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Those optical weapons refract laser energy and scatter in different directions. Interesting...

Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog

The Laser Rifle[1] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. A GUN-exclusive rifle, it is a laser-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player.


The Laser Rifle is a high-tech black and grey weapon assuming a design of a carbine. It has a green barrel, a wide grip and an adjustable stock on the back.


In gameplay, the Laser Rifle can only be found in certain Stages. They can be wielded by Giga Troopers, who will use them against the player.

Laser Rifles can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically, and pressing Square/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (whether on the ground or in mid-air) will fire it. As a laser weapon, the Laser Rifle can fire a powerful laser beam capable shooting through multiple objects and enemies. In addition, its shots can bounce off walls. A Laser Rifle can fire a total of twenty shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Laser Rifle.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 92. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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