Created By: Prfnoff on December 12, 2009

Throw A Barrel At It

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The use of barrels or other large cylindrical objects as thrown weapons. Sometimes these are filled with explosives.

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  • December 12, 2009
  • December 12, 2009
    Thinks Too Much
  • December 13, 2009
    House of the Dead (AND you can shoot them in the air before they hit you too. That's gotta be one badass pistol they gave you.)
  • December 13, 2009
    • Half-Life 2 has exploding barrels as tools of law enforcement. Which is to say, trying to kill that damn protagonist in that suit before he overthrows our Orwellian dystopia. They roll them at you from the top of stairs and from the sides of a canal you're traversing. (Even later, when you're in a hovercraft.) Naturally, a key strategy is shooting the barrels before they get close enough to you to do damage.
      • Furthermore, using barrels as simple projectile weapons is an option for the player once you obtain the Gravity Gun. And a few enemies do it too: zombies that encounter a barrel between themselves and the player character will toss the barrel at him. This is an unscripted behavior, unlike the flaming barrel ambushes by the metrocops, which are all preplanned.
  • December 13, 2009
    random surfer
    Real Life: Depth Charges.
  • December 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    New Super Mario Bros Wii has them in some levels, working in the same way as the Donkey Kong Country games.

    Oh, and Super Smash Bros. Every game from Melee onwards.
  • December 13, 2009
    The Borderlands "Zombie Island of Dr ZNed" DLC introduces "Suicide Zombies" and "Tankensteins" which both carry explosive barrels in their back. If they get close enough they will throw them at you but you can shoot them beforhand.
  • December 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The Russian in The Punisher video game throws those at you. Since he is a bullet-proof Puzzle Boss, the answer is to detonate them in his hands.
  • December 13, 2009
    Red Faction: Guerilla, put a Mining Charge on a yello barrel for bigger boom. you can also put them on tiny blue ones then throw them.

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