the way, you were right.
    
     Spyro: About what?!
    
     Kane: Maybe two heads are better than one after all... Even if one of them
     belongs to an annoying mosquito.
    
     Sparx: Mosquito, me?! Is that... oh.
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     Back home we go.
    
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     Cyril: ...Yes, yes, Volteer. I see that months of tortured captivity has done
     nothing to slow that electric tongue of yours from incessantly wagging.
    
     Volteer: It's just that it's all so exciting, exhilarating, enchanting,
     enthralling--
    
     Sparx: All right, no more thesaurus for you, pal.
    
     Ignitus: All of you please be quiet. It is certainly encouraging that Spyro
     has been able to free two of you to allow this reunion, but haven't we
     forgotten someone?
    
     Cyril: Yes, yes, of course...
    
     Dragons stop to think
    
     Ignitus, Volteer and Cyril: TERRADOR!!
    
     Ignitus: Precisely. Now, how do we proceed?
    
     Cyril: I believe I can help, Ignitus. Well, young chap, since you learne a few
     things about ice on Tall Plains, I suggest we adjourn to the Training Room so
     that I can teach you some more. The legacy of the great Ice dragons of yore...
     my ancestors, who come from the best of the best of this somewhat bedraggled
     lineage... is long and storied. With my help, rescuing Terrador should be a
     certainty.
    
     Volteer: Your pomposity, arrogance, and pretentiousness is odious to the
     extreme.
    
     Cyril: Shall we?
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     Ahhh, time to learn about the coolest (LOL) element of them all, Ice Breath.
    
     Walk in and Cyril will follow, introducing you to the wonders of ice.
    
     A bit like the first ever dojo challenge we got, only timed. Freeze the
     oncoming SDDs and MDDs and then melee them to death. This time when they die
     they basically ice shatter! Go back to Cyril.
    
     Now just that only in the chase form! Run around breathing ice and once you
     hit an SDD, it'll freeze so melee it to defeat it. Do this to all SDDs. Go
     back to Cyril.
    
     Secondary breath already?! That would be because this is the shortest training
     lesson of all four. Anyway, fire an ice shard at an SDD to defeat it, and
     another will pop up somewhere else. Quickly aim if you're gonna beat the time
     limit and fire. Do this 10 times. Go back to Cyril.
    
     Now a chase version of what you just did. Run around firing Ice Shards like a
     machine gun and melee all that you trap. Go to the middle.
    
     And, already, the Fury Attack! Freeze, shoot or melee the SDDs wave after wave
     after wave, and once your Fury Meter is full the LDDs will come. Hit R2 to
     freeze the floor, which has them on it.
    
     Well, that was quick.
    
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     Cyril: ...So what exactly saying, Ignitus?
    
     Volteer: Yes, your hypothesis is an intriguing one but it is perplexing to the
     extreme.
    
     Sparx: Huh?!
    
     Spyro: He says he doesn't know what he's talking about.
    
     Sparx: Dude, I never know what he's talkin' 'bout.
    
     Ignitus: What I'm saying is that Cynder is harnessing the Guardians' power to
     unlock a portal... that must never be opened.
    
     Spyro: Why... what's behind this portal?
    
     Ignitus: That doesn't concern you right now. What does concern you is getting
     to Munitions Forge - and freeing Terrador before she can create another
     crystal from his powers.
    
     Volteer: --And before the volcano blows its--
    
     Ignitus: That's enough, Volteer. There's plenty of time... plenty of time.
    
     Sparx: Plenty of time?! What, we need more time to have horrible things happen
     to us?! Why didn't we just stay in Tall Plains? Oh, I'm a big deal there.
    
     Spyro: Quit complaining Sparx. Maybe there's a tribe on Munitions Forge you
     can save too.
    
     Sparx: Yeah, but there's always something special about the first tribe you
     save, y'now?
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     Welcome to the dragon fotress, where all dragons once made their guns, cannon
     and all munition and ammunition. Now overrun by Cynder's goons, running around
     using the weapons for themselves. Though now it's eruption season, when the
     biggest volcano, Boyzitbig, in the Dragon Realms blows, and the Manweersmalls
     are in trouble. Not only with Cynder and an evil-doing Conducter, but in range
     of the volcano.
    
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     Ignitus (flashback): Munitions Forge is an island dominated by Boyzitbig, an
     unstable volcano that makes life on the surface very dicey. The locals, who
     live underground, have been forced to mine the metals that Cynder uses to
     forge her army's weapons.
    
     Spyro (flashback): What are the locals called?
    
     Ignitus (flashback): They're called Manweersmalls.
    
     Sparx (flashback): Right... Do I need to write that down?
    
     Ignitus (flashback): Rumor has it that Cynder is holding Terrador somewhere in
     the mines. We know she's using him to power the last of the crystals she needs
     to open the portal. Free him before she gets the chance!
    
     Sparx: Boy is it big!
    
     Spyro: Boy, it's big! But no time for sightseeing, Sparx. Time to get serious,
     let's go!
    
     Sparx: Awww, not again.
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     ...And we have control. Two SLSs (small lava soldiers) will run up to you, so
     freeze them both and roll them into the firey water to the right. Once
     unfrozen, they'll immediately die so that you don't have to battle them.
    
     Run ahead to another wave of SLSs, lead by an MLS (armed with sharp claws).
     Take the SLSs into the sea and defeat the MLS by zapping him into the sea. A
     nearby fire wall will lower.
    
     Explore the area for gems and what not (there appears to be a mysterious enemy
     around the back) then venture up the slope past that fallen fire wall. Look
     around for Fire Beetles, which are small, independent bugs with no particular
     firey attack but explode into fire-looking goo once dead.
    
     Make sure to destroy the Fire Beetle nest in the tunnel, so as for no more to
     spawn. In the next area, watch the Leader summon some SLSs and go down and
     kick their butts.
    
     After that wave, more will come and a MLS will have appeared on a platform.
     Throw him off then climb up to the Leader and knock him into the lava pool
     below.
    
     Wave after wave of SLSs will keep on arrivin', so just freeze them and dump
     them in the lava to die. A first wave, a second and one or two more and the
     fire wall in this area will disappear. Collect from the Spirit Gems then go up
     and Triple Tail Strike the door down. Go top-right from here to a local!
    
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     Spyro: Man... is he small!
    
     Blind Manweersmall: What's that?... H-h-who's there?!
    
     Spyro: It's, it's me, Spyro--
    
     Sparx: --and the former god of Tall Plains, Sparx.
    
