The gameplay in Dawn of the Dragon is standard Spyro fair. Your main goal is to collect gems that you'll encounter throughout the game worlds. These gems can be used to buy upgrades (blue gems), recharge your health (red gems) or recharge your mana (green gems). You'll get them by defeating enemies, finding crystal clusters, and breaking pots in the game's worlds. Combat in the game is actually fairly involved and includes light and heavy attacks, grabs, pounds and air attacks, all of which come together in a number of combos. New to the game is the ability for the dragons to fly (they could only glide previously) which does open the game up to numerous air-based attacks. However, flying can also be a touch frustrating since invisible walls sometimes limit where you can go.