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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

#1575 SuperSpyroFan 19:27:33 19/08/2013
@Vaporeon260: I love the classic Spyro games; from Spyro the Dragon to A Hero's Tail.
#1574 Vaporeon260 07:31:48 17/08/2013
I like classic spyro games
#1573 BTDiamonds 06:15:18 16/08/2013
Definitely one of the best Spyro games of all time! smilie
#1572 Jaggedstar 10:54:18 15/08/2013
#1571 TorchSheep 07:04:48 15/08/2013
This game is near perfection. 10/10!
#1570 Sweetdinogirl 16:54:56 14/08/2013
this was my first spyro gam and it started a life long love for spyro and dragons
#1569 willspyro 15:15:14 11/08/2013
this game was very awesome smilie
#1568 spyrothe111 22:26:50 10/08/2013
Spyroooooo is fantastic.
#1567 SuperSpyroFan 10:24:43 09/08/2013
Spyroooooo is sexy.
#1566 Jaggedstar 17:54:53 08/08/2013
Spyroooooo is amazing
#1565 Cynderstar12 09:06:58 04/08/2013
As some of you might know... I used to really not like this game opposed to GWTG and YOTD
But now I really like it since I got my emulator up and running and I can play all three classics again!!! smilie
#1564 SuperSpyroFan 06:05:57 01/08/2013
Jaggedstar: That's 'cos he is a little Goonro, a little cuddly wuddly one.
#1563 Jaggedstar 22:44:47 30/07/2013
Every time I see Spyro I think of Goonro. Thanks SSF smilie
#1562 SuperSpyroFan 06:51:55 24/07/2013
@spyrothe11: I managed to get all the skill points in this game, but I only bothered to do it once. Haven't got them all in 3 though, just a few of them.
#1561 spyrothe111 22:36:06 23/07/2013
I finally got all of the skill points in this game!
The epilogue was hilarious! smilie

Now I fully completed all 3 classic Spyro games! smilie

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