RATCHET AND CLANK: Gold Bolts and Skill Points FAQ
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By		: Heldwin
email		: heldwin_ (at) hotmail.fr
Version		: 1.6 - 04 January 2003



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. UPDATES

2. INTRODUCTION

3. WHAT ARE THE GOLD BOLTS FOR ?

4. WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FIND THE 40 GOLD BOLTS ?

5. WHAT ARE THE SKILL POINTS FOR ?

6. WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FIND THE 30 SKILL POINTS ?

7. WHERE ARE THE GOLD BOLTS ?

8. WHERE ARE THE SKILL POINTS?

9. MISC

10. CREDITS

11. LEGAL STUFF



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1. UPDATES
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Version		: 0.1	 Creation of the Gold Bolts Faq

Version		: 0.2    Addition of the 2 missing Bolts and Fixed minor
                         grammar errors

Version		: 0.9    Correction of minors errors.

Version		: 1.0	 Addition of the 10 Gold Weapons location found on
                         Novalis, and the Goodies Section for all the Gold
                         Bolts.

Version		: 1.1	 Addition of the Table of Content, Misc Section, on
                         how to reach Gold Weapons on the Orbital Station of
                         Oltanis, the description and the prices of the 10
                         Gold Weapons.

Version 	: 1.2	 Correction of divers Sentences, to make the Faq
                         clearer, and to correct divers grammar errors.

version		: 1.3    Correction of the mistake I made about the location
			 of the Code Bot (not on Oltanis Orb. but Veldin Orb.)
			 I am sorry for the the people trying to find it on
			 Oltanis Orb. because of me :/

Version		: 1.4	 Addition of the 30 Skill Points FAQ.

Version 	: 1.5	 Correction of some description errors I have made.

Version		: 1.6    Correction of some description errors I have made.


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2. INTRODUCTION
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This is my first Faq (or in-depth Faq), and i saw that a lot of people had
trouble to find the Gold Bolts, and the Skill Points. I tried to answer most
poeple possible, but answering the same thing again and again ... :)

It is why I wrote this in-depth faq for the Gold Bolts, and now the Skill
Points.

I used the Pal Version of the game with the French Setting, and played in 60
Hz.

I heard you can have a game crash when you get an infobot when you play the PAL
version and play in 60 Hz (I didn't get this problem). THere is a fix to this
problem (look the MISC Section of this FAQ).

This game is really really good, and worth the time to do a complete FAQ, and
maybe i will do it, but it takes a LOT of time to write step by step what to
do.



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3. WHAT ARE THE GOLD BOLTS FOR ?
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The Gold Bolts are used to buy Gold Weapons and you will need 4 Gold Bolts and
a good amount of normal Bolts to be able to buy each of the Gold Weapons.



A) Can be found the first time you play the game.

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ON THE ORBITAL STATION OF OLTANIS
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If it is the first time you play this game, you can find a Spot to buy 5 of
the Gold Weapons at the top of a big tower on the Orbital Station of Oltanis.

If you have finished this level already, you can take the teleport pad near
your ship, and you will appear near the bridge and the tower.

This tower is just after the arena you enter with your magnetic boots and the
elevator (you will appear at the ceiling of this arena).

After you kill all the robots that use fire weapon and all these dogs-like
robots, the door will open. Go out of this arena, go up this stairs and you
will appear on a platform near a Hangar and a bridge, and a scene with Quark
will start. You will have to destroy his very well armed Shuttle and stop him
with a ship. After you have succeeded this mission, you will appear near your
new ship.

Don't enter this ship, but look around and you will see a very big tower near
you. Go at the bottom of this tower, enter about 2 meters of the tunnel that
go through and do wall jumps. You will reach a higher platform with a glowing
button. Walk on this button and the platform will move and take you to the top
of the tower. There you will find 5 Gold Weapons and it will cost you 100'000
Bolts to buy them.


There you can buy (Total 90'000 Bolts) :


- the Blaster 	     (20'000 Bolts)
- the Bomb's Glove   (10'000 Bolts)
- the Glove of Doom  (20'000 Bolts)
- the Pyrocitor      (30'000 Bolts)
- the Suck Cannon    (10'000 Bolts)



B) You need to finish the game 1 time to be able to go there.

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ON VELDIN
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After you have killed the Final Boss, and you choosed to Start a New Game with
your Weapons, you will find a teleport pad near your Ship on Novalis. It will
cost you a lot of Bolts. The 2 most expensive Gold Weapons are the Tesla Claw
and the Devastator that will cost you 60'000 Bolts each, but they worth it :)


there you can buy (Total: 250'000 Bolts):

- the Blaster 	     (20'000 Bolts): Range Increased, Projectile do More
                                     Damage, Faster Reload, Projectile Rebound.

- the Bomb's Glove   (10'000 Bolts): Range Increased in Aim Mode, Bomb do More
                                     Damage.

- the Decoy Glove    (10'000 Bolts): Damage automatically all enemies
                                     Attacking, Design Changed (Black Devil
                                     Decoy).

