This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Did this originate in Doom
? That's where I first saw it.
: Probably. I can't think of any game earlier than the original Doom using them.
: Pulled this:
* Used in Burn Notice
, of all places. Justified
, in that the barrels were filled with (flammable) water sealant, and Michael was using incendiary rounds fired from a shotgun.
This is a video game trope page, so this is out of context. The justification is also unnecessary.
Lots42 —- San Andreas has exploding barrels? Granted, I haven't finished it but I do not recall a one. GTA: Vice City has ton loads of exploding barrels. Also, the cars explode when hit anywhere with enough bullets. Great way to frag bad guys.