Gold Bolts

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Gelatonium factory, Cobalia

  • As soon as you fix the plant in the spaceport, the big towers will start rotating from the smugglers ship. Go behind it, up the ramp, and hop on the rotating platform. Make your way through all of them to find this one.

Stratus City, Kortog

  • In the Hall of Knowledge, the room with all the jellyfish has a left alcove that you can use the gelanator on the jellyfish to get this one/or you can jump on the jellyfish closes to the large wall with out the ladder and instead of the gelanator use the heli-pack and do a high jump and in the air move closer to the wall.
  • Get the Treasure Mapper you will notice a large circular building right in the centre of the map. Use the Robo-Wings to get on the path circling the building, and then defeat the enemies which occupy the path. Continue to the top of the path to get the gold bolt.

Lombax ruins, Fastoon

  • The single bolt is inside an elevator shaft near the entrance to Court Of Azimuth, after activating the bridge for Talwyn. Get this bolt before doing what she says and hitting the switch to open the final chamber.

Voron Asteroid Belt

  • To acquire the gold bolt, you must destroy all five "rainbow" targets which are spread throughout the level. They shimmer in various colors, so you should be able to spot them.

Festival de Combat Impérial, Mukow

  • You need the Geo-Laser for this gold bolt. After that very zipline, head up the first flight of stairs and then look to the right of the next flight of stairs. You will notice a cave guarded by natural bars. Use the Geo-laser to create a hole in the bars and then enter the cave to acquire the gold bolt.
  • You need the Decryptor for this gold bolt. While in the main courtyard, go to the south-east wall. You should notice a Decryptor Pad here, so use it and then Wall Jump up to the upper level to reach the gold bolt.
  • When you are on the upper level of the massive circular building (the lower level is green and had the two clapper bots breaking out of the glass), head towards the zipline. Instead of getting on the zipline, jump down to the left to land on a narrow path with fire statues. Avoid the fire and you will reach the gold bolt. Jump down to arrive at main courtyard.
  • After the Ferris Wheel and Swingshot Targets but before the second Trail of Turning Terror, you will be in a large garden/courtyard. Hug the fence which lines the edge of the garden to the ocean, and you will notice behind a large boulder is a secret area. Head around the boulder and pick up the gold bolt.

Nundac Asteroid Ring, Apogee Space Station

  • On the asteroid with Cannon Beta, you will see a line of Swingshot targets heading off to another smaller asteroid. Use them, and nab the gold bolt.

Pirate base, Ardolis

  • On the optional Heli-Pod course, there is a section where you have to lower a ship using a pulley system to get across. Instead of moving ahead, wait on the lowered ship until the Heli-Pod disappears. When you are raised up, the gold bolt will be on your left.
  • You need the Holo Pirate Disguise for this gold bolt. Take the teleporter back to the end of the level, and the doorkeeper will be on the right. The bolt is inside.
  • You need the Holo Pirate Disguise for this gold bolt. In the large room filled with Space pirates after Sardollow Caves, go to the pirate doorkeeper on the right wall and dance the jig. Head up the elevator to the top level and enter the door straight ahead and slightly to the right. The gold bolt is there.

Rakar Star Cluster

  • To acquire the gold bolt, you must destroy all five "rainbow" targets which are spread throughout the level. They shimmer in various colors, so you should be able to spot them.

Lava refineries, Rykan V

  • Next to the Device Vendor, there is a large metal box. High jump up and shimmy past the ledges. Look for a building with a zipline on it and go around the back of it. Shimmy across the ledge, jump up into the small room and grab the gold bolt.
  • After completing the Gyro-Cycle course, go down the path to the left of the bunker, go to the left of the Raritanium chests. Go around the large rock and snag your gold bolt hidden in the grass.

Outpost L-51, Sargasso

  • After exiting the Sargasso Gelatonium Refinery, float down to the machinery platform on the left. Walk all the way around it to find the gold bolt.
  • Use the Robo-Wing pad at the beginning of the level to fly straight ahead towards a Kerchu drilling platform. The gold bolt is on the platform amongst the numerous enemies.
  • Underneath one of the four-footed dinosaurs is a tripad and the other two are underneath the dinosaur's back legs, which it lift with a little patience. Pressing all three pads will open a nearby door with the gold bolt.
  • On the back one of the four-footed dinosaurs is a gold bolt.

IRIS supercomputer, Kreeli Comet

  • Instead of going down the grav ramp, glide down to the area on the left. Impress the Doorkeeper with your dance moves and head inside to find the gold bolt hidden among the Raritanium. Then take the elevator to continue with the rest of the level.

