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    Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released Nov 11, 2003

    Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando is the sequel to Ratchet & Clank and the second game in the long-running franchise developed by Insomniac Games.

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    Overview

    Ratchet and Clank going Commando!
    Ratchet and Clank going Commando!

    Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando is the second game of the Ratchet & Clank series, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 in 2003. The story of Going Commando takes place a year after Ratchet and Clank first save the Solana Galaxy from Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek. Now both Ratchet and Clank are hired by the Megacorp company to find a blue-fuzzball creature that was stolen from the company's lab. As Ratchet finds out about the thief's plans, he learns that the creature called the "Protopet" is dangerous monster that can destroyed the whole Bogon Galaxy, now Ratchet and Clank must save the galaxy once again.

    Ratchet & Clank will explore the galaxy in a semi-linear fashion with an ever expanding selection of locations available from the ship's galaxy map. Apart from tighter movement and platforming with an increased focus on shooting, the gameplay formula is similar to the first game but with additions such as upgradable weapons (upgraded by continued use), customizable ships and armor, a fighting area with bolt rewards, space ship battles, and hacking minigames to unlock doors.

    Familiar elements also return like hover racing events, skill points and a new game plus mode called "challenge mode" which increases the difficulty but allows the player to keep their current weapons and equipment, and even unlock more challenge mode exclusive items.

    Story

    Upon defeating Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek, Ratchet and Clank become galactic celebrities. Nearly a year passes when the duo are interviewed for Behind The Hero, a HoloVision documentary show. This grabs the attention of Abercrombie Fizzwidget (founder and CEO of Megacorp) who teleports them to a luxury apartment on Megopolis in the Bogon Galaxy.

    Fizzwidget's hologram requests their assistance in the recovery of a dangerous biological experiment (with the appearance of a cute, blue fuzzball) stolen by a mysterious masked mastermind. After the supplied commando training and equipment, Ratchet is sent to a flying laboratory on planet Aranos but thief makes a quick getaway with the experiment.

    Ratchet and Clank chase the thief across several planets before encountering him on the frozen planet Siberius where he's defeated and the experiment is recovered. Upon returning to Fizzwidget at the desert planet Tabora, he "accidentally" ejects them from their ship, crash landing them onto the planet.

    Here, they are confronted by the thief demanding the experiment however he trips and falls, ripping the mask off to reveal a female Lombax named Angela Cross, a former Megacorp employee. She warns them that the experiment would doom the galaxy. On the planet Dobbo they realize her claims are true and attempt to warn Fizzwidget to destroy the experiment, but are unsuccessful.

    It's revealed via an advertisement that the experiment (now named "The Protopet") is being cloned and prepared for mass release. On planet Boldan they're captured and imprisoned by Thugs-4-Less, a mercenary company hired by Fizzwidget. However they're able to escape and rescue Angela before travelling to Megacorp HQ to destroy the Protopets.

    They discover that disgraced superhero Captain Qwark had disguised himself as Fizzwidget and was behind the plan to release the Protopets in order to destroy them to "save" the galaxy and restore his reputation as a superhero. His plans are foiled when he attempts to use Angela's Helix-o-Morph gadget designed to repair the Protopets' aggression on the original experiment, however it malfunctions, mutating it into a giant monster that swallows him.

    After defeating the giant Protopet, Angela and the real Fizzwidget arrive explaining that he'd been tied up in a closet for the duration of Qwark's takeover. The Protopet regurgitates Qwark and Angela flips the Helix-o-Morph's batteries in order to shrink it back to it's original size. She then amplifies the device using Megacorp's TV transponders to destroy all the Protopets in the galaxy.

    Ratchet, Clank, Angela, and Clank's Infobot lover he had met earlier relax in Ratchet's apartment in Megapolis where Angela reveals that Qwark is now employed as a Megacorp test subject.

    Locations

    Going Commando takes place in the Bogon Galaxy, a neighboring galaxy to Solana. The galaxy's leading weapon manufacturing company is Megacorp, based on planet Yeedil and headed by the CEO Abercrombie Fizzwidget.

