The Thruster Pack is a gadget in Ratchet & Clank, Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, and Tools of Destruction. It is a rocket upgrade for Clank installed at Bob's Roboshack, that allows Clank to switch his feet to rocket boosters and his arms to wings. Like the Heli-Pack, this allows Ratchet to hover above ground, to high jump, and to long jump.
The Thruster Pack is installed in the original Ratchet & Clank in Bob's Roboshack on planet Pokitaru for 2,000 bolts. In the original game, it provides additional functionality in the form of a power-slam and strafing, though in later games, it has the same functionality as the Heli-Pack and is merely an aesthetic choice for the player.
The Thruster Pack typically allows Ratchet to perform the same three moves as the Thruster Pack: the high jump, long jump, and glide. It can also smash through crates when long jumping through them.
In the original game, it provides additional functionality. It has a built in power-slam to unlock special locks on the ground, and the ability to strafe and long jump in mid-air after high jumping.
In the entries, the Thruster Pack has the same functionality as the Heli-Pack, and is merely an aesthetic difference. In Up Your Arsenal, the Thruster Pack emits black flames instead of red when using Klunk.
Behind the scenes
It reappeared in the 2016 reboot game, installed again in Pokitaru, though this time by Al as Bob has been removed. It can long jump after a high jump in mid-air like the original, though it no longer features strafe (which Ratchet can do on his own) or power-slam, and instead can be used to unlock special bolt cranks in combination with the OmniWrench.
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