Created By: Eric119 on May 12, 2011 Last Edited By: Eric119 on October 24, 2011

Rapid Fire Bonus

A video game powerup to increase your firing rate

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The rapid fire bonus is a video game powerup that removes restrictions on the rate at which your gun fires. This ability typically wears off after a short time. A common setup is that the player must press the fire button for every shot, and the Rapid Fire powerup allows you to simply hold down the fire button. In such cases, the effect of rapid fire could be achieved in its absence by a player with sufficient Button Mashing skills. In other cases, the powerup may remove One Bullet at a Time.


Examples

  • Major Stryker: Granted by collecting an "R".
  • Duke Nukem II: The flamethrower weapon always has rapid fire enabled, but a powerup enables it temporarily for other weapons.
  • Hocus Pocus: Granted by a potion.
  • Jazz Jackrabbit series: Unlike many games, there is a continuum. The more rapid fire guns you collect, the faster you shoot while holding down the fire button. You don't lose the ability unless you die.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • June 22, 2011
    Eric119
    Bumping. Feedback please.
  • June 22, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Not to be confused with a "turbo" button on the controller, which simulates Button Mashing.
  • June 23, 2011
    Arivne
    Web Games
    • Armor Games' Final Defense. You can buy Rapid Fire Upgrades that make your turret weapon fire faster. It never reaches "machine gun" speed, though.
  • June 23, 2011
    TBeholder
    please add "... Bonus". As is this looks like a redirect for More Dakka.
  • June 23, 2011
    Koveras
  • June 23, 2011
    Octagon8
    • There is a powerup in Clonk's Hazard pack with this effect.
    • The Frenzy spell in Cursed Treasure does this to all towers at once.
  • October 21, 2011
    Tambov333
    The title looks like a bonus from More Dakka, rather then enabling More Dakka.
  • October 21, 2011
    Koveras
    ^ My feelings exactly.
  • October 21, 2011
    Shnakepup
    Not sure if it counts as a "powerup", but...

    • The Call Of Duty series, in the various multiplayer modes for its games, often allows players to equip "Rapid Fire" as an attachement to certain weapons (such as SMGs), giving them a much higher rate-of-fire at the cost of accuracy.
  • October 21, 2011
    KZN02
    Laconic: Instant Awesome Just Add More Dakka
  • October 21, 2011
    Damr1990
    • Common Upgrade on the Megaman Series
  • October 21, 2011
    hevendor717
    Shooting a certain green-glowing-enemy in Links Crossbow Training makes your bow fire at an extremely fast rate, until a few dozen arrows are used up. Although it may be a downgrade, since a missed shot ends any points-granting streak of accurate hits.
  • October 24, 2011
    valbinooo
    The Rapid-fire and Flurry feats in Knights Of The Old Republic, for blasters and melee/lightsabers respectively, and can be combined with force speed to increase the number of hits per turn. Dual wielding also adds another hit. Until the feat(s) are mastered, though, it's an increase at the cost of accuracy.
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