The second Spyro the Dragon 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 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 Spyro 2: Season of Flame.
Bragging Rights Reward - 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.
Busman's Holiday: Spyro just wanted a nice, relaxing vacation at the seaside. But no, he got roped into saving the world AGAIN...
Double Agent: 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.
Eleventh Hour Superpower: 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.
Escort Mission: The alchemist challenge in Fracture Hills. 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.
Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: 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.
Everything's Louder With Bagpipes: 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.
Fauns and Satyrs: 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.
Holding Out for a Hero: 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.
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.
The Unfought: The Colossus Yeti. Though you do get to knock him into a dunk tank as a minigame later on in Dragon Shores.
And in the next game, you have a boxing match with an identical yeti.
Unexplained Recovery: 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.
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: After you defeat Gulp (the second boss) you see Big Bad 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.