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Bangerang Boomerang

The bangerang boomerang in action.
A boomerang that you can play a game with.

*Best Miscellaneous file of 2002*
Released:November 2nd, 2002
File Size:85.33 KB
Release Notes:v3.0
November 7th, 2002
Score : 9.7 exceptional
Peasant Female
This file lets you add a boomerang as a new weapon.

The file comes with a D-mod, so you can easily test this weapon. I was actually quite amazed when I saw it. Not just the weapon, but the D-mod too. All the tutorials D-mods or Test D-mods I have seen so far have a small story to them, I think to make it more attractive: Dink has to kill some enemies to save someone and in order to do so, he has to use his new weapon. But if the item you are showing is good, there is no need for frivolous stuff. And this D-mod shows that. There are just a couple of screens with ducks and you can immediately test the boomerang – no need to watch a intro movie, just try the weapon!

The boomerang is the same as the one used in James Perley’s Boomerang.
If you have thrown the boomerang and press Ctrl again, the flying boomerang will come back immediately. So you do not have to wait to throw again if the boomerang missed – you only have to wait until the boomerang is back, which is realistic.
The really powerful thing about this boomerang is that it will also kill enemies who show up behind Dink. When facing several enemies, you just throw it; it will kill or hurt the enemy in front of Dink. And then the only thing to do is step aside and the boomerang will hit the enemy standing behind Dink.
And it damages twice: once when thrown, and once on it's way back.
It takes the boomerang a small amount of time to reach the enemy, so you have to calculate where the enemy will be before throwing.

In this D-mod ducks are the enemy and the boomerang decapitates the ducks. It almost seems as if the graphics of the beheaded ducks were just made to go with the boomerang.

The file also comes with a no nonsense readme.txt and a step by step guide setup.txt in which are explained how you can add this in your D-mod.

Overall this is a very good worked out weapon and I wonder why no D-mod – as far as I know - has ever used it.