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  • F.T. Wolf

Review: Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

Updated: Apr 24

Reigniting the flame of the original.

Console: Nintendo Switch (Reignited Trilogy version)

Spyro the Dragon, the family-friendly 3D platformer, became quite successful for the PlayStation 1 over the holiday season of 1998. Thus, developer Insomniac games went to work on a sequel for the following holiday season. That game is Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and the subjects of today's review. Well, more accurately, it's the remastered version found in the Reignited Trilogy that I'm going to take a look at. Why am I taking a look at this version of the game, the one that comes in a collection, rather than the original? Well, because while looking up reviews for the Reignited Trilogy I could only find reviews about the combined package. Reviews on the individual games were hard to come by, which I found this rather annoying. Thus, I've decided to write those myself.

So, let's see how Insomniac Games improved on their original hit and see what Spyro 2 has to offer. Let's dive in!

Ripto's Rage picks up not long after the events of Spyro the Dragon. After defeating Gnasty Norc and freeing all of the dragons, Spyro and his buddy Sparx the Dragonfly decide to go on vacation to Dragon Shores. When they run through the portal leading to Dragon Shores, however, they don't end up in there. Instead, the two are teleported to the world of Avalar. There, he learns from Elora, Hunter and the Professor that Avalar is in danger. After a mishap with the professor's new portal technology, Avalar has been taken over by the evil wizard Ripto and his henchmen. It's now up to Spyro to free Avalar from Ripto's control. To do this, he needs to find 14 magical Talisman as well as enough orbs to restart the portal to get to Dragon Shores afterwards for his long-deserved vacation.

Just like with its