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 Post subject: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:52 pm 


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Flashy, tricky to program. Shocking, etc. Wondering if anyone has any favorites in mind!


A few off the top of my head

Kamui (secondary attack)
Raystorm and Raycrisis (on the second ship)
Einhander (RIOT gunpod)
R-Type Delta (Cerberus Wave Cannon)
Daioh (Third gun)
Radiant Silvergun (I forget which button...the v shaped laser sight thing)
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:59 pm 


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Lace's weapon in Pink Sweets came most quickly to mind; somewhat unreliable, but the piercing and pure damage (and how cool it looks) still make it worth it.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:36 pm 


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Truxton's signature weapon is a lightning weapon, right? That one's pretty sweet looking. Also one of the ships in Batsugun has a lightning weapon, IIRC.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:31 am 


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There's a vertical shooter with a blue or green lightning weapon that fires sideways and can bend at a 90-degree angle. I think it was a PC Engine game (Spriggan?), but I can't find any screenshots resembling what I remember.

And you already mentioned Daioh, but Shienryu's lightning weapon is just as cool.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:45 am 


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There's a vertical shooter with a blue or green lightning weapon that fires sideways and can bend at a 90-degree angle. I think it was a PC Engine game (Spriggan?), but I can't find any screenshots resembling what I remember.

And you already mentioned Daioh, but Shienryu's lightning weapon is just as cool.


Gunhed’s lightning weapon perhaps?


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:31 am 


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Gunhed’s lightning weapon perhaps?

That reminds me, Super Aleste/Space Megaforce's "laser" weapon might also count.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:10 pm 


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It's not a weapon but the lightning bomb in Steel Empire is kinda cool.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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Isn't there a lightning bomb in Strikers III also?

Mars Matrix's pierce isn't either, but looks close enough.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:29 pm 


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Isn't there a lightning bomb in Strikers III also?

Yeah, F-117's bomb.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:58 pm 


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Cyvern's hold-shot lightning burst gets pretty crazy when things are busy.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm 


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Wasn't one of Chitta's weapons in Mahou Daisakusen some kind of lightning attack?

Off the cuff I'm also tempted to put Raiden's "toothpaste laser" into at least the "kinda-sorta" category, if only for its ever-charming signature behavioral characteristics.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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X2 also has a cracking lighting weapon.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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There's this really old freeware shmup called Die Slave which had a pretty cool lightning attack. It wasn't that useful by itself, but when powered up it filled the whole screen.

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And the final boss uses the same attack on you. Good luck trying to escape that.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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The Great Ragtime Show/Boogie Wings has a lightning attack that fills the screen when you tap the shot button rapidly.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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Forgot about Thunder Force's Thunder Sword and Back Shot/Rail Gun Overweapon


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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The penultimate boss in Nexzr uses an impressive lighning attack, the equivalent from the fourth boss in Axelay is also creative.

Other games where you can use one that come to mind: 1943/1943 Kai, Battle Mania Daiginjou (charge attack - looks glorious), Dogyuun, Dragon Saber, various Fantasy Zone games (via consumable items), Gate of Thunder, Kidou Soukou Dion, Musha Aleste, Rayxanber II, Sapphire (sort of), Winds of Thunder.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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One of the bosses of Valkyrius (stage 4 maybe? The stage with the gunboats with the shockwave attacks) has a fun lightning attack.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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If we're including bosses too, then the stage 4 boss of Detana!! TwinBee has a lightning attack. On the PCB the entire screen flashes when it fires, but this doesn't happen in MAME.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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If we're including bosses too, then the stage 4 boss of Detana!! TwinBee has a lightning attack. On the PCB the entire screen flashes when it fires, but this doesn't happen in MAME.


Does it happen in the PCE, Saturn, or PSX ports?

edit: It looks like the screen doesn't flash on PCE (no surprise here), but does flash on Saturn and (probably) PSX. Finding footage of the Saturn or PSX version on youtube was hard since a couple of videos of Twinbee Yahhoo were mislabeled as "Detana Twinbee". I had to search by copy and pasting the JP text to find a video of the boss in the Saturn version.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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edit: It looks like the screen doesn't flash on PCE (no surprise here)

It appears to flash here (it doesn't always flash in this video but that's probably because it's in 30fps and not 60fps). Maybe someone who's played the game on actual hardware (like Perikles) can confirm.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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Shepardus wrote:
BrianC wrote:
edit: It looks like the screen doesn't flash on PCE (no surprise here)

It appears to flash here (it doesn't always flash in this video but that's probably because it's in 30fps and not 60fps).


ahh. The video played tricks on me.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:43 am 


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tricky to program

If you're Tyrian all you have to do is add bullet sprites shaped like lightning. :P
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:56 pm 


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Your and the enemy shots in Imagic's Solar Storm for the 2600 are like lightning strikes.

Impossible to avoid - but enemies can only fire once which makes for some interesting tactics. And you can try and hit enemies with their shot remaining by being off centre to them.

Paddle control too - an interesting game that doesn't get a lot of attention.


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One of weapon pickups from Super Star Soldier has lightning weapon. Also one of the attacks of stage 3 boss from Bakuretsu Breaker fires a lightning weapon with really lightning speed.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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I knew I was forgetting something, but couldn't place my finger on it until now. The final boss of Nemesis 3 on MSX has a lightning attack. It's one of the few Gradius series final bosses that attacks, though in typical Gradius fashion it's still trivial. GR3's final boss has a similar attack but it's easily safespotted. Might be useful reference for visuals, if not for gameplay.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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I like the one in touhou fairy wars, it has ice texture but behaves like I would expect lightning weapon to behave.


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Truxton's signature weapon is a lightning weapon, right? That one's pretty sweet looking. Also one of the ships in Batsugun has a lightning weapon, IIRC.


This is what comes to mind immediately for me. Such a cool weapon for its time.
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 Post subject: Re: Lightning Weapons
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IIRC a couple of Shikigami no Shiro characters might qualify...the guy with the hat and sunglasses stands out most easily IMO, but I know there are at least one or two others (I think the kid in 3, at least), though they behave quite differently from most such examples.

Oh, and wasn't Xevious 3D's homing weapon lightning-ish?
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Another enemy weapon: some large turrets in Under Defeat stage 4 shoot lighting thingies that slow down your ship temporarily and destroy any options you have out.
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