_____________________________________________________________________________ Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal Titanium Bolt and Trophy Guide Researched and Compiled by Tim Heydelaar and Austin Johnson _____________________________________________________________________________ This FAQ will cover all the locations of the Titanium Bolts and Character Trophy's throughout the game, plus how to acquire the 6 Floor Trophy's. I will be detailing the locations of the Titanium Bolts and Character Trophys thoroughly to make them easier to find. Hopefully they make sense! Some of the items require a lot of work (such as the Omega Arsenal) and I've been getting a lot of emails requesting how to level up a certain weapon. I won't be detailing how to upgrade every weapon explicitly, or the choicest way to level up Ratchet. I'll leave that to the Walkthrough and Weapon FAQ. Please read the FAQ carefully before emailing me with any questions. Enjoy! _____________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents 1-Revision History 2-Titanium Bolt and Trophy Overview 3-Titanium Bolt and Character Trophy List .Florana .Starship Phoenix .Marcadia .Annihilation Nation .Aquatos .Tyhrranosis .Daxx .Obani Gemini Moons .Holostar Studios .Zeldrin Starport .Metropolis .Crash Site (Zeldrin) .Aridia .Qwark's Hideout .Koros .Command Center (Mylon) 4-Floor Trophy List 5-Frequently Asked Questions 6-Credits, Copyright and Contact _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 1 _________________________________________________________________________ Revision History 12/07/04 Ver 1.2 - A few more corrections brought up by emailers aplenty! Baring any other things I goofed, this should be the last revision of the FAQ. It was quite a bit of fun writing it -hopefully R&C4 will encourage another FAQ! 11/14/04 Ver 1.1 - A few corrections, some description updates and I have now finished Challenge Mode in R&C3 with -everything-! 11/08/04 Ver 1.0 - All 40 Titanium Bolt and 9 Character Trophys found. All 6 Floor Trophy listed. This completes the list! 11/06/04 Ver .6 - Four new levels and more bolt locations added. 1 more Character Trophy found. No Floor Trophys yet. 11/04/04 Ver .5 - The first 6 levels have most bolt locations listed. 2 Character Trophys found so far. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 2 _________________________________________________________________________ Titanium Bolt and Trophy Overview --Titanium Bolts Titanium Bolts are hidden throughout the planets you'll visit. You'll also receive titanium bolts for completing various objectives. A tally of bolts found is available in your ship on the planet select screen. --Trophy's Trophy's collected appear in your Trophy room on the Phoenix. There are two types of Trophys. Floor Trophys and Character Trophys. You obtain Floor Trophys for completing Battle and Arena missions. Character Trophys are found hidden in the levels just like titanium bolts. They are not on every planet! _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 3 _________________________________________________________________________ Titanium Bolt and Trophy Locations: .Florana --Titanium Bolt #1 The first titanium bolt you'll find is in the first large building you face when starting the level. The building in question is where you first encounter a ladder. When you make your way to the top of the building, there will be a platform outside that you will use to glide down to the platform in the water below leading to the second large building. Note: While your standing on this platform, look at the other large building - see something gold and sparkly? Take note - that's the trophy location. Back to the titanium bolt - below this platform is where the titanium bolt is hidden. You can jump off the edge and glide back "under" or you can jump to the platform you see below, turn around, and climb up the ladders into the room containing the bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 The second Titanium Bolt is located inside the fiery Path of Death. Around the third bend, just after the rolling rocks, you will come to another series of platforms. Your first jump (from the bend) will be to a normal rock platform. Jump to that rock platform and look to your -right-. You should be looking over the lava river. You should see a dome room with the titanium bolt shining brightly inside. Double jump to the ledge and get your bolt. --Trophy ( Ratchet ) The Trophy is located at the top of the second large building. You should of been able to see it from the top of the first large building just before you jumped down to the platform in the water leading to the second building. Once in the second building, you will encounter your first wall jump. Wall jump up to the top and go -left-. The ladders take you right, but you can use them to jump to the left. Once up in the room, walk to the left outside edge - you will need to traverse the exterior side of the building to make it around and in to the room