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->''"She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two hundred dollar custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to fire this weapon, for twelve seconds."''
-->-- '''The Heavy,''' ''[[SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2 Meet the Heavy]]''

Ever since Richard Gatling's 1861 invention, the rapid-firing rotary gun has had a special place among {{BFG}}s. Because it's basically [[ChainsawGood the gun equivalent of a chainsaw]], there is an undeniable attraction to a gun which can produce high enough rates of fire to cleanly trim hedges, [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} cut down trees]], or, in the case of the [[TruthInTelevision GAU-8 Avenger]], ''saw tanks in half''.

The Gatling gun is likely to function as a significantly more powerful version of a regular machine gun, requiring hulking mountains of muscle to move them, or some kind of vehicle mount. If one gets used, you can expect it to give a nice steady buzz as it spews a constant stream of death.

Modern super-fast Gatling guns actually make a strange, deafening buzzing sound in the bass register (5000 tiny explosions per minute equals 83.3Hz, similar to the sound of a very large truck engine). Some of them, like the Phalanx anti-missile cannon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpQBZF2sZQ sound even weirder,]] because they start at a lower rate of fire and then spin up to a higher one in distinct steps (in such designs they do not actually begin spinning the barrels until it fires the first shot and they require a moment to come up to speed), giving two or more separate "notes". Instead of a DramaticGunCock, the sign that a Gatling is preparing to fire tends to be the sound of it spinning up.

A popular form of the {{BFG}} in fiction, and both a fictional and real-world way of achieving MoreDakka via EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. It may be present even if EnergyWeapons are abundant in the setting, as KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter. Usually invokes HyperspaceArsenal, as few media depict both the guns and the vast bins of ammunition they require; the ones that do, though, often resort to depicting it via an AmmunitionBackpack. See also BangBangBANG.

According to {{Website/Cracked}} ([[https://www.atf.gov/regulations-rulings/rulings/atf-rulings/atf-ruling-2004-5.html and the ATF]]), owning one of these things is [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17016_7-items-you-wont-believe-are-actually-legal_p2.html perfectly legal]] [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics in the United States.]] [[AwesomeButImpractical It's merely prohibitively expensive.]]

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A man with a Gatling gun killed several powerful villains (in fact, practically ''every villain besides himself'') early on in ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. It was an era-appropriate early model, operated with a hand crank. In the anime, he was stopped when it jammed after one of the villains stuck a poison dart in the ammo bandoleer; in the manga he simply ran out of bullets after mowing everyone down.
** The problem with the aforementioned weapon in the manga is that it looks more like a British recoil-operated Maxim gun due to the incredibly obvious barrel jacket and ammunition belt. The supposed firing crank ought to be the cocking handle, Gatling guns were fed by gravity-operated hoppers, and no Gatling gun has ever needed to be water-cooled. And to add insult to injury, this "Gatling" (as stated, more likely a Maxim) has appeared about six years before it was invented. I think this villain should actually try reading English before purchasing weapons.
*** Actually, the ammunition belt is the only problem. The earliest model Gatling guns did have their firing crank on the right side rather than behind, and they also did have barrel jackets along with a matting-type material packed around the barrels and soaked with water (this was removed in later models as it proved unnecessary).

* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', [[CombatPragmatist Lotten]] uses Gatling Ogre, with which he does a First Turn Kill.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': When Basque Grand transmutes an enormous arsenal of weapons, there's a Gatling gun somewhere in there.
* For a while, a Vulcan cannon was the primary "weapon" of Bungo Takano's "shadow dragon" Hainekuwele in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}''.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' features Gatlings all the time. The most prominent example is probably the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Heavyarms]]. Aside from the [[{{BFG}} Beam Gatling]] fitted on the arm, it also carries [[ChestBlaster a pair hidden in its chest]]. Later in the series, it gets upgraded to a double beam Gatling. In ''Endless Waltz'' it was {{retcon}}ned into having ''two'' double Gatlings, and ''four'' in the chest.
** Almost every Gundam in the series has a pair of Vulcans fitted in the head- essentially much smaller Gatlings for shooting down aircraft and missiles.
* ''{{Macross}}'' (and ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') both feature HumongousMecha scale Gatling cannons typically called Gunpods as their primary weapon for nearly all Valkyries, in various forms since inception. The Gatling cannons generally have a ''[[{{BFG}} two inch bore]]''.
* Gargomon in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' had a Gatling gun [[ArmCannon on both arms]], making him dangerous to the humans as well as the Digimon early on -- he was a bit drunk with the Champion level power.
* ''Francise/{{Zoids}}'' has the Hibilt Vulcan cannon, a massive six-barreled beam Gatling weapon. Oddly enough, the anime would often inconsistently depict it as a projectile weapon instead. There are too many Zoids that can equip it to list here, but we will mention Karl Shuvaltz in ''Chaotic Century'', who was known for having all his AceCustom units being armed with one.
* [[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Guu]] has a Gatling [[ArmCannon gun arm]].
* In episode 21 of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' when Oboro Kashiwagi the otherwise ordinary secretary lays eyes on a life sized doll of herself, her response is to whip a ''minigun'' out of nowhere and shoot it to dust.
* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' has large tanks that have stupidly large six-barreled rotary cannons in place of the main gun. And the monstrous mobile gun platforms have ''four'' of the same. Each.
* Chao's robot army in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' used these against Mahora's mage army. They were loaded with bullets that could send the victim into a future in which they'd already lost without any possible defense aside from dodging as a functional OneHitKill.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', new character "Blood Splatterer" Coriboo is seen wielding a hand-held crank-operated one. Probably how he got the nickname.
** His brother Caribou also carries one inside of him.
* One villain from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' wields one in "The Hunt for Greenback Jane"/"Roanapur Freak Show".
* The first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie featured Unit 01 with a ''[[http://img.youtube.com/vi/R110lcX_hnw/0.jpg huge gatling gun]]''. Eva-scale. With [[SpentShellsShower spent casings]] that crush cars underneath them.
* The titular [[HumongousMecha Exaxxion mecha]] from ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' subverts this by making a trio of 88 mm Gatling cannons the SMALLEST weapon on the entire mech.
* Milly Thompson of ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' carries a semiautomatic version that fires expanding projectiles with enough force to knock over whatever they hit, including armored trucks.
** Monev the Gale uses a pair of wrist-mounted Gatlings powerful enough to tear through buildings, then switches to an even larger one that can destroy a bank vault.
* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' has Arnage, whose Divider is [[http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7439/1288308301596.jpg a pair of Gatling guns strapped together which she easily wields with one hand]].
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', Batou uses a Gatling in the style of "Ol' Painless" from ''Predator'' during an invasion of Section 9's headquarters by a military wet team.
* Tenaka from ''Manga/BlackButler'' has one of these in the '''kitchen'''!
* Aging in the 2002 arc of Baccano! has a modified mini-gun that she wields one-handed in combination with an over-sized Gurkha Knife in her other hand, much to the shock of her associates. To be fair, they often her compare her to the Terminator.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlvLpYoUUfc&t=3m47s "O Thunder"]] is a pair of retractable Gatling {{arm cannon}}s.
* The Gatling Missile from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
* In the ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' anime, Black★Rock Shooter uses one at several points. At one point, Insane BRS and [[spoiler: Mato transformed into BRS]] ''duel each other'' using gatling guns, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome it is just as awesome as it sounds.]]
* ''Anime/LastExile'''s Silvana has six hidden rotary cannons behind the forward armor plates. They tend to [[CurbStompBattle end battles swiftly]].
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [=BG9=]'s Quincy Cross manifests as a Gatling Gun, though Sui-Feng destroys it before he has a chance to fire it.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Rocket Racoon's preferred weapon in the recent ''Annihilation: Conquest'' miniseries and new ''ComicBook/{{Guardians of the Galaxy}}'' ongoing is a Gatling gun bigger than he is. Opinions are divided on whether to call it proof of [[SuperStrength super-Procyon strength]] on Rocket's part or chalk it up to RuleOfCool.
