Video Game: Secret Agent Clank
The second game of the Ratchet & Clank
series on the PSP
, and then ported to the PlayStation 2
. It is the sequel to Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
, but they are both set in an Alternate Continuity
, and thus, non-canon
to the Insomniac versions.
Ratchet is framed for a museum robbery, and Clank must assume his James Bond
-esque alter-ego to find the real culprit. The culprit turns out to be none other than Klunk, the robot created by Dr. Nefarious in Up Your Arsenal to take the place of Clank and eventually take out Ratchet.Needs Wiki Magic Love
Provides Examples Of:
- Affectionate Parody: Of the spy genre.
- Bond One-Liner: So many, usually when the player kills an enemy, and occasionally in cutscenes.
- Brainwashed: How Ratchet is being framed. He has a mind control device stuck on his head.
- Censor Box: When Ratchet is in the shower fighting enemies and someone loses a towel, including Ratchet.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Klunk gets converted into a vaccuum cleaner after his defeat.
Clank: Looks like it sucks to be him.
- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: In the end Klunk smashes the controls to the laser, so if Clank beats him the laser will destroy the galaxy.
- Expy: The Kingpin is the Ratchet and Clank equivalent of The Donbot.
- Jail Bake: How Clank smuggles weapons into prison for Ratchet.
- Layman's Terms: Combined with Buffy Speak to make absolutely certain that Qwark understands what's being said.
Clank: You must remove the Eye of Infinity or we are all dead!
Qwark: Duh, whose— uh? Whatsit?
Clank: The big... shiny thing! Take it out of the laser!
- Public Domain Soundtrack: The opera Qwark takes part in late in the game is set to music from the 1875 opera "Carmen" by Bizet.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "I am telling you. That. Is not. Ratchet!"
- Rhythm Game: During some segments. If only they actually went along to the beat of the music.
- Shoe Phone: Clank's entire inventory is comprised of weapons and gadgets that look like mundane items, such as cufflink grenades, an inkblot pen that disables security lasers, and a monocle that creates holographic disguises for the user based on the data of the subject being viewed.
- Third Line, Some Waiting: There is the main story following Clank, a couple of side missions where Ratchet fights off other prisoners, and a third storyline that folllows Qwark as he recounts his life story to a biographer. The first and third connect at the end.
- Unexpected Genre Change: The game is a Stealth-Based Game, as opposed to the series usual action-shooting gameplay. It still has weapons that can level up if used, but Clank also gets health bonuses for sneaking past enemies.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: In-universe, Clank really does work for a spy agency, it's not just a television show.