- the Devastator     (60'000 Bolts): 1 Missile can Destroy more than 1 Enemy
				     (Multiple Attack).

- the Glove of Doom  (20'000 Bolts): Doom do More Damage, Attack Faster, Bigger


- the Glove's Mine   (10'000 Bolts): Range Increased in Aim Mode, Mine doMore
				     Damage, Activated with a Bigger Range.

- the Morph-O-Ray    (20'000 Bolts): Morph Faster, Bigger Chicken.


- the Pyrocitor      (30'000 Bolts): Green Flame, Range Increased, Flame do
				     More Damage.

- the Suck Cannon    (10'000 Bolts): Projectile do More Damage, Can Suck More
				     Enemies (Capacity Increased).

- the Tesla Claw     (60'000 Bolts): Green Electricity, Electricity do More
				     Damage, Attack Mutliple Ennemies.



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5. WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FIND THE 40 GOLD BOLTS ?
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After you kill the Final Boss, start a new game with your weapons, and you
will get a Goodies in your Menu (Press Start to open it).

When you have found the 40 Gold Bolts, buy all the Gold Weapons.

After you have bought all Gold Weapons, you will unlock a new section in the
Goodies:

- The Video of the Making of :) (created by Insomniac)



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4. WHAT ARE THE SKILL POINTS FOR ?
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They are used to "Master" the game ...



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6. WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FIND THE 30 SKILL POINTS ?
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After you kill the Final Boss, start a new game with your weapons, and you
will get a Goodies in your Menu (Press Start to open it).

In this Goodies, you will find a Section: Skill Points, and will know on what
Planet on can get Skill Point(s), a Title that help you to find the Skill
Point, and which one you have done or need to do.

When you have all the Skill Points, you will unlock a new section in the
Goodies:

- Epilogue :) (created by Insomniac)




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7. WHERE ARE THE GOLD BOLTS ?
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!! When I say: Go on the Left of your ship, or on the right of your ship, it is
when you are actually facing it !!

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NOVALIS:
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1)

Go in the way behind your ship, follow the way, and when you go in the water
in the cavern, and appear in 1 of the 3 pools, jump out of the water, go on
the floor and destroy the wall (semi broken) on your left with a powerfull
weapon. You will find there the Gold Bolt.


2)

Go in the water way on the left of your ship (when you face it), do all the
jumps to reach the first room. In it, go to the bottom of the stairs and do a
wall jump. You will find the Gold Bolt at the top.


3)

Need HydroPack:

After the bridge, enter the water and take the left path. Go to the end of the
way, go out of the water, and enter the big room at the end of the path. On
the right, you will see stairs. Jump at the top of these stairs and you will
find the Gold Bolt.



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KERWAN:
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You need the Helipack to get these 3 Gold Bolts.

4)

When you are on the top of the second tower of the challenge (Obstacle
Course), jump where there is no fence to the tower that is North East of your
position, where you see breakable boxes in it. The tower is written as a gray
square on the map, at right of the 2 Buildings above the spot of the challenge.


5)

Near the train, on your right just after the stairs, jump over the boxes and
you will see the Gold Bolt, at the end of this place on lot of Boxes
(luggages). Jump on the ones on your right and jump from boxes to boxes to
reach it. You will need to do a Stretch Jump (Run, R1 + X) to reach the last
boxes.


6)

Below the Gadgetron, jump in the direction of the traffic and glide with your
Helipack to go in the tunnel below. The Gold Bolt is there.



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7)

At the top of all the platforms with the Arrows and Hands, just before you
reach Skid's Agent, you can jump over the mud, on your right, on a little
ledge in the corner of the fences, to reach the middle island. Then go on the
Truck to get the Gold Bolt.


8)

In the path behing your ship, after Skid, you will see a cave with the Gold
Bolt in it. Go to the spot on the right after the corner, where are the sand
sharks on the little island and destroy the wall on your right with a bomb (or
any other powerfull weapon).


9)

Need Swingshot:

In the factory, at the top where you can do the 6 swingshots for the skill
point, go to the spot where was the Trespasser and jump on the platform below.
The Gold Bolt is there.


10)

Need Magnetic boots:

On the left of Skid's Agent, walk on the Black Magnetic Path and enter the
building (Big Canon) at the top. The Gold Bolt is in the middle of the
building, in a tunnel.



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11) Need Helipack:

Go on the left of your ship, kill all the enemies that are cutting down the
trees, and you will eventually reach 2 steps. Look above you on your right
with L1, and you will see a ledge, with the Gold Bolt on it. Do a Boost jump
(R1 + X) to grab the ledge with your hand.



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12)

Need Helipack and O2 Helm:

Go to the locked door you need to open with the Trespasser, open it and the
game will ask if you want to explore? Accept, and take the elevator. Go out,
and walk on the little path on your left. Enter the ship, and farther you will
have to jump on a lot of boxes with X on them. After this, try to reach the
platform on your right, with the use of the boxes in front of you. On this
platform, turn around to reach the nose of the ship and you will find the Gold
Bolt.


