Ratchet & Clank Future: Gold Bolt guide

After months of anticipation, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction has finally hit the PS3, and it's... easy. Almost too easy. Even by the standards of the series. But as seasoned Ratchet fans know, playing a Ratchet game is about much more than just blasting your way straight through its storylin, and this shooty-jumpy powerhouse is no exception.

Ratchet & Clank Future is packed to the gills with hidden nooks, crannies and incentives to explore them, not the leaset of which are the Gold Bolts. There are 32 of these huge, glittering prizes scattered throughout the game's 18 levels; some are easy to find, and others stay maddeningly hidden even after you get the "Treasure Mapper" device near the end of the game. Whichever ones you're having trouble with, though, we're here to help - just click the tab at left with the name of the level you'd like to focus on, and our videos will show you exactly where to go to claim your prize.

What do you get for collecting them all? Bragging rights, a special Skill Point and access to seven new skins for Ratchet, which we've collected here:

From left: Rusty Pete, Mustachio Furioso, mini-Cronk, mini-Zephyr, a big-headed tribute to the late Dan Johnson, a little Cragmite and a snowman are all skins you can unlock through rigorous Gold Bolt collection

Let's get started:

1. Cobalia - one bolt

Finding Cobalia's single Gold Bolt isn't difficult, but you'll need to do a lot of hopping around on rotating platforms to get to it. But then, that's why you bought the game, right? Here's the path you'll want to take once you've "finished" the level, starting from the Smuggler:


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