Chandrakant IsiDec 21, 2015 11:30:36 IST
Except for a few boring simulation titles, the video gameworld is a crazy place to be. It is a land of fantasy, mystery, weapons, and more weapons. Especially, the shooter games feature everything from a Beretta M9 sidearm to the state of the art Belgian assault rifle FN F2000. However, this does not cut as exciting for some developers. Since video game makers are exceptionally good at letting the imaginations run wild, gamers get treated with wacky ways to waste foes. Here are some of the most ridiculous game weapons we have fired so far:
Abduction Gun (Saints Row IV)
Let’s face it. Saints Row is a GTA (Grand Theft Auto) clone. However, this franchise has managed to one-up its source of inspiration in many ways. Notably, in terms of weapons. In a game that features energy sword, dildo bat, inflato-ray gun, and atomic disintegrator, it is kind of tough to single-out the craziest weapon. However, the Abduction Gun takes the cake for its effectiveness. It is also reminiscent of the iconic scene from the classic sci-fi movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Shine a beam on your target, and it gets sucked-up in the sky. It works on the pedestrians as well as the vehicles. With some practice, you can even use it to levitate and reach a skyscraper's terrace in a couple of seconds.
Land Shark Gun (Armed and Dangerous)
This weapon is a perfect example of how crazy video game makers can be. Recent gamers (n00bs) may remember it from Saints Row: The Third. However, it was introduced by Armed and Dangerous in 2003. The gun shoots baby sharks at the target. These weird (probably genetically engineered) sharks instantly grow and rise up from the ground and take your opponent for a meal. Yes, it is quite reminiscent of Steven Spielberg's Jaws (his movie, not lower half of his mouth). The whole thing is so amusing that you ought to see the following video:
Hand (Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse)
Remember Ash Williams' infected hand from the movie Evil Dead 2? Well, the developers definitely had it on their mind working on the video game Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. Playing as Stubbs, you can throw your severed arm at the mortals and take control of their brain. This, technically turns that person into your puppet. You can make him/her take out your enemies (normal humans). Since you are a mean zombie, you don't even have to care about your puppet getting hurt. Do not forget to thank me for resisting the temptation of cracking a cheesy 'helping hand' joke here.
Topsy Turvy Bomb (Armed and Dangerous)
We try not to include a game twice in any list. However, Armed and Dangerous is simply too cool to be avoided. To complement the crazy Land Shark Gun, the game features an incredibly absurd Topsy Turvy bomb. As its name suggests, the bomb turns the world upside-down. Sending your enemies in utter confusion is sure as amusing as it sounds. Unlike the conventional bombs, the Topsy Turvy need not to be delivered near your enemy. Plant it right next to you, and the bomb dispatches all your enemies in the sky. When the world comes to its normal self, your foes slam back on the ground. Problem solved.
Cerebral Bore: Turok 2 Seeds of Evil
Before going bankrupt, Acclaim released some good games including the Turok series. The Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, was memorable for its sadistic selection weapons, including the Cerebral Bore gun. Yes, it is as gruesome as it sounds. It shoots a mechanical device that has a special liking for skulls. It latches onto the target's head and drills through it like there's no tomorrow. After that, the device explodes decapitating the victim. That's probably the only moment of compassion in the entire process.
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