13)

Need Helipack:

Go in the path with all the little monsters that fall from the ceiling. Go in
the room with the 3rd Force Field. The Big Round Room with all the little
cells. Jump on the right part of the cells, and enter the 4th cells from the
right. In it, you will need to kill a lot of these little monsters and you
will find the Gold Bolt.



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RILGAR:
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14)

Need Helipack:

Go to the place with the kind of little labyrinth with all the Red Force
fields. Go on the little round platform that is threw in the air. Go on it,
and try to reach the nearest pillar that is used for the force fields. Walk
from pillar to pillar till you reach the part with the Gold Bolt.


15)

Need O2 Helmet:

You have to go to the spot where you needed to run the fastest possible and
with enough oxygen before the water refill the place (the way you used to
reach Quark).

If you have problem to find this path:

When you are near your ship, look on your left, and you will see a big box
that is floating on the water, jump on it and you will see 2 yellow targets
for swingshot, an other big floating box and a green ball in a pipe. Swingshot
the yellow targets, jump on the 2nd big box and swingshot the green ball to
enter the pipe. Take the elevator at the end of this path, amd you will appear
near a pool. Use the Hydro Displacer aspire the water out of this pool and
jump in it. Reach the other side and jump on the ledge on your left to go out
of the pool. At the second pool, use the Hydro Displacer to fill this pool of
the water of the first pool. Jump in the water, and enter the pipe in the
wall, in front of you. In it, break the 2 metallic door that block your way
and aspire the water of this 3rd pool. In it, on the right, you will find a
2nd pipe. Enter it and destroy the metallic door, and come back to refill this
pool of water. Jump in the water, enter the pipe again, go out of the water
the other side. You will be at the spot you had to slide down to reach the
door with the glowing button, but now this spot is filled of water.

With the help of your O2 Helmet, enter this path filled of water, and try to
find where was the start position (you should still see on the floor the
glowing button). Then pass the 4 platforms, and when you see a ramp going up
on the left, don't follow it, but go on the right and down. At the end you
will see the entrance of a big pipe. Enter it, go to the end, go out of the
water, and you will find the Gold Bolt.



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16)

Need Swingshot:

After the 2 Bridges that break when you walk on them, after you avoid the
shoot of the weapon with the fences path, and after the 2 greenballs you have
to swingshot, on your right, you will see a locked door. To open it, face the
door and double jump on the right to reach a platform, and walk on the 3 green
buttons on the floor before the song end. Now, return to the door, and enter
the building. The Gold Bolt is there.


17)

When you reach the first pool, use your Hydro Displacer, go to the other side
of this pool, go to the top of the stairs on the right. Now, use L1 to look
down and you should see that you can jump down there. The Gold Bolt is there.
You will be behind the door that was closed on the right of the Quark's
Statue.



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18)

Near the Ship, and all the flying enemies, there is a door locked, that need
the Trespasser to be open. Go near this door, and do a wall jump to reach the
roof. The Gold Bolt is there,


19)

Need Helipack:

Pass the bridge that a Bomber destroyed, jump on the platform and pass the
second bridge (the one with the tank) .After this bridge, you will see a
building, go up the ledges on the right of this buidling. At the top, you will
see a platform with a tree on a platform in the hill. Do a big Jump (run, R1 +
X) and when you are on this platform, jump on the other little platform till
the end. The Gold Bolt is there.




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20)

Need Helipack and Swingshot:

From the start position, at right before the elevator, you can see down a
platform. Jump on this platform and go along this way. Use your swingshot to
pass the lava and Destroy all the Connections of the Destroyers you see. When
you reach the Big Metallic island with the 4 Destroyers around it. Destroy all
the 4 connections, and Boxes should appear in the lava to reach the next
platform. The Gold Bolt is there with a boat to take you back near the first
turret.


21)

Need Helipack:

When you are near the first turret, take the left path, go up with the
elevator, and when you are on the platform, look down with L1. You should see
a Volcano (not like the other ones, but like a big hole). Do a run Jump (R1 +
X) and enter it. You will need lot of ammos to go to the end of this path. The
Gold Bolt is at the end (if it is the first time you enter this planet, the
volcano is after the ramp with the broken ship).



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22)

Need to be Ratchet, Magnetic Boots, SwingShot, the Visibombs:

Go to the spot where all the little bombs are thrown to the floor, on the
platform above your ship (if you haave finished this level, you should see a
moving platform that can take you up there). There, you should see the Gold
Bolt on a ledge on your left, and behind it a kind of Big Red Membrane. You
need to shoot a missile to it to break it. But now you need to break more of
these membranes in the pipe that is after the red membrane. Use the visibombs
to shoot in this pipe and destroy the others membranes. I believe there 3
mores of them. When you saw that you have destroyed the last one, go back to
your ship, and go down to the second Gadgetron. Take the right path, jump to
the platform through the green water, take the Black Magnetic Path, and, at
the end, use your swingshot to go to the other side of the force field and use
your Swingshot on the yellow target to go to the platform after the green
water. When you are on the platform after the swingshot, follow the path, and
you will eventually see a kind of Big Mouth (that was closed with a Metallic
Door before), on the left wall now open. Enter it, and go to the end of this
new way to find the Gold Bolt.