containing the Trophy. .Starship Phoenix------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 Go to the VR room and complete all of the initial challenges. The last one should be called "Nerves of Titanium". Complete this challenge and you'll receive a titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 Once you get Quark Vid-Comic #1, go to the VG9000 and play the Vid-Comic. While playing, find all 100 Quark icons, and when you collect the 100th one, the titanium bolt will be yours! --Titanium Bolt #3 Once you get Quark Vid-Comic #2, go to the VG9000 and play the Vid-Comic. While playing, find all 100 Quark icons, and when you collect the 100th one, the titanium bolt will be yours! This level is a bit trickier however - two things to keep an eye out for are dark surfaces you can wall jump off of and breakable dark gray brick walls. A few of the icons are hidden pretty well. --Titanium Bolt #4 Once you get Quark Vid-Comic #3, go to the VG9000 and play the Vid-Comic. While playing, find all 100 Quark icons, and when you collect the 100th one, the titanium bolt will be yours! There are a few tricky icons. One is above the door that opens after the bomb-dropping enemies, another will need a wall jump to be reached, yet another is down a yellow ladder by small fire pits and a few are obscured behind a large pipe. They're in a hallway before the platforms with fire circling them. Jump around that area to find a few icons. --Titanium Bolt #5 Once you get Quark Vid-Comic #4, go to the VG9000 and play the Vid-Comic. While playing, find all 100 Quark icons, and when you collect the 100th one, the titanium bolt will be yours! Finding all 100 icons is once again, tricky. A few of the icons worth 10 icons are hidden well. Remember to jump off random walls just to see higher as there are a few ledges just out of sight. Also, when you get to the taxi, before you ride it, go below it and to the right. Fall over the edge to an area you can't see - you'll find one there. --Titanium Bolt #6 Once you get Quark Vid-Comic #5, go to the VG9000 and play the Vid-Comic. While playing, find all 100 Quark icons, and when you collect the 100th one, the titanium bolt will be yours! This level is actually pretty easy in terms of finding the icons. Just keep an eye out, particularly near the vertical platforming sections (as there is a split hidden path on one) and you should easily find all 100 icons. --Titanium Bolt #7 To get this titanium bolt, you must complete Tyhrranosis first. Once back on the Phoenix, you'll find out there is a new VR course Helga put together. The course is called VR Gadget Training. Simply complete the course and you'll receive another titanium bolt. You'll also receive the Hypershot and Hacker gadgets which you'll need to get a few titanium bolts you couldn't previously reach. .Marcadia-------------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 Near the beginning of the level, you will come across a pool of water with stairs on each side of the pool going up. These stairs lead to a large open area. Once there, turn right and follow the walls until you see an alleyway with a wall jump surface. Wall jump up, go down the hallway, and the titanium bolt is yours! Note: The alleyway in question is easily visible on the bottom right corner of your map. --Titanium bolt #2 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. Once back on Marcadia, return to the Laser Defense Facility. Towards the end, just before the teleport pad to return to your ship, there is a Gravity Boot surface. The titanium bolt is floating near the ceiling. Walk up and grab it. --Titanium bolt #3 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. Once back on Marcadia, return to the Laser Defense Facility. Proceed to the laser activated bridge that chimes and sways when you walk on it. Go into the room after the bridge. On your right is a Red Door - that's what we're going to open. Also note the Gravity Boot surface next to it. Now, proceed to the next room (where the laser is split), and then into the room after that. When you walk into that room, look to your left - you should see a Gravity Boot surface. You should also see a laser above you. Walk up the Gravity Boot surface and redirect that laser into the hole. Now return to the room with the Red Door, walk up the Gravity Boot surface, and redirect the laser into the small opening across the room near where the laser comes in. The Red Door is now open giving you access to another titanium bolt. .Annihilation Nation--------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 On the course "Heat Street", proceed to the first room. There you'll step on the switch and the arrow will send you to the left. Go left and you'll come across a zig-zag platform section. If you look past the platforms and up on the rock outcrop behind it, you should see the titanium bolt. Cross the platforms (be careful of the green lasers) then high jump up to the rock outcrop ledge and grab your titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 