    Galaxies

    Nebulas

    • Wupash Nebula
    • Maktar Nebula
    • Hugris Cloud

    Space Systems

    • Feltzin Space System

    Planets

    • Oozla
    • Barlow
    • Endako
    • Notak
    • Siberius
    • Tabora
    • Dobbo
    • Joba
    • Todano
    • Boldan
    • Aranos
    • Gorn
    • Snivelak
    • Smolg
    • Damosel
    • Grelbin
    • Yeedil
    • Dantopia/Burbank (US Version)

    Moons

    • Jamming Array (Maktar Nebula)
    • Testing Facility Moon (Dobbo)
    • Damosel Moon (Damosel)

    Space Stations

    Collectibles

    InformationAppearance

    Bolts

    The most common currency in the series which can be found lying around, in crates, by killing enemies, and can be won in arena battles and races. Can be used to purchase ammo, weapons, and armor etc.

    Bolts
    Bolts

    Platinum Bolts

    Rarer bolts hidden in levels which require exploration, platforming, and puzzle solving to be found. Can be used to purchase weapon modifications.

    Platinum Bolt
    Platinum Bolt

    Raritanium

    A rare mineral found among space debris, deserts, and arctic planets. Can be used to upgrade the ship.

    Raritanium
    Raritanium

    Desert Crystals

    Mystical crystals found on Tabora which can be traded for bolts.

    Desert Crystals
    Desert Crystals

    Moonstones

    Rare stones found on the arctic Tundor Wastes in Grelbin which can be traded for bolts.

    Moonstones
    Moonstones

    Weapons

    Guns

    Guns can be upgraded by using them against enemies a specific number of times. If weapons are upgrades once then mega weapons become available to purchase but only in challenge mode (new game plus). Mega weapons can then be upgraded to ultra weapons through use. Not all weapons have upgraded, mega or ultra variants.

    Upgrades offer more ammo, greater damage and sometimes new abilities. Mega and ultra upgrades don't feature new abilities, just improvements in ammo, damage etc. Mods can be purchased from Slim Cognito add additional functionality such as lock on, acid or shock.

    Certain weapons can be gained for free if an original Ratchet & Clank game save is detected. These weapons appeared in the first game and include the Bomb Glove, Decoy Glove, Tesla Claw, Visibomb Gun, and Walloper.

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    Blitz Gun

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    A shotgun with a wide spread of scatter shots.

    Blitz Cannon

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    A wider blast radius incorporating electricity.

    Mega Blitz Cannon

    Ultra Blitz Cannon

    Bomb Glove

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    Throws bombs that explode upon impact.

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    Mega Bomb Glove

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    Bouncer

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    Fires a bouncing bomb which explodes to reveal more bombs.

    Heavy Bouncer

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    More powerful with bigger bombs.

    Mega Heavy Bouncer

    Ultra Heavy Bouncer

    Chopper

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    Fires a disc which ricochets on walls and enemies before exploding.

    Multi-Star

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    Fires blades which separate into two upon impact.

    Mega Multi-Star

    Ultra Multi-Star

    Clank Zapper

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    Clank emits bolts of damaging green electricity.

    Clank Shocker

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    Clank emits more damaging red lasers.

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    Decoy Glove

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    Fires an inflatable decoy.

    N/A

    Mega Decoy

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    N/A

    Gravity Bomb

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    Fires medium range bombs.

    Mini-Nuke

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    Fires mini nuclear bombs with surrounding damage.

    Ultra Mini-Nuke

    The most powerful weapon in the game.

    Hoverbomb Glove

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    Fires a floating bomb which detonates on impact or when the weapon is fired again. Can be held down to move up and down.

    Tetrabomb Glove

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    Fires five bombs at the same time. Individual bombs are weaker but the spread is larger.

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    Lancer

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    Fast firing exploding energy bolts.

    Heavy Lancer

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    Weaker energy bolts that don't explode but fires at a faster rate.

    Mega Heavy LancerUltra Heavy Lancer

    Lava Gun

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    Shoots a continuous stream of lava.

    Meteor Gun

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    Rapid fires mini meteors.

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    Minirocket Tube

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    Auto targeting rocket launcher.

    Megarocket Cannon

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    Charges up to fire four rockets at the same time.

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    Miniturret Glove

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    Throws auto targeting gun turrets.

    Megaturret Glove

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    Turrets shoot rockets and self destruct upon running out of ammo.

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    Plasma Coil

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    Fires auto targeting bolts of plasma and electricity over a short range.

    Plasma Storm

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    Fires ricocheting orbs of plasma which shoots electricity.

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    Pulse Rifle

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    A powerful sniper rifle.

    Vaporizer

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    Fires exploding bullets.

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    RYNO II

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    Auto targeting missile launcher.

    N/A

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    Seeker Gun

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    Fires slow moving shots which accelerate when they home in on an enemy.

