Five Favourite Friday... Video Game Weapons

This week's Five Favourite Friday post is all about 'Video Game Weapons'. There are a number of games that have multiple weapons that I really like (Terraria - Death Sickle, Paladin's Hammer; Gears Of War - Boomshot), but as always I'm limiting myself to only one weapon per game, which makes things a bit tricky for me. These are my picks:

Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle - Gears Of War series

Iconic and synonymous with Gears Of War, the Lancer is an assault rifle fitted with a chainsaw bayonet. Although not particularly accurate it is stand issue to those in the COG and ammo is abundant throughout the game.

Vampire Knives - Terraria
Such an interesting melee weapon available in Terraria which doesn't deal huge amounts of damage, but it does have a trick up its sleeve. The Vampire Knives heals the player with every hit on an opponent that deals damage. Like my next choice, they aren't something you can pick up easily, if at all, because they are found in Crimson Chests in the dungeon, which are only found in Crimson worlds. Coupled with having to craft a biome key (which uses a key mild on console and have a drop rate of 0.04%), makes obtaining this item difficult and slow but not impossible.

Diamond Sword - Minecraft
The best unenchanted sword in one of my favourite games, although it usually takes a long time spelunking to get the diamonds required to craft one of these, it's a must for taking on the latter boss in the game.

Spiny Shell (blue shell) - Mario Kart series

We've all been there, cruising around the circuit on Mario Kart, leading the race with no one near you, approaching the finish line and then you hear it. The warning sounds. There's a panic. Can you out run it? Are you going to make it to the finish line before it hits? Have you got a big enough lead to take the hit and still win? And then the blue shell hovers above you and slams into you just before the finish line. And every competitor flies by and your final placing is last. I won't lie, I have hung around the back of the field in the anticipation of getting a blue shell just to use on my friends. However, when I clock others are doing it to me, god help them!
LSAT - Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

The LSAT, equipped with a target finder and quickdraw handle, was my weapon of choice back in Black Ops 2. The high capacity magazine, coupled with the decent levels of accuracy made for a great weapon to take to the battlefield. The only downside was the time it took to reload, usually meaning that someone can creep up with a knife and take you out with one hit!

I've got two honourable mentions this week, I've not played the Portal games, but from the sound of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal 1 & 2) it sounds like my kinda weapon and the Sheep bomb in Worms is always good for a laugh. Are there any weapons I should have considered? Let me know in the comments below. As always, head on over to Just Around The Riverbend to read Nikki's favourite five.

Nikki has chosen 'Board Games' for next week, so I'll have have to put my thinking cap on to come up with some good choices.

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