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Ratchet & Clank (2002) logoGoing Commando logoUp Your Arsenal logoDeadlocked logoGoing Mobile logoSize Matters logoSecret Agent Clank logoTools of Destruction logoQuest for Booty logoA Crack in Time logoInto the Nexus logoAll 4 One logoFull Frontal Assault logoRatchet & Clank (2016) logo Quick Select is a recurring menu in gameplay in the Ratchet & Clank series series. It allows the player to bring up a weapon or gadget quickly without entering the start menu. It is normally accessed by holding down Triangle and using the Left analog stick stick to select the desired weapon or gadget from a ring of eight slots, with a brief gameplay pause while doing so. The menu will display the weapon or gadget and, if applicable, display its ammo and experience status.

Appearances

Ratchet & Clank (2002)

Quick Select from R&C (2002)

The Quick Select in Ratchet & Clank

The Quick Select in Ratchet & Clank has a single ring which holds up to eight weapons and/or gadgets as Ratchet. Unlike later titles, the game does not pause while Quick Select is in use, meaning the player is vulnerable while selecting a weapon. As with the pause menu, weapon icons have a blue background, gold weapon icons have a gold background, while gadget icons have a green background. The Quick Select can be customized from the pause menu to select which weapon is in use.

While Clank is controlled, the Quick Select is instead used to command Gadge-Bots. It includes only four items: Enter, Wait, Follow, and Attack.

Going Commando

Quick Select from GC

The Quick Select in Going Commando

Like the previous title, the Quick Select in Going Commando has one ring with up to eight weapons and/or gadgets for Ratchet, which can be customized from the menu. This is the first Quick Select which will pause the game while opened (though pausing can be toggled off in the options menu for added challenge). In addition to displaying the ammo of the weapon, it will also display the experience bar, used to indicate progress towards upgrading the weapon. The weapon icon will be white for the base version, and yellow for the upgraded version.

While Clank is controlled, the Quick Select contains Microbot commands, including Enter, Wait, Follow, Attack, as well as commands for Hammer Bots, Bridge Bots, and Lifter Bots.

Up Your Arsenal

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The Quick Select in Up Your Arsenal

The Quick Select in Up Your Arsenal has two rings instead of one, with eight items each, allowing for a total of sixteen weapons or gadgets to be added. It also allows players to add different control/view options (specifically third-person mode, first-person mode, and lock-strafe mode) so they can easily switch. The alternate Quick Select ring is accessed by holding L1; releasing it returns to the first ring. Unlike previous titles, all icons are identical in color.

Clank's Quick Select gives him the basic four Gadgebot commands as seen throughout Ratchet & Clank.

In multiplayer, the Quick Select does not pause gameplay.

Deadlocked

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The Quick Select in Deadlocked

The Quick Select in Deadlocked is unique in that it resembles a grid-based menu rather than a ring, though it still only allows for eight slots each, containing weapons only. There are two Quick Select pages, though only eleven slots are used, meaning the second page will only use three slots. Pages are toggled between by pressing L1. The omega mods are featured as colored dots on the bottom right hand corner of the weapon icons. All weapon icons are otherwise identical, though fully upgraded V99 icons have purple icons.

In multiplayer, the Quick Select does not pause gameplay.

Going Mobile

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The Quick Select in Going Mobile

The Quick Select in Going Mobile cannot be customized. There are seven slots on a single ring, but only seven weapons in the game, meaning all weapons fit onto one ring.

Size Matters

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The Quick Select in Size Matters

Size Matters has only one Quick Select ring with eight slots. Slots can be customized from the start menu.

In multiplayer, the Quick Select does not pause gameplay.

Secret Agent Clank

Both Ratchet and Clank have Quick Select menus in Secret Agent Clank, and have one ring each. As Clank has few weapons and gadgets, his Quick Select is rarely filled.

Tools of Destruction

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The Quick Select in Tools of Destruction

The Quick Select in Tools of Destruction has three rings of eight slots each, allowing for up to 24 weapons, gadgets, or combat devices total as Ratchet. Quick Select rings are cycled between using L1 and L1 to cycle left and right respectively. The ammo is displayed for weapons and combat devices, while the weapon's current level is displayed for weapons. As with previous titles, the Quick Select can be customized from the pause menu.

As Clank, the Quick Select is used to command the Zoni.

Quest for Booty

The Quick Select in Quest for Booty has only one ring with eight slots, which holds all the weapons as the player only receives a maximum of seven weapons total. The Quick Select cannot be customized.

A Crack in Time

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The Quick Select in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

The Quick Select in A Crack in Time is similar to that of Tools of Destruction. Ratchet's Quick Select has three rings with eight slots each, giving it a total of 24 slots, and rings are selected by pressing L1 or L1 to switch between them. All slots are used for weapons, as gadgets are instead selected using the directional buttons. As nineteen weapons are obtained, all weapons will be accessible from the Quick Select once all are obtained.

As Clank, the Quick Select is used when standing on a time pad to give temporal recording controls.

All 4 One

Unlike other titles, the Quick Select in All 4 One is used by holding the Right analog stick stick. It is colored depending on the character's color (orange for Ratchet, blue for Clank, green for Qwark, purple for Nefarious). The Quick Select will only pause either in single player, or if all players in multiplayer are using the Quick Select at once.

Full Frontal Assault

The Quick Select in Full Frontal Assault has one ring with eight slots, though the player will not pick up more than eight weapons. When placing turrets, a small Quick Select appears allowing the player to choose which turret to place.

Into the Nexus

The Quick Select in Into the Nexus has two rings, with the first holding eight weapons, and the second holding four, meaning all twelve weapons are accessible from the Quick Select.

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Unlike the original game, the Quick Select in the 2016 re-imagined game pauses while in use. It has two rings with eight slots each, holding all fifteen weapons and the Hologuise gadget, as the remaining gadgets are simply used upon interacting with the environment. This title also provides the option to select weapons using the directional buttons without opening the Quick Select menu.

As Clank, the Quick Select is used while holding a gadgebot to reprogram it to a bridgebot, springbot, or powerbot as needed. The directional buttons can also be used to do this instantly.

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