Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, titled as Ratchet & Clank 5: Gekitotsu! Dodeka Ginga no MiriMiri Gundan in Japan, is the fifth game in the Ratchet & Clank series. It was originally released on the [[wikipedia:PlayStation Portable|]], but was later re-released on the [[wikipedia:PlayStation 2|]] as well. It is the first Ratchet & Clank game on the PlayStation Portable. Size Matters was developed by [[wikipedia:High Impact Games|]]. It is the first Ratchet & Clank game to get an E10+ rating by the ESRB and +7 by PEGI. The original PlayStation Portable version was released on February 14, 2007 in North America, and the PlayStation 2 port was released on March 11, 2008.
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters has most of the basic gameplay elements from the other Ratchet & Clank games. The weapons are similar from previous games in the series except for the R.Y.N.O.. Weapons can gain experience, and mods that are similar to the ones in Up Your Arsenal can be purchased for weapons. Several locked doors require Ratchet to use a shrink ray and then complete a "grind lock" course, dodging mines on the rails and hitting switches with your wrench to safely pass through doors. Ratchet also collects armor pieces for seven different sets of armor, including two sets exclusive to "challenge mode", which can all be customized. Mini-games include Skyboard Races, demolition matches with Clank vehicles, a basketball-like robot throwing competition, and a robot control game very much like in concept to Lemmings. Also, there are parts when you only played Clank for a specific purpose.
The game is set after the events of Deadlocked, where Ratchet decided to have a break and went on vacation to the tropical planet of Pokitaru. However, while they were relaxing, the duo met a little girl named Luna, who was writing a school report on heroes. Ratchet agreed to do some stuff for her, but shortly after, Luna was kidnapped by robots. After chasing and fighting robots, Clank then stumbled upon a mysterious Technomite Artifact from an ancient race. Ratchet denied a that the artifact was made from Technomites, but ignored it and continued. Ratchet and Clank then set out to save Luna. In the process, they discovered a forgotten race of smart, but diminutive, inventors known as the Technomites. They traced the artifact that Luna dropped when she was captured all the way to Ryllus. After some advice Qwark (who had followed them to Ryllus, wanting to find his lost family), they attacked their way through the enemies and reached the mysterious building. They found a Technomite map room there and find the coordinates to Kalidon. Meanwhile, Qwark had looked up his family tree on a suspicious website and decided to find his family.
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