Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

Strategy Guide

Note: This game is also titled Spyro 2: Gateway To Glimmer.


Pause the game and press Circle(4), Square to obtain the swimming, climbing, and headbash abilities without going to the respective levels and buying them from Moneybags.

Big head mode

Pause the game and press Up(4), R1(4), Circle to increase the size of Spyro's head.

Flat mode

Pause the game and press Left, Right, Left, Right, L2, R2, L2, R2, Square.

Turn Spyro red

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Circle.

Turn Spyro blue

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, X.

Turn Spyro pink

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Square.

Turn Spyro green

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Triangle.

Turn Spyro yellow

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up(2).

Turn Spyro black

Pause the game and press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Down.

View credits

Pause the game and press Square, Circle, Square, Circle, Square, Circle, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.

Crash Team Racing demo

At the title screen, hold L1 + R2 and press Square.

Find Gems

Hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 and Sparks will point you in the direction of the nearest Gem.

Extra lives

An extra life is obtained for every ten butterflies Spyro eats.

10,000 gems

Money Bags gives you all your gems that you paid him back after beating Ripto, thus giving you 10,000 gems if you collected all of them.

Permanent Super Fireball

You get to go to "Dragon Shores" after defeating Ripto. All 10,000 gems and 64 orbs are required to enter the door at that location. A permanent Super Fireball power-up is inside. After picking up the permanent Super Fireball power-up, finish "Dragon Shores" and exit the game. Then, without turning off the PlayStation, overwrite the character that was just used to complete the game. Restart the game and it should allow you to keep the Fire Ball ability from the very beginning.

Summer Forest Idol Springs portal

As you first enter the world, swim in the pond. At the far side is a tunnel to the first of three puzzles. To complete the first puzzle, jump on the squares to turn the blocks yellow. Jump on the four corners in any order. Then, swim out to the idol in the center of the pond. Blow fire at the fish as they leap out of the water. Only blow at the blue and orange fish. The red ones will deduct fish. At the last puzzle, jump on the blocks in this order: blue triangle, gray triangle, yellow star, orange octagon, and green star.


Complete all sixteen skill points to unlock the "Epilogue" section in the guidebook. This option reveals what happens after the game as well as enemies that were made but were not in the final version.

Skill points

After defeating Ripto, a "Skill Points" section will appear in the guidebook. If you complete certain tasks in the game, you will be awarded a skill point. There are a total of 16 skill points in the entire game. After accomplishing one of these tasks, a sound will play and a bonus life will be awarded.

    1. In Colusus, get a perfect score. (5-0) while playing hockey 1 on 1.
    2. In Idol Springs, glide and land on the big idol next to the hula girl.
    3. In Fracture Hills, charge through the supercharge lap three times without stopping.
    4. In Skelos Badlands, destroy all the Cacti.
    5. In Skelos Badlands, kill all the flying CatBats.
    6. In Aquaria Towers, destroy all the seaweed.
    7. In Hurricos, destroy all the little windmills.
    8. In Scorch, knock coconuts out of all the trees.
    9. Defeat Crush without being wounded.
    10. Defeat Gulp without being wounded.
    11. Defeat Ripto without being wounded.
    12. While fighting Gulp, shoot a rocket at Ripto.
    13. Beat Ocean Speedway in under 1:10.
    14. Beat Canyon Speedway in under 1:10.
    15. Beat Metro Speedway in under 1:15.
    16. Beat Icy Speedway in under 1:15.

Moneybags' lessons

SwimmingSummer Forest near pond500 Gems
ClimbingAutumn Plains near the sheep500 Gems
HeadbashingWinter Tundra near courtyard1000 Gems

Speedway Orbs

To earn the Orb in each of the four speedways you must first find the hidden task to perform. The game cannot be completed 100% without the Orbs.

    Ocean Speedway

    There is a large group of spectators, ahead and to the left as you begin the level. Fly to them and talk to the fish-like lady to acquire the task. Complete the task to receive an Orb.

    Metro Speedway

    Fly toward the large group of buildings. There is a waterfall in the center of them. Fly behind the waterfall to find a person that will reveal the task for the Orb.

    Icy Speedway

    Fly around the main island until you locate a igloo. Headbash the igloo and Hunter will give you the task for another Orb. If you have not learned the Headbash maneuver from World 3 (since this Speedway is on World 2), you can simply land and run into the igloo. The Speedway's automatically supercharges you when on the ground, giving you the power to break it.

    Canyon Speedway

    Follow the path of goats until reaching the area with the circling vultures. Fly high above to the canyon rim and look for Hunter in a little nook.

Summer Forest Orbs

    Find Hunter near the large pond and he will reveal a series of jumps to perform.

    Dive down a pool of water to your left where you started the level. Climb the stairs at the end to find the Orb.

    Once you have learned to climb, go to the large orange circle room. Climb the ladder to find the Orb.

    There is a door then some stairs in the room where Moneybags lowers a wall. At the top should be a window and a closed door to the right. Glide out the window and move to the left into another window to find the Orb.

Autumn Plains Orbs

    Before the stairs leading to the Boss are some cracks in the wall which you can ram through. Use the whirlwind, and then the next one, to reach the high tower. From here, look ahead and you will see a tall platform in the distance, outside and to the left of the outer wall of the main yard. Glide to it and get the Orb.

    From the tall platform (above), glide the outer wall and make your way to the left. At the end you should see another cracked wall. The Orb is inside.

Winter Tundra Orbs

    Use the whirlwind in the courtyard to rise high in the air. From here, go right and find the a waterfall going into a pool of water. Dive in the water and follow the path to the last Orb. You should come out near Canyon Speedway.

    Use the whirlwind again to go to the left side of the courtyard. Land on the wall. The Orb is just sitting there and is easy to find.

    After you learn how to headbash, look for the largest rock near the entrance to the courtyard. Headbash the rock and to find the Orb inside.

Game Shark Codes

Infinite Lives8006712C 0063
Infinite Health8006A248 0003

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