* Comicbook/WarMachine typically [[ShoulderCannon carries one of these on his left shoulder]]. With his current ability to integrate external technology into his armor, he can (and often does) add more.
* Minor MarvelUniverse villain Gattling wears a battle suit with twin Gatling-style machine guns mounted on each forearm. Yes, he's a villain created in the '90s.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' was once faced with old wild west Gatling guns in the episode ''The Treasure of the Daltons''. Fortunately for him, the bandits firing them all graduated from the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and the only casualty was TheCavalry's trumpet.
* ThePunisher foe Rapido has a Gatling ArmCannon.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In the ''Stargate SG-1''/''X-COM: UFO Defense'' crossover ''[[{{XSGCOM}} XSGCOM: Goa'Uld Defence]]'', the Tau'ri make a Gatling staff weapon.
* [[FanFic/ToyHammer A Warhammer 40,000 fanfic]] has the main character and his allies [[MoreDakka create a literal wall]] of Gatling guns ([[ShoutOut shouting out]] to ''Modern Warfare 2'' while they were at it) as the first stage of their counterattack against a charging horde of daemons.
* ''Fanfic/AndIfThatDontWork'', an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] FanFic, has a Texas arms manufacturer come up with a Gatling railgun.
* ''TheLifeOfTheLegendaries'' features 20 mm Gatling guns in the relatively mundane but vital role of point-defense.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise:
** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. And it was reported that Schwarzenegger was the only man on the set strong enough to carry it on his own.
** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''. The T-600s robots have Gatling guns attached to their arms.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' features a helicopter-mounted minigun, which is one of the few weapons that fires too fast for the Agents to dodge.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' features the famous GE M134 minigun "Ol' Painless" wielded by former Navy SEAL, former Pro Wrestler and later Minnesota Governor Wrestling/JesseVentura, and was the first handheld minigun ever to be used on film (or in any fiction for that matter). The actors firing that thing had to be braced just offscreen, lest the recoil knock them on their ass. And that was just firing ''blanks''. They also had to connect it to an external power source offscreen, via a wire that went down his pants. Jesse himself has stated that while the gun was suspended from an offscreen crane in early takes, later he actually managed to fire it without. According to him: "You just had to grit your teeth and hold on. It's like firing a chainsaw. It's fucking ridiculous. Why the fuck would anyone want to use something like that?"
* ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' has a scene where a 20mm Vulcan cannon in a [[AntiAir Phalanx mounting]] on the [=USS=] ''John C. Stennis'' is used in an attempt to defend the ship from a missile attack.
* A criminal uses one in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', [[ShootingSuperman to no effect]].
* The BigBad's suit in ''Film/IronMan1'' has, in addition to a rocket launcher, a huge wrist-mounted Gatling gun.
** In ''Film/IronMan2'' the War Machine armor also sports a Gatling gun, which Rhodes uses to great effect against the Hammeroids.
*** Unlike in the comics, the movie's Gatling gun defaults over the right shoulder. However, it is mounted on a flexible arm which is then mounted on a sliding rail, enabling it to shoot in any direction, including behind him while flying.
* In the epilogue of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'''s latter film, ''Film/PlanetTerror'', Cherry Darling has replaced her rifle-leg with a minigun. There's also a motorbike-mounted chaingun in the ''Film/{{Machete}}'' trailer. (Apparently the same prop.)
* All robots seem to have rotary guns in the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie. Including ones made from mobile phones. In the first movie, you also see the famous A-10 firing its GAU-8 Avenger at Scorponok. This was a rare moment of pyrotechnic understatement for Michael Bay. A burst from an Avenger gun is less of a line of pew-pews as seen in the movie, and more like God throwing a fistful of bullets with all his might.
* The 2007 remake of ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'' features a hand-cranked Gatling gun.
* One of the more awesome scenes in ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' involved one of the MH-6 Little Bird helicopters obliterating a group of Somali RPG gunners using mounted miniguns.
* In ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', the Japanese government purchases a battery of Civil War-era Gatling Guns from the United States. These weapons quickly and efficiently wipe out the remnants of the Samurai during their final DesperationAttack.
* During a car scene in ''Film/LastActionHero'' a door on a van suddenly opens, and a goon steps out with a mounted short-barreled minigun and proceeds to fire it at Arnie's car. Which remains untouched, but the premise of the movie means this actually makes sense.
* The first car chase in ''Film/BatmanForever'': The Batmobile is chased by a pair of '50 Buick Roadmasters, each with two miniguns mounted on the hood. Not that they ever reach real Gatling fire rates, let alone do any halfway realistic damage to anything.
** The 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'', where the Batwing had twin Gatling guns, used to [[ATeamFiring completely fail to hit]] SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Bruce Wayne conducts a ballistics test using a Gatling Gun with a different kind of bullet in each barrel. There is absolutely no reason to have this other than RuleOfCool and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney - which entirely fits Wayne's persona.
* ''Film/TheWarWagon'' (1967). Western starring Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/KirkDouglas, who plan to rob an armored stagecoach (owned by a villainous LandBaron) that is armed with a turret-mounted Gatling gun. Since the wagon effectively amounted to a horse-drawn tank the InvulnerableHorses trope had to be in full effect as well.
* The 1983 movie ''Film/BlueThunder'' features a modified Aérospatiale SA-341G Gazelle helicopter with a 20mm Gatling cannon mounted in a turret attached to the nose. This cannon has such a high rate of fire that, during the movie, it is used to saw a police cruiser in half to [[GunshipRescue facilitate the escape]] of the hero's girlfriend. To provide sufficient drama, the [[spoiler:turret gets disabled by a surprise attack to set up the FinalBattle]].
* Guess what's bolted to the port side of [[CoolCar that black truck]] in ''Film/TangoAndCash''. Right, a 20mm Gatling.
* In the Creator/ClintEastwood vehicle ''TheOutlawJoseyWales'' the Redlegs used Gatlings mounted on the back of a wagon [[spoiler:to kill all the bushwhackers that had just surrendered to them and turned their own guns in]]
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' features a suit of PoweredArmor with a Gatling gun built around the right forearm. It suffers from a somber rate of fire and [[HyperspaceArsenal gates in ammo]] from the ''Dakkaverse''.
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', as Carl hands out a variety of standard [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]-killing weapons, Van Helsing notices a prototype Gatling Gun being tested elsewhere in the room and quips 'Why can't I have one of those?'
* In ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv48CEAyDfA Nemesis]] uses one as his main gun for half his screen time. According to the effects crew the barrel was cut to about 9 inches, a "elbow box" added to the back then geared it to half the firing rate, plus they used live ammo.
* Spoofed in ''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On up the Khyber Pass]]''. The heroes turn a hand-cranked Gatling-type on the horde of rampaging Burpers, only for it to play music instead. They open the drum magazine [[RuleOfFunny to discover a gramophone record]].
* ''Film/KickAss'' features a suit of PowerArmor with Gatling guns built into each arm.
* The Rojos in ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' steal a shipment of gold by posing as American soldiers, using the Hand-cranked Gatling Gun the real soldiers they'd already ambushed and killed had brought along.
* There seems to be a pattern of Machine Gun use by villains in {{Spaghetti Western}}s. In ''The Grand Duel,'' The Saxons use a water-cooled machine gun against a group of settlers sitting on a silver claim.
* The [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon long-nine bow cannons]] on the ''Flying Dutchman'' in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' had three rotating barrels.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', the moles are seen riding on bats mounted with civil war-style Gatling guns. In addition, Rattlesnake Jake has a Gatling gun [[ArmCannon where his rattle should be.]]
* In ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'', the Colonel's gang had at least two miniature Gatling guns they used against the horde of ninjas.
* In ''Film/DeathRace'', four out of the ten cars present in the film have rotary guns - most M134 miniguns, but one has two M61 Vulcans.
* Jonah uses a small, man-portable Gatling gun at several points during ''Film/JonahHex''.
