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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

#1680 Bowser64DS 13:03:12 22/12/2015
[youtube][/youtube]I can still remember how I always enjoyed playing this game on my PS1
#1679 SuperSpyroFan 00:56:36 06/12/2015
Not many PS1 games control very well, but this is one of those few games that still holds up. The first Spyro game feels a little odd, sort of floaty, but this one fixes that. And the swimming, I've never known a game that makes this feel so easy, and fun. I mean, Tomb Raider sort of comes close, but even then, it's clunkier than Spyro.
#1678 IJAITEE31TNT 02:37:08 05/12/2015
The best part is the controls.
#1677 Jaggedstar 12:59:00 24/08/2015
Nostalgia attack
#1676 Blue egg theif 13:08:41 28/07/2015
I remember this game and godly glitch called double jump glitch.
#1675 PopFizzMagic 00:46:41 17/07/2015
Spyro FTW!
#1674 Alydol 03:10:23 26/05/2015
You know what, spyro and cynder should make more of the games, just them!

smilie and smilie just the amazing, no smilie or smilie

smilie wooooo just Spyro only spyro and Cynder
#1673 spyro and sonic 18:40:27 29/04/2015
This is the one Spyro game I know so well I could beat it in my sleep.
#1672 whirlwind fan 00:50:14 08/04/2015
V I think most of us have, already. smilie It's so addicting and it's the best Spyro game, IMO.
#1670 PopFizzMagic 13:24:56 22/03/2015
best one no doubt
#1669 SuperSpyroFan 15:48:53 09/03/2015
@whirlwind fan: Yep, it is. There's not many games I like to replay over and over, and still get the same amount of satisfaction from; to me anyway.
#1668 whirlwind fan 09:31:21 09/03/2015
Most enjoyable, awesome game EVER.
#1667 spyrothe111 01:15:09 26/02/2015
"Trouble with the trolley, eh?"
#1666 Cynderstar12 12:14:06 31/01/2015
This game is literally so perfect, I love everything about it.
I really wish Spyro could go back to having his own game; true that it's nice to still have him around for after such a long time but he's not the focal point of Skylander's anymore because there are loads of other characters- I missed him being his own character going on his own adventures.
My childhood was literally sitting in front of my tiny TV for hours, perched on the end of my bed and playing this game religiously.
Wish it could be like that again.
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