First you'll need to open the "Maze of Blaze" course. It's available after you complete the "talk to Courtney Gears" gauntlet (you receive Vid-Comic #3 from her) which itself won't open until you complete Daxx. Start the course and make your way to the second switch room - it will send you Right. Just past the door that opens is a bridge - on each side of the bridge are bots who will fire at you. Kill them both and then hop onto the platform on the Left (north on the map). You should see the titanium bolt on a floating platform. Glide jump to the platform to get the titanium bolt. .Aquatos--------------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 After the 'first' underwater swimming section, you'll get out of the water and hit the switch that lets Skidd in to continue helping you. He'll hack the bridge in the next room so you can cross it. Instead of crossing the bridge, jump down below it and walk to the end of the room. There you'll find a titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 Eventually you'll come across the 'second' underwater swimming section. Jump into the water and dive _straight_ down a bit. Now, look around. Turn a full 360 and you should see the titanium bolt in a small underwater alcove near you. If you swim into the tunnel filled with mines, you've gone too far. --Titanium Bolt #3 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Hacker. Once you have the Hacker, return to Aquatos. From the start, take the tram that leads down (west on the map). Pass the goo area with the gadgetron, go into the next room and jump up to the ledge that leads to the yellow room with the bridge. The next room will have a Hacker station. Hack it and take the tram to the room containing the titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #4 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. Return to Aquatos with the boots and warp back to the Sewers. Once in the sewers, you need to make your way to the UPPER sewer section and then to the main canal that runs down the center of the sewers. There are three levels of bridges. Low, mid, and high. You need to work your way to the highest set. Once up there, look around. Do you see Hypershot targets? If not, either warp (if a pad is there) or walk to another bridge. Once you find the Hypershot targets, swing across and in the middle of the sequence, a titanium bolt will be floating. Grab it! --Titanium Bolt #5 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. Return to Aquatos with the boots and warp back to the Sewers. Go to the UPPER sewer section. In particular, we want to go to the northern sewer sections (northern set on your map). Now, look on your map again; on the top of your map, you should see a long tunnel that connects the left and right side of the upper sewers. In the middle of that tunnel, you will find the titanium bolt. .Tyhrranosis----------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 When you get to the buggy mission, hop in the buggy and jump the bridge. Take the road that leads right (on your map, its the road that goes to the right) and you'll get to a bridge that leads to a building. Behind that building is a titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Hypershot. To get the Hypershot, you will need to complete Tyhrranosis and then the new VR Gadget course on the Phoenix first. Ok, once you have the Hypershot, return to Tyhrranosis, get in the buggy and jump the bridge. This time, take the road that goes left (on your map, it's the road that goes to the left) - it will lead to a green cave. Go into the cave on foot, climb the first set of platforms and keep your eyes peeled for a Hypershot grapple target. Swing across the gap to the alcove you see, round the corner and the titanium bolt is yours. --Trophy ( Al ) Again, get in the buggy, jump the bridge and head to the upper-right corner of the buggy driving area. It's also in the upper right corner of your map too. Get off your buggy and jump to the rocky area that will lead to the large turret (a red ? on your map). The first area has a few enemies you'll need to dispatch - two of which are on top of tall rocks. The trophy is on top of the rock closest to the water where the enemy was perched. You can high jump up to it while standing on one of the short rocks at the base, or glide down to it from the roof of the building behind it. .Daxx------------------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 After you get to the Harbor Station and watch the Courtney Gears music video, a door will open that leads to a Taxi that takes you back to your ship. On the platform leading to the Taxi, look to the right, over the water and you should see a Hypershot target. Make your way to the end of this Hypershot sequence where you'll find the titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Charge Boots. The boots are on Daxx in a small section behind your ship (look on your map). Complete it and the Charge Boots are yours. Now, open your map. On the lower left