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

#1665 SuperSpyroFan 21:38:58 30/01/2015
Thumbs Up.
#1664 whirlwind fan 11:16:40 28/01/2015
Best Spyro Game.
No doubt.
Thumbs up if you agree.
#1663 SuperSpyroFan 17:10:56 25/01/2015
@willspyro: Definitely.
#1662 willspyro 01:42:18 24/01/2015
This game ftw
#1661 JamesFakeman 21:33:06 27/11/2014
I Made Up a Difficult Challenge for this game which i call the "Spyro 2 Master Challenge"! Here are the rules

-You must reach the Ripto boss fight without taking hit in the entire game
-You can only collect 200 gems in one level! If it's beyond 200 you must avoid the other gems
-You must start the game with 0 lives and no sparx
-If there is a challenge with 2 orbs you can only get the first one
-You have to skip all speedways

Try it people!

I tried the challenge and i reached Breeze Harbor! I died in a very stupid way!

I tried the challenge and i reached Breeze Harbor! My death was hillarious! The catapult didn't launched me to the ship and i fell down to the bottomless pit xD
#1660 SuperSpyroFan 09:59:44 10/11/2014
I know a classic when I see one, and this is definitely one.
I've been a big fan of Spyro since I was five, I adore the character.

Lol, my opinion is the complete opposite. DERP smilie
#1659 Greeble 16:12:14 20/10/2014
I wasn't very impressed with this, compared with the first game.

I'm an old school gamer, so i know a classic when i see one and this won't be one.

It's like any game series, you have good games and bad games, this was one of the ones in the middle for me.

I've never really been a huge Spyro fan, but it was a good idea at the time, and the series as a whole has proven it can be included among other classic series, such as Sonic, Mario & Zelda among others.
#1658 spyrothe111 01:29:25 14/10/2014
The demo version of Spyro: Year of The Dragon was the first time I've played Spyro too! smilie
#1657 jayjayxo 17:12:15 12/10/2014
I've never owned the game, but I downloaded it from the PlayStation Network Store on my PS3. When I downloaded it, it was actually my first time playing the game. The first game from the Spyro series I played was Year of The Dragon, but that was a demo version when I owned the first Sony PlayStation then it got thrown away, but overall I really love this game.
#1656 wreckingballbob 12:47:04 12/10/2014
People have their own opinions.
#1655 spyrothe111 22:10:48 05/10/2014
Baby Turtles! smilie

Sunny Beach FTW!
#1654 Jaggedstar 17:13:59 29/09/2014
I love this game so much~
#1653 SkylandersGamer 14:37:36 29/09/2014
V um actaully Spyro: Year Of The Dragon is the best Spyro game and The Legend
V Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time is the best game ever not lieing
#1652 shadowstarcat 11:56:57 22/09/2014
V I wish i could just 'play it', but I cant without leaving the PS on cause I have a
#1651 xDouble Trouble 22:03:54 12/09/2014
V Same here smilie
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