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Ratchet & Clank (2002) logo This page includes the controls for Ratchet & Clank. Originally released on the PlayStation 2, the game was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as part of the Ratchet & Clank Collection. As such, both the controls for the standard DualShock controller and those for the Vita are included.

Ratchet

Ratchet is the main character, who you control for most of the gameplay, be it on foot, or in a vehicle.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Double jump X + X Jump twice in the air for extra height.
Glide X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to glide while in mid-air.
Crouch L1 Shoulder R Crouch down.
Crouch turn L1 + Left analog stick Shoulder R + Left analog stick Rotate around while in the crouching position.
Blackflip / sideflip Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Flip in the air from a crouching position in the intended direction.
Boost jump L1 + X Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a high jump from a crouching position.
Stretch jump Left analog stick + L1 + X Left analog stick + Shoulder R + X Use the Heli-Pack or Thruster-Pack to make a longer jump forward while running.
Use equipped weapon, gadget or item Circle Fire equipped weapon or use equipped gadget.
Swing OmniWrench Square Swing OmniWrench in front of player to attack. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Hyper-strike X + Square Jump in the air, strike the OmniWrench down to attack below, dealing more damage.
Comet-strike L1 + Square Shoulder R + Square Throw the OmniWrench forward while crouching for a brief time, dealing damage or breaking objects, before it returns to player character.
Hover mode (Thruster-Pack) L1 (double tap) Shoulder R (double tap) While using the Thruster-Pack, can be used to hover above the ground and move around.
Strafe (Thruster-Pack) R2 + L2 (hold while hovering) Touchpad top-right + Touchpad top-left (hold while hovering) While using the Thruster-Pack in hover mode, hold to strafe left or right.
Power slam (Thruster-Pack) L1 (in mid air) Shoulder R (in mid air) While in mid-air with the Thruster-Pack, rise briefly, before slamming the ground below. Can be used to open switches.
Quick select Triangle (hold) Show quick select menu.
Toggle weapon Triangle + Triangle (double tap) Toggle between the last two equipped weapons and gadgets.
Interact Triangle Triangle interacts with devices and vehicles, such as entering Ratchet's ship.
Rise X (hold) Hold to rise and swim upwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Dive Square (hold) Hold to dive and swim downwards underwater, release to swim at the same depth.
Swim faster L1 (hold) Shoulder R Use the Hydro-Pack to swim faster while underwater.
First person targeting view L1 / L2 Shoulder L / Touchpad top-left Toggle to view first person to free-view and target weapons.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.
Display HUD L3 Touchpad top-left Displays the HUD on-screen if it is hidden, contains info such as the nanotech and bolt count.

Clank

Clank, Ratchet's sidekick, has a few sections in which he has to act on his own. Sometimes he can use and control Gadge-Bots.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Glide X + X (hold) Glide slowly in the air.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward. Can be used three times in succession for a combo.
Gadge-Bot command menu Triangle + Left analog stick Hold to select a Gadge-Bot command from a menu.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Hoverboard

The hoverboard can be used during hoverboard racing.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once
Strike a pose L1 / R2 / L1 / L2 Shoulder R / Touchpad top-right / Shoulder L / Touchpad top-left Press or hold to strike a pose in mid-air. Move with the left stick to perform flips.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Jet fighter

The jet fighter is available to use when Ratchet possesses the Pilot's Helmet.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Turbo X (hold) Hold to turbo boost faster.
Fire machine guns Square Hold to fire machine guns.
Fire rockets Circle Press to fire rockets when ammo is available.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.

Giant Clank

Some sections allow the player to control Clank in Giant Clank mode, a more powerful version with strong weaponry.

Name PS2/3 controls Vita controls Effect
Move character Left analog stick Move the player character around.
Move camera Right analog stick Move the camera around.
Jump X Jump once.
Punch Square Throw a punch forward.
Fire rockets Circle Hold to fire rockets that home in on enemies.
Bomb Triangle Press to throw a large bomb attack at enemies. Has a cooldown meter.
Start Start Open the in-game menu.
Map Select / R2 Select / Touchpad top-right Open the in-game map and view available missions.
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