Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage


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#1 Posted: 08:57:24 22/08/2019 | Topic Creator
Did you know that in the NTSC regions, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! had four different printings?

Now, we all know about the regular gold foil black label version:

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The Greatest Hits version:

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And the somewhat rare Collectors Edition:

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But did you know that there's also a non-gold foil black label version?

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IMO, this has to be the rarest version of Spyro 2. I do see them pop up from time to time on eBay, but not nearly as much as the other versions (last I checked, there's a few of them up). I imagine these were printed right before the greatest hits re-release sometime in the early 2000's. Just a fun factoid for you all.

As for Spyro 3, I cannot confirm if it was ever printed without the holographic cover for the black label version. Unlike Spyro 2, Spyro 3's holographic cover was a separate sheet as opposed to the actual first page of the manual, so they could get lost to the ether. Would need to see a sealed non-holographic black label version to confirm.

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Edited 6 times - Last edited at 09:09:46 22/08/2019 by JCW555
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#2 Posted: 14:37:47 22/08/2019
I really love the holographic covers; I only ever had the Greatest Hits versions, so I've only seen others have them. Would love to own one someday.
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#3 Posted: 19:37:47 22/08/2019
I’d have to double check, but I think I have all of these. XD Spyro 2 being my favourite, I went out of my way to get all the copies of it I could. If I don’t have them all, it’s the holographic cover I’m missing, weirdly enough. Now I know where to look for it if I feel the need to finish my collection of the console games and guides. :) I should probably find another copy of EtD just for completion’s sake but...eeeehhhh. I bought it once, I really don’t want to do it again unless I can find it for super cheap.
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