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                           +                    TABLE OF CONTENTS                  +
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       I. Updates
      II. Introduction
     III. Controls
      IV. Walkthrough
       V. Weapons
      VI. Gadgets & Items
     VII. Armor
    VIII. Titanium Bolts
      IX. Trophies
       X. Skill Points
      XI. Optional Challenges
     XII. Special Section
    XIII. Other Stuff
     XIV. Frequently Asked Questions
      XV. Acknowledgements
    
    
    
    
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                           +                      I. UPDATES                       +
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    1/19/05..................I redid the ASCII at the top and noticed I was missing
                             the initial power for the Holo Shield Glove. A minor
                             update to fix some things.
    
    1/15/05..................The guide is finished as far as I can tell, but I'll
                             be keeping an eye out for any mistakes.
    
    11/12/04.................I did optional challenges for the first Annihilation
                             Nation and battle missions on Tyhrranosis. I also
                             started the Weapons and Skill Points sections.
    
    11/9/04..................Finished up the storyline and started Optional
                             Challenges, finishing the VR Simulation challenges
    
    11/6/04..................Started FAQ
    
    
    
    
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                           +                    II. INTRODUCTION                   +
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    Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is the third installment in Insomniac's great
    series. The series has been known for its fantastic action that combines 
    platforming. A lot of people like it because you blow shit up. I've written a
    guide for the first game, but skipped the second one (I still played it).
    
    It seems some guy named Dr. Nefarious is terrorizing your home planet, Veldin.
    Ratchet and Clank head for Veldin to stop him. When they land, some robots
    call Ratchet their new sergeant.
    
    *****NOTE
    There will be spoilers in this guide, so read ahead at your own risk.
    *****NOTE
    
    
    
    
    
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                           +                     III. CONTROLS                     +
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    WHEN IN FIELD
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    Square..................................Swings wrench (up to three times)
    X.......................................Jump
    X, then X in air........................Double Jump
    Circle..................................Uses weapon/gadget
    HOLD Triangle...........................Brings up quick select menu
    Tap Triangle............................Cycles through lists of weapons
    Hold L2 or R2...........................Allows strafe
    Hold R1, then X.........................High Jump
    Run, Hold R1, then X....................Long Jump
    R2 AND L2...............................Lock on with weapon (not all weapons)
    Hold R1, then Square....................Comet-Strike
    X, then Square in air...................Hyper-Strike
    Hold R1, then X and down on left stick..Backflip
    Hold R1, then X and -> or <- on stick...Sideflip
    
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    WHEN IN WATER
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    Square..................................Dive
    X.......................................Rise
    
    
    
    
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                           +                      IV. WALKTHROUGH                  +
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                                    =============
                                    PLANET VELDIN
                                    =============
    
    This planet is pretty straightforward. Move forward, letting the robots take
    care of the enemies. After that is done, a cutscene will occur and the robots
    hand you a Shock Blaster. Take out the enemy in front of you, then continue
    forward until you get to an area with the robots taking out the bunch of little
    Tyhrranoids. After they're all gone, you receive a Nitro Launcher. Use it to
    take out the vehicle.
    
    Continue down through the hole, taking out the little guys, then use manual
    aiming to take out the vehicle on top of the pedestal in the middle of the
    room (L1 then aim up). Take out the bunch of large enemies and vehicles and
    keep pressing on. Go across the thin bridge and take out the big enemies.
    Go left if you want some crates, but right continues the stage. Get in the
    vehicle with the robots to fly to another area of the planet.
    
    I don't think the missiles can hit you when you freefall, but try to avoid any
    if they come your way. You'll see some new enemies when you land, little guys
    that fire a laser shot. These are a bit stronger than the other ones, but
    shouldn't pose too much of trouble. There are 3 waves of enemies, then the
    doors open up and another wave will come out. Once all of the enemies are taken
    care of, go through the door that opened up and climb the left side to a
    platform with a vehicle shooting at you. Simply hide behind one of the walls,
    then jump up and blast it with the Nitro. After it's gone, a bridge appears
    and you will finish this mission.
    
    You'll get access to Planet Florana now, since you have to search for this
    man who was able to stand up to Dr. Nefarious.
    
    
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                                  PLANET FLORANA
                                  ==============
    
    Once you land, check out the surroundings and buy any new weapons that you may
    want. Jump the tiny platforms to the other side, taking out the insects. Take
    the left path to find a bunch of crates and a green one. The green one will
    multiply all experience and bolts by a factor for a limited time (in this case,
    2), so break all boxes and go to the other path. You should meet two tribesmen,
    with the one on the isolated platform throwing his boomerang on you. When you
    jump on that platform, a big worm-like creature will appear out of the water.
    These creatures can spit a large green ball at you, so try to take them out.
    Two Nitro blasts should take them out.
    
    Continue forward and take out the tribesmen in the building, then jump on the
    platforms on the left side of the room to get to the ledge above. Long jump
    to the next area, where there will be 3 waves of tribesmen. Once they're done,
    climb the yellow ladder to face some more enemies. After that, head to the
    ledge and jump off, while hovering to the platforms below. Take out the
    tribesmen and the big worm, then smack the orange box. This is called Inferno
    Mode. You can't take any damage while in this mode and you also cannot use
    any weapons. The good thing is that your wrench is a lot stronger. Once you hit
    the box, head inside the building and the bridge closes. You have 3 waves of
    enemies in here. After the first 2 waves, the bridge opposite the entrance
    drops and 3 more tribesmen come out.
    
    After they're finished, wall jump up to the ladder, then climb it to the top.
    If you need any life, there's some in the area opposite the ladder. Take out
    the enemies and use the zipline to get to the next area. As soon as you land,
    you'll be confronted by two big worms and some insects. Next are three
    tribesmen on the next platform. A bridge drops down to reveal a ladder to a
    platform with more insects and another zipline. Take it to get cutscene.
    
    Hop onto the platforms to find out they drop after a bit. Take out the enemies
    and navigate your way up the hill with the falling rocks. More enemies, then
    another falling platform. Continue on past the fire and more falling platforms
    to a new area with insects and more tribesmen. This next section is more fire
    and some crushing walls. More insects, then a large amount of fire things.
    Watch the pattern and move past them to find another hill with falling rocks
    and some fire things. Replenish your ammo as it is time for a boss.
    
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    *****BOSS: QWARK*****
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    Qwark has two attacks of his own. He will throw his boomerang at you, which is
    dodged easily by jumping over it. He will also try to close the range between
    you and swing at you with the boomerang. He will also call in some tribesmen
    after he loses a bit of health, then some tribesmen and insects after some more
    health is lost. Keep blasting at him, getting the ammo boxes when you need
    them.
    
    
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                                 STARSHIP PHOENIX
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    This is quite a nice place. Check out the weapon and armor vendors, then head
    to the VR Simulation room if you want to earn some bolts. I will be covering
    the VR Simulation in its own section. Don't bother with the game system, since
    you need Vid Comics to play and you don't have any yet. Your first objective
    is to lead Qwark to your quarters, where he will be put in his own cell. After
    that, head to the bridge to meet Sasha. You'll see the President, Sasha's
    father, is in trouble on Marcadia. Go back to your ship and head there.
    
    
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                                  PLANET MARCADIA
                                  ===============
    
    Go along the path and destroy the enemies. Go up the steps and into a big area
    with a lot of enemies. Remember that strafing can help reduce the amount of
    damage since the enemies can't hit what's constantly moving. Make sure to go
    into the alcoves on the left and right side for bolts and ammo. Go up the
    stairs next to the pool and continue destroying enemies, watching out for the
    vehicles that will be dropped off. Continue along the path and take out the
    vehicle on the other side of the small jump, then Long Jump to the other side.
    Hit the Inferno Mode crate and take out everything in the area.
    
    Go down the steps and view a cutscene with the robot. Take out the enemies in
    this next area, then board the dropship. It's now time for some battle
    missions. Pick "Secure the Area" and you'll be transported to a new area.
    Simply defeat all the enemies that come until you secure the area. You get
    3,000 bolts for your troubles and open up some new missions.
    
    Air Assault......Protect rangers while destroying enemies. All rangers die
                     equals failure. 4,500 bolts for completing.
    Turret Command...Use the turret to destroy the dropships. 6,000 bolts.
    Under the Gun....Provide cover fire until repair crew can fix turret. 2 minutes
                     until it is fixed. 7,500 bolts.
    Hit n' Run.......Must use wrench to activate automated turrets in order. Kill
                     enemies until coast is clear, then turn bolt crank. 9,000
                     bolts.
    
    Once you have finished all of the battle missions, you'll get a cutscene where
    you'll talk to the President. He tells you that the defense shield went down
    and he needs you to fix it.
    
    Pick the Laser Defense and you'll be transported there. Go forward and pick
    up the Refractor gadget. Use L1 to redirect a laser. Redirect the laser into
    the hole by the first door. Go into the next room and turn the bolt crank, then
    redirect the laser to the machine the crank moved to open the door. Redirect
    the laser to the little machine, then turn the crank and redirect the laser
    once again to open the door.
    
    Redirect the laser, turn the bolt crank and redirect the laser again to the
    little machine, thus creating platforms for you to get across the lava. The
    platforms are like teeter-totters, so be careful. An enemy pops out on the
    other side, so destroy it and hop on the platform. You have to lure the spider
    robot with the laser to the spider symbol on the wall, then you must hit it
    with the laser to open the door. Turn the crank, then hop on the platform to
    redirect the laser, which will open up the next door. Turn the crank, then
    redirect the two lasers into the holes to open up the last door. Follow the
    path to find Al, who gives you Qwark Vid Comic #1. Use the transporter to go
    back to the dropship, then head back to your ship.
    
    
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                                STARSHIP PHOENIX REVISITED
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    Go back to your living quarters and play the Vid-Comic. Collect all 100 tokens
    to get a Titanium Bolt. Progress through the interactive portion and defeat
    the worm-like creature at the end to finish it. Depending on how fast you
    finished it and how many tokens you collected, you're rewarded with bolts.
    Qwark has regained his memory back it seems.
    
    Check out the video of Annihilation Nation; it certainly is amusing. Sasha
    wants you to go there and win the holographic device. Head back to your ship
    and pick Annihilation Nation.
    
    
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                                   ANNIHILATION NATION
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    You'll automatically start the Deathcourse Challenge. Jump past the first set
    of fire traps and platforms into a room with spinning enemies. Kill them and
    step on the switch in the middle, which will open the door to the left. Cannons
    will pop up from the towers, but you can destroy them with one shot from the
    N60 Storm. Shoot the robot at the end and kill the two robots in the next
    area before moving on.
    
    More fire traps and another laser robot in the next area. Kill the spinning
    enemies and step on the switch to open the door to the right. More spinning
    enemies and laser robots, then another room with a switch, which opens the
    door to the left. There are now segments of the wall coming out, trying to push
    you into the lava. Navigate past these, destroying enemies as you go, until
    you find a room with Vid-Comic #2. 
    
    Now it's time for Arena Combat. There are 10 rounds in this part. They consist
    of melee men, laser robots and spinning enemies.  You should get an Inferno
    Mode box around the 4th-5th round. Once all 10 rounds are complete, you'll win
    the Tyhrranoid disguise and you'll receive a call from Sasha. It seems the
    President put Qwark as leader of the fight against Dr. Nefarious. Head back to
    ship and return to the Phoenix. I won't cover the rest of the Deathcourse
    challenges here, but you're free to try them out to get some more bolts.
    
    
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                                    PHOENIX AGAIN
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    You'll be in the meeting with Qwark. Watch Q's plans to infiltrate the top
    secret base of Aquatos. After the metting is over, head towards your ship and
    Al will chime in saying he wants to know how the Vid-Comic series ends. If you
    want to play any comics, go ahead but I will continue on with the guide by going
    to Aquatos.
    
    
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                                    PLANET AQUATOS
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    On your way to Aquatos, you'll receive a call from Clank's agent. Ratchet ends
    up shutting off the communications mid-call.
    
    Head to the path that isn't blocked off by a barrier (across from front of
    ship). Go forward and receive a cutscene with Skidd. Ratchet decides to bring
    along Skidd because of his Hacker gadget. The green sludge can't hurt you, so
    don't worry about it. Go past the first area, making sure to defeat all of the
    slime monsters. Step on the switch to open the door and do the same thing in
    the second area. Defeat the enemy in the third room and Skidd will
    automatically hack into and create a bridge.
    
    Go across and into the next room. Some big enemies that fire at you will
    appear, so take them out and head into the next room. There is a pool of water
    at the top of the platform, so dive in. Swim through this cavern and surface 
    in the next room. Sasha warns you about some large biomass in the drains below.
    Climb the ladder into the sewer and take out the slimes that appear. Shoot
    the slime wall blocking the pipe to reveal a rather extra large slime that
    yields a sewer crystal when it is defeated. Keep shooting at it while avoiding
    his fire. Go and hit the switch in the next room to let Skidd in. Clear the
    next room of enemies, then Skidd will hack and create another bridge.
    
    Hit the switch to open the door, then fight your way to the next switch.
    Eventually, you'll come upon another swimming area. Swim down and through the
    path, making sure to avoid the mines, then resurface in the next room. Climb
    the ladder and defeat the enemies and big slime to get another crystal, then
    hit the switch in the next room to let Skidd in. Clear the next room of the
    enemies, then Skidd will create another bridge. Go across and hit the switch to
    ride the platform to a new area and you'll get a cutscene. It seems Slim
    Cognito has returned. If you have a R&C: Going Commando save, insert that
    memory card in to get the Lava Gun and Miniturret Glove for free. Once you're
    done, take the submarine to Nefarious' base.
    
    Once you get there, Ratchet and Clank will split up. You'll first control
    Clank. Go forward, past the lasers and hit the switch to open up access to the
    next area temporarily. You have to hustle to the next area before the barrier
    activates again. Once there, you'll view a cutscene. Once that's over, aim
    the banana gun to the other side and the monkey will press the switch, creating
    a bridge to the other side. Shoot another banana past the spotlight and the
    monkey will distract the guard for you. Once you get to the other side, Clank
    tells Ratchet that he will need to extend the bridge. You now have control
    of Tyhrra-Ratchet.
    
    Go forward and wave to the guard behind the barrier using the Circle button. 
    You'll now have to hit the designated buttons as they pass through the box.
    Sometimes you'll have to hold a button. Make the first Tyhrra open the barrier,
    then cross the platforms to the second one. He questions who you are, but you
    answer that you are certainly not a Lombax. He lets you through. Talk to the
    next guy away from the other two to make him lift up the girder. Back to Clank.
    
    Walk forward and go past the spinning lasers. Shoot a banana onto the switch to
    keep the monkey on it so you can make it past the barrier. If he gets stuck,
    simply stand on the switch and shoot a banana on this side. Head to the room to
    the right of the fan to get some tiny bots. Have them attack the fan and then
    continue forward. Use the monkey to lure the two guards, then head into the
    next room. Stand on the discolored floor and shoot a banana onto the switch to
    raise the platform. Make the bots enter the hole to open up the barrier. Walk
    along and the game will switch back to Ratchet.
    