     Blind Manweersmall: *Sniffs around* You don't carry the stench of Cynder's
     beasts, so you must be friends.
    
     Spyro: We are... and who are you?
    
     Blind Manweersmall: I am Mole-Yair, leader of the Manweersmalls. But I'm not
     much of a leader anymore. Those of my people who aren't mining for Cynder are
     holed up in the caves, scared out of their little wits, waiting for Boyzitbig
     to blow, which shouldn't be long. If you would help me free them, perhaps
     there's something I could do for you?
    
     Spyro: I don't know. We're here to rescue a big friend of ours.
    
     Mole-Yair: Is he a mighty dragon?
    
     Spyro: Yes... why?
    
     Mole-Yair: 'Cos I know where he's being kept... in the mines near a large
     labor camp, where my brother, Exhumor toils away. We can help each other.
    
     Spyro: Well... which way do we go? What should we do next?
    
     Mole-Yair: All is simple enough, but we've got to hurry. Boyzitbig is getting
     more unstable by the minute. We must clear these caves before we can help your
     friend.
    
     Sparx: You're asking him for directions? Wow, talk about the blind leading the
     blind.
    
     Spyro: Forget him, Mole-Yair. We're in!
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     So now you've been given two tasks by a blind rat, one to free his friends,
     and two to find Exhumor. While you're doing that, his lounging around waiting
     to be killed.
    
     Head ahead along the path smashing up the Spirit Gems on your way, continue
     through the path all the way to the top of a ledge. Jump off the edge to find
     another Manweersmall!
    
     He's trapped with a helmet connecting to a crystal, sapping all the energy out
     of him. Smash the crystal to save the poor guy an he'll teleport via helmet.
     Drop down this ledge and take care of the SLSs - since there are no lava pools
     about, defeat them the old-fashioned way.
    
     Run into the room for a giant battle, a Leader will appear and summon a
     massive wave of the toughest MLSs and SLSs of them all! Concentrate mostly on
     the Leader though, and once you find a more peaceful time, fire up the
     dynamite in the corner, lure the enemies over there, and laugh as they shoot
     through the ceiling.
    
     Continue into a much smaller room containing two MLSs, guarding a Manweersmall
     each. Take them out, throwing them into exactly what they're guarding if you
     wish. Smash down the door, take out the Fire Beetles ahead, then smash down
     the scaffolding into an ahead SLS.
    
     Kick the other one over two and into the room, it's time for an even harder
     battle!!! Two Fire Beetle nests will be throwing out Fire Beetles, along with
     an even tougher Leader summoning an enormous wave of MLSs, frontierly defended
     by an enormous wave of SLSs.
    
     After barely a triple-whack the LSs will move aside and let the Leader charge
     at you at full speed. Strafe from him then hook him up and squash the MLSs,
     which'll squash the SLSs. Though none will die, so melee them and have help
     with your elements.
    
     Try to kill them all you can and once the Leader is about a third of his
     health down, and you are trapped by about 10 MLSs and 20 SLS, you know exactly
     what to do.
    
     FURY!!! (and if you don't, man, are you never gonna complete this game)
    
     Fire: CRACKLE! BURN! FLAMES! Electricity: ZAP! ELECTROCUTE! STORM! Ice: FLOOR
     FREEZE! -2000 DEGREES C! SHATTER! You choose! Mwahahahahahaha Hoohoohoohoohoo
     Hehhehhehhehhehheh *Choke**Choke**Choke*
    
     *Calms down* *ahem* Sorry about that. Anyway, smash through the door at the
     back and kill the soldiers and just force a couple more presses to free the
     last two of the Manweersmalls. Time to rest those worn off fingers of yours!
    
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     Mole-Yair: Ha ha! You did it, you did it! A thousand thanks. Mwah, mwah, mwah!
    
     Spyro: It was nothing.
    
     Sparx: No problem, pal.
    
     Mole-Yair: Well... you did your part, now I'll do mine. Your friend is being
     kept in the center of the volcano, past the labor camp where my brother,
     Exhumor, is working. Find him and let him know we're friends, and he'll tell
     you how to proceed.
    
     Spyro: How will we know Exhumor?
    
     Sparx: Yeah, all you Man-are-we-smalls look the same to me.
    
     Mole-Yair: Oh, you'll know him. Trust me. He's the most cantankerous,
     hard-nosed Manweersmall around. Whatever you do, don't get on his bad side.
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     Some rocks behind Mole-Yair will randomly explode to reveal a fully occupied
     'secret' cave. Go to the railings around the lava and run alongside it to meet
     up with four SLSs led by an MLS.
    
     Make quick work of them by zapping them through the railings as each one
     confronts you. Once each one is dead, go round this 8-shaped loop to a couple
     more MLSs. Just push each one into the lava pit, dragging the other.
    
     Ahead you will encounter two of a new enemy, Magmaworms. Magmaworms are
     scorpion-looking creatures of which can claw you close up, and fire firey
     sting at you from range. As to make these worse, they love fire so won't be
     harmed by the lava. Pushing them in lava only makes them stronger.
    
     However, Magmaworms hate ice. So fire bursts of ice at the bugs and hit them
     all you can once frozen. Ice them 'til they shatter.
    
     Three angry SLSs will charge up to you so torture them via burning and now
     round the florescent chocolately corner (F.C.C.) (?) to find more angry SLSs,
     an angry MLS, and an angry Leader.
    
     The Leader will have lifted a fire wall long ago, so throw him into the MLS
     who will roll over the SLSs. Do this a few times then finish off the Leader by
     throwing him into his own fire wall.
    
     The wall will lower, only to bump into another new enemy, a Buffalo Beetle.
     These guys look more like scorpions and this time love electricity. And since
     these guys are bigger, they'll bolt-balls have more range.
    
     Once again, these guys hate ice (poor old ice, never loved!) so have little
     defense against it. Freeze him too death and carry along to a pit full of more
     SLSs and another Buffalo Beetle.
    
     No need to battle them though, just glide across each of the unstable, turning
     platforms and they'll be no trouble. Now head through the cave for another
     suprise!
    
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     Sparx smiles at bell
    
     Sparx: I bet you can't ring that bell.
    
     Spyro: Why would I want to?
    
     Sparx: Oh, you're scared.
    
     Spyro: I'm not scared!
    
     Sparx: Oh, the big special dragon is scared of the mean old bell *tsk tsk*...
     Oh, I didn't know, I'm sorry, oh no, I'm sorry baby, why don't I get your
     pillow all laid out--
    
     Spyro rings the bell, and a rock falls on top of him!
    
