The Hacker was an infiltration device that hacked into computer systems through a Hacker Terminal. It descended from the Trespasser family of gadgets.[source?] Unlike the Trespasser and Infiltrator, quick reflexes and timing were required to get past firewalls, encryption codes, and security bolts. It retrieved important data, unlocked doors, and activated devices.
In order to hack through doors, Ratchet had to collect green pieces using the Tractor Beam that traveled down wires to the core. You did this by collecting the green ones, and destroying the red ones. The red ones destroys the Hacker Terminal and Tractor Beam. The blue ones however, were invulnerable shields and had to reach the core in order to shoot/collect the pieces behind them.
- The Hacker, along with an Electrolyzer and Infiltrator, all could be equipped in your hand through a glitch, even though they all were items and therefore unequippable. This suggested that it was going to be a gadget at one point, just like the Trespasser.
- The Hacker's puzzle design was based on the 1981 arcade game Tempest.
- There is an easter egg involving the Hacker that disables "auto-tuning" by crouching while using the gadget. Auto-tuning is a process used by game developers that reduces the difficulty of a game segment after each failure.
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|Weapons and gadgets in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal|