These are the most powerful and fun Ratchet & Clank weapons from the franchise, and the ones we hope to see returning in the upcoming game.
Ratchet & Clank might be set in a beautiful world, with amazing puzzles and great cut scenes, but what the franchise is mostly known for is the vast arsenal of weird, wonderful and just plain ridiculous weapons that these two have at their disposal.
It is because of this history of great weapons that I decided to take it upon myself to make a list of what I feel are ten of the most memorable weapons from the franchise’s history. With the new game (Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart) coming up, let’s look back at some of our favourites and the most fun attacks these two characters had in their arsenal.
Here’s are the most powerful and most fun Ratchet & Clank weapons:
10. Plasma Coil
The Plasma Coil is probably the least inventive weapon on this list, but that doesn’t make it any less devastating.
The weapon fires a bolt of plasma and electricity towards its target. Once the ball reaches its intended victim it will shock any nearby enemies around the target as well.
When upgraded to the Plasma Storm, the plasma bolt can shock any enemies it passes on its way to its target, just like lightning from a storm.
9. Lava Gun
Ratchet & Clank‘s Lava Gun basically acts as a flamethrower. It shoots a continuous stream of lava at your foes.
What makes the Lava Gun so great is that when you find yourself surrounded by enemies, all you had to do is hold down the fire button and spin, thereby creating a circle of lava around Ratchet and Clank, protecting them and killing anything in its path.
The Lava Gun is definitely one of the most powerful weapons in the Ratchet & Clank franchise.
8. Bee Mine Glove
What can be more devastating than commanding a swarm of bees? That is exactly the ability that the Bee Mine Glove gives you.
The Glove basically releases a hive with robotic bees flying around it. Whenever the bees feel threatened, or an enemy would venture near the hive, the robotic bees will attack.
It might sound a bit strange but the Bee Mine Glove also deserves its place on the most powerful Ratchet & Clank list.
The Qwack-O-Ray does exactly what you think it does. It turns your enemies into ducks.
What makes this weapon even more fun to use is that, when it is upgraded, the transformed ducks will lay eggs that would approach nearby enemies and detonate.
That’s pretty cool.
6. Glove of Doom
The Glove of Doom basically launches a glass ball from which the Agents of Doom will spawn.
These Agents of Doom are small kamikaze robots who obviously don’t value their own lives as they will explode on contact with enemies.
They also have the ability to swarm around Ratchet and Clank, blocking some of the incoming enemy fire.
In later iterations, these little agents were given jetpacks which make them even more deadly.
5. Suck Cannon
There are few things as rewarding in life as sucking up enemies and firing them back at their unsuspecting allies.
The Suck Cannon creates a vortex that sucks up anything in its path. These objects/enemies can then be fired back as explosive projectiles.
So, basically, it was a very powerful vacuum cleaner.
4. Mr. Zurkon
Mr. Zurkon is a Synthroid, basically, a floating robot that could aid our heroes in battle by shooting pesky enemies with his mounted laser blaster.
Not only does Mr. Zurkon do a great job of protecting Ratchet, but his sense of humour and an endless supply of nasty insults make venturing into danger just so much more fun and entertaining.
Mr. Zurkon is undoubtedly a favourite and also one of the most powerful Ratchet & Clank weapons.
3. Groovitron Glove
Nothing brings people together quite like a party. That is why the Groovitron Glove is such a great weapon.
The glove launches a disco ball into the air above your foes. As it hovers above them, it temporarily induces uncontrollable fits of dancing in them.
Of course, this is not just entertaining to watch but also gives Ratchet & Clank enough time to take out their distracted enemies.
Don’t mess with the Groovitron!
2. R.Y.N.O V (Rip Ya A New One)
The R.Y.N.O V is a pure force of destruction.
The weapon basically launches a hail of bullets at your enemies, similar to a minigun, while the centre barrel of the gun fires a missile.
During all this, 1812 Overture, a classical Tchaikovsky piece, plays in the background.
Everything about the R.Y.N.O V oozes destruction and death, from its firepower to its size. This is one attack any self-respecting space adventurer needs in their arsenal and it definitely deserves a place high on the list of the most powerful Ratchet & Clank weapons.
Although the OmniWrench has had many upgrades throughout the series, it still remains the tried and tested method for Ratchet to dispatch his foes with. One good strike with it will surely send the bad guys to their graves, and Ratchet will never leave home without it.
And that’s our list.
We can’t wait to see all the new weapons available in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Perhaps, some of the above will be featured, but there will definitely be awesome new and fun attacks too.
Tell us, what are your favourites and which do you consider the most powerful Ratchet & Clank weapons?
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