    Make your way past the lasers, hitting the switch and hurrying through the
    barrier. Talk to the next Tyhrra to open the barrier. Talk to the right one and
    he'll extend the bridge. Press the switch and enter Dr. Nefarious' office to
    view a cutscene. Jump down the sewer pipe and ride along until you can walk.
    Another cutscene with a familiar face. The mechanic will buy any sewer crystals
    off of you for bolts. You can head back to your ship to continue with the
    story or head to the sewers to find more crystals. The crystals are a great way
    to earn a lot of bolts. Head back to your ship, then go back to the Phoenix.
    
    
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                                  PHOENIX RISES AGAIN
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    Qwark praises himself to fill his head with even more air. Listen to Qwark's
    next plan, which consists of you doing all the work while Qwark and the rest of
    the team "monitor" the situation. Head to your ship and head to the next
    planet.
    
    
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                                   PLANET TYHRRANOSIS
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    Avoid the missiles as you freefall. Feel free to take it easy as this stage
    is pretty linear and the two robots that accompany you can destroy a lot of
    the enemies. You'll come to a room with a lot of enemies and a barrier in the
    middle of the room. Shoot the object in the middle of the room until it
    explodes, then take out the remaining enemies. There's another object in the
    room in the back, so destroy it and you'll see some things explode outside.
    Go in the side room to see a cutscene. Sasha drops a vehicle and press Triangle
    to enter.
    
    Speed towards the bridge and hop over it. Drive around and let the monkey take
    out the guards on the towers. The green dots are the four turrets you have to
    destroy. There are those round objects from before stationed throughout this
    area. You can get one with the vehicle, but the other three can only be
    accessed on foot. Take the first right with the vehicle and storm right past
    all of the enemies and smash the round ball to destroy the first turret.
    
    After that, take the left path and stop at the first set of platforms you see
    leading up. Hop out of the vehicle and ascend these to find a path leading to
    another round ball to destroy the second turret. Follow the dirt path to a
    weapons vendor and take the platform down into the tunnel. Destroy the enemies,
    using the rocks as cover, then continue forward. Follow the path, ignoring the
    swingshot target, until you make your way to a third round ball to destroy a
    third target.
    
    Head back to your vehicle and drive to the northeast corner of the map. Hop
    onto the building and start destroying the enemies. Once you step foot on the
    bridge, two dropships will deploy enemies in front and behind you. Continue
    along this path until you find the round ball to destroy the fourth and final
    turret.
    
    You'll appear in front of the bridge, when a ship comes down and fires missiles
    at it, thus destroying it. Go forward and use the elevator to get into the
    control room. It's time for a boss fight!
    
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    *****BOSS: MOMMA TYHRRANOID*****
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    The Momma (from which I'll now be calling it) has one basic move at first.
    She will continue pursuing you and try hitting you with her tentacles. After
    enough damage, she'll crawl onto the ceiling and start firing a machine gun
    back and forth. She'll continue this until you get her to half life.
    
    The barrier is now unlocked and the Momma starts shooting missiles wildly,
    destroying the area you're in. Your point of view will now be from her, as she
    fires missiles at you. You have to make your way through the newly opened area
    and into another battleground. There are tiny Tyhrranoids throughout the
    passage, along with some life. Once you make it to the other side, the battle
    ensues. She'll use her same moves from the first section, so keep firing on
    her until she's done for.
    
    When she falls, Qwark somehow appears and takes all the credit for the kill.
    After the cutscene is over, head into the dropship and you can do some side
    battle missions for some bolts. Head back to the Phoenix.
    
    
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                                    DIE PHOENIX DIE
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    Ratchet will tell his story of the fight against the Momma Tyhrranoid. Then
    Dr. Nefarious sends a holographic message with him mocking the Q-Force. Ratchet
    makes Al track the signal, which leads to Planet Daxx. On your way back to the
    ship, you'll get a scene with Helga. Do the training course to get the gadget.
    
    Go through the course, past the Hypershot section to a Hacker terminal. You have
    to collect the green things with the Square button and blast the red ones with
    the Circle button. The wall-like objects are indestructible. Do not let any red
    ones get to the end of the line. Don't worry if you blast any green ones by
    mistake. You must collect enough green ones to fill the bar at the right of the
    screen. 
    
    Wall jump to the next area, then use your Hypershot to get to the next Hacker.
    There are two stages now. Once you collect enough green things to fill the bar,
    you'll have to do it again. Wall jump, then Hypershot your way to the last
    Hacker terminal. There are 3 stages in this one, meaning three bars to fill,
    but it's pretty easy. Once you've opened the door, you'll get a Titanium Bolt
    for your trouble, as well as The Hacker and Hypershot. After that, head to your
    ship and go to Daxx.
    
    
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                                       PLANET DAXX
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    You have two paths to choose from now. Take the path not using the Hypershot.
    Climb the platforms until you see insects and a large machine-gun robot. Two
    shots from the Annihilator kills it. Continue on the path, taking out the
    insects and large robots when they confront you. You'll come to an island with
    two large robots, so use the rocks as cover as you take them out. Jump across
    the gap to find a building with Charge Boots.
    
    Go back outside and use the Hypershot to get across the water. The path splits
    again. Take the right path and use the Hypershot to get to some platforms with
    fans underneath them. The large ship will fire missiles, destroying the
    platforms, but just getting to the next area will send it away. Wall Jump to
    the top and continue along the path. Keep going until you eventually reach
    a platform with a warp and a weapons vendor. Don't use the warp yet, but
    Hypershot over to the platform. It's time for a battle with that ship.
    
    It will begin by firing the missiles, which can be avoided by sidejumping.
    After it phases out and back in, it will sweep one laser beam across the
    platform. The next time, it will go back to missiles. The last time it will
    crisscross two lasers, so be careful.
    
    After the fight is over, Hypershot to the control room. You find out that
    someone recently used the computers to edit one of Courtney Gears' videos.
    Watch it and you'll see a ominous message. Clank suggests that you go and
    confront Courtney, seeing if she has any information. Take the cab back to your
    ship. 
    
    This time, take the left path with the elevator. You're greeted by some robots
    and a big machine gun one. Continue on this path, using the boxes (they can
    be destroyed, so watch out) as cover as you take out the enemies. Hypershot
    over to the last platform and use the Hacker to open the door. When the door
    opens, you'll find more enemies. Go into the next room, clear the enemies out
    and head to the platform opposite the entrance to find a switch. Press it, then
    use the Hacker to open the door to the next area. A lot of enemies in here as
    you approach the next door. Use the Hacker to open the last door, which leads
    into the control panel. View the cutscene, then head back to your ship to view
    another.
    
    You have two choices here. You can either go to Annihilation Nation to meet with
    Courtney Gears or go to the Obani Moons system. For now, go to Annihilation
    Nation and choose the gauntlet with Courtney in the name.
    
                                    
                                  =========================
                                  ANNIHILATION NATION AGAIN
                                  =========================
    
    Go past the first flame traps and step on the button in the next room. Step on
    the switch to open the door to the right. Take care of the enemies, then
    use the floating platforms to get to the other side. Take care of the enemies
    on the ledge above, then watch out for the missiles the big tank-robot fires.
    Go along the path, opening the next door to the left. Follow the corridor,
    taking out the ninja robots and open the next door. Two laser bots and another
    ninja bot, followed by three spike-swinging robots. The end of the obstacle
    course, but you still have to fight something. In the arena, some big robot will
    appear. It begins by firing saws on the ground, which you should sidejump over.
    As it gets close, it will sweep two flamethrowers on the ground. Once it's dead,
    you'll win the challenge. You'll get another Vid-Comic and meet with Gears.
    Go to Obani Gemini now.
    
    
                                       ============
                                       OBANI GEMINI
                                       ============
    
    Reflect the laser to open the bridge, then use the jumppad to reflect the next
    laser at the satellite. You have to keep following the laser and reflect it
    on the satellites. Once you reflect the final laser, the forcefield will drop,
    so head to it and use the teleporter to get to Pollux.
    
    Follow the path until you find the first jumppad. Once you reach the top and
    dispose of the enemies, cross the bridges and find another pad. There will be
    a big machine gun robot at the top, so dispose of it and zipline down. Follow
    this path until you find another pad to jump with. Cross the bridge at the top
    and take out the enemies before using the last pad to get to a platform with a
    cutscene. Skidd arrives, after encountering heavy resistance at the Galaxy
    Burger drive-thru. The last moon is blocked by a disintegration field. You'll
    receive a call from the Rangers, saying they need assistant in Blackwater City.
    Go back to your ship and head to Holostar Studios before heading to Rilgar.
    
    
                                      ================
                                      HOLOSTAR STUDIOS
                                      ================
    
    Ratchet ends up ejecting Clank out of the ship and gets fired. You'll need to
    do a series of stunts. First is a bar fight with some little robots. Just smack
    them using the Square button. Next, navigate through the lasers until you get
    to a room with the monkey and some more robots. Destroy the robots and shoot a
    banana onto the button while standing on the colored platform. Once at the top,
    lure the monkey onto the platform below and then bring him up to the top with
    the button.
    
    Shoot a banana across the gap and watch the monkey cross and stand on the
    switch. Make sure to deactivate the laser so your bots can get across the
    bridge. Make the bots go into the hole and deactivate the barrier. Destroy the
    robots, then hop across the platforms and go through the door. Now it's time
    to fight Terror of the Talos. He shoots missiles at you, but you can do that
    too. Make sure to just melee him as much as you can. After a bit of damage, the
    director will cue the space ninjas. A counter appears on the bottom right
    showing how many are left. Once it reaches zero, Talos will come back down with
    more ninjas. Finish him off and watch the cutscene.
    
    You'll now be in control of Ratchet alone. Take out the little guys and the
    big guy with the laser, then go through the door into the next area. More guys
    and another door. Keep following the path until you reach the Hacker terminal.
    Ride the elevator up to the top and eradicate the enemies in the next room.
    Use the Hacker terminal to open the door. Use Hypershot to move along and take
    out the enemies. Before the third set is a ship, so sidejump while blasting it.
    When you get to the area below, take out the little guys and then start blasting
    away at the medium and large ones. Three more large ones will come from the door
    so take them out and continue on the path. Keep going until you find your ship
    and Clank. Head to Blackwater City.
    
    
                                     ===============
                                     BLACKWATER CITY
                                     ===============
    
    Avoid the red missiles as you freefall. As soon as you land, you'll be bombarded
    with Tyhrranoids. Defeat wave after wave until no more come. You'll get 15000
    bolts for your troubles.
    
    Part 2....Take out enemy forces at the bridge. Start with fighter jets, then
              troop placements behind you. Then little guys and last big robots and
              blast guys. 20000 bolts.
    Part 3....Head behind enemy lines and take out the first set of robots. Next,
              take out both turrets on the base. Next comes the last resistance for
              the Tyhrranoids. 25000 bolts and Gravity Boots are rewards.
    
    After you defend Blackwater City, you'll get a call from Skidd. It seems he is
    in trouble, so head for Obani Draco.
    
    
                                      ===========
                                      OBANI DRACO
                                      ===========
    
    Head across the platforms and into the first circular tube. Follow the lights on
    the ground to line yourself up with the next platform. Time your way across this
    area to avoid the rising liquid. Go through another circular tube to one filled
    with electricity and little impulses being shot through. You can't double jump,
    so navigate through this tube and go into the hole at the bottom of the room.
    You'll be in another hazard tube, so go through it and follow the path to
    another liquid rising room. After this, you'll view a cutscene in the next room
    showing Skidd being turned into a robot. Ratchet will also find himself
    teleported to a platform, where he must fight Courtney Gears.
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    *****BOSS: COURTNEY GEARS*****
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    Gears begins by teleporting among the cages on the outskirts of the arena. After
    she disappears, she'll create spinning dancing robots to come after you. After
    you destroy them all, she'll reappear and through pink discs at you. After
    enough damage, she'll stop the magician's act and just teleport from cage to
    cage. Eventually, she'll teleport onto the arena and send shockwaves and more
    discs at you.
    
    After you take her down, you'll get a transmissions from the Phoenix saying they
    located Nefarious' cruiser. Go back to your ship and head for the Zeldrin
    Starport.
    
    
                                      ================
                                      ZELDRIN STARPORT
                                      ================
    
    Head to the first left to find Qwark and his monkey. Enter the ship and you'll
    fly inside the star cruiser. Head into the first area and take out the robots.
    Climb the ladder and destroy all the robots in the next area. Head around the
    middle of the room to find more enemies. Eliminate the ninjas at the end of the
    bridge and then take the elevator to a new area. Eliminate all of the enemy
    robots, then head to the opening on the other side. Take the elevator up to
    Nefarious. He activates the self-destruct sequence, but Qwark says he saw
    something important and will meet you at the shuttle. Backtrack to the shuttle,
    only taking out the necessary enemies. Clank presses the engines button and you
    escape before knowing what happened to Qwark.
    
    
                                  ===========================
                                  RISE FROM THE ASHES PHOENIX
                                  ===========================
    
    Back on the Phoenix, the crew mourns the loss of Qwark. Big Al will give you
    Vid-Comic #4 and Ratchet says that there might be a clue as to what Nefarious
    is going to do in the comics. Head over to your quarters and play through all
    of the comics. Once you play through the fourth one, Ratchet says that Nefarious
    will attack Metropolis. Head to your ship and fly to Metropolis.
    
    
                                       ==========
                                       METROPOLIS
                                       ==========
    
    When you land, you'll see that the attack has already begun and see that
    Nefarious has swapped Clank out with a robot he has called Klunk.
    
    Go down the stairs and make a right into an area with big guards and medium
    ones. Go forward and cross the bridge, watching out for the ship and two big
    guards. More enemies litter the next room and watch out for the big one outside
    the window. The next room is hell, with medium enemies and a big tank. You'll
    view a cutscene with Nefarious turning everyone into robots if you step into
    this area. Whenever that's over, make sure to stop that tank and the rest of the
    enemies.
    
    Jump up to the next ledge and take care of the enemies there, including the
    big guard that comes from the window. In the next room, you can safely attack
    the enemies below from the top opening. After that, continue down into the open,
    watching out for the ship and two big enemies. A dropship appears, dropping off
    3 medium enemies. As you walk up the magnetic strip, enemies will show up.
    
    In the next area, reflect the laser, turn the bolt crank and reflect the laser
    again to make a bridge appear. Take out the enemies and continue forward until
    you get a cutscene. The fake Clank enlarges himself and it's time for a boss
    battle.
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    *****BOSS: MEGA-KLUNK*****
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    You'll be fighting Klunk on a train. He only has two moves throughout the whole
    battle. He fires off a red energy blast that sends a shockwave when it hits the
    ground, which is easily avoidable. The other attack is him firing rockets, which
    is the harder of the two to avoid. Keep locked onto him and he should go down
    in no time. Eventually another train will show up with ammo boxes and some
    health should you need it.
    
