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20th Feb '18 10:37:18 AM SAMAS
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It [[IHaveManyNames goes by many names]], but it's most commonly referred to as the Smart Bomb, since it's apparently smart enough to destroy every enemy on screen while leaving your own ship, gunbuddies, allies, and friendly structures untouched.

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It [[IHaveManyNames goes by many names]], but it's most commonly referred to as the Smart Bomb, since it's apparently smart enough to destroy every enemy on screen while leaving your own ship, gunbuddies, {{Attack Drone}}s, allies, and friendly structures untouched.
13th Jan '18 11:30:19 PM Piterpicher
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* These show up in both ''TheLostVikings'' games every now and then. Most are found in hidden areas.

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* These show up in both ''TheLostVikings'' ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'' games every now and then. Most are found in hidden areas.
6th Jan '18 12:53:33 AM wolftickets1969
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* In ''Iron Tank'', the "?" weapon wipes out all non-boss enemies on screen, and does a sizable amount of damage to bosses as well.
29th Oct '17 3:10:44 AM eroock
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-->''Use bombs wisely!''

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-->''Use ->''"Use bombs wisely!''wisely!"''
26th Aug '17 4:21:15 PM BURGINABC
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* ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'' has a strange example -- Michael has a move where he begins dancing, which somehow induces all the {{Mooks}} on the screen to dance along with him, then immediately fall over dead. Its use is limited by the way it [[CastFromHitPoints eats up half his health bar]].
26th Aug '17 4:13:15 PM BURGINABC
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-->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64]]''

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-->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64]]''
''VideoGame/StarFox64''
26th Aug '17 4:10:33 PM BURGINABC
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-->''Use bombs wisely!''
-->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64]]''
26th Aug '17 3:52:06 PM BURGINABC
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Often, but not always, overlaps with PhlebotinumBomb, which may be used as the in-universe justification for why it doesn't destroy its user or their allies. However, it doesn't have to be a bomb at all, but could just as easily be a magic spell or something else. Smart Bomb is a game-specific trope about a mechanic for clearing the screen of enemies, while Phlebotinum Bomb is a general trope about a bomb that is selective in what it will or won't damage.
8th Jun '17 2:53:35 AM jormis29
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* The SNES port of ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' / ''U.N. Squadron'' has a variety of subweapons that can be purchased and equipped prior to entering a stage. One subweapon that follows this trope is the Mega Crush, a strange, fat missile that is fired up into the air from your plane. It doesn't merely explode--it rains [[BeamSpam a wave of devastating laser fire]] [[DeathFromAbove from above]] for several seconds, thoroughly wiping out lesser enemies and knocking a modest chunk out of bosses. The catch is, of course, you have to be able to afford it first, and you can only carry one (unless you buy the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Plane]], which can carry two, presuming you have the money for them).

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* The SNES port of ''Manga/{{Area ''VideoGame/{{Area 88}}'' / ''U.N. Squadron'' has a variety of subweapons that can be purchased and equipped prior to entering a stage. One subweapon that follows this trope is the Mega Crush, a strange, fat missile that is fired up into the air from your plane. It doesn't merely explode--it rains [[BeamSpam a wave of devastating laser fire]] [[DeathFromAbove from above]] for several seconds, thoroughly wiping out lesser enemies and knocking a modest chunk out of bosses. The catch is, of course, you have to be able to afford it first, and you can only carry one (unless you buy the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Plane]], which can carry two, presuming you have the money for them).
12th May '17 4:09:18 AM Cryoclaste
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* In many of the ''{{Metroid}}'' games, you got the Power Bombs as a late-game upgrade. Their range is more than the entire screen (in both the 2D and 3D games), and you can easily get more by killing enemies (by, say, bombing). Fusion variety also has the benefit of gathering any released parasites from the destroyed enemies where the bomb was initially set for easy absorption.

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* In many of the ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, you got the Power Bombs as a late-game upgrade. Their range is more than the entire screen (in both the 2D and 3D games), and you can easily get more by killing enemies (by, say, bombing). Fusion variety also has the benefit of gathering any released parasites from the destroyed enemies where the bomb was initially set for easy absorption.
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