Colossus (ゼンテンプルZen Temple in Japanese; also known as Colossus Valley) is a mountainous realm in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and in the Reignited Trilogy remaster of the second game. It can be accessed in the Summer Forest homeworld after completing Glimmer.
The Monks here are being terrorized by a Yeti, but they managed to trap it by sealing all the doors. Brother Harry asks Spyro to talk to the other monks so that they can open the doors and lead him to the Yeti.
Colossus is a realm set high in the mountains, and it features Monks that are shown to have magical levitating powers and share a passion for hockey. The realm is especially famous in Avalar for its outdoor ice hockey venue, which attracts many fans year-round.
Its sister realm is Idol Springs, as they share similar-looking inhabitants and both primarily feature humanoid residents, or "Colossi," as well as rogue wildlife as enemies.
Evil Spirit Search (Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
- The Professor is being harassed by an evil spirit while studying Colossus. Attack all possessed Monk statues to scare the spirit away. Possessed statues will be green until flamed.
Hockey v.s. Goalie (Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
- The Monks are passionate about Hockey and dare Spyro to score 5 shots at the Red Goal within a time limit of 2 minutes. To pick up the Hockey Puck, skate towards it, and Spyro will automatically pick it up in his mouth. Flame to shoot the hockey puck into the goal past the Goalie.
Hockey One on One (Difficulty: ★★★☆☆)
- Same as before, try to score 5 times in the Red Goal, but this time before your opponent scores 5 times on the Blue Goal. You can flame your opponent to knock him on his butt, but you can't flame the Goalie. Keep in mind the Skill Point!
Perfect in Hockey
- When doing the "Hockey One on One" challenge; score 5 points without letting your opponent score once.
Achievements & Trophies (Reignited Trilogy)
Using Your Head
- Charge a Goat in Colossus.
- PS4: Bronze Trophy
- XBOX One: 20G
A monk waves his hand to two other monks who are carrying a goat. The camera shows they have captured a Yeti that has been rampaging the town. The monks try to push the goat down for the Yeti to eat, but after the sound of the beast eating, the second monk is missing. The goat is still there, who does a "baa," then looks at the camera. The Yeti has eaten the second Monk instead of the goat.
Two of the monks try to lift a block of stone. The monk on the stone tried to lift it with his chant but failed. The other monk then tried, but it still did not work. He tried again, in a softer voice. However, he lifts it too quickly, and it hits the roof, crushing the monk on top of it. After realizing that he had squashed his fellow brother, the monk fled the tomb.
Intro and Closing Video
- Monk Colosi
- The monks presumably practice a faith akin to Tibetan Buddhism, as can be inferred from their clothing, the setting of their world, accents, various statues resembling the common image of the Buddha, and the presence of Yaks (which are native to the Himalayas and Tibet in the real world).
- An Ice Builder in Crystal Glacier refers to this realm as Colossus Valley, which can be an extended name considering the landscape here.
- Colossus is paired with Idol Springs. An early name for the realm, found in the code for the demo, was Colossus Steppes, and Idol Springs was to be called Colossus Springs.
- While Brother Ned said that Spyro "...should kill the yeti", the dialogue box replaced "kill" with "torch." It's currently unknown why, though it is possible it was for censorship.
- Additionally, in the Reignited Trilogy, Brother Ned's spoken dialogue replaces "kill" with "torch," matching the text in the dialogue box.
- When the PlayStation Network released Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, this realm and Idol Springs failed to upload completely, and the game was taken off the market. This glitch was later fixed, and the game has been re-released ever since.
- This realm's background appears to be a variant of the Artisans realm in Spyro the Dragon, with white hills in the background, possibly snow-covered, as well as below the horizon.
- The gold statues now reflect the Monks' passion for hockey by holding a single hockey stick in one hand and a hockey puck in the other.
- There is a shoutout to one of the trilogy's concept artists, Nicholas Kole, hidden in the hockey bleachers in the form of a golden mustache plaque.
- The Rockhopper penguins are similar in design to a young version of one of the penguins from Surf's Up like Cody Maverick.