* The SWCC gunners in ''Film/ActOfValor'' were not only firing real-life miniguns from their boats during the GunshipRescue, they were firing ''live ammunition''. That ripping sound they made as they fired was the actual weapon itself being fired with live ammunition.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' - Ma-Ma proves she really isn't screwing around when she has ''three'' massive gatling guns unload on Judge Dredd and his rookie partner. The combined firepower absolutely shreds an entire floor of the complex they're fighting through, along with dozens of bystanders, in one of the messiest scenes of a gorn-packed movie. Dredd and Anderson only survive by blowing a wall open with an explosive round.
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', the soldiers at Meinhard's weapons factory use Gatling guns with the big Broadwell drums to shoot at Holmes and his crew as they flee.
* The fourth ''Film/{{Tremors}}'' sequel ends with Hiram gleefully firing off a large gatling gun he's just been given, though it's just for fun as all the Graboids are already dead. In the third film, his descendant Burt uses an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the back of a truck to wipe out a pack of Shriekers.
* The original models used by the U.S. Calvary [[spoiler:to kill the charging Comanches]] in ''Film/TheLoneRanger''.
* Darko uses a gatling gun to try and blast Guerrero out of the saloon in ''Film/DeadInTombstone''.
* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the Prototype Sentinel’s primary weapons are wrist-mounted gatling guns.
* ''Film/SplitSecond'': The {{BFG}}s that Stone and Durkin bring along to the final fight are rotary-cannon [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter "assault shotguns"]].
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', gatling gun rounds cannot harm Kryptonians, but they are powerful enough to knock them down.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* "Reason" of ''Literature/SnowCrash'' ("I told you they'd listen to Reason") is a ridiculously powerful rotary rail gun that fires small fragments of depleted uranium. To drive the point home, at a certain point in the story the main character [[spoiler:gets in a fight with two Phalanx CIWS carrier-mounted 20mm Vulcan guns.]] Reason wins.
* In the novelization of ''{{Rambo}}: First Blood Part II'', one of these guns shows up on a helicopter. Every fourth bullet is a tracer bullet, leaving a column of fire from the weapon's mouth, leading to the weapon's nickname of "The Dragon", which is TruthInTelevision.
* In the ''Armageddon Trilogy'' by RobertRankin, this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d with a running gag that characters going into a fight say they wish they had 'an amazing rotary machine gun like Blaine had in Predator'. This exact phrase is used consistently until [[ElvisImpersonator Elvis]] correctly identifies it as the M134 General Electric mini-gun.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. ''Small Favor.'' Hendricks, on the helicopter, with the Gatling gun. Which happens to be blasting ''The Ride of the Valkyries''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome While being piloted by an actual Valkyrie.]] Let it never be said that a Chooser of the Slain doesn't know [[BigDamnHeroes how to make an entrance]].
* The {{Western}} series ''Gatling'' by Jack Slade had as its hero an operative for the Maxim Gun Company named Gatling. The series hook was that the title character used period automatic weapons, including Gatling guns.
* Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/PaladinOfShadows Unto the Breach]]'' features the Dragon, a modified [[ReportingNames Hind]] helicopter equipped with quad Gatling guns. Another Hind owned by the Kildar uses the more conventional miniguns to port and starboard for defense when used as a troop transport.
* The ''HellsGate'' series by DavidWeber gives us the Yerthak Pedestal Gun, a naval weapon designed to destroy torpedo boats and hastily converted by the Fort Salby garrison into makeshift anti-aircraft guns. They are four to six barreled ''Gatling Cannons'' that come in one-point-five-inch and two-point-five-inch calibers capable of firing shrapnel rounds, high-explosive or solid ammunition. They're used to shoot down dragons.
* The titular mercenaries in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' novels use revolving energy guns called "Tribarrels". Even though they don't fire projectiles the point is the same: three rotating barrels to avoid overheating.
* Mentioned in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series where variants of the Gatling Gun were used for anti-missile defense until they were quickly replaced by newer Laser Clusters. They are still used by some second- and third-rate powers like the Silesian Confederacy[[spoiler: and the Solarian League.]]
* Subverted in ''Literature/StoneKing''. The narrator, Saionji, specializes in the use of a mecha-scaled gatling gun, but is rarely able to use it effectively in combat.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MythBusters'' used a Gatling gun as the last stage of the "shooting fish in a barrel" analogy. They busted out a privately owned minigun and unleashed it on the barrel; by the time it was over, the barrel was in a million pieces and there was more lead in the fish than fish.
** They also used the minigun on at least two other occasions: Once, to see if incendiary rounds could blow up a gas tank (busted), see if you could chop down a tree with bullets (confirmed, it even caught on fire) and blow up a propane tank (confirmed).
* The penultimate episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqSX3rEuUxg#t=4m14s scene of a Wraith being strafed]] by an A-10. Also, ''The Daedalus Variations'' showed us that the Tau'ri ship-mounted railguns are Gatlings.
* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. Hitman Roger Loccoco has a car with a Gatling gun firing from the trunk, and twin machine-guns between the headlights.
* G3-X from ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' has the handheld [[{{BFG}} GX-05 Cerberus]], which is utilized as a FinishingMove.
** [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze]] has one attached to his ''leg'' and can combine it with [[MacrossMissileMassacre Launcher Switch]] for more firepower.
* The Giga Streamer from ''Series/TokkeiWinspector'' is a handheld energy Gatling Gun. Recoil and vibration makes it impossible to use effectively without the user wearing a [[PoweredArmor Crash Tector suit]] -- and it has a steep learning curve.
* In one episode of ''Series/SonsOfGuns'', Will is challenged to build an electric Gatling ''shotgun''. The initial attempt fails. Miserably. Changing gears, they take 3 stock semi-auto Saiga shotguns off the shelf and mount them in the reconstructed remains of the Gatling unit. It works well enough that the customer buys the result.
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'''s assault bots are armed with ''six'' Gauss Gatling guns, each firing guided rounds.
* ''PowerRangers'': The [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Red Battlezord]] has Gatling laser cannons [[ArmCannon built into its arms]]. One of the [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Rescue Megazord's]] guns is a huge laser Gatling gun (the other was an equally enormous [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]). The [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Delta Megazord]] has Gatling gun hands. The [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Supertrain Megazord]] is armed with a Gatling ''missile launcher''.
* Gabrielle's descendant used one in [[XenaWarriorPrincess "The Xena Scrolls]].
* Used in an elimination challenge during Season 3 of ''TopShot''; the goal was to cut through a group of telephone poles.
* ''DeadliestWarrior'' season 3 has UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt vs. LawrenceOfArabia, and one of Roosevelt's weapons was a hand-cranked Gatling gun.
* A flash-forward in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Babylon Squared" showed Garibaldi wielding a [[{{BFG}} Gatling-style PPG cannon]] against unseen attackers.
* ''Series/PawnStars'' had a segment where they test fired and (and then tried to buy) a 37mm Hotchkiss Revolving cannon. The projectiles alone weighed one pound apiece.
* In the 1989 miniseries adaptation of ''Brotherhood of the Rose'' the Jet Ranger used to patrol the sanctuary for retired spies had a gatling mounted on the nose for no apparent reason other than RuleOfCool, as it's not exactly unobtrusive (the helicopter in the book did ''not'' have mounted machine guns). Said coolness was ruined anyway by the barrels [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning not spinning when it fired]].
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[[folder:Manhwa]]
* Novic from ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}'' carries around a Gatling gun. He doesn't seem to have any trouble firing it from the hip.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/TheProtomen present Proto Man and VideoGame/MegaMan with Gatling guns for arms in artwork and live performances, as opposed to the plasma cannons they have in the games.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', the T-850 is using a gatling gun in the ball saver animation.
* The Gatling Pea you buy from Crazy Dave in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball'' has this effect.
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[[folder:Play By Post Games]]
* In the ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', the character Heavy specializes in this type of weapon. Elite Agent Minerva also used one after her Fire Hammer was downed by her brother Oswald.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' loves these, from the "assault cannon" on Space Marine Terminators and Dreadnoughts, the Tau's EnergyWeapon Burst Cannon, through the tank-shredding Vulcan Mega Bolter and Gatling Blaster, and right up to the Imperator Titan's Hellstorm cannon -- a Gatling EnergyWeapon ''the size of a skyscraper''.