    HK22 Gun

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    Fires three seekers at once.

    Mega HK22 GunUltra HK22 Gun

    Sheepinator

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    Turns enemies into sheep.

    Black Sheepinator

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    Turns enemies into black sheep which explode when attacked.

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    Shield Charger

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    A protective bubble shield which shocks enemies upon contact.

    Tesla Barrier

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    Shoots arcs of electricity to nearby enemies.

    Mega Tesla BarrierUltra Tesla Barrier

    Spiderbot Glove

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    Shoots small RC spiders which can be controlled and explode enemies.

    Tankbot Glove

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    Can fire bullets or bombs.

    Mega Tankbot GloveUltra Tankbot Glove

    Synthenoid

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    Four armed robots that follow and protect Ratchet.

    Kilonoid

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    Fires flame bombs.

    Mega KilonoidUltra Kilonoid

    Tesla Claw

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    Aims a beam of electricity.

    N/A

    Mega Tesla Claw

    N/A

    Visibomb Gun

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    Fires a rocket which can be manually guided to it's target.

    N/A

    Mega Visibomb

    N/A

    Walloper

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    Launches forward in a punching motion.

    N/A

    Mega Walloper

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    Zodiac

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    Fires a charge of lightning for massive destruction.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Wrench

    The OmniWrench 10000 is obtained at a certain point in the game and the OmniWrench 12000 can be found on the planet Aranos.

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    OmniWrench 8000

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    OmniWrench 10000

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    OmniWrench 12000

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    Gadgets

    InformationAppearance

    Swingshot

    Used to swing from platfrom to platform and manipulate objects that it can be attached to. Found in Clank's Apartment on Endako.
    Swingshot
    Swingshot

    Dynamo

    Used to activate holographic platforms. Found in the entrance to Megacorp Store on Oozla.
    Dynamo
    Dynamo

    Electrolyzer

    Used to unlock doors by playing a mingame involving flippers and electricity. Found by winning a match in a Megacorp Games on Maktar Nebula.
    Electrolyzer
    Electrolyzer

    Hypnomatic

    Used to control receiver bots. Found by finding the threes parts and paying it for 10,000 bolts from the Hypnotist on Damisel.
    Hypnomatic
    Hypnomatic

    Infiltrator

    Used to hack into doors and vaults. Found by winning a match in a Megacorp Games on Joba.
    Infiltrator
    Infiltrator

    Thermanator

    Freezes water and melts ice. Found by purchasing from Gadgetron dealer for 1,000 bolts on Barlow.
    Thermanator
    Thermanator

    Tractor Beam

    Attaches to specific objects so that they can be pulled. By purchasing from Tractor Beam scientist for 1,000 bolts on Oozla.
    Tractor Beam
    Tractor Beam

    Glider

    Used to ride air currents to glide. Found by going through the facility in Tabora.
    Glider
    Glider

    Levitator

    Allows Ratchet to hover, fly and propel himself along. Found by purchasing from Shady Salesman Billy for 20,000 bolts on Joba.
    Levitator
    Levitator

    Charge Boots

    Launches Ratchet forwards at speed for a short amount of time. Found by winning the Hoverbike Race in Job.
    Charge Boots
    Charge Boots

    Gravity Boots

    Allows Ratchet to walk on metal surfaces at any angle. Found by winning another match on Megacorp Games in Joba.
    Gravity Boots
    Gravity Boots

    Grind Boots

    Allows Ratchet to grind on rails. Found in Clank's Apartment on Endako.
    Grind Boots
    Grind Boots

    Armor

    InformationDamage ReductionPriceLocationAppearance

    Commando Suit

    The default starting suit given by Abercrombie Fizzwidget.

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    N/A

    Aranos

    Commando Suit
    Commando Suit

    Tetrafiber Armor

    The Tetrafiber Armor is the first upgrade armor for the Commando Suit available for purchase from Megacorp vendors.

    33%25,000 boltsDobbo
    Terafiber Armor
    Terafiber Armor

    Duraplate Armor

    The second armor available to purchase.

    50%100,000 boltsBoldan
    Duraplate Armor
    Duraplate Armor

    Electrosteel Armor

    The third armor available to purchase.

    66%250,000 boltsSnivelak
    Electrosteel Armor
    Electrosteel Armor

    Carbonox Armor

    The forth, strongest armor and the only one with a visor that obscures Ratchet's head.

    90%1,000,000 boltsGrelbin
    Carbonox Armor
    Carbonox Armor
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