     Sparx: SPYRO!!! Can you hear me?! Are you okay, buddy?! Hey, listen, forget
     about those cracks about your fatness and your... being purple and stupid and
     fat, all right? Just get outta there! Please, Spyro *sulk*, don't be dead.
    
     Rock vibrates wildly with cracking sound
    
     Spyro bursts out with Earth Shot
    
     Spyro: Did you say something?
    
     Sparx: Oh, me? No, no. I was... talking out loud... thinking of my day... I
     gotta do--
    
     Spyro: Oh, just though I heard something before I blasted my way out.
    
     Sparx: Oh, that's funny. Yeah, no. Must be hearing things.
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     You now have Earth Breath! Hip, hip, HOORAY!!! (Man, when is this game gonna
     end?)
    
     Test it out on the bundles of SLSs and an MLS that somehow just appeared. It
     will be... LEAVES! Powered leaves, that is. Blast these guys with Autumn,
     climb up the tall platforms, smash the gems, and then go through the southern
     tunnel.
    
     You'll find an MLS. Yeah. Cool. But what's behind him is certain death...
    
     TWO (count them), TWO LEADERS!!!
    
     Just to pain you even more, these guys like to charge about, and use the rest
     of their attacks alot. Push, zap, whatever you can to get rid of these two
     imposters. Here is an example of how long these guys take to defeat:
    
     Smelly muffin toes, mixed with chocolate foot, sprinkled on cheese flavour fat
     ham. I am na a a a stay a-dead... stay a-dead! Agh, agh, agh, agh, this is
     TORTURRRRRRRRRR-RrrrrRRRRRRRrrrRRR-RRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRr!
    
     Anyway, once they're all done for, continue behind to who and what they seemed
     to be guarding.
    
    
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     The Conducter looks at his watch
    
     The Conducter: Come on, you worthless waste of flesh... let's go. We've gotta
     hop on Steam and get back to that flea-bitten dragon. The crystal should be
     almost ready... and the volcano is right on the brink.
    
     The Conducter hops onto Steam and rides through the tracks
    
     SLSs push three levers to close gate
    
     Spyro: Come on, Sparx, we've got to catch them!
    
     Spyro runs ahead and Sparx shakes his head in a sigh
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     The Conducter has set off to Terrador, and we gotta stop him!
    
     Well, before we can do that, we've gotta push those three levers back. So to
     start, smash up the Fire Cannon blasting you ahead. Now go up the metal ruins
     to a platform with a lever on it!
    
     Grab that MLS, and drag him across knocking the SLSs off the edge along, and
     let go once HE'S over the edge. Now melee the lever and you'll see one of the
     hinges detatch.
    
     Now to get the second lever, which is on the opposite side of this large area.
     Simply run up the ruins as you just did and zap the MLS as you just did, into
     the SLSs as you just did, and all over the edge, as you just did.
    
     Now, as you just did, whack that lever! Now to get that final one! To guard
     even more, this is guarded by a Leader! S!o!,! b!o!m!b! t!h!e! guy and once
     bombed whack him all you can and evade backwards once he gets back up.
    
     When he's dead, smash up the Spirit Gems, and now to leave Munitions Forge...
     for now. Just one melee does it all. (In fact, we'll still be in Munitions
     Forge, though it's a boss.
    
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     Spyro hops onto a mine-cart
    
     Sparx: 'You know how to drive this thing?!
    
     Spyro: How hard can it be, it's on rails?
    
     Sparx: Famous last words.
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     XXVIII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\The Conducter's Tracks//////////////////// XXVIII
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     So now we're chasing after a train with an evil guy on it. Riding along the
     tracks, catch up with the speeding Conducter by speeding faster than him (push
     forward). Once you get right behind him, slow down (backwards) so as not to
     crash. The Conducter and his henchmen will throw dynamite back at you, so
     grind (left or right) to the sides to let them past you. Fire with Square or
     Triangle all you can at the caboose and when it gets all windy don't so as to
     save breath power. The caboose will occasionaly explode on parts into gems.
     Eventually, the track will split, and you'll have a side view. While leaning
     towards the caboose, fire at it all you can. After a few hits, it'll zoom at
     top speed away from you, and the tracks meet again.
    
     Do what ya' just did.
    
     Do whatcha just did. After some more blows, the caboose will keep on crashing
     into rock pillars. The caboose them flames up and explodes, killing the
     Conducter.
    
     Now we still got the real Steam there, and he'll slow down slower than you can
     and then chase you. Generally just keep on pushing ahead so that Steam won't
     bump you to death. Dodge sideways from the few attacks thrown at you, and now
     the tracks will re-split and Steam has escaped!
    
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     Spyro flies off tracks to below
    
     Spyro: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
    
     The mine cart then breaks up, and Spyro looks at what awaits him.
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     We're out and in.
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXIX \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Munitions Forge 2//////////////////////// XXIX
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     Upgrade your Earth Shot and other breaths (if possible) now and around the
     sticking up spikes are several Spirit Gems. Smash them to pieces and head
     along out of the mines and outside, where a Buffalo Beetle will ambush you.
    
     Earth him atleast twice to push him over the edge and go some more through
     this narrow cliff edge to knock off another beetle. Ahead are two more
     Magmaworms just wanting to fall to their death. Ahead is what we didn't want
     or expect.
    
     Great. It's another two DREADWINGS!! Though they seem eager to fall to their
     death since they won't do the obvious thing and use their wings. So Earth them
     off and ahead is another Magmaworm.
    
     Earth him, Earth the Buffalo Beetle behind him, and Earth the Dreadwing
     guarding some steps. Hop up 'em and you'll be going backwards, only higher up.
    
     Start running across the tracks and what would you expect? That's right,
     trains! ...Though it's mine carts here. Just glide in a curvy way around the
     oncoming carts, and when you see a platform to your right, jump to it.
    
     It's occupied by an MLS though, so just Earth him once and he'll fall below.
     Glide to a nearby one with a couple of SLSs, which can too be Earthed off.
    
     Go back onto the tracks, glide round some mine carts and yet another platform
     to the right. This will act as a sort of a checkpoint, so if you happen to
     fall off now, you can get back up via this moving platform.
    
     It's also occupied by an MLS, so throw him off then back on the tracks. A
     little bit ahead and you got yourself two more, only to the left. Occupy them
     then head into a tunnel at the end of the tracks. Inside loads of Fire Beetles
     will unstick from the walls, so fight them off and ahead some more to the one.
    