    After Klunk goes down, Ratchet will free Clank. Head to the cab to get to your
    ship and return to the Phoenix. When you get back to the area with your ship,
    you'll notice a dropship nearby. You can do some extra missions for bolts if you
    want. They won't be covered here. Head back to the Phoenix for now.
    
    
                                     ================
                                     STARSHIP PHOENIX
                                     ================
    
    You'll get a cutscene showing what has happened so far. Someone mentions that
    Qwark was looking for something when Nefar's cruiser went down. You now have
    to go to the crash site on Planet Zeldrin.
    
    
                                   ====================
                                   PLANET ZELDRIN AGAIN
                                   ====================
    
    Go to the ground and fight the enemies that appear. Continue on this path,
    killing the enemies as they appear. Keep going until you reach an elevator.
    Keep following the path until you find a Hypershot orb, then swing over to the
    escape pod. You find out that someone else made if off the ship alive and that
    person was obviously Qwark from the recording.
    
    For now, continue along the path. You'll need to use the Gravity Boots to make
    your way along the ship. Take out enemies and jump over the electric traps until
    you reach the top, then take the zipline back to your ship. You'll get a message
    from the Rangers on Aridia, saying they need help, so head there next.
    
    
                                      =============
                                      PLANET ARIDIA
                                      =============
    
    This planet is similar to the other missions for the Rangers. You will have to
    do battle missions similar to the other ones. Remember that the bolt numbers are
    the reward for the first time completion of the mission.
    
    Part 1....Follow the path and take out the enemies as they show up. 10,000
              bolts.
    Part 2....Take out the enemies as they appear. First are ground troops, then
              air ones after, followed by mixtures of both. 15,000 bolts.
    Part 3....Need to take out the commanders, marked by green blips on your radar.
              20,000 bolts.
    Part 4....Must activate four turrets by turning bolt cranks. 25,000 bolts.
    Part 5....More of the same as part 1. Use cover to take them out easily, then
              continue your push through the tunnels. 30,000 bolts and a Warp Pad
              gadget.
    
    Once you're done on Aridia, head back to the Phoenix to get Al to decode the
    data disk.
    
    
                                        =======
                                        PHOENIX
                                        =======
    
    Al says that it's possible to reverse the process that happened to Skidd. He
    will need some time to decode the data disk you recovered from the crash site.
    Lastly, Al says they found another episode of the Qwark Vid-Comic. That's weird
    since he says they only published 4 episodes. Go and play the Vid-Comic. You
    will unlock Qwark's Hideout after doing the comic. Head to your ship and go
    to the secret hideout.
    
    
                                  ======================
                                  QWARK'S SECRET HIDEOUT
                                  ======================
    
    Use the moving platform to get to the other side. Now comes a bit of a tricky
    part. Ignore the switch for now and go to the end of the path. Listen to Al
    as he talks about the Warp Pad. Press Triangle to put one down, then go and
    stand on the switch. Once the elevator is at the top, press Circle to warp up
    and into the next area.
    
    Carefully make your way through this area, watching out for the Qwark robots.
    Use the barriers for cover, but they can break so watch out when they do. Use
    the Warp Pad to get past the barrier, then zipline down to the next area. This
    next part can be a bit challenging. You must defeat more Qwark robots, only this
    time you're on ice, so moving around is a bit trickier. Don't forget about the
    one on the ledge above.
    
    Once you're through, climb the ladder and Hypershot to the next area. As you
    land, more Qwark robots appear. The tricky part is the laser that goes back and
    forth. You can temporarily disable it by hitting it. More Qwark robots will
    come out as you destroy them, so keep moving and fire away. Keep moving and
    glide down to the ice platform. More Qwark robots appear. Continue the path
    until you fight yet another army of Qwark robots. Approach the door and four
    more bots pop out. Approach the barrier and the door behind will shut, so send
    Clank to the underground cavern.
    
    Go into the round room and get the two bots on both sides. Make them attack the
    fan, then make them enter the hole to open the barrier. Move past the lasers and
    head across the platforms to see more icicles fall, thus creating a way across.
    Jump across and approach the suitcase to find the monkey and the banana gun.
    Use him to distract the first guard, then lure him across the gap with another.
    Distract the next guard and lure the monkey to the switch to make a bridge.
    
    Take out the ninja-cannon and then use the monkey to distract the guard on the
    left so you can get the bot. Use the elevator to get the next bot and navigate
    through the lasers to get the last one. Make the bots go into the hole and 
    navigate through the next set of lasers. Step on the switch and you switch back
    to Ratch. Go into the room and you'll get a cutscene with Qwark. Take the cab
    back to your ship. When you back to ship, you'll receive a transmission from
    Sasha saying the Phoenix is under attack.
    
    
                                 ====================
                                 PHOENIX UNDER ATTACK
                                 ====================
    
    As soon as you land, you'll see ninja robots. Quickly take these out and move
    onto the next area. Don't worry about any of the side rooms and just move
    forward, taking out the ninjas as they come. Hang a right in the next room and
    use the Hypershot to cross the green tubes. Clear the next room of ninjas and
    climb the ladder to reflect the laser to open the door. In the next room are
    more ninjas, but to the right is a large robot firing lasers at you. Hop the
    gap and take out the last ninjas, then head through the door to find your
    friends. After the cutscene, head back to your ship and head for Koros.
    
    
                                    ============
                                    PLANET KOROS
                                    ============
    
    Follow the path in front of you, as you dodge and take out the enemies. When
    you enter the big open area not far into the stage, a big robot from the attack
    on the Phoenix will appear. Destroy it and the army of other robots as they
    show up, then continue along the path to the door. When it opens, medium-sized
    enemies will be behind it and another giant robot will appear. After it's gone,
    continue along past the broken bridge and you'll encounter more normal enemies.
    
    When you get to an area with a bunch of boxes, climb them to get to the next
    area. Follow it until you get to a big open area and get ready for a lot of
    combat here. A giant robot, a few medium ones and a bunch of little ones riddle
    this area. Once you're finished wasting them, follow the path to a weapons
    vendor. Reload and continue forward to see a dropship dropping medium enemies.
    Kill them, then head up the steps for more blasting fun. Continue on this path
    until you enter a building. Head up the ramp and take out the giant robot and
    other enemies, then continue forward to find more enemies and another giant
    robot. Take him out, then take out the ship that appears on the bridge and enter
    the command center.
    
    Clank aims the ion cannon and destroys the Biobliterator. Sasha chimes in and
    says that Al has finished decoding the data disk. Unfortunately, Nefarious had
    constructed a second Biobliterator, one that is more dangerous than the one you
    just destroyed. Head back to your ship and head for Command Center.
    
    
                                   ==============
                                   COMMAND CENTER
                                   ==============
    
    Head towards the first ledge and take out the guys below before Hypershoting
    down. Go through the door, take out the next enemies and continue along the path
    until Sasha says that you need to use the Tyhrraguise. Transform and walk up to
    the robot and begin talking to him. It takes four conversations before he will
    finally activate the elevator. Climb the ladder at the top and use your
    Tyhrraguise to get him to open the barrier.
    
    Once you're out of his sight, go back to Ratchet and wipe out the enemies in
    the next area. Take out the enemies across the gap before activating the
    Hypershot platform. Go across and take out the enemies behind the door. Continue
    on this path until you find a Hacker terminal. There are four stages inside the
    terminal. Once you open the door, take out the enemies and turn the crank on the
    right side of the room. Reflect the lasers to open the next door. This next big
    open area can be a bit difficult with all of the big enemies shooting the green
    lasers. Take them out first, then take out the rest. Follow the path to find
    Nefarious, but he gets away before you can do anything. You hop in the dropship
    and chase after him.
    
    Nefarious has begun the launch sequence. Ratchet will jump out of the ship and
    you have to avoid the missiles as you freefall. A cutscene with Nefarious will 
    occur when you land. Time to fight Nefarious!
    
    *****NOTE*****
    IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TRY TO MAX ALL WEAPONS AND GET THE PDA ON
    QWARK'S HIDEOUT. THE PDA LETS YOU BUY AMMO FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHICH IS
    ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR THE UPCOMING BATTLE, IN MY OPINION.
    *****NOTE*****
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    *****BOSS: DR. NEFARIOUS*****
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    Nefarious has three attacks that he cycles through in this phase. The first
    attack is him sending holographic-like images towards you fast. Simply strafe
    around him while using a lock-on mod equipped weapon to avoid it. The second
    attack is spraying two lines of bullets across the ground. Jump to avoid these.
    The third attack is a beam coming down from the sky and sending a shockwave
    across the arena. These come fast, so be sure to jump to avoid them. Remember to
    utilize any Nanotech crates on the end of the arena should you need it.
    
    Once Nefarious loses some health, he feigns death and you'll have to go through
    a series of enemies. When you get close to Nefarious, he will fire a purple
    laser at you. Move as close as you can to him to get him to move further away.
    As you continue along the path, some Rangers will beam down and give you
    support. As you get close to him again, he'll begin fire missiles that show
    their targets on the ground, similar to some enemies and Gary in the
    Annihilation Nation challenges.
    
    When you get to the arena, he'll cycle between the previous attacks. After he
    gets through all 3, he'll go up in the air and either fire the purple laser or
    shoot the missiles with the targets on the ground. Whichever one he does is
    random, but after around 4-5 rounds of doing that, he'll go back on the ground
    and cycle through the 3 attacks starting with the shockwave. The PDA makes this
    battle much easier, since you can just buy more ammo for a heavy weapon like the
    Annihilator and make quick work of him.
    
    After you defeat this incarnation of Nefarious, the Biobliterator will transform
    into a giant robot. Luckily, Qwark heeds Clank's words of wisdom earlier and
    joins in the battle. Quickly enter your ship nearby and start blasting
    Nefarious. He only has two attacks during this phase. He will fire missiles
    straight, which can be easily avoided by always moving in one direction. The
    other attack he has is to fire pseudo-homing missiles, which can easily be
    avoided by either ascending or descending until they pass. Keep firing upon
    Nefarious' robot until he goes down.
    
    Congratulations! You have beaten the game! Sit back and enjoy the ending.
    
    
    ************NOTE
    After the credits, you'll be prompted with a choice. You can time warp back to
    before you've beaten Nefarious with Square. Or you can begin Challenge Mode
    with Circle. In challenge mode, you start a new game against tougher enemies,
    but all of your experience, weapons, armor and money from the current game
    carry over. If you want to get everything in the game, you'll need to do
    Challenge mode. Good luck.
    
    
    
    
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                           +                      V. WEAPONS                       +
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    This section will detail every weapon that is available in UYA. There are 20
    weapons in total that you can buy from Gadgetron vendors throughout the game.
    I will begin with listing when it first comes available, then the initial ammo
    you have, followed by the cost and initial power. The changes from version to
    version will follow with the Challenge modes changes rounding up the action.
    
    All weapons can be upgraded up to V8, with the exception of the RY3NO, which can
    only go up to V5. All weapons have one major name change occuring at V5. After
    that, all weapons have MEGA for V6, GIGA for V7 and OMEGA for V8. For example,
    the Shock Blaster becomes the Shock Cannon at V5, then V6 becomes Mega Shock
    Cannon and so on for the rest. The Mega upgrades that you can buy are V6.
    
    V6-V8 can only be gotten in Challenge mode. The Mega upgrades become available
    at any vendor when you get the weapon to V5. The Gadgetron discount works for
    all Mega weapons purchases, but note that you will have to pay for the upgrades
    for the weapons that might have been free from Slim Cognito as well.
    
    
     _____________
    /SHOCK BLASTER\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABILITY: Beginning of game on Veldin from a Ranger
    AMMO: 30 (4 rounds per ammo pickup)
    COST: N/A
    POWER: 40
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Increased to 35 rounds of ammo
      - Can hold Circle then release for a stronger blast
      - Increased power to 50
    V3 CHANGES
      - Increased to 40 rounds of ammo
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased power to 60
    V4 CHANGES
      - Shock Mod
      - Increased power to 80
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes the SHOCK CANNON
      - Charge up to release a beam (beam can be swept across to hit more than one
        enemy)
      - Increased ammo to 50
      - Increased power to 100
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 420,000 bolts
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1100
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1400
      - Increased ammo to 55 rounds
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 2100
      - Increased ammo to 60 rounds
    
    The Shock Blaster should be familiar to those that have played the previous
    games. It is definitely more effective at close range. It's a good weapon at the
    beginning of the game, but loses its value towards the end. It's still a
    reliable weapon to fall back on when you need one. I know I didn't find myself
    using it much towards the end of the game.
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     ______________
    /NITRO LAUNCHER\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABILITY: Beginning of game on Veldin from a Ranger
    AMMO: 8 (1 round per ammo pickup)
    COST: N/A
    POWER: 200
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Acid Mod
      - Increased power to 240
    V3 CHANGES
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased ammo to 10 rounds
      - Increased power to 300
    V4 CHANGES
      - Bigger blast radius
      - Increased power to 400
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes NITRO ERUPTOR
      - Bigger blast radius
      - Launches spread of energy missiles with each shot
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 800
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 380,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4200
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5000
      - Increased ammo to 14 rounds
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 6000
      - Increased ammo to 16 rounds
    
    The Nitro Launcher is a good weapon on groups of enemies because of its
    grenade-like properties. The destructive power of its upgrades makes the low
    ammo count much less noticable. Of course, the bombs seem to lag in the air a
    bit too much when you get the Lock-On Mod, so avoid it if you can.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     _________
    /N60 STORM\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABILITY: When you first arrive on Planet Florana
    AMMO: 150 (15 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 15,000 bolts
    POWER: 150
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 175 rounds
      - Increased power to 175
      - Shots ricochet off walls
    V3 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 200 rounds
      - Inreased power to 200
    V4 CHANGES
      - Shock Mod
      - Increased ammo to 225
      - Increased power to 250
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes N90 HURRICANE
      - Increased rate of fire
      - Shots reflect off anything they hit
      - Increased ammo to 300 rounds
      - Increased power to 350
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 460,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 3500
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5000
      - Increased ammo to 350 rounds
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 6000
      - Increased ammo to 400 rounds
    
    The N60 Storm is UYA's take on the Blaster and the Lancer from the previous two
    games. It is about the same as the last two, with maybe a bit more power behind
    it. It's good for a while, but you'll notice it start to do less damage to
    enemies in the latter half of the game, but it's still a reliable weapon to fall
    back on should you need to do so.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ___________
    /PLASMA WHIP\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABILITY: When you first go to Florana
    AMMO: 25 (3 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 7,500 bolts
    POWER: 40
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 30 rounds
      - Increased power to 50
    V3 CHANGES
      - Plasma so hot, it turns blue
      - Anything lashed takes massive damage
      - Increased ammo to 35 rounds
      - Increased power to 70
    V4 CHANGES
      - Jump attack generates shockwave
      - Increased ammo to 40 rounds
      - Increased power to 100
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes QUANTUM WHIP
      - Combo attacks emits razor sharp sonic waves
      - Increased ammo to 50 rounds
      - Increased power to 140
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 180,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1400
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 55 rounds
      - Increased power to 1600
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 60 rounds
      - Increased power to 2400
    
