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    Skill Point FAQ by starkroid

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                                 SKILL POINT FAQ
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    A SKILL POINT LIST FOR:
    RATCHET AND CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL (PS2)
    
    Copyright 2004 starkroid (AFI773@aol.com) 
    Version 1.1, November 7, 2004
    
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    VERSION HISTORY
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    1.0 - Nov 7, 2004: Wrote the entire FAQ
    
    1.1 - Nov 8, 2004: Minor Corrections
        
    
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    Intro
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    Welcome to my second FAQ, for R&C:UYA. This is probably one of the 
    greatest action/platformers ever made, so it's worth it to give this 
    game a try. Anyways, this FAQ will provide a simple listing of the 
    skill points in the game and a short description of how to get each.
    
    
    
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    Contents
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    I.     What is a Skill Point?
    II.    Florana
    III.   Starship Phoenix
    IV.    Marcadia
    V.     Annihiliation Nation
    VI.    Aquatos
    VII.   Tyhrranosis
    VIII.  Daxx
    IX.    Obani Moon
    X.     Blackwater City
    XI.    Holostar Studios
    XII.   Metropolis
    XIII.  Crash Site
    XIV.   Aridia
    XV.    Qwark's Hideout
    XVI.   Koros
    XVII.  Mylon
    XVIII. Cheats
    XIX.   Conclusion
    
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    I. What is a Skill Point?
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      Skill Points have been around since Ratchet and Clank 1. You get 
    Skill Points when you accomplish a certain task. Some of these tasks 
    are difficult, some are easy, while others are just plain weird. You 
    can use your skill points to unlock "Cheats", which are actually more 
    like Easter Eggs.
    
    
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    II. Florana
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    1. STAY SQUEAKY CLEAN
      - Complete the "Path Of Death" without taking any damage. You're not 
        timed, so there's no need to move quickly. Watch the patterns of the 
        rocks and fire and you'll be fine, although it may take a few 
        attempts to figure out the patterns.
    
    
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    III. Starship Phoenix
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    2. STRIVE FOR ARCADE PERFECTION
      - Get 100% (all of the Qwark Tokens) on each Vidcomic. 
    
    3. BEAT HELGA'S BEST TIME
      - Complete the VR "Gadget Training" in under 0:50. It's not possible
        the first time due to the hacker puzzles.
    
    4. TURN UP THE HEAT
      - Simply purchase the Infernox Armor for 1,000,000 bolts. (Available
        after you beat the game for the first time).
    
    5. MONKEYING AROUND
      - Hit Skrunch the monkey twice with your wrench. Skrunch is running
        around in the bridge of the ship.
    
    26. SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK:
      - Complete Vidcomic #1 in under 2:40. (You don't need all of the
        tokens).
    
    27. SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK:
      - Complete Vidcomic #2 in under 2:10. (You don't need all of the
        tokens). 
    
    28. SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK:
      - Complete Vidcomic #3 in under 1:50. (You don't need all of the
        tokens).
    
    29. SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK:
      - Complete Vidcomic #4 in under 4:45. (You don't need all of the
        tokens). 
    
    30. SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK:
      - Complete Vidcomic #5 in under 2:00. (You don't need all of the
        tokens). 
    
    
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    IV. Marcadia
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    6. REFLECT ON HOW TO SCORE
      - Kill 25 Enemies with the refractor. Just kill everything you see
        with the laser beam.
    
    
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    V. Annihilation Nation
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    7. BASH THE BUG
      - Defeat Scorpio with your wrench. This must be done on the challenge 
        called "Scorpio". While Scorpio is shooting the razor blades along 
        the ground, get behind him and do comet strikes until he turns to 
        face you. Repeat. NOTE: This becomes easier with a Shield Barrier 
        LV 1-4 ONLY. This way, you won't take any damage from Scorpio. The 
        reason it has to be only LV 1-4 is with a Tesla Barrier (Lv. 5+), 
        your shield will attack him, voiding your opportunity for the Skill 
        Point.
        
    8. BE AN EIGHT TIME CHAMP
      - Complete all 8 gauntlet challenges. Gauntlets are the death-course
        ones, such as "Crispy Critter" and "Cremation Station".
    
    9. FLEE FLAWLESSLY
      - Complete any gauntlet challenge without taking a hit. I recommend
        "Crispy Critter", as it's the easiest. Just run through, don't 
        worry about killing enemies.
    
    10. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
      - Destroy 5 floating cameras while in a gauntlet challenge. They are
        found 2 at a time.
    
    
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    VI. Aquatos
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    11. SEARCH FOR SUNKEN TREASURE
      - Blow up all the underwater boxes. While underwater, swim into the
        red dynamite crates, then swim away. 
    
    12. HIT THE MOTHERLOAD
      - Collect all 101 Sewer Crystals. The map-o-matic will help here, as
        it shows the location of uncollected crystals.
    