corner, in the main fortress, you will see a circular room. That's where we're headed. Once there, note that on one side of the room is a door you can't open. Go into the next room and in an alcove at the end of the room, there is a switch. You'll need to jump up to the alcove, activate the switch and use your Charge Boots to make it through the door in the circular room before it closes. Once through, make your way to the end of the section and you'll find the titanium bolt. --Trophy ( The Plumber ) Remember the room where you got your Charge Boots? They were in the room up in the building right by your ship. Go back to the room where the Charge Boots were. Once there, look out the opening towards your ship. There is a small balcony to the right of the opening. Hop onto the balcony and grab the trophy. .Obani Gemini Moons---------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 To get this titanium bolt, you should have the Charge Boots. This titanium bolt is on the first moon where you redirect the laser beams. Go down to the lowest floor of the moon (where the lava is). Search the moon until you find a green Hypershot switch. Before you activate it, search the area right around it for a tunnel. Through that tunnel, and straight across the lava pool after it is the titanium bolt behind a force field. Trigger the switch, run through the tunnel, across the lava and into the alcove containing the titanium bolt. Using the Charge Boots makes getting to the alcove in time much easier. --Titanium Bolt #2 This titanium bolt is on the second moon "Pollux". Warp to Pollux from the pad by your ship on the previous moon. From the direction you face when you warp in, go left - you will cross a small bridge. Continue straight across the bridge and over the landscape and you will see a launchpad. Use the launchpad and you should see the titanium bolt on a rocky platform. Land on the platform and the titanium bolt is yours. .Holostar Studios------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 The first titanium bolt is easy... simply continue along the normal level path until you come to a theater type room with green chairs. Look up one of the balconys filled with green chairs and you will see the titanium bolt at the top. Jump up the balconies and grab the first titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #2 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. You will get the Gravity Boots once you complete Blackwater City. Once you have the boots, return to Holostar Studios. In the small area where your ship and the Gadgetron is, look around at the walls - you will see a Gravity Boot surface. Walk up the wall and into the large room. Once in there, make your way down to the large hole and walk down into it. At the bottom you will see two spiraling walkways. Walk across the one on the bottom and when you reach the room on the other side, look up. You will see a Gravity Boot surface that goes straight up, turns right, then goes up again into a small opening. Walk up the surface, jumping over the braces. Once in the room, walk up the center pillar while avoiding the falling enemies. On top of the pillar is a titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #3 To get this titanium bolt, you will need the Gravity Boots. You will get the Gravity Boots once you complete Blackwater City. In the area where your ship is, once again walk up the Gravity Boot surface and go back into the large room. Make your way down into the hole again and you'll come across the 2 spiraling walkways. We'll call the lower, easy to cross path "walkway 1" and the path that starts on the ceiling, "walkway 2". You need to jump from walkway 1 to walkway 2. To do this, walk down walkway 1 until you are at a high point and walkway 2 is below you. Jump or walk off the edge, then glide down onto walkway 2. It's tricky. Once on walkway 2, walk the path and it will curve up and into a small alcove in the room where the Gravity Boot path to titanium bolt #2 was. Here's another method submitted by Glomerate which people may find easier. Upon entering the Titanium Bolt room from the funnel, you can jump and stand on the base of the wall in the hall where the spirals are. Once you jump on the first one you can continually jump from one base to the next (They're divided by wall pillars) until you reach a nice easy area in the middle where you can jump from the base of the wall onto the 2nd walkway. You can then continue walking over to the Titanium bolt. --Trophy ( Clank ) To get this trophy, you will need to have Clank. Finish Holostar Studios once, then come back. While playing the level, you will come across a Hacker station that will lower a small, round elevator pad. This is the first Hacker station you come across in the level. Ride the elevator to the top but do not go into the room. The trophy is on a ledge on the outside of the building you are on. High jump while on the elevator pad (or just off to the side) and grab the edge of the orange platform. Pull yourself up