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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

#1590 SuperSpyroFan 06:16:15 07/10/2013
@Spyrocoutre01: You've only just bought this game? Wow, hope you enjoy it. It's one of the best games to get for the PlayStation, what level are you up to so far? It's got quite a lot of content for a PS1 game don't you think?
#1589 Spyrocouture01 03:10:22 07/10/2013
Just purchased this game. It's so very fun! Good graphic too.
#1588 SuperSpyroFan 10:06:21 06/10/2013
@LoneWolf: Are you talking about the wall in Summer Forest where Moneybags is guarding and won't lower it down until you pay him? If so, then that's Aquaria Towers, and if you talk to Moneybags after lowering the wall, Moneybags says something like "What? So it's not the portal to Dragon Shores, Aquaria Towers is still a lovely place though, why I have a home there myself" So that could imply that Spyro thought that Dragon Shores was going to be there. To be honest as a kid, I thought something special, or unique would be there, not a portal of any kind, but some type of power-up. But no, it's just Moneybags conning you into thinking it's better than it is.
#1587 LoneWolf 02:44:34 01/10/2013
TorchSheep i though it was another world
#1586 spyrothe111 00:29:21 01/10/2013
This was the first game I ever got a 100% on. smilie
#1585 TorchSheep 16:16:25 27/09/2013
A powerup gate that lets you permanently keep the ability to shoot fire balls, as oppose to just breathing fire.
#1584 LoneWolf 16:59:05 20/09/2013
whats on the other side of the wall when u get everything
#1583 SuperSpyroFan 09:28:27 15/09/2013
@Ruler of all: Toss a coin over it, and see where your destiny takes you.
#1582 Ruler of all 19:25:08 14/09/2013
Should I get this game or YOTD?
#1581 Jaggedstar 18:14:11 12/09/2013
I rate this game 5 stars every week smilie
#1580 hunter500 18:21:09 08/09/2013
I love this game.
#1579 Sweetdinogirl 15:37:28 07/09/2013
I love the game but I can't get into dragon shores
Can anyone help me?
#1578 PhotonTH 05:17:10 07/09/2013
Dat Japanese box art
#1577 PhotonTH 00:45:03 06/09/2013
I dont have a Sony console so I cant comment
#1576 TorchSheep 10:16:19 22/08/2013
The classic games are still the best games I've ever played. (Alongside the Paper Mario games smilie)

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