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

#120 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 23:33:19 14/02/2007
Probably should be Talismans really.
#119 Carmelita Fox 23:19:32 14/02/2007
Hey uh Dark52 shoudn't it be Tailsmens and Orbs insted of Tailsmen and Orbs?
#118 Danjcb 20:07:09 11/02/2007
Carmelita Fox! If you want to see some pink gems go to Autumn Plains, get climb ability go up and through the castle until you see a cracked wall break it with charge go through up the whirlwind then up the second whirlwind and look forwards over the edge an you will see an island in the distance glide over to it (trust me it's possible) and you will find an orb and 3 baskets with 3 pink gems in them!!!

Happy Gaming!!!:-)

#117 King Skarl 06:33:20 11/02/2007
This is my favorite spyro game.
good graphics and music and cool charicters
my favorite
#116 Carmelita Fox 02:27:58 11/02/2007
Oh but I have not seen any!
#115 Danjcb 22:34:58 10/02/2007
Oh and yes Coco Bandicoot there are pink gems and they are worth 25

#114 Danjcb 22:31:13 10/02/2007
Hey, Miyuki can you post the glich you found?

#113 Coco Bandicoot 22:13:29 05/02/2007
There are pink gems?
#112 miyuki 00:11:11 01/02/2007
sry to lazy to sign in righte now.... yeah thank you thats what i was sayinG!!!!
#111 spyroandsparx 21:28:15 28/01/2007
Exactly DBS.
#110 darkbabyspyro 22:28:32 27/01/2007
eloras my fave charctor dont call her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also being a female myself i think u should realy get over it there computer charectors get over it smilie sorry if it sounds mean but its true.
#109 Miyuki 00:18:26 27/01/2007
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! Guys i found this amazing glitch that i havent read anywhere from this game!!! ITS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!! (to me) omg i taped it w/ my camera!!! ITS SO EXCITING!!!

#108 Miyuki 17:12:18 07/01/2007
i really liked elora and bianca. being a female myself, i was kind of disappointed in the lack of female characters in the later games...they dumped all of them and i dont really know why..they were popular characters.. =[
#107 Lover of Spyro 11:05:07 07/01/2007
she does'nt actually kiss him!smilie she trys to!smiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliei hate her aswell cos she calls spyro a SLIGHTLY SPOILER! dork at the beginning!!!
#106 spyroandsparx 22:07:14 06/01/2007
Los just because she kissed Spyro doesn't mean you should hate har. THEY ARE COMPUTER CHARACTERS. Get over it. smilie

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