and grab the Trophy. .Zeldrin Starport------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 Near the beginning of the level, you will go into a large room with 2 red spaceships on the sides. You'll need to jump up a few ledges to reach the top of the room. Once at the top, destroy everything but do not use the Hypershot swing target yet!! In an alcove on the right side of the room (north side on your map), you will find the titanium bolt. This one is easy to find... so easy, you might pass it. --Titanium Bolt #2 This one can be found just after the first one. Complete the short Hypershot swing sequence and you will end up in a large room with spinning gears on the sides. On the sides of the room, about halfway up, are platforms. Use the large indestructable crates to climb up to the ledge on one side. You will need to long jump to the platform on the other side of the room. The titanium bolt is in the small alcove. .Metropolis------------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 From your ship, go into the first building and immediately turn LEFT. Break the large window, hop up and you'll notice a new building you can jump to. Jump across, swing across the Hypershot target, and grab the titanium bolt. **Of note, just before you swing across, up on one of the window sills (break the glass) you'll find the teleporter pad that leads to the Insomniac Museum. The teleport pad only activates between 3-4am. Set your PS2 clock, or wait until 3-4am to get in. --Titanium Bolt #2 Continue through the level until you come to the glass dome hallway. It's the part where enemies (1 or 2) dropped through the ceiling. Just after that hallway, you'll walk outside. On your left is a small gap you need to jump (which leads to the Gravity Boot surface) - however, instead of going left, turn right and look at the side of the building you are on. You should see a small rectangular platform, then another that wraps the building corner. Jump across and go around the corner. Jump up again and grab the titanium bolt. --Titanium Bolt #3 This titanium bolt is hidden in the Battle Missions. Choose the mission Tower Attack (if you've already completed the missions, it makes getting the bolt easier). Now, there are 4 towers, which are large buildings. Two are blue, and two are brown. The titanium bolt is behind one of the brown buildings. Look for a bridge that connects to the building. Where it connects, you will see a blue Gravity Boot looking surface. Half way up that surface is the titanium bolt. Fly your ship into it, and it's yours. --Trophy ( Skrunch ) From your ship, go through the first building and cross over the bridge that curves to the right. Go inside the next building and turn RIGHT. Break the large window, hop up and you'll find the trophy right there. .Crash Site------------------------------------------------------------------ --Titanium Bolt #1 This is probably the easiest titanium bolt to find! On the platform your ship is on, look around for a Gravity Boot surface leading over the edge. Hop on and the bolt is along the path, in plain view! Alternatively, if you return to your ship via the Gravity Boot surface from the ground below, you'll have to run across it near the end of the path. --Trophy ( Dr. Nefarious ) From your ship, start the main path. Just a little ways in, after a few battles, the path with take a hard left turn. You can see this hard left easily on the map. If you cross the bridge, you've gone too far. In the outer corner (the elbow) of that turn is a small rock ledge where some enemies were perched. Once dispatched, high-jump up to the ledge and grab the trophy. .Aridia---------------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 You can get this titanium bolt at any time during Battle Missions 3, 4 and 5. It's easiest to get on mission 5 as there are no enemies in the open area (they retreat into the tunnel). Ok, start one of the missions above. In the large open area, where the Hovercraft, Assasination and Turret missions took place, you'll need to make your way to the main large bridge connecting the lower two areas. This is the large bridge near the bottom of your map. The titanium bolt is -under- the bridge. Walk to any side of the bridge and you'll notice Gravity Boot surfaces. Hop on and walk to the titanium bolt! **Of note, you cannot grab the titanium bolt in your Hovercraft; it's just out of reach. --Titanium Bolt #2 You can only get this titanium bolt during the "X12 Engame" battle mission. Play the mission normally and when you make it to the turrets, as you exit the tunnels towards them, turn RIGHT and go around the corner. You will find a Gravity Boot surface. Walk up, then jump across the rocky platforms that lead you behind the turret base. There you will find another titanium bolt. .Qwark's Hideout------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 From your ship, go into the caverns on the right. Do not proceed over the moving platform on the left - that's the main path. Go into the caverns, walk