Submission #2645: lapogne36's PSX Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! "Any%" in 28:11.70

Sony PlayStation
PCSX-rr 0.1.2
Spyro the Dragon 2 - Ripto's Rage [NTSC-U] [SCUS-94425]
Submitted by lapogne36 on 4/26/2010 8:04:36 PM
Submission Comments
After successfully rescuing all of the elder Dragons, Spyro is taking a vacation to Dragon Shores--at least that's where thinks he's going. A dinosaur-riding sorcerer, known as Ripto, has invaded the world of Avalar, and is wreaking havoc on its citizens with his magic. Spyro must travel through the world of Avalar and undo the damage done by Ripto... but vacation are more important for him, so he just want to beat Ripto to reach the Dragon Shores, Avalar problems are not his problems.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: PCSX-RR v0.1.2
  • CD ID: SCUS-94425
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Heavy glitch abuse
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Genre: Platform

About the sound plugin

MIDAS PSX SPU is better than the TAS Sound Plugin and does not desync. But like the TAS Sound Plugin, it will not play sound during cutscenes and credits.
NOTE : Sometimes the movie desync at the start of Glimmer. Close and reopen PCSX if this happen, it works fine for me.


Here is the Velocity of some movements of Spyro :
Supercharge : 55
Charge on ground : 30
Charge into water : 28
Glide : 25
Charge in air : 24
As you can see, charge in air is a move to avoid as many as possible.


Dash Jump

  • What : Make a high jump to reach some inaccessible height.
  • How : Press X some frames then press X and square at the same time. Best result are get by only pressing X between 5 and 7 frames.
  • Where : Everywhere.

Dash Jump Boost

  • What : Boost a little bit the height of the Dash Jump.
  • How : Stop pressing X and square, and only press triangle.
  • Where : Autumn Plains (skip Climbing) and Winter Tundra.

Swim in the air

  • What : Read tittle.
  • How : After having learnt to swim, dash or headbash in water when you are OOB. You will swim, but since you are OOB, the game will never stop your swim animation until you change level or reach a water surface.
  • Where : Winter Tundra

Camera glitch

  • What : Like in many 3D games, some events happen or not happen depending of the camera orientation.
  • How : L2 or R2 (don't work during a dash attack).
  • Where : Zephyr


To finish the game, you need to beat Ripto. Thanks to the swim in the air glitch, that means you need to go to Winter Tundra i.e. beat Gulp. No one have never find a way to fight Gulp without the 14 talismans, so you need them to finish the game.

Some stages comments

Aquaria Tower

As long as I don't activate the last button, I can speak to the leader but he will not give me his talisman. Also, I was only able to skip 75% of the sharks area without problem, but I could not skip the last part without being spotted (RAM adress : 197794)

Fracture Hills

The leader only appear the six musicians are free, so OOB is useless here.

Between Shady Oasis - Zephyr

Even if I had 401 gems when I paid Moneybasg, the 401th gem was get after start to talk with him, so it was like I had only 400 gems at this point.


Heavy luck manipulation here, I tried my best to get the best combinations.


All upgrades makes 10 damages at the first hit, then 4 for all others. Ripto have 60 hp and "Meca Gulp" have 80 hp. With some timing, you can kill Meca Gulp with only 3 upgrades (since green upgrade can make 30 damages to him).

Possible improvements

  • Skip the shark area at Aquaria Towers
  • Better gem route (especially the 500 first gems)
  • Better trajectories
  • Better luck manipulation
  • Skip the gulp door without any talisman
I hope you enjoy the run.

FractalFusion: Well done. Accepting for publication.
sgrunt: Encode is on the way (luckily).
Last Edited by sgrunt on 5/16/2010 3:47 AM
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