We’ve already covered the best weapons in video games , but video game arsenals go so much further than just the conventional. Given that games aren’t reliant on pesky real world concerns such as physics or common sense, designers have been able to run wild with weapon designs that are truly out of this world. If we could put this level of creativity into actually trying to do something about the world’s actual weapon problems, we might be getting somewhere. Until then, we’ll just have to make do with the wacky logic of video game weapons, best represented by these 10 tools of derangement.
10. Blue Shell – Mario Kart
The blue shell is universally hated by Mario Kart players (except those perpetually in last place) and it’s easy to see why. Not only is the blue shell incredibly overpowered, never missing its intended target unless they get snagged by the occasional environmental hangup (that generally does more harm than good anyway), it actively punishes players who show any skill at the game. In the words of Ricky Bobby, “If you’re not first, you’re last…and probably in the ditch, courtesy of a blue shell. ”