* ''{{TabletopGame/BattleTech}}'' commonly depicts many machine guns and Auto Cannons as rotary-style guns, and recently introduced the separate Rotary Auto Cannon as its own class of weapon.
** To wit, rotary autocannons can achieve rates of fire up to six times that of "standard" models (and still three times that of an ultra autocannon on double-tap). This comes with an accompanying increase in ammo expenditure and heat buildup and a likewise increasing risk of a temporary jam that needs to be cleared by the [=MechWarrior=] or vehicle crew before the weapon can fire again (and renders it explosive until that is done); they also have a shorter effective ''range'' than most comparable autocannons of other types. Still, the RAC/5 in particular has practically become the [=BattleTech=] universe's iconic incarnation of MoreDakka.
* Many mecha and vehicles in ''{{Rifts}}'' are adopting [[RuleOfCool rotary railguns]] as antipersonnel weapons.
* ''Tabletopgame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has, in addition to its more ordinary miniguns, a vehicle mounted weapon called the "Victory Rotary Assault Cannon", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a rotary gun that fires artillery rounds.
* The evil rat-like Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battle'', ever on the cutting edge of technological development, have Gatling guns. Naturally, they're called ratling guns.
* ''{{GURPS}}'': Ultratech has Gatling versions of everything which are at the low end of the high power weapons but have four times the rate of fire and about twice as many shots.
* ''{{Gammarauders}}'', a game about giant mutant cyborg animals fighting in the radioactive wastes after an apocalyptic nuclear war, features the Macrotechnic Popgun, so called because though it is of little use against the bioborgs it can still waste a lot of regular human soldiers, called popcorn because the bioborgs eat them like snacks.
* [[IronKingdoms Warmachine]] has two warjacks wielding Gatling guns, both part of Cygnar's armies. The first is the [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cygnar/warjacks/sentinel Sentinel]], a light warjack sporting a Gatling gun for its right arm and a shield on its left and second is its bigger brother, the [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cygnar/warjacks/cyclone Cyclone]] heavy warjack. Cygnar also have [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cygnar/units/trencher-chain-gun-crew chaingun teams among their ground troops.]]
* Gatling guns exist in NewHorizon. They're quite powerful, but extremely expensive.
* Just one of the many weapons employed by the Jammers in ''TabletopGame/FengShui''. Subtle, these guys are not.
* ''{{Deadlands}}'' has not only traditional Gatling guns, but also Gatling pistols, Gatling rifles, and Gatling shotguns.
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s summer wave sets of 2007 came with Cordak Revolving Blasters, possibly the most realistic looking guns of the entire line.
* Not unsurprisingly, Gatling guns show up in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' lineup, including on such vehicles as the Rattler and the Thunder Machine. One of the original members of the 1982 Joe team, Rock 'n' Roll, traded his M-60 machine gun for a pair of handheld, backpack-fed dual Gatlings when he got a new figure in 1989.
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* Vladof, manufacturer of the weapons marked by a high fire rate in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', is characterized by its rotary barrels. This includes assault rifles, handguns, rocket launchers, and even sniper rifles. Of note is that Vladof barrels can be found on guns by other manufacturers, with the gimmick of that other manufacturer intact. The Dahl version of the minigun assault rifle, for instance, fires a three-round burst ''from every barrel'' when aimed down sights. The Torgue version of the same, the Spitter, is essentially a gatling rocket launcher, and is invariably the assault rifle with the highest DPS despite is weird fluctuating rate of fire. An Anarchist pistol (a Vladof pistol with a Vladof barrel) typically fires a fair bit faster than the average SMG, and is only rivaled by assault rifles made by, again, Vladof.
* The Terran Republic in ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'' specialize in gatling goodness. They have handheld "Mini-Chaingun" with a ridiculous rate of fire and damage-per-second. The TR's [[FutureCopter Mosquito]] "[[MeaningfulName Banshee]]" nosegun fires 14mm [[AntiInfantry high-explosive shells]] from a gatling gun, while its "M18 Rotary" fires armor-piercing AntiAir shells. Their anti-vehicle ground weapon is the 30mm "Vulcan" which [[AntiArmor murderizes vehicles]] at close range but suffers from {{Painfully Slow Projectile}}s and a large cone-of-fire. Thee [[WeaponOfPeace Liberator]] gunship's default bellygun, the "Shredder", is made of four separate 30mm gatling guns linked together.
* The pioneers of {{First Person Shooter}}s, ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', used these, the former as the player character's most powerful weapon, and the latter as his default automatic weapon. It's also used by bosses, Hans/Gretel Grosse and [[StupidJetPackHitler Hitler]] in the former, and Spider Mastermind in the latter. It's become a standard weapon in First Person Shooter games since.
** ''ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' has a Gatling-like gun, the Venom, that charges for a bit before opening fire. And if an enemy (except [[DemonicSpiders the really strong ones]]) takes too many bullets, it explodes into LudicrousGibs.
* ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' features the "chaingun", a Gatling gun which is one of few examples of this trope played straight in games. It has very high damage output and ''tremendous'' rate of fire, high enough to mince most enemies in a blink of an eye and deplete all player's bullets within few seconds of continuous firing.
* ''VideoGame/{{Outlaws}}'', the Wild West Themed FPS from the good old days of Lucasarts, had a Gatling gun as a weapons. Due to it being mounted on a tripod, you had to be stationary to use it.
* Though all the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' games have a minigun in one form or another, the ''VideoGame/BallisticWeapons'' mod of ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' adds a realistic minigun with variable rate of fire: it can fire single shots, 900 RPM, 1800 RPM or 3600 RPM. A short burst can tear the target in two but it has a beastly recoil when firing at full auto. It even has a tripod mount which can be deployed to become a stationary turret with no recoil - quite useful in team games. Oh, and it has enough ammo to score at least 50 frags if you conserve it.
** Speaking of ''Unreal'', the Pulse Gun in ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' goes with this as well, having six barrels that rotate at a high rate whenever it's fired.
** The Arkon Weapons mod has the Fusion Gatling Gun, a three-barrelled monstrosity that fires a ludicrously high number of bullets and is almost impossible to survive for more than a fraction of a second. It's balanced by large recoil and less than stellar precision.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' makes fair use of these. The FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' had mini-Gatling armed foot soldier for both [=GDI=] and Nod, with a few more scattered here or there on various weapons. In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Yuri's Revenge]]'' Gatlings became their own weapon, and fired a steady stream of bullets that sped up the longer the gun fired on a single target (or another nearby). These were later given to the Chinese in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''. One of the Chinese subfactions in ''Zero Hour'' gives them to the standard infantry, making them incredibly powerful.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' continues the proud tradition of gatling weapons, now in the hands of the Forgotten mercenaries. GDI also had gatling weapons mounted on the Hammerhead gunship in the ''Kane's Wrath'' expansion.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' occasionally features the absurd hand-held minigun.
* Heavy Weapons Guy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' one-ups this by lugging around something resembling a dismounted GAU-8. Known simply as [[ICallItVera Sasha]], this minigun [[DescriptionPorn weighs over 300 pounds and fires $200 rounds ten thousand times a minute]] ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation except in gameplay, when its fire rate drops to 2,400 rounds a minute]]). In-game, the weapon technically has the same fire rate as the Sniper's sub-machine gun, but fires fours rounds at a time (yet only expands one unit of ammunition). One of his alts, the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Brass Beast]], is a more literal old fashioned gatling gun. It deals even [[MightyGlacier higher damage, but makes you even slower]] while spun up. The Engineers Sentry Gun sports dual miniguns after the first upgrade.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', one of the most powerful enemies is J.J, a huge guy with a belt-fed minigun, a later-stage counterpart to Dr. Salvador, the earlier "huge guy with a chainsaw." Lucky for you, it takes an obscene amount of time for him to spool up the barrels, fires it without much regard as to your location, and stops shooting as soon as a bullet connects with you. He also tends to appear in places with extremely convenient cover.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis 3]]'' featured an unlockable Gatling gun. In the second game (aside from the first [=PS1=] version), it was available in the easy mode.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', you can unlock a Gatling gun for Chris once you fully upgrade the first machinegun. It comes with a huge vision-obscuring backpack and Chris can't move as fast while equipped with it, but after a brief moment to spin it up, he can give everything in his path a dose of hot lead, and the backpack is bulletproof.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Desperados}}'', two characters can operate Gatling guns, and one of them is strong enough to carry them around, allowing you to clear an entire level of enemies with careful use of your ammo.
