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Free Clanker achievement in Banjo-Kazooie

Free Clanker

Liberate Clanker, Gruntilda's rusty and recalcitrant garbage grinder.

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How to unlock the Free Clanker achievement

  • DaRaxorDaRaxor72,034
    14 Nov 2008 15 Nov 2008
    45 1 3
    On the third level (Clanker's Cavern) there is a large shark like creature (This is Clanker) if you dive in the water in front of him and look downwards you will see that there is a chain attached to the underside of him.
    Follow the chain to the bottom (watch out for your air) and there is a fish down here that will replenish your air for two hexagons at a time.
    Also down here is a big key which you have to swim through 3 times (doesn't matter which direction). After which Clanker will rise above the water and you will get the achiement.

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    Harley Quinn000What I did so I didn't have to ever go back down there was one dive for the musical notes then exit the game, reloaded then went down for the green jinjos then exit the game, and then reloaded again for the achievement. I felt like that would be the easiest. I have the Rare Replay version btw.
    Posted by Harley Quinn000 on 01 Jul 17 at 08:27
    Ar0nP1aYz05Was pretty hard but I freed him
    Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 22 Apr 20 at 13:46
    Ar0nP1aYz05Was pretty hard but I freed him
    Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 22 Apr 20 at 13:48
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  • R1chardTMR1chardTM81,819
    18 Apr 2009 18 Apr 2009
    27 0 1
    On the Clanker's Cavern level you need to free the big garbage shark Clanker. He is underwater and needs some fresh air.

    From the starting point jump down and in the water. Swim trough the tunnel and Clanker will talk to you. Get some air and then dive under Clanker and follow his chain.

    When you are on the end of the chain you will see a big key. You need to swim trough the end of this key. Do this three times and Clanker will be free. At this point the achievement will be unlocked.

    You can get in trouble with your air. But on the bottom swims a fish who makes airbubbles. Swim trough this bubble ans you will get some air. How newer the bubble is how more air you get.
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    Ar0nP1aYz05Was hard but I freed him
    Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 22 Apr 20 at 13:47
  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard563,971
    29 Jan 2009 12 Dec 2012 19 Nov 2013
    11 0 2
    Free Clanker - 15G (Original Achievement)

    Difficulty: Medium

    Estimated Period of Time: Short

    To get to Clanker you need to go to the level "Clanker's Cavern".

    As soon as the level starts, you will need to run forward to the yellow water and jump in. Then swim down and around the back to find a pipe. Go through the pipe and you will be staring directly at Clanker, who will introduce itself.

    Now surface for air and when ready swim under Clanker. You will see a long chain connecting him to the ground, you want to follow the chain all the way to the bottom of the level and you will see a giant Anvil with a Key in it. Your goal is to swim through the loop part of the Key three times. This will instantly free Clanker to the surface and unlock your Achievement. (The reason it seems difficult is because most people, even veterans, can drown easily down here. There is a blue fish swimming around and spitting out air bubbles, if you find him and swim through an air bubble you will get two units of air back. This is a must if you intend to free Clanker, get the Green Jinjo, and collect the Music Notes down here in one attempt.)
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    TyzirkleNice solution, thanks!
    Posted by Tyzirkle on 10 Oct 17 at 02:18
    Ar0nP1aYz05Was hard but I freed him
    Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 22 Apr 20 at 13:46
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