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#1 Feb 20, 2014 6:28 AM

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old collection of glitches in this game

i've been going through some boxes in my house lately, and i found some old notebooks, which made me remember the pages my mom and i filled with all the things that went wrong with Spyro 3 while playing it. we're talking two and a half pages of content here, folks. some of them are well-known now, and are rather infamous in the Spyro community, while i've *never* seen some of them in other places. things with the *** symbols have notes at the bottom in the spoiler, check them out for more info.

Gek, if you remember me mentioning this, this is the stuff i found in that notebook.

i'm going to write them as they're written, except to correct some misspellings and such. i would really like to know if anyone else has ever experienced the Crawdad Farm one.

- Dino Mines: swim in air

- Bamboo Terrace: head guy ***

- Spooky Swamp: 2 gems extra

- Seashell Shore: saying mistake *** + no timing [both in Sheila's area]

- Dino Mines: completion, but it said 0%

- Seashell Shore: *** no start button or select, no Sparx, fell through water and was walking like on land, can't move

- Bamboo Terrace: missing egg thief

- Buzz's Dungeon: wrong sound, shorter attack than normal

- Enchanted Towers: failing rocket

- Enchanted Towers: skateboard area - no correct points

- Evening Lake - delayed frogs

- Enchanted Towers *** - wrong score record (skateboard) + [normal] area, wrong attack

- Agent 9's Lab - said we already had egg, but we didn't

- Cloud Spires - missing guy, but no gem

- Cloud Spires - wouldn't give extra life for butterflies

- Buzz's Dungeon - Buzz flies back farther than usual

- Midday Gardens - flamed, but O wasn't pressed ***

- Spooky Swamp - couldn't move for a second

- Midday Gardens - "completion, but said noncompletion"

- Molten Crater - even though gotten, 2 things still missing ***

- Frozen Alters - nonexistent blue triangle ***

- Spooky Swamp - float on egg ***

- Spooky Swamp - lobster on bull's-eye*** but he didn't leave when we destroyed it, he floated

- Crawdad Farm: laser from nowhere ***

- Midnight Mountain: freed Agent 9, i came out of rocket

- Evening Lake: after doing Fireworks Factory, there were hardly any frogs in the homeworld.

***

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1. Bamboo Terrace - ? maybe this will mean something to somebody else, if they've experienced a glitch that has to do with this.

2. Seashell Shore - mixed up dialogue?

3. Seashell Shore - it seems like we accidentally did that glitch where you "almost" die on lava. i had no idea about that at the time though.

4. Enchanted Towers - we wrote "Enchanted Towers (of course)" here. apparently Enchanted Towers really didn't like us. i don't know what "wrong attack" means.

5. Midday Gardens - what was wrong with this game?! it doesn't do stuff like this anymore!

6. Molten Crater - i don't know what the things were.

7. Frozen Altars - this is an interesting one here, folks. i'm pretty sure it was right near the beginning, where those three enemies are. if not, it had to be right above that stair there. there was just a small blue triangle floating in the air, no bigger than Spyro, at his height too. i think you could go through it, and it had no real reason for being there. then it just disappeared, i think.

8. Spooky Swamp - i guess Spyro was floating on an egg.

9. Spooky Swamp - bull's eye, that gem thing you have to headbash.

10. Crawdad Farm - my mom had just beaten Crawdad Farm, and Sparx was yellow. i wasn't there when this happened, but apparently after she beat the boss, a laser came out of one of the corners (i think) and turned Sparx blue in one hit, then turned him green in one hit.


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#2 Feb 20, 2014 3:04 PM

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

not many of these happened to me :3 ^.^ maybe that triangle comes from midnight mountain where one triangle is missing on one place

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#3 Feb 24, 2014 10:56 PM

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

didn't know where to put it, so I'll put it here
This is a glitch of my childhood :3 invisible skateboard glitch" ^.^ but it is only in the demo, not the full game

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

Gekoncze wrote:

didn't know where to put it, so I'll put it here
This is a glitch of my childhood :3 invisible skateboard glitch" ^.^ but it is only in the demo, not the full game

wait, first of all, i forgot to ask: what do you mean a triangle is missing in Midnight Mountain?

and second - the skateboard is possible in the full game smile it's harder to pull off, though.

you have to do the glitch where you "almost" die on lava, then go to the Sunny Villa skate park. (i haven't tried it in Enchanted Towers. maybe Hunter's challenge would interfere with this?) you do the course record thing, but when time is about to run out, make sure there are no walls in front of you. when the scoreboard comes up, hit X quick to get rid of it and you'll have an invisible skateboard.

the moves you do glitch up a lot. i personally get a * lot of thrash masters.

* lol, forgot to finish the sentence when i made the post.

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#5 Feb 25, 2014 7:44 AM

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

Here's the missing triangle in Midnight Mountain:

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Is the triangle in Frozen Altars always there, or was it a one time experience?

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

one time.

and it was blue (and i think transparent?)

it wouldn't have fit in with that scenery.


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double posting #yolo

i was looking at that triangle while playing Spyro 3 the other day and from what i can remember it did have about that same shape, but like i said it wouldn't have fit in at all there - it was blue.


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#8 Jul 22, 2015 10:47 AM

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

Sheep wrote:

Here's the missing triangle in Midnight Mountain:

Is the triangle in Frozen Altars always there, or was it a one time experience?