* An alien "chaingun" appears in ''PerfectDark''. It's got [[ChainsawGood sharp edges]] too.
* ''VideoGame/CosmicBreak'' has three well-known weapons: Large Gatling, Buster Gatling and a Bazooka Gatling.
* Vulcan Raven from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' wields not only a full sized M61 Vulcan cannon, but he also carries its ammunition drum on his back. Though notably not any kind of power source. The titular model of Metal Gear is armed with twin Vulcan cannons for surface-to-air defense.
* ''UniverseAtWar'' has the minigun-wielding Colonel Moore as a hero.
* Maya Schroedinger of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' manages to keep a Gatling gun [[VictoriasSecretCompartment hidden under her skirts]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Barret has a Gatling gun built into his arm.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', one of [=KOS-MOS=]' signature weapons is a triple set of tri-barreled Gatlings, that she could carry one-handed.
* ''MakaiKingdom'' has Gatling guns as equippable weapons.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', one of Rozalin's special attacks was pulling a Gatling out of {{Hammerspace}} and opening up.
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' can use a rotary gun while running and not lose any accuracy. The Arachnoid enemies also have an ArmCannon version. In SeriousSam II, one of the enemies carries a minigun too. The laser gun, while not being a rotary cannon (it has four barrels, but they don't spin), is also mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual by NETRICSA]] to work on the same general principle to prevent overheating.
* One of the purchasable weapons in ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' is an M134 Minigun.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', when Kyosuke Nanbu findshis SuperPrototype Alt Eisen wasn't super enough for the battles ahead, he gets it upgraded to the Alt Eisen Riese. Among the upgrades is to replace the tri-barreled Autocannon on the right arm with a Gatling gun, which is misnamed as a Chaingun in the original Japanese text and in the English localization.
** Suzuka from ''[[EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'' controls the Jyaki-GUN-Oh (Devil Gun King), which carries eight Gatling guns.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games have several models of personal-scale Gatling-style guns. Most playthroughs of the first game have the player first encountering them in the hands of eight-foot-tall, muscle-bound Super Mutants. The series also features the Gatling Laser Gun, and a Gauss minigun (''Fallout Tactics'' only).
* The relatively obscure FPS games ''Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter'' and ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'' both feature assault rifles with 6 rotary barrels. This doesn't seem to be so much for practical functionality as it is for RuleOfCool.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' featured the Warthog, which was essentially a jeep with a Gatling gun mounted on the back. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the player could fire a stationary turret-version of the gun, and then [[RemovableTurretGun rip]] ''that'' gun off its stand and carry it.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'', Max's final pistol/machinegun-type weapon is the Last Resort, which is a short-barreled Gatling gun that is wielded one-handed. Also, [[RobotBuddy Steve's]] Machine Gun Arm attachment is an enormous Gatling gun, wider and longer than Max himself.
* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', the player gets to use the 25mm GAU-12 Equalizer and a [=M134=] Minigun in different stages. When you do, you can tell the developers were ''not'' scaling back the rate of fire. In-game cars take multiple bullets [[MadeOfExplodium to blow up]]. This particular Gat'ler accomplishes this goal nigh-instantly.
* ''Modern Warfare 2'' follows after Call of Duty 4 by giving you several instances where you can use a Minigun with incredible effectiveness. You can cut apart concrete monuments while taking out SAM sites; that's just how many bullets you're shooting with these things. Unlike the ''[=CoD4=]'' Gatlings, there's no heat buildup to account for, so you can fire the Minigun for as long as you're in control of it.
* During the gulag escape in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', you wield a man-portable minigun with the rather appropriate name of "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Death Machine]]." It makes short work of the guards, though the relatively limited ammunition supply means that you don't get to use it for all that long. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 The sequel]] has rotary guns all over the place, from aircrafts to drones and land vehicles, and even man-portable versions of both the above minigun and a new "Death Machine" based on the even bigger .50-cal GAU-19/A. Notably, they make exactly the loud buzz they make in real life.
** It also appears from care packages in Multiplayer, but with about half as much ammo, preventing it from being a GameBreaker.
** In most of the VideoGame/NaziZombies maps, there is a way to get the Death Machine. And it has [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]].
* The ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series has Gatlings mounted on many of the aircraft.
** A cutscene in ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 5|TheUnsungWar}}'' prominently features a CIWS mount on the ONS Kestrel shooting at a missile.
* The Standard Weapons of the B, I, and M Gears in ''AceOnline'' include rotating-barreled '''energy weapons''' like the Bate, the Jin/Demon Hunter, and the Sprint ''(which incidentally resemble actual Gatling guns)''.
* The fighter you fly in ''VideoGame/AfterBurner'' was based on the F-14 Tomcat, complete with M61 Vulcan cannon.
* The first ''VideoGame/XCom'' game has the multi-barreled Autocannon, a decent early game heavy weapon.
* The titular tanks of the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' games use side-mounted Gatling guns as their primary anti-infantry weapon. Many other vehicles in the series use similar weapons.
* In the popular ''Franchise/JamesBond'' game ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', the PC version features a portable minigun, although it has been created by the weapons lab of the evil Phoenix group, as some sort of explanation of how someone could carry it. In both the console and PC versions you can acquire a remote-controlled briefcase that unfolds into a minigun.
* In ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' game ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'', the player controls the helicopter's minigun for a level.
* ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'''s ExpansionPack, ''The Core Contingency'', added Gatling artillery emplacements to each side. They wiped out your power reserves in a matter of seconds, but could erase an enemy base even faster.
* ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander''. The Cybrans have the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7shvfQrz3fY Scathis Experimental Mobile Rapid-Fire Artillery]] which costs an arm and a leg to build and fire and has a large spread but if you can make one lay down constant suppressive fire on the enemy base (provided you can get into range), they are dead. The expansion ''Forged Alliance'' makes it even better: the Scathis had it's maximum range removed. That's right, it now can fire across the whole map. Too bad it has such a low damage that two heavy shields can hold off a single Scathis indefinitely.
* In ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore For Answer'', one can mount hand or back mounted gatlings onto your AC. Also GA's arms fort great wall, possessing two sets of two Gatlings the size of aircraft carriers.
* In ''RiseOfLegends'', the Vinci hero Lenora rides a flying machine with a massive Gatling gun mounted on the bottom. It's not nearly effective as it should be.
* ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'' has turret-mounted miniguns placed around most military bases. The player can actually pull them off and use them like a normal gun, but with some disadvantages--slower movement, no jumping or acrobatics, and no switching weapons. These are worth it, though, as any enemy will fall to a minigun in less than a second, and is quite capable of destroying hundred-meter radio masts in less than five.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'', where the mass driver, described as "the modern-day equivalent of the ancient Gatling gun," has only an average rate of fire and its shots travel far slower than the standard FrickinLaserBeams, which also have the advantage of being primary weapons.
** ''Escape Velocity: Nova'''s chaingun follows the trope straight, however, with a fire rate (while firing, as it fires in bursts of 20) of 1800 rounds per minute (the maximum allowed by the game per gun). Additionally, it has a longer range and tends to deal more damage than medium-range blasters (and can out-damage the heavy blasters).
* In the game ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'', your remote-controlled cyborg agents will end up carting these around as their primary weapon after a while. In fact, because of ammo issues, they'll be carrying several. [[HyperspaceArsenal Each]].
