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!]]
* 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.
** However, if you get the perma-fireball (or load a saved game with it) then quit game, and start a new game (without turning off your Playstation) you get the fireball from the start of the game, making some puzzles and levels (notably Aquaria Towers) much easier.
* 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?
* 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.
** The fauns all appear to be female (until you get to Magma Cone, anyway). The satyrs all appear to be male.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.]]
* PalmtreePanic: Sunny Beach.
* PerpetualFrowner: Spyro himself during gameplay. Cutscenes [[AvertedTrope avert]] this.
** Somewhat justified as he missed out on his vacation.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Skelos Badlands.
* ShiftingSandLand: Scorch.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Gained in this game, even before learning to swim.
* TheMostAnnoyingSound: "Trouble with the trolley, eh?"
* {{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.
** And in [[Videogame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon the next game]], you have a boxing match with an identical yeti.
* 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.