The Fatso Fighter is an attack aircraft that appears in Serious Sam 2.
The Fatso Fighter is an impressive ship designed by Mental's Toyoda factories. It has a unique design where the laser guns are recharged by the ship's engines, giving it unlimited ammo. It can also be equipped to be flown remotely.
Fatso Fighters first appear in Riverdance.
Attacks and stats
The Fatso's only attack is to shoot lasers when it sees the target while flying, then fly back and do it again.
A variation of this enemy is spawned by the Mental Institution. In the first wave they will charge towards the player and blow up when they hit the ground.
- The RAPTOR Sniper Rifle is very effective against this enemy, as it can destroy it in two shots, and has the range needed to reach it.
- If the player has decent aim and dual wields the Auto Shotgun, they can also destroy Fatso Fighters with it.
- Other weapons are not effective against the fighter because of its speed, small size and how far away it is from the player.
- Unlike their bigger cousin, the fighter will not respawn if destroyed, so the player should try to take it out whenever they get a chance.
- Despite the large amount of lasers they fire, constantly moving forwards or backwards will let the player easily dodge all of its lasers. Strafing sideways works as well, but there's a chance that a laser or two may hit the player.
- When paired with other enemies, the Fatso is a mere nuisance once the player has figured out what location the Fatso is firing at and avoids that location. However, in small locations, they are much more deadly because the player will have little room to avoid their lasers, so in that case, they should be taken out ASAP before they rack up too much damage.
Behind the scenes
- The Fatso Fighter was originally going to be featured in Serious Sam 1 as a flying robot, but it was cut before the game was released.
- Its name is a derogatory term for someone who is overweight or fat.
- The Toyoda factory is a parody of the Japanese real-life Toyota Motor Corporation.
List of appearances
- Serious Sam 2 (First appearance) (non-canonical appearance)