* The Gatling Gun is one of the strongest weapons in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. Unlike the Machine Gun, it's strong enough to even tear up armored units.
* The first ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' game, on the {{Nintendo 64}}, has a realistic-looking minigun in its arsenal (though with a pathetic rate of fire). The sequel ''Turok 2'' takes this trope up a notch with the Firestorm Cannon, essentially a minigun version of a ''plasma gun'' with [[BangBangBANG awesome noise]]. Needless to say, it's one of the best weapons.
** ''Turok: Evolution'' took it to a more ridiculous level. Instead of being three or so spinning barrels, its three spinning groups of six barrels each (which also spin). And it mulches dinosaurs like nobody's business.
* Although the quad, tri-barrel mass drivers of the ''Vengeance''-class frigate in ''StarWars: EmpireAtWar: Forces of Corruption'' don't actually spin in-game, the layout of the barrels hints at them doing so, thus making them ship-mounted [[MoreDakka bullet spam]] cannons that ignore shields.
* Like their film counterparts, the T-600s in the game of ''TerminatorSalvation'' carry these as standard. At a few points, you can find mounted ones, which usually means you're in for a siege.
* ''DefenseGridTheAwakening'''s Gun towers start out with a wimpy chaingun, but can be upgraded to a tri-barreled Gatling, then two tri-barreled Gatlings. They're also SuperEffective against DeflectorShields, and one of only three towers that can hit flying enemies.
* Most of the levels in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has a mini gun that is bolted to the ground and is found only in crescendo events and finales (but none are present in Blood Harvest).
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} 47'' uses this to kill the 48 clones in the final level. In ''Contracts'', the gun is carried around by a mental patient.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' features Miniguns called "hurricane". It unfortunately fires slower than a sub-machinegun and has worse accuracy. The weapon can only be used by Nano-Suited personnel, especially an Enemy General. Featured more prominently in the expansion where it's mounted on armoured vehicles and gun emplacements.
* The second ''BattleTanx'' game introduced the Rattler, a small tank built around GAU-8 Gatling cannon, giving it considerable punch for its size.
* The boss of the WildWest chapter in ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' (O.Dio) uses a Gatling gun. If he hits with it, it's an instant KO, though its limited firing arc makes it easy to avoid.
* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' features a Gatling gun in the form of the Vulcan Cannon, and the sequel ups the ante somewhat with the Gauss Cannon, a Gatling shotgun which uses the same ammo as the Vulcan cannon, albeit dealing MUCH more damage per round. The third game combines the two into the Vauss Cannon.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 3's'' final boss has a Gatling gun mounted on its head. It's slow even by video game standards (and yet one of the fastest rapid-fire attacks in the series), and barely does any damage unless you completely stop moving.
** Starting from the fourth game, there's the Vulcan series of chips, which don't hit quite as many times as you might expect (Three, five, seven, or 12 shots depending on the type you use), and their standalone damage is extremely pathetic compared to most other chips. They do, however, get a substantial boost from damage raising chips due to the fact that the chips boost each shot's damage. With the right setup, a powered-up Super Vulcan can destroy all but the absolute toughest of bosses in one volley of shots.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' has actual Gatling Gun cards. Three levels of them.
* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'''s Vulcan Fury [[MoreDakka and its upgrades]].
* ''VideoGame/WillRock'' has the Machinegun, which is weak but can shoot up to 1000 bullets (its whole reserve) without reloading and later the Minigun, which is far stronger, but can shoot only 100 bullets per round and then must be reloaded.
* ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'''s Deego's secondary weapon.
* In ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', the main characters find some miniguns "just lying around" that are used to take on the final boss. After beating the Director's Cut mode, the same minigun can be purchased for use in regular play.
* ''EveOnline'': Several guns in the game are gatling guns. The largest of which shoots 220mm shells at rapid fire rates. There are also Gatling Pulse Lasers and 75mm Gatling Railguns.
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' has a handful of rotary gun weapon powers: a handheld Gatling Gun, the shoulder-mounted Mini Gun, and the remotely controlled Munitions Bots. Gatling Gun and Mini Gun are capable of piercing through targets, while the Munitions Bots can spray bullets in a wide cone of effect. It is possible to use [[http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2/Rhomphaia/Quadwield.jpg all three]] [[http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj2/Rhomphaia/Parallel.jpg simultaneously]].
* The ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter'' series has several rail shooter sequences where the player mans a Blackhawk-mounted M134 minigun. A few seconds of sustained fire is able to shred infantry and cut armored vehicles apart. However, unlike its real life counterpart, the minigun in the game is prone to overheating after continuous fire.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany 2'' - the Minigun the player gets to use when riding on Flynn's chopper may not have the insane rate of fire, but the sound is definitely not "rat-tat-tat" but a realistic low-frequency godawful ripping/tearing screech.
* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Soulstorm'', in the campaign, the Tau Commander's starting weapon is an energy gatling gun.
* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce'' games feature a [[BeamSpam Tetryon]] Gatling gun.
* ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon''s Gatling Rocket pistols. Fires up to a combined total of 1200 rounds per minute.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} 2'''s turret-mounted (but carryable, if your Agent is strong enough) miniguns are more a case of Gatling Bad. You can't use [[CameraLockOn lock-on targeting]] while wielding one, nor can you [[LeParkour climb ledges.]] They do tremendous damage, but since they can't be aimed easily and limit your agility, they're rarely worth using.
* The gunner darklings from the video game adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' carry miniguns.
* ''VideoGame/AlienSwarm'' features two types, which are specific to the Special Weapons class.
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' only allows you to access a gatling gun from a fixed position and only on a few missions of the many you do. It does not reduce the raw awesome of mowing dozens of mounted troops down with nothing but [[MoreDakka raw Dakka]] from the back of a steam train as it barrels down a railroad track towards its destination.
* The Vulcan Cannon in ''VideoGame/{{SaGa 2}}'' (aka ''Final Fantasy Legend II'') is one of these, although it did not reach its awesome Dakka potential until the DS remake, where the player could finally see it in all its glory.
* Alisa Amiella in ''GodsEaterBurst'' wields the red gatling gun Raging Lore as the gun part of her Swiss Army Weapon. Later on, the player can create the very same gun, or a blue version, named Silent Cry.
* ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'' has Vulcan Anti Air unit, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a tank with Vulcan instead of cannon]]. Pacifica takes the cake tough, by mounting two cannon sized gatling guns on their special unit.
* The [[MiniMecha Elite Powered Armor]] from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R. 2]]'' and its successor, the Enhanced Powered Armor from ''F.E.A.R. 3'', are equipped with infinite-ammo gatling guns capable of reducing most enemies to LudicrousGibs. The player must use caution when using them however, as holding down the trigger too long will cause the guns to overheat. The ([[CanonDiscontinuity now non-canon]]) ''Extraction Point'' and ''Perseus Mandate'' expansions for the first game feature the man-portable TG-2A, with the latter having you take one from a downed Blackhawk.
* In the ''VideoGame/NavalOps'' series, gatling guns can be mounted to defend against enemy missiles and aircraft. Rather larger gatling cannon (up to 406mm) can be used as a battleship's main armament.
* The first available weapon in ''Videogame/GunsOfIcarus'' is the gatling gun. It comes with [[MoreDakka lots of dakka]].
* VideoGame/ArmoredCore 5 has a melee-version of this. A giant weapon consisting of 6 chainsaws that can either be positioned adjacent to each other to rip stuff to pieces, or in a circular fashion resembling a gatling-gun. The weapon is simply named the "Grind Blade", and is, according to a customization-trailer revealed to be the strongest weapon in the game, being able to rip even the strongest enemy mecha to pieces with only a few hits. It's also one of the biggest, bulkiest and heaviest weapons, thus making it less ultimate. But it's still a pretty awesome weapon.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' has the OTAS Venti starfighter. [[UnfortunateNames Despite sounding like a coffee]], this is a seriously badass fighter with twin wing-mounted gatling lasers. For bonus points, fit the thing with Energy Bolt Chainguns.
* Subject Delta uses a four-barreled variant in ''VideoGame/BioShock2''. Its fire rate is surprisingly low.