down into the Gravity Boot funnel and when you come out of it, you will be faced with 2 laser sets you need to jump. Jump the first, then the second (which is shaped like an X). Just after you jump the second, the path will turn left. Before turning left, look over the edge into the icy water. You should see the titanium bolt on a small platform. From a ledge above or from the Gravity Boot surface above (walk off the edge), glide down onto the small platform and grab the titanium bolt. --Trophy ( Qwark ) While playing the level, you will eventually make it to Quark's room. Just before entering Quark's room, on the left and right sides of the path are two small yellow pod rooms. The one on the left side (if facing Quark's room) has the trophy. .Koros----------------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 Play through the level and you will come to a point where you will need to jump up a number of stacked, black metallic crates. Before you do so, note the two cylindrical buildings on each side of the crates. We want to get up and onto the one on the left (if facing the crates) so we can jump over the large metal fence. Jump up the crates, turn around and glide to the platform on the building. If you haven't got the trophy yet, the trophy is inside the building you're on. Grab it! Ok, now from the platform, jump and glide -over- the large metal fence. The titanium bolt is on the ground. Grab it and use the metallic crates to get back over the fence. --Titanium Bolt #2 Play through the level and you will come to a point where you will need to jump up a number of stacked, black metallic crates. Jump up the crates and enter the next section where you'll see a few buildings and a large Blue gate at the far end. The titanium bolt is located at the top of one of the buildings on the left side. Go behind the buildings and look for a ladder. Climb up to the top and grab the titanium bolt! --Trophy ( Courtney Gears ) Play through the level and you will come to a point where you will need to jump up a number of stacked, black metallic crates. Familiar yet? :) Before you do so, note the two cylindrical buildings on each side of the crates. We want to get up and into the one on the left (if facing the crates). Climb up the crates, glide to the platform on the building and enter the small room right there. The trophy is yours. .Command Center-------------------------------------------------------------- --Titanium Bolt #1 Play through the level until you need to use your Tyhrraguise for the first time. Talk to the Tyhrranoid and he will let you use the elevator. At the top of the elevator, IMMEDIATELY turn left and look down over the edge. You will see the titanium bolt. Drop down and grab it. --Trophy ( Lawrence ) As you are playing, you will come across a door requiring the Hacker. Before you go through the door, you'll be in a section with a number of raised platforms surrounding large cannisters. Each platform has a ladder leading to the top. Climb one and look at the other raised platforms. On top of one of them, towards the path you took to get here, you will see a trophy glittering. Make your way to that platform, climb the ladder and swipe the trophy. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 4 _________________________________________________________________________ Floor Trophys --Titanium Collector Trophy You'll receive this trophy for collecting all 40 Titanium Bolts. --Annihilation Nation Trophy Beat every challenge, including the gauntlets and the Qwarktastic battle and you'll receive this trophy. --Friend of the Rangers Trophy Complete -every- Battle Mission. If you completed them all in order, you will receive this trophy when you finish the X12 Endgame mission on Aridia. --Skill Master Trophy Complete all 30 Skill Point challenges. Most are self explanatory, however, "Zap Back at Ya" is rough to figure out. You need to use the Refractor while standing in the oncoming fire of the Red Mechs. The Refractor absorbs them. --Nano Finder Trophy Once you beat the game, you can enter Challenge Mode. In Challenge Mode, you can upgrade your health to a max of 200. Once you do, you'll get the trophy. See the Frequently Asked Question section below for tips on leveling Ratchet. --Omega Arsenal Trophy Once you beat the game, you can enter Challenge Mode. In Challenge mode, you can buy upgraded versions of every weapon (called Mega weapons). You need to buy EVERY weapon and upgrade them ALL to Omega level, which is Level 8. This includes the RY3NO, which will max out at Level 5 and become the "Rynocerator" (not Omega). It's going to take millions of bolts and quite a bit of time, so be prepared. See the Frequently Asked Question section below for tips on making money and leveling up your weapons. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 5 _________________________________________________________________________ Frequently Asked Questions Q: What are the Titanium Bolts good for? A: You can 'buy' new Ratchet skins. Additionally, finding all 40 titanium bolts nets you the Titanium Collector floor trophy. Q: What are the Trophy's good for? A: Once you find all of the Character Trophys and earn all of the Floor Trophys, the door in the trophy room will open leading you to the Insomniac Museum. There is an alternate method of entering the Insomniac Museum however. Check the location for Titanium Bolt #1 in Metropolis above for info on entering. These next few questions deal with the hardest and most tedious 2 trophy's to acquire - The Omega Arsenal (every weapon upgraded to Omega, and the RY3NO to Rynocerator) and the Nano Finder (Ratchet's health maxed out at 200). Q: What's a good way to earn money for the Mega weapons? A: Well, it all depends on how soon you want to be able to use the Mega weapons in Challenge Mode. If you want them early, it will take longer. Here are some tips for earning bolts quickly and leveling you and the weapons while you're at it. --Once you start Challenge Mode, play the game until Annihilation Nation is opened. Each challenge is worth A LOT now. Complete every challenge available. Some may be worth doing twice for the bolts and experience. Now, resume the game and complete Daxx. Return to Annihilation Nation and the next set of Challenges opens. These are worth even more than the last set! The Qwarktastic Battle is worth 2million, and 660000 the second time you play it. --Finding all 100 icons in Qwarks Vid-Comics will net you 90000-150000+ bolts the first time through each one in Challenge Mode. Each Vid-Comic awards different amounts and the value goes down for every replay. --The VR missions on the Phoenix have decent Bolt rewards the first time through in Challenge Mode. Working your multiplier up to x20 and waxing those dummy bots to earn bolts isn't worth it however - play once for the initial Bolt reward and move on. --As you are playing levels, work up your multiplier and SMASH everything! The V2 Bolt Grabber does wonders for your bolt count! Early levels such as Marcadia, Tyhrranosis, and Daxx have a ton of breakables. Experiment to find which things reap the most bolts. Q: I have every Mega weapon. How can I level them up to Omega quickly? A: I managed to level a good number of my weapons fast simply by playing Challenge Mode normally. There are some things to remember that will help: --Try not to use fully upgraded weapons - always use a weapon that needs upgrading, no matter how unfun (Infector) or slow (Infector) it seems to upgrade. --A great place to upgrade your weapons early on is Annihilation Nation. A good tip when fighting Bosses or any STRONG enemy that can withstand a few hits, is to whittle down their energy with weapons you want to upgrade. It seems that just dealing damage with a weapon will slowly increase it's experience. The weapon that kills the enemy however, will receive a larger experience reward for that kill. --Watch the weapon meter as you destroy certain enemies (such as bosses) or complete certain challenges/areas. If the weapon jumped a decent amount, repeat that task. --Remember, the RY3NO is fully upgraded at Level 5 (Rynocerator). All other weapons are fully upgraded at Level 8 (Omega). Q: How can I level up Ratchet to 200 health quickly in Challenge Mode? A: It's actually pretty easy - just play the game as you normally would. If working on the other trophy's, mind their requirements too. You'll notice you level up rather quickly for a while. In fact, I hit 186 health in about 6 hours of play time through Challenge Mode on lower tier enemies. If you want to level up early on, here are some tips. --Destroy every enemy rather than bypass ones you think aren't worth it. Kill enough little guys and it will add up. --Keep an eye on your experience meter. Repeat anything you see that makes it jump a good amount. --I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Annihilation Nation is your friend. Not only can you level at a decent pace, but you'll earn money and level up your weapons at the same time. The constant barrage and shear number of enemies makes up for any difference in experience you'd get from enemies with more experience in later levels. --Near the end of the game in Challenge Mode, you'll start to level up fairly quickly just by going through the levels. I went from 186 to 200 while playing from Holostar Studios to Quarks Hideout at a brisk pace. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ 6 _________________________________________________________________________ Credits: Insomniac: For continuing to make platforming greatness. GameFaqs: For hosting this and thousands of other great FAQs. GameFaqs R&C3 Message Board: Nano Finder and Omega Arsenal floor trophy help. Emailers: Allen T. -Description correction for Titanium Bolt #1 on Metropolis. Glomerate -Alternate method to obtain Titanium Bolt #3 on Holostar. MANY OTHERS -Noted that all weapons earn XP just for dealing damage. Copyright: Copyright 2004 Tim Heydelaar and Austin Johnson. 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