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     Exhumor raises his arm for battle
    
     Spyro: Wait, wait, wait! We're on your side!
    
     Exhumor: More like spies for the Conducter!... Or that flying beast, Cynder!
    
     Spyro: Mole-Yair sent us!
    
     Exhumor: My brother is alive?!
    
     Sparx: He sure is, pal. He's all safe and sound. But I gotta say, he's the
     friendly one in the family.
    
     Exhumor: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. In these dark times, one can't take chances. So
     Mole-Yair is alive. Wonderful news!... But why did he send you here?
    
     Spyro: Well, he said you might be able to tell us where our friend, Terrador,
     is.
    
     Exhumor: If he's a big dragon, I certainly can. The majority of the
     Manweersmalls are kept here in this camp, forced to live above ground and mine
     for Cynder... and there are rumors that your dragon friend is being kept
     somewhere inside... In the darkest pits of the volcano. All of us... are
     doomed!
    
     Spyro: Not if we have anything to say about it!
    
     Exhumor: What do you mean?!
    
     Sparx: Yeah... what DO you mean?!
    
     Spyro: I mean we're going to free the Manweersmalls, venture to the darkest
     pits of Boyzitbig, and find Terrador.
    
     Sparx: Then it's off to karaoke!
    
     Spyro and Mole-Yair look at Sparx as if he just farted in church
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     Glide down below to the jail, where a huge amount of SLSs, MLSs and Leaders
     are guarding the rest of the Manweersmalls.
    
     Time for battle! The three Leaders of this area will ambush you though make
     it all way harder by summoning waves and waves of LSs. Just push them around
     all you can, so that too many don't surround you at once.
    
     Try to push the Leaders especially into the lava pit in here, so that they
     can't spawn any more soldiers. Just throw everyone around as if to look like
     you were playing Dodgeball.
    
     One of the Leaders can be easily taken care of, since he's standing right next
     to the pit. Now get that final Leader pushed straight in there, making him
     roll SLSs and MLSs into the pit on the way.
    
     Just knock them all around! I am going crazy! This is true war! The real
     battle within! I am the comintator and this match includes a home team of
     Cynder and Steam's goons. The away team being Spyro.
    
     I announce the score 0 to home, approx. 6,000 to away. Oh, this is good stuff,
     so once all are dead or burnt to a crisp or frozen or even shot, you have won
     the match! Though you are still to win the cup!
    
     See those cages? Guess what's inside... Manweersmalls!!! Melee the cages open
     and once the few Manweersmalls left are freed, the door... will open. Head
     through the door, which'll trap you, now you can't go back.
    
     Three SLSs will run up to you, so knock them dead and go round this L-shaped
     chasm pit. Ahead will be another Buffalo Beetle! A bit stupid standing at the
     edge of a cliff, dontcha think?
    
     A Dreadwing will see this from below and will swoop up to you, so knock him
     back down and then carry on round. Another edge only with a couple of beetles
     and one more Dreadwing.
    
     Make sure to throw the Dreadwing off first, since he seems to like to save the
     Buffalo Beetles from certain death. Go further ahead where you should glide
     from platform to platform while avoiding some harmful steam it throws out.
    
     Make sure to push off a Leader on one, since it'll nearly kill him, but he
     just survives. Glide down to a ledge which holds several SLSs guarding many
     Spirit Gems.
    
     Kill them and smash up the gems and scout the whole area which can not be
     described in great detail. After that, work your way back up the maze of
     islands and platforms to the top and through another tunnel.
    
     This long tunnel consists of two Fire Beetle's nests, so smash them up and
     smash the beetles themselves dead. Do the same with the other nest and at the
     end of the tunnel is a bright blue room with three Buffalo Beetles in it.
    
     Set off some dynamite next to the 2 of them and take cover as it blows all 3
     to pieces. A tree in the next area has a crack in it for you to smash. The
     next thing you know you're in a room full of Fire Beetles.
    
     Find the many nests spread about continously spawning masses of Fire Beetles!
     Smash them up along with the little termites 'til they all fill the room with
     goo. Two Magmaworms will come from nowhere and start firing at you.
    
     Fire at them with Ice or Earth 'til they explode and set off the dynamite in
     the middle of the room.
    
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     Back at Exhumor's stand
    
     Sparx: Well, I see you two crazy kids found each other.
    
     Mole-Yair: Yes, at last. Thanks to you.
    
     Exhumor: We're just disappointed you didn't leave any fun for us.
    
     Spyro: Maybe next time. So now... which way to Terrador?
    
     Exhumor: That way (points somewhere), but be careful! The Conducter and his
     maniacal locomotive will surely be nearby.
    
     Sparx: When you say be careful, does that mean try not to die?!... I', trying
     to do that anyway.
    
     Mole-Yair: Come, Exhumor, we must get all the Manweersmalls underground...
     where they belong.
    
     Exhumor: Yes. It won't be long now.
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     The next place you'll be is the center of Boyzitbig in a tall area near where
     Terrador is being held. Run up the curving slope to glide to where you can
     just reach and possibly get pushed to your death by an MLS! So Earth him off
     and now for a bunch of crossing tracks.
    
     Pass over the first track timing your run so as not to get hit by a minecart.
     Just keep on running around crossing the crossing tracks, while getting the
     last wave of trapped Manweersmalls along your way.
    
     Turn around at one point for an ambush! A Leader will guard some dynamite,
     himself being guarded by some summoned SLSs. Sneak behind him and wait for
     them to blow up!
    
     Carry on through the maze of tracks 'til you get the last one at a dead end.
     You can now go back to the beginning of the area inside this tall area. Glide
     up to the now open pathway and go up, Earthing off a couple of SLSs through
     the railings.
    
     Once up some more to the top of this area, a Leader will knock over a button,
     forcing the door behind him closed. If you also wanted to know, he is the last
     enemy here in Munitions Forge (excluding following boss), so expect some sign
     of difficulty.
    
     To make that difficulty harder, he won't let you get behind him to throw him
     off the side. Just bomb him all you can. Also, if you knock the button back up
     before he's dead, he'll just knock it down again before the door can open.
     This makes way for some free attacks.
    
     Once he's dead, hit the button and go through to the real center of Boyzitbig!
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXX \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Steam's Arena/////////////////////////// XXX
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
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     Spyro looks around to find Terrador trapped in a ball
    
     Spyro: Is that... Terrador?!
    
