RATCHET AND CLANK FUTURE: A CRACK IN TIME

CREATED BY INSOMNIAC GAMES


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::::SKILL POINT FAQ V3.1::::
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V1.0: FIRST RELEASE OF FAQ

V1.1: "YOU'RE FIRED" AND "DANCE, MONKEY, DANCE" SKILL POINTS ADDED. 
(CREDITED ktiger34)

v1.2: "WHAT GOES UP..." SKILL POINT ADDED. (CREDITED Flamheart)

v2.0: Every known Skill Point (except "WHAT GOES UP..") has an 
explanation of how to achieve them.

v2.1: "SPRING CLEANING" and "TREASURE HUNTER" SKILL POINTS ADDED.
(CREDITED Krugun and bastion6six6 respectively) "LIFTED AND GIFTED" has been
edited for clarity.

v2.2: "BUG BAIT" SKILL POINT ADDED. (CREDITED beam1249) "WHAT GOES UP..." has
been explained! (CREDITED t_bone 1390)

v2.3: “PRAETORIAN GUARD” SKILL POINT ADDED. (CREDITED Krugun)

v2.4: “HIT AND RUN”, “PEST CONTROL”, “MASTER BLASTER”, and “FLAWLESS” 
SKILL POINTS ADDED! (CREDITED RCfanboy1989)

v3.0: “MASTER BLASTER” SKILL POINT has been explained! (CREDITED ktiger34) 
SKILL POINT FAQ is completed!

v3.1: Some skill points have been edited to correct mistakes in the game.


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::::TABLE OF CONTENTS::::
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INTRODUCTION.............................[INTR]
LEGEND...................................[LGND]
            
SKILL POINTS:
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WEAPONS..................................[SP01]
GADGET...................................[SP02]
SKILL....................................[SP03]
DESTRUCTION..............................[SP04]
ZOLAR FOREST.............................[SP05]
ANGORIAN BATTLEPLEX......................[SP06]
NEFARIOUS SPACE STATION..................[SP07]
KRELL CANYON.............................[SP08]
AXIOM CITY...............................[SP09]
MOLONOTH FIELDS..........................[SP10]
VELA SECTOR..............................[SP11]
BERNILIUS SECTOR.........................[SP12]
KORTHOS SECTOR...........................[SP13]
PHYLAX SECTOR............................[SP14]
THE GREAT CLOCK..........................[SP15]

THANKS...................................[THNK]


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::::[INTR] INTRODUCTION::::
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This FAQ is made to show you how to unlock all Skill Points in the 
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time. Skill Points unlock cheats and 
concept art in the EXTRAS menu. 

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::::[LGND] LEGEND::::
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*SKILL POINT TITLE* (*SKILL POINTS EARNED*):
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*REQUIREMENTS TO EARN SKILL POINT*

HOW TO ACHIEVE: *AN EXPLANATION OF HOW TO GET THE SKILL POINT*


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::::[SP01] WEAPONS::::
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WRENCHMASTER (10):
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DEFEAT 3 ENEMIES WITH A SINGLE WRENCH THROW.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Its easy to get this at the first Ratchet level on Quantos.
Look for a group of Zyphoids (the little mushroom guys), line up your shot 
and throw. 


ROUND TRIP (15):
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DEFEAT AN ENEMY WITH THE SPIRAL OF DEATH WHILE THE ENERGY SPIRAL IS RETURNING.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This requires a little luck since the Spiral of Death does not 
target enemies on its way back, so look for a group of small enemies (like the 
Zyphoids) and fire one at a time and hope for the best.


THE SIMPLE ART OF ARMAGEDDON (15):
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DEFEAT 15 ENEMIES WITH THE RYNO V WITHOUT RELEASING TRIGGER.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is easy, you just have to find the right location. 
The easiest spot to go to is the Agorian Battleplex and do either "Welcome 
Party" or "Gone in 60 Seconds". They usually give you a bunch of weak enemies
so just start firing and moving around. DO NOT RELEASE THE TRIGGER TILL YOU 
GET THE SKILL POINT!


LONGSHOT (20):
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SHOOT 30 ENEMIES IN THEIR WEAK SPOTS USING THE PLASMA STRIKER.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one requires time. Just keep using the Plasma Striker and
aim for their weak point (for massive damage!). If you are having trouble 
hitting the weak point, use Cryomines to freeze them in place.


SONIC ASSASSIN (20):
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FIRE THE SONIC ERUPTOR PERFECTLY 50 TIMES.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Once again, this requires time. Just keep using the Sonic 
Eruptor and make sure you fire when the meter at the top of the screen is 
full. 


