The Map-o-Matic, occasionally spelled Map-o-matic or Map-O-Matic, is an item in Ratchet & Clank, Up Your Arsenal, Size Matters, and Ratchet & Clank (2016 game). It is an illegal expansion to existing map technology that locates valuable items and hidden locations using Hypermatic signals. This allows the player to find hidden items.
In the original Ratchet & Clank, it can locate gold bolts among other items, and is acquired from the HelpDesk Girl at the Gadgetron site on Kalebo III after traversing grind rails. In the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is acquired from the same place on Kalebo III, though the HelpDesk does not feature, and can locate gold bolts, holocards, Raritanium, and telepathopus brains.
In Up Your Arsenal, the Map-o-Matic is given to Ratchet after completing Operation: URBAN STORM, the Galactic Rangers operation taking place on Metropolis, after all the Rangers chipped in to give Ratchet a gift. It can locate titanium bolts, sewer crystals and collectible trophies. In Size Matters, it can locate titanium bolts and can be purchased from a Gadgetron vendor.
In Going Commando, the Megacorp manufactured Mapper can be obtained, with identical functionality, after Megacorp Advisory speculated one could be found to replace Ratchet's Map-o-Matic that was destroyed in battle. In Tools of Destruction, A Crack in Time and Into the Nexus, the identical Treasure Mapper can be obtained, which uses space pirate technology.
- Video games
- Insomniac Games (2002). Ratchet & Clank. PlayStation 2. Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- Insomniac Games (2004). Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. PlayStation 2. Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- High Impact Games (2007). Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters. PlayStation Portable. Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- Insomniac Games (2016). Ratchet & Clank. PlayStation 4. Sony Interactive Entertainment.