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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

#105 Lover of Spyro 08:55:24 06/01/2007
i hate smilie
#104 BlueGiraffe 19:06:33 03/01/2007
I've just finished this game for the 4th timesmilie
#103 Lover of Spyro 10:00:44 02/01/2007
its always easy the 2nd time though!!!
#102 Miyuki 23:58:28 01/01/2007
ohh a heros tail wasnt that bad
#101 Lover of Spyro 09:14:03 01/01/2007
well i got stuk on AHT wen i 1st got it on the bit on the poles in Sunken Ruins!
#100 Miyuki 17:47:25 31/12/2006
which ones? very curious. =]
#99 Lover of Spyro 14:28:29 31/12/2006
i'm very good at games!i do admit i woz stuk on a couple of bits in a couple of games!
#98 Jay 06:54:47 31/12/2006
I had heaps of trouble on that too
#97 Miyuki 03:57:33 31/12/2006
depends on who you are...if your a spyro wiz its easy but if your like me you're good with most spyro but you struggle with some things...im having trouble with the second dinosaur egg hatching thing in skelos badlands.
#96 Lover of Spyro 10:47:43 30/12/2006
all the games r easy!
#95 Jay 21:43:05 29/12/2006
I love spyro I think that compared to return of the dragonfly and Heros tail this is the easiest game ever
#94 Lover of Spyro 09:31:09 29/12/2006
i think the opesite
#93 BlueGiraffe 15:40:06 28/12/2006
I <3 Spyro!!! The first game, Spyro the Dragon, wasn't that great but I think that Gateway to Glimmer is the best Spyro game by far. I also have 2 for the xbox; Hero's Tail and A New Beginning but to be honest, they're really rubbish compared to the originals.
#92 Lover of Spyro 11:36:46 27/12/2006
i'll try it
#91 Miyuki 02:01:48 27/12/2006
ebay...its amazing you type in spyro the dragon and you get games, merch...its great.

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