23)

From you ship, enter the cave at right, and now the Way at left that was
closed with Metal Sticks should be open. Enter this way and just before the
room with the 3 big pillars, you should see, in the wall on your right, the
possibility to do wall jumps. Do wall jumps to the top and you will find the
Gold Bolt.



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24)

Need Upgrade Helipack, Swingshot:

From start position, follow the path till you are on the part with the spiky
fishes, and go to the border (where was the boat when you needed to protect
the man to get the O2 Helmet), and go in the water, go deep and, in the roc on
the left, you will see a hole. Enter this hole and when you are at the end, go
out of the water. Now use your Upgraded helipack, and jump + R1 on the red
button (this will open the bridge). At the other side of the bridge, use your
swingshot and reach the platform. Make your way through all these spiky Fishes
and jump from platform to platform. At the end you will get the Gold Bolt.



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25)

At the intersection, take right path, and go to the end. You will see a moving
platform turned vertically. You will need to do a wall jump between the wall
and this moving platform, then coordinate your jump with the move. The Gold
Bolt is at the top of this pillar.


26)

Farther, you will see an other moving platform, go on it and enter the cave.
Follow the path and you will enter a big room with a system of water. You need
to take water in the 3 recipients, and fill all this room of water. When it is
done, enter the 2nd little room where you took the water. Go out of the
water, and you will find the Gold Bolt on the ledge there.



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27)

Need Helipack:

When you have destroyed all the generators of the Force Field, return where
you had to jump on the platforms when the green water was not on them. Stay on
the one that is always out of the green water and look on the wall on your
left. You will see a hole (or pipe) in this wall (before closed by a force
field), Jump in it and you will find the Gold Bolt there.

I am still thinking of the role of the generator near the Gold Bolt. I tried
to destroy it with a Visibomb, from the spot near my ship, through the big
hole at the top of the station (it go directly on the generator). Maybe that
the force field near the gold bolt shut down when you destroy all the other
generators is a Bug and the programmers wanted us that we destroy this
generator with the visibomb to be able to get the Gold Bolt. It is the only
idea I have about this generator, if not it is kind of useless.



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28)

Need Slide Boots, Swingshot:

Go to the path with all these little flying robots, and robots that use
weapons like your Tesla (electric weapon). Follow this path, and when you
reach the rail, jump on it with your slide boots. When you are on the next
platform, kill the little flying robots there, and stop at the end of this
bridge, use L1 to look up and you will see a green ball. Use your swingshot on
it and you will reach the platform up there. The Gold Bolt is there.


29)

Need Magnetic Boots:

From your ship, go On the platform with the statue, and you will see a Black
Magnetic Path that do a semi-circle. Go along this magnetic path with your
magnetic boots and stop on the glowing button at the end. When the Platform
stop, walk on this new path and jump on the big ice platform and jump through
the air to enter the little tunnel. Walk on this new black magnetic path, Walk
on these ice platforms and jump over the electric fences (kind of force
field). At the end, you will find an other black magnetic path. Follow it, and
you will reach an other big ice platform with enemies on it. Just before you
walk on it, look on your right, and you will see the Gold Bolt on a little
ledge near this ice platform. Try to reach it, and take the Gold Bolt.


30)

Need Magnetic Boots:

This one is near the Gold Bolt number 29. Go to the end of this big ice
platform, and you will need to hang on a wall and go on the right to reach on
ice platform up. BUT, do not go up, but go the maximum on the right you can
when you hang on the wall. You will see that there is a little ledge with the
Gold Bolt on it. Go on this ledge and take the Gold Bolt :)


31)

Need Swingshot (Difficult):

After you have completed all the Missions of this Planet, you should see a
Ship destroy the statue, on the platform near your ship, and after the
explosion, the glowing button that was below the statue will be accessible.
Walk on this button, and Yellow targets for Swingshots will appear.

You have to swingshots all these yellow targets to reach the end. The 4th is
difficult to swingshot, then try to be the nearest of this target to reach it.

To get the max chance to reach it, Double Jump on the platform and swingshot
the first yellow target, and wait to be at the highest position possible in
the air before you try to reach the next ones. After the second one, push the
Left Analogic Stick on the Left direction to be the maximum you can on the
Left before you reach the 4th yellow target and try to click 1, 2 or even 3
times the Circle Button to be sure that your Swingshot actually work and reach
it (it has never worked the first time I clicked the Circle Button). I guess
you have to be at a certain spot in the air to make it work. When you reach
the platform at the end (the one with the green ball above), look on your
left.

