SPYRO THE DRAGON 2: RIPTO'S RAGE!

This is the "Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage!" Spoiler FAQ.
Beta Version.

This file covers frequently asked questions that spoil the game.
This is the latest version of this FAQ as of 22JAN2000.









The latest version of this FAQ and all other Spyro FAQs by Ryuuko may
be found at:

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I no longer answer questions via e-mail about the game that can be
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Unpublished work Copyright 1999 *Ryuuko*


This document is archived exclusively on GAMEFAQs, www.gamefaqs.com
and http://www.angelfire.com/yt/tenryuu/spyro.html at this time.
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to ryuuko@SoftHome.net . 
It was created using Notepad in Micro$oft's Windows '98
Please read legal notice below.


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0.  News with this update


Frequently Asked Questions that spoil "Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage!"

1.  Legal/Disclaimer                         
2.  Version
3.  About

4.  Orb FAQs
5.  Reward FAQs
6.  Gem FAQs
                 
9.  Credits
10. Later


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1. Legal/Disclaimer

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THIS LEGAL NOTICE MAY NOT BE ALTERED OR REMOVED FROM THIS FAQ, PERIOD.
THIS GUIDE WAS CREATED AND IS OWNED BY ME, *RYUUKO*
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From Kao Megura's Cosmic Fantasy 2 MiniFAQ, which I am considering
to be part of this FAQ's Legal Statement:
"To continue, this FAQ and everything included herein is protected by
International Copyright Law.  Failure to adhere to any of the above will
result in violation of the aformentioned law, and consquently, may be
the cause of legal action against prepetrators.  Remember that breach of
copyright (not to mention plagiarism) is a crime.  If you disagree with
any part of this disclaimer, you must promptly delete / destroy this
FAQ.  To put it simply, don't try and make a living off of my work,
since I have every right to take legal action against you if you do so.
FAQ ripping, plagiarism and misuse is sadly blatant in today's world.
However, if it happens to you, remember that anything you create is
automatically protected by copyright, and that gives you the right to
take legal action, assert your rights, and punish transgressors to the
fullest extent of the law."


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2. Version

  This is the Alpha Version of this FAQ.
All text herein is has been unedited and unrevised to date (17Nov1999).  


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3. About
3.1 About the Game

  Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage! was developed by Insomniac Studios,
with assistance from Universal Interactive Studios, and produced and
published by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc with assitance from
its Japan and Europe divisions. It was released in 1999 CE. Spyro the
Dragon is copyright Universal Interactive Studios, fnar.   Spyro 2 is
basically just how Spyro the Dragon would have been made if the
development team had spent more time on the game and had more feedback.
It's 29 more levels of Spyro the Dragon (Summer: 9, Autumn: 12, Winter:
7, and Dragon Shores) with new moves, a new challenge-orientated 
structure, even more collectibles, and a brand-spankin' new menu system
that looks quite attractive except for the annoying (imo) guidebook
page-flipping animations.  Spyro the Dragon was one of my favourite 
games for a long time running. Its wonderfully tight control,
exceedingly yet subtly cute animations, intriguing visuals, enjoyable
puzzles and best of all, dragon cast, made it an instant classic for me.
I first played Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage! at a SIGGRAPH (Special
Interest Group Graphics) convention, where they had on display a level
where you collected spark plugs to deactivate force fields, with none of
the speech implemented.  When you talked to friendly denizens, they
informed you that the level was still being developed ^ _ ^

3.2 About the Author

  I now know this level to be Hurricos, off of the Summer Forest
homeworld. I bought Spyro 2 as soon as its sadly positively abysmal
(in terms of scope) advertising campaign finally let me know it had been
released.  The game sang beautifully as tore through the myriad
challenges in no time flat, to discover at the gate of Dragon Shores
that they wouldn't even let me in, I had so few orbs and gems.  I
quickly mopped up the remaining levels until only Mystic Marsh had a
solitary orb left, and I had all 10,000 gems.  The third and last Orb of
the Realm seemed out of reach of my claws.  A long line of question 
marks, greyed out, filled the space in the guidebook. The Challenge was
to trade for The Professor's pencil, starting with an egg. I could not
figure this one out; I could not seem to discern who to trade the egg
to, or even how the trading of the egg might be done.  I spit the egg at
the bird's nest, first. Then at the cauldron, the pot, the basket, the
ducks, all the different characters, and so on. Nothing seemed to work.
  I decided it wasn't worth my time and tried to look it up on the
internet, but the only information available on Spyro 2 gameplay was
Dallas' FAQ/Walkthrough he created from the demo on the Crash Team
Racing disc, right here on GAMEFAQS. IRC had nothing to offer, either;
the game was too new. I put out an APB on information on the several
sites include GAMEFAQS and "the Care and Feeding of your Young Dragon"
but I knew that such a process would likely take weeks before someone
even found my request, let alone fufilled it. I went for a walk.  An
hour later, I came back, dived right back into the level, and instantly
solved the puzzle, wondering at how I thought I had gotten skilled at
indentifying the glaringly obvious. The problems associated with this
puzzle and how to avoid them are discussed in the [Orbs and Gems]
Section.

