The second ''SpyroTheDragon'' game, released on the PlayStation in 1999. Known as ''Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer'' in PAL territories.

Spyro and Sparx decide they need some well-deserved R & R, so head off to the restful Dragon Shores. But their vacation is abruptly interrupted when an intrepid professor and his faun assistant, Elora, suck them to a far-off land called Avalar. The Professor's tinkering [[NiceJobBreakingItHero also released an evil sorcerer called Ripto,]] and they needed to find a Dragon to defeat him! Spyro's a bit smaller than they expected, but he'll do nonetheless--now the intrepid dragon needs to defeat Ripto so he can get back to his vacation!

Not to be confused with ''VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame''.

!!This game contains examples of:
* HundredPercentCompletion: Awards the supercharged breath attack. It can even be used in a NewGamePlus.
* BlackComedy: How most intro[=/=]outro cutscenes roll. Case in point: pretty much [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4TbiTShtz8 the entirety of the Autumn Plains' levels' cutscenes stands out,]] ''especially'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZxFrdElt9s Magma Cone's.]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar It wouldn't look out of place in an [adult swim] show!]]
* BigWhat: Ripto lets out one after you collect three orbs to super charge yourself in his boss battle. Cue the beatdown.
* BraggingRightsReward: The infinite superpowered flame powerup. Getting all the orbs and gems in the game awards Spyro with a more powerful flame ability, but after completing everything, the only real use to this is making some of the completely optional Skill Points easier to get.
* BusmansHoliday: Spyro just wanted a nice, relaxing vacation at the seaside. But no, he got roped into saving the world AGAIN...
* ButThouMust: Lampshaded in the beginning.
-->'''Elora:''' Spyro's going to help us collect the talismans.
-->'''Spyro:''' I am?
-->'''Hunter:''' He is?
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In this game, Hunter is rather cowardly and unwilling to challenge Ripto and the other bad guys, doing mostly background work. By even the following game, Hunter is rather overeager to help Spyro and starts taking on BadassNormal qualities.
* DemBones: one of the side quests is called that. Guess what is involved.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Gulp.]]
* DoubleAgent: Spyro. He fights against the forces of Breeze Harbour when he travels to Zephyr. Guess what he does when he travels to Breeze Harbour? Done later in the game with the Robotica Farms/Metropolis battle.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The final battle has Spyro and Ripto make use of super charged orbs to use new abilities and the final one gives Spyro an infinite fly/fireball ability.
* EscortMission: The alchemist challenge in Fracture Hills. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Shady Oasis: while you gain a companion you must help getting through the level, all the enemies completely ignore him in order to tear you apart.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: The mechanical sharks found underwater levels. They can only be defeated with the superfire power up and can swallow Spyro whole for an instant kill.
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Fracture Hills has Spyro freeing satyrs from stone, who would then blast away a rock wall surrounding the end of the level with bagpipe music.
* FaunsAndSatyrs: ''Ripto's Rage''/''Gateway to Glimmer'' has both fauns and satyrs. In addition to primary character Elora, there are humanoid-looking fauns and satyrs in the Fracture Hills, and more monster-y looking fauns in the Magma Cone. Exactly what differentiates them is not entirely clear. It's also worth noting that the Fracture Hills fauns, and to a lesser extent Elora, aren't all that humanoid to begin with. The ones in Fracture Hills in particular look more like anthropomorphic wolves with goat legs.
* HeelFaceTurn: The idols in Idol Springs in the closing cinematic.
* HoldingOutForAHero: The team in Avalar are completely convinced only a dragon can stop Ripto, reduced to giving tutorials to Spyro or the odd minor back up. Elora tries doing so to Hunter as well but he's far worse at it.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See BlackComedy above.
* GottaCollectThemAll: Gems, talismans and orbs.
* GreenHillZone: Summer Forest.
* GuideDangIt: The orb that's hidden behind two doors in "Summer Forest". You had to look up a strategy guide online to figure out there's a hidden window to get the orb, didn't you?
* JustEatHim: The dragon-eating bushes in Fracture Hills.
* LethalLavaLand: Magma Cone and Canyon Speedway.
* MinecartMadness: One of the orb challenges in Breeze Harbor requires you to ride along a track collecting gears, whilst avoiding various pitfalls.
* NewGamePlus: If you get the [[BraggingRightsReward Superflame Powerup in Dragon Shores,]] then it carries over to a new game. It allows for some SequenceBreaking in certain levels (mainly those that need a certain skill to complete, like Glimmer.
* TheNapoleon: Ripto, even referred to as such in his manual bio.
* NeverSayDie: Averted. Ripto says the word "kill" at least twice in the game's cutscenes. Then there's the guy in Colossus who says kill but has torch written in the subtitle box.
* NintendoHard: Collecting all of the Skill Points in the game, to the point that ''Year of the Dragon'' made collecting them easier.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Hunter messing around with the superportal caused Ripto to invade in the first place.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Ripto, after seemingly falling to his death, comes back not long after to stop the superportal's completion and take over the last home world.]]
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: This game has several traits that aren't present in both the first and third game: it has no eggs to collect, quiet & atmospheric music for the worlds (of which there are inexplicably only ''three''), specific trinkets at the end of each level as opposed to eggs or treasure, a weird fakeout after the second boss, a permanent power-up as a OneHundredPercentCompletion reward, Supercharge being triggered using the same method as the other power-ups (walking though 2 pyramids) and intro/outro cutscenes for each level with a [[BlackComedy lethal sense of humor]]. It's also a weird halfway point between the first and third games feature-wise: unlike in Year of the Dragon, minigames take place in the level proper instead of being sequestered into their own zones, and Winter Tundra introduces the concept of having to get enough special items (orbs/eggs) to proceed as opposed to the earlier Talismans.
* PalmtreePanic: Sunny Beach.
* PerpetualFrowner: Spyro himself during gameplay. Cutscenes [[AvertedTrope avert]] this.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Skelos Badlands.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The robots in Metropolis have designs that look suspiciously similar to [[RatchetAndClank Clank]]'s.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Moneybags sells Ripto some bombs to take over Winter Tundra. Ripto's first act after stepping into the castle is to kick him out.
* ShiftingSandLand: Scorch.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Gained in this game, even before learning to swim.
* {{Tomorrowland}}: Robotica Farms, Metro Speedway, and ''especially'' Metropolis. Although there are many modern elements in the other games of the original trilogy (the industrial sites of Gnasty's World come to immediate mind) these areas are much more in-your-face about their advanced technologies compared to nearby areas.
* TheUnfought: The Colossus Yeti. Though you do get to knock him into a dunk tank as a minigame later on in Dragon Shores.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Following Gulp's defeat, Ripto falls out of his throne, presumably to his death. In the following cutscene, he is alive and well, and effortlessly takes over the castle at Winter Tundra. [[spoiler: All three bosses also turn out fine even after Ripto's supposed defeat, appearing in the epilogue and returning in several later games.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After you defeat Gulp (the second boss) you see BigBad Ripto fall off a ledge and into an abyss. Elora congratulates Spyro for freeing the various worlds and collecting all 14 Talismans, the game's standard reward for completing the worlds. Then - just when it looks like Spyro might finally return home - Ripto comes back and there's a whole new home world with five new, Talisman-free worlds.