Great Clock (2nd Visit)
Great Clock, Sector Two - Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time
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[ ] Tour The Great Clock with Sigmund.
[ ] Travel with Sigmund to meet Orvus.
Follow Sigmund up the stairs and on to the balcony. Use the Meteor Pad to reach the next platform. Once the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler has passed, glide over the gap to get to the other side. Ascend the elevated platforms using your boost ability, and then wait for Sigmund to open the door. Once he does, go inside.
Sigmund will now give you a tutorial on how to use time pads. After he's done yammering on, go to the blue pad and start recording, and then go to the button and stop recording. Now go to the green pad and start recording, and then go through the door. You'll get a bolt prize each time you complete a puzzle (200 bolts in this case).
Continue to follow Sigmund. You'll have another puzzle to do. Start recording on the blue pad, and go to the button. Stop recording, and then start recording on the green pad. Run past the first button to the new button that you now have access to. Stop recording. Now go to the blue pad and record over your past self.
Don't delete any recordings, just go to the blue pad and start recording. Step on the first button to let the green Clank get the second button, and then run through the door at the other end of the room. You'll get 300 bolts for solving that puzzle. Use the Meteor Pad outside to jump to the next platform, and then go through the door once Sigmund opens it. Run along the clear bridge to the Mnemonic Station, jump in, and press Triangle.
[X] Travel with Sigmund to meet Orvus.
[ ] Unlock Clank's Memory Banks.
[SP] You now have the Chronoscepter. It functions as a weapon in the same way as Ratchet's wrench, but it also has some other cool features we'll learn about as we go. Traverse the floating platforms until you're at the first station. You'll now have Time Bombs, and you can throw one by pressing R1. Throw one to slow down the wheel, and then jump on it and then to the second station.
Throw another time bomb to slow down the next wheel and jump on it, and then jump off, boost and throw another time bomb at the next wheel to slow it down, and then land on that wheel. Repeat this technique for the next wheel and then jump on to the next station.
Here, swing your Chronoscepter at the three broken objects to repair them. There are many similar items in The Great Clock that you can repair. Now, make your way across the floating platforms until you reach the next station. After the cutscene, there will be three miniature Qwarks to kill. Give them a good whacking with the Chronoscepter. Five more will come afterwards.
If you jump (boost if you wish) and press square twice, you'll do a powerful attack with the Chronoscepter similar to Ratchet's Hyper Strike. This is a good attack for groups of enemies, like the ones we have to kill right now. After they're all dead, seven more Qwarks will spawn. Do the aforementioned attack to deal with them quickly.
After you've laid the smack down, continue along the floating platforms. A spinning wheel will appear, so throw a time bomb so you can get over it. Once you arrive at the last station, you'll see a cutscene, and then you'll return to The Great Clock.
[X] Unlock Clank's Memory Banks.
Re-collect the Chronoscepter from the small case opposite you, and then follow Sigmund. [SP] Go through the door and you'll encounter some Teratropes! Simply whack them with your Chronoscepter to kill them, one hit kills them (throw a time bomb to slow them down, making it a whole lot easier). Keep following Sigmund and you'll reach your third time puzzle.
Start recording on the blue pad, jump on to the first wheel, and then throw a time bomb at the second wheel to slow it down. Stand on the button and then stop recording. Start recording on the green pad and follow the blue Clank. Once he steps on the button, more enemies will appear, so kill them, and then go through the door. You'll get 400 bolts for completing that puzzle.
Go outside and the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler will make another appearance. Use time bombs and your boost ability to ascend the rotating wheels. Jump on to the platform where Sigmund is waiting for you to find your fourth time puzzle.
Start recording on the blue pad, step on the button, wait for 5 seconds, step on the button and stop recording. Start recording on the green pad and go to the elevator at the other end of the platform, and once it goes up, step off it.
Follow Sigmund in to the next room. This is your fifth time puzzle, and your final one for this sector of The Great Clock. Start recording on the blue pad, wait a second or two, and then step on the button to raise the elevator and stop recording. Start recording on the green pad and go on to the elevator, use a time bomb to slow the wheel down, and then make your way across to the button on the other side. Stand on it and stop recording.
Now start recording on the blue pad again. Once the green Clank is on the elevator, step on the button. Let him do his stuff whilst you traverse the rotating wheels on the ground level (don't throw any time bombs). Ascend the floating platforms and go through the door. Completing this puzzle nets you 500 bolts.
[ ] Destroy the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler
[SP] Now you'll have to deal with the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler once and for all. He may seem a tad large for Clank to deal with, but with a few time bombs, this battle becomes easy. Throughout the battle, throw time bombs at the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler to slow him down. Keep them on him at all times, except when you've got other enemies to deal with later on.
Once he's slowed down, avoid his sonic attack and give him a good bashing with the Chronoscepter. Once he's down to 2 thirds of his original health, he'll deploy some Teratropes. Throw a time bomb at them, and then kill them all whilst they're in slow motion. Now throw time bombs at the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler and hit him with the Chronoscepter some more.
Once he's down to one third of his original health, he'll spawn even more Teratropes than before. Use time bombs to slow them down and then kill them off (remember to jump and then press Square twice when they're in groups to deal with them faster). Once they're all dead, bash the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler with the Chronoscepter until he explodes.
[X] Destroy the Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler
[X] Tour The Great Clock with Sigmund.