Nuclear Throne
Rex Jul 2, 2014 @ 6:39pm
IDEAS - Weapons.
This Discussion thread is for people to share any weapon ideas that could be interesting in game. Think through ideas to make sure they aren't overpowered though.

Only idea I have right now

Garbage Dispenser - Uses all ammo, basically is a shotgun of all the ammo types.
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Jul 2, 2014 @ 6:43pm 
Think through ideas to make sure they aren't overpowered
Garbage Dispenser - Uses all ammo, basically is a shotgun of all the ammo types

Zelinar Jul 2, 2014 @ 6:48pm 
Eh, I came up with a silly one, let's see if I can put it into words:
Zeus' Lightning, a crossbow that requires both energy and bolts, shoots a big arrow that caues lightning splash on impact.
ifthisthenthat Jul 2, 2014 @ 7:52pm 
Mine has been floating around in my head for months, might as well get it out now...

An explosive "trained" slug. Ideally they might be akin to the green ones. With an obvious bomb/nade strapped to their back.

Balance is tough, you could make them "slightly controllable", directly controllable (freezing the player temporarily), "programmed" to seek the nearest enemy, or just aimless wanderers.

You could release a few of them, or one at a time, with firing a second time being the detonator.

I know this messes with the action aspect, and could become an adrenaline killer...

Just wanted to finally spit it out, as I've held onto this idea for, as I said, months.

Thanks for reading.

(side note - I like the idea of weapons that use combined ammo types. Incendiary guns (explosive + bullets) is a good start. Dragons Breath too...)
Gieron Jul 2, 2014 @ 8:38pm 
a mini rocket launcher - shoots allot of small, fast rockets that slightly home to targets (they make the new tiny explosions)... like Iron Man had in Avengers haha
or some other weapon using only the small explosions, a different type of explosive weapons.
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BlakeInDisguise Jul 2, 2014 @ 10:20pm 
A splinter launcher

Basically a crossbow that launchs a grenade type bullet that when hitting someone, or after a few seconds explodes with splinters in ever direction!
Jul 2, 2014 @ 10:28pm 
sonic gun or whatever.
something i made a while ago:
ignore the bad sprite.

shoots sound wave that gradually expands and disperse when it hits a wall/enemy.
you can hold LMB to charge it and it'll fire even bigger sound wave.
enemies that are hit will be knocked back.
no charge - 2 damage, fully charge - 20 damage or more
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forkkify Jul 3, 2014 @ 7:48am 
Splash Gun
- shoots a brainwashing serum that makes enemies attack themselves. It would brainwash a couple of enemies at once.
Sam Hutch Jul 3, 2014 @ 10:34am 
Muramasa : Chicken Sword-like melee weapon which does massive damage but you lose hp if you miss a swing.

Baseball Bat : Sledgehammer damage, causes enemy corpses and reflected bullets to do extra damage/go faster

Boomerang : Of course.

Slow Slugger : Later game slugger, fire large slug which travels slowly but accelerates upon every wall collision. Each wall collision also resets the slug's "lifespan"

Quantum Gun : Plasma gun whose projectile travels through walls and wraps around the screen.

Big Bomb : Costs 55 Explosive Ammo. Clears the screen.
GreenFlame Jul 3, 2014 @ 12:05pm 
* Geomagnet:
Rips out 1 tile of closest to cursor wall and launches it at you at a nice speed damaging everything standing in the path, works like crossbow, but does more damage and can hurt you too.
Consumes Energy.

* Cryothrower/Frost launcher:
Slows/Freezes(when hit multiple times) enemies.
Creates destructable ice walls if fired at an empty tile(maybe with enemies frozen inside if fired long enough at an enemy)
Shoots like a Flamethrower/Flare gun. consumes Explosives & Energy.
♥~Jack~♥ Jul 3, 2014 @ 2:43pm 
Some sort of magnum revolver or 6-shooter handgun. It'd have 6 powerful shots, consume more ammo, do as much damage as a slugger, fire as fast as you can click, but a long reload time.
NotEnoughFires Jul 4, 2014 @ 8:19am 
Boomerang and Muramasa +1

Not a new weapon, but I would like to see Disc Gun get a BIG homing boost from bolt marrow that gave it a reasonably tight turning radius. Or perhaps a lower-damage "Smart Disc Gun" variant.
Vagrant Polyglot Jul 4, 2014 @ 9:10am 
Double Grenade Launcher - shoots two grenades in a spread. Nice and simple but great with Meltyhing + Boiling Veins + Crown of Explosion
River Jul 4, 2014 @ 9:32am 
Auto-Launcher - an automatic grenade launcher. Nuff 'said.

The Swarm - an automatic launcher that fires small, homing missiles.

Toxic Launcher - a grenade launcher that explodes in a cloud of toxic cloud (on top of a regular explosion), dealing extra damage to enemies.

Wastethrower - a toxic cloud flamethrower.

Herr Sten Jul 4, 2014 @ 12:07pm 

Wastethrower - a toxic cloud flamethrower.

Ooh. +1:fhappy:
Yeouch Jul 4, 2014 @ 9:03pm 
A melee weapon that leaves a trail of flames behind when you swing it. It could be some sort of improvised weapon, like a blow torch attached to a metal pipe or something.

Some sort of grenade that spits out other projectiles when it explodes. I was thinking it could be a frag grenade that fires shotgun pellets out of the explosion, but then I realized that's pretty much what the flak cannon does. So, instead of shotgun pellets, how about the explosion releases:
-Miniature grenades which use small explosions
-lightning rails
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