    The Plasma Whip is quite weak when compared to the other weapons in the game.
    The regular attacks are insanely low damage-wise, but the best use of this
    weapon comes by throwing it. To throw the Plasma Whip, hold R1 and press
    Circle.
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     ________
    /INFECTOR\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first arrive on the Phoenix
    AMMO: 15 (2 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 18,000
    POWER: 180
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Also affects nearby enemies that are badly damaged
      - Increased power to 240
    V3 CHANGES
      - Splash damage on impact
      - Increased ammo to 18 rounds
      - Increased power to 320
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased rate of infection
      - Increased power to 400
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes INFECTO-BOMB
      - Launches charge that explodes and infects all enemies within blast radius
      - Increased ammo to 20 rounds
      - Increased power to 600
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 220,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 25 rounds
      - Increased power to 5000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 30 rounds
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    The Infector is a pretty weak weapon on its own, but the fact that it can infect
    enemies and make them do your bidding for a short time is what it makes it
    somewhat worthwhile. Unfortunately, the larger enemies only stay infected for
    a few seconds and the smaller enemies aren't even worth infecting.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ___________
    /SUCK CANNON\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: First trip to the Phoenix
    AMMO: N/A
    COST: 8,000 bolts
    POWER: 200
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Range increases
      - Shots will ricochet from one target to another
      - Increased power to 260
    V3 CHANGES
      - Enemies set on fire when shot out
      - Increased capacity
      - Increased power to 320
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 440
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes VORTEX CANNON
      - Shoots flaming comets
      - Increased power to 600
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 100,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4200
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    The Suck Cannon is a decent weapon when it comes down to using it. You can suck
    up crates to use for ammo in case there aren't any little enemies around. A
    popular tactic to use is to suck up ammo crates for you to use later on in a
    level, so you won't have to rely on searching for any vendors. Of course, all of
    that is pointless once the PDA is obtained, although the early availability of
    the Suck Cannon makes it a good strategy.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ______________
    /SPITTING HYDRA\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first arrive on Marcadia
    AMMO: 15 (2 from ammo pickup)
    COST: 40,000 bolts
    POWER: 200
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Target up to four enemies
      - Increased power to 240
    V3 CHANGES
      - Target up to five enemies
      - Increased power to 280
    V4 CHANGES
      - Target up to six enemies
      - Increased power to 320
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes TEMPEST
      - Target up to seven enemies
      - Increased power to 400
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 540,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 3200
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5400
      - Increased ammo to 18 rounds
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 20 rounds
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    The Spitting Hydra is definitely one of the more unique additions to the arsenal
    in UYA. You have to hold down the fire button so the weapon can lock on to
    enemies. How many you can lock on to depends on the level. It's not too bad of a
    weapon, but it's mediocre in its abilities when it comes to some others.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ______________
    /AGENTS OF DOOM\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first go to Annihilation Nation
    AMMO: 6 (0 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 60,000 bolts
    POWER: 240
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Agents now have a portable laser cannon
      - Once cannon out of ammo, resort to kamikaze attack
      - Increased power to 400
    V3 CHANGES
      - Agents now carry rapid fire lasers
      - Increased ammo to 8 rounds
      - Increased power to 660
    V4 CHANGES
      - Agents now fly with jetpacks and retain same weaponry from last levels
      - Increased power to 2000
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes AGENTS OF DREAD
      - Armed with heat seeking rockets
      - When out of ammo, they self-destruct, causing a nuclear explosion
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 660,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 8000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Inreased ammo to 10 rounds
      - Increased power to 10000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 12000
    
    The little menacing creatures return in UYA! Although they may look a bit
    undaunting at the beginning, simply level them up to see their destructive
    power. After they run out of ammo in the later levels, they will resort to their
    kamikaze attack. Also, you cannot pick up any ammo from Gadgetron boxes, meaning
    the only way to regenerate ammo is from a vendor or from the PDA.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     __________
    /FLUX RIFLE\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first go to Aquatos
    AMMO: 10 (0 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 75,000 bolts
    POWER: 300
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Can pierce through enemies
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 400
    V3 CHANGES
      - Can fire through multiple enemies
      - Increased power to 500
    V4 CHANGES
      - Fires explosive shots that will damage any enemy standing near point of
        impact
      - Increased power to 1600
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes SPLITTER RIFLE
      - More damage with each shot
      - Increased ammo to 15 rounds
      - Increased power to 2800
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 340,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5200
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 18 rounds
      - Increased power to 7000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 20 rounds
      - Increased power to 8400
    
    The sniper rifle makes a return to UYA and is always a welcome addition in my
    eyes. This weapon becomes very useful and powerful as you get higher in levels,
    since the piercing feature is a wonderful add-on. It's especially useful when
    getting the more powerful enemies before they can see you. This is definitely
    a very strong weapon. Also, you cannot pick up any ammo from Gadgetron boxes,
    meaning the only way to regenerate ammo is from a vendor or from the PDA.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ___________
    /ANNIHILATOR\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first arrive on Tyhrranosis
    AMMO: 20 (2 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 150,000 bolts
    POWER: 500
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Rockets scatter explosive mines when they impact on the target
      - Increased power to 600
    V3 CHANGES
      - Mines gain some homing capabilities
      - Increased ammo to 22 rounds
      - Increased power to 800
    V4 CHANGES
      - Improved tracking on both missiles and mines
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased power to 1100
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes DECIMATOR
      - Heat seeking missiles released on impact
      - Increased ammo to 25 rounds
      - Increased power to 1400
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 580,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 3000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 28 rounds
      - Increased power to 4000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 30 rounds
      - Increased power to 5000
    
    The classic rocket launcher returns once again to the Ratchet & Clank universe.
    It's a decent weapon only because it seems to lack some power behind it like
    some other weapons.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     _________________
    /HOLO SHIELD GLOVE\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: After you defeat Momma Tyhrranoid, first available on the dropship
               afterwards
    AMMO: 8 (1 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 30,000 bolts
    POWER: 200
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Shields suck HP from enemies and transfers to Ratchet (limited range and
        Ratchet needs to be hurt)
      - Increased power to 300
    V3 CHANGES
      - Shields absorb enemy shots and will discharge an energy shot to any nearby
      - Increased ammo to 10 rounds
      - Increased power to 400
    V4 CHANGES
      - HP Drain effect enhanced
      - Shields more durable and bigger
      - Increased power to 500
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes ULTRASHIELD LAUNCHER
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 600
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 140,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1500
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 14 rounds
      - Increased power to 2000
    
    This is a horrible addition to UYA's arsenal, simply because it doesn't have
    many practical uses once you learn to maneuver properly. Also, the Vampiric
    effect isn't anything special, since you have to be so close to the enemy for it
    to work.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ______________
    /DISC BLADE GUN\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first arrive on the Obani Moons
    AMMO: 25 (2 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 175,000 bolts
    POWER: 500
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Home in on a new target each time it ricochets off of a wall
      - Increased power to 600
    V3 CHANGES
      - Can ricochet off of enemies as well now
      - Increased power to 1400
    V4 CHANGES
      - Longer range and better homing capabilities
      - Discs also cause more damage when they explode
      - Increased power to 2400
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes MULTI-DISC GUN
      - Rapid fires homing discs that ricochet with each hit
      - Each will split into discs on impact, up to a maximum of 16 per shot
      - Increased power to 3600
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 500,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4400
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 28 rounds
      - Increased power to 5600
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 30 rounds
      - Increased power to 8400
    
    Another return from Going Commando and a decent weapon to fall back on when you
    are out of ammo for the better ones. The fact that the discs split into other
    ones at later levels makes this a decent weapon.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ____________
    /RIFT INDUCER\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you first get to Holostar Studios
    AMMO: 8 (1 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 180,000 bolts
    POWER: 1000
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Black holes in close proximity will combine together, creating a stronger
        suction
      - Increased power to 1300
    V3 CHANGES
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased ammo to 10 rounds
      - Increased power to 1500
    V4 CHANGES
      - Black holes suck enemies from farther away
      - Increased power to 1700
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes RIFT RIPPER
      - Black holes will electricute any enemies near it
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 2000
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 780,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 14 rounds
      - Increased power to 5000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 16 rounds
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    A wonderful addition to the arsenal of UYA and my personal favorite. The fact
    that you can increase the size of the black hole on the later versions makes
    this a wonderful weapon.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ___________
    /QWACK-O-RAY\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you go to Aridia
    AMMO: N/A
    COST: 200,000
    POWER: 1000
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Ducks will lay explosive eggs
      - Increased power to 1500
    V3 CHANGES
      - Eggs laid have some homing capabilities
      - Increased power to 2000
    V4 CHANGES
      - Ducks seek out and destroy nearby targets
      - Ducks also draw enemy fire
      - Increased power to 2500
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes QWACK-O-BLITZER
      - Transforms enemies in flaming ducks that will fly at your side and blitz
        enemies, only one at a time
      - Ducks will also explode in a huge fireball
      - Increased power to 3000
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 300,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 5000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    What can be said of the Qwack-O-Ray? It is arguably one of the best weapons in
    the games when fully powered up. Once you get it to V5, it might become your
    primary weapon at times, simply because of the flaming duck. Add to the fact
    that it doesn't require any ammo and you have yourself a kickass weapon.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ______________
    /MINITURRET GUN\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Aquatos, when you first find Slim Cognito
    AMMO: 10 (1 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 40,000 bolts (free with R&C2 save)
    POWER: 600
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 800
    V3 CHANGES
      - Turrets now fire a blast of ice explosives
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 1000
    V4 CHANGES
      - Turrets will seek out targets faster
      - Increased power to 1200
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes MEGATURRET GLOVE
      - Fire guided mini-missiles that chase enemies
      - Will teleport and move to strategic locations if necessary
      - Increased power to 2080
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 620,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 10400
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 14 rounds
      - Increased power to 13000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 16 rounds
      - Increased power to 15600
    
    This weapon is the most powerful weapon in the game, as you can see by its
    15600 power for V8. It's not too bad, but is overshadowed by other weapons.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ________
    /LAVA GUN\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Aquatos, when you first find Slim Cognito
    AMMO: 150 (15 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 25,000 bolts (free with R&C2 save)
    POWER: 160
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Acid Mod
      - Increased power to 240
    V3 CHANGES
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased ammo to 175 rounds
      - Increased power to 360
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 500
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes LIQUID NITROGEN GUN
      - Freezes enemies then they shatter
      - Inreased ammo to 200 rounds
      - Increased power to 700
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 260,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 2600
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 250 rounds
      - Increased power to 3000
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 300 rounds
      - Increased power to 3600
    
    The Lava Gun returns in UYA and has a much better upgrade than the Meteor Gun
    of Going Commando. It's enjoyable to freeze the enemies with the Luquid Nitrogen
    Gun and watch them break up.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ______________
    /SHIELD CHARGER\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you arrive on Mylon, Slim chimes in saying this weapon is
               available. Go to Aquatos to pick it up.
    AMMO: 3 (0 from ammo pickup)
    COST: 250,000 bolts (free with R&C2 save)
    POWER: 60
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 100
    V3 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 140
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 4 rounds
      - Increased power to 180
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes TESLA BARRIER
      - Automatically zaps any enemies that come too close with electricity
      - Increased power to 240
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 300
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 5 rounds
      - Increased power to 400
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 500
    
    Ugh! I hate the Shield Charger, simply because it is a pain to upgrade. It is
    nice to have some protection against enemy fire, but it doesn't take too much
    punishment.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     _______
    /BOUNCER\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you arrive on Qwark's Hideout, Slim chimes in saying this weapon
               is in. Go to Aquatos to pick it up.
    AMMO: 10 (1 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 150,000 bolts (free with R&C2 save)
    POWER: 1200
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Acid Mod
      - Increased power to 1400
    V3 CHANGES
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased ammo to 12 rounds
      - Increased power to 1600
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 1800
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes HEAVY BOUNCER
      - Bigger bomb goes into big bomblets
      - Increased power to 2000
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 740,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 3000
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 14 rounds
      - Increased power to 3600
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 16 rounds
      - Increased power to 4400
    
    The Bouncer returns once again to wreak havoc in UYA. The mass destruction
    caused by this weapon is fantastic and it's fun to watch all the little bomblets
    home in on the enemies.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     ___________
    /PLASMA COIL\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you arrive on Koros, Slim chimes in and says the Plasma Coil is
               available. Go to Aquatos to pick it up.
    AMMO: 15 (1 per ammo pickup)
    COST: 250,000 bolts (free with R&C2 save)
    POWER: 2400
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Acid Mod
      - Increased power to 3000
    V3 CHANGES
      - Lock-On Mod
      - Increased ammo to 18 rounds
      - Increased power to 3600
    V4 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 4200
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes PLASMA STORM
      - Increased ammo to 20
      - Increased power to 6000
    
    MEGA UPGRADE COST: 820,000 bolts
    
    V6 CHANGES
      - Increased power to 6800
    V7 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 22 rounds
      - Increased power to 7600
    V8 CHANGES
      - Increased ammo to 25 rounds
      - Increased power to 8400
    
    The Plasma Coil returns from Going Commando and boy does it kick a lot of butt.
    Fire a shot into the middle of a plethora of enemies and watch the enemies
    drop very quick. I enjoy this weapon a lot.
    ---------------------------
    
    
     _____
    /RY3NO\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Once you begin Challenge mode, it can be bought from any vendor
    AMMO: 25 (0 from ammo pickup)
    COST: 3,000,000 bolts
    POWER: 6000
    
    V2 CHANGES
      - Fires 12 shots
      - Increased ammo to 30 rounds
      - Increased power to 7000
    V3 CHANGES
      - Fires 14 shots
      - Increased ammo to 35 rounds
      - Increased power to 8000
    V4 CHANGES
      - Fires 16 shots
      - Increased ammo to 40 rounds
      - Increased power to 9000
    V5 CHANGES
      - Becomes RYNOCIRATOR
      - Generates a spectacular blast that obliterates anything in its path
      - Increased ammo to 50 rounds
      - Increased power to 10000
    
    Welcome to the third incarnation of the RYNO (Rip Ya a New One). It is very
    powerful and can annihilate an entire area of enemies with a single shot. The
    RYNOCIRATOR is very nice, although I think I like the inidividual blasts better.
    ---------------------------
    
    
    
    
    
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                           +                  VI. GADGETS & ITEMS                  +
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    This section will cover all of the gadgets and items in Up Your Arsenal. The
    first items slot belongs to armor, which is covered in its own section. Each
    thing will have the name, when you get and a short description from the game.
    
