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Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 

Qwarktastic Battle FAQ

(C) 2006 Clank992 - This guide may be 
reproduced and republished without
as long as the content is not altered
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Contents
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1. Introduction
2. About the battle
3. The battle itself
   3a. Weapons and Gadgets
   3b. Fighting 
        A. Ninjas
        B. Other Enemies
   3c. Regular/Timed Rounds
   3d. Sleeping Gas Rounds
   3e. Cycling Weapons Rounds
   3f. The turret in the middle
        A. Regular Rounds
   3g. The Bosses
        A. Gary and Helen
        B. Scorpio
4. Battle Layout/Plan
5. Credits

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1. Introduction

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This is my first Guide, so don't complain if it is not the best.

This guide will help you complete the Qwarktastic 
battle on Annihilation Nation. The battle is explained
in detail in section 3. Read section 2 first, as it 
contains information about this battle and 
the requirements to unlock it. 

If you have a Qwarktastic Battle related 
questions, comments, or suggestions, please 
email me at: wolstech (at) Gmail (dot) com
Just be sure to provide your Name, and the 
comment, and make sure the subject is 
something RC3 related or the mail may be 
deleted without being read.

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2. About the battle

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The Qwarktastic Battle is the most challenging battle
on Annihilation Nation. To access it, you must 
have completed planet Daxx and the "Championship 
Bout II" Challenge. It consists of 100 rounds of arena action
with bosses at rounds 50 and 100. You will be tested
on your arena skills. If you played RC2 and did 
the impossible challenge, you may be spoiled, as this
is way harder. You will deal with robots shooting
blue lasers at your feet, enemies with whips and 
swords, and ninjas, as well as the bosses. Get ready
to play for at least 15-45 minutes (for me it took 
about a half hour, not including my failed
attempts). Read below to begin.

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3. The battle itself

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Weapons and gadgets
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The following weapons and gadgets are recommended. 
These will be discussed throughout the guide, so it is
best you have them. Version needed will be shown
if upgrades are needed. Names in parentheses are 
the non-upgraded Names (weapons with a version
lower than 5). All V5 or better weapons should be 
upgraded to V8 if you are playing in challenge mode.

Weapons:

Shock Cannon
N90 Hurricane (N60 Storm) (Optional)
Nitro Eruptor (Nitro Launcher) - V5+
Vortex Cannon (Suck Cannon) - V5+ recommended
Tempest (Spitting Hydra)  - V3+
Agents of doom - V2+
Tesla Barrier (Shield Charger) (REQUIRED!)
Heavy Bouncer (Bouncer) - V5+
Megaturret Glove (Miniturret Glove) - V5+
Liquid Nitogen Gun (Lava Gun V5) (Optional)
Rynocerator (Optional, Challenge Mode only)
(Holoshield Glove) (Optional) - V4+

Gadgets:

PDA
Charge Boots (Optional)

Other:
Lots of bolts!

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Fighting General enemies
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This explains how to fight the various 
enemies found in the Challenge.

Men with swords and Whips
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These are one of the most annoying
enemies next to ninjas. Just stay back
when they swing their sword or whip.
As soon as then stop swinging 
their whip, blast them.

Robots with spike hands and laser cannons
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These robots will either swing at you 
with spike hands or shoot lasers. Please 
note that there are two different bots, 
one shoots lasers and the other has 
spike hands. These bots will follow you, 
you do not need to worry about the 
spiked ones as much as the lasers. 
To deal with the laser bots, back away
from them or run. Dodging the lasers is 
possible as well. To kill, stand out of range of the bot 
and use a powerful gun like the Shock 
cannon or throw Nitro at them.

Ninjas
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These will kill you in a matter of hits! You 
must always be fast when running from
ninjas as they move just as fast as you. 
If they stop flipping when chasing you, 
IMMEDIATELY MOVE AWAY, AND FAST! 
Standing there will result in him removing
a chunk of health with his sword. To Kill,
after moving away from him use a powerful 
weapon to exterminate him. It may take 
multiple cycles of flipping and dodging 
him to kill him.

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The Battle
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Round Types
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Regular Rounds
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Regular Rounds, you will see enemies. A 
good way to kill them fast is to use the 
nitro eruptor or the Ryno if you have it. 
Each round begins when a new set of
enemies is released on to the field. It 
ends when that set of enemies has 
been killed. 

