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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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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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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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-------------
WHEN IN FIELD
-------------
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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                                =============
                                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.


                              ==============
                              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.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
*****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.


                             ================
                             STARSHIP PHOENIX
                             ================

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.


                              ===============
                              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.


                            ==========================
                            STARSHIP PHOENIX REVISITED
                            ==========================

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.


                               ===================
                               ANNIHILATION NATION
                               ===================

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.


                                =============
                                PHOENIX AGAIN
                                =============

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.


                                ==============
                                PLANET AQUATOS
                                ==============

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.


                              ===================
                              PHOENIX RISES AGAIN
                              ===================

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.


                               ==================
                               PLANET TYHRRANOSIS
                               ==================

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!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
*****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.


                                ===============
                                DIE PHOENIX DIE
                                ===============

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.


                                   ===========
                                   PLANET DAXX
                                   ===========

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                       +
=======================|                                                       |
                       +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


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.
---------------------------


 ______________
/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.
---------------------------


 ________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ____________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _____________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _________
/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.
---------------------------------------


                                 
                                     ========
                                     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.
---------------------------------------

 _______________
/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.)
---------------------------------------

 ___________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _____________________
/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.
---------------------------

 ________________
/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%.
---------------------------

 ________________
/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.
---------------------------

 __________________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ______________
/INFERNOX ARMOR\
---------------------------------------
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.
---------------------------------------

 ________________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _______
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ____
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ________________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ________________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 __________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 __________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ______
/ARIDIA\ (TOTAL: 36)
---------------------------------------
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.
---------------------------------------

 _______________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _____
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ______________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ______________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ____________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 ______________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _______________
/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.
---------------------------------------

 _________________________
/TITANIUM COLLECTOR TROPHY\
---------------------------------------
Just collect all 40 Titanium Bolts to get this trophy.
---------------------------------------

 ___________________
/SKILL MASTER TROPHY\
---------------------------------------
Get all 30 Skill Points to get this trophy.
---------------------------------------

 __________________
/NANO FINDER TROPHY\
---------------------------------------
To get this trophy, all you need to do is get your HP to 200 on Challenge mode.
---------------------------------------

 ___________________________________
/ANNIHILATION NATION CHAMPION TROPHY\
---------------------------------------
You have to go through and finish all of the Annihilation Nation challenges to
get this trophy.
---------------------------------------

 ____________________________
/FRIEND OF THE RANGERS TROPHY\
---------------------------------------
You have to complete all of the battle missions that involve the Rangers,
including the optional ones.
---------------------------------------

 ____________________
/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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                                =============
                                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                   +
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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.


                                ================
                                INSOMNIAC MUSEUM
                                ================

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.


                               ==================
                               SHIP MODIFICATIONS
                               ==================

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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                       +              XIV. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS          +
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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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                       +                  XV. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                 +
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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