    
                                       ==========
                                       A. GADGETS
                                       ==========
    
     _________
    /REFRACTOR\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: You get it on Marcadia in the Laser Facility
    
    The Refractor is a gadget that can be used for both combat and traversal
    challenges. When equipped, the Refractor generates a reflective field around
    Ratchet. This field will redirect all laser beams, including enemy beam attacks.
    Continuous beams can be directed towards reflectors causing the beam to "ionize"
    and stay bent.
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     _________
    /HYPERSHOT\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Complete Helga's VR Training after returning to the Phoenix after
               Tyhrranosis
    
    The Hypershot fires out an energy cable that can be used to swing and grapple on
    to special "swing targets". The Hypershot can also be used to temporarily
    activate holographic platforms.
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     ____________
    /TYHRRA-GUISE\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Finish the first two challenges on first trip to Annihilation Nation
    
    This gadget disguises Ratchet as a Tyhrranoid and allows him to speak
    Tyhrranese. The art of Tyhrranoid conversation is a dangerous game requiring
    precisely timed button presses. One mistake can be interpreted as a major insult
    and result in a violent response.
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     ________
    /WARP PAD\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Finish all of the battle missions on Aridia
    
    The Warp Pad can be used wherever you find a warp point! Stand on a warp point
    and press Triangle to attach the Warp Pad. Then zap to that pad anytime with
    Circle. Warp pads will disappear over time or, if you throw down a second pad.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ___
    /PDA\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Qwark's Hideout, follow the path to the right of the ship; it costs
               250,000 bolts
    
    The Gadgetron PDA allows access to remote ammo anywhere in the galaxy! Equip
    and then activate it for all your impulse buys. A shipping and handling fee
    will apply to all purchases. Only Gadgetron products are available.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     _____________
    /GRAVITY BOOTS\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Simply finish all of the challenges in Blackwater City to get it from
               the Rangers
    
    The Gravity Boots magnetically lock to special metallic surfaces, allowing
    Ratchet to run up walls and across the ceiling.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ____________
    /CHARGE BOOTS\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Path not involving Hypershot on Planet Daxx
    
    The Charge Boots contain rocket boosters that can be fired by double tapping
    the crouch button.
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     _____________
    /THRUSTER-PACK\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Already have when begin game
    
    The Thruster-Pack upgrade has Boost Jump, Stretch Jump and Glide features just
    like the Heli-Pack.
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     _________
    /HELI-PACK\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Already have when begin game
    
    The Heli-Pack allows you to perform a Boost Jump by jumping from a crouched
    position. To perform a Stretch Jump, run and crouch then immediately jump. To
    glidem simply press and hold the jump button while in the air.
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                                         ========
                                         B. ITEMS
                                         ========
    
     __________
    /THE HACKER\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Complete Helga's VR Training after going back to the Phoenix after
               Tyhrranosis
    
    Like the Trespasser and Infiltrator, The Hacker is an infiltration device that
    hacks into computer security systems. Unlike the Trespasser and Infiltrator,
    quick reflexes and timing are required to retrieve important data, unlock doors,
    and activate devices.
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     _______________
    /BOLT GRABBER V2\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Find it on Zeldrin Starport, the path not involving Qwark; it is to
               the right of the vendor at the beginning
    
    The all new Gadgetron Bolt Grabber V2! In addition to an increased bolt pick up
    range, the Bolt Grabber V2 allows you to use your overhead attack and break
    nearby boxes with a special air blast. (This is one of the best items in the
    game.)
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     ___________
    /MAP-O-MATIC\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Clear all of the Ranger challenges on Metropolis
    
    This illegal expansion to your map technology allows you to see hidden areas not
    generally open to the public. They are marked green on your map.
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     ________
    /NANO-PAK\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Crash Site, progress normally through the stage until you cross the
               broken bridge. After, you will have to jump on some rock formations
               to a new area. Once you get to the new area, High Jump on the broken
               ship piece right in front of you and look to your right to see a
               Hypershot target. Attach yourself to it and you'll be on a new path
               with a magnetic walkway right there. At the end of this path is the
               item.
    
    The Nano-Pak absorbs unused nanotech and will replenish your hit points when you
    reach a critical low.
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     _____________________
    /ISSUE 1: PIRATE BOOTY\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Big Al gives this to you on Marcadia
    
    Qwark's first mission aboard a haunted space pirate ship.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ______________________
    /ISSUE 2: ARRIBA AMOEBA\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Gotten at end of first gauntlet challenge on Annihilation Nation
    
    Qwark battles to save Blackwater City from rampaging Amoeboids.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ____________________________
    /ISSUE 3: SHADOW OF THE ROBOT\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Finish the two "Meet Courtney" challenges at Annihilation Nation to
               get it
    
    Qwark confronts Dr. Nefarious at the villain's secret lair.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ______________________________
    /ISSUE 4: DEJA Q ALL OVER AGAIN\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: You get after going back to the Phoenix after Zeldrin Starport
    
    Qwark fights to save Metropolis from Nefarious' robot horde.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     _____________________________
    /ISSUE 5: THE SHAMING OF THE Q\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Once you go back to the Phoenix after getting the Master Plans on
               Crash Site
    
    Qwark attempts a desperate escape from Nefarious' dungeon.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ___________
    /MASTER PLAN\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: You get it when you find the escape pod on Crash Site
    
    Nefarious' plan for galactic domination. Needs to be decoded. Al should take a
    look at it. You give this to Al on the ensuing trip back to the Phoenix, thus
    losing it from your inventory.
    ---------------------------------------
    
    
    
    
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                           +                       VII. ARMOR                      +
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    There are four different armors in the game to buy, each available after a
    certain section of the story. I will pretty much only put when they become
    available, how much they cost and the description given to them in the game.
    All armors can be bought on the Phoenix, in the little alcove next to the
    weapons vendor.
    
     _________________
    /ALPHA COMBAT SUIT\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: Begin game with it
    COST: N/A
    DESCRIPTION: A standard issue combat pilot suit that Ratchet picked up in the
                 Bogon galaxy. The Alpha suit is comfortable and durable, but it
                 won't stop a laser blast. Ratchet is going to need something
                 stronger.
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     ________________
    /MAGNAPLATE ARMOR\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: As soon as you get to the Phoenix for first time
    COST: 10,000 bolts
    DESCRIPTION: A full-body personal armor system reinforced with an
                 energy-absorbing alloy called Magnaplate. Gadgetron guarantees
                 their new Magnaplate armor system will reduce damage from enemy
                 fire by a full 33%.
    ---------------------------
    
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    /ADAMANTITE ARMOR\
    ---------------------------
    AVAILABLE: When you return to Phoenix from first trip to Aquatos
    COST: 60,000 bolts
    DESCRIPTION: Adamantite is one of the hardest substances in the galaxy.
                 Gadgetron scientists claim that their brand new and nearly
                 indestructible Adamantite armor suit will absorb at least 50% of
                 the energy of any incoming pojectile or energy blast.
    ---------------------------
    
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    /AEGIS MARK V ARMOR\
    ---------------------------------------
    AVAILABLE: After getting back to Phoenix after Zeldrin Starport for first time.
    COST: 250,000 bolts
    DESCRIPTION: The Aegis Mark V represents a major breakthrough in armor
                 technology. The suit combines Adamantite plates with a web of
                 integrated forcefields and a sophisticated onboard computer system.
                 The suit's built-in AI responds automatically to any attack,
                 redistributing power and angling the armor plates to absorb up to
                 66% of incoming damage.
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     ______________
    /INFERNOX ARMOR\
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    AVAILABLE: Once you arrive on Koros, it becomes available on the Phoenix
    COST: 1,000,000 bolts
    DESCRIPTION: The prototype Infernox Armor suit represents the ultimate
                 achievement in personal protection systems. The Infernox suit
                 combines Carbonox alloys imported from the Bogon galaxy, a nanotech
                 control system, and an onboard Quantum Hellfire generator to create
                 a blazing barrier of total protection. Test results indicate that
                 the Infernox system reduces damage by an unbelievable 80%.
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                           +                  VIII. TITANIUM BOLTS                 +
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    The hidden Bolts return once again in this installment of Ratchet & Clank, only
    they're Titanium this time around. A majority of the stages have at least one
    Titanium Bolt, with some having none and some having four. You can check on how
    many Bolts you have by checking the Item screen on the Pause menu. Besides
    getting a trophy for collecting all 40, Bolts are used to buy skins under the
    Special section.
    
    
     _______
    /FLORANA\ (TOTAL: 2)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) When you get to the second Gadgetron vendor, you'll have to float down to a
       platform below. When you land, look back and you should see some floating
       platforms and a ladder. Climb the ladder and you should see a Bolt in a
       recessed area.
    
    2) When you're going through the Path of Death, there is a bolt off to the
       right in between a falling platform and the first fire trap. Long jump to
       the alcove and grab the Bolt.
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     ________________
    /STARSHIP PHOENIX\ (TOTAL: 9)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) Simply complete the VR Simulation training to get this Bolt. The last
       training mission is Nerves of Titanium.
    
    2) Complete Helga's VR Training course to get a Bolt.
    
    3) Collect all 100 tokens in the first Qwark Vid-Comic to receive a Bolt. You
       automatically get it after collecting the final token. All of the tokens are
       in plain sight, so it shouldn't be any trouble.
    
    4) Collect all 100 tokens in the second Qwark Vid-Comic. This is where things
       start to get tricky. After the first set of moving platforms is another room
       with some. There is an alcove on the right side with a red token; simply jump
       and grab the ledge. When you get to the moving platform where you have to
       hang on, there will be another red token on a platform above the next
       horizontally moving platform. Wall jump to get it. Don't forget to punch the
       wall in the lower left corner of the area with the second hanging platform.
       The last red token is between two walls with a blue token triangle, just
       before the last set of platforms.
    
    5) Collect all 100 tokens in the third Vid-Comic. There is a red token right
       above the door that opens after defeating the bomb-dropping enemies. Remember
       to look in areaa by jumping off of walls.
    
    6) Collect all 100 tokens in the fourth Vid-Comic. There is a red token
       underneath the taxi. Simply go underneath and drop twice to find it. There
       is also one in the air while on the taxi. After you climb the ladder after
       the second swarm of insects (after the laser firing one), jump to the left to
       find a red token. After you climb a ladder and see a large round window, go
       to the left to find a red token.
    
    7) Collect all 100 tokens in the fifth Vid-Comic. When you get to the first
       big area, jump to the left to grab a ledge, then wall jump to another ledge
       above to find a red token. When you get to the three ice walls, don't destroy
       the third one, but use the first tower to jump to the left to get a red
       token.
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     ________
    /MARCADIA\ (TOTAL: 12)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) When you get to the stairs with a small pool in between not far in the
       stage, there will be a Bolt in the next area. Off to the far right is an
       area where you can Wall Jump. Do that and follow the small path to the Bolt.
    
    2) You will need the Gravity Boots. Head to the Laser Defense Facility and make
       your way to the area just before you met Big Al. Notice the magnetic walkway
       covering the floor. Walk up to the ceiling to find a Bolt.
    
    3) You will need the Gravity Boots. Go to the Laser Defense Facility and head
       past the bridge that you made. Head into the next room, the one past the
       spider, then go into the next one after that. You should be in the room with
       the splitting lasers. Go into the next room and you should see a magnetic
       walkway to the left of where you entered. Climb it and you should see a hole
       on the left wall. You need to redirect the laser into the hole and onto the
       target. Go back two rooms and find the magnetic walkway there. You'll need
       to redirect the laser onto the target on the wall from where you just came.
       This will open a door right next to the walkway, where you'll find the Bolt.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ___________________
    /ANNIHILATION NATION\ (TOTAL: 14)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) After navigating through the first set of cannons and the robot strafing
       back and forth with the laser, look up on the ledge to find a Bolt. Simply
       High Jump to that ledge to get it. This can be done on the gauntlet when you
       first arrive on the planet.
    
    2) You need to unlock "Maze of Blaze" before getting this one, which is
       available after having to go to Annihilation Nation the second time. Start
       the stage and go through it like normal until you get to a bridge where there
       are platforms on both sides and enemies with lasers. Jump on the left side
       and float over to the Bolt on a lone platform.
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     _______
    /AQUATOS\ (TOTAL: 19)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) This one is located after the first swimming section. You'll need to exit the
       water and let Skid through the door by stepping on the glowing button. Skid
       will go through and hack the bridge. Instead of going across the bridge, drop
       underneath and go to the other end to find the Bolt.
    
    2) This one is located in the second underwater area. Once you dive down into
       the first area, find the bombs nearby and go directly across from it to find
       the Bolt in a little alcove. Remember that the Bolt is in the area when you
       first dive down.
    
    3) You need the Hacker for this one. Just after the first bridge in the section
       you did with Skidd, there should be a Hacker door to your left. Solve the
       puzzle and unlock the door, then take the elevator to the Bolt.
    
    4) You will need the Gravity Boots. Go to the sewers and get to the second
       level. Look at your map and find the northernmost passageway; that's where
       we need to be. The Bolt is in that passageway.
    
    5) You will need the Gravity Boots. Go to the Sewers and go to the upper section
       of it. Look at your map and head towards the second set of bridges from the
       right. Look up in the air and take notice of the Hypershot targets. There
       is a Bolt in the air in between the targets, so make sure you grab while
       swinging.
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     ___________
    /TYHRRANOSIS\ (TOTAL: 21)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) You need to be at the part where you ride around in a buggy and take out
       four domes to shut down the turrets. Go towards the one on the right side of
       the map. Before going in the building housing the dome, simply go around it
       on the right side to find a Bolt.
    
    2) You will need the Hypershot for this one. Go to the big field with the
       Turbo-Slider and where you have to destroy four large turrets. On your map,
       find the path that goes underground on the west side and continue on that
       path until you notice a Hypershot target. It's right before the steps and the
       saucer enemies. Swing over and grab the Bolt.
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     ____
    /DAXX\ (TOTAL: 23)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) Hypershot over the water to the right of the ship and take the elevator
       platform on the left when presented with two paths. Continue on this path as
       normal and Hypershot over the chasm then open the door with The Hacker. You
       should be in a circular room now, with a locked door on the left side.
       That'll be the target, but continue into the next room and clear it. On the
       ledge is a glowing button on the floor and when you step on it, it will open
       up the door in the previous room. Use your Charge Boots to hurry back into
       the other room and go through the door. Follow this new path until you find
       the Bolt.
    
    2) Take the right path and defeat the large ship at the end, then go inside the
       building and view the video of Courtney Gears. Once that's over, head outside
       and find the cab, but don't use it yet. Instead, look to the right to see
       some Hypershot targets. Follow that path and you'll land in a little area
       with a Bolt.
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     ___________
    /OBANI MOONS\ (TOTAL: 25)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) This is on the moon where you have to redirect the lasers. This one will be a
       bit tricky considering the contour of the planet. On the lower levels is a
       little alcove with the Bolt, but it is protected by an indestructible
       forcefield. The field is easily found by locating the very long rock bridge
       nearby. Now, locate the circular platform, also on the lower level, with a
       Hypershot target on it. Near it is a tunnel through the rock that will lead
       straight to the Bolt. Activate the target and quickly go through the tunnel,
       crossing the lava and going into the alcove to grab the Bolt.
    
    2) This one is on the moon, "Pollux". From the start, cross the nearby bridge
       and clear the area of enemies. You should see a jump pad nearby. Use that to
       get the ledge above and you should see the Bolt just laying there.
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     ________________
    /HOLOSTAR STUDIOS\ (TOTAL: 28)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) This one is easy to get. When you're controlling Ratchet, progress through
       the level normally until you happen upon the elevator that you have to
       activate with the Hacker. Once you're at top, the next room is a theater
       style room. Clear the room and find the seats to the right of where you
       entered; the Bolt is on top.
    
