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[top]Introduction

This is the third installment of the popular Ratchet and Clank series. This is also the first appearance of the most iconic villain of the series... Dr. Nefarious. Ratchet and Clank 3 is of yet, the most critically acclaimed game in the franchise, featuring an innovative arsenal of weapons, bigger leveling up experience, broader gameplay and a bunch of minigames. You play as Ratchet, the universe's favourite Lombax, that with his robot pal Clank is up to stop Dr. Nefarious from destroying all organic life. Only one man has ever defeated him.... Captain Qwark. Will Captain Qwark redeem himself? Will Ratchet and Clank save the world for a third time? Will Helga finally lose weight? Let's see.

The HD collection has given Ratchet and Clank 3 some new smexy graphics, and enhanced the gaming experience.


[top]Overview

Players: 1 (In single player)

Online Trophies: None
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: Nope
Estimated Time to Platinum: 25-35 hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1 + cleanup (Though more is strongly recommended)
Collectible Trophies: 4 (Thorough , Skill Master , Strive for Arcade Perfection and Hit the Motherload)
Missable Trophies: None
Glitched Trophies: None, but be aware of They Never Stop Comin'! .
Special Equipment Required: Nope
Online Pass Required: Nope



[top]Tips & Strategies

General Play:

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Arena/Missions:

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Weapon Upgrading:

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Challenge Mode:

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[top]Roadmap

  1. Collectible Run: Acquire all Titanium Bolts, Skill Points, Misc. trophies and weapons while going through the first playthrough.
  2. Weapon Upgrading: Buy and upgrade all of the weapons and Nanotech.
  3. Bolt Collecting: Farm for bolts to get 10,000,000 million bolts.


[top]Trophies

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Hero of the Galaxy
Obtain All Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal trophies

Get all of the other trophies, and yadda yadda yadda... get to work.

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Thorough
Obtain all 40 Titanium bolts

Titanium Bolts are big well-hidden shiny bolts, which you can find around the game. They give you access to skins. Below is a list of all 40 Titanium Bolts:

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Skill Master
Attain All 30 Skill Points

Skill points are certain "events" you have to go through. It usually requires you to something in a very specific way or doing something extremely well. It's hard to explain, but below is a list of all of them. Please note, that they have to be achieved on certain planets. Getting skill points unlocks novelty unlockables.

All Skill Points:

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Omega Man
Get all the Omega Weapons including the Rhynocerator

Weapons are an essentiel part of the R&C universe. Weapons can be upgraded by using them a lot. When a weapon has upgraded to level 5, you can't upgrade it further until Challenge Mode, where you'll have to buy the sixth upgrade for a heavy sum of money, and then you can continue upgrading to level 8. All weapons needs to be in level 8 to get this trophy (with the exception of the RY3NO, which can only be upgraded to level 5). Below is a list of all weapons.

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Friend of the Rangers
Complete every battle mission

Battle missions are those missions you get on dropships. They involve those robot allies, you're with every once in a while. Some of them are optional some of them are story related, but for this trophy you need to complete them all. Below is a list of all missions:

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Biobliteration
Defeat the Biobliterator to complete the game

This is the second and last phase of the final battle... and boy is it a joke. Let me tell you how to beat it.
Jump in the plane. Fly up to a fitting height. Fly right while shooting. That's it. Fly right and shoot. You can try to avoid his missiles, but that's not really necessary. If by any VERY small chance you're getting low health with the plane. Land it and use the car to drive to another one.

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Nefarious No More
Defeat Dr. Nefarious in the Final Battle

This is the first phase of the final battle, and it's actually pretty hard. Dr. Nefarious has several attacks up his sleeve:
  1. He clones himself. The clone will then charge at you. Walk either to the right or left to avoid.
  2. He fires two sets of... laser I guess. The only way to dodge this is to jump over them. This is the best part to attack Dr. Nefarious.
  3. He throws bombs that makes shockwaves you have to jump over.
When you've taken 25% to 33% of his health he will flee. Use your charge boots to go after him, ignoring all the enemies, though there are additional health lying around. When you get to the final battlefield Dr. Nefarious gains a few extra attacks.
  1. Missiles that marks where they land. Pretty difficult to avoid actually.
  2. A big laser. This one is easy to dodge though.
In general, use powerful weapons as the Bouncer, Annihilator, Disc Blade Gun, Plasma Coil and Agents of Doom. Don't attack Dr. Nefarious while he is in the air. It's hard to target him and is a waste of ammo.

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Strive for Arcade Perfection
Get all Qwark Tokens (100%) on all Vid Comics

The Qwark Tokens (and the health upgrades, which you also need to collect despite the trophy description) are collected in the five Vid Comic games you collect throughout the adventure. I'm going to try to describe them to my fullest. The number beside the location is how many tokens you should have at that moment:

Issue 1: Pirate Booty!