* Motorized Patriots in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' are the only enemies who can use 'Crank Guns'. Once Booker has killed them, he can pick up their guns and use them himself. They work quite well on ''other'' Motorized Patriots.
* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', if you hire Steven Heck to provide fire support for a mission in the Taipei subway, he mounts a miningun inside a subway car and performs a drive-by on the station platform where you're pinned down. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMAhGRVDCvM No, seriously.]]
* Players in ''VideoGame/GIJoe'' start with a gating gun with a {{bottomless magazine|s}} and the ability to hold the button down to fire instead of pressing the button repeatedly. There is even an item that makes gunfire goes faster.
* ''VideoGame/{{Naev}}'' features several different types of Gatling-style guns, all of which are quite effective against hull armor and not so effective against shields. Two Mk3 laser turrets and a turreted Vulcan gun is a pretty good all-purpose build for the Pacifier destroyer.
* In ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers II: Gun Fighters'', the Gatling gun is an auto-fire weapon that cannot be reloaded, like the machine gun in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' features the Geth Spitfire, a Gatling gun that fires superconducting ammunition. In single-player it's a heavy weapon restricted to two missions, but one of the last [=DLC=] packs made it an assault rifle in multiplayer. The catch is it's the single heaviest weapon in the game, which is murder on power cooldowns.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has the Minishark, which can be bought at the Arms Dealer for fifty gold. It can be upgraded into either AwesomeYetImpractical Star Cannon, the strongest firearm in the game that fires hard-to-obtain Fallen Stars ForMassiveDamage or a Megashark which is more of a straight upgrade and generally preferable due to using the same kind of ammo as Minishark which is vastly easier to obtain. As a bonus, both the Minishark and the Megashark come with a 33% and 50% chance of not using up ammo with every shot, respectively, which can be increased up to almost 75% for the Megashark with the right equipment.
* ''VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy'' features the Sulfatum (actually named after French slang for minigun), as well as the HS 010, which at first glance is simply a machine pistol, but closer inspection reveals it to actually feature three rotating barrels underneath the outer frame, which explains its prodigious rate of fire of 3000rpm. Yes: this game features a gatling machine pistol.
* The titular ''VideoGame/GatlingGears'' wield gatling guns as their namesake weapon. It can be fired indefinitely unlike the rockets and bombs, but has short-to-medium range.
* VideoGame/SengokuBasara's original {{Gunslinger}} Nouhime whips out [[SmallGirlBigGun a minigun as big as she is]] for her personal art ''Daija no Kou''[[note]](''Roar of the Great Serpent'')[[/note]], which becomes increasingly dangerous as she levels up. At its second stage of development, it simply fires faster. At maximum level, it becomes a '''double minigun'''. Although it's worthless at point blank, the range, stopping power (and juggling potential), and sheer number of hits it doles out are only some extra damage short of being a complete and total GameBreaker. Nouhime herself seems cognizant of just how unfair it is and will mockingly [[ApologeticAttacker apologize]] to her enemies after blasting the crap out of them with it.
--> Nouhime: "Do pardon me." *giggle*
* ZombievilleUSA has the very powerful minigun as the final machine gun upgrade. It is very useful in the later levels, when your pistol and even the [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] aren't enough.
* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'', based on the ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'' wargame, carries over the enormous Rotary [=AutoCannon=]s, 8+ ton gatling guns that shred through [[HumongousMecha battlemech armor]] at the cost of a tendency to jam after extended firing. ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' has the RAC/2 fire at such a ridiculous rate that it blind enemies through sheer BulletSparks when fired [[SnipingTheCockpit at the cockpit]]. The heavier RAC/5 fires slower but punches through battlemech armor at an alarming speed - and [[AntiArmor tank armor even faster]] - and will cause [[PoweredArmor Battlearmor]] players to explode into a [[LudicrousGibs fine red mist]]. Taken to its logical conclusion with the Fafnir "[=iRAC=]" battlemech, which carries ''four'' RAC/5 autocannons to shred anything it comes across.
* ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' features the X12 Scrapmaker minigun, which can make short work of enemy Transformers. [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron The sequel]] replaces this weapon with the more devastating ''X18'' Scrapmaker, which features ''[[MoreDakka two]]'' rotating barrels, with the Neutron Assault Rifle getting the exact same treatment despite not even having a rotating barrel in the ''War for Cybertron'' incarnation of the same weapon.
* Videogame/{{Firefall}} has the Dreadnaught archetype that wields miniguns of the [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter bullet kind]], [[FrickinLaserBeams laser kind]] or [[PlasmaCannon plasma kind]].
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'' has the "Arm Chairmageddon", a Lay-z-boy weaponized with Gatling guns.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' finally gets into this trope in Mass Effect 3 with the Geth Spitfire, a Gatling weapon that fires plasma projectiles. It's initially found in some single player missions where it can be picked up and carried around but can't be reloaded and dramatically slows you down with its weight. The final multiplayer expansion added it as an Ultra-Rare MP weapon where it's one of the heaviest guns in the game but it's sheer suppression fire ability makes it devastating.
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* A gatling gun is seen once in ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat 8: Inundation''. The [[BigBad Auditor]] tries to kill [[KungFuJesus Jesus]] with it, but misses because Jesus [[DodgeTheBullet dodges it]] by levitating towards him very fast. If you think this sounds weird, look at the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title]] [[RuleOfCool again]].
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Coco fights by beating her enemies with a purse (which is surprisingly powerful). When this isn't enough, the purse unfolds into a minigun which is several times bigger and can [[TheWorfEffect take down several Grimm with ease]].
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* The HumongousMecha [[spoiler:Dr. Silas Merlot]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' comes equipped with double gatling guns as its primary weapon. There's also Gil's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081015 "hand-cranked Runcible Gun"]], which [[LiteraryAllusionTitle fires sporks]].
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Riff invents [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/981004 an anti-vampire gatling gun that fires 100 wooden stakes per second.]] Falls into AwesomeButImpractical territory since it only holds 100 stakes and takes two days to reload.
* Quarters from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s Intermission wields one of these, but is never seen using it due to [[PostHumousCharacter dying before the story starts]]. [[spoiler: Thanks to TimeTravel, he shows up long after the Intermission's end to fill [[AntiHero Spades Slick]] full of holes before another time traveler fixes things.]]
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* In ''AHDotComTheSeries'', Dave Howery's Canada-Destroying Mechs have Gatling gun arms, and enemy captain Ward has also been known to use a Gatling version of the standard plasma rifles (purely for RuleOfCool).
* In ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara used one to defeat [[Franchise/SilentHill Pyramid Head]]. [[spoiler: Later, 90s Kid wielded it against Mechakara during his BigDamnHeroes moment with Harvey Finevoice and Ninja Style Dancer.]]
* [[GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] villain Caliber, a member of HardCorps, wears a suit of PoweredArmor whose primary weapon is a huge minigun mounted on his right shoulder.
* Creator/FPSRussia has showcased a M134 Minigun in one of his videos. At the end he shows that while it's possible to fire it by hand it's still AwesomeButImpractical as he doesn't move and you can see both the battery and the huge box of ammo next to him.
* On WereAlive, the M134 Minigun seems to be about the only practical way of bringing down the "Little Ones" and "Behemoths."
* As demonstrated by the ''Blog/WhatIf'' entry [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/21/ "Machine Gun Jetpack"]], you can [[RecoilBoost jump mountains]] riding a properly set-up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryazev-Shipunov_GSh-6-30 GSh-6-30]].
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* Rhinox of ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had ''[[GunsAkimbo one for each hand]]'', and they're [[FanNickname often called]] "The Chainguns Of Doom".
** ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'' Megatron's Death Machine Gun.
** ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' Swindle actually has such a "chaingun" ''[[ChestBlaster in his chest]]''.
** Skyquake continues the tradition in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
*** Likewise his brother Dreadwing.
*** Optimus himself gets one after his [[MidSeasonUpgrade reformatting]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats''' jet, the Turbokat, included among its [[HyperspaceArsenal many weapons]] a Gatling gun that fired ''[[AbnormalAmmo balls of cement]]''.
