Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer


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Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer, or as it's also known, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, was the second Spyro game to appear. And as with Spyro the Dragon, this was a PlayStation exclusive.

This second game in the original trilogy, takes Spyro from his home in the Dragon Realms, to a distant unknown land of Avalar. Here Spyro meets plenty of new friends as well as some enemies too. He also learns some brand new moves to boot.

European Union 05/11/99 North America 02/11/99 Japan 16/03/00

The Story

Here's the official word on the story from the SpyrotheDragon.com website:

Spyro decided to take a holiday to Dragon Shores. He invited his best friend Sparx to join him and together the duo soared through a magic gateway, off for a well-earned vacation. They were going to rest up from their victory over Gnasty Gnorc in their first adventure. But fate was about to throw a wrench in their travel plans.

Far away, the bitter and twisted Ripto, a dinosaur-riding troublemaker, along with his henchmen Crush and Gulp, had taken control of the beautiful land of Avalar. Ripto was a classic example of the "Napoleon Complex" - a little guy who felt he must take on the world - frustrated, short tempered and spiteful. Having stolen a magic sceptre, he was using his new-found power to pick on everyone and generally spoil the peace and quiet of Avalar. He was making life miserable with his magical spells...

The Controls

All controls are the same whatever level you are in, and here they all are:

XJump. Press again when in the air to glide.
TriangleLook around in front of you/Stop glide (when gliding)
R1/L1Spin camera Right/Left
R2/L2Spin camera right/left
STARTAccess the pause menu
SELECTView Gems, Lives, Kills and Collection
D-Pad/Left Analog StickMove around
L1+L2+R1+R2Sparx will point at the closest gem
X then TrianglePeform Headbash (Only works if you've bought the skill)

The gems have changed a little from the previous game. They are now more shaped then before and one has been changed colour completely.

Gem ColourGem Value

They also now come in different containers. Flamable Baskets, Chargeable Vases, Exploding Vases, Unbreakable Chests, Headbash Chests and just lying about on the floor. You will no longer get gems from killing things as they will only release Spirit Particles now.

Gameplay Basics

Here are a few things that you should know before playing this game:

  • You are in a different world than in Spyro the Dragon, and as such, all the creatures you will meet are new
  • When you kill something, no longer will it spew a gem, it will release a spirit particle. This life force can activate a powerup when you reach a certain number of kills in that level
  • No more Dragon freeing, here you collect Talismen and Orbs
  • All butterflies will now be eaten by Sparx, whether or not he's hungry
  • There is now a special blue butterfly which both fully heals Sparx and gives Spyro an extra life
  • You will be set many challenges in the game to earn the Orbs
  • Due to this, the citizens of Avalar are a lot more talkative then anyone in the Dragon Realms

Now it's time to get started with the game:
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#16 Spyro 1 fan 16:35:21 24/05/2014
Emily I cant finish the game ether I relly finish it though.
#15 SirFortesque90 16:53:43 08/02/2014
@Skyhunter but the game remains the same....
#14 Skyhunter 18:29:08 01/12/2012
There's no difference. It's just a different name.
#13 spyroisthebest8 21:48:41 02/06/2012
whats the diffeerence between riptos rage and gateway to gimmer? i have ripto's rage
#12 Purple 20:31:26 12/01/2012
i liked this game! it was really fun to me!
#11 x-jemzies-x 16:39:37 18/08/2008
hey i just wanna say thnx for helping me n my bro out on the professors pencil orb we have been stuck on that one for ages ....your a legend cheers xx
#10 SD-King 00:32:22 16/07/2008
Your wrong about the game being 'unfair' because it's just because your not trying enough.If the game was unfair I wouldn't be playing this game still.
#9 Emily 15:30:30 26/06/2008
the walk trough is great but i cant complete the game its not fair.
one ov da best agmes eva
anyone with the flying cheat email.me at hunnybunny1412@hotmail.co.uk thankz
#8 jason 11:59:10 24/06/2008
i have completed the game
#7 paddy 05:28:53 08/05/2008
1 of da best games eva

(i think spyro year of dragon is beta)
#6 Jorma 12:18:58 27/11/2007
****ing good game
#5 SpyroGamer 09:55:37 17/07/2007
Japance case is disgust !!!
#4 Spyro Fan 20:05:28 04/07/2007
i really like this walkthrough - i'll use it when i get stuck on sumin!
#3 yeshima 23:59:48 11/05/2007
there is this game that is so hard and scary
#2 Mark 19:28:49 09/03/2007
I think this is a really godd game to collecct gems and stuff really wicked stuff to be onet
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