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14th Sep '17 7:47:43 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack. Taken UpToEleven when [[PowerCopying Reinforce]] upgrades Fate's spell to ''Genocide'' Shift.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack. Taken UpToEleven when [[PowerCopying Reinforce]] upgrades Fate's spell to ''Genocide'' Shift.
12th Sep '17 4:29:34 AM Oflameo
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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroK'' the units Archangel, Bantha, and Detriment never stop shooting lasers when a target is near.

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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroK'' the units Archangel, Bantha, Detriment, and Detriment Scorpion never stop shooting lasers when a target is near.
11th Sep '17 11:01:35 PM Oflameo
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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroK'' the units Archangel, Bantha, and Detriment never stop shooting lasers and plasma bullets when a target is near.

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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroK'' the units Archangel, Bantha, and Detriment never stop shooting lasers and plasma bullets when a target is near.
11th Sep '17 10:57:05 PM Oflameo
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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroK'' the units Archangel, Bantha, and Detriment never stop shooting lasers and plasma bullets when a target is near.
5th Sep '17 12:06:48 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Advanced beam puzzles in the later game stages can end up looking pretty spectacular, especially in open areas with good sight lines.
3rd Sep '17 4:26:02 PM pathdoc
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* E.E. "Doc" Smith was a master at this game - by the fifth book in his epic Lensman series, the enemy is using hyperspatial tubes to suddenly pop up out of nowhere and descend upon a hapless target. The beam spam anticipated upon their emergence is so horrific that a significant proportion of the Galactic Patrol's fleet is composed of drone battleships so as to keep the casualties down - the first few ''minutes'' of the engagement cost the Patrol ONE EIGHTH of its entire fleet.
** By the end of the series, the beams have been substituted by whole planets and antimatter bombs of planetary size.
** In the prehistory of the Galactic Patrol, its ancestor the Triplanetary Patrol forms the entire fleet into a cone-shaped formation which is pointed at the enemy, at which point the beam spam basically fuses into a WaveMotionGun type discharge.
8th Aug '17 5:11:33 PM BURGINABC
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Beam spam embodies the idea that [[ZergRush quantity has a quality all its own]]. Rather than impressing the audience with a demonstration of just how powerful the WaveMotionGun is, you instead break their brains with an insane amount of energy rays spewing out of the same source. The key word here is beam SPAM. {{Roboteching}} is a frequent way of getting more lasers to fit on screen by allowing them to come out from more places than just the front of the vessel.

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Beam spam embodies the idea that [[ZergRush [[MoreDakka quantity has a quality all its own]]. Rather than impressing the audience with a demonstration of just how powerful the WaveMotionGun is, you instead break their brains with an insane amount of energy rays spewing out of the same source. The key word here is beam SPAM. {{Roboteching}} is a frequent way of getting more lasers to fit on screen by allowing them to come out from more places than just the front of the vessel.
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.
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