9 Games Where You Use Food as a Weapon

When you were growing up, you probably had at least one instance of your parents telling you not to play with your food. It's hard to resist the urge; when something fits perfectly in your hand or can be easily flung long distances with a spoon, you get a powerful urge to misuse it.

While flinging mashed carrots or smacking someone with a stale baguette is often frowned upon in real life, in the realm of gaming, there are quite a few instances where the term "food fight" becomes much more literal.

9 Min-Min's Noodle ARMS — ARMS

When the ARMS phenomenon manifests in someone, it usually takes the form of something related to their personality. Master Mummy has his bandages, Twintelle has her fabulous hair, and so on. In Min-Min's case, the most important thing in the world to her is her family's ramen restaurant, which is probably why, when her ARMS manifest, they took the form of stretchy ramen noodles, complete with fish cakes!

Whether these ARMS are actually edible is anyone's guess, though Min-Min would probably prefer you not try to take a bite out of her. If you want some ramen, she'll get you some.

8 The Ham Bat — Don't Starve

The idea of pummeling someone with an oversized ham shank has, for some reason, become a staple of pop culture. It's big, it's hefty, and it has a perfect natural grip; what else are you gonna do but clobber someone with it? In Don't Starve, you can craft one of these not for eating purposes, but for melee purposes.

The Ham Bat has unlimited durability, able to withstand as many beatings as you're willing to use it for, but it'll spoil after ten days and become unusable. Well, if you're not eating it anyway, what does it matter if it's spoiled or not?

7 Ninja Gum Weapons — Ninjala

The World Ninja Association had been researching ways to awaken latent ninja genes in the world's populace. The solution they ultimately came up with was Ninja Gum, a special kind of bubblegum that, when chewed, unlocks one's latent abilities to use ninjutsu.

Additionally, though, Ninja Gum can serve as a kind of conduit for ninjutsu; by blowing it up and shaping it with your hands, it can transform into a variety of surprisingly strong weapons, including bats, hammers, drills, and more. Maybe don't put it back in your mouth after you hit someone with it, though.

6 The Holy Mackerel And The Mad Milk — Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is absolutely chock-full of bizarre weaponry that by all means shouldn't work at all, and yet very much does. Two particular food-based examples of this weirdness are both utilized by the Scout: the Holy Mackerel and the Mad Milk.

The Holy Mackerel is a large fish wrapped in newspaper that's used as a bludgeoning weapon. It's functionally identical to the Scout's usual bat, but if you kill someone with it, it's registered as a "Fish Kill" for bragging rights. The Mad Milk, meanwhile, is a bottle of what we sincerely hope is dairy milk that, when thrown at an enemy, returns all damage you inflict on them as health. You know what they say, it does a body good.

5 The Chef Class — Yakuza: Like A Dragon

In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Ichiban and his friends can learn different skillsets by applying for jobs at the local hiring center. Through the lens of Ichiban's Dragon Quest-addled brain, these skills become deadly combat abilities. One job you can pick up (with no prior training, strangely) is Chef, which makes extensive use of cookware, cutlery, and cooking techniques in its fighting style.

Despite what you may expect, this job doesn't use a lot of actual food in its fighting style, but there is one exception: the Peppermill Blow. It's exactly what it sounds like: take out an oversized pepper grinder and clock someone upside the head with it.

4 The Frozen Speartuna — Monster Hunter World

Not unlike beating someone with a ham shank, the idea of utilizing a swordfish as a stabbing weapon is another notion of edible weaponry that has embedded itself in the public's consciousness. If you hold something long with a point at the end, you'll want to poke something with it whether it's a stick or a fish.

The Frozen Speartuna in Monster Hunter World is one such example of weaponized swordfish, though it's not wielded in the way you'd expect. Rather than a spear, you hold it by its pointed nose and swing the body around like a great sword. That must be some seriously icy seafood.

3 Kazooie's Eggs — Banjo-Kazooie

In Banjo-Kazooie, one of the earliest moves Bottles teaches the titular duo is the ability to launch blue eggs. Specifically, Kazooie can both launch eggs straight ahead of Banjo, or drop them behind him out of her… other end.

While they are effective as concussive weapons, there have been several instances where Kazooie has fed her eggs to someone, and they have been noted to be quite tasty. In Banjo-Tooie, Kazooie gets the ability to launch more kinds of eggs, though considering these eggs are either pure elements or heavy ordinance, they probably aren't as tasty.

2 The Kongs' Guns — Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, Kong Family friend Funky Kong takes a break from air travel to run a weapon supply store. Gotta keep up with changing markets and all that. Funky has unique, hand-made ranged weaponry for all the Kongs, expertly crafted from the finest jungle wood.

Of course, he doesn't have access to things like bullets, so instead, each gun fires a different kind of edible ammunition. Donkey Kong uses the Coconut Shooter, Diddy uses the Peanut Popguns, Lanky uses the Grape Shooter, and Chunky uses the Pineapple Launcher. The only exception to this is Tiny Kong, whose crossbow launches sharpened feathers.

1 Nuka Cola Weapons — Fallout Series

Before the Great War of the Fallout universe, the most popular beverage in the United States was Nuka-Cola, a soft drink with a refreshing(ly addictive) flavor profile. A batch of Nuka-Cola is made with a very particular cocktail of chemical ingredients, and upsetting that balance can make the drink highly volatile. It's for this reason that Nuka-Cola lends itself well to weaponry. The most obvious example of this is the Nuka Grenade, an improvised explosive device loaded with Nuka-Cola.

There's also the Thirst Zapper, a water pistol-turned-firearm thanks to the caustic and explosive spurts of Nuka-Cola it launches. Don't even get us started on Nuka-Cola Quantum, which contains actual radioactive isotopes.

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