Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A third-person action platformer with stealth elements, originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Aside from having to find all the collectibles, the Platinum is both easy and relatively quick.
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Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus was originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, and ported onto the PlayStation 3 in HD with trophy support in 2010 as part of The Sly Collection, which includes all three Sly Cooper titles, plus a set of mini-games. The Thievius Raccoonus is a third-person stealth platformer, in which the player alternates between playing three different characters.
Set in a Disney-like world of anthropomorphic animals, Sly Cooper is a thief who comes from a long line of master thieves - all of whom recorded their skills in a family bible, known as the Thievius Raccoonus. After Sly's father is killed and the Thievius Raccoonus is stolen, Sly spends his life searching for the crooks responsible, and is now ready to steal back the family book, along with his friends - the intelligent Bentley the Turtle, and the strongarm Murray the Hippo, while avoiding capture by Interpol Inspector Carmelita Fox.
The original PlayStation 2 version received high praise when it was first released in 2002, scoring an average 85% by game critics, praised for its uniqueness and overall fun.
While all three Sly Cooper games received a 2-star rating, it's fair to say The Thievius Raccoonus is the more difficult one, simply because you must locate EVERY clue bottle hidden in the game. Most of the other trophies are either story-based, or involve farming for coins to purchase all the necessary gear.
While Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus is quite a long game for a platformer, the platinum can be earned in one playthrough. Should take you anywhere between 10 to 15 hours, depending on your skills and luck with finding the clue bottles.
Not only can you get the Platinum in one playthrough, but for the most part, it's recommended that you DO get the Platinum in one playthrough simply to avoid confusion. This means finding every clue in every level, which look like bouncing green bottles. In each stage, the majority of these bottles are easily visible, but a few can be well hidden. Check out the walkthroughs under our Links tab for finding these. Once you've found all 40 clue bottles in each area, you'll then need to find the strongbox which unlocks a new ability - and a trophy. A chapter select is available, and areas can be replayed in case you missed a clue bottle or two.
The other thing to worry about is farming for coins, which can either be found by smashing objects, pick-pocketing enemies, or destroying them. Coins are used to purchase gadgets, sever of which are related to a trophy. Check out the Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which gadgets you'll need for their corresponding trophy, as not all of them are necessary.
The rest - and majority - of the trophies simply involve beating levels and their respective bosses. Should take you around 10 to 15 hours to complete, depending on your skills and luck with finding the blue bottles.
Here is IGN's Walkthrough for all 3 Sly Cooper games, which reveals the locations of all the hidden clues:
Another detailed Walkthrough of all 3 Sly games, posted on StrategyWiki:
And sevinup07 has put together a great Video Walkthrough for Sly 1 on Youtube, showing the locations for all clue bottles:
This is a great Trophy Guide for Sly 1, posted by clone150:
And a great Trophy Guide for all 3 Sly games, including the minis, posted by Jeff Belote:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List for all three Sly Cooper games: