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

#1605 Hawaii Five o 01:06:34 16/12/2013
this one wasnt too bad but not my favorite.
#1604 TorchSheep 22:42:40 29/11/2013
I do agree with the fact it is fairly different to the first game, but disagree that it's the beginning of the 'worse games'. I believe 'Shadow Legacy' was the beginning of that trail as it tried way to hard to make the franchise something that it just wasn't, too heavily based on 'prophecy' and 'destiny' and 'martial arts' and things like that. Though it's not official, I think The Legend of Spyro franchise was slightly inspired by that games approach. If anything, I think 'Spyro 2' introduced a fantastic formula for Spro games to come that I don't think in any respect weakened the franchise at all. These are just my opinions though.
#1603 rfishi 01:21:34 20/11/2013
I think Shadow Legacy is the first one where spyro begins to drastically change
#1602 Jaggedstar 13:10:42 18/11/2013
vI agree.
#1601 rfishi 01:33:03 18/11/2013
I believe this is a great spyro game, however a start to a trail of worsening games. Don't get me wrong, I love the Spyro series, but you can notice the difference in this one compared to the first. Other characters are introduced, and later in in the series different characters (Especially in Skylanders) have just as much importance as Spyro. What happened to Spyro being the hero? Now he is simply another character in the game...
I am sure the Skylanders series has great games, but the story is rather messed up. It's not even a Spyro game anymore. Who agrees?
#1600 willspyro 20:20:10 16/11/2013
@ SuperSpyroFan: it's dragon shores smilie
#1599 Jaggedstar 04:25:45 16/11/2013
#1598 minecrafter 16:05:31 11/11/2013
I'm playing this right now.

#1597 Spyrocouture01 22:09:56 17/10/2013
Just finished the game! Right now I think it's the best game in the series. smilie
#1596 Ruler of all 19:59:50 16/10/2013
@SuperSpyroFan: K Thanks
#1595 LoneWolf 20:24:45 12/10/2013
SuperSpyroFan Crush how do u mean
#1594 SuperSpyroFan 20:39:27 10/10/2013
@LoneWolf: Crush's Dungeon.
#1593 LoneWolf 17:51:31 08/10/2013
SuperSpyroFan whats behind that door
#1592 SuperSpyroFan 09:25:35 08/10/2013
@Lone Wolf: Sunny Beach?
#1591 LoneWolf 23:03:54 07/10/2013
SuperSpyroFan barley end of the game i forget what its called something beach

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