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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

#90 Lover of Spyro 15:19:41 26/12/2006
were did u get it frm?!?!
#89 Miyuki 15:32:50 25/12/2006
i feel so happy too!!! haha. i also have a spyro shirt now...im actually wearing it this very moment. it is beautiful. =D
#88 Lover of Spyro 14:16:16 24/12/2006
i feel soo happy 4 u!
#87 Miyuki 03:08:59 24/12/2006
i got a spyro plushie while i was in the hospital. its the cutest thing!! (FINALLY!!!!! CHA-CHINGGG!!!)
#86 Lover of Spyro 20:01:06 22/12/2006
luv it!
#85 Dragginwings 23:32:45 20/12/2006
I have one too. So, what do you think of this game, Mel?
#84 Mel 17:12:55 18/12/2006
I have the cutest Spyro plushie!!! *huggles Spyro plushie* the sad thing was I found it in a charity shop. Who in their right mind would give away an adorable Spyro toy??? smilie
#83 Lover of Spyro 19:45:07 12/12/2006
ha!ha!(soz!) i'm in luv with spyro!
#82 hunty 18:06:22 12/12/2006
i luv spyro but i can't get past ripto because i can't get there
#81 Lover of Spyro 16:07:49 10/12/2006
aaawwww! my ANB broke and i was crying for ages!(don't think about laughing!) but i'm buying my own tmorrow at meadowhall after skool!!!!!
#80 Miyuki 16:53:23 09/12/2006
lol at least im right...omfg my gtg broke!!! i have to get a new one!!! i was sooo mad!!
#79 Lover of Spyro 06:37:00 07/12/2006
oh yeah! i get u now!
#78 Miyuki 19:28:18 06/12/2006
from gtg i think with the baby turtles in sunny beach (right??)
#77 Lover of Spyro 19:21:29 06/12/2006
what chef person?!?
#76 Bianca 07:41:12 06/12/2006
I like the cook guy with the turtles...he's fun to beat up since his chef hat falls on his face!
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