You will see yellow targets, and 2 green balls that turn around a big pillar.
You will need to swingshot one of this green ball when it is at the middle,
between you and the yellow target, and when you are close enough of this
yellow target, stop pressing Circle Button to fall down, and when you are
little below this yellow target, launch your swingshot on it, on the second
one and on the green ball on the next platform.

Now, you will see a yellow target and, farther, an other of this green ball
turning around a big building, with a yellow target near a platform and a
green ball on this platform. Now it is the time to try to reach this platform.
Do the same you did before, and swingshot the yellow target, and try to reach
one of the flying green ball (coordinate your swingshot) and when you are
close enough of the platform, try to reach the yellow target and the green
ball, or directly the green ball (if you get too close of the flying green
ball when you are swinging, release it and launch it again on this ball, you
will be at a safer distance of the ball and not fall).

And NOOOO !! hehe, it isn't finish yet and it is the most difficult part :/
Now you will see 2 flying green balls, turning around in front of you, and 2
yellow targets farther. Do the same as before, swingshot the green ball, reach
the yellow target, and swingshot the second. Now, be careful and DON'T RELEASE
YET YOUR SWINGSHOT, it is really important, because there will be no flying
green ball in front of you yet. Stay on the last yellow target and wait that a
flying green all come in front of you, and now swingshot it, and when you will
be close enough of the next platform, swingshot the green ball on it.

YES, you made it, the Gold Bolt is there :) But don't forget to destroy the
streetlights there if you don't want to do all this way again for the Skill
point (you need to destroy all the streetlights you see).


[Quinn /quin75]
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This is more of a helpful hint that I found, well helpful, when swinging
from each yellow target.  If you get a more forceful swing and end up
totally horizontal with the rope/wire and your next yellow target you will
cut your chances of missing to almost zilch.  If you don't have a very high
swing keep holding down the O button and hang from the target you're
currently on.  While hanging use the left analog stick to swing yourself
higher by moving it back and forth until you get horizontal with the next
target.



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32)

Need Hologuise, Swingshot:

At the spot where you get the infobot, and where is the "Mother" of Clank :)
Look up with L1 and you will see a green Ball. Swingshot it and enter the
little pipe. Go at the end and you will find a room with the Gold Bolt.


33)

Need Robot-Decoder (or CodeBot):

Go to the spot that can transform Clank to Big Clank. You will see near this
spot a door that is closed. If you got the Robot-Decoder (you can find it on
the Orbital Station of Veldin, at the end of the underwater path), when you go
near, the robot-decoder will open the door automatically. The Gold Bolt is in
this room.



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34)

Need Slide Boots:

When you are near the 2nd Gadgetron, take the left path. Go up with the
elevator, and go on the rails. You will see, farther on the rails, 2 big blue
force fields.

Look very well at left and right of the rails and you will see targets (round
button at the top of a stick). You will need to hit the 3 of them with your
Wrench, and it will Shut down these blue force fields. 1 is on your right,
after the first little train come, and after the tunnel. 2 are in the first
closed rails section you will see on your right and Now jump on the rails
where was the blue force fields (2nd closed rails section on your right) and
you will eventually get the Gold Bolt.


35)

Need Slide Boots:

At the end of the rails you used to get the Gold Bolt number 34, look down of
the platform, and you will see an other platform below this one. Jump down
there and walk on the teleport pad, and you will appear in a room with a lot
of Chickens :) the Gadgetron's workers... ROLF ... You will find the Gold Bolt
there.



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36)

Need HydroPack, O2 Helmet:

Near your Ship, go in the water and enter the 3 circles to open the entrance
of the pipe. Follow this way and go out of the water the other side. Press on
the glowing button to shut down the lightning in the water. Enter the water
and you have 1:20 to go to the spot the Gold Bolt is. Enter the water, follow
this path and avoid all the lasers, mines and other things, and when you reach
the part with the 3 other circles, you will see that there is a path on the
left, but a metallic door stop you. To open this door, go through the 3
circles near you, come back, enter this new opened path and go out of the
water before the time reach 0:00. The Gold Bolt is there.


37)

Need Hologuise, Swingshot, Magnetic boots, O2 Helmet:

Near your ship, there is a teleport pad. Take it to go to the 2nd Blarg Ship.
Kill all the robots there and go to the other teleport pad at the end of this
Blarg Ship, and use it. Do the same in the 3rd Blarg Ship, to go in the 4th
Blarg Ship, and to go in the 5th Blarg Ship (the Drek's Amiral Ship).

When you are there, you will see a door with a force field, but you cannot use
your Holodisguise to make one of the robot shut down it. Then you will have to
go out, on the right. Walk on the glowing button, and the platform will move.
If it is the first time you come here, you will need to take the moving
platform at little farther on the left (glowing button), and use a Blarg Ship
to destroy the Big Turrets. When it is done, return up there and take the left
path, to reach the next moving platform. Walk on the glowing button, and you
will appear in the ship, but you will walk on the ceiling. avoid the lasers,
enter the next room and go on the moving platform there to be on the right
side of the room, at the bottom. Now come back in the room with the lasers,
and go to the end, and enter the room on the right, kill all the robots in it.
Enter the next room and jump over the lasers that are on the floor, and do the
same for the lasers in the next room. The Gold Bolt is there.