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Issue 2: Arriba Amoeba!

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Issue 3: Shadow of the Robot

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Issue 4: Deja Q All Over Again

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Issue 5: The Shaming of the Q

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Bash the Bug
Defeat Scorpio with only the wrench in Annihilation Nation

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

You'll have to beat Scorpio with the Wrench only. Scorpio first appears at your second obligatory visit to Annihilation Nation. Try go behind him and Hyper-Strike ( + ) him. Beware of the flamethrowers. You may want to wait, until you have more Nanotech.

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Qwarktastic Win
Complete the Qwarktastic Battle in Annihilation Nation

This is the very last challenge of Annihilation Nation. For how to beat the other challenges see "Annihilation Nation Challenges" under the "Additional Guides, Lists and Extras" section.

The Qwarktastic Battle has you up agains 100 rounds of torture. If you're lucky you still have a few Nanotech upgrades left that restores your health. You can get 3-5 of those in this loooong battle. Remember to strafe and have some good boss-related weapons for round 50 and 100 since that's where the two bosses are. A fully upgraded Plasma Coil, Annihilator, Lava Gun, Agents of Doom, Disc Blade Gun, Turret Glove and ESPECIALLY Rift Inducer works wonders. In between the first 33 rounds there will be timed rounds. Use the Lava Gun or Rift Inducer here. In between round 34 and 66 there are Sleeping Gas rounds. Use a weapon you're comfortable here. Don't worry you'll get your reduced health back after the rounds. In the last rounds there are Switching Weapons rounds. Here there are no strategy except for just waste all of the crappy ammo. Good luck.

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RY3NO
Attain the RY3NO Gadget

"RY3NO gadget"? If by gadget they mean: "Epicly Deadly Weapon", they nailed it. The RY3NO (Rip Ya 3 New Ones) becomes available to purchase after beating the game once and go into challenge mode. As soon as you see a vendor you can purchase it... for 3 million bolts. Yikes! Not to worry though. The Qwarktastic Battle in Annihilation Nation gives you 2 million upon finishing it in challenge, and finding all the sewer crystals in challenge mode grants you an additional 2 million, so you'll be fine.

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Nano Finder
Get Ratchet’s Nanotech up to 200 (Maxed out!)

You upgrade Nanotech by earning experience points. You earn experience points by killing enemies. You can only upgrade your Nanotech to 100 on your first playthrough, but you can get the last 100 in challenge mode. You'll get this with regular play.

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Mini Ratchet
Find the Ratchet Trophy

This is an in-game trophy to be found in the game. For a full list of all in-game trophies, find the section in the "Additional Guides, Lists and Extras" section.

This trophy can be found on Florana.
There is two big building you enter on the main path. Before grinding down from the second building look at the right side of the building. There are some ledges on the side of the building. Jump over the ledges to find this one.

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Secret Agent Clank
Find the Clank Trophy

This is an in-game trophy to be found in the game. For a full list of all in-game trophies, find the section in the "Additional Guides, Lists and Extras" section.

This trophy can be found around Holostar Studios.
You need to complete the planet once to get Clank again. Go through the level again until you get to a elevator powered by a Hacker puzzle, you've already done. Ride it up, but don't go inside. High-jump to an upper ledge over the elevator.

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They Never Stop Comin'!
Collect 10 Million Bolts

You get bolts for doing almost everything in this game.
Unlike the two other games in the HD collection, this one isn't cumulative. You actually need to have 10 million bolts at once. Don't even try to attempt to get this one before challenge mode. If you have the RY3NO, use that to get a combo of 20x (the maximum), to collect a lot of bolts. Many of the ranger mission, and Annihilation Nation does give good bolts too in challenge mode (Qwarktastic Battle gives 2 million) plus sewer crystals gives 20 thousand a piece (making a total of 2 million and 20 thousand).

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Stay Squeeky Clean
Complete the “”Path of Death”" on Florana without taking any damage

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

This one is awarded for completing "Path of Death" without taking a single hit. There are few enemies to worry about. The thing you need to focus on is the traps. Get comfortable with their patterns. The real horror comes in form of falling rocks. There is no pattern here, so just do your best to stay out of their way.

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Monkeying Around
Hit Skrunch the monkey twice with your wrench on the Starship Phoenix

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Poor monkey. You'll have to hit Scrunch with the wrench. Scrunch can be found running around on the Ship's deck, after the first visit to Annihilation Nation. Your best bet is to make him run in one direction, and then you run in the opposite direction, and when Scrunch gets close, duck and throw the wrench.