Zordoom prison, Viceron

  • This next bolt is incredibly troublesome to get. Beginning from the drop-off point of the hovercraft, activate the Heli-Pod platform to be lifted onto the next couple Heli-Pod platforms. This pattern breaks when you notice a platform already being held up by an existing Heli-Pod. Use the Alpha Disruptor in Aim Mode to blow it up, causing the platform to slide back towards you. Then Heli-Pod up to the door. Located within the room are two lowered ramps marked with Heli-Pod swirls at the bottom's tip. When these ramps are raised via Heli-Pods, you have a very short amount of time hop back up the steps and traverse the room before the Heli-Pods give out and send the ramps back to their original positions. You want to hit the farther Heli-Pod from far away and tag the closer Heli-Pod as you are turning to clamber back up the steps in order to beat the time constraint. There is a hidden room in here as well. Pick up the Heli-Pod closer to you and use it to leap across to the round door to the left of the room. Another Heli-Pod will hoist up the door. Once through, the Geo-Laser can be put to good use. Melt the wall to reveal a secret room filled with Raritanium. Great find! When you have managed to cross the first room and are in the second room, lift up the Heli-Pod door and turn the crank to cause a huge fan to pop out from the ground. Give life to the platform in front thereof and start the precarious journey across the sky. Remember that the Heli-Pod has a short lifespan, so renew the Heli-Pod constantly on the platform when needed. The goal here is to keep the platform aloft and redirect its course by hooking a Heli-Pod to its appropriate swirl located to the left of the big red generator. The generator releases a strong gust of wind that blows the platform in a different direction, at which point you repeat the same procedure except this time the generator is on the right side. The short ride comes to an end at another platform with a crank. This one pulls out another fan from the ground, but before immediately boarding the Heli-Pod controlled platform, un-holster the Alpha Disruptor and aim it at the red generator in the distance. Aim specifically at the hovering Heli-Pod and blast it away, then confidently take the platform there. You will be brought to the final platform, on which sits this troublesome gold bolt.
  • When you reach the other end of the tentacle room, if you look to the left of the Decryptor podium dead ahead, you will see another Decryptor podium slightly around the corner. Activate that one to enable an elevator. Take it to the second level. Avoid more tentacles to get some Raritarium crates and eventually the gold bolt.

Verdigris Black Hole

  • Shoot down all 5 colored pyramid bonus targets inside Verigris Black Hole.

Kerchu City, Jasindu

  • Bounce to the western alcove near the middle of the gel pool with the electrified barrier. Find the glowing metal piece hiding behind one of those yellow gelatonium extractors.
  • When you first emerge from the abandoned tractor, bust a quick left to a rocky side path. This detour leads to what appears to be a dead-end, but you can actually high jump atop the roof of the vehicle. This point then leads to a beaten path that carries you straight through some pirate strongholds and finally to the gold bolt. Pocket the shiny object and zip back down to resume.

Slag's fleet, Ublik passage

  • To the right of the first bolt crank is a grav-ramp heading down the side. Follow it and you will reach a secret path (where you will also find a holo-plan piece). At the end of the path is a small boat with a Heli-Pod target on it. Use it to levitate upward to a bigger boat where you will find the bolt on a platform held by a crane.
  • At the doorway leading to Slag, head up the grav-ramp to the left. You will find a Gyro-Cycle launch pad, which will lead you down a tunnel to the gold bolt.

Cragmites ruins, Reepor

  • From the ship, head back the way you came and hop across to the second fallen stalactite. There, pan the camera around and search the south (your left) wall near the bottom to find a platform with a Heli-Pod suspended just slightly above the questionable water that fills this cavern. Float down to the low platform and raise it with a Heli-Pod. Follow the path to the gold bolt.
  • Backtrack some more until you reach the Weapons Vendor. Look behind this Vendor to see a series of large flat stones stacked on top of one another. They essentially form steps to a much higher platform, on which sits the gold bolt.

Meridian City, Igliak

  • This gold bolt hovers above a dome-shaped glass building below. Walk up the grav ramp and spot the dome by looking to the right and down. You should see the gleam of the gold reflecting off the glass rooftop. Glide down to it and make your way back up to this point again afterward.
  • After deactivating the red force field, follow the path until you reach the area with the armored robot spitting bullets. From the first southern alcove, glide to the glass catwalk and nab the bolt. Hug the wall to return to safer ground.