History ImprovisedWeapon / VideoGames

19th Jan '18 4:47:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' for the Xbox 360 has this as a main selling point. ''Any'' item that Frank can lift can be used to kill zombies, up to and including a deck parasol. An XBox Achievement is actually called "It's Raining Men" and involves using the deck parasol to push a number of zombies out of the way. It's actually a great item to clear a path. Bowling balls will knock over zombies like bowling ''pins''. In a pinch, park benches will kill a dozen zombies in a single swing - and then break. Now, burning zombie faces with a heated frying pan, throwing soda cans at zombies heads or embedding a ketchup bottle there... [[RuleOfFunny that's just silly]]. To say nothing of the Shower Head, now. Zombies seem to have HighPressureBlood, so jamming one in their head [[BloodyHilarious causes them to give themselves showers]]. And at later skill levels, the player learns a skill that lets him [[GrievousHarmWithABody pick up zombies and throw them]].

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' for the Xbox 360 has this as a main selling point. ''Any'' item that Frank can lift can be used to kill zombies, up to and including a deck parasol. An XBox Xbox Achievement is actually called "It's Raining Men" and involves using the deck parasol to push a number of zombies out of the way. It's actually a great item to clear a path. Bowling balls will knock over zombies like bowling ''pins''. In a pinch, park benches will kill a dozen zombies in a single swing - and then break. Now, burning zombie faces with a heated frying pan, throwing soda cans at zombies heads or embedding a ketchup bottle there... [[RuleOfFunny that's just silly]]. To say nothing of the Shower Head, now. Zombies seem to have HighPressureBlood, so jamming one in their head [[BloodyHilarious causes them to give themselves showers]]. And at later skill levels, the player learns a skill that lets him [[GrievousHarmWithABody pick up zombies and throw them]].
10th Jan '18 2:30:17 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/AkibasTrip'' runs off of this, as your weapons are all improvised items you can find being carried by people in Akiba, like laptop computers, umbrellas, rolled-up posters, and other random items.

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* ''VideoGame/AkibasTrip'' runs off of this, as your weapons are all improvised items you can find being carried by people in Akiba, like laptop computers, umbrellas, rolled-up posters, dolls, and other random items.items. Even the few actual weapons you can get in the game, like the anti-material rifle, are just used to hit people rather than for their intended combat function.
10th Jan '18 2:27:47 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/AkibasTrip'' runs off of this, as your weapons are all improvised items you can find being carried by people in Akiba, like laptop computers, umbrellas, rolled-up posters, and other random items.
5th Jan '18 8:56:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' featured "weaponization", which allowed the Hulk to transform various objects in the game's world into weapons. Examples include fashioning a pair of gauntlets out of a car or turning a truck into a shield/surfboard.

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* ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' featured "weaponization", which allowed the Hulk to transform various objects in the game's world into weapons. Examples include fashioning a pair of gauntlets out of a car or turning a truck into a shield/surfboard.
6th Dec '17 2:16:12 PM Pichu-kun
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** Every single one of [[GameAndWatch Mr. Game & Watch's]] attacks is an outrageously over-the-top weapon, from his manhole cover to a can of bug spray to various hammers (grand total three... not including the hammer items) to cooked meat out of a frying pan and the frying pan itself to a turtle. And they're all taken from actual Game & Watch games. Mr. Game & Watch is the honest-to-god ''embodiment'' of this trope.

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** Every single one of [[GameAndWatch [[UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch Mr. Game & Watch's]] attacks is an outrageously over-the-top weapon, from his manhole cover to a can of bug spray to various hammers (grand total three... not including the hammer items) to cooked meat out of a frying pan and the frying pan itself to a turtle. And they're all taken from actual Game & Watch games. Mr. Game & Watch is the honest-to-god ''embodiment'' of this trope.
8th Nov '17 11:38:38 AM REV6Pilot
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* VideoGame/{{PaintTheTownRed}}''

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5th Nov '17 2:06:25 AM Perfectibility
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19th Aug '17 11:55:35 PM FGHIK
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*** Also, the majority of raiders and settlers, at least early on, will be armed with pipe weapons, which are improvised firearms cobbled together from junk. Fittingly, they're also the weakest class of guns in the game. They're also strangely common in the exact same configuration, especially when it's still easy to find [[RagnarokProofing working pre-war]] weapons and ammo lying around. Is it really easier to engineer a gun out of scrap pipes that doesn't [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety explode in your hand]] than to rummage through ruins for a more effective handgun?

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*** Also, the majority of raiders and settlers, at least early on, will be armed with pipe weapons, which are improvised firearms cobbled together from junk. Fittingly, they're also the weakest class of guns in the game. They're also strangely common in the exact same configuration, especially when it's still easy to find [[RagnarokProofing working pre-war]] weapons and ammo lying around. Is it really easier to engineer a gun out of scrap pipes that doesn't [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety [[HoistByHisOwnPetard explode in your hand]] than to rummage through ruins for a more effective handgun?
19th Aug '17 11:49:18 PM FGHIK
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' you can obtain schematics for [[HomemadeInventions various weapons]] to make out of the junk which litters the game's AfterTheEnd setting. These weapons themselves qualify to a degree (such as a crossbow made from a paint gun and a toy car and a flaming sword made from a lawnmower blade and a petrol tank) but the straightest example of this trope is the Rock-It-Launcher, which can fire ''anything'' you put into it as a projectile.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' you can obtain schematics for [[HomemadeInventions various weapons]] to make out of the junk which litters the game's AfterTheEnd setting. These weapons themselves qualify to a degree (such as a crossbow made from a paint gun and a toy car and a flaming sword made from a lawnmower blade and a petrol tank) but the straightest example of this trope is the Rock-It-Launcher, which can fire ''anything'' ''[[AbnormalAmmo anything]'' you put into it as a projectile.



*** Also, the majority of raiders and settlers, at least early on, will be armed with pipe weapons, which are improvised firearms cobbled together from junk. Fittingly, they're also the weakest class of guns in the game.

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*** Also, the majority of raiders and settlers, at least early on, will be armed with pipe weapons, which are improvised firearms cobbled together from junk. Fittingly, they're also the weakest class of guns in the game. They're also strangely common in the exact same configuration, especially when it's still easy to find [[RagnarokProofing working pre-war]] weapons and ammo lying around. Is it really easier to engineer a gun out of scrap pipes that doesn't [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety explode in your hand]] than to rummage through ruins for a more effective handgun?
30th Apr '17 2:22:25 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', most of Link's early weapons tend to be this. From a tree branch to a tree axe to a pitchfork to a Stal creature arm... Link can pretty much use anything that isn't nailed down as a weapon.

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* ** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', most of Link's early weapons tend to be this. From a tree branch to a tree axe to a pitchfork to a Stal creature arm... Link can pretty much use anything that isn't nailed down as a weapon.
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