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38)

Need Helipack, Taunter:

When you are near the big blue Force Field, use your Taunter to lure the Frog
in your direction, the frog will walk on the glowing button near her, and it
will shut down the force field. Enter this new path, and the Gold Bolt is at
the end.


39)

Need Helipack:

From the Gold Bolt number 38, follow your way, jump on the 5 platforms
floating in the air, swingshot the 2 yellow targets and pass the force field
you shut down with the trespasser. You will be in a big place with a roc in
the middle, follow the end of this room, where are the 4 elite guards, and
stop when you see the green ball target, be careful thought to not fall in the
big hole in the floor with the lava at the end :/ Now you will see a round
platform, jump on it. If you turn your camera, you will see a platform little
lower on your right. Use your helipack to glide to it and slide on the rail.
Go to the end of this path,and you will end near a wall. Do Wall Jumps to
reach the top, and the Gold Bolt will be there.


40)

Need Helipack:

Just before you reach the 2 Yellow targets for Swingshot, and you face them,
turn at 180 degree. Now look a little to your left, and you will see platforms
(the first is on the kind of little building. Jump on all the platforms, and
you will eventually find the Gold Bolt.



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1) Take Aim 		- Destroy a fighter or bomber	

Use your Weapon: Devastator (recommended) and try to destroy one of the Ship
that is in the air (it is not really easy thought).



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2) Swing It! 		- six swingsin factory without touching the ground

Go along the path at right of your ship, kill all the Sand Sharks and the
robots that use the flamethrowers, and you will eventually reach an elevator.
Take this elevator, and the top take the left path (the swingshot path).
There, use your swingshot to go farther in this path, till you are at the
entrance of a gig room with a lot of yellow targets and green balls (the one
with the Trespasser at the top). Now you will need to swingshot all of them
and reach the top without touching one of the platform with your feet.


3) Transported 		- Destroy three flying transports

Stay near your ship, and use your devastator (recommended) to destroy 3 of the
ships that turn around this place.



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4) Strike a Pose 	- Stand between the legs of Al's Roboshack statue

To reach the statue, you need to enter the Al's Shop, Jump at the top of the
boxes and take the elevator to reach the top of the building. From this
building, jump down to the platform that has all these dogs-like robots and
take the 2nd elevator. Destroy all the dog-like robots and the robot that uses
a missiles launcher.

Now, walk on your left and reach the border of the platform, look down with L1
and you will see the Al's Roboshack Statue. Use your Helipack to glide to the
statue and stand between the legs to get the Skill Point.


5) Blimpy 		- Take out a blimp, any blimp

Look in the air with L1, use your Visibombs and try to destroy one of the Blimp
that are flying around.


6) Qwarktastic 		- Destroy the Qwarkbot statue	

Go to the statue (Quark Bot) that is at the beginning of the Challenge
(Obstacle Course) you have to complete to get the Swingshot, and use a Bomb
(or any other powerfull weapon) to destroy it.



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7) Any Ten 		- Blow up ten vehicles		

Go near the traffic, and use your blaster (or any other weapon) to destroy 10
of the vehicles there.



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8) Girl Trouble		- Beat the Alien Queen using your wrench only.	
	

From your ship, go to the left, stop near the Force Field and hit the Little
Ball that is floating on your left to shut down it. Enter this path, destroy
all the enemies you see, and pass the others Force Fields. You will eventually
reach a round room with 4 Force Fields around it. Use your Blaster (or any
other weapon) to shoot each Floating Balls to shut down these Force Fields and
enter the next room.

If you have lost some life already, you can find 2 Boxes of Life at left and
right after the entrance.

You will have to kill this Boss and all her minions using only your Wrench.

To do it, go in front of him to lure him and double jump to her right (or
left, you decide) and hit her with a Hyper-Strike (like this she will try to
hit you, but you will be on her side). After you hit her, go on her other side
and hit her again with a Hyper-Strike (pass each time in front of her to lure
her again), and repeat till she send her little monsters (her babies, I
think). With this System, you shouldn't loose life.

To kill them, run to a side to make them run after you, and when they will be
all behind you, turn and do a Multi-Strike (it should kill the most of them),
and finish the few that are still alive with a second Multi-Strike. Now repeat
the Hyper-Strike System as before on the Main Boss till she send you the 2
bigger monsters (these 2 are tough).

To kill them, run to one of them when they appear, and try to do this 3 times:
do a Hyper-Strike on him, double jump on his side. Try to kill him as fast as
possible, because the second will be soon near you too), and do the same for
the second one. If you still have almost your life full before you try to kill
them, it doesn't matter if you are hit a few times. If you have bought the
Ultra Nanotech on Orxon, you should have about 6-7 life balls, when you try
kill them and can take 5-6 hits from these 2 monsters).

After you have killed them, finish the Main Boss with the Hyper-Strike System.