     Sparx: Big dragon being held prisoner in the center of an explosive volcano?
     I'm guessing that's Terrador.
    
     Spyro: Careful... it's never this easy.
    
     Sparx: After the last two times, you're not gonna get an argument from me,
     chief.
    
     The Conducter crashes in on Steam
    
     Sparx: Oh, here we go again!
    
     The Conducter: You're a little late, fella. The crystal's already charged and
     the volcano's ready to blow!... But before it does, me and Steam here are
     gonna take great pleasure in running you down!
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     Well, who said the dead can't re-live?
    
     Run around the arena, avoiding the small lava pits and Steam's bombs. When you
     can, fire at the menace with flame bombs as much as you can. ONLY SHOULD YOU
     EVER smash the Spirit Gems when you REALLY need them.
    
     When you feeling confident, and think you know Steam's pattern in the circular
     track, stand in the middle and wait for Steam to head at you. Jump out of the
     way when he's near you and Steam'll crash into the wall.
    
     At this point, bomb him with all ya got! Try to get him on his weak parts to
     send his health really low. When Steam starts getting speed again, bomb, bomb,
     bomb! Soon enough Steam's green bar will deplete.
    
     Now Steam will spark and get faster, he also now likes to throw bombs directly
     at you, so be more catious now. Just bomb and wait for Steam to crash into the
     wall so that you can bomb him freely.
    
     Once his orange bar has run down, Steam will spark a different colour and head
     to nearly top speed! Not only that but he attacks way more than often and when
     he passes you fire shoots at you from his engines.
    
     Just keep on bombing! Around this final bar you'll probably run out of gems
     and breath. The only thing you can do now is die and they'll be back. Stand
     mid-track when you can and jump and glide out of the way of Steam.
    
     Glide to avoid the fire shot at you, and bomb Steam all you can once he has
     crashed. Once the red bar has depleted Steam'll spark again and try to go over
     top speed but breaks down, leaving The Conducter to resign.
    
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     Terrador frees from his spherical cage
    
     Terrador: The purple dragon... lives.
    
     Sparx: He's got a name, you know.
    
     Spyro: Yes, my name is Spyro... and you must be Terrador.
    
     Terrador: Yes, yes, I am, and I must say I never though I'd live to meet you,
     Spyro.
    
     Sparx: Look, I'd love to sit here and hug everybody and chit chat, but how
     'bout we leave before the volcano blows up?
    
     Terrador: You're right. I've got to tell the others what Cynder is up to.
    
     Sparx: Let's go. I'm right behind you. Actually, I'm right in front of you.
    
     Terrador spots Cynder in the sky, heading right towards Spyro, but Spyro and
     Sparx don't
    
     Terrador: RUN!!!
    
     Sparx: Look, when the guy says run, I think he knows something!
    
     Cynder swoops straight down at Spyro, then Spyro spots her
    
     Terrador: Go, Spyro! Fly like you've never flown before! I'll go back to the
     Temple for help!
    
     Spyro starts flying off, with Cynder on his tail
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     Ooooooh...
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXXI \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Escape from Cynder//////////////////////// XXXI
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     A simple flight level here, make sure to be speeding pretty much all the time.
     Cynder will just fire black fire balls at you, so dodge from them. If you keep
     speeding much of the time, Cynder won't even use her breath attack on you.
     Also dodge when Dreadwings are in your path, or shoot them down if you wish.
     Just make your way under the tunnel, between the cliffs, and dodge the lava
     flows. Once you leave the lava areas and are in an open area, a cutscene
     plays.
    
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     Spyro runs out of breath, and Cynder heads straight for the kill
    
     Though Ignitus pushes Cynder away on her way, and the two of them fall into
     the dense jungles as they fight
    
     Cynder screams, but then laughs evily
    
     Spyro: We've got to find them... help Ignitus!
    
     Sparx: They're gone, Spyro. There's nothing we can do!
    
     Spyro: I don't care, Ignitus wouldn't leave me--
    
     Terrador: Spyro, he's right.
    
     Sparx: I'm right? Oh my god, that's a first.
    
     Terrador: Yes. You'll never find them in this mess, and you're not ready to
     face Cynder yet. The time to fight will come... but it is not now.
    
     Spyro: I guess you're right. Let's go
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     Great... we were that close for the 4 dragons to do their assemble thingy with
     that pond of visions, and we lose Ignitus.
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXXII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Earth Dojo/////////////////////////// XXXII
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     Time to use that cool breath of yours - in style!
    
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     Spyro: It's my fault!... I failed Ignitus when he needed me most. It's just
     that the sight of Cynder so close, just... just--
    
     Sparx: --made your heart stop?! Put ice in your veins?! Scared the crud out of
     you?!
    
     Spyro: Yeah... somethin' like that.
    
     Terrador: All warriors feel fear at one time or another, Spyro. There is no
     shame in that.
    
     Volteer: Yes, it's a proven scientific fact that the quotient between
     adrenaline and trepidation--
    
     Cyril: Volteer, please! I believe our good friend here was trying to make a
     point!
    
     Terrador: Thankyou, Cyril. What I was going to say is that all warriors feel
     fear, Spyro, but only the most valiant among us can face that fear... and
     master it. From what I saw of you on Munitions Forge, you are one such a
     warrior. Young dragon, now is the time to complete your training... now is the
     time to face your fear. Come.
    
     Terrador and Spyro walk through to main room, Sparx trailing behind
    
     Sparx: Am I the only one still petrified?
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     Woohoo! Here we go! Wait for Terrador to come in and your ready to begin!
    
     The usual, first. The SDDs and MDDs are attacking and only your Earth Shot can
     take them out. So, upgrade your Earth all the way (if you haven't already) and
     shoot, shoot, shoot! Once all are fallen, go back to Terrador.
    
     Just that again only a game of 'violent stuck in the mud'. The rules are very
     simple: One's the catcher, the rest are escaping from the catcher. The capture
     has to chase after them and Earth them dead. Last one standing wins. Prize:
     Being Earthed. Once your game is over, go back to the middle.
    
     Fury already?! You must be kidding me. It's secondary time! The reason for
     being in the middle is that you'll be surrounded by a round Earth wall. Just
     fire at the dummies circling the circle and once the bomb lands it will turn
     into a mini-tornado! Go back to Terrador.
    
     Now for just that only in a chase situation. Upgrade your Earth Breath as far
     as you can, and if you manage to get Upgrade 3, fire crazily around to fire
     masses of massive tornados! Watch and laugh as the SDDs are swept off the
     floor into a whirling ride. Then jump up andmelee them. Go back to the middle.
    
