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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

#75 artiste_violet 12:35:32 04/12/2006
well im a Canadian and I've never seen a spyro plushie in storessmilie
#74 Lover of Spyro 06:59:03 04/12/2006
well they still sell them there, but if u live in the U.S then u won't b able to get one!(why is just about every one on this site American!!!???!!!)
#73 Miyuki 20:23:29 03/12/2006
i realy want one!!!!!!! lol
#72 Lover of Spyro 19:31:27 03/12/2006
i got 2 of mine from ingamels maket in Skegness
#71 Miyuki 19:28:49 03/12/2006
lol i want one. badly haha
#70 Lover of Spyro 10:53:11 03/12/2006
*sad violin playing* awwwwww, i feel so sorry 4 u!
#69 Bianca 08:35:56 03/12/2006
Lucky you, I don't even have a single one.
#68 Lover of Spyro 07:08:05 03/12/2006
i sleep with all of them!!!!
#67 Lover of Spyro 07:07:47 03/12/2006
oh!i got 5!i got a big one, a tiny one, and the others are the same size as the real spyro on 4 legs!
#66 Miyuki 22:49:33 02/12/2006
yeah same...smilie
#65 artiste_violet 21:52:50 02/12/2006
I wish I had a spyro toy...smilie
#64 Miyuki 20:11:52 02/12/2006
i had a spyro toy once and then i lost it =[ =[ =[ =[
#63 Lover of Spyro 08:36:11 02/12/2006
WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ANY MORE???!!!???oh!and i got a question about the site,why is it called "dark" spyro?cos he is'nt dark and he iss'nt on the dark side!!!(just a bit confused!)
#62 Lover of Spyro 16:14:57 01/12/2006
#61 Lover of Spyro 16:14:33 01/12/2006
hey!i wont b able to talk to u lot on Mondat,Tuesday of Wednesday!(cos i'm going t Robin Wood with my school!)by!by!
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