PARTY CRASHER (30):
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DEFEAT 50 DANCING ENEMIES.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Just like before, this requires time and the Groovitron. Try 
going for large groups to save ammo. The easiest time to do this is in the 
Agorian Battleplex where you have many enemies in a small area. This is also 
a good time to get "The Simple Art of Armageddon" Skill Point.


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::::[SP02] GADGET::::
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HEAD LIKE A ROCK (10):
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CANNONBALL THROUGH 100 CRATES WHILE ON YOUR HOVERBOATS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Easy Skill Point. Whenever you see crates, put on your 
hoverboots and boost into them.


YOU'RE FIRED (10):
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MAINTAIN AN OIL FIRE FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS. (CREDITED: ktiger34)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is tricky to find. The easiest place to get this is 
at Molonoth Fields, after you get the Omnisoaker. Teleport to the Hollow, 
leave out the front door, and head to your right. You'll find an Oil Rock 
(black rock-like thingy). Use the Omnisoaker to grab the oil and head back 
into the Hollow. To the immediate left inside the Hollow are platforms that
shoot fire. Start shooting oil onto the closest platform and the oil will 
catch fire. Keep firing oil to keep it going. You don't have to worry about 
running out of oil, it is infinite.  


ORVUS' SON (15):
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TIMEBOMB 250 PROJECTILES.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one takes time and patience. When Clank can use 
Timebombs, just Timebomb every crate, enemy, and platform that you see. 
You'll get it eventually. 


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::::[SP03] SKILL::::
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SUBZERO HERO (20):
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FREEZE 4 ENEMIES SIMULTANEOUSLY USING THE CRYOMINE GLOVES.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one can be a little tough since Cryomines are finnicky 
about who they target. Find a group of 4 or more enemies (preferrably small 
enemies, but they all work) and start throwing Cryomines into the group. It 
helps to have ammo crates nearby if you run out.


CUSTODIAN OF TIME (30):
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FIX 50 REPAIRABLE OBJECTS IN THE GREAT CLOCK.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Clank can start repairing item the moment he gets the time 
staff from Orvus. Just smack anything that's broken in the Great Clock to 
fix it. Its basically the reverse of Ratchet breaking things.  


MASTER OF TIME (40):
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REACH ROUND 30 IN THE FIX-TIME MINI-GAME!

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one requires skill. Only try this when you are extremely
confident in your abilities at time fixing. It takes a while to get through 
30 rounds, and everything keeps getting faster. Good luck!


DANCE, MONKEY, DANCE (40):
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GET 8 MONKEYS TO DANCE SIMULTANEOUSLY. (CREDITED: ktiger34)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is easy to get. At the Agorian Battleplex, play 
"Welcome Party" challenge. Turn all enemies in the first wave into monkeys 
and use your Groovitron.


ACE PILOT (40):
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DESTROY 20 FIGHTERS WITHOUT GETTING HIT.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is easiest after you have beaten the game, and 
upgraded your ship to Lasers. The laser has the farthest reach, and kills 
the enemies faster. Go to the Vela Sector and find a spy satellite (These 
respawn everytime you exit the sector) and get in a fight. Take down every 
fighter without getting hit. 

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::::[SP04] DESTRUCTION::::
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MAGIC BULLET (10):
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DEFEAT 2 ENEMIES WITH ONE BULLET.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self-explanatory, get a group of small enemies together
tightly, use your Constructo Pistol.


SHOCK THERAPY (15):
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DEFEAT AN ENEMY TRAPPED BY A MAG-NET USNG THE TESLA SPIKE.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self-explanatory. Just do it.


REGIFTER (25):
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DESTROY 2 ENEMIES WITH ONE DEFLECTION.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one takes a lot of luck. When you are Clank and have 
learned the art of deflection, you will be attacked by flying spitters from 
now on. The luck involves finding to flying spitters that will fire at you 
AT THE SAME TIME. Defeat them with the same deflection in order to get this.


FRIEND OF FRED (25):
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DEFEAT 10 ENEMIES WITH ONE SHOT OF THE RIFT INDUCER 5000.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is easy. The higher the level the Rift Inducer 5000 
is the better.Go to the Agorian Battleplex and choose the "Welcome Party" 
challenge, and fire the Rift Inducer 5000. If you stand right underneath 
"Fred" the enemies will come towards you, making it easier for Fred to reach 
them. 


AIR LOMBAX (30):
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DEFEAT 50 ENEMIES WHILE THE PLAYER IS IN MID-AIR.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one takes time, but is easy. Whenever you are in a 
firefight, you should be strafing (Holding L2 and moving side-to-side). 
While doing this, make sure you are pressing the X button to do flips into 
the air. Maintain constant firing to defeat enemies and eventually you'll get
this Skill Point. 


