Spyro: Season of Ice ('スパイロ アドバンス Spyro Advance'' in Japanese) is the first Spyro game not developed by Insomniac Games and to appear on the Game Boy Advance. The Japanese release of the game was published and distributed by Konami who are known for producing the Castlevania and Contra series.


Season of Ice serves an alternate sequel to Spyro: Year of the Dragon, taking place after the defeat of the Sorceress.[1]


After the defeat of the Sorceress, many of her old Rhynoc minions were left out of work or had to take less-than-ideal day jobs. None more so than Grendor, the Rhynoc librarian at the Grand Central Dragon Realms library. A small, meek figure, Grendor never made the cut into the Rhynoc army and desperately longed for a career change. One day, Bianca spent a few hours in the library researching ideal vacation spots for a trip she was planning for Spyro, Hunter and herself. With all the travel books, Bianca mistakenly left the Sorceress's Spell book behind. Finding the book, Grendor is inspired by an ingenious plan. Flipping through the pages, he finds himself a transformation spell to change his meager frame into a towering mass of muscle and brainpower! Wasting no more time, he read the spell aloud; too hasty even to notice the book was turned upside down. Grendor wound up with bulk and brainpower alright, but in the form of two heads, and a migraine in both of his thick skulls. Frantically, Grendor searched for some way out of his terrible predicament, finding only one antidote listed in the appendix.... the wings of 100 magical fairies. Grendor captures Zoe and casts a magical spell, freezing the fairies in place throughout all the Fairy Realms. Using her last bit of magic, Zoe the fairy sends a frantic message to the only one who can help them...[1]

The camera zooms in to see Spyro, Hunter and Bianca relaxing on a beach somewhere, probably Dragon Shores, when Hunter suddenly sees something in the sky. Hunter thinks it's a flying sheep saucer but Spyro recognizes it as a balloon. Bianca catches it and reads the note attached to it. The note is from Zoe and reads: "Dear Spyro, I'm using every last drop of my magic to send you this message. Someone has cast a powerful spell over the Fairy World and, freezing fairies in Ice Crystals. And we can't get out! Now, the Rhynocs are back and collecting fairies one by one. I wish I knew what they were up to. Please come back before it's too late." Spyro decides to go help the fairies and Bianca says she'll go off and check her spell book for something to help. Hunter mentions that she hasn't been carrying the Spell Book for a few days which is news to Bianca but she finds out that she no longer has it on her. She realizes that she must have left it in the library when she got the travel book for their vacation. As she sets off to find her book, Hunter, Spyro and Sparx head off to help the fairies.

Worlds and Levels

Autumn Fairy Home

Winter Fairy Home

Spring Fairy Home

Summer Fairy Home



  1. 1.0 1.1 Spyro: Season of Ice Manual, page 8 and 9
Spyro: Season of Ice
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sparx
Non-playable characters
Hunter - Zoe - Bianca - Moneybags - Professor
Autumn Fairy Home - Winter Fairy Home - Spring Fairy Home - Summer Fairy Home
Market Mesa - Lava Prairie - Mermaid Coast - Hummingbird Fort - Panda Gardens - Honey Marsh
Time Machine Lab - Roman City - Twilight Bulb Factory - Dusty Trails - Star Park - Grendor's Lair
Stone Age Speedway - Ice Age Speedway - Aqua Age Speedway - Space Age Speedway
Boss Arenas
Grendor's Lair
Sparx Areas
Ant Farm - Wasp City - Caterpillar Gardens - Beetle Burrows
Fairies - Rhynocs -Gems
Console games
Spyro the Dragon - Ripto's Rage!/Gateway To Glimmer - Year of the Dragon - Enter the Dragonfly
A Hero's Tail - Reignited Trilogy
Handheld games
Season of Ice - Season of Flame - Attack of the Rhynocs - Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy - Shadow Legacy
The Legend of Spyro series
A New Beginning - The Eternal Night - Dawn of the Dragon - Cancelled 3D Movie
Skylanders series
Spyro's Adventure - Skylanders Academy (TV series)
Mobile Games
Spyro - Spyro: Ripto Quest - Spyro the Dragon
Skylanders: The Machine of Doom - Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters
Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master - Skylanders: Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen
Skylanders: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard - Skylanders: Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon
Skylanders: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos - Skylanders: Return of the Dragon King
Skylanders: Spyro & Friends
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