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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

#1635 Stella 07:16:48 26/05/2014
This was a great spyro game, I like how at the end you get your money back, to make it fair from what moneybags did!
#1634 Spyro 1 fan 16:26:46 24/05/2014
Spyro Lover122 that is so true! I hate that moneybag guy! I love the game though.
#1633 Jaggedstar 04:54:26 17/05/2014
Sorry, users, I would love to allow you to post here..but not as much as I'd love to take your treasure.
#1632 Alydol 21:37:16 16/05/2014
This is a great game the only problem is that money bags is a ripoff totally smilie And this is what moneybags thinks of ALWAYS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
#1631 Hawaii Five o 02:32:33 11/05/2014
I loved these old spyro games. Only thing I hated was money bags showing up all over the place stuffing his nose up your gems smilie
#1630 whirlwind fan 01:15:01 06/05/2014
#1629 SuperSpyroFan 08:17:05 04/05/2014
Well you're not going to spend your gems on anything else at least.
#1628 Spyro Lover122 22:40:33 02/05/2014
I LOVED it so much!!! The only thing that annoyed me of course was Moneybags! He is everywhere! You have to run around getting 500 gems just to go underwater!!!!! Other than that, I really enjoyed the game! smilie
#1627 Jaggedstar 11:08:40 24/04/2014
#1626 whirlwind fan 02:16:02 19/04/2014
Moneybags is everywhere... smilie
#1625 Rattlebuckler 14:58:57 16/04/2014
this game was one of my favorite spyro games besides seaons of ice
#1624 gnarlytreesnex 01:05:57 14/04/2014
Even though I never played this game I'm sure it was awesome
#1623 SuperSpyroFan 11:56:04 13/04/2014
My favourite PS1 game of them all.
#1622 willspyro 17:51:54 12/04/2014
ah, this game, it's so awesome
#1621 SuperSpyroFan 20:50:29 11/04/2014
Has anyone got trouble with the trolley?

I never realised how quickly you can complete this game without 100&-ing each level. I'm going to try the other like this now. The last time I played Spyro without fully getting everything was when I was a kid. But I always got stuck on a certain part of a level, or a boss.
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