CHAMPION BOWLER (30):
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DEFEAT 10 ENEMIES WITH ONE DYNAMO.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: The technique to getting this Skill Point is also the easiest
way to level up your Dynamo of Doom. Find a large group of small enemies, 
charge up your dynamo to full power and fire.


NEGATIVE, GHOSTRIDER! (40):
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SHOOT DOWN 5 DROPSHIPS BEFORE THEY CAN DROP OFF THEIR PASSENGERS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is hard if you don't have a weapon to destroy 
dropships quickly. Use the Negotiator (the higher the level the better) and 
the Plasma Striker (aim for the weak point) to destroy them quickly.


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COLD KILLER (15):
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DESTROY 100 ZYPHOIDS IN ZOLAR FOREST.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Kill every Zyphoid (mushroom guys) in Zolar Forest. Leave, 
comeback, rinse, repeat.


TERRIBLE TOURIST (15):
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DESTROY EVERY BREAKABLE OBJECT IN THE FONGOID VILLAGE.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Break everything in the Fongoid Village. The log shelves, 
barrels, crates, everything except the empty carts and spear holders are 
breakable. Keep looking for stuff to break till you get the Skill Point.


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::::[SP06] AGORIAN BATTLEPLEX::::
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INTERCEPTION! (15):
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CATCH AN AGORIAN BOMB OUT OF THE AIR.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is tricky. In the bronze tournament, there is a 
challenge to throw bombs back at your opponents. Catch a bomb before it 
touches the ground. Just throw your wrench at the bomb.


IMPATIENT CHAMPION (20):
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FINISH "GONE IN 60 SECONDS" IN LESS THAN 45 SECONDS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: RYNO V, or high-level weaponry will get the job done. 


LIFTED AND GIFTED (35):
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COMPLETE A BATTLEPLEX CHALLENGE ENTIRELY ON HOVERBOOTS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Keep your hoverboots on! That means you can only use the 
wrench! The best challenge to use this on is the challenge where you shoot
the Agorian Bombs with the turret. Turn on the hoverboots before you use the
turret.


MASTER BLASTER (30):
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KEEP YOUR BLASTER IN THE HOT STATE FOR 60 SECONDS IN MY BLASTER RUNS HOT.
(CREDITED RCfanboy1989)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: (CREDITED ktiger34)
Well this is how I did it...
I killed everything on the first wave except for one guy then I kept shooting
the wall until the meter was almost full, then I tried to keep the meter in 
between the last and second to last line... I did that for about 2 min then 
I just died 3 times and left the game then I got the skill point.



PRAETORIAN GUARD (40):
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DESTROY THE HYDRA TANK USING ONLY YOUR WRENCH. (CREDITED Krugun)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: There are two ways to go at this, close up or at a distance. 
If you want to go up close, make sure you stay away from the side that has 
spikes. Staying up close will allow you to avoid most of his ranged attacks, 
but he will still try to bite at you.

If you do this from a distance, keep strafing, jumping, and throwing your 
wrench.

In the end it comes down to skill, patience, and a little luck.  


FLAWLESS (55):
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FINISH THE LAST CHALLENGE WITHOUT GETTING HIT. (CREDITED RCfanboy1989)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This takes luck. You will need the RYNO V at its highest level
(mine was level 10). I used Zurkon the Destroyer and the RYNO V through most
of the fight. When the 3-4 Shield Agorians start to spawn, use the Groovitron
to lower their guard. Once you run out of Groovitrons, use the Rift Ripper 
5000 and RYNO V to defeat the rest of them. The War Grok and Hydra Tank 
should be a cake walk with the RYNO V. Just remember that the Hydra Tank 
lets out a wave of energy you have to jump over every time it shields up.


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PEST CONTROL (15):
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DEFEAT ALL TERATROPES IN THE OUTER PERIMETER WITH THE HYPER STRIKE. 
(CREDITED RCfanboy1989)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory. The Hyper Strike move is X then [].



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::::[SP08] KRELL CANYON::::
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BUG BAIT (15):
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TAKE DAMAGE FROM EVERY TETRAMITE SWARM WITHOUT DYING. (CREDITED beam1249)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory.


TREASURE HUNTER (20):
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DESTROY EVERY CAMO CRATE.(CREDITED bastion6six6)

(PROVIDED BY: bastion6six6)
HOW TO ACHIEVE: Theres a bunch, just explore the entire zone and make sure to
follow every possible path and make sure to check around every possible hut.


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TERACHNOID RAVE (20):
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GET 12 TERACHNOIDS IN AXIOM CITY TO DANCE.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory. Everytime you see a Terachnoid, use the 
Groovitron to make him dance.


