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Spyro: Season of Ice DX

Hack of Spyro Advance

Description:

Spyro: Season of Ice DX is a ROM Hack of Spyro Advance for the Game Boy Advance, that uses the English retranslation hack (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/6421/) as a base.

In addition to the benefits that the above re-translation offers, DX also adjusts several aspects of the game to provide a smoother gameplay experience:

  • The Fairy Requirement to reach the Final Boss (Grendor’s Lair 2) has been adjusted so that the player no longer needs every fairy in the game. Now, only 90 fairies are needed, meaning Grendor can be defeated and the game can be finished with just 91. Three lines of Bianca’s dialog have been adjusted to accommodate this change.
  • All maps in the game have been adjusted to mark the location of all Flammable Objects with an ‘X’. Due to the objects resetting upon death, this makes hunting them in one go significantly less tedious.
  • In addition to the above change, all Fairy Home Worlds now mark the entrances to other areas with portal graphics (ripped from the sequel Spyro: Season of Flame). This makes locating all level entrances easier.
  • Suzan’s dialog in Lava Prairie has been adjusted to make mention of the map feature, and to explain the purpose of the ‘X’s.
  • The Professor’s dialog for the ‘Halt the Honey-Making’ task in Honey Marsh has been adjusted to be more specific as to what the player needs to do. The previous hint towards charging was somewhat misleading, as it could cause the bees to despawn if they fell too far behind.
  • Minor grammatical fixes in several pieces of dialog.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Spyro Advance (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20210227-023848)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: B6C54447B0256A6E0CA0B6D3DC6FAAE1C1DF54D7
  • File/ROM CRC32: 42DD5DD9

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
RayCarrotOriginal HackingPrimary Hacking, Graphic Importing
Cornholio309Original WorkText Editing, Graphical Editing

User Review Information

By far, the definitive way to play Season of Ice

Reviewed By: Saxdude26 on 25 Jan 2023

Wow, what can I say.

I thought the JP version additions in the BASE translation improved so much - menu saving, map - but going the extra mile to tidy up the game, and ease on the final boss requirements?!

Words fail me. The 100% hurdle was the breaking point for nearly everyone I’ve asked when it comes to finishing this game, and on that alone I’d happily recommend this version, but so many little changes throughout make the experience the best it has ever been,

THIS is the way to enjoy the first GBA Spyro, no question. Fantastic work.

Version 1.01 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
By far, the definitive way to play Season of IceSaxdude2625 Jan 20231.01Yes
Very nice improvementGrayFoxNinja28 Mar 20221.01Yes
Solid upgradeEvilJagaGenius22 Feb 20221.01Yes