    2) You will need the Gravity Boots for this Bolt. There is a magnetic walkway
       near where your ship and a vendor is. Take it and go down into the hole,
       which is where you'll see two spiraling magnetic walkways. For now, only
       worry about the one that starts at the bottom. Take it and you should be in
       a room with a walkway leading straight up. Follow this into the next room and
       you should see a tower. Walk towards the top of the tower, while avoiding
       the falling debris, and you should see the Bolt at the top.
    
    3) You will need the Gravity Boots for this one. There are two ways to get this
       one; a very easy way and a bit trickier way. For the trickier path, go to
       the two spiraling walkways and get on the lower one. When you reach a high
       point, walk off the edge and immediately slam on the glide button. Hopefully,
       you should land on the other walkway, which leads into a small alcove with
       the Bolt.
    
       The easier way to get this involves the path that lead you into the room with
       #2. Walk to the top of that path, but don't go into the next room. Instead,
       jump off to the balcony on the right side. You can now glide down to the
       alcove with the Bolt.
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     ________________
    /ZELDRIN STARPORT\ (TOTAL: 30)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) Go on the long path that will eventually lead to the Bolt Grabber V2. Right
       before the first Hypershot target, look to your right to find a breakable
       ship. Destroy it and there is the Bolt is a little alcove.
    
    2) Past the second Hypershot target is a large area with very large cogs on the
       left and right sides. Using the boxes on the left, jump up to the platform,
       then look across to see the Bolt in an alcove. Glide across to get it.
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     __________
    /METROPOLIS\ (TOTAL: 33)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) In the very first room, there is a breakable window with a path. Simply
       follow the path and Hypershot to the Bolt at the end.
    
    2) Continue normally until you get to an open area where a large ship and two
       green laser men pop up. After taking them out, look to your right to see
       a ledge just off the normal path. Follow this ledge around and High Jump to
       get the Bolt.
    
    3) You need to start the "Tower Attack" Battle mission. As soon as you start,
       turn to the left and find the brownish colored tower. On the other side of
       the tower is a magnetic walkway with the Bolt on it. Simply fly your ship
       into the Bolt.
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     __________
    /CRASH SITE\ (TOTAL: 34)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) This one is quite easy to find and requires the Gravity Boots. As soon as you
       land, look to your right to find a magnetic walkway. The Bolt is on it.
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     ______
    /ARIDIA\ (TOTAL: 36)
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    1) You can get this Bolt from any mission that involves the large, open area,
       which are missions 3, 4 and 5. Once you start one of the missions, search and
       find the very large bridge (on lower end of map). Go to either side of the
       bridge and you should see a magnetic walkway. Use that to go under the bridge
       and get the Bolt.
    
    2) Unlock the final mission, X12 Endgame. Play the stage normally until you
       just pass the bridge and are in sight of the large turrets. As soon as you
       cross the bridge, go to the right and find a magnetic walkway. Use this path
       to get behind the base, where you'll find the Bolt.
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     _______________
    /QWARK'S HIDEOUT\ (TOTAL: 37)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) Take the path that goes behind your ship. Once you are on the magnetic
       walkway, go past the first two electric wires and to the edge of the walkway
       to see the Bolt. You will need to go above and drop off of the walkway, then
       glide down to the Bolt.
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    /KOROS\ (TOTAL: 39)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) Progress through the stage normally until you encounter the boxes stacked
       like steps. Climb to the, but don't continue into the next area. Instead,
       jump on the ledge of the circular building to the right and go to the end of
       the little path, then jump inside the fenced area to grab the Bolt.
    
    2) Progress through the stage normally until you get to the big, open area right
       after the stacked boxes. Clear the area first and go towards the silo, then
       turn left and go around the building to the back. You should see a ladder
       going up, so climb it and grab the Bolt.
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     ______________
    /COMMAND CENTER\ (TOTAL: 40)
    ---------------------------------------
    1) When you ride the elevator after the first Tyhrranoid talk, simply fall off
       the ledge to your left to find the Bolt.
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    Trophies are yet another collection item that was added to UYA. There are two
    types of trophies: character trophies and floor trophies. Character trophies,
    totaling 9 all together, are hidden throughout the stages just like the Titanium
    Bolts. Floor trophies, however, require a specific task be done, like get all
    30 Skill Points. I will list the Character Trophies first and then the floor
    ones after.
    
    
     ______________
    /RATCHET TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This trophy is located on Florana. After defeating the tribesmen when the
    bridges go up, you should encounter the first wall jumping segment. Jump back
    and forth until you reach the top on the right side, then jump across the gap
    you just climbed to the other side. You should be in an area with some crates
    and a Nanotech crate. You need to traverse the ledge on the left side to an area
    with the trophy.
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    /AL TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    On the upper right path during the buggy part on Tyhrranosis, you should see it
    on the ledge just before the building and after the first gap in the land. It's
    on the right side.
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    /PLUMBER TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Planet Daxx. Follow the path to your left until you get to the
    Charge Boots. Before you drop back down to your ship, look to the right just
    outside to see a ledge. The trophy is on that ledge.
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     ____________
    /CLANK TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Holostar Studios and you need Clank. Once you have Clank back,
    teleport back to Clank's trailer and continue along the path until you find the
    elevator activated with the Hacker. Take it to the top and look to the left of
    the elevator. You need to perform a High Jump onto the ledge, which is where the
    trophy is.
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     ______________
    /SKRUNCH TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is found on Metropolis. Head along normally until you get to the second
    Gadgetron weapons vendor. In that very room is a breakable window on the right
    side, which is where the trophy is located. Simply jump to it and grab it.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /DR. NEFARIOUS TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Crash Site. Look at your map and notice the very sharp left turn
    at the beginning. The trophy is on a ledge on the right side of that elbow.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /CAPTAIN QWARK TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Qwark's Hideout. Progress through the level normally until you
    get just outside of Qwark's room. Both to the left and right are little alcoves
    with some crates. In the left alcove is the trophy.
    ---------------------------------------
    
     _____________________
    /COURTNEY GEARS TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Koros. Progress through the stage normally until you encounter
    the boxes stacked like steps. Climb to the, but don't continue into the next
    area. Instead, jump on the ledge of the circular building to the right and
    you'll find the trophy in a little alcove.
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     _______________
    /LAWRENCE TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    This one is on Command Center. Progress through the level normally until you
    come to the Hypershot platform. Go up the ramp to the next section and
    immediately look to your left at the top of the ramp. You should see a ladder
    on the canister. Climb it and get the trophy.
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     _________________________
    /TITANIUM COLLECTOR TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    Just collect all 40 Titanium Bolts to get this trophy.
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     ___________________
    /SKILL MASTER TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    Get all 30 Skill Points to get this trophy.
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     __________________
    /NANO FINDER TROPHY\
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    To get this trophy, all you need to do is get your HP to 200 on Challenge mode.
    ---------------------------------------
    
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    /ANNIHILATION NATION CHAMPION TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    You have to go through and finish all of the Annihilation Nation challenges to
    get this trophy.
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     ____________________________
    /FRIEND OF THE RANGERS TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    You have to complete all of the battle missions that involve the Rangers,
    including the optional ones.
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     ____________________
    /OMEGA ARSENAL TROPHY\
    ---------------------------------------
    Get every single weapon up to Omega level, meaning V8. Of course the RY3NO only
    goes to V5.
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    1) PLANET FLORANA - SQUEAKY CLEAN
    ---------------------------------
       Go through the Path of Death without getting hit. There will probably be
       two spots where you might get hit. The first spot is where the wall tries to
       crush you and there are some flame traps. You can use your long jump to get
       past this area without any troubles. The other spot is the large number of
       flame traps at the end. Notice the pattern and how some spots don't have any
       flames coming up. You can use these spots to get across unscathed, but flames
       will activate after you set foot on them, so don't stay too long on a pad.
       If you get hit, simply jump in the lava and start over from the beginning.
    
    
    2) STARSHIP PHOENIX - STRIVE FOR ARCADE PERFECTION
    --------------------------------------------------   
       Get all 100 tokens on every Qwark Vid-Comic. Please refer to the Titanium
       Bolts section on how to obtain all 100 tokens on the last few stages. You
       also need to get the health upgrades in all 5 episodes.
    
       1ST HEALTH - Right along the normal path. You can't miss it.
    
       2ND HEALTH - Go through the stage normally until you get to three vertically
       moving platforms. On the third one, jump to the left while punching to
       locate a breakable wall with the health upgrade behind it.
    
       3RD HEALTH - This one is near the beginning of the stage. After the initial
       swarm of robots, you'll encounter a conveyer belt and some lava. Right before
       you jump on the platform with the rolling bombs, drop down to find a ladder
       that leads down to a small alcove with the upgrade.
    
       4TH HEALTH - This one is amongst all of the insect hives. When you reach the
       section where you jump left and right onto platforms (after the very large
       round window), the health upgrade is off to the left. On the second left
       platform, jump off of the edge and to the left to grab onto another. Keep
       going left to find it.
    
       5TH HEALTH - On the first vertical corridor, the path should split left and
       right. Go left and you'll find the health upgrade.
    
    
    3) STARSHIP PHOENIX - BEAT HELGA'S BEST TIME
    --------------------------------------------
       You need to finish the Gadget training in under 50 seconds. This can be
       tough considering there is no timer on the screen. Also, do not try and do it
       the first time because of the hacker segments.
    
    
    4) STARSHIP PHOENIX - TURN UP THE HEAT
    --------------------------------------
       To get this point, all you need to do is purchase the Infernox Armor for
       1,000,000 bolts when it becomes available.
    
    
    5) STARSHIP PHOENIX - MONKEYING AROUND
    --------------------------------------
       Once you return to the Phoenix from your first trip to Annihilation Nation,
       you should appear in the bridge. After the cutscene is over, locate Skrunch
       the monkey and chase him down close enough to hit him with your wrench. You
       don't have to do it now, but it's your first opportunity.
    
    
    6) MARCADIA - REFLECT ON HOW TO SCORE
    -------------------------------------
       You need to be in the Laser Facility for this point. You have to kill 25
       enemies using the Reflector to hit them with the lasers. Avoid killing any
       with your weapons and try to kill them all with the lasers.
    
    
    7) ANNIHILATION NATION - BASH THE BUG
    -------------------------------------
       You need to defeat Scorpio with just your wrench on the challenge called
       "Scorpio." Get close to him when he is flinging the discs at you, then
       Hyper-Strike him until he moves away, then get behind him again and repeat.
       The only real danger you'll need to watch out for is the flamethrower attack,
       but hopefully you'll defeat him before you die. It's best to have a good
       amount of health before you try this one.
    
    
    8) ANNIHILATION NATION - BE AN EIGHT TIME CHAMP
    -----------------------------------------------
       You must complete all 8 gauntlet challenges. You have to wait until you go
       to Annihilation Nation the second time before you can get this.
    
    
    9) ANNIHILATION NATION - FLEE FLAWLESSLY
    ----------------------------------------
       You must go through any of the gauntlet stages without getting hit. It
       doesn't matter which one you finish, as long as you do one. One of the
       earlier gauntlets is recommended.
    
    
    10) ANNIHILATION NATION - LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
    -------------------------------------------------
        During any of the gauntlet challenges, simply shoot down 5 of the floating
        cameras. This is pretty easy.
    
    
    11) AQUATOS - SEARCH FOR SUNKEN TREASURE
    ----------------------------------------
        During the two underwater sequences, you'll need to blow up all of the
        crates. Make sure to double check that you have gotten all of them. This is
        a pretty simple point.
    
    
    12) AQUATOS - HIT THE MOTHERLOAD
    --------------------------------
        You have to collect all 101 sewer crystals. It's helpful to have the
        Map-O-Matic since it points out any crystals on the map that you haven't
        obtained yet. You don't get the point until you've turned them all in. You
        also need the Gravity Boots to get to the upper section of the sewers.
    
    
    13) TYHRRANOSIS - BE A SHARPSHOOTER
    -----------------------------------
        You need to snipe 10 Tyhrranoids in the towers with your Flux Rifle. Make
        sure not to bring the kart with Skrunch, since he will automatically shoot
        at them.
    
    
    14) DAXX - BUGS TO BIRDS
    ------------------------
        You need to turn 15 Floranian Blood Flies into ducks with the Qwack-O-Ray.
        These are the little insects on the path just next to the vendor next to the
        the ship. It's not the path involving the Hypershot.
    
    
    15) OBANI GEMINI - GET TO THE BELT
    ----------------------------------
        This one is a bit tricky, so try and follow. You'll notice an asteroid belt
        floating around the entire moon and on that belt are two sets of platforms.
        You will need to find the highest platform with a jump pad on it. From the
        starting position, go straight until you reach the edge of the cliff, then
        turn a little left and find the platforms leading across. Just after you
        reach the next area, look to your left to see a raised piece of land.
        Take that jump pad to the next one, then take the next to the third
        platform. This is the highest platform with a jump pad. You can use the pad
        on this one to jump on the belt. Don't forget you need to land on one of the
        flat asteroids.
        
    
    
    16) BLACKWATER CITY - BASH THE PARTY
    ------------------------------------
        You need to kill 20 Tyhrranoids using only your wrench. This is possible on
        the first mission. A few Hyper-Strikes will take care of the large enemies,
        while the smaller ones are easy pickings.
    
    
    17) HOLOSTAR STUDIOS - FEELING LUCKY?
    -------------------------------------
        You need to get a jackpot on one of the slot machines. It's all pure luck,
        but it helps to play multiple slots at once. If all of them blow up before
        you get it, simply kill yourself and try again. You can either do it with
        Clank or Ratchet. Make sure to not stand near them while they're spinning,
        since three TNT boxes will make the machine blow up.
    
    
    18) METROPOLIS - 2002 WAS A GOOD YEAR IN THE CITY
    -------------------------------------------------
        Shoot down the gray blimp flying around the city. You can easily see it from
        your starting position.
    
    
    19) CRASH SITE - SUCK IT UP!
    ----------------------------
        You must kill 40 enemies using only the Suck Cannon. Suck up the smallest
        robots and crates, then shoot at the larger robots. Of course, a powered up
        Suck Cannon is definitely the most useful.
    
    
    20) CRASH SITE - AIM HIGH
    -------------------------
        You need to kill 10 Skreeducks, which are the Pteradactyls flying around the
        world. You can easily get 10 of them from your starting position when you
        land. I used the blaster, though the Flux Rifle is also good.
    
    
    21) ARIDIA - ZAP BACK AT YA'
    ----------------------------
        You need to kill 10 enemies with your Refractor. You'll need to reflect the
        mech enemies' lasers back at them and the other enemies when applicable. You
        need to do this all within one battle mission, meaning you can't destroy 5
        in one and 5 in another.
    
