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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

#1650 JamesFakeman 20:41:38 12/09/2014
This game never gets old! Simply the best Spyro game ever and overall best game ever! I'm redoing the game and it's just as fun as always!
#1649 shadowstarcat 03:36:46 11/09/2014
Hmm, I have Gateway to Glimmer smilie
#1648 xDouble Trouble 16:46:25 09/09/2014
V America had a different title, I think it was called Ripto's Rage instead of Gateway to Glimmer for some reason
#1647 Jaggedstar 16:20:22 29/08/2014
v bc 'Murica
#1646 shadowstarcat 07:19:46 16/08/2014
Why is there two titles for the game?
#1645 uttster13 00:54:13 09/08/2014
This topic has now been officially claimed by Ripto. Thank you for your participation in our domination plan.
#1644 owen4402 03:14:16 05/08/2014
My file on this game got corrupted and I got SOO mad
#1643 Ruler of all 00:53:46 03/08/2014
Am I the only one who thinks the red warlocks from cloud temples is kinda creepy
#1642 xDouble Trouble 21:28:15 28/07/2014
I loved playing the first three Spyro games as a kid!
#1641 willspyro 19:35:26 01/07/2014
just beat this game yesterday smilie
#1639 willspyro 19:11:38 22/06/2014
I need to play this game again
#1638 Stella 23:50:58 31/05/2014
I just have to finish a level 100% if I don't then I feel weird.
#1637 spyrothe111 04:16:27 31/05/2014
Same here, I usually don't like to leave a level unless I've fully completed it; unless I'm forced to backtrack. smilie
#1636 shadowstarcat 06:14:56 30/05/2014
I have a thing about completing every level 100% during the game.
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