     Now it's Fury time! Run around shooting, bombing or meleeing the fleeing SDDs,
     and just chuck them waves of critters about! For a real laugh, try triple
     bombing one SDD! They'll spin to the ceiling! Anyway, once the Fury meter is
     full (and the LDDs are swarming in) create the great avalanche.
    
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     Terrador: You've done well, Spyro.
    
     Cyril: Yes, yes. Pat on the back... good going... all that other rubbish...
     but we've got to get moving here!
    
     Volteer: Cyril is terribly obnoxious but in this case he happens to be right,
     Terrador. Ignitus is the final piece to Cynder's puzzle. If that last crystal
     is powered, the portal will open and we'll all be done for!
    
     Terrador: I know, I know. When I was on Munitions Forge, I overheard the
     Conducter say that Cynder's final preparations would take place at her lair,
     where she lives in solitude among the clouds and the towers. I am certain
     that's where she's taken Ignitus.
    
     Spyro: We have to go... come on.
    
     Terrador: I'd give anything to go with you, young warrior, but that crystal
     sapped the last of my will. I fear my fighting days are over.
    
     Volteer: Every generation must pass the torch to the next, Terrador. Our time
     is done.
    
     Cyril: Yes, it is Spyro's time to shine. Now go to it, young dragon!
    
     Spyro: Yes sir!
    
     Sparx: Wow, you guys make even ME wanna face Cynder!
    
     Spyro starts walks off... again
    
     Sparx: Did I say that out loud?
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     Here we go! Our training is over, so...
    
     +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+!!!!!
     XXXIII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Concurrent Skies/////////////////////// XXXIII
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     ...we are ready to take on Cynder! Wait a sec! At the point she is most
     powerful?!?!
    
     Weird how on the following level a big, thin black flying thing always swoops
     past you.
    
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     Terrador (flashback): Cynder's Lair is where hope goes to die, Spyro. A dark,
     foreboding place in which Cynder broods and skulks and plans her next assault.
     You must make your way to her fortress, where I'm sure Ignitus is being held.
    
     Spyro flies in to snowy land
    
     Sparx: 'Next time I say that I want to face Cynder, why don'cha go 'head and
     punch me in the mouth.
    
     Spyro: No problem.
    
     MIS jumps past
    
     Sparx: Terrador made it sound like this place's uninhabi'ed.
    
     Spyro: Now what fun would that be? Come on, we've got to take them out!
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     Into the un-roofed caves we go! In the distance you may be able to see three
     tall towers, the one in the middle being biggest. You must work your way
     through this maze of caves, and climb the towers where at the top of the
     middle tower - somebody's there...
    
     On each side of you, there are gems trapped in ice, so smash them open if you
     wish. Venture forth into the caves, and run across to some steps leading up to
     a ledge. Glide to another ledge from here where gems are kept, and continue
     deeper into the snow-filled caves 'til you meet some old friends!
    
     They're ISs from Dante's Freezer! Only a little more advanced with whiter
     clothing and the fact the MIS is armed with a curved sword now. The MIS will
     stay on a raised platform, where he'll watch you with three SISs. As for the
     ground SISs, keep on Earth bombing them 'til they spin down.
    
     The MIS and his guards will run off as the MIS accidently drops a dynamite on
     the gate blocking your path. Run past the remains of the melted gate, and that
     MIS will have a fight with another and win, pushing him to face you.
    
     Take him out quickly if we're gonna catch that iruletheworlddude minion!
     Continue through the maze you can't get lost in, over to some long since
     frozen water rapids break point, where another new enemy lurks in some
     still-warm water.
    
     It's an Electric Leech! These guys are hard to beat, due to the fact that if
     you step in the water they'll electrify it, and that while you're planning
     your attack it likes to shoot long bolts at you. Anyway, it's bedtime so good
     night and see you next time I continue with this guide!
    
     Ahh, good...night?! Since it's only 20 mins 'til bedtime, better get on with
     it. So, the Electric Leeches... Earth Breath does great on them. Once it's
     floating, skip across the water, through some more maze, and straight into a
     trap.
    
     That menacing MIS is just ahead, though first you have to deal with a Leader!
     He'll wrap you in a 'convexity' wall, and will jump down while screaming his
     call for waves of more ISs.
    
     Throw that big guy about! Also dodge the large amount of ISs that will keep on
     jumping in, eager to get you this time. If you get the enemies closely-packed,
     throw an Earth Bomb at them with full upgrade and watch them spin like crazy!
    
     Once the Leader is dead, it's nowhere near over! Wave after wave after wave of
     fleeing MISs, grabbing onto three SISs each, will dive down like bombs when
     you should then dodge. Take care of this gigantic, undescribable battle in
     triumph. The door opens!
    
     Face to face, though extras involved, is that MIS we've been following since
     the beginning of this level. His three puny guards will head for battle, while
     he makes a close escape! He'll swap places with another MIS!
    
     Throw his mate into the laser beams until he gets zapped dead. Now head left
     round the corner and kick some menacing butt!!!
    
     Now that that guys finally gone, continue through the lasers, following
     patterns so that you don't get hit, and kick another MIS's butt! Now for some
     raising of platforms!
    
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     Spyro: We've gotta reach the top!
    
     Sparx: Oh brother.
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     You are in a tall, metal room of which you are on the ground floor. A large
     wave of SISs will greet you, so be on your guard. Once they're done with, leap
     up to the first floor for some recruiting against you.
    
     A gate, which leads to utter blackness, is straight ahead. You cannot get into
     the gate, but enemies can get out! Waves of blood-thirsty SISs will swarm in
     through the gate.
    
     Remember the jail in Munitions Forge? Remember how you chucked the enemies
     around? Do this here! Throw all the enemies you can soaring through the air,
     and once all the many SISs have fallen, you will encounter a MIS.
    
     This MIS is a tough one, so dodge at first as he tries to slay you, then
     practically the only thing you can do is Earth Bomb. That MIS has a shield, so
     can defend from Fire Bombs!
    
     Once his done with, that crystal thingy in the ground will raise up to a
     platform where you can jump up to the second floor. Here is another gate with
     enemies fleeing out of it.
    
     More MISs and SISs will start rushing in, though, by the help of gravity, if
     you throw the ISs over the edge to the GROUND floor (not first floor) then
     they will die.
    