    
    22) ARIDIA - GO FOR HANG TIME
    -----------------------------
        You need to get 2 seconds of air with the Turbo-Slider. This can easily be
        done on the third or fourth mission, when you have access to the vehicle.
        Get in it and head for the large mound of land on the one side of the area.
        Drive up it and steer to the left or right, depending on which way you're
        coming from, then land on the bridge next to it to get it easily.
    
    
    23) QWARK'S HIDEOUT - BREAK THE DAN
    -----------------------------------
        This one is a bit tricky to find on your own. Progress through the level
        normally until you get to small river with two small pieces of ice on it,
        which would be used to jump to the next area. Instead of going across, head
        to the right side of the area just before it, just to the right of the
        small alcove. You should notice a small gap in the wall. You need to jump to
        that gap, making sure not to hover since you can't wall jump after hovering,
        and Wall Jump to the top. Once at the top, you should see a snowman. Simply
        destroy it by any means to get the point.
    
    
    24) KOROS - YOU BREAK IT, YOU WIN IT
    ------------------------------------
        Smash up the robot base. It helps to have the Bolt Grabber V2, since you
        can just Hyper-Strike to destroy entire areas.
    
    
    25) COMMAND CENTER - SPREAD YOUR GERMS
    --------------------------------------
        You need to infect 30 enemies in the stage with your Infector. This can be
        hard considering some of the enemies' positions, but make it your primary
        weapon on this stage until you get the point.
    
    
    26) PIRATE BOOTY! - SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK
    ----------------------------------------------
        Beat 2:40 in Vid-Comic #1. You can quickly kill the serpent with your fists.
    
    
    27) ARRIBA AMOEBA! - SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK
    -----------------------------------------------
        Beat 2:10 in Vid-Comic #2.
    
    
    28) SHADOW OF THE ROBOT - SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK
    ----------------------------------------------------
        Beat 1:50 in Vid-Comic #3.
    
    
    29) DEJA Q ALL OVER AGAIN - SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK
    ------------------------------------------------------
        Beat 4:45 in Vid-Comic #4. Unload on Nefarious and use your fists until
        another weapon drops down, making short work of him.
    
    
    30) THE SHAMING OF THE Q - SET A NEW RECORD FOR QWARK
    -----------------------------------------------------
        Beat 2:00 in Vid-Comic #5.
    
    
    
    
    
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                           +                  XI. OPTIONAL CHALLENGES              +
    =======================|                                                       |
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                                    =============
                                    VR CHALLENGES
                                    =============
    
    These are available to you the first time you are on the Phoenix.
    
     _______
    /WARM UP\
    ------------------------------
    This challenge is very easy. You go against the robots with whatever weapons
    you have. There are 5 rounds. This opens Don't Look Down.
    ------------------------------
    
     _______________
    /DON'T LOOK DOWN\
    ------------------------------
    Pretty much the same as the last one, only the floor panels will disappear over
    time. There are 6 rounds. This opens The Shocker and Speed Round.
    ------------------------------
    
     ___________
    /THE SHOCKER\
    ------------------------------
    In this challenge, you can only use the Shocker weapon. There are 3 rounds and
    the Shocker is best up close. This opens up Wrench Beatdown.
    ------------------------------
    
     ___________
    /SPEED ROUND\
    ------------------------------
    You have 1 minute to destroy all the dummies using any of your weapons. This
    isn't hard at all considering there's only 2 rounds. This opens up Hot Stepper.
    ------------------------------
    
     _______________
    /WRENCH BEATDOWN\
    ------------------------------
    This could be a challenging test. You can only use your wrench to defeat 3
    rounds of dummies. Remember to use your overhead smash when you can, especially
    on the flamethrower dummies. The floors will also disappear as you progress. You
    can also throw your wrench just as a capsule is lifting to snag a lot.
    ------------------------------
    
     ___________
    /HOT STEPPER\
    ------------------------------
    This challenge is similar to Don't Look Down, but the rounds have been increased
    to 8. This will open up 90 Second Slayer.
    ------------------------------
    
     ________________
    /90 SECOND SLAYER\
    ------------------------------
    You have 90 seconds to go through 3 rounds of dummies. The Shocker is a good
    weapon to take out large groups of enemies. You shouldn't have too much trouble
    with this. This opens up Nerves of Titanium.
    ------------------------------
    
     __________________
    /NERVES OF TITANIUM\
    ------------------------------
    This is the last challenge for the VR Simulation. You will have to endure 12
    rounds of dummies. Watch your ammo and go for the boxes when you need it. The
    only way you can regain health is by filling up your EXP bar, thus increasing
    your nanotech. Get the Titanium Bolt after finishing the 12th round.
    ------------------------------
    
    
                                ==========================
                                ANNIHILATION NATION PART 1
                                ==========================
    
    The first two not covered here are required for the story. The rest of these
    is simply a way to earn a lot of bolts and are completely optional. You can
    come back at any time to complete them. You can come back after you have
    acquired the Quack-O-Ray to make these challenges easier. A fully powered up
    Quack-O-Ray makes the fighting sections seem like a breeze, even on Challenge
    mode. Remember that these challenges will stay no matter where you are in the
    game.
    
    These are the challenges unlocked when you first go to Annihilation Nation.
    
     ______________
    /CRISPY CRITTER\
    ------------------------------
    Start by going forward and go past the flame traps, making sure not to stay
    long on the falling platforms. Step on the switch and take out the enemies in
    the next room before going across. Turn right and jump to the next area while
    avoiding the flame traps. Enemies with lasers and ones with spinning spiked
    balls will appear. Take them out and continue forward. When you step on the
    second switch in the second room, little spinning blades will appear. Take them
    out and continue on the path until the end. This will open up Pyro Playground.
    ------------------------------
    
     _______________
    /PYRO PLAYGROUND\
    ------------------------------
    Time your jumps across the initial flame traps, then take out the enemies and
    step on the switch. When you get towards the end of the falling platforms path,
    laser cannons will pop up, so watch out for them. Take out the enemies in the
    next section, then time your jumps on the jutting platforms to the other side.
    Another switch, more enemies and then the end. This opens up Suicide Run.
    ------------------------------
    
     ___________
    /SUICIDE RUN\
    ------------------------------
    This course isn't really anything new, so just follow the path and take out the
    enemies until you get to the end. If you are on Challenge Mode, you can use
    your Charge Boots to get past the initial flame trap easily. Doesn't unlock
    anything.
    ------------------------------
    
     _____________
    /ROBOT RAMPAGE\
    ------------------------------
    It's time for a 12 round fight against ninjas, spinning little enemies, laser
    baddies and spinning spiked ball enemies. Watch out for the fans and laser field
    traps when they appear. At around round 10, a large turret cannon appears in
    the middle and will follow you around, so be sure to strafe continuously to
    avoid it. This opens up 90 Seconds of Carnage and Whip It Good.
    ------------------------------
    
     ____________
    /WHIP IT GOOD\
    ------------------------------
    This can be considered one of the more challenging courses in this set of
    challenges. You must defeat 6 rounds of enemies using only the Laser Whip. If
    you run out of ammo, you fail. Throwing the whip is the best way to complete
    this challenge. Hold R1 and press Circle to throw it. Make sure that you line
    up enemies and then throw it. An alternate strategy is to let the enemies take
    out each other. Dance around the enemies and lure them into taking out each
    other, then kill the last enemy that remains. This unlocks Hydra'N Seek.
    ------------------------------
    
     ____________
    /HYDRA'N SEEK\
    ------------------------------
    You must defeat 4 rounds of enemies using only the Spitting Hydra. Make sure to
    maximize all lock ons for the Hydra as to not waste any ammo. The targets turn
    red when you use the maximum amount of lock ons. Again, if you're running low on
    ammo, use the enemies attacks to your advantage by making them kill each other.
    This doesn't unlock anything.
    ------------------------------
    
     _____________________
    /90 SECONDS OF CARNAGE\
    ------------------------------
    You have 90 seconds to defeat 6 rounds of enemies. This shouldn't pose too much
    of a challenge, since all of your weapons are at your disposal. This unlocks
    Onslaught.
    ------------------------------
    
     _________
    /ONSLAUGHT\
    ------------------------------
    You have 2 minutes to defeat 9 rounds of enemies. Again, this shouldn't be too
    bad but there is one aspect that can make it difficult. Around round 7, the 
    machine gun turret will appear in the center of the arena. The machine gun fire
    can destroy enemies, so use it to your advantage. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ------------------------------
    
     ________________
    /THE TERRIBLE TWO\
    ------------------------------
    You now have to fight two gladiators. Gary, the first challenger, has two
    attacks. He fires a laser-like beam, which can be avoided by sidejumping. His
    other attack is firing missiles, which are indicated by targets on the ground.
    Helen also has two attacks. She can jump on the ground and send out a shockwave.
    His other attack is swinging the laser whip when she's in close range. They
    switch in and out when you do enough damage to them. The order goes like this:
    Gary, Helen, Gary, Helen until defeated, then Gary until defeated. When you
    fight Helen for the last time, Gary will send out those missiles, so watch out
    for the targets. This unlocks Two Minute Warning.
    ------------------------------
    
     __________________
    /TWO MINUTE WARNING\
    ------------------------------
    You now have two minutes to defeat both of the gladiators. If you follow the
    same ideas from above, you shouldn't have too much trouble defeating both
    within the time limit. This will unlock Championship Bout.
    ------------------------------
    
     _________________
    /CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT\
    ------------------------------
    This is definitely the hardest of the first set of challenges. You have to go
    through 24 rounds of combat, then face down Gary and Helen in the final round.
    This is while the rules and traps of each round are completely random! Fortunate
    for you, the only rules you will encounter are timed rounds. After a few rounds,
    ammo boxes will start to appear, so be sure to take advantage of them if need
    be. Only bust your ass when you have timed rounds; otherwise, be cautious about
    the traps and enemies. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ------------------------------
    
    
    
                                  ==================
                                  PLANET TYHRRANOSIS
                                  ==================
    
    The battle missions with the Rangers are unlocked after finishing off the Momma
    Tyhrranoid. These are optional missions and don't need to be done.
    
     ______________________________
    /PART 1: ASSAULT ON KAVU ISLAND\
    -----------------------------------------
    Avoid the missiles as you freefall. As soon as you land, get ready to battle
    small Tyhrranoids, ones with guns and robots with lasers. After you clear out
    the area, head towards the bridge and turn to the bolt crank to extend it. As
    soon as the bridge is finished, more enemies will appear and cross the bridge
    towards you. Cross the bridge and take out the enemies in the area to progress
    farther. There will be four missile launchers and some other enemies for the
    final leg of this challenge.
    -----------------------------------------
    
     _________________________________
    /PART 2: DOGFIGHT OVER KAVU ISLAND\
    -----------------------------------------
    You will now control the hovercraft in this challenge. X ascends and Square
    descends. The right stick is used to aim, while the R1 button fires. Your goal
    in this challenge is to destroy all of the dropships as they show up (the larger
    ships). As long as you keep moving, you shouldn't have any problems.
    -----------------------------------------
    
     _____________________________
    /PART 3: OPERATION THUNDERBOLT\
    -----------------------------------------
    You control the hovercraft again in this challenge. This time, you will have to
    destroy every red blip on your map. Keep an eye out for the missile launchers
    and slowly work your way through the level to finish it.
    -----------------------------------------
    
     ________________________
    /PART 4: THE FINAL BATTLE\
    -----------------------------------------
    You're on foot again and you have to destroy every red blip on the radar. Make
    your way to the bridge and you'll be ambushed by saucers and other enemies. Take
    them out and proceed forward. Keep going forward, taking out the enemies until
    you reach the second bridge. Take out the enemies and proceed forward with
    caution, since machine gun turrets will now be in range. Once you destroy them
    and the last of the enemies, you'll finish this set of missions.
    -----------------------------------------
    
    
    
                                ==========================
                                ANNIHILATION NATION PART 2
                                ==========================
    
    After you go to Planet Daxx and view the cutscene about Courtney Gears' videos,
    go back to Annihilation Nation and do the gauntlet to meet Gears. Afterwards,
    the rest of the challenges should be unlocked.
    
     _____________
    /MAZE OF BLAZE\
    ---------------------------
    Go across the falling platforms into the room with the switch. Two laser enemies
    will appear, so defeat them and press the switch to open the left door. Go past
    the next set of flame traps and you'll meet up with a bunch of spinning blades
    and two more laser guards. Take them all out and continue on the path past the
    laser cannons. You'll come upon a switch room with ninjas, so take them out. Two
    more laser guards will appear on the ledges in the hallway, so kill them and
    go past the switch room. Jutting walls and flame traps, followed by a spinning
    spiked ball enemy and the finish. This unlocks Cremation Station.
    ---------------------------
    
     _________________
    /CREMATION STATION\
    ---------------------------
    First are some falling platforms and a laser robot on the other side firing at
    you. Another switch room and another area with falling ledges. In the next area,
    there will be 3 laser robots and some spinning blades. Time your jumps across
    the flame traps and go into the next switch room. The home stretch with 3 ninjas
    and three other robots. This will unlock The Annihilator.
    ---------------------------
    
     _______________
    /THE ANNIHILATOR\
    ---------------------------
    You'll encounter flame traps in the first section, then a switch room and a room
    with a falling platform, a flame trap and some spinning laser robots. Take out
    the robots from a distance and then time your jumps carefully across the
    platforms and flame trap. Spinning blades, a spinning spiked ball robot, a ninja
    and laser robots inhabit the next two areas, followed by one spinning spiked
    ball robot before the switch room. The next part can be tricky, but it isn't too
    bad. There are jutting walls that you have to use to get to the other side, but
    the platforms before and after them fall. Take your time and time your jumping
    so you can make to the other side, take out the laser robot and finish the
    gauntlet. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ---------------------------
    
     ____________
    /TIME TO SUCK\
    ---------------------------
    You have to take out six rounds of enemies using only the Suck Cannon. I suggest
    that you use the odd numbered rounds to suck up all of the little enemies as you
    can, then letting the other enemies take each other out before using any of your
    "ammo," so you can save it for the even rounds. Or you could dispense all of
    your in before the beginning of the rounds to get room for more little enemies.
    If you run out of ammo for the Suck Cannon, you fail. If you're having trouble,
    try to upgrade the Suck Cannon. This will open up Chop Chop.
    ---------------------------
    
     _________
    /CHOP CHOP\
    ---------------------------
    You must defeat 4 rounds of enemies using only the Disc Blade Gun. Try to let
    the enemies defeat each other with their attacks, then take out the last one or
    two with your Disc Blade to conserve ammo. If you go and try to take out every
    single enemy with it, you'll end up running out of ammo, which will result in a
    lost. This will open up Sleep Inducer.
    ---------------------------
    
     _____________
    /SLEEP INDUCER\
    ---------------------------
    You'll need to combat 4 rounds of enemies while under the effects of sleeping
    gas using only the Rift Inducer. It will take multiple rifts joined together to
    take out some of the larger enemies. Conserve your ammo and let the enemies take
    out each other before launching any rifts. This will unlock The Other White
    Meat.
    ---------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /THE OTHER WHITE MEAT\
    ---------------------------
    Quack! You will have to go through 6 rounds of enemies using only the
    Quack-O-Ray, which is quite easily one of the best weapons in the game when
    upgraded. If it is, then this challenge will be a breeze. If it isn't, then use
    your strafe to circle the enemies until they turn into ducks. Despite what the
    description says, there is no timer. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ---------------------------
    
     ______________
    /ONE HIT WONDER\
    ---------------------------
    Ouch! You will have to go through 8 rounds of enemies without getting hit once!
    If you have an upgraded Quack-O-Ray, then this shouldn't be too bad. Watch out
    for the traps, since a good run can turn ugly very quickly if you hit one. Try
    to strafe around an open area with no traps and also watch out for the laser
    firing robots. This unlocks Dodge the Twins.
    ---------------------------
    
     _______________
    /DODGE THE TWINS\
    ---------------------------
    Welcome to one of the more tougher challenges in this set of courses. You must
    take out both Helen and Gary without getting hit once. They don't have any new
    moves and follow the same in and out pattern as always, so you won't be
    surprised. Remember to watch out for the targeted missiles when you have to
    finish off Helen. It may take a couple of tries, but you'll eventually get it.
    This doesn't unlock anything.
    ---------------------------
    
     _______________
    /CYCLING WEAPONS\
    ---------------------------
    Welcome to one of my more favorite courses. You will have to go through 16
    rounds of enemies with your weapons cycling amongst the ones you have. Once you
    use up all of the ammo for a particular weapon, it will switch to a random one.
    Hopefully, you have leveled your weapons equally, or this could become a problem
    when it switches to a subpar weapon. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ---------------------------
    
     ______________
    /COUNTING DUCKS\
    ---------------------------
    There are 6 rounds of enemies and you must defeat them all before the sleeping
    gas takes in effect. You have use of all your weapons, so be sure to annihilate
    the enemy. This doesn't unlock anything.
    ---------------------------
    
     _______________
    /NINJA CHALLENGE\
    ---------------------------
    A simple 12 round challenge against various types of enemies. Nothing too hard.
    ---------------------------
    
    
    Beat all of the challenges above to open up Naptime and More Cycling Weapons.
    