3.2.1 Biography

  This is *Ryuuko*'s second PSX game FAQ.
  On the walk I took for a break during my play of Spyro 2,
I stopped to behold a beautiful panorama on a 
promontory. To the west, stretching north and south, was a long, 
darkened strip of beach under rolling clouds of overcast-- smog.  To
the east was a vast cityscape, filled with bright lights and
rectangular structures of widely varied shapes and size, and streets
and freeways  blanketed with cars,  Both directions echoed with their
own distinctive, muffled roars each representive of their mostly
disperate but in no  small part similar realms. Both extended
endlessly, to the perceptive limitations of the eyes. I blanked my
mind and considered everything past and present. One of the memories
that came to me was that, a few years ago an RPG for PSX called
"Wild Arms" was released.  I blazed through this game like there was
no tomorrow, and knew I would based on information from a friend.  I
had rented the game, and so didn't want to waste time hunting for the
easter eggs.  I waited until I completed the game before I scanned the
internet for FAQs, not wanting to spoil the plot.  To my dismay, I
found that I had not kept a save game outside the final area,
Ka Dingel, excepting one far, far back in the game, and that I could not
restore a game inside the tower because once one had entered this final 
area, one could not leave.  I wondered why do there not exist FAQs only
including the easter eggs and the glitches in the game so that we can 
play through without spoiling it, and gain the full enjoyment programmed
in by the developers by finding not bypassing any of the easter eggs or
getting stuck because of poor programming? Was not my carefree method a 
more enjoyable one, in the end, then the careful, time-consuming search
that would have been required to locate the tiny island where aliens
*sometimes* appeared that *occasionally* dropped duplicators? Skill
Points are about Skill, right? 
  Those are not the reasons for this FAQ.  A listing of the easter
eggs and hang-ups in the game for players of Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's 
Rage to reference to find all the secrets in the game they might
otherwise miss in the normal process of the completing the game as well
as guidance through problems they may encounter unrelated to the game's
intended challenge (e.g. poor control, textual errors, &c) is in
another FAQ, called my In-depth Secrets FAQ.
  This FAQ has been created because people have been stumped by the
game's challenges and despite my discouraging, I have been questioned
many times about these challenges.  GameFAQs does say in its reasons
why authors write FAQs, after all:

  ""
 
  *Ryuuko* is an avid video and computer game player, quality assurance
dragon/beta tester, furry writer & artist, windsurfer, an advocate of
japanese animation and to some extent Japan's culture and modern
counterculture, and all around ecclectic, tigger-like dragon.  I play 
online games, still looking for one that meets my exacting standards,
follower game developer industry news, attend game development, furry, 
gaming and anime conventions, hike, run marathons, search for the
purpose of the universe, and save the world every so often.


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4. Orb FAQs

4.1 "Where are the orbs in Autumn Plains?"

*In Autumn Plains you must smash through weak walls by charging them.
*There are two weak walls, one in the west-inside of the keep and one
in the northwest tower's south side on the ramparts.
*The names of the orbs are  "The end of the wall" and "Long glide!"
*To find "Long glide" smash through the wall inside the keep, ride
the whirlwind up, then the next whirlwind up, then glide from the
the tower-top to the distant islan you couldn't get to before.

4.2 "Where are the orbs in Summer Forest?"

*The names of these orbs are "Hunter's Challenge", "On a secret ledge",
"Atop a ladder", and "Behind the door".
*Use Sparx to find the orbs, they're all near gems, so press all the
shoulder buttons at the same time once.  It's O.K. to hold the
shoulder buttons for awhile, it will have the same effect, and so will
doing it again.

4.2.2 "How do I find the "On a secret ledge" orb?"

*Dive into the pond and look for a secret passage.
*Follow the tunnel and you'll find the orb.

4.2.4 "How do I find the "Behind the door" orb?"

*This is located in the far north-western corner of the map.
*The trick is to jump on the windowsill, then glide around on the
outside to the next windowsill north.
*Make sure you have the door switches set right so you can get past
both doors.

4.3 "Where is the third and final orb in Sunny Beach?"

*It's called "Turtle Soup II".
*Go back to the Chef.
*Be sure to use charging as well as flaming, just as in the Cowlek
Corral I & II orb challenges.

4.4 More
All orbs are covered by the IGN FAQ I have archived at
http://www.angelfire.com/yt/tenryuu/spyro.html

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5. Reward FAQs

5.1 "Once I get 100% of everything, where do I find my reward?"

*Go to Dragon Shores.
*There's a door marked 64 orbs and 10,000 gems.
*Open it the way you would a locked door in Spyro 1 or a spark plug
gate in Hurricos.
*You get a permanent powerflame ability.

5.2 "This reward is lame!!! I already beat the game! What _useful_
purpose does it have now?"

*Use it to get all the Skill Points.
*At 8 Skill Points you can see an epilogue.
*You can start a new game with the Permanent Powerflame.
*See the Easter Eggs FAQ for more details.

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6. Gem FAQs

6.1 "How do I open that chest near Agent Zero in Cloud Temples?"

There is a rocket to blast this chest near the final bell in third
orb task.  It can be found on one of the ledges running along the
outside of the tower.

6.2 More

Many hard-to-find gems are covered by the IGN FAQ I have archived at
http://www.angelfire.com/yt/tenryuu/spyro.html




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9. Credits

This section lists the contributions of others to this FAQ.

This is the Beta version of this FAQ.  All answers are supplied by
*Ryuuko*.

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Game FAQ Semantics Credits

I did an examination of Kao Megura's FAQs as recommended by GAMEFAQs to
refer to for style, and formatting, and to some extent I have used
pieces of Megura's legal notices in mine.




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10. Later

I hope you enjoyed my Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage! FAQ!
Have fun playing Spyro, support Spyromania with your gaming yen, euros,
dollars or whatever your local currency of value so we can have a
Spyro 3 ^ _ ^ 

Unpublished work Copyright 1999 *Ryuuko*


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"Mess with this Dragon and Feel the Burn!" --- Spyro the Dragon 2:
Ripto's Rage! advertising campaign slogan

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