Weapons are a vital inclusion for many combat-centric games. Some allow you to duke it out with guns, axes and special powers. Although, not all titles stick with a conventional arsenal made up of generic assault rifles or samey melee weapons…
From exploding sheep to severed body parts, these are five more goofy video game weapons.
Water Guns and Explosive Fruit – Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach
Duke Nukem 3D stunned the gaming world on release in 1996 with its interactive world, exciting gunfights and badass-protagonist. It was so popular, it even gave Quake – the very first fully-3D first-person shooter ever made – a run for its money.
Sunstorm Interactive created a holiday-themed third-party expansion pack for the tongue-in-cheek shooter in 1997. In Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach, our hero must clear out alien-infested areas like a holiday resort and a water park. All of the enemies and weapons have been given a makeover, too. Now, Duke is fighting Pig Cops in Hawaiian shirts and Assault Commanders floating around in rubber tyres with his water guns, explosive pineapples and voodoo rings.
One of the coolest weapons – pardon the pun – is a portable freezer that spits out ice cubes, and freezes enemies into place. There are too many goofy choices to pick from this excellent add-on, but we all know only Duke could turn such random items into deadly weapons.
You know how soldiers nickname grenades “pineapples” Yeah, about that…
Ripper Heart – Shadow Warrior
Think of Shadow Warrior as an Asian-themed spiritual-successor to 3D Realms’ iconic first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D. While it was packed with big explosions, non-linear levels and cheesy one-liners, this one wasn’t a best-seller like its counterpart, though it did become a cult-classic over the years. After all, how could you go wrong with a protagonist named Lo Wang?
If you splatter