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

#45 sam cook 19:34:05 02/11/2006
I really loved destroying Ripto, Gulp and Crush! Getting all
Sixty-four orbs is easy! Paying moneybags $ one-thousand
is really wierd-trust me! I like dragon shores and all the portals-
including Riptos arena,Gulps overlook and Crushes dungeon!
#44 Dragginwings 01:25:21 14/10/2006
Yeah. smilie My dad plays DOOM 2 (not doom 3 cuz the computer wont work w/ it) (and doom is the ONLY game he plays) and he says that when the guy dies, he has a blood- curdling scream!! I've never heard it though. smilie Its hard to get my dad to laugh at a video game, and only gtg, std, yotd,and aht made him laugh! I like it in aht when you, as any character, attack the wall!! He HE HA HAAA!!!
#43 Bianca 11:16:30 10/10/2006
Almost all cartoon-like games are like that. Only the realistic games don't have funny deaths. smilie
#42 ih8u2 01:39:18 26/09/2006
smilie! That's so sadistic, but yeah, some of the painful deaths are kinda funny somehow, in a cartoony way.
#41 Dragginwings 21:44:05 10/09/2006
I LOVE dis game its sooo funny!! I like when you die in lava!! And when you stand in front of gulp n gulp smashes you-it shows you flat!! it is sooo funny!! HEEE HEEE HEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#40 artiste_violet 00:57:23 06/09/2006
To bianca: i think Ripto is immortal or somethin' 'cause he has been defeated like 5 times! (GTG , ETD, F, A, SOF )
#39 Dragginwings 16:56:47 04/09/2006
I dunno, Bianca. Maybe, like, 10000000000000000000000 x?
#38 spyroandsparx 18:39:46 03/09/2006
Hey don't ask me Bianca I don't even have a game that has Ripto in it! I wish I could get all the Spyro games. WWWWAAAAHHHH!!!!
#37 Bianca 06:40:48 03/09/2006
Just how many times can Ripto resist death anyway?!
#36 Bianca 03:13:01 26/08/2006
Maybe the makers did that on purpose? smilie
#35 Dragginwings 22:41:45 23/08/2006
OK..I feel STUPID posting this... but you can see Ripto's face in the flame by Spyro.
#34 Bianca 10:30:53 22/08/2006
You've got a third back-up in that Spyrofan123.
#33 Dragginwings 20:31:36 19/08/2006
Same here.
#32 Spyrofan123 19:43:23 07/08/2006
I'm in America, and i like the Ripto's Rage cover. Its much better. I dont' really like the other one, although i kinda like the Japanese cover. sorta.
#31 Bianca 02:09:03 06/08/2006
Hey have any of you tried swimming in mid-air? It's so cool... you guys should try it, I think it's available at Spyro 3 too somewhere...
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