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14th Aug '17 12:47:39 AM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' lets you upgrade your Bow into the Nice Bow, which fires three arrows in this manner.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' lets you upgrade your Bow into the Nice Bow, which fires three arrows in this manner.manner.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has several types of Bows that can fire multiple arrows at once, indicated by the Strength value followed by "x2" or "x3" to indicate how many arrows they fire.
8th Jun '17 2:50:59 AM jormis29
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* ''[[Manga/{{Area88}} U.N. Squadron]]'' includes the Bullpup, which does an initial ''and'' exploding spread. Each shot fires a bunch of missiles in a spread, then the missiles split into more shots so it covers an even wider range.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Area88}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Area88}} U.N. Squadron]]'' includes the Bullpup, which does an initial ''and'' exploding spread. Each shot fires a bunch of missiles in a spread, then the missiles split into more shots so it covers an even wider range.
7th Jun '17 6:55:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Space Megaforce'' (aka ''SuperAleste'') has the Scatter Shot, which fires large shells that explode into small shot bursts upon contact with an enemy or structure.

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* ''Space Megaforce'' (aka ''SuperAleste'') ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') has the Scatter Shot, which fires large shells that explode into small shot bursts upon contact with an enemy or structure.
23rd Apr '17 10:24:28 AM nombretomado
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* The plasma, fusion, and anti-matter projectors in ''SwordOfTheStars'' fire a large burst of energy blasts in a cone pattern. Most effective on ships up-close. There is also a rapid-firing version of the standard [[MagneticWeapons mass driver]] that fires in bursts, as well as a similar version for dumbfire missiles.

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* The plasma, fusion, and anti-matter projectors in ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' fire a large burst of energy blasts in a cone pattern. Most effective on ships up-close. There is also a rapid-firing version of the standard [[MagneticWeapons mass driver]] that fires in bursts, as well as a similar version for dumbfire missiles.
22nd Mar '17 6:05:54 PM Getta
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See also ShotgunsAreJustBetter. Compare PinballProjectile, in which a single shot hits multiple targets.

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See also ShotgunsAreJustBetter. Compare PinballProjectile, in which a single shot hits multiple targets.
targets, and MultiDirectionalBarrage, an attack that shoots all around you.



** The Thunder Beam from the first game is '''''not''''' a SpreadShot, as the side projectiles do not move in a forward direction compared to the main projectile.

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** The Thunder Beam from the first game is '''''not''''' a SpreadShot, variant, as the side projectiles do not move in shoot up and down vertically. The Tri-Thunder of ''X5'' is a forward direction compared to carbon copy of it, with the main projectile.electric beams capable of turning into electric balls that creep on solid surfaces.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and company get a few of these too, like the Twin Slasher, Drift Diamond, and X's charged shot with the Homing Torpedo from ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' and the Hermes Armor in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8''. Even Zero gets in on the action with ''VideoGame/MegaManX4's'' Rakuhouha, ''VideoGame/MegaManX5's'' C-Flasher, ad in ''VideoGame/MegaManX6''; If you use the Overdrive Limit Part (which temporarily lets X spam fully-charged shots), Zero's Z-Buster shoots a five-way spread until it wears off.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and company get a few of these too, like the Chameleon Sting (in the remake, that is), Spinning Cutter (which also boomerangs backwards), Twin Slasher, Drift Diamond, and X's charged shot with the Homing Torpedo from ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'', Sonic Slicer in ''X2'', Goo Shaver in ''X5'', and the Hermes Armor in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8''. Even Zero gets in on the action with ''VideoGame/MegaManX4's'' Rakuhouha, ''VideoGame/MegaManX5's'' C-Flasher, ad and in ''VideoGame/MegaManX6''; If you use the Overdrive Limit Part (which temporarily lets X spam fully-charged shots), Zero's Z-Buster ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'', his Hyoroga shoots a five-way spread until it wears off.of icicles downward. X himself can do a similar thing with his Shadow Armor, shooting spreads of shurikens while hanging from the ceiling.



** ''X4's'' Aiming Laser is a variant: you first have to "lock on" enemies (up to 3) with a special crosshair, then you fire a laser to each target. Another variant is the Double Cyclone, which shoots wind orbs to your front and back.



** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' has Buckfire's [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]], and Hedgeshock's sparks from her ChargedAttack.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' has Buckfire's [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]], and Hedgeshock's sparks from her ChargedAttack. Chronoforce can also shoot a spread of icicles, but his copied form [[SecretAiMoves cannot use the move.]]
* Vile in ''Videogame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'' can acquire Cerberus Phantom, a spread of 3 lasers similar to Chameleon Sting. His Two-headed Slash cutter weapon shoots a spread of 2 large cutters.



* ''Videogame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' has Technos, one of Gunvolt's guns that shoots 2 bullets diagonally up and down which then creep along the floor and ceiling. Viper's LimitBreak also has him shooting spreads of fireballs downwards as he floats up. Gibril in the second game can also shoot a spread of metallic projectiles. Teseo can shoot a wide array of lasers, which Copen copies as his Wide Circuit weapon.