Sorry about the bump, but I wanted to point this out.

If Spyro was able to fit through there, then by getting onto the castle, then gliding onto the Desert Ruins head, you might be able to get into Agent 9's Lab without freeing him, by falling through it, then gliding into the portal from inside the level. I'm going to be testing it later today.

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

i remember using Cheat Engine to get there and i don't think i could get in. you could still try, though.

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#10 Jul 22, 2015 5:51 PM

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:

i remember using Cheat Engine to get there and i don't think i could get in. you could still try, though.

I only tried to do it once, and I know that Spyro definitely can't fit through the gap.

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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

I've never experienced any of these apart from the swim in the air glitch.
The extra two gems in Spooky Swamp, I've read about that before, are they actual gems or a glitch in gem count?

I did, however, have one bizarre experience.

In Haunted Tomb, against my better judgment, I'd busted the three gem baskets along the edge of the second room without Sparx as I'd lost him and there wasn't fodder around. The last one, a purple 5-pointer fell over the edge into the out-of-bounds.
Leaving and reentering the world nor even resetting the game respawned it. I was filled with regret and felt quite idiotic because I wasn't ignorant of this misfortune, it was one of those 'didn't believe it could happen to you until it did' things. I conceded that this would have to be my only incomplete non-speedway level.
It wasn't until after I'd cleared the main area that I'd realized how to kill the giant creatures that throw the explosives requiring me to go through it again to clear them all out for gem and I realized egg collecting. When I reached the room prior to that which contains the Tank Blast portal, something caught my eye: A purple 5-point gem was sitting on the ground at the far end of the falling rocks area next to the final giant explosive throwing creature which I could swear was out of place.
1.) I was sure all gems in that room had been in baskets. Most of them in this entire world were in baskets.
2.) In that off-the-path location and with the falling rocks creating a barrier, there was no way I could have busted a basket by accident.
But it couldn't be, there was no way it was the same purple 5-pointer I'd watched fall into the out-of-bounds clear on the end of the world.
Well, somehow, it was because a bit later I received the 700/700 pop-up.

Now, allow me to list a few other glitches not listed here.

- The swim in the air glitch exists in Bamboo Terrace. It's activated by diving at the edge of the waterfall.

- The Bamboo Terrace thief's egg can be obtained regardless of whether or not he's missing as it can be spawned underneath the platform to the left of the waterfall using the swim in the air glitch.
(Credit for to CrystalFissure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Ay-K7l6OE)

- Sgt. Byrd's Molten Crater area can be entered prematurely using the bridge stake to glide up to the ring at the top of the portal.

- Agent 9's area in Fireworks Factory can be entered prematurely by falling into the hole at the edge opposite of the portal and when Spyro's head hits the ceiling, start gliding to land on top of the portal. It's tricky but possible. 

- Bentley's area in Bamboo Terrace can be accessed prematurely by swimming in the air behind the portal in the out-of-bounds where the swirl is exposed.

- I've read that supposedly Shiela's Sunny Villa area has a premature access point as well but it was too late for me to try it.
The previously three, however, I have done myself successfully.

- In Dino Mines, the swim in the air glitch can be used to access a hidden abandoned mini-boss arena.

- In Fireworks Factory a proxy jump to the ceiling of the temple can be used to access a hidden room containing a blue butterfly.

- In Evening Lake the swim in the air glitch can be used to access the chamber where Hunter was held prisoner however regardless of whether or not you've defeated Scorch and unlocked his release, you will encounter an open, empty cage. 

(All successfully executed by me)

Pirated copies of the games are also full of exclusive glitches which are intentionally designed by Insomniac to prevent 100% game completion to discourage use.

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Dark Intentions wrote:

I've read that supposedly Shiela's Sunny Villa area has a premature access point as well but it was too late for me to try it.

yep, you have to go up the whirlwind. it's been awhile since i did this, but i think you have to charge/glide over to the grass on the right side of the portal. i don't think it'll work if you go to the left.

then just charge/glide again and go behind the portal.

that is really weird about Haunted Tomb, though. but at least it seems like they programmed a way to get the gem back. though it's weird that they didn't just move the baskets a little farther away from the edge tongue or just program the gem to reappear where it's supposed to


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Re: old collection of glitches in this game

36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:
Dark Intentions wrote:

I've read that supposedly Shiela's Sunny Villa area has a premature access point as well but it was too late for me to try it.

yep, you have to go up the whirlwind. it's been awhile since i did this, but i think you have to charge/glide over to the grass on the right side of the portal. i don't think it'll work if you go to the left.

then just charge/glide again and go behind the portal.

I'll be trying it for sure next go around. I suppose I could still try it in my current file even though I've nearly completed all worlds except for speedways, so clearly have Sheila unlocked but it wouldn't be as fun that way.

36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:

that is really weird about Haunted Tomb, though. but at least it seems like they programmed a way to get the gem back. though it's weird that they didn't just move the baskets a little farther away from the edge tongue or just program the gem to reappear where it's supposed to

There are other areas where Gem baskets or vases are sitting on an edge next to the out-of-bounds, such as in the thief area in Molten Crater and it makes me wonder if the respawning elsewhere in the area solution is present in those instances as well.

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