* Both of the ''CloneWars'' cartoons feature the Z6 rotary blaster cannon, a standard-issue ''laser'' gatling gun for the Clone Troopers. It's as awesome as it sounds.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' once had a gatling ''water'' gun made of Canadian squirt guns [[note]]turkey basters[[/note]].
* An ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' episode featured a search for a potato-based one of these, in the old hand-cranked version.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Le Purrfect Crime", Dale gets one which uses expresso beans.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In "Mitefall!" the steam-powered cyborg assassin John Wilkes Booth has twin gatling guns.
* MadArtist Easel from ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''; His ArmCannon functions like this.
* Two examples from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'':
** Jake Rockwell's Fireforce weapon system has a futuristic gatling gun called a "plasma repulsar".
** Rex Charger's Gatling Guard weapon system is half hovercraft, half revolving missile magazine.
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* Richard Gatling invented the Gatling Gun in 1861, in time for occasional use in the American Civil War. It was a hand-cranked device on a small carriage, firing a rifle cartridge. Models varied between ten and six barrels. It may not have been the first ''machine'' gun (note that it was hand-cranked - unlike the 1884 Maxim Gun), but by far the most devastating firing rate of its time.
** In 1890, a Gatling was mated with a motor for the first time. This gave such promising results that Gatling himself patented a version with 10 barrels and a built-in electric motor in 1893. It fired 50 rounds per second, a rate that would go unsurpassed for 60 years.
*** And even better? The ATF classifies the hand-crank versions as [[https://www.atf.gov/regulations-rulings/rulings/atf-rulings/atf-ruling-2004-5.html not machine guns.]]
--> ATF and its predecessor agency, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), have historically held that the original, crank-operated Gatling Gun, and replicas thereof, are not automatic firearms or machineguns as defined. See Rev. Rul. 55-528, 1955-2 C.B. 482. The original Gatling Gun is a rapid-firing, hand-operated weapon. The rate of fire is regulated by the rapidity of the hand cranking movement, manually controlled by the operator. It is not a "machinegun" as that term is defined in 26 U.S.C. 5845(b) because it is not a weapon that fires automatically.
** When the Vulcan cannon (see below) was being developed, the General Electric engineers borrowed a Gatling gun from a museum and rigged it with an electric motor to test the concept. Possibly an example of research failure, given that Gatling himself had long-since patented such a device, but they still needed to test to see if the rates of fire they wanted were achievable (patenting and testing being two entirely different things.)
*** The old museum piece could fire 4000 rounds per minute without problems when equipped with an electric motor instead of a hand crank.
*** And the irony behind all this? Gatling was trying to make a weapon so terrible it would ''scare people off of war.''
*** Well, end wars quicker at least (in those days, most soldiers died of disease).
* The Gatling was not the only rotary gun produced during the 19th century. Its biggest competitor (in both the literal and figurative senses) was the Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon, which had five barrels and fired a 37mm projectile weighing a full pound at 58 rounds per minute. Rotating barrels were considered 'prior art' dating back to the pepperbox revolver and could not be patented. Gatling's actual patents covered the breach and feed mechanisms.
* The rotary gun experienced renewed popularity in the second half of the 20th century as anti-aircraft weapons. Where firing windows are measured in fractions of seconds, higher rates of fire are a massive advantage and an externally powered gun can't be stopped by a dud cartridge. The 20mm M61 Vulcan, developed in 1959, is still in use to this day on US fighter aircraft. Newer versions of the M61 are lighter and have a faster rate of fire, with derivatives (GAU-22 and GAU-8) firing heavier shells.
* The M134 Minigun is a smaller version of the Vulcan chambered in 7.62 NATO. It's used by some helicopters and ground vehicles as a more rapid-firing alternative to conventional machine guns. The huge ammunition stores required, power feeds and weight of the gun preclude a man-pack configuration. Indeed, the additional weight and space needed to support miniguns can often preclude their use even on said helicopters and ground vehicles if they need the space for carrying more people or cargo. They do see use for such missions as [[GunshipRescue Combat Search And Rescue]], where the need for [[MoreDakka overwhelming firepower]] combines with relatively light transport needs.
* GE also developed a 5.56 caliber version called the "Six Pack" or "Microgun" (officially the [=XM214=]), which was envisaged with the insane fire rate of 9000-10000 rpm. It was tested but not adopted, proving that there were limits to how far one could push the big numbers of little bullets philosophy. The 5.56 lacked enough punch to justify the added weight and complication. It is worth noting though that unlike nearly all the other rotary barrel weapons, this one actually was capable of being man portable, though even then it was generally carried by two men and intended mainly for firing from a vehicle pintle mount or tripod.
* The GAU-8 Avenger, a gun so [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GAU-8_meets_VW_Type_1.jpg enormous]] that the [[RealLife/CoolPlane A-10 Thunderbolt II]] ([[FanNickname AKA]] "Tank-Killer" or "Warthog") was built around it, rather than building the gun into the A-10. It fires seventy 30mm depleted uranium rounds per second, each capable of penetrating 69mm of armor at 500m. The gun can expend its entire magazine of 1,200 rounds in 17 seconds, and at maximum fire rate, the recoil force is a significant fraction of the engines' thrust. Its also so substantial, the gun has to fire from the barrel at the 9 o'clock position, as firing from the traditional 12 o'clock position would push the plane to the side and throw off aim. While not enough to [[RecoilBoost stall the airplane or fly it backward]], each burst slows it down enough to help the pilot correct his aim.
* The [[http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/RED%20QUEEN.htm T249 "Vigilante"]], a tank with a [[{{BFG}} 37mm Gatling cannon]].
* The Russians built the Gryazev-Shipunov [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryazev-Shipunov_GSh-6-23 GSh-6-23]], a gas operated rotary cannon firing at the incredible rate of 10,000 rounds per minute. ([[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Sasha's]] stated firing rate was a ShoutOut to this gun, although its actual in-game firing rate is 2400.) Its higher-caliber relative the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryazev-Shipunov_GSh-6-30 GSh-6-30]] fires at 6000 rpm, and an even more powerful CIWS variant can fire 10,000 rounds per minute but is 2 tonnes heavier than the standard 6-30. Gas powered guns trade freedom from an external power source and a vastly lighter structure (The [=GSh=]-6-30 weighs only 150 kilograms, less than a third of what the GAU-8 weighs!) for increased vibration at some cost in reliability, and the higher rates of fire required a belt feed system which proved prone to jamming under severe g loads. The beltless feed versions that solved this problem limit the rate of fire to a (still astounding) 8500 RPM. Dud cartridge stoppages are solved through the clever use of ten pyrotechnic "cocking charges" to start/restart the firing cycle.
* There are videos posted all over the internet of the gatling gun toting Chevrolet Suburban created by minigun manufacturer Dillon Aero. Just the thing for third world dictators who don't care about collateral casualties, but rumors that the US Secret Service uses them to protect the president are either FanWank propelled by RuleOfCool or [[StrawmanPolitical something uglier.]] Either way the manufacturer enjoys free publicity.
* The Neal submachinegun was intended to give the low-power but dirt-cheap 22 Long Rifle round effective military use. Because one round by itself does not do much, the gun was intended to deliver ''many'' rounds to the target by the use of five rotating barrels, allowing for a cyclic fire rate of 3000 rounds per minute - though the use of only one firing mechanism makes its relation to the Gatling concept looser than most other rotary guns.
* A wealthy gun nut named Neil Smith managed to [[MoreDakka increase the amount of dakka]] of the General Electric M134 Minigun by mounting [[http://www.eternalsuns.com/gallery/misc.php?do=printimage&i=7 three of them on one stand]]. However, there was [[http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=249466 an accident at a range in 1995]] in which a 13-year-old girl was killed. When she shot the monstrous gun—all three Gatlings were operational—, its recoil produced enough inertia to cause it to stand up backwards, tip over and fall upon her.
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