** The Snapdragon fires out short-distance flames down three lanes.

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** The Snapdragon fires out short-distance flames down three lanes. Cold Snapdragon is similar, only ice-elemental.




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* ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series has Doctor Doom's Photon Shot and its super variant Photon Array (aka "[[FingerGun DA FINGA LAZORS]]" as fans put it).



* In ''Videogame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'', Vile can acquire 2 vulcans that behave this way: Buckshot Dance (which has a limited max range) and Triple 7 (covers more distance but has higher energy cost). Triple 7 is also used in his special [[MiniMecha Ride Armor]]. His Trident Line cannon and Metal Crescent cutter weapons are variants; they'll always shoot at the 3 available angles of Vile's [[ShoulderCannon shoulder weapons]] - forward, 45 degrees up and 80 degrees up, one by one; you determine which angle the first shot will cover, then the cannon automatically fires a second shot at a different angle immediately after.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' has Rospark's thorns (usable only while on poles) and Model P's shurikens.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' has Rospark's thorns (usable only while on poles) and Model P's shurikens.kunai throw.
* ''Videogame/AzureStrikerGunvolt:'' Gunvolt's late game Orochi gun can shoot a drone that then shoots extra projectiles in a spray burst, combining it with the "exploding shot" type.




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* ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': Akuma can fire his Messatsu Gohado in 2 ways: as a spray burst of fireballs or a continuous laser. The former can do more damage than the latter if done in closer range, but its laser form's damage is more consistent.



** ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' had the VERY broken Arrow Shot.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' had the VERY broken Arrow Shot.Shot upgrade for Mega Man's charged buster.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' had the Shotgun Ice which exploded on contact, and the Chameleon Sting which started off as one projectile but split into three after half a second. ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' had the Silk Shot, a projectile similar to the Dust Crusher. ''X3'' had the Acid Burst, which functions similarly to the Salt Water mentioned above.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 2'' had the Triple Shot and Spark Shot [[PowerCopying EX Skills]], both of which split your charged shots into multiple shots upon hitting an enemy.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' had the Shotgun Ice which exploded on contact, and the Chameleon Sting which started off as one projectile but split into three after half a second.second, and Electric Spark which splits into 2 electric balls upon hitting walls. ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' had the Silk Shot, a projectile similar to the Dust Crusher. ''X3'' had the Acid Burst, which functions similarly to the Salt Water mentioned above.
above, as does Ground Fire in ''X5''. Charged Ray Splasher also works like this, as did charged Spin Wheel in the game before it, and charged Lightning Web in ''X4''. Charged Ground Hunter is a variant: you shoot a large glowing drone that shoots smaller drones upward/downward as it goes each time you press Up or Down. ''X8'' has Shining Ray, which is shot upwards and explodes like fireworks.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 2'' had the Triple Shot and Spark Shot [[PowerCopying EX Skills]], both of which split your charged shots into multiple shots upon hitting an enemy. The Blast Shot in the fourth game does a similar thing.
* ''Videogame/MegaManZX Advent'' has Thetis (Model L)'s charge shot, which shoots a chunk of ice; the ice is then cut by his spear, causing shrapnels of ice to spread outward.
* ''Videogame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'': One of Carrera's attacks has him forming a large chunk of scrap metal on his hand, then launches it forward, which explodes into small chunks of metal upon hitting the wall.
11th Mar '17 4:37:50 PM SecretStrategist
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* In ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'', blue orbs give you two, then three angled streams of projectiles.
** ''Pocky and Rocky 2'' has a power-up give Sayo this ability.

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* In ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'', ''[[VideoGame/KikiKaiKai Pocky & Rocky]]'', blue orbs give you two, then three angled streams of projectiles.
** Sayo/[[DubNameChange Pocky]]'s first power orb in ''Pocky and & Rocky 2'' has a power-up give Sayo gives her magic cards this ability.effect.
10th Mar '17 10:20:15 AM lalalei2001
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** ''Pocky and Rocky 2'' has a power-up give Sayo this ability.



* Sayo/[[DubNameChange Pocky]]'s first power orb in ''[[PockyAndRocky Pocky & Rocky 2]]'' gives her magic cards this effect.
10th Mar '17 10:00:31 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''[[VideoGame/KikiKaiKai Pocky & Rocky]]'', blue orbs give you two, then three angled streams of projectiles.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/KikiKaiKai Pocky & Rocky]]'', ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'', blue orbs give you two, then three angled streams of projectiles.
22nd Oct '16 6:33:14 AM Prfnoff
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** The red weapon in the ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' series.

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** The red weapon in the ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' series.series, which maxes out at a 7-way spread in the first game.
14th Aug '16 1:14:16 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Battle Rifle in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. Double kills in any gametype with teams and no shields were relatively common.

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* The Battle Rifle in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. Double kills in any gametype with teams and no shields were relatively common. It's been since toned down in subsequent ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games.
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