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Reflect on How to Score
Kill 25 enemies with the Refractor on Marcadia

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

You'll have to kill 25 enemies with the Refractor (the gadget you obtain in the lab). Just direct the laser at the enemies to kill them.

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Search for Sunken Treasures
Destroy all underwater crates on Planet Aquatos

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

There is two diving sections. The first has 7 sets of crates, the second 6. To destroy these sets of crates, touch the explosive ones and swim away. Destroy them all for the Skill Point.

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Eight the Champion
Complete all 8 Gauntlet Challenges on Annihilation Nation

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Complete all 8 Gauntlet challenges. These are not hard at all, but not all 8 Gauntlet Challenges can be unlocked on the first trip to Annihilation Nation. See "Annihilation Nation" guide under the "Additional Guides, Lists and Extras" section.

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Flee Flawlessly
Complete any Gauntlet Challenge without taking any damage

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Don't get hit on a Gauntlet Challenge. Easiest done on "Heat Street". Get used to the patterns of the fire traps. Use a strong weapon on the enemies.

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Hit the Motherload
Collect all 101 Sewer Crystals on Aquatos

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

There is no way around it. Find all 101 sewer crystals for this one. Two of them you get automatically through the level. The Gravity Boots are required for this. You get them in Blackwater. I strongly recommend getting the Map-O-Matic, by completing all optional missions in Metropolis. The Map-O-Matic marks all Crystals on the map (as diamonds). Find them, get them and bring them back to the Plumber.

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Bugs to Birds
Convert 15 Blood Flies into Ducks on Daxx

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

You need to transmorph 15 Floranian Blood Flies into ducks. You can buy the Qwack-O-Ray from the vendor for 200000 around the time you get to Aridia. The flies can be found on the path to the Charge Boots.

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Get to the Belt
Jump up onto the Asteroid Belt on the Obani Moon

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

On the first moon (the one with lasers and satellites), press. You can now rotate the moon. Look at the asteroid belt. Some of the asteroids have flat surfaces. Next locate the talles tower of platforms. Get on the tallest platform and use the jump pad to get on the flat asteroids.

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Feeling Lucky?
Hit the jackpot on a slot machine in Holostar Studios

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Feeling Lucky? Well do ya, punk? Around the level you will find a few slot machines. Hit them with the Wrench to make them spin. If you get three "bars" you get the Skill Point. This may take some time, and the slot machines can detonate, so you'll have to kill yourself to make them respawn.

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It was a very good year...
Destroy a Blimp flying around Metropolis

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

A throwback to the original R&C. There is a blimp with a Qwark symbol flying around the city. Destroy it.

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Suck it Up
Kill 40 enemies with the Suck Cannon at the Crash Site

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Kill 40 enemies with the Suck Cannon. Suck up those small robots and shoot them at the larger ones. I'm not sure, that if you die, it will reset, but leaving the planet and coming back, does not reset the number.

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Go for Hang Time
Get 2 seconds of air with the Turbo-Slider on Aridia

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

You need to have an air time of 2 seconds in the car. This can be done on the third and fourth mission. There is this giant rock ramp, that makes this easy.

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Break the Dan
Destroy the Snowman at Qwark’s Hideout

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Just like in R&C 2, there is a hidden snowman. On the path to Qwark get to the very first laser turret (after a Hypershot part). Instead of continuing through the level though, look your right. There is two walls close together over the water below. Jump in the gap and wall jump the walls. Don't glide, because then you wont be able to wall jump. At the top of the wall are the snowman. Give him a good hit, with your Wrench.

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Penicillin Anyone?
Infect 30 enemies with the Infector Gadget on Mylon

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

Eww... Use the Infector to infect 30 people. Really easy actually, especially with a V5 or higher. I think that dying on this one does not reset your amount.

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Zap Back At Ya'
Kill 10 enemies with your Refractor Gadget on Aridia

This is a Skill Point related trophy. Check out "Skill Master " for all Skill Points.

There are these big robots controlled by Tyhrranoids that zaps laser at you. Use the Refractor to reflect the laser to kill other enemies. Try to kill the laser enemies last. Kill 10 enemies in total. This can be done easily on the first mission.

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These Things Keep Comin'!
Collect 1 Million Bolts

See "They Never Stop Comin'! " for information.

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Keep the Temperature Low
Get the Snowman Skin

If you go to the menu, and pick "Special", you can go in a submenu called "Skins". In there you can buy the snowman skin for 4 Titanium Bolts.


[top]Additional Guides, Lists and Extras

[top]VR Training Guide


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[top]Annihilation Nation Challenges:


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[top]In-game Trophy Guide:


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[top]Armor:


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[top]Skins:

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[top]Novelty Unlockables:


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[top]Extra codes and secrets:


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