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Dive into Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, the thrilling sequel to the Spyro the Dragon. Join Spyro in Avalar as he battles the evil sorcerer Ripto and his minions. Explore magical realms, solve puzzles, and collect orbs and talismans with Spyro’s unique abilities. Alongside new friends Zoe and Elora, Spyro’s adventures unfold in vibrant landscapes.

Listen to the Magical Soundtrack

Experience the charm of Spyro 2 with its mesmerising soundtrack composed by Stewart Copeland. Immerse yourself in Avalar’s world through its captivating music. 

Enjoy the soundtrack here and let it transport you into Spyro’s enchanting realm, enhancing your gaming nostalgia. Embark on a magical journey with Spyro the Dragon!

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Game Facts

Release Date: Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! was released on November 2, 1999, for the PlayStation console. Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer was released on November 5th, 1999.

Developers: Spyro 2 was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Antagonist – Ripto: The primary antagonist is Ripto, an evil sorcerer with a penchant for causing trouble. Spyro must thwart Ripto’s schemes throughout the game.

Gameplay: Players control Spyro, a purple dragon with fire-breathing abilities. The game features platforming elements, puzzles, and combat as Spyro explores various worlds, collecting orbs and talismans.

Composer – Stewart Copeland: The game’s memorable soundtrack was composed by Stewart Copeland, the drummer for the band The Police.

Nostalgia: Spyro 2 is cherished by fans for its engaging gameplay and charming characters, contributing to its status as a beloved classic in the platformer genre.

Soundtrack: The game’s soundtrack is known for its whimsical and captivating melodies, adding to the overall enchanting atmosphere of the game.

Releases: Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! has been re-released on various platforms and is part of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remastered collection of the original Spyro games.

Spyro 2 Soundtrack Review by CrystalFissure

Stewart Copeland’s musical contribution to the Spyro video game series has been nothing short of remarkable. His work in the Spyro 2 soundtrack is different to the first game, but in a good way. Evolving from simply using default drums in the Kurzweil K2500 synth and other basic libraries, Copeland instead chooses to source a majority of his drum loops from Distorted Reality 2, an incredible sample pack by Spectrasonics that you can hear in literally tens of thousands of tracks elsewhere.

Spyro 2’s soundtrack loves samples and existing sounds, which I find so interesting because when it comes to the homeworld tracks, each of these are Distorted Reality 2 soundscapes. It’s fascinating as well because a lot of people don’t know this, and then you’ll hear these sounds in other media and comments will pop up saying “oh wow, they’re sampling Spyro 2!” I remember seeing this on a Silent Hill: Homecoming track. Anyway, the usage of samples is a positive because it adds a different flavour to Copeland’s compositions.

Some of my favourite tracks include “Magma Cone”, with its amazing samples and organs mixed with the iconic guitar strums sourced from Hans Zimmer Guitars (another sample pack!), “Aquaria Towers”, again with an iconic loop permeating throughout. “Breeze Harbor” is another classic, with the way the track ramps up over a short period of time, culminating in an amazing crescendo of sounds. There’s a tempo to Spyro 2 that feels faster than Spyro 1, which makes sense because it’s definitely a busier game.

The hockey music is another brilliant, fast paced track and effectively a remix of the “Colossus” theme. Metropolis is another track with a cool melody and groove, especially as it hits the second section. And what about Hurricos? An incredibly chill track using one of my favourite drum samples of all time.

The longevity of Spyro 2’s music is a testament to its enduring appeal. It remains a cherished favorite among Spyro fans even decades after the game’s release, demonstrating Copeland’s ability to craft music that not only fits the game but also resonates with listeners. There’s a reason fans kept asking him constantly to release the soundtrack officially. Whether you’re a Spyro enthusiast or simply appreciate exceptional video game music, Stewart Copeland’s work on Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer is a must-listen. Check it out on my YouTube channel!