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Ratchet & Clank is a 3D platformer video game for the PlayStation 2, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Released in 2002, it became the first game in the Ratchet & Clank series.
The game follows the anthropomorphic character Ratchet meeting the robot Clank on his home planet. Clank discovers that the villainous Chairman Drek of the Blarg race plans to create a new planet for his species, destroying the galaxy in the process. Clank convinces Ratchet to help him in his quest to gain the help of the famous superhero Captain Qwark, but they soon discover that they must save the galaxy on their own.
Ratchet & Clank saw a total of ten matches in IAS 4 and was the game chosen for the Grand Final. A difference from other IAS tournaments was that Grand Finalists began half-way through the game and not at the very start. This is likely due to the game being a bit longer than any Crash or Spyro game.