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The Wide Worm Shooter[1] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. It is a lock-on-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player, and a firearm used by the Black Arms.


The Wide Worm Shooter is similar to the Worm Shooter, resembling a handgun-like weapon about Shadow the Hedgehog's size. An alien weapon with an organic-looking texture, the Wide Worm Shooter is purple with a wide, water drop-shaped frame and flame-like points on the back. It also has a pink-violet recess on both sides.


Shadow wielding a Wide Worm Shooter.

In gameplay, the Wide Worm Shooter can only be found in certain Stages. They can be wielded by Black Arm enemies, who will use them against the player. When fired, the Wide Worm Shooter's shots can home in on the player over a certain range.

Wide Worm Shooters can be dropped by defeated Black Arms enemies that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make the playable character pick it up automatically. As a lock-on type weapon, the Wide Worm Shooter can unleash a homing attack on enemies. The player must hold Square/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (whether on the ground or in mid-air) and use the control stick to target and lock onto enemies, then release to fire. A Wide Worm Shooter can fire a total of eighteen shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another eighteen shots by picking up another Wide Worm Shooter.


  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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