    
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    VII. Tyhrranosis
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    13. BE A SHARPSHOOTER
      - Snipe 10 Tyhrranoids off of their towers in the open area. There are
        3 Tyhrranoids on each tower. Use the Flux Rifle. Range doesn't 
        matter.
    
    
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    VIII. Daxx
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    14. BUGS TO BIRDS
      - Change 15 Blood Flies into ducks with your Quack-O-Ray. Blood Flies
        are the little red and yellow bugs. Take the path into the
        mountains, not the one with the Hypershot Targets at the beginning. 
    
    
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    IX. Obani Moon
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    15. GET TO THE BELT
      - Find the series of jump pads that take you to the highest tower.
        From that tower, use the jump pad to land on top of the asteroid
        belt. Hit "Select" to bring up the map, and use that to find the
        tallest tower on the planet.
    
    
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    X. Blackwater City
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    16. BASH THE PARTY
      - Kill 20 (I'm pretty sure this is correct) Tyhrranoids with your
        wrench. This is easiest on the last mission: Part 3: Counterattack.
    
    
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    XI. Holostar Studios
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    17. FEELING LUCKY?
      - Hit the jackpot on a slot machine. Hit a slot machine with your
        wrench (or punch it if you're Clank), and hope for a jackpot. It is
        best to play multiple slot machines at once.
    
    
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    XII. Metropolis
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    18. 2002 WAS A GOOD YEAR IN THE CITY
      - Destroy the Blimp flying around Metropolis. The blimp is gray, and
        is more round than a normal blimp would be. One good shot from your
        Flux Rifle is all it takes.
    
    
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    XIII. Crash Site
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    19. SUCK IT UP
      - Kill any 40 enemies with your suck cannon. Suck up the small silver
        robots, and shoot them at the larger blue ones.
    
    20. AIM HIGH
      - Kill 10 Skreeducks. They look like Pterodactyls, and are pretty hard
        to miss. Simply use your Flux Rifle again.
    
    
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    XIV. Aridia
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    21. ZAP BACK AT YA'
      - Kill 10 enemies with your refractor. Use your Refractor to reflect
        the Mech-like Tyhrranoid's lasers back at them. This is easy on
        first mission.
    
    22. GO FOR HANG TIME
      - Get 2 seconds of air with the Turbo-Slider. Just go off any steep
        incline at high speeds with the vehicle.
    
    
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    XV. Qwark's Hideout
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    23. BREAK THE DAN
      - Destroy the snowman. I honestly couldn't find this one, so:
          
           "He's located up on a ledge before jumping across the two ice
           platforms along a small icy stream (this is the area where you 
           had to Hypershot over to it and then deal with a pack of 
           Qwark-Bots and a sweeping laser.). Instead of jumping across the 
           ice platforms, look to the right of the wall. You should see a 
           large crevice that can serve as a jump slot. Double jump to it, 
           but DON"T glide (Ratchet's feet won't stick to the wall if he's
           gliding), and as soon as you are inside the jump slot, start
           jumping up. You'll find Dan up top."
            
           - Strategy by MexicanRatchet
    
    
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    XVI. Koros
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    24. YOU BREAK IT, YOU WIN IT
      - Smash everything in the Robot's base. It REALLY helps to have the
        Bolt Grabber V2, because you can then just run around he base
        doing Comet Strikes to destroy everything.
    
    
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    XVII. MYLON
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    25. SPREAD YOUR GERMS
      - Infect 30 different enemies with your Infector. This isn't too hard,
        just run throught the level, infecting every enemy you see. Having
        the Infecto-Bomb makes this much easier.
    
    
    
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    XVIII. CHEATS
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    So, with your Skill Points, you can Unlock these Cheats:
    
    
          CHEAT                   SKILL POINTS NEEDED
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    Big Head Ratchet & Clank........5 Skill Points 
    Time Freeze.....................10 Skill Points
    Secret Agent Clank..............15 Skill Points
    Big Head A.I....................20 Skill Points 
    Ships to Ducks..................25 Skill Points
    Mirror Worlds...................30 Skill Points 
    
    To activate the cheats, go to "SPECIALS" in the options menu (when the 
    game is paused). Then select "CHEATS" and use (X) to activate and 
    de-activate them.
    
    There is one more cheat besides the ones listed here, but I don't 
    know how to get it. Check the codes/secrets section on GameFAQs
    for info.
    
    
    
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    XIX. CONCLUSION
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    CREDITS:
    - Insomniac, for making a great game!
    - My brother, who helped me with Skill Point #1 and #3.
    - MexicanRatchet, for the strategy on Skill Point #23
    
    This file is Copyright (c)-2004 starkroid. All rights reserved. This 
    file was entirely written by me, unless otherwise noted in the Credits 
    section of this file.
    
    It may ONLY be posted on GAMEFAQS, IGN, or NEOSEEKER.
    
    
    
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