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7th Jul '17 1:53:12 PM Piterpicher
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* In ''BloonsTowerDefense 4'', the Sun God monkeys and the [[BuffySpeak Mega-Sun-God-Temple-Thing]] '''ARE''' this trope, especially in later levels when the game starts lagging.

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* In ''BloonsTowerDefense ''VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense 4'', the Sun God monkeys and the [[BuffySpeak Mega-Sun-God-Temple-Thing]] '''ARE''' this trope, especially in later levels when the game starts lagging.
27th May '17 3:21:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ViewtifulJoe'', the Omnipotent King Blue uses a Beam Spam as one of his various and obnoxious attacks: he throws out his staff, which lines up with Joe's HumongousMecha, and then fires off a beam to each side... while even MORE beams rain down from the heavens. You actually have the HuntThePixel between the beams to avoid the attack, and the staff can only be avoided by tricking it into attacking during a jump, so that you land lower than it.

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* In ''ViewtifulJoe'', ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', the Omnipotent King Blue uses a Beam Spam as one of his various and obnoxious attacks: he throws out his staff, which lines up with Joe's HumongousMecha, and then fires off a beam to each side... while even MORE beams rain down from the heavens. You actually have the HuntThePixel between the beams to avoid the attack, and the staff can only be avoided by tricking it into attacking during a jump, so that you land lower than it.
27th Apr '17 9:45:11 AM FuzzyBoots
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* This is referred to as the Beamer strategy in ''VideoGame/{{Stars}}'' and is considered to be particularly good against the chaff tactic.
23rd Apr '17 10:09:49 AM nombretomado
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* A viable tactic in ''SwordOfTheStars'', as beam weapons are far more accurate than projectile weapons. Fill up a Freighter Q with phasers, wait for the next pirate raid, and HilarityEnsues.

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* A viable tactic in ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', as beam weapons are far more accurate than projectile weapons. Fill up a Freighter Q with phasers, wait for the next pirate raid, and HilarityEnsues.
17th Apr '17 9:48:49 AM SovereignGFC
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' makes it quite clear that if they want to, the bigger Star Destroyers are quite capable of this even without using all their weaponry. The ''Executor''-class (the ones like Vader's ship) is specifically noted as seem to throw up "sheets" or "walls" of energy. This is often used for [[ApocalypseHow melting the face off a planet]].

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' Material from ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' makes it quite clear that if they want to, the bigger Star Destroyers are quite capable of this even without using all their weaponry. The ''Executor''-class (the ones like Vader's ship) is specifically noted as seem to throw up "sheets" or "walls" of energy. This is often used for [[ApocalypseHow melting the face off a planet]].
16th Apr '17 12:26:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[EnergyWeapon Beam weapons]] are cheap and small in the ''SpaceEmpires'' games, and are suitable for deploying en masse.

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* [[EnergyWeapon Beam weapons]] are cheap and small in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' games, and are suitable for deploying en masse.
8th Mar '17 10:11:13 AM nombretomado
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* The ''MechWarrior'' games have the alpha strike, a special emergency action that fires ''all'' the guns, regardless of type, guidance or intended range. This can mean MoreDakka, MacrossMissileMassacre, BeamSpam or any combination of the three according to what weapons the given Mech is mounting.

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* The ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' games have the alpha strike, a special emergency action that fires ''all'' the guns, regardless of type, guidance or intended range. This can mean MoreDakka, MacrossMissileMassacre, BeamSpam or any combination of the three according to what weapons the given Mech is mounting.
21st Feb '17 8:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'' the Ice Fortress anti-ballistic missile system is supposedly able to use X-ray laser spam to destroy dozens to hundreds of missiles or warheads per munition.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'' the Ice Fortress anti-ballistic missile system is supposedly able to use X-ray laser spam to destroy dozens to hundreds of missiles or warheads per munition.



*** Also regularly occurs when a battle involves the station itself. When the Klingons attack the station in one episode looking for members of the Cardassian government, Sisko warns them how many photon torpedoes he has waiting for them, then demonstrates with a few rounds of high-tech MoreDakka. When that doesn't back them off, his next order is "fire at will". Insert several minutes of mutual beam-spamming before the Klingons deploy boarding parties and the fight moves inside.

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*** Also regularly Regularly occurs when a battle involves the station itself. When the Klingons attack the station in one episode looking for members of the Cardassian government, Sisko warns them how many photon torpedoes he has waiting for them, then demonstrates with a few rounds of high-tech MoreDakka. When that doesn't back them off, his next order is "fire at will". Insert several minutes of mutual beam-spamming before the Klingons deploy boarding parties and the fight moves inside.
21st Feb '17 12:43:43 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', an item can be enchanted with a damaging "On Target" spell. Equip the newly enchanted item and select it from the magic menu. Congrats! You now have what some fans refer to as a "magic machine gun." Unlike casting a regular spell which costs magicka and requires time for a casting animation, you can launch your enchanted attack as fast as you can click the mouse/button until the item runs out of charge. Just be careful of using it on [[AttackReflector enemies with reflect]]...
5th Feb '17 10:26:36 PM superstrijder15
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**And some of the later bosses repeat this. If you are still affected by knockback whil fighting The Destroyer, prepare to get stuck in the air due to the amount of lasers he shoots.
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