Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage


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Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer

Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer

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.

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer Spyro X Sparx: Tondemo Tours
North America Nov 2nd 1999 European Union Nov 5th 1999 Japan Mar 16th 2000

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 Talismans 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:
Summer Forest

#1560 SuperSpyroFan 21:15:31 18/07/2013
@Triggerhappy124: You mean, Auric is like Moneybags, not the other way round as Moneybags came first, lol.
#1559 hotfizzygiant 19:04:48 18/07/2013
#1558 SuperSpyroFan 09:28:32 18/07/2013
I prefer the 2nd.
#1557 Prototype2FTW 18:46:52 17/07/2013
Spyro 2 was da bomb! But I still preferred the 3rd to the franchise!
#1556 Jaggedstar 22:46:45 12/07/2013
vAha, lol!! smilie
#1555 SuperSpyroFan 20:40:42 12/07/2013
I recently played this game again, and my Dad said to me "You don't get bored of this game do you?" And I was like "No, gimmie my Goonro now."
#1554 Jaggedstar 20:22:09 05/07/2013
vSwim Underwater
#1553 Triggerhappy124 02:18:54 29/06/2013
Yeah... I kinda like auric and moneybags, but they can be annoying (in the most sarcastic voice possible): "sorry spyro, I'd LOVE to teach you how to ___ but not as much as I'd LOOOVE taking your TREASURE.."
#1552 TorchSheep 20:23:15 28/06/2013
Auric was most likely a reference to Moneybags, although it's not been confirmed.
#1551 Triggerhappy124 02:13:20 28/06/2013
moneybags is sorta like auric in skylanders... probably not a coincidence
#1550 TorchSheep 21:48:04 25/06/2013
My favorite game right here, folks. ._.
#1549 Firesfrost 00:19:53 17/06/2013
V I know right?
#1548 Jaggedstar 18:41:45 14/06/2013
vOh, you mean Aquaria Towers? The sharks freaked me out smilie
#1547 Firesfrost 15:57:13 13/06/2013
Haha, I remeber when I was little, the one where there are seahorses and you have to fill the place with water because the bad guys turned it off, always scared me. I was terrified of getting eaten by the sharks, so I always had my dad get rid of the sharks for me. I totally love this game, and now, the level that I used to be scared of is one of my favorite levels.
#1546 ThroneOfMalefor 02:28:15 13/06/2013
My favorite game! The orbs! smilie

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