     Once the twice as big waves of ISs have finally stopped, TWO MISs will charge
     in heading straight at Spyro. Just zap the rightmost one leftwards into the
     leftmost one and drag them both off the edge.
    
     Another crystal platform and a taller one will raise up the huge way to the
     third floor! Here already will be 2 MISs and 3 SISs, along with a new enemy,
     a Conduit. Once you come up, the Conduit will awake.
    
     This is just a small electric ball, though with a twist. It'll grow into a
     spherical camera, and a red light beam will turn 720 degrees. Push enemies
     into the beam for them to be fried, and then you get killed. So instead just
     wait for it to turn back again, then melee it before it can retransform.
    
     NOW take care of the raiding enemies by chucking them off any edge, all
     killing them. Once the huge waves of MISs, more MISs and way more SISs, the
     Leader of them all will rig for battle!
    
     ...Only to be chucked over the edge. Two crystal platforms will rise a long
     way, making level with you. Carefully (if you fall off, you have to get all
     the way back up), glide between each of them, knocking off the SISs on each as
     you go, and throw the MIS off at the end.
    
     Go into the icy room, knocking the MIS on the platform down and beating him
     up, and go into the next room for yet another new enemy, Ice Golems!!
    
     Remember the Stone Golems in Tall Plains? Here they are again, only in ice
     form! Go along the bottom cavern then jump to one of the sides, awaking one.
     Go ahead and fire bomb him as usual and go melee, waking up the other one
     behind him. Just keep on smashin' the golem until he crumbles.
    
     Now take care of the other one, who's in the perfect position to be thrown
     over the edge, where he'll hit the ground with a smash! Glide the other side,
     pushing the last golem over the edge, then smash up all the Spirit Gems in the
     area.
    
     Jump right from the end and then drop down to a short cutscene.
    
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     Cynder swoops right in Sparx's face and up again
    
     Sparx: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! I can't talk!!!...
     Heart... breaking... up...
    
     Spyro: Come on. Ignitus is waiting.
    
     Spyro presses on into the caves
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     Kill the MIS a little bit further on, and take out his band of misfits. Go
     through some large doors to an arena. About 15 SISs will jump down at exactly
     the same time. Flush them all down the loo and the game will save as another
     pair of large door open.
    
     !!!MORE COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC EROM!!! What could possibly be behind the
     doors?!?!? Find out soon! !!!NOOS GNIMOC EROM-MORE COMING SOON!!!
    
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     XXXIV \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Electric King's Stand////////////////////// XXXIV
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     !!!COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC!!! See how a copycat attempts to fry Spyro for the
     sake of guarding Cynder! !!!NOOS GNIMOC-COMING SOON!!!
    
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     XXXV \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Cynder's Master Room/////////////////////// XXXV
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     !!!COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC!!! See the great battle between the dark and the
     firey-electrily-icey-earthy! !!!NOOS GNIMOC-COMING SOON!!!
    
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     XXXVI \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Convexity/////////////////////////// XXXVI
     !!!!!+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
    
     !!!COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC!!! See the place where all dark lives... it's the
     realm of the Dark Master! !!!NOOS GNIMOC-COMING SOON!!!
    
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     XXXVII \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Cynder's Hideout/////////////////////// XXXVII
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     !!!COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC!!! See the real final battle between Spyro and
     Cynder! Can Spyro save the Dragon race? Or will the Dark Master win once and
     for all?! !!!NOOS GNIMOC-COMING SOON!!!
    
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     Stuck on a boss and can't find it in the walkthrough? Look here and you can
     save seconds of your life!
    
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     Ice King
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     Location: Ice King's Chamber (through cave into dark under-area end of Dante's
     Freezer)
    
     Description: Large, rock-hard, block-shaped ice golem armed with a club/sword
    
     The green bar. Bomb the Ice King all you can until an icy shield surrounds him
     turning him almost invincible. He'll send some icicles flying down. Just dodge
     them then once done smash them for some gems if needed. Start running away
     from the striding Ice King until he stops to throw a few spikey ice things in
     your way. Just jump over them when they come and the ice shield will go down.
     Bomb and bomb all you can again and then icicles, spikes, bomb, icicles,
     spikes, bomb and eventually the Ice King will look a bit damaged and his
     health bar will start refilling.
    
     The orange bar. Not much to say here since its icicle, spikes, bomb all over
     again. Soon enough the bar will refill and the Ice King's skeleton self will
     start showing.
    
     The red bar. Not much new here, except that the Ice King walks two steps at a
     time so you'll have to keep your distance even more. Plus, once the spikes are
     done you should move sideways to dodge an ice breath attack, which will freeze
     you if it hits. This will also mess up the pattern of the ice shield so bomb
     in a different strategy this time. Eventually the Ice King will keel over and
     is dead.
    
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     Stone Sentinel
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     Location: Stone Sentinel's Island (far island across long bridge end of Tall
     Plains)
    
     Description: Massive, bulky rock golem with one arm that can spread far via
     chain
    
     Anyway, just run away from the Stone Sentinel, turning and firing bombs as
     much as you can. Don't do so too much though, sometime just stand there for
     him to get you, and he'll fire his arm at you. So dodge when you hear it
     coming and while it's stuck in the ground, fire, fire, fire! You can get an
     easy target here, so you can hit his weak spots. So after about three good
     shots, he'll pull his arms up and you should start running. You know the
     drill, Distance, fire, fire, fire, stop, dodge, fire, fire, fire! After a few
     of these, recharge your breath meter to the top and fire again to rid of his
     green bar.
    
     The orange bar. You know what to do, just run as usual firing as you can, then
     dodge his whack and fire all you can. Eventually his orange bar will be
     depleted.
    
     The red bar. This does not have any official difference, but by now your
     meter will probably be greenless. So, unfortunately, you cannot use breath
     attacks, since the Spirit Gems are all gone. So instead, make him fire at you
     and whack his arm when it's stuck. You can get two weak whacks and a third if
     you're quick. Soon enough the Stone Sentinel will be like the Golems: a pile
     of rocks.
    
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     The Conducter
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     Location: The Conducter's Tracks (in coalmine tracks on minecart end of
     Munitions Forge I
    
     Description: On caboose of Steam the locomotive, an orangey texture like the
     MLSs
    
     So now we're chasing after a train with an evil guy on it. Riding along the
     tracks, catch up with the speeding Conducter by speeding faster than him (push
     forward). Once you get right behind him, slow down (backwards) so as not to
     crash. The Conducter and his henchmen will throw dynamite back at you, so
     grind (left or right) to the sides to let them past you. Fire with Square or
     Triangle all you can at the caboose and when it gets all windy don't so as to
     save breath power. The caboose will occasionaly explode on parts into gems.
     Eventually, the track will split, and you'll have a side view. While leaning
     towards the caboose, fire at it all you can. After a few hits, it'll zoom at
     top speed away from you, and the tracks meet again.
    