P.S: It appears that you only need to kill the Queen with your wrench only. You
can kill all her minions with any weapons you want. BUT while you hit her
minions, if you touch by mistake the Queen with an other weapon than the wrench
then you will not be able to get the Skill Point.


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9) Tricky 		- Do a "Twisty McMarx" in a hoverboard race.

In the Hoverboard race, take a boost and go on a Big Jump, and Jump. In the
Jump, you will have to Push the Left Analogic Stick in the Left Direction, and
press R1, R2, L1, L2 (in the order you want) one after the other.

To be sure you will do the 4 moves needed in the trick, press each button
about 1 second.



10) Cluck,Cluck 	- Turn any tank into a chicken	

Find a tank, and go at the nearest position on a side of the tank (you have to
touch him), to be safe. Now use your Morph-o-Ray and turn this tank into a
Chicken.


11) Speedy 		- Beat hoverboard challenge in 1:35 or less. (1:36 or
			  less for PAL Version)		

This is the most difficult of the Skill Points. To do it, you have to miss
almost none of the Boosts and use shortcuts with jumps to cut the turns (there
are 6 turns you cut with jump and speed).

Also, it is a good thing to do a trick each time you reach the Big Jump with
the wall of Boxes on the next platform. You will win Boosts you can use with
Square Button if you have missed a Boosts on the race or if you have chosen to
focus more on the Jump Shortcuts and avoid some of the Boosts on the floor.


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12) Jumper 		- Get through the grindrail without losing a HP	

You need to reach the end of the rails, without loosing any life by touching
Mines, falling or touching one of the obstacles (you can hit the mines with
your wrench, but hit at the right time).


13) Accuracy Counts 	- Destroy a small fighter with the turret

Enter the Big Turret at the end of this level (the one you used to destroy the
Bombers and the helicos), and try to destroy one of the little ship that fly
around.


14) Eat Lead 		- Use a Sand Mouse to take out all tanks.

You have to finish this level to be able to do this Skill Point (open all the
bridges). ANd I would recommend to destroy all the enemies (except the Tanks),
to be able to reach faster the Tanks, and like this, none of the enemies
destroy your Sand Mouse.

You can find the Sand Mouse behind the Building on the right, after the black
platform. This building is on the right of the one with a closed door you need
to open with the Trespasser.

When you have found the Sand Mouse, run to the platform that is after the
broken Bridge, and use the sand Mouse to destroy this tank. Now run on the
bridge this tank was, jump in the water, reach the spot with the tanks (1 or
2, I don't remember) and destroy them with your sand Mouse.

Now, run on the bridge above you, enter the city, destroy the 2 tanks that
turn around the pillars with your Sand Mouse, and you will get the Skill Point.

You have to let your Sand Mouse destroy the Tanks, and never help it.



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15) Destroyed 		- Blow up all of the Blarg destroyers	

From the start position, on the right before the elevator, you can see
platform down there. Jump on this platform and go along this way. Use your
swingshot to pass the lava and Destroy all the Connections of the Destroyers
you see. Don't forget the one on the right of the platform after your
swingshot, use your Blaster to destroy the connectors. You will see one on
your right after the elevator that go down. To reach it, jump and glide to the
ledge from the platform before you go down with this elevator. When you reach
the Big Metallic Island with the 4 Destroyers around it, destroy all the 4
connections, and you should get the Skill Point. If not, look in this path
again, and be sure you have destroyed the 10 Blarg Destroyers


16) Gunner 		- Down five ships with a turret.	

Enter the first Turret and destroy the ships that fly around you. If you
cannot get the 5 Ships with this Turret, destroy all the ones you can with
this one, and enter an other turret.


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17) Sniper 		- Shoot a Screamer through sniper hole.	

After the 2nd gadgetron, take the left path, enter the building at the end by
the door at your right, and go out of this building after you shut down the
force field.

Now jump on all these floating platforms, and you will reach the spot with
these crabs-like, and little farther on this platform you will see a pipe in
the wall on your right.

Look in this pipe and shoot with your blaster the little enemy that is
sleeping at the other side (try to not wake up him, or he will go away).


18) Hey, Over Here! 	- Lure any enemy into a forcefield.

Go near a Force Field that has enemies close behind it and use your Taunter.
The enemies will try to attack you, but they will be killed by the force field
and you will get the Skill Point.



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19) Alien Invasion 	- Shoot down three Blarg Saucers with visibombs	

This one is tough. Near your ship, try to find a good spot and use your
Visibombs Weapons to destroy 3 of the Blarg Ships that are flying above you.
Try to shoot the nearest ones, because if you go too far in the air with the
visibomb, you will loose it and destroy nothing.


20) Buried Treasure 	- Find and destroy all crates in the ocean

From your ship, walk to the island on your left, and jump in the water at the
end. Now, in this water, look the bottom, deep, and you will find Explosive
Boxes. Touch them, and go fast away, to make them explose.

Look around this area and when you have found all of them, you will get the
Skill Point.



