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A sequel as a sequel should be! Improved in many ways. Rensch (216) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Second Game based on the Spyro The Dragon Series Damian Armstrong (24) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
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Overall User Score (40 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
I was truly surprised by the depth and level of fun that Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage provided me during my morning workouts. Although I love more complex, more mature games, sometimes it's nice to just turn off my mind a little bit and enjoy a bit of the dragon. Highly recommended—especially for families.
90
PSM (Dec, 1999)
Taking more than 30 hours to complete, even if you just barrel through and never stop to really appreciate the game, Spyro is a wonderful adventure that never grows stale. All of the things that made the original game a hit have been retained and the simplicity that turned off so many older gamers has been flash-fried in a torrent of white-hot dragon's breath. Only those stodgy gamers that absolutely hate cute are going to dislike this one.
89
Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer är definitivt inget originellt spel. Vart man än tittar känner man igen sig. Naturligtvis är det ett stort problem om man vill leda utvecklingen, men om man finner sig i att komma på en god andraplats är det verkligen ingen dum idé. För det här spelet har inte kostat särskilt mycket att producera och ändå är det ett alldeles förträffligt bidrag till en populär genre. Smart av Sony. Kul för oss.
89
Gamezilla (Nov 30, 1999)
This game may have my vote for platform game of the year. I really am impressed with the changes that were made from the original. The addition of the multiple objectives and mini-games will keep you playing for hours and hours. I was really surprised because I went in thinking that the game was just going to be more of the same and it really wasn't. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing a solid action adventure game but I must warn you, it is addicting.
89
Power Unlimited (Dec, 1999)
Gateway to Glimmer is een prachtige opvolger van het eerste spel waarin deze sympathieke paarse draak het daglicht zag. Zelden zag ik een besturing en gameplay die zo makkelijk en verrassend door de fraaie graphics gleed. Spyro is een genot voor de zintuigen.
88
IGN (Nov 18, 1999)
Spyro is a fun game. It's huge and challenging and the gameplay is varied and creates enough incentive to move deeper into the game. It's still a little generic for me, as far as platfomers go. And it's a little on the younger side, even in terms of its general ease. As for the character himself, Spyro himself is just a little bland, and not the kind of mascot that I would ever fall in love with. He's kind of like a blend between a big puppy and a donkey, painted purple.
87
Video Games (Nov, 1999)
Kompliment an Insomniac: Spyro 2 ist ein kleines Jump'n‘Run-Meisterwerk geworden. Jede Welt sieht komplett anders aus und hat ihr eigenes Flair, die gestellten Anforderungen sind kunstvoll miteinander verwoben und einzeln perfekt ausgeteilt. Nie hat man als Spieler das Gefühl, unfair behandelt zu werden - es spielt sich einfach unheimlich flüssig (sofern man sich nicht in die knallharten 5-Sterne-Runen-Aufgaben verbeißt, hehe). Somit ist dieses Sequel sowohl für Einsteiger als auch für Hardcore-Zocker gleichermaßen geeignet! Das trifft nicht auf viele Spiele zu! Kritikpunkte? Die Gegnerschaft hätte ruhig ein paar Polygone mehr vertragen können und die Kamera ist stellenweise vielleicht einen Eck zu nervös ausgefallen.
86
GameSpot (Nov 02, 1999)
Spyro 2's addictive features show up early and keep on going right through to its excellent final boss level, creating a game that makes you actually want to acquire every single object and coin to see the alternate ending. That's rare to see, and something you really should attempt. While it won't absolutely blow you out of your socks like Super Mario 64 or Banjo-Kazooie did, it's the most charming platform game since Sony's infectious little surprise MediEvil.
85
Freak (Jan, 1999)
היי, רגע אחד, יש לנו כאן משחק לא רע בכלל. באמת יופי של דבר.
85
Puede que no sea muy largo (se puede terminar en veinticuatro horas) ni muy difícil (no permite la posibilidad de elegir dificultad), pero será un juego agradable para los más pequeños o para la gente sin prejuicios que busquen entretenimiento en aventuras coloridas.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 12, 1999)
Un excellent jeu. Certains lui reprocheront de trop ressembler à l'ancien mais s'ils y jouent, ils verront que la tonne d'améliorations et l'augmentation significative de la richesse du jeu le rend alors bien plus intéressant et plus adulte que son prédécesseur.
84
Mega Fun (Nov, 1999)
Es ist zwar schon mehr als ein Jahr her, aber der erste Teil von Spyro ist mir noch gut in Erinnerung. Damals überzeugte mich das kindgerechte Jump & Run durch ausgefeiltes Gameplay und die saubere Grafik. Auch dieses Jahr gibt sich Spyro2: Gateway to Glimmer in diesen Punkten keine Blöße. Leider fehlt es dem Spiel ein wenig an echten Innovationen. Sicher, es kamen einige neue Bewegungsmöglichkeiten hinzu, jedoch hat das nichts am eigentlichen Problem von Spyro geändert: Es ist einfach zu leicht. Daher fragt man sich, ob es überhaupt für die breite Masse der PlayStation-Zocker geeignet ist. Ich habe das Gefühl, dass Spyro zu einer Art N64-Lückenfüller von Sony verkommen ist. Supergut für die Kleinen, die Großen hingegen sollten zuvor Probe spielen.
83
Game Revolution (Nov, 1999)
Spyro 2 follows the original with smart, smooth graphics. The framerates are high, the pop-up is low, and the animations are entertaining. The levels themselves look terrific; kudos to developer Insomniac Games for building some very imaginative and immersive worlds.
80
With plenty more of the same in addition to more tasks and features, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! appears to keep the similar interface and game engine of Spyro the Dragon but introduces more robust options, interactivity, and even more cut scenes to keep gamers happy. Fans of the original will be excited while some of the casual action-adventure players will either be semi-bored or glad to experience Spyro at his best. Whatever the case, it's still an improved game overall that maintains a working formula rather than reinventing the series like Tomb Raider did with its treading sequels.
75
Like the original, this Spyro is very easy to master, which creates an easy-to-control but appropriately challenging video game. The scenery makes for a visually stimulating game. This Spyro follows in the legacy of the original Spyro and brings home extremely fun, highly addictive, solid entertainment for gamers of all ages.


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