Release Date: 11/5/2002 Category: Action Number of Players: 1 Manufacturer: SONY COMPUTER ELECTRONIC UPC: 711719719922
Ratchet & Clank : PlayStation 2 Description
Expanded Description Join space mechanic Ratchet and his robot pal Clank on a platform adventure that spans multiple worlds. A greedy race of aliens called the Blarg has ruined its own planet and now seeks to build a new homeworld, by stealing the choice parts of other inhabited planets and destroying the rest. The game features team-oriented play in which the heroic duo must combine their assets to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies, reminiscent of the recent Jak & Daxter or Rare's classic 1998 N64 game Banjo Kazooie.
Though Clank usually rides on Ratchet's back, the little robot is crucial to the pair's success. He can be upgraded to give Ratchet new abilities, such as more powerful weapons, or the ability to access new areas by jumping farther and gliding through the air. The game is also notable for its RPG-style character development, as Ratchet uses cash he and Clank earn to purchase from a selection of equipment which will enhance important skills and bestow new powers. Ratchet & Clank is by Insomniac Games, developer of the popular Spyro the Dragon series.
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Game Special Features
Created by the developers of Spyro the Dragon
Purchase new, more powerful weapons for Ratchet to use
Explore eighteen different planets
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction GENERAL CHARACTER CONTROLS ; ; Left Analog Stick = run, walk ; X Button = jump, pull up from ledge ; R1 or R2 Button = drop from ledge ; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = move while hanging from ledge ; Triangle Button + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = weapon quick select ; Circle Button = fire weapon, use gadget ; L1 or L2 Button = first person targeting ; L1 or R1 Button + Right Analog Stick or D-Pad = look around mode ; L1 Button = view behind ; Left Analog Stick = swing view ; Triangle Button (twice) = quick switch between last two hand items ; ; RATCHET ONLY ; ; X Button (twice) = double jump ; Square Button = swing wrench ; Square Button (three times) = multi-strike ; X + Square Button = hyper-strike ; R1 Button + Square Button = comet-strike ; X Button (toward wall) + X Button (against wall) = wall jump ; R1 + X Button + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad Left or Right = flip left or right ; R1 + X Button + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad Down = back flip ; R1 or R2 Button = crouch ; R1 or R2 Button + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = crouch tum ; Circle Button = use weapon, equip selected weapon ; ; HELI-PACK ; ; L1 or L2 + X Button = boost jump ; L1 or L2 + X Button (while running) = stretch jump ; X Button (after double jump) = glide ; ; THRUSTER-PACK ; ; L1 or L2 + X Button = boost jump ; L1 or L2 + X Button (while running) = stretch jump ; X Button (after double jump) = glide ; R1 Button = power slam ; R1 or R2 Button = activate hover mode ; R2 Button + Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = strafe ; ; HYDRO-PACK ; ; R1 or R2 Button = turbo swim ; ; JET PLANE ; ; Square Button = fire machine gun ; Circle Button = fire missiles ; X Button = turbo ; ; SWIMMING ; ; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = swim ; Square Button = dive underwater ; X Button = resurface ; ; HOVERBOARD ; ; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = steer ; X Button = jump ; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick + L1, L2, R1 or R2 Button = tricks ; ; CLANK ONLY ; ; Square Button = punch ; X Button = jump ; X Button (after jump) = glide ; ; GIANT CLANK ; ; Circle Button = fire rockets ; Square Button = punch ; Triangle Button = energy blast special attack ; X Button = jump : MENU; Left Analog Stick or D-Pad = highlight menu item; X Button = select menu item; Triangle Button = previous menu; Start Button = open main menu; Select or R3 Button = open map screen