|Price||Ratchet & Clank: 1,000 bolts|
|First Available||Ratchet & Clank: Metropolis, Planet Kerwan|
The Swingshot was a gadget used to latch onto and swing from various types of versa-targets. It was received by completing Captain Qwark's fitness course on planet Kerwan and paying Helga one-thousand bolts. The wire allowed its user to swing from versa-targets, hence its name. A later version of the Swingshot used a holographic projector to latch onto versa-targets which was seen first in the Hypershot. Its name is a pun of "slingshot."
A metallic device that fits around the user's rist ,and later on a glove,that later contains a holographic versa-chord projector and earlier contained a large amount of rolled up metallic wire. May also include a laserscopic targeting system, and auto ajusting strap.
Ratchet & Clank in-gameEdit
When equipped the Gadgetron Swingshot allows users to use Versa-Targets to reach new areas. Versa-Targets come in two varieties: green targets are for grappling and pulling, while yellow targets are used for swinging back and forth, and in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, a blue target represented a target that could be pulled towards the user.
Caution: to prevent injury, do not release circle until you are in range of your destination.
Evolution through the Ratchet & Clank seriesEditThe Swingshot changed over the course of the games in the Ratchet & Clank series. In Going Commando, it gained the ability to use winch targets. In Up Your Arsenal, the Hypershot was introduced, a combination of the Swingshot and the Dynamo which used an energy grapple instead of a titanium wire. From Tools of Destruction onward, the Swingshot used an energy grapple and would automatically be equipped if Ratchet jumped towards a versa target, like the Hypershot. In All 4 One, the Swingshot returns. A new feature was added to the Swingshot, the Hookshot. The Hookshot pull yourself towards another team member in order to cross gaps or escape dangerous situations.
Swingshot Type GadgetsEdit
- Ratchet & Clank
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
- Ratchet: Deadlocked
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
- Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Ratchet & Clank:All 4 One
- Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
Sources and referencesEdit
|Weapons and gadgets in Ratchet & Clank|