Insomniac Games have just released Ratchet and Clank, a reimagining of the original classic game on the PlayStation 2. Ratchet and Clank modernizes the original story, and brings over a decade’s worth of gameplay refinements and mechanics to it in the process. The end result if a gorgeous game, possibly the best offering on the PlayStation 4 yet, and one that is highly recommended to everyone- especially at its budget price of $40, it’s unbeatable value.
Like with all Insomniac games, Ratchet and Clank is full of little secrets, side objectives, collectibles, and so on. It can honestly be a bit hard to keep track of everything- that’s where we come in with this guide. From Gold Bolts to Raritanium, from Trophies to Telepathopus Brains and Holocards, this guide will help you ensure you leave no nook or cranny unexplored in Ratchet and Clank. Furthermore, we have also includes guides and cheats for unlimited ammo and infinite bolts along with some of the trophies in the game.
Ratchet and Clank has so many collectibles- Holocards, Raritanium, and Gold Bolts, just to name a few. It’s a bit shocking that these games, which, we are told, are made targeted for children, can have so many wrinkles and layers to them- but then, I suppose that is why they manage to be so popular with players of all ages.
The videos below will help you track down every last collectible in the game- all collectibles, in all locations. The videos are separated by planet, and one video usually shows you the locations for all collectibles on a single planet.
There are 90 of these suckers spread throughout the game- if you want to track them all down, you’ll need this video’s help! Check out the video below for locations of all 90!
CHEATS AND TIPS
For a game that is allegedly aimed at children, Ratchet and Clank can get brutally difficult. And hey, there’s no harm in trying to tip the odds back in your favor a bit, right? You can use some of these exploits to make life easier for yourself- it’s a victimless crime!
Bolts are the primary currency in Ratchet and Clank, so having a lot of them on hand can certainly help. The video below shows you how to get an infinite amount, but here’s a recap:
- Complete the story mission on Batalia
- Use the taxi stand at the start of the level to fast travel back to the turret- this creates a checkpoint for you to return to later
- Smash the stack of crates, fly through the hole in the wall and fall to your death.
- Repeat ad infinitum
Like the original game on which it is based, Ratchet and Clank has a whole host of Gold Bolts to collect- to be precise, it has 28 of them. When you collect 27, you can activate the infinite ammo cheat; getting all 28 lets you activate the invulnerability cheat. You can check out the video below for details:
Of course Ratchet and Clank has Trophies- it has a whole host of them, including a Platinum!
The Hero of Heroes
Collect every trophy in Ratchet & Clank
The End Of The Beginning
Defeat Dr. Nefarious on the Deplanetiser.
Complete every holocard set.
Complete the game in Challenge Mode.
Collect every gold bolt.
Full Gun Rack
Acquire every weapon in the game.
Master of War
Upgrade every weapon to maximum level.
These Go To Eleven
Unlock every modification for every weapon.
Upgrade Ratchet’s health to maximum level.
Acquire every gadget.
Collect every Telepathopus brain.
Go Speed Ratchet, Go!
Win the Gold Cup on both Rilgar and Kalebo.
Complete every Trespasser puzzle without using AutoHack.
Upgrade one weapon to maximum level.
Complete the Ranger tryouts on Veldin.
The Little Robot That Could
Escape from Victor on Quartu.
Rescue the Mayor and Plumber on Novalis.
Off To The Races
Rescue Skidd and his agent on Aridia.
You’re In The Rangers Now
Become a Ranger on Kerwan.
Winner Winner Sandshark Dinner
Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Rilgar.
Who’s A Good Snagglebeast?
Defeat the Snagglebeast on Nebula G34.
Collect 30 brains for the Blarg Scientist on Gaspar.
I Shot Down Your Battleship
Shoot down the Blarg Battleships on Batalia.
Zurkon Family Values
Defeat Mrs. Zurkon on Quartu.
Shoot down the hydroharvesters on Pokitaru.
Defeat Victor in the Phoenix.
Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Kalebo.
A Change Of Heart
Defeat Captain Qwark on the Deplanetiser.
Faster than a Speeding Amoeboid
Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Rilgar in under 1:35
Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Kalebo in under 2:05
Complete the Fitness Course on Kerwan in under 70 seconds.
Crush 5 gadgebots in the crusher on Quartu.
That Sinking Feeling
Knock a constructobot into the quicksand on Aridia.
I Hate Lamp
Break every lamp in Aleero City.
Not My Job
Allow the extermibots to kill 35 amoeboids in Rilgar.
Defeat 40 enemies while jetpacking in Gaspar.
When Sheep Fly
Sheepinate a Blarg Helicopter Commander.
Warbots Into Ploughshares
Destroy 10 inactive Warbots inside the Quartu factory.
Pool Sharks Are The Worst
Get eaten by a Pool Shark in the Pokitaru Ocean.
Destroy all of the planet models in Drek’s office.
Et tu, Copernicus?
Find Qwark’s Lounge on the Deplanitiser.
Ride every catwalk without moving in Kalebo.
Death By Disco
Use the Groovitron on every type of enemy.
Trader In Training
Complete your first holocard set.
Complete your first Raritanium weapon mod.
Reach the maximum bolt multiplier in Challenge Mode.
Trade in a set of duplicate holocards for a new one.