Timed Rounds
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These are no different then the regular
rounds, except you only have a few 
seconds to do it (usually about 20). A
clock will be shown in the corner near
the round counter. If the clock hits 
zero, you will fail and will be required to 
re-start the whole battle from round 1. 
A quick way to kill the enemies is to 
throw Nitro Bombs (Nitro Eruptor) everywhere.
Be sure to use the PDA after this.

Sleeping gas rounds
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These rounds are also similar to regular 
rounds. The only difference is your 
health will slowly drain until the end of the 
sleeping gas period. If it hits zero, you 
die like always. If you finish without it 
reaching zero, the health that was drained
by the gas is returned.

Cycling weapons
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These rounds are regular rounds where
your gun changes randomly every few shots. 
Use all ammo to your advantage, as this ammo
does NOT come out of your ammo count. If you
hate a certain gun, shoot it at no target until it 
changes to a new one.

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The turret in the middle
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On some rounds, a big turret will appear in the center
of the arena and shoot at you. Don't waste ammo 
because it cannot be destroyed. Just run around the 
arena when it is shooting. When it stops, turn around, 
throw a Nitro, turn back and keep running. Repeat as 
needed to kill enemies.

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Bosses
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Gary & Helen
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By now, you have probably already fought these two 
and know what to expect. This information will 
be added in a future release. The weapons to use, etc.
are in the Battle Plan (Section 4).

Scorpio
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Again, you have probably fought him by now and 
know what to do. The weapons to use, etc. are 
in the Battle Plan (Section 4).


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The Qwarktastic Battle...Plan

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This section will walk you through the battle and 
what to expect. Each section explains how to beat 
a round or set of rounds.Bosses will be talked 
about as well. 

The format for a section looks like this:

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Round #: (Round Number or Numbers Here)

Type of round: Normal/Sleeping Gas/Timed/
                     Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: Yes/No

Details: Description here...
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Here is the beginning of the battle:

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Round #: 1 and 2

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: Yes/No

Details: The first two rounds will put you up against 
quite a few enemies. These consist of mainly of 
swordsmen, ninjas, and one or two robots. 
Just nuke them with a Nitro Eruptor and 
they'll be dead in no time.
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Round #: 3

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: This round will have fly-bots 
(those grey little bots with spinning blades around them)
and some men of different types. Take the men out by your
choice of method and clean-up the fly-bots with the 
suck cannon.(YOU MUST SUCK THE FLY-BOTS UP 
AND KEEP THEM IN THE CANNON AS WE WILL 
USE THEM IN ROUND FOUR.)
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Round #: 4

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: This round is all ninjas with a few fly-bots. Use suck
 cannon (with ammo from round 3) to shoot ninjas. The 
remaining ninjas may be killed with the N60, Nitro Eruptor 
or the Liquid Nitrogen Gun. Suck any remaining fly-bots 
into the suck cannon for later use.
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Round #: 5
Type of round: Timed (0:25 seconds)
Center Turret: No

Details: Timed Round! Throw Nitro Bombs at the groups as 
they come out of the containers.
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Round #: 6-9

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: These are normal rounds. Just use any good
gun. Recommended: Shock Cannon, Nitro Launcher,
N60 Storm, Liquid Nitrogen Gun
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Round #: 10

Type of round: Timed (0:25 Seconds)
Center Turret: No

Details: Timed Round! Just kill them with Nitro's. 
Watch Ninjas!
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Round #: 11-14

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Now is the time to use the PDA for some ammo if
needed. Just kill enemies like you did in rounds 6-9. 
Now is also a good time to get rid of suck cannon ammo.
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Round #: 15

Type of round: Timed (0:20 Seconds)
Center Turret: No

Details: Timed Round! Just kill the enemies with 
nukes (Nitros) again
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Round #: 16-19

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Kill enemies using Nukes (Nitros), N60, 
and Suck Cannon. Use PDA again if needed. 
When you get to the 15 second timed rounds, 
you will not have time to use your PDA. Also, now 
is a good time to use the HP drain feature on the 
Ultrasheild launcher. If it is a holoshield V2 or 
lower it will not work. Kill all but one swordsmen. 
While he chasing you put down a shield and lure 
him to it. Stay close to the shield, but not too 
close as the enemy will hit you. Your nanotech 
will go up! Just jump around, staying close, 
until the shield disappears. Repeat if desired.
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Round #: 20

Type of round: Timed (0:20)
Center Turret: No

Details: Same routine as always. Nukes!
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Round #: 21-24

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: Yes

Details: First Rounds with the Center Turret. 
You must run around the perimeter of the 
arena constantly, throwing nukes at 
enemies when it stops for a few seconds
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Round #: 25
Type of round: Timed (0:15 Seconds)
Center Turret: Yes

Details: Timed Round with Turret! Use same
procedure as for rounds 21-24, but hurry! 
Only 15 seconds to do it.
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Round #: 26-29

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Regular Rounds. Watch Ninjas. 
Use Suck Cannon, N60, Nitros, and Shock
cannon. Use PDA at round 29.
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Round #: 31

Type of round: Timed (0:15 Seconds)
Center Turret: No

Details: Timed round: 15 seconds - Nukes anyone?
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Round #: 32-34

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Regular Rounds - You know the drill...If you don't, 
see rounds 26-29.
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Round #: 35

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: No

Details: First Sleeping Gas Round! Make it quick! 
You don't want to pass out. Just remember,
you get all drained health back at the end 
of the round if it doesn't reach zero first.
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Round #: 36-37

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Regular Rounds
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Round #: 38-39

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: No

Details: You have to be quick! There are two 
rounds before the gas period ends! Nukes
or Shock Cannon are good.
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Round #: 40-41

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Regular Rounds - Use PDA if needed
and repeat health trick discussed on rounds 16-19 if needed.
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Round #: 42-44

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: No

Details: Gas round Lasts 2 Rounds...
Kill with Shock Cannon and Nukes.
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Round #: 45

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Nothing to say except center turret
starts next round!
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Round #: 46-47

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: Yes

Details: Watch that turret! Run around arena 
perimeter and attack enemies when turret
stops for a few seconds.
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Round #: 48-49

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: Yes

Details: Watch that turret and don't pass out!
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Round #: 50

Type of round: Boss
Center Turret: No

Details: Here you have to fight Gary and Helen. You've 
beaten them before, but an easier method is to use the 
Tesla Barrier/Shield Charger to protect yourself and throw 
Nitros and Bouncers at them. One level 8 bouncer takes 
away a quarter of their health!
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Round #: 51
Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Beat the bad guys and use PDA. Also repeat
health trick if needed. Sleeping Gas next round!
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Round #: 52-55

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: No

Details: Watch that Gas...3 rounds of it!
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Round #: 56-57

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Just beat them, what more can I say?
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Round #: 58-62

Type of round: Sleeping Gas
Center Turret: No

Details: Really long! 4 rounds of gas action!
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Round #:63-64

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: None
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Round #: 65-70

Type of round: Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: No

Details: First in the series of cycling weapons 
rounds to come. Just use the weapon given. 
It will change as you use it.
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Round #: 71

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: Yes

Details: None
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Round #: 72-77

Type of round: Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: Yes (until 77)

Details: Watch the turret! It'll blow you to bits!
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Round #: 78-80

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Repeat health trick, buy ammo on PDA!
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Round #: 81-84

Type of round: Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: No

Details: Use weapons to your advantage, 
even if you hate them!
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Round #: 85

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Use health trick and PDA. More 
Cycling Weapons to come.
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Round #: 86-90

Type of round: Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: No

Details: None
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Round #: 91

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: Yes

Details: None
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Round #: 93-97

Type of round: Cycling Weapon
Center Turret: Random

Details: Turret Comes and Goes...
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Round #: 98-99

Type of round: Normal
Center Turret: No

Details: Normal, so nothing really... Just use PDA 
again here if needed. Use the N60, shock Cannon,
or Liquid N2O Gun. Boss at round 100!
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Round #: 100

Type of round: Boss
Center Turret: No

Details: Scorpio Time! Just use the 
Tesla barrier/Shield Charger and throw bouncers at him. 
V8 Bouncer kills in five uses!
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Congratulations! You completed the Qwarktastic challenge!
Yes, it may look long, but once you start, you should
be able to finish in about a half hour or less.

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Credits

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I have to thank the following for this game and FAQ:

Insomniac Games - For creating one of the best games
                          I have ever played

Everyone else who writes me with corrections/suggestions 
(Your Name will be added here)

All the websites who host this FAQ/Guide...