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How The Dragon Beat The Bandicoot – Spyro 2: Gateway To Glimmer Review

SPYRO 2: GATEWAY TO GLIMMER (1999) – INSOMNIAC GAMES

Spyro meets his new pal - Derp The Lizard

The original Spyro The Dragon was relatively well received when it was released in 1998. What you got for your money was a new protagonist in a much more open 3D world than other titles on the Playstation (especially Crash Bandicoot), crammed full of collectibles and all wrapped up in an enjoyable narrative. There were a few things that brought it down however; a poor camera, laughable bosses and an awkward difficulty curve for younger gamers to name a few. Insomniac Games soon learnt from their mistakes however, and within a year had produced a sequel. With no rivals nearby (Crash was trying his hand at kart racing at the same time), Spyro 2 (called Ripto’s Rage outside of Europe) had the perfect chance to claim the title as the best platformer on the system. Continue reading How The Dragon Beat The Bandicoot РSpyro 2: Gateway To Glimmer Review