     _______
    /NAPTIME\
    ---------------------------
    You will have to defeat Scorpio before the sleeping gas takes over. If you have
    some powerful weapons in your arsenal, then this shouldn't be too much of a
    problem. Nothing unlocked.
    ---------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /MORE CYCLING WEAPONS\
    ---------------------------
    This can be easy or hard depending on which weapons they give you. Remember to
    watch out for Scorp's sawblades when he's far away. When he's up close, dodging
    the flamethrowers may be a bit of a challenge. Like I said, if they give you
    good weapons, then this should be a cakewalk. If not, then it may take a couple
    tries to get it. Nothing unlocked.
    ---------------------------
    
    
    Beat both Naptime and More Cycling Weapons to unlock Championship Bout II.
    
     ____________________
    /CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT II\
    ---------------------------
    Once again, you'll have to brave 24 rounds of enemies, with the last battle
    being against Scorpio. You will encounter two rules during this battle royale:
    sleeping gas and cycling weapons. It shouldn't be too hard, although watch your
    health since the traps will be random along with the rules. A maxed out
    Quack-O-Ray goes a long way (or the PDA) in the pre-Scorpio battles.
    ---------------------------
    
    
    Beating every challenge from Part 1 and Part 2 will unlock the ultimate
    challenge, the Qwarktastic Battle. It is highly suggested that you have a maxed
    out Quack-O-Ray before entering this challenge. Also, the more health you have,
    the merrier.
    
     __________________
    /QWARKTASTIC BATTLE\
    ---------------------------
    Get ready for a LONG fight. You'll have to battle through 100 rounds of enemies,
    including a bout with Helen/Gary and the last one being against Scorpio! The
    Quack-O-Blitzer goes a LONG way in this gauntlet from hell. You will encounter
    timed rounds, cycling weapons and sleeping gas, all mixed in with the random
    traps. Remember to watch your health, since the only way to recover it is to
    go up a nanotech level. If you need a break, pause the game and go do something.
    
    Round 50 is the fight with Helen and Gary, so make sure to quickly take them out
    before they can do any hurt to you. Round 100 is the final round and you will
    have to fight Scorpio. There has been a known glitch of sorts going around in
    the pre-boss battles. If the round doesn't come to an end, then there are
    spinning blades stuck in the containers, so you will have to target them and
    kill them.
    
    Once you have defeated Scorpio, the battle is over! Congratulations. This can be
    an excellent spot to raise your weapon levels, as well as yourself.
    ---------------------------
    
    
                                        ==========
                                        METROPOLIS
                                        ==========
    
    After you go through Metropolis and beat Klunk, there will be a dropship near
    your ship. This will let you do some optional battle missions.
    
     _________________
    /PART 1: COUNTDOWN\
    -------------------------------------
    You have 2 minutes to destroy timed bombs located around the city. They are
    designated by the green blips on your radar. I would just ignore the other
    enemies and go straight for them, so you won't be pressed on time.
    -------------------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /PART 2: URBAN COMBAT\
    -------------------------------------
    Avoid the missiles as you freefall. Once you land, you'll have to defeat all of
    the enemies as they show up. There will be big guys with green lasers, normal
    ones with rapidfire shots, dropships and saucers. Once you finish off the last
    one, you pass.
    -------------------------------------
    
     ____________________
    /PART 3: TOWER ATTACK\
    -------------------------------------
    Enemies are holed up in four towers in the area. You must go to each tower and
    destroy all of the enemies. Simply defeat all of the enemies on your radar. Once
    the last enemy is toasted, you pass.
    -------------------------------------
    
     _______________________
    /PART 4: AIR SUPERIORITY\
    -------------------------------------
    You must shoot out the dropships in the sky. Make sure you watch out for their
    return fire and keep on their tail until you blow them up. It might take a while
    since they don't sit in one spot, but persistance is the key. You pass when the
    final ship is destroyed.
    -------------------------------------
    
     ______________________
    /PART 5: TURRET COMMAND\
    -------------------------------------
    You must use the turret to defend a few waves of ships. There will be a wave of
    saucers, then one or two dropships for a complete wave. Make sure to hold down
    the fire button and target the saucers as they appear, so you won't be
    overwhelmed by the sheer number of saucers. Once you finish off all of the
    ships, you pass and finish this set of battle missions. You get the Map-O-Matic
    as an extra reward.
    -------------------------------------
    
    
    
    
    
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                           +                    XII. SPECIAL SECTION               +
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    This section will include everything from the Special option under the pause
    menu. I will not include the Skill Points, since they have their own section.
    
    
                                        ======
                                        CHEATS
                                        ======
    
    There are cheats in the game (not really cheats) that are unlocked by getting
    Skill Points. Simply get the Skill Points and you can toggle them on and off in
    this section with the X button. There is also one other cheat that was revealed
    in the demo disc.
    
    BIG HEAD HEROES.......5 Skill Points
    TIME FREEZE...........10 Skill Points
    SECRET AGENT CLANK....15 Skill Points
    BIG HEAD ENEMIES......20 Skill Points
    SHIPS TO DUCKS........25 Skill Points
    MIRROR WORLDS.........30 Skill Points
    WRENCH REPLACEMENT....Pause game and enter Circle, Square, Circle, Square, Up,
                          Down, Left, Left
    
    
                                         =====
                                         SKINS
                                         =====
    
    These are different models for Ratchet that can be bought with Titanium Bolts.
    
    
    OLD SCHOOL RATCHET....When you load a save from Ratchet 1, you'll get this
    SNOWMAN...............6 Bolts
    TUXEDO RATCHET........6 Bolts
    BUGINOID..............6 Bolts
    BRAINIUS..............6 Bolts
    CONSTRUCTOBOT.........Beat the game to unlock this one
    ROBO ROOSTER..........6 Bolts
    TROOPER...............5 Bolts
    ROBO..................5 Bolts
    
    
                                      ==========
                                      CINEMATICS
                                      ==========
    
    The first option under Cinematics is Sketchbook. This allows you to view early
    drawings of characters, enemies, levels, etc. It also allows you to view some
    things that weren't put in the game. You must beat the game once in order for it
    to be unlocked.
    
    The next option is Movies, which allows you to view the movies that you have
    passed throughout the game. These aren't every little cutscene in the game, but
    the major movies.
    
    The last option lets you view the credits that roll at the end of the game.
    
    
    
    
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                           +                   XIII. OTHER STUFF                   +
    =======================|                                                       |
                           +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    
    
    This section will include other stuff that isn't found under the Special
    section in the Pause menu. This includes some actual cheat codes and the
    modifications for your ship that can be bought on the Phoenix.
    
    
                                       ===========
                                       CHEAT CODES
                                       ===========
    
    QWARK IN A TUTU
       - During any Vid-Comic, enter the follow code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left,
         Right, Circle, Square, Square
    
    DARK QWARK
       - When playing the unnamed Vid-Comic at the Phoenix or Museum, enter the
         same code from above to make Qwark look like a silhouette
    
    SLY 2 DEMO
       - At the title screen, hold down L1, L2, R1 and R2 to access the demo. You
         have the opening mission from the actual game, plus 2 missions for Sly, 1
         for Bentley and 1 for Murray. All of them are from the first world.
    
    4 PLAYER BOMBS AWAY
       - At the Vid-Comic selection screen, press Square to open up a password menu.
         Input YING_TZU, then press Start to play a Bomberman-type game.
    
    PIRATE VS. NINJA 2 PLAYER FIGHT
       - At the Vid-Comic selection screen, press Square to open up a password menu.
         Input _MEGHAN_ to play a 2 player fight with a pirate and ninja.
    
    PLAY UNNAMED QWARK COMIC
       - Besides the Insomniac Museum, there is another way to play this comic.
         You first need to have all 5 Qwark Vid-Comics. When you do, go to the
         Phoenix and go to the comic selection screen. Press Up and you should
         have the unnamed comic ready to play.
    
    
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                                    INSOMNIAC MUSEUM
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    There are two ways to enter the Insomniac Museum, an easy way and a very long
    way. The easy way is to go to Metropolis and go inside the first building. Hop
    up to the first window and break it to find a warp pad. It is only active
    between 3-4 AM according to the clock on your PS2.
    
    The other way to enter the Insomniac Museum is to get all of the trophies. Once
    you do, head to the trophy room on the Phoenix and the door on the right side
    should be unlocked. Behind the door is a warp pad to the Insomniac Museum, which
    doesn't have any time restrictions.
    
    You can see many things that were cut from the game in the Museum, such as a
    Turbo-Slider racetrack and two Qwark Comics that weren't used in the game. Go
    around and enjoy the sites.
    
    
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                                   SHIP MODIFICATIONS
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    These are the modifications that you can get for your ship on the Phoenix. As
    you progress farther in the game and collect more Titanium Bolts and Skill
    Points, the more paint jobs that will be unlocked. Once you buy a mod, you don't
    have to purchase it again.
    
    STANDARD WINGS...........Default wings on your ship
    HI-LIFT WINGS............2,000 bolts
    HEAVY ORDINANCE WINGS....2,000 bolts
    STANDARD NOSE............Default nose on your ship
    SPLIT NOSE...............4,000 bolts
    SCOOP NOSE...............4,000 bolts
    
    BLARGIAN RED.............Default color
    AMOEBOID GREEN...........500 bolts
    PULSING PURPLE...........500 bolts
    OBANI ORANGE.............500 bolts
    LOW RIDER................500 bolts
    BLACK HOLE...............500 bolts
    SUN STORM................500 bolts
    BOGON BLUE...............1,000 bolts
    ORXON GREEN..............1,000 bolts
    LOMBAX ORANGE............1,000 bolts
    HOOKED ON ONYX...........1,000 bolts
    QWARK GREEN..............1,000 bolts
    AGENT ORANGE.............1,000 bolts
    HELGA HUES...............1,000 bolts
    SPACE STORM..............1,000 bolts
    TYHRRANOID VOID..........1,000 bolts
    ZELDREN SUNSET...........1,000 bolts
    GHOST PIRATE PURPLE......1,000 bolts
    SASHA SCARLET............1,000 bolts
    FLORANA BREEZE...........1,000 bolts
    OZZY KAMIKAZE............1,000 bolts
    SILENT STRIKE............2,000 bolts
    SUPERNOVA................5,000 bolts
    DREK'S BLACK HEART.......5,000 bolts
    NEUTRON STAR.............5,000 bolts
    LUNAR ECLIPSE............5,000 bolts
    SOLAR WIND...............5,000 bolts
    DARK NEBULA..............5,000 bolts
    STAR TRAVELLER...........5,000 bolts
    CLOWNER..................5,000 bolts
    PLAIDTASTIC..............5,000 bolts
    INSOMNIAC SPECIAL........9,000 bolts
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Q) When was Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal released?
    A) Up Your Arsenal was released on November , 2004.
    
    Q) What new things were added to this game?
    A) More weapons were added. More gadgets as well were added. There is now an
       online mode, which is broadband only.
    
    Q) Why don't you have a Multiplayer/Online section?
    A) I am not lucky enough to have broadband, so I won't be able to play the
       online aspect of the game. For that reason, I have decided to not include
       a section about it. 
    
    Q) What is Challenge Mode?
    A) Challenge Mode is a brand new game with tougher enemies, but you get to keep
       your experience, weapons, armor and money from your previous game. The story
       is the same.
    
    Q) How do I unlock Challenge Mode?
    A) When you have beaten the game, the credits will roll. After that, you will
       be presented with two choices. You can warp back to before you defeated 
       Nefarious OR you can restart the game in Challenge Mode.
    
    Q) How is Challenge Mode different from a normal game?
    A) The first thing you'll notice is that enemies hit you a lot harder. Also,
       weapons get another upgrade to the normal 5 versions. You have to buy the
       Mega upgrades from a vendor, but they can cost a lot of bolts. These Mega
       weapons can be upgraded to Omega status just like normal upgrading goes.
       You'll also notice a multiplier. The more enemies you defeat without getting
       hit, the higher the multiplier. This multiplier increases the amount of
       bolts received by the amount you reach. The max multiplier is 20. You lose it
       though once you get take any damage.
    
    Q) Can you help me find a Skill Point/Titanium Bolt/Trophy?
    A) I will be adding these as I find them. If you need any help, there are FAQs
       already up for these at GameFAQs detailing how to get them. You can use these
       excellent guides until I'm able to add them.
    
    Q) Where are some good places to level up weapons/myself?
    A) The last few stages are some good spots to level up since the enemies are
       quite tough. Some other places are at Annihilation Nation, simply because you
       can repeat the challenges over and over with a lot of enemies.
    
    Q) I have a Ratchet & Clank game save, but I'm not getting the 10% discount.
       Why?
    A) You need to have finished the second hoverboard race in Kalebo III before you
       become a Gadgetron employee. This will get you the 10% discount in UYA.
    
    
    
    
    
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    - CJayC for creating the best video game site in existence
    
    - Insomniac for creating another great addition to the R&C series
    
    - All the people that submitted the secrets and codes on GameFAQs