Spyro: Season of Ice
|Spyro: Season of Ice|
Also known as: Spyro Advance (JP)
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Spyro's first handheld adventure. A two-headed Rhynoc named Grendor has kidnapped all of the fairies of the land! Of course, Spyro is the only one that actually does anything about it...
With most, if not all, games, it's a matter of course that the Japanese release will always have a very different-looking title screen. Spyro: Season of Ice is no exception.
The main characters have completely different models used for the game's cutscenes. Strangely, the red balloon from the intro cutscene has eyes. For no reason.
Some of the characters now have different designs for their icons as well. Hunter's icon is easily the most changed of the lot. Bianca, as with the cutscenes, just has bigger eyes and more rounded cheeks. Moneybags looks a little more sinister compared to his international design. And the blue fairy has been changed to look more like it does in the overworld, with icy-blue skin. The design for the fireflies from Twilight Bulb Factory and the Professor have also been overhauled. The rest have few changes, usually to make them look directly at the screen.
Market Mesa Llamas
The sprites for the Llamas in Market Mesa have been completely redone. They now look much better, with smoother animation. Additionally, the llama's rotation is messed up in the international version. As a result, their rotation always stops at their sides, never showing their fronts. This is fixed in the Japanese version.
There's probably a lot more than this...
- Pressing Select in the international version opens the Atlas. In the Japanese version, it brings up a map of the entire stage, which is infinitely more useful.
- A lot of the gems have been moved around.
- Grendor's angry growl when he gets hit has been replaced with the same roar as the Yeti from Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!.