BAGGAGE HANDLER (25):
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DESTROY ALL LUGGAGE IN AXION CITY.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Destroy every piece of luggage. Go through the entire city 
and don't stop till you get the Skill Point. 


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::::[SP10] MOLONOTH FIELDS::::
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SPRING CLEANING (25):
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DESTROY EVERY JUNK PILE ON MOLONOTH. (CREDITED Krugun)

(PROVIDED BY: Krugun)
HOW TO ACHIEVE: If you look on the ground, there's scrap metal around your 
ship as well as other areas leading up to the hollow, BUT not in the hollow. 
I destroyed like 3-5 on my way up to your first Vollard, right before the 
jump across the canyon, then one on the other side of the jump. They just 
look like small piles of scrap. Note, there are none in the hollow, after or 
after getting inside the head that leads to it. All junk piles are right 
before it.

Should be noted, the piles take a lot of hits with the wrench, a bomb or two, 
or a stream with the RYNO V.

The piles look like the big one inside the area where you first equip the 
hover boots, like discarded railing and scrap (Azumith destroys it to spawn 
a spring launcher that begins the first hover boot course before the times 
one). They're smaller versions of that and destroyable.


SON OF KADEN (35):
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COMPLETE THE HOVERBOOT COURSE IN LESS THAN 45 SECONDS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Really easy, can be achieved at anytime. 


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::::[SP11] VELA SECTOR::::
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CHASING TAIL (15):
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STAY BEHIND COMET FOR 15 SECONDS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This one is tricky. Make sure your shields are maxed out at 
300, and fly into the tail of the comet. You will take damage but stay behind
till you get the Skill Point. If you die its no big deal, just keep trying. 
Remember, "Stay on target!"


NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD (20):
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DESTROY EVERY SHIP IN THE GRAVEYARD.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This can be fustrating. Get the laser upgrade for your ship. 
The graveyard is next to the side quest that requires to you tether items to 
this ship to fix his ship's drive. Destroy everything there till you get the 
Skill Point. 


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HIT AND RUN (25):
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DESTROY 10 ENEMIES BY RAMMING INTO THEM WITH THE QUANTUM REFLECTOR. 
(CREDITED RCfanboy1989)

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This requires a little patience. You’ll have to boost into 
the enemies in order to ram them, but at the last second turn on your Quantum
Reflector (L2 button). The catch is that you can’t boost and have the 
Quantum Reflector on at the same time. 


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THE SAMARITAN (20):
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COMPLETE ALL THE MISSIONS IN THIS SECTOR.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory. Just do it!


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::::[SP14] PHYLAX SECTOR::::
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I THINK I'M GONNA BE SICK (5):
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DO 5 U-TURNS WITHIN 20 SECONDS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory. Perform a U-turn by pulling back on the 
analog stick.


STOCKPILER (25):
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DESTROY 20 FIGHTERS IN A ROW WITHOUT FIRING A MISSILE.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: Self explanatory. Just don't shoot missiles!


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::::[SP15] THE GREAT CLOCK::::
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TEMPORAL PACIFISM (10):
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COMPLETE QUANTUM ANNEX 3 WITHOUT HARMING A TERATROPE.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: IT'S ACTUALLY THE PARADOX SUBSTATION 2 ROOM!!! Self 
explanatory. Just don't attack the Teratropes!


BRAINIAC (15):
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COMPLETE THE LAST TIME PUZZLE ROOM IN 40 SECONDS OR LESS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: You probably won't get this your first time through. Once you
figure out the puzzle, come back later in the game using the teleporter and 
do it in time!


WHAT GOES UP... (15):
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KEEP A CRATE SUSPENDED IN MID-AIR FOR MORE THAN 3 SECONDS.(CREDITED Flamheart)

(PROVIDED BY: t_bone1390
What I did was I threw a time bomb at the first set of crates right after you
get the staff with clank and destroyed 1 or 2 of the crates supporting one of
the crates on the 2nd row. The crate will look kind of like this if done 
correctly:

http://s912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/t_bone1390/?action=view&current=09102
9-223608.jpg

or

http://s912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/t_bone1390/?action=view&current=09102
9-223517.jpg



OUTTA TIME (20):
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GET THROUGH THE ENTIRE LEVEL IN 300 SECONDS.

HOW TO ACHIEVE: This is the very first Clank level at the beginning of the 
game! In the immortal words of Vin Diesal, "Keep Moving!". Okay, 
you're not under that much of a rush, you should be able to do this your 
first time through. If not, just go back later in the game using the 
teleporter.


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::::[THNK] THANKS::::
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Thanks to ktiger34, Flamheart, Krugun, bastion6six6, beam1249, t_bone1390,
and RCfanboy1989 for their contributions to this guide!

Super Special Awesome Thanks to Insomniac Games for making another great game!