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5 of the Most Iconic Weapons in Gaming

Weapons are easily some of the most iconic parts of gaming. At Hacker Noon, we looked at some of their most iconic images. We looked at the most popular weapons burned into our memories of gaming's most famous weapons. We also looked at a number of other iconic video game covers and trailers from the early days of the game's release. We're happy to share some of these weapons with you on this week's list of our favorite ones from the past and present. Click through the gallery for more video games.
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Weapons are easily some of the most iconic parts of gaming, being plastered all over covers and trailers and having their names said with reverence and disdain.

At Hacker Noon, we looked at some of the most popular weapons burned into our memories.

Nicolas NgMar 24, 2021, 2:45 PM
What's the most iconic weapon in gaming?
Nicolas NgMar 24, 2021, 2:47 PM
The Assault Rifle from Halo is a weapon that will always linger in my imagination simply from how much I used it.
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JeffreyHarris-HackerNoonMar 24, 2021, 9:46 PM
Fire Flower of course. You can shoot fireballs and it's the ultimate equalizer in Super Mario Bros. I always liked using the Fire Flower the most in any Mario game.
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Nicolas NgMar 25, 2021, 4:06 PM
I...didn't realise that a flower counts a weapon but that does make sense!

What about you, Jack Boreham Limarc Ambalina Jose Hernandez?
Jack BorehamMar 25, 2021, 6:11 PM
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Jack BorehamMar 25, 2021, 6:13 PM
What a great question. I would say the master sword, instantly recognisable and the perfect Bokogoblin slayer.
Limarc AmbalinaMar 25, 2021, 6:25 PM
Hmmmmmm this is a good question. For ME the most iconic is this:
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Limarc AmbalinaMar 25, 2021, 6:26 PM
I used to own this buster sword in it's full-length, full metal, 30-40 pound glory. I used to collect swords like this
Limarc AmbalinaMar 25, 2021, 6:28 PM
But I'm a weeb so that only applies to me. For the general gaming audience, since Mario is arguably the largest gaming icon ever, for the industry I'd either second Jeffrey's answer or go with the Koopa shell 😄
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Jose HernandezMar 25, 2021, 6:51 PM
My answer would be the chainsaw rifle from Gears of War. Even if you know very little about the franchise, you probably know about the gun
JeffreyHarris-HackerNoonMar 26, 2021, 3:59 AM
That's a good choice Jose Hernandez
JeffreyHarris-HackerNoonMar 26, 2021, 3:59 AM
You also can't really go wrong with the Master Sword from Legend of Zelda

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