     Do what ya' just did.
    
     Do whatcha just did. After some more blows, the caboose will keep on crashing
     into rock pillars. The caboose them flames up and explodes, killing the
     Conducter.
    
     Now we still got the real Steam there, and he'll slow down slower than you can
     and then chase you. Generally just keep on pushing ahead so that Steam won't
     bump you to death. Dodge sideways from the few attacks thrown at you, and now
     the tracks will re-split and Steam has escaped!
    
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     Steam
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     Location: End of Munitions Forge II (at the top of the tall volcano Boyzitbig
     after an area full of locomotives - Steam's Arena)
    
     Description: Short, purple train front (locomotive) with The Conducter riding
     on it
    
     Run around the arena, avoiding the small lava pits and Steam's bombs. When you
     can, fire at the menace with flame bombs as much as you can. ONLY SHOULD YOU
     EVER smash the Spirit Gems when you REALLY need them.
    
     When you feeling confident, and think you know Steam's pattern in the circular
     track, stand in the middle and wait for Steam to head at you. Jump out of the
     way when he's near you and Steam'll crash into the wall.
    
     At this point, bomb him with all ya got! Try to get him on his weak parts to
     send his health really low. When Steam starts getting speed again, bomb, bomb,
     bomb! Soon enough Steam's green bar will deplete.
    
     Now Steam will spark and get faster, he also now likes to throw bombs directly
     at you, so be more catious now. Just bomb and wait for Steam to crash into the
     wall so that you can bomb him freely.
    
     Once his orange bar has run down, Steam will spark a different colour and head
     to nearly top speed! Not only that but he attacks way more than often and when
     he passes you fire shoots at you from his engines.
    
     Just keep on bombing! Around this final bar you'll probably run out of gems
     and breath. The only thing you can do now is die and they'll be back. Stand
     mid-track when you can and jump and glide out of the way of Steam.
    
     Glide to avoid the fire shot at you, and bomb Steam all you can once he has
     crashed. Once the red bar has depleted Steam'll spark again and try to go over
     top speed but breaks down, leaving The Conducter to resign.
    
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     Cynder (escape)
     ---------------
    
     Location: Escape From Cynder (high flying zone full of Dreadwings end of
     Steam's Arena)
    
     A simple flight level here, make sure to be speeding pretty much all the time.
     Cynder will just fire black fire balls at you, so dodge from them. If you keep
     speeding much of the time, Cynder won't even use her breath attack on you.
     Also dodge when Dreadwings are in your path, or shoot them down if you wish.
     Just make your way under the tunnel, between the cliffs, and dodge the lava
     flows. Once you leave the lava areas and are in an open area, a cutscene
     plays.
    
     !!!MORE COMING SOON-NOOS GNIMOC EROM!!! See the last two bosses in the last
     three battles! !!!NOOS GNIMOC EROM-MORE COMING SOON!!!
    
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     No cheats or codes here at the mo, sorry :(.
    
     But there is an unlockable!
    
     - Complete the game once to unlock the Extras Menu featuring an interview with
     Elijah Wood (the person who plays Spyro's voice)!
    
     If you have a cheat or code that I don't know but you want to share, please
     e-mail me at tasteguy(at)msn(dot)com (I am most unlikely to reply though since
     I rarely check my mail).
    
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     Here is a list of the enemies in this game (alphabetical order):
    
     Advanced MIS
     Buffalo Beetle
     Conduit
     Cynder
     Earth Cannon
     Earth Dreadwing
     Earth Leader
     Electric Leech
     Fire Beetle
     Fire Cannon
     Fire Dreadwing
     Fire Leader
     Frogweed
     Ice Cannon
     Ice Dreadwing
     Ice King
     Ice Leader
     LDD (Large Dojo Dummy)
     LFS (Large Fire Soldier)
     Locomotive
     Magma Worm
     MDD (Medium Dojo Dummy)
     MES (Medium Earth Soldier)
     MIS (Medium Ice Soldier)
     MLS (Medium Lava Soldier)
     MSS (Medium Swamp Soldier)
     Mushroom Spider
     SDD (Small Dojo Dummy)
     SES (Small Earth Soldier)
     SFC (Super Fire Cannon)
     SFS (Small Fire Soldier)
     SIS (Small Ice Soldier)
     SLS (Small Lava Soldier)
     Snow Dreadwing
     Snow Leader
     SSS (Small Swamp Soldier)
     Steam
     Stone Golem
     Stone Sentinel
     Swamp Leader
     The Conducter
    
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     Thankyou to:
    
     dark52: For posting a guide on GameFAQS which I referred to.
    
     God: For being the final piece to the puzzle of exsistance (well, actually the
     one who does the puzzle).
    
     GameFAQS: A great gaming site.
    
     Me: For being me.
    
     You: For being you... and reading this guide.
    
     Charlie (the cat): For being my cute, furry (and aggressive) pet.
    
     Mum: For creating me.
    
     Dad: For helping create me.
    
     Sister: Yo sis!
    
     Rest of family: Mmmm... toast.
    
     Bacteria #67,980,654,234: For being one of the earliest bacteria around
    
     Bacteria 676,353,746,111,854,337,073,635...: For being inside me.
    
     The sky: For being above me as I live in Britain and thankyou for the lovely
     British weather (*ahem* SARCASM ALERT!!!).
    
     Air: For making everyone breathe.
    
     My computer: For allowing me to access Notepad.
    
     Notepad: For allowing me to type up this guide.
    
     Fishpaste: Mmmm...
    
     His Royal Majesty Sir Rossage Jameson Anderlog I of Candy Land and Mango
     allied with Beef Stake (now destroyed) and A.A. Fishmonger's enemies with
     Edlacania within Dimension 625,920 of the assasination period -
     Congratulations! You have just learnt my alien name!
    
     5...4...3...2...1...I will now explode in 5...4...3...2...1...I will now
     explode in 5...4...3...2...1...I will now (and so on)... - Congratulations
     once again! You have learnt the Farthely One's name!
    
     So... that's it! That's the whole guide written (for now)! So, hope you liked
     it and to all a happy old goodnight (the following dot I do slowly and with
     great pride).