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21) Pest Control 	- Kill all anklebiters in the forested section	

From your ship, walk along the way, and a little farther, you will see the
forested section, at right. Enter this section, and when you will be near the
moving platform (with Gold Bolt at the top), a lot of dogs-like creature will
get out of the floor and attack you. Kill them all.


22) Whirlybirds 	- Destroy 5 helico with any weapon other than turret

Near your ship (or around this place), and look in the air with L1. You will
see a lot of Helicos turning around this place. Use your Devastator
(recommended) and destroy 5 of them.



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23) Sitting Ducks 	- Destroy all cargo ships in the base

Destory all the little Shuttles that are on the buildings to get the Skill
Point. If you don't find all of them, use your visibombs to look on the
Building you don't have full visibility.

The last little Shuttle is on the ceiling of the arena, where you need to kill
all the little dogs-like and robots that use fire weapons, to open the doors.



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24) Shattered Glass 	- Blast all of the streetlights in the city

Around the platform, down your ship, you will see streelights, and now look in
all the city for these streelights, and destroy them all with your wrench (or
weapon). If I remember well, there are 3 platforms with streelights around.
The last spot with streelights is the one at the end of the Swingshot path
around the platform where you can find one of the Gold Bolts.

The Swingshot path appears after you have completed all the mission of this
planet. A ship will destroy the statue on the platform down your ship and a
button will appear, press it and the yellow targets for Swingshot will appear.


25) Blast 'em 		- Destroy three marauding Blarg ships

Find a good spot to be able to reach the ships that fly around. I took the taxi
to go to the high city and stopped on the platform with the 4 robots-detector
on it. Destroy all the robots that are above you and these 4 robots-detectors
and try to destroy 3 of these ships. I would recommend the Visibombs because
they fly far from your position. If you cannot destroy 3 of them, you can wait
that the one you have destroyed come back, and destroy it again :)



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26) Heavy Traffic 	- Traverse the grindrail without hitting anything

You need to reach the end of these rails without loosing Life and without
touching the Mines or the little Trains.


27) Magician 		- Score of 4500 or better on the hoverboard race.

To reach this 4'500 Points or better, you will need to do the best combos as
often as you can. You will have to permute the Tricks to get the maximum
points, because your points will lower each time you repeat it.

You can do on the Big Jumps:

- Twist McMarx: Hold a direction with analogic stick, and press R1, R2, L1, L2
(in any order) about 1 second each button.

- Quarcktastic: Hold a direction with analogic stick, and press R1, R2, L2 (in
any order) about 1 second each button.

If you permute these 2, it should be ok.

On the little jumps, you can do divers combo, but think to change the direction
of the analogic stick, and push different Shoulder Buttons each time you do a
combo, to get the maximum points.



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28) Sneaky 		- Kill all enemies in Hologuise traversal

In the path, where you need to use your Hologuise to salute the robot to make
them deactivate the Force Fields, you will need to Kill all the Enemies you
see. Don't forget to destroy all the Robots that are around the wall in the
rooms with a semi-completed robot in the middle.


29) Careful Cruise 	- Complete water traversal without losing any HP.

Near your Ship, jump in the water and enter the 3 circles to open the door.
Follow this way and go out of the water the other side. Press on the glowing
button to shut down the lightning in the water. Enter the water and you have
1:20 to go to the end. Enter the water, follow this path and avoid all the
lasers, mines and other things, because if you touch one of them and loose 1
point life you will have to try again. When you reach the part with the 3
other circles, enter them to open the door. Enter the new path, through this
door, go out of the water at the other side, and you should get the Skill
Point.



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30) Going Commando 	- Kill ten elite guards with your wrench only

You have to kill 10 of these Elit Guards (the flying robots that use Missiles
Launcher) with your base weapon, the Wrench. You just need to kill 10 of them,
then by example, you can destroy 10 times the first Elit Guard you see (kill
him 1 time, and reenter the planet 9 times).



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9. MISC
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Problem of Game Crash when you play the PAL Version in 60 Hz and get InfoBot:
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If you get to a world, quit before getting any infobots and then reload and
begin playing again, any infobots you pick up in that world will hang when
they start to play.

To fix the problem:

A) Switch to 50Hz mode before you load your game, get the infobot and then
switch back to 60Hz.

B) Or load your game in 60Hz, leave the level and come back THEN get your
infobot.

Everything should work fine after that.


Thks to [Ted Price - Insomniac Games] for this post.



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10. CREDITS
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Thanks to:


- [Ted Price - Insomniac Games]

for his post.


- [sfaok]

for the list of the 30 Skill Points in the Topic Skill Points Guide,
helped me to find the ones I was missing.


- [Joe25] and [theswelldevil]

to complete the list with the missing Skill Points.


- [Quin /quip75]

for his hint for the Gold Bolt #31


	
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11. LEGAL STUFF
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This Guide is Copyright (C) Heldwin.

If